Welcome to Ms. McGroarty's Page!
to my webpage! Below you will find information about your child's learning experience in Kindergarten.
Our Daily Schedule
8:40-9:05 Opening Exercises – attendance, pledge to the flag, morning seat work
9:05- 9:20 Calendar Activities - weather activities, and some fun math activities
9:20-9:50 Language Arts – whole group instruction of reading skills such as; letter names/sounds, concepts of print, rhyming, and sound blending
9:50-10:20 Centers/Small Groups – Students will be engaged in independent and teacher directed small group activities. Skills will include phonics, writing, listening, art, etc.
10:30-11:00 Writing – our goal is for each child to enjoy writing and to begin little by little to understand how to become a better writer
11:00-11:30 Math – whole group instruction of math skills such as; comparisons, sorting, classifying, numbers, shapes, patterns, measuring, problem solving, addition and subtraction, counting, writing numbers and using calculators.
12:30-1:00 Science/Social Studies/Character Education – this time is used to discuss topics including holidays, parts of plants, friendship, as well as many other topics
1:00- 1:50 Literature- literature themes will be used to teach comprehension skills (predicting, identifying characters and setting, etc.) as well as concepts of print.
1:50-2:35 Special – Check weekly newsletters for the Special schedule
2:35- 2:50 Snack Time – Everyday we have snack time in our room for 15min. Please be sure to provide a healthy snack each day for your child to enjoy. They may also bring in a clear juice or water.
2:50- 3:15 Structured Play – students will gain social experiences, practice responsibility, and form peer relations. Often these play times are teacher directed.