Ms. Freeman's Kindergarten Class

We're Leaping into Learning at Blackman Elementary School


Hello! Welcome to Kindergarten! My name is Shalette Freeman. I grew up in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. I graduated from MTSU with a Bachelor's Degree and attended Fisk University. in Nashville, Tennessee. I have taught in Nashville Public schools. I also taught first grade for 3 years at Blackman Elementary and the remainder has been in Kindergarten. I have two wonderful boys that I adore! I love to sing in my church choir, I love sports, good food, a good movie and I enjoy reading a good book. It is an honor and my priviledge to be your child's Teacher!


7:20-7:30- Greeting/ Prepare for the Day/

7:30-7:45- Morning Work/ Announcements/

7:50-8:10- Calendar Activities

8:10-9:00- Reading/L.A. Arts Block 1

9:00-9:15- Snack

9:20-9:50- Special Area

Day 1- P.E

Day 2- Music

Day 3- Guidance

Day 4- P.E

Day 5- Music

Day 6-Library

*Art-Monday only 11:45-12:30

9:50-10:20- RTI

10:20-11:00- Reading/L.A Arts/S.S/Science Block 2

11:05-11:30- Lunch

11:30-12:00- Recess

12:00-1:15- Math

1:15-1:45- Rest time

1:45-1:55- Pack up/Story

1:55-2:05- Dismissal

Kindergarten News

Reading/L.A- Thanksgiving

Phonics: Ii, Nn, Oo, Kk

Sight Words: I, can, the, we, see, a like, to

New Sight words: and, go, you

Writing: Practice writing First and last name, letters of the Alphabet, and complete sentences.

Math: Plane/Solid Shapes, Subtraction and Review Addition

S.S/Science- Pilgrims/Native American, All About Me Kit


Nov. 10- Progress Reports/Spirit Night @ Jet's Pizza

Nov. 17- Picture Retakes

Nov. 19- Thanksgiving Luncheon(11:05, Line 2)

Nov. 25-27- Thanksgiving Break




1. Have your child read aloud to you every night.

2. Choose a quiet place, free from distractions, for

your child to do his nightly reading assignments.

3. As your child reads, point out spelling and sound

patterns such as cat, pat, hat.

4. When your child reads aloud to you and makes a

mistake, point out the words she has missed and help

her to read the word correctly.

5. After your child has stopped to correct a word he

has read, have him go back and reread the entire sentence

from the beginning to make sure he understands

what the sentence is saying.

6. Ask your child to tell you in her own words what

happened in a story.

7. To check your child's understanding of what he is

reading, occasionally pause and ask your child questions

about the characters and events in the story.

8. Ask your child why she thinks a character acted in

a certain way and ask your child to support her

answer with information from the story.

9. Before getting to the end of a story, ask your child

what he thinks will happen next and why.

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Give your child plenty of opportunities to count:

• Play number games during everyday activities, such as counting the number of steps, the number of trucks

you see while driving, or counting the number of items going in the laundry.

• Read the calendar, and determine the number of days until an upcoming event.

• Young children can count the number of items that you bought at the store. If you buy multiples of 1 item

(such as 10 cans of catfood), practice counting by 2’s, 3’s, or higher numbers

• Have your child count the change needed to pay for an item.

• Watch your child play to understand her mathematical knowledge. When your child counts, does she touch

each object once? Is his voice in sync with his tag?

• Have your child distribute cookies or toys to family members, with each person getting an equal number

Help your child recognize shapes and size relationships:

• At the grocery store, ask your child to find items that are triangles, circles, rectangles, and other shapes.

• Ask your child to recognize or stack the groceries you bought by container shape or organize by size.

• Organize a scavenger hunt where your child has to find objects of different shapes

• Make snowflakes using symmetry. Fold a square piece of paper in half diagonally to make a triangle, then

fold in half 2 more times. Cut out small diamond or circular shapes from the edges, then unfold it.

Experiment with different numbers of folds and shapes.

Find ways to collect and organize information:

• Look around the house to find groups of 2 objects, like pairs of gloves or socks. Look for groups of 3’s, 4’s,

and on up to 10’s.

• Have your child help sort the laundry by various categories — by color, or by who an item belongs to.

• Take measurements for a project around the house.

• Using paper of different colors, make a paper chain with paper strips and tape. Encourage your child to

create patterns by repeating colors and numbers of rings in a regular order. This can be done in connection

with reading the calendar and counting down days to a special event.

• Collect objects in nature— leaves, rocks, shells and the like. When you get home, sort them by color, size,

or type. How many different categories can you find? How many objects are in more than 1 category?

Help your child develop reasoning skills:

• Help your child think about the permanence of a set. Put 6 pennies in a row, then change the arrangement.

Ask “did the quantity change?

Kindergartners love repetition and patterning, which fosters mathematical thinking. Clapping patterns help

your child discover sequences and predict what comes next.

Some family games that use kindergarten math skills:

• Many card games require counting and score keeping.

• Dice games and dominos help kids learn to quickly recognize groups of dots from 2 to 12.

• Play board games that involve counting squares, such as Chutes and Ladders.

• Tic Tac Toe and Connect Four build recognition of rows of 3 and 4 counters.