Mrs. Diamond

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.

About Our Class:
We are a class of 20 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

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Teacher's Favorite Kindergarten Message:
"All I Ever Really
Needed To Know I Learned
In Kindergarten"
By Robert Fulghum

Here are some skills that are beneficial for a child entering Kindergarten.

Social Skills

*       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.

*       Dresses self.

Academic Skills

*       Recognizes 8 colors.

*       Counts from 1 to 10.

*       Knows his/her full name.

*       Prints and recognizes name.

*       Can name some letters of the alphabet.

*       Recognizes shapes.

*       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: for reading skills for reading and math skills for an assortment of activities