Welcome to Kindergarten at Noah Webster Schools!
Kindergarten is an exciting time for teachers, students and parents! Come Kindergarten, your child will be ready to take the world by storm! By this time, they’ll be comfortable being away from home all day and used to the classroom environment. Your child will continue to work with the latest technologies to better improve their education, enhance the curriculum they are learning and have fun while doing so.
During the school year, your kindergartner will venture away from the traditional classroom setting and discover new ways of learning by attending scheduled field trips. Accompanied by volunteered chaperones and teachers, field trips are a great way to transmit the topics, subjects and overall curriculum taught in-class to the real world.
In Kindergarten math, we promote the usage of math manipulatives to teach students math in a visually engaging way. We also use Envision Math to teach students basic math concepts through:
- Problem-based instruction
- Small group interaction
- Visual learning
All Kindergarten students will have access to A , our online homework portal.
Your child will learn partner, group and independent reading, while being reinforced to participate in at home reading as well. We incorporate our Noah Webster Schools chart sounds program, paired with the McGraw-Hill phonics, into the Kindergarten curriculum. Your child will have access to A , our online homework portal, as well as a variety of other Internet resources.
We follow the McGraw-Hill manuscript to introduce and teach students the basics of penmanship. We also use Thinking Maps—visual tools used to map out thinking based on eight cognitive skills—throughout the school, providing a common visual language between students and teachers.
Students will learn to spell short/long vowel words, high-frequency words, and words with rules. They will also learn how to “write from the beginning” in which the student will draw a picture of an event, and then work on writing out a sentence, using inventive spelling, explaining what is happening in the picture.
At Noah Webster Schools, we follow PASI. Also known as Phonological Awareness Screener for Intervention, PASI is used to teach and assess Kindergarten students on the following:
- Beginning and ending sounds
- Deletion and addition of beginning and ending sounds
All students participate in physical education classes at least once a week. Classes focus on competency of motor skills and performance of physical activities in order to achieve and maintain health-enhancing levels of fitness. Positive social interaction is embedded into instruction while promoting the value of physical activity.
All students participate in music classes at least once a week. Students create meaning and expression through the use of listening, performing and improvisational skills. Students are introduced to the elements and theory of music and musical instruments.
Noah Webster offers an online cataloging system. Destiny Quest allows students to browse Noah Webster Schools Library’s entire collection and place a hold on their final selection. The book will then be delivered to the student’s classroom within 3-4 business days. Reference materials are also available.
Noah Webster Schools has implemented Art Masterpiece to introduce artists and styles from diverse cultures and time periods. Students are taught to use classic and modern techniques in order to create artwork to communicate ideas, meanings, and/or purposes.
Kindergarten Supply List
Welcome to Kindergarten! Remember to label all of your student’s belongings (jacket, water bottle, backpack, and lunch box) with first and last name. This will help locate them should personal items become lost. Please do not buy backpacks with wheels because they are difficult to store. Also, please make sure backpacks are regular sized.
You do not have to put your child’s name on any of the items listed below because we will add them to a classroom supply. All community items that you are able to purchase at this time may be dropped off at Open House or sent in with your student during the first week of school. If you are unable to fulfill the entire list, please feel free to send classroom supplies throughout the year.
Supply List—Please bring with you to Open House
- 8 boxes ofCrayola crayons
- 1 box colored pencils
- 1 box thin markers
- 8 Elmers glue sticks
- 2 boxes of #2 pencils (Ticonderoga Preferred)
- 1 pkg. pink erasers
- 1 pair of child scissors
- 2 Composition notebooks, any color
- 2 Five-Star (or very durable) folders without prongs
- 1 pkg. Expo Markers (thin or broad tip)
- 1 water color palette with paint brush
- 1 select-a-size paper towel roll
- 3 pkgs. baby wipes
- 1box Kleenex
- 1 box quart sized ziplock baggies
- 1 large bag M&M's, Skittles or Starburst
**All items must be non-toxic.
**Noah Webster Schools does not accept bottles of hand sanitizer; however, we will be collecting a $2.00 donation for hand sanitizer.
Your donations are greatly appreciated!!!
As the first day of school approaches we have parents ask us if there is anything that they can do to help get their child(ren) ready for kindergarten. Below you will find a helpful list of things that you may work on with your child(ren) to help ensure they are prepared for their first day of school.
• Tie their shoes
• Properly blow their nose
• Wash their hands, good hygiene practices
• Hold a pencil correctly
• Pack and unpack backpack by themselves
• Recognize numbers 1-10
• Write their name properly, first letter capitalized and the rest lowercase
• Recognize their name
• Identify shapes
• Identify colors
• Encourage coloring
• Recognize numbers and letters out of sequence
• Say the ABC’s
• Put on and zip jackets by themselves
• Button/zip pants
• Boys: how to use a urinal properly because the kindergarten boys bathroom has one in there
• Hold scissors properly and cut with scissors
• Count together with your child to practice verbal counting skills
• Please try not to send things in their lunches that they cannot open themselves
Kindergarten Teaching Team
Noah Webster Schools
I just wanted to take a moment to say how much we appreciate Noah Webster School. Our daughter is in Miss Tice's Kindergarten class and talk about one amazing teacher! I never could have expected to have such a warm, energetic and compassionate teacher for our daughter. She puts so much energy and time into each day of learning, and my daughter literally cries if she is sick and cannot go to school. We look forward to our school adventure with Noah Webster. You all are a blessing to our family.
An excerpt from a 6th grade alumni to his 6th grade teacher: "I just wanted to thank you for pushing me and my classmates as hard as you did. I recently took a math test to determine whether or not I should be placed in an advanced seventh grade class. Just yesterday, the results were received, my work was dubbed exceptional and they wish to place me in a freshman algebra class in high school! Of course I wasn't the only one to do so, but one of the few. Thank you so much for everything, you will never be forgotten."
On the first day of school, while I was walking down the hall, I was kind of nervous because it was a new school. But when I walked in the classroom, I recognized some people I already knew, and that made me feel a bit better. I have learned so many things this year, such as integers, Ancient Greece, and oxymorons. I have also learned things that will help me be a better person. I learned that respect is one of the most important qualities to have in life. My teacher is wonderful. She has empathy (most of the time) for us. She knows what it’s like to be in different kinds of situations, she knows how to cheer someone up, or make them feel regretful (when we misbehave). She understands our problems and gives us advice on how to solve them, whether it’s from personal problems to math or reading problems. We went on a lot of field trips this year. My favorite one was the Water Day field trip at the Mesa Campus! We got to go on different water slides. I had so much fun sliding down the 40 foot tall Rhino slide and high-fiving everyone when I reached the bottom! Everyday has been a different day, which I enjoy. I will always remember my experience in 6th grade here at Noah Webster Schools.