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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!

 

What's happening in kindergarten?

 

 

In April, the kindergarten students read different types of patterned texts and practiced being “avid readers” who read as often as possible.  Featured authors were Laura Numeroff and Eric Carle. They shared poetry from home for Poetry Month, and they prepared to share their best examples of opinion writing.    Math lessons were focused on reviewing addition, subtraction, number stories, 3D shapes, and place value. The students enjoyed observing goldfish and guppies during our science unit.  They also studied cardinal directions on maps. The kindergarteners proudly shared their beautiful and creative art work with family members and the community during our school wide art event, and their enthusiasm for art carried over into many seasonal April crafts.    

 

As the kindergarten year quickly approaches the end, the students will be completing many units of study.  Guided reading groups will continue to practice sounding out words and using picture clues. They will also continue to build on their sight word vocabulary.  Word sorts will progress to include initial consonant blends. Writing instruction will feature a review of narrative story writing. In math, the kindergarteners will have a spiral review of all topics in order to prepare for year-end assessments.  In Social Studies, the children will learn about Memorial Day and the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo. In science, the students will continue to compare and contrast pairs of animals. A fun experience for the month will be a field trip to the Philadelphia Zoo to observe and learn even more about animals.  May will certainly be a learning-packed month!

 

 

 

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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.  Successful teachers form a partnership with parents, and it is my goal to work together to provide each of my students the most successful kindergarten year possible.  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.   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 12 years and I love it.