The mission of the Glens Falls City School District is to provide a safe, positive and stimulating environment — one that fosters self growth, a passion for continuous learning, confidence and the ability to succeed in a changing world.
We promote excellence through high expectations and evolving standards for students, staff, parents and community. The challenge is to reach one’s personal best while respecting each person’s individuality.
We make it our responsibility to be accountable for the implementation of this mission and to model behaviors that are influential to the character as well as the mind.
We are a class of 18 kindergarten students. Our students attend Big Cross Street school, in Glens Falls, New York. Our elementary school is one of three in the district. We have a neighborhood school, without busing. Our school is located in the Adirondack Mountain region of New York.
Contacting The Teacher:
Kindergarten Teacher:Jill Diamond
Work Phone: 792-2619 Extension 5151
Office Hours: 8:00am – 3:15pm
Please feel free to email or call me at school!
You can also use the "Remind" App to reach me by
going to https://www.remind.com/join/jdiam
If you are a parent of a child in this class, please fill out the form below if you would like the teacher to have your e-mail address on file.Thank you.
Teacher's Favorite Kindergarten Message:
"All I Ever Really
Needed To Know I Learned
By Robert Fulghum
Here are some skills that are beneficial for a child entering Kindergarten.
Can separate from parents for an extended period of time.
Plays cooperatively with other children.
Waits for his/her turn and shares.
Uses bathroom independently.
Follows simple directions.
Listens to stories.
Fine Motor Skills
Holds a pencil or crayon properly.
Uses scissors independently.
Recognizes 8 colors.
Counts from 1 to 10.
Knows his/her full name.
Prints and recognizes name.
Can name some letters of the alphabet.
Understand concept words such as up, down, in, out, behind, over
Links for Parents:
For learning about the Common Core Learning Standards:
This site, from a teacher in another school, illustrates the reading strategies we use when our students are reading and get stuck on a tricky word:
Links for Students:
http://www.starfall.com/ for reading skills
http://www.abcya.com/ for reading and math skills
http://pbskids.org/ for an assortment of activities