About the Teacher/Welcome Msg
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
Kinder Literacy story of the week: Huggapotamus ( You can watch the read a loud with your child on YouTube.)
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
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: