Welcome to Kindergarten

With Ms. Butts

Hello Kindergarten Parents!

In hopes of helping both you and your young student to prepare for the upcoming year of kindergarten I have included some information that I think may be helpful to you.
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About Ms. Butts

My name is Erin Butts and this will be my first year teaching in my own classroom. I went to Ohio University of Zanesville where I obtained my degree in Early Childhood Education. My passion for children and their desire to learn and grow is what lead to become a teacher. Along with my passion for teaching I also enjoy the outdoors, horseback riding, water skiing and spending time with close family and friends.

I am looking forward to meeting all of you and your children and getting to know everyone as we progress through the school year together.

Please feel free to contact me

My Philosophy for Teaching

My teaching philosophy is one that is based off of a constructivist approach
  • Children need to be able to learn and explore what interest them
  • The children must be actively involved in their learning
  • Learning builds off of previous knowledge
  • The children need to be independent learns who are actively engaged
  • Learning has to be student centered with the teachers as facilitators to the learning

What Your Child Will Need

  • Pencils
  • Washable Markers
  • Glue/ glue sticks
  • Crayons
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil Box
  • Erasers
  • Folders
  • Ruler

How to Prepare

  • Get a good nights sleep
  • Start practicing getting up and getting ready before the first day
  • Prepare the backpack the night before
  • Eat a good breakfast
  • Answer their questions
  • Support their independence
  • Show excitement for their new adventure
  • Be positive about school


Below I have included a link with 10 things you can do to help you prepare your child

Some of What We Will Learn About this Year

I hope you found this information helpful and I look forward having a great and exciting school year with you and your child!