About the Teacher/Welcome Msg
My name is Leslie Harville. This is my twenty sixth year to teach in DeSoto County Schools. I have taught kindergarten for twenty one 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 three years. We have 4 children and two AMAZING grand daughter. We are an incredibly busy family but love every minute of it!
8:50-9:10 -Saxon/whole group phonics
10:50-11:15-Lunch (table 6)
12:20-1:00- Envision Math
1:00-1:15- Complete Centers
1:15-1:25 - Snack
2:00-2:30- Rest time
2:30-2:45- Pack up/Closure
see curriculum guide link at the bottom of the home page
This nine weeks, we will:
- All Letters (A-Z): (practice letter sound, printing, and identifying)
- Practice Names: recognizing, printing, and spelling first name orally
- With prompting & support, ask & answer questions about key details in a text. (non-fiction & fiction)
- Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).
- Identify the front cover, back cover, & title page of a book.
- Use a combination of drawing, dictating, & writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book (e.g., My favorite book is...).
- Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics & texts with peers & adults in small & large group.
- Follow agreed rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others & taking turns speaking about the topics & texts under discussion).
- Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
- Demonstrate understanding of frequently occurring verbs & adjectives by relating them to their opposites (antonyms).
- Identify real-life connections between words & their use (e.g., note places at school that are colorful).
1st Nine Weeks Math Skills:
- Count to 10 by ones.
- Write numbers 0-5. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-5.
- Count & work with numbers 0-5. This is one-to-one correspondence.
- Work with numbers 0-5 in a line and an array.
- Introduce vocabulary greater than, less than, & equal to.
- Introduce measurable attributes of objects.
- Introduce comparisons of two objects.
- Classify & sort objects into given categories.
- Solve addition problems to 5 with the result/total unknown.
- Describe objects by their position.
- Correctly name two-dimensional shapes.
- Identify & sort shapes as "flat" or "solid."
You can help by reviewing these skills at home.
Practice handwriting daily at home; make sure to form each letter or number from the top to the bottom.
This week we will read books about monsters going to school. We will continue reviewing classroom procedures and rules.
We will focus on the letter Ll.
We will also continueworking on orinting first names correctly. make sure your child only has a capital letter at the beginning of the name.
We are focusing on counting objects 0-5, sorting, identifying shapes and colors.
Don't forget to purchase the class field trip shirt and join the PTO.