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?
Welcome to my kindergarten class! We are going to learn a lot this year and have so much fun!
Where We’ve Been…
In October, the kindergarten students worked with letters of the week. They began to recognize two weekly letters, print the letters, and identify and produce their sounds. The students began to fill their word wall with newly introduced sight words. It was fun to read and respond to books containing themes related to the sounds! During reading workshop, students learned four ways to share with their new reading partners. The kindergarteners applied their letter sound knowledge during writing workshop by labeling pictures and writing lots of lists. They helped me decide what to buy for trick-or-treats!
In math, the following concepts were reviewed and introduced: numbers 1-19, sorting, graphing, patterns, comparing coins, measurement, and shapes.
In science, the students observed seasonal changes, trees, and weather conditions. Our trip to Shady Brook Farm was the perfect opportunity to see one of the seasonal crops in person. We had such fun picking pumpkins!
In social studies, students enjoyed learning firsthand about the role of a special community helper – the firefighter – during a visit from the Consolidated Firehouse. The Halloween parade and party provided the perfect conclusion to a fun and busy month.
Where We’re Going…
In November, the kindergarten students will continue to learn letter sounds, sight words, and more in-depth rhyming instruction. Writing workshop lessons will focus on proper spacing between words and using correct letter formation while writing personal narratives, or “small moments” stories. During math activities, they will explore teen numbers and pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters.
The kindergarten children will use their direction following skills to complete turkey, pilgrim and Native American related craft projects. They will culminate their study of the first Thanksgiving with a grade level feast. What a wonderful way to apply the content of our November nutrition unit in science!
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!
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 13 years. I am very involved in our school and community. If you see me around town please say hello, my family loves meeting my new students and seeing my past students. :)
Get to know Mrs. Martino...
My favorite color: yellow
My favorite food: macaroni and cheese
My favorite animal(s): Maltese dogs and bunnies
My favorite things to do: spend time with my family and RUN
My favorite place: Disney World!!!
Fun Fact: My husband drives a racecar!!!