Welcome to Kindergarten!
Mrs. Hilary Turek
School Phone Number: (217) 897-1133
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for sharing your child with me this year! We will
have an exciting school year filled with love, laughter, and
most importantly-LEARNING! Our curriculum will expose
your child to a wide variety of activities and experiences
which will provide opportunities for social and academic
About Mrs. Turek
This will be my sixth year teaching, but my very first teaching Kindergarten! Prior to coming to Fisher, I was a Pre-Kindergarten teacher for the Decatur Public Schools. I graduated from Illinois State University with my degree in Early Childhood Education, and recently completed my Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
My husband and I currently live in Mahomet with our dog, Sam. In my free time I enjoy cooking, reading, and spending time with my family!
Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions or concerns. I am available via email, notes to school, a phone call, or face to face meeting. Please know, I want the relationship between home and school to be strong, and we are all in this together! I will also use the following ways to facilitate communication between home and school:
Daily folder-Your child will take home their “Home and School Communication Folder” each day. There will be space in this folder for you and I to write notes to one another if necessary.
Remind-This is a text message service that I will use on occasion to remind you about upcoming school/classroom events.
Weekly Newsletter- This will go home each Friday and contain highlights from the school week, a description of learning that is occurring in the classroom, and what is coming up.
Our Daily Schedule
Upon arrival at school your child should go to the cafeteria until the first bell at 8:05. The Kindergarten students will sit at the first table, just inside the cafeteria doors. There will be a teacher helping with supervision at this time. Please do not bring your child sooner than 8:00 A.M., but no later than 8:10 A.M. This will allow your child enough time to get to the classroom and complete their morning routine.
8:05-8:15: First bell at 8:05 and children are dismissed to classroom. They will complete their morning routine at this point. The rest of the morning will consist of morning meeting, reading workshop/stations, phonics work, recess, and any specials that we may have.
10:55-11:35: Lunch and Recess
11:35-2:55: Our afternoon will include quiet time, math workshop/stations, more reading work, science, social studies, recess, RtI (Response to Intervention) time, and any specials that we may have.
2:55: Dismissal-Kindergarten dismisses early. If you are picking up your child, please wait by the school office.
5 days/week: P.E.
2 days/week: Music and Library
1 day/week: Creative Endeavors, Computers, Guidance Counselor Lesson
Fisher Grade School has a school wide set of expectations known as the 3 R’s. The 3 R’s are: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Ready. These rules are enforced throughout the school and help provide the students with clear, consistent, and positive behavior guidelines.
Mr. Moxley rewards students for good behaviors with Good News Notes. The students love going to see the Principal with a Good News Note, and Mr. Moxley enjoys giving the kids a “pat on the back” for their great behavior, along with a little treat. We try our hardest to earn our Good News Notes! J
If a student is having difficultly following the 3 R’s, they may be sent to Mr. Moxley with a Discipline Referral (DR). You will be notified if this occurs.
In addition to the 3 R’s, we also have our own set of classroom expectations. In our classroom, students are expected to:
Be a Friend
Do their best work
Take care of their classroom and school
We review our classroom expectations each day during our Morning Meeting, and discuss them a lot at the beginning of the school year.
I use positive reinforcement and praise in my classroom. Students will be rewarded with stickers, stamps, an occasional piece of candy, and class rewards such as a special snack or popcorn party. I use Logical Consequences-meaning that I respond to a child’s misbehavior in a way that allows a child to fix and learn from their mistakes. We have a “Safe Place” in the classroom that students can visit if they may be having a difficult time making good choices in the classroom, or if they simply need to decompress. If a student is frequently having difficulties in the classroom, there will be a set of consequences. They include:
1st time: Verbal warning and redirection from me
2nd time: Logical Consequence at my discretion (Note home when this occurs)
3rd time: Loss of privilege (5 minutes of recess or Free Choice time) (Note home when this occurs)
4th time: Visit with Mr. Moxley and immediate parent contact
At Home Activities!
Hatch and Match
GREAT sites for EMERGENT READERS!
These are the words we will be learning this year!
is, of, so, where, many, how
find, from, this, came, but, on
will, be, into, that, your, who
go, for, here, they, soon, up
make, play, them, say, give, new
said, good, was, ate, then, could
she, when, all, her, over, some
he, no, away, by, most, there
do, down, went, little, just, only
have, help, one, every, ask, walk
look, saw, very, put, their, out
off, take, our, too, day, show
Click the picture above for information about our Math curriculum!