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Welcome to Mrs. Martino's Kindergarten Class!!!

Welcome to our kindergarten class webpage!  Thanks for stopping by.  Communication between the teacher and parents is very important.  This webpage will allow you to remain up to date with all of our fun and enriching class activities and projects!  I hope you enjoy exploring our class webpage!  Please make sure to check back monthly to learn more about what we have been working on and upcoming topics and skills to prepare for!

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What's happening in kindergarten?
 

 During the month of May, the kindergarten students read a variety of Mo Willems' books to study author's craft, or style features. The children got to apply what they found in these stories during writing workshop, when they wrote their own stories to review narrative features.  Word study centered around words beginning with consonant blends.  In math, they grouped tens and ones to form two digit numbers.  They also colored spaces on "tens frames" to show place value.  Addition and subtraction were also reviewed.  The kindergarten students concluded their study of magnets this month.  The Smart Max and MagnaTiles magnetic building pieces were favorites!  Another highlight was our Cinco de Mayo celebration at the beginning of the month.  The students' favorite part of May, however, was likely their field trip to the Garden State Discovery Museum.  The children enjoyed a great variety of interactive exhibits as well as an attention-grabbing show about the science behind bubbles.

 

 It is hard to believe that kindergarten will soon be coming to an end.  This last month will surely be a busy one.  During the month of June, the students will apply their reading skills by informally performing "readers' theater" scripts.  Math activities will review concepts from the kindergarten year, and students will begin to draw maps.  Additional weekly themes will focus on the ocean and summer fun.  Everyone is looking forward to our kindergarten musical performance, Kindergarten Through the Year.  Each kindergarten student will receive a certificate at this time.  What a perfect way to end the school year!

 

 

 

  

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My Teaching Philosophy

 

  My fundamental goal of teaching is to foster a love of learning in each child that crosses my path.  I achieve this goal by targeting the specific learning styles of my students and creating fun and enriching activities that meet our daily objectives.  I also believe that my students thrive in a nurturing and compassionate environment.  We work hard to build our classroom into a community of learners who care deeply for one another.  If I could instill just one value to my students it would be that learning never ends!  My students see  how much we all learn, including me, each day.  Through these daily experiences they learn to become life-long learners!  Teaching is my passion and I believe you should be passionate about the things you love most!

 

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Meet Mrs. Martino...

Hi!  My name is Mrs. Martino and I am very excited to be your classroom teacher this year! 

A little about me~  My first name is Jennifer.  I am married and I have two daughters named Alyssa and Ashley.  If you are in my class, you will be hearing a lot about them. :)  I live in Bordentown, NJ.  I went to The College of New Jersey where I majored in Elementary Education and Spanish.  I have been teaching at Clara Barton Elementary School in Bordentown for 10 years and I love it.