Kindergarten Special Education
About the Teacher/Welcome Msg
I am a graduate of The University of Mississippi with degrees in elementary and special education. I am also a certified art teacher. I currently teach Kindergarten special ed inclusion.
I am married to Eddie and we have two beautiful daughters, Mary Dalton and Caroline. I enjoy traveling, art, walking and cooking with my family. I have a hyper dog named Ruby who never gets tired of walking and chasing squirrels!
I am in my 25th year of teaching but I have been in the field of education for over 30 years. I love what I do! I value the relationships with my students and parents and together we make a team that wants your child to succeed and have an incredible year! Please know that you can call, text or email me with any concerns or questions you may have. I look forward to meeting you!!
*Please contact me with any questions or concerns. You can send me a message through remind - @mrsrosel, email me or text/call me personally.
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I know in these times of uncertainty we are all overwhelmed and worried, but I want you to know that the staff at OBES are working hard to welcome our students either in person or virtually. The Kindergarten teachers will be using schoology this year for all the virtual instruction and will post weekly assignments. You will be hearing more about this and teachers will be giving you login information. I have included the link below.
To prepare your child for their first year of K, review the ABC letters and their sounds. Have them spell their name and practice writing it. It is also important that you read with your child daily and ask questions for retention. Please text or call me with any questions or concerns. I am here to help you and your child anytime. Have a great day!
This is our staff video that we did when we went online for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year. It shows how much we missed our students. You and your child could watch to see if they can find their teachers and see any familiar faces.
Great online resources:
****NEW I-READY LINK!! ***** THIS IS A WONDERFUL LINK FOR STORIES THAT YOU CAN READ TO YOUR CHILD. QUESTIONS ARE ALSO INCLUDED AT THE END TO ASK YOUR CHILD TO SEE IF THEY UNDERSTOOD BOOK. READ THE STORY MORE THAN ONCE IF NEEDED!! GREAT RESOURCE!!
Kindergarten Skill check: These are just suggestions that you can practice with your child. We will be covering certain letters/sounds, recognize and writing their name and numbers 1-5 first 9 weeks.
1) Letters and sounds- 1)review with online resources; 2)play a game to find items in your house that starts with a specific letter (a-find an apple, b- find a ball or baby, etc.); 3) use flash cards; 4)look in old magazines for letters and then glue a picture that starts with that letter; 5) while cooking let them tell you the letter that starts with the food you are eating. You can do this activity while you are doing anything!
2) Recognizing, spelling and writing their name.
3) Recognizing numbers 1-5 and counting up to 5 objects.
4) READ, READ and READ- Make sure you read with your child daily. Please look at the questions on this page to ask them during and after reading the book. This is building comprehension that are essential skills.
*Parents- please read with your child daily and practice these essential skills listed above. Let them read the same book more than once . This builds up their confidence in reading and makes them a more fluent reader!
Questions to ask after reading a book: (You will have to help you child at first but practice at home sets them apart and gives them an advantage for mastering reading skills)
1) What is the title?
2) Who are the characters?
3) Where does this story take place?
4) What happened in this story? (What is the problem?)
5) How did they solve or fix the problem?
6) How did the story end?
7) What do you think will happen next or what do you think the characters will do now?
8) Has this ever happened to you or someone you know? Tell me about it! (Talk about a past experience with your child or about someone you know that might have had an experience like what happened in the book.
9) Did you like this book? Why or why not?
10) Let them draw a picture about their favorite part of the book.
MAKE READING FUN AND ENJOYABLE FOR THE BOTH OF YOU!
**Check out these fun online games by clicking on link!**
Awesome letters/sounds game:
Fun and easy math counting review game:
Fun Matching game- match the picture with the beginning sound. Pay attention so you can remember what cards to turn over to find a match.