• Welcome to Kindergarten/1st grade                                   

    Name: Tammi Steele
    Email Address: tmsteele@k12.wv.us  
    Phone number: (304) 383-4849
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    About Me
     I live at Maybeury, WV with my husband Joe and our two sons Joey and Matt.  I have lived in Mcdowell county for much of my life. I graduated from Bluefield State College. I just completed my masters in Reading from Concord University this past spring. I have been teaching at Anawalt Elementary  for the past nine years. This is my first year in kindergarten and first grade. I am excited about the change.
     
     Classroom Management
    Inside my classroom, I make sure to to keep a safe, caring and positive environment for the children to learn. We have class expectations that we all follow daily.
     
    At the end of Kindergarten, your child should be able to do the following:

    Reading:

    • Ask/answer questions about key details of a literary or informational text.
    • Describe characters, setting and major events of a story using illustrations and details.
    • Blend sounds and read CVC word
    • Identify high frequency words.
    • Identify beginning, middle and ending sounds of words.
    • Read with purpose and understanding.

    Writing: 

    • Speak and write in complete sentences.
    • Print all upper and lowercase letters.
    • Use capitalization and punctuation correctly.
    • Spell sight words correctly.
    • Create simple sentences.

     Math: 

    • Read, write and order numbers 0-20.
    • Count to 100 by ones and tens.
    • Add/subtract within 5 fluently.
    • Add/subtract within 10 using objects.
    • Identify equations that make 10 (9+1, 4+6, 5+5).
    • Know and understand place value (tens and ones).
    • Identify 2-D and 3-D shapes.
    • Compare sets of objects with numbers.  

    IN OUR KINDERGARTEN CLASSROOM 

    Anawalt Elementary staff will work with students and their families to support students’ success in the Next Generation Standards for reading and math. 

    Some of our key connections with families will be:  

    • Students and teachers will track student data through the use of a data binder.
    • Teachers will send home a “word wall” (high frequency word) list for each reading unit.  They will also provide families a list of the targeted reading skills for each story.
    • Teachers will also send home a parent/student friendly list of math and reading standards that must be met by the end of kindergarten.
    • Teachers will participate in after-school student/parent conferences, and math/reading night.
    • Teachers/students will set math and reading goals and monitor their progress.
    • Parent/teacher communications, signed papers, and homework will be sent home with the child in their student homework folder each week. 

    AT HOME 

    Anawalt Elementary staff and parents jointly developed ideas about how families can support students’ success in reading and math.  

    Some of our key at-home activities will be:  

    • Check the student homework folder each night and make sure homework is complete.
    • Monitor student progress.
    • Review letter names and letter sounds.
    • Review the high frequency words with my child through oral practice, games, flashcards, etc.
    • Read a story with my child each day and ask comprehension questions to be sure they understand the story.
    • Work with my child to identify and write numbers 0-20.
    • Practice addition and subtraction within 10.
    • Attend parent conferences and parent activities. 

    Anawalt Students

    Anawalt Elementary School students, staff and parents jointly developed these key ideas to make our children successful in reading and math.  Connections between home and school: 

    • Practice high frequency words daily.
    • Practice math facts daily.
    • Practice reading daily.
    • Complete homework assignments.
    • Monitor student reading and math goals. 

     

    A snapshot of things your child should be able to do by the end of 1st Grade.

     

    Reading: 

    • Ask/answer questions about key details of a literary or informational text.
    • Describe characters, setting and major events of a story using illustrations and details.
    • Read on grade level ( 47wpm) with comprehension.
    • Identify the main idea of a selection.
    • Identify text features (headings, table of contents, glossary, etc.)
    • Read words with vowel teams.
    • Read words and recognize if words have long/short vowel sounds.
    • Blend sounds.
    • Identify beginning, middle and ending sounds of words.
    • Chunk words into syllables.
    • Read with purpose and understanding. 

    Writing:

    • Write an opinion piece: topic/name of book, opinion about topic/book, reasons for opinions, closing sentence.
    • Write an informational piece:  topic, facts about topic, closing.
    • Produce and publish writing pieces.
    • Gather information to produce a writing project.
    • Speak and write in complete sentences.
    • Print all upper and lowercase letters.
    • Produce asking, telling and exclamatory sentences.
    • Use capitalization and punctuation correctly.
    • Spell sight words correctly.

    Math: 

    • Read, write and order numbers to 120.
    • Add/subtract basic facts fluently.
    • Compare numbers using >, <, =.
    • Know and understand place value (tens and ones).
    • Find 10 more or less than a number without counting.
    • Order objects by length.
    • Tell time to hour and ½ hour.
    • Organize data and interpret graphs.
    • Use attributes to build/draw shapes. 

    As a teacher, I will: 

    •  Create an inviting and safe learning environment.
    • Communicate with students and their families through weekly newsletters, e-mail, telephone, and by my classroom website.
    •  Provide resources for parents and students to encourage learning at home. (examples: homework, websites, etc.) 

    As a parent, I will support my child’s learning at home by: 

    • Checking the student homework folder each night and make sure homework is    complete.
    • Discussing my child’s math and reading goals and monitoring their progress.
    • Reviewing the high frequency words for each story with my child .
    • Reading  a story with my child each day and asking comprehension questions to be sure they understand the story.
    • Working with my child to read, write numbers to 120.
    • Practicing basic math facts to develop fluency.
    • Attending parent conferences and parent activities. 

    As a Comet student I will: 

    • Practice high frequency words daily.
    • Practice math facts daily.
    • Practice reading daily.
    • Complete homework assignments.
     
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    We are looking forward to the 2018-2019 school year!

     

     

     

     
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Last Modified on August 27, 2018