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Mrs. Christa Allen - Kindergarten

 

Christa Allen
Kindergarten
At Evergreen Academy since 2013

Education: After earning a B.A. in Liberal Studies with a focus on elementary education from California State University at Sacramento I went on to secure my elementary teaching credential from Chapman University. I hold a credential in both California and Washington State.

Experience: I have been a classroom teacher for 17 years. My experience is in both primary and secondary grades and with Gifted And Talented Education (G.A.T.E.) students.  I enjoy teaching kindergarten and working with Evergreen families!

Passions and Interests: I enjoy working with children and helping them reach for their dreams through their education. I believe every child should be valued and treated with respect. An education should empower a child and help him or her make a positive contribution to our world. I look forward to working with you and child this year. When I am not teaching I enjoy spending time with my husband and family. My interest include hiking, boating, reading and gardening.

Updated Saturday 11-14-2020 08:34pm

Classroom Notes

THIS WEEK IN KINDERGARTEN…

This week has been full and action-packed. We talked about history, using terms like pastpresent, and future. As Thanksgiving approaches, we will be reading stories about Pilgrims and exploring more about how things have changed over time. This is an abstract concept for children, but using these vocabulary words and discussing your child’s personal history may help them to understand.

Can you believe that today is the fiftieth day of Kindergarten?! Zero the Hero visited us and brought us an adding game that we played with dice. We practiced subitizing and counting on to find the sums.

At home, you created some amazing turkey disguises! Those little turkeys will be so thankful not to get caught before Thanksgiving day! And of course, we have been wrapping up the first trimester of Kindergarten here at Evergreen. Portfolios are being assembled, grades calculated, and report cards written. We are really looking forward to sharing with you all the hard work your child has done this trimester.

HOMEWORK

November is here and so is kindergarten homework! The students are very excited to have this responsibility and we hope this enthusiasm will continue all year. The purpose of homework is to review and reinforce concepts that we have taught at school. My intention is that it become a link between home and school, giving parents a chance to see what students are learning and students the opportunity to practice what they have learned. At this point, children are more successful when parents work with them on the assignments (reading instructions, talking about activity, and reviewing the work). Homework should only take fifteen minutes or less each day in addition to nightly reading, which could be bedtime stories. Another option is to complete all but the daily reading on the weekend. Please let me know if homework is taking significantly longer than that or if something is unclear.

UPCOMING DATES & REMINDERS

Dates:

11/20 – Report Cards Sent Home

11/24 – Parent-Teacher Conference Day (via Zoom), No School

11/25-27 – Thanksgiving Holiday, No School

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