Leslie Harville


Leslie Harville

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My name is Leslie Harville.  This is my twenty nineth year to teach in DeSoto County Schools. I have taught kindergarten for twenty four years, 6th grade Language Arts for three years and Pre-First for two years. I love my job! The honesty, sincerity and innocence of children always amazes me.

After graduating from Hatley High School in 1989, I attended Itawamba Community College for two years. Thankfully, my education was paid through dance and academic scholarships.  After receiving an AA in elementary education from ICC, I transferred to Mississippi State University where I graduated Magma Cum Laude in 1993 with a degree in elementary education. When I graduated from college, I moved to Desoto County to begin teaching.

My husband, Tim, and I have been married for twenty six years.  We have 4 children and three AMAZING grand daughters.  We are an incredibly busy family but love every minute of it! 


Sight Word List

red                 one               my        by

yellow            two              a           for

blue                three           the        did

green              four             in          her   

brown             five              we        him

black               six               like       not

white               seven          to         are

gray                 eight           and       for

pink                 nine            can        from

purple             ten              me         is

orange            be               come     up

zero                 I                   he          have

how                 get              said        look

little                 you             no           play

go                    am              do           has

all                     as               want       with

yes                   went           on           at

see                  was             an            will




August 22-26

Kinder Literacy story of the weekHuggapotamus  ( You can watch the read a loud with your child on YouTube.)

Vocabulary words:

Delight – great pleasure or joy

Skidded - suddenly slide sideways

Spotted – notice or catch sight of

Sigh - breath out a long breath

Waddle – walk in short steps back and forth

Focus reading standard of the week: 

RL.K.3 – With prompting and support, the student will be able to identify characters, setting and major events in the story.

Essential questions for the week:

Who are the characters in the story?

What is the problem that needs solved?

What is a friend?

Fundations phonics: We will focus on the letters Bb and Ff

Continue working on any letters your child missed on the letter screeners.

Continue printing your first name correctly each night.


We will be counting to 10 and making sets of 5









Morning Routine

Morning routine:

Calendar:  https://www.starfall.com/h/holiday/calendar/?t=289413357

Counting: https://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html   We use this website to count to 100, count by tens. count by fives.  Then We will randomly splat a number and discuss it. 

For example: 48 "What is the name of the number?"  48 

"Which number is in the ones place?"  8

"Which number is in the tens place?"  4


We are also working with numbers 11-12.  For example, show your child the number 12.  make sure he can count 12 items(pieces of cereal, pennies, buttons)  Repeat that with all numbers 11-20.  The children also need to practice printing numbers 1-20.


This is our story for this week.




After we review our sight words and read our story, we review our sounds.  Here are a few songs we sing:






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