# Mrs. Lori Ferris

Phone: 480-472-5302

Welcome to Kindergarten!!

I am thrilled to be teaching Kindergarten! This is my eighth year in Kinder.  I taught first grade for the prior 15 years.  Before that, I was a substitute for MPS and subbed at Edison many times for those two years.  Prior to that I was a student at MCC and then ASU where I received my degree in Early Childhood Education.

I am so excited to work with your child as they learn and grow into young learners! I look forward to working with you as well to help your child engage in their learning. I have high expectations for both behavior and learning so we can have the best classroom environment possible.

## Our Math Curriculum

For websites that practice reading, math and writing skills, please visit this webpage!

Here is a link to a website that follows along with our math book!

Our expectation for our students will include the following:

• Recognize, name and write numbers from 0-20
• Count to 100 by ones and tens
• Count objects in sets and with one-to-one correspondence
• Compare sets of objects
• Compare and classify objects
• Identify and describe attributes of 2-D and 3-D shapes
• Analyze and compare 2-D and 3-D shapes
• Solve addition and subtraction problems within 10 using objects or drawings
• Fluently add and subtract within 5

Websites that support these skills are included below:

For websites that practice reading, math and writing skills, please visit this webpage!

The Harcourt Reading Series is what we use for our reading curriculum. Every student will be given the Reading assessment 3 times a year: the 2nd week of school, the beginning of December, and at the end of the school year.

Our expectations for every student are for them to be able to recognize and name each letter of the alphabet, as well as produce the sound each letter makes, by December. This letter/sound knowledge will be expanded to include long vowels during the semester. Students will learn to read words that have a long vowel with a silent e.

Students will also be expected to read a group of high frequency words. We call these "popcorn words" because they should be able to just look at them and have the word "pop" into their head! These words are:

High Frequency Words: a, my, the, like, go, we, on, to, you, have, do, what, look, come, for, me, little, are, here, see, and, is

Color Words: brown, black, yellow, red, blue, green, orange, purple, pink, white

Number Words: zero through ten

Websites that support these skills are included below: