Welcome to Kindergarten!




     I am thrilled to be joining your child in Kindergarten this year! I have been teaching for 19 years. 17 years in Kindergarten, 1 year in 1st and 1 year in 2nd grade.  Kindergarten is where my heart is.  It is a special time to introduce students on how to be a learner, friend, and still give them the opportunity to be a kid and play!  I am looking forward to the time we will have together. I love getting to know who they are. I love learning about the way they learn, their passions, their friends, family, and watching them grow as the year moves on. I am always amazed at the emotional, social, and academic growth these little humans make. I can't wait to join their journey.

Thank you for letting me be apart of their journey as a Timber Wolf. It is a special and unique opportunity to teach 5 and 6-year-olds the foundations of reading, writing, and math!

Children Learn Best When:

· Their learning is hands-on and meaningful.

. The child's emotional, social, and academic needs are met.

· Students are provided the necessary time, practice, challenge, reflection, and choice in their learning.

· The teacher-parent relationship is open to sharing ideas and expertise.

· Students are given the opportunity to reflect and share their learning with others.

· They are provided with feedback and positive encouragement!

~Jessica Petau~