Kindergarten Room 9
Welcome to Kindergarten Room 9!
Thank you for sharing your child with me and allowing me the honor of being one of their first teachers. Kindergarten is a BIG year with many changes and great growth in many areas of your child's life. Working in a partnership with myself and other school staff will allow your child to be happy and successful at Weaver Lake Elementary.
Meet Your Teacher
Hello! My name is Amy Lewis and I am one of the four kindergarten teachers here at Weaver Lake Elementary School. We have planned a wonderful adventure this school year that is exciting and academically motivating. This year your child will begin their own academic adventure, where the world around them comes to life through hands-on learning, observation and inquiry. As teachers, our main goal is to support our students as they grow and learn as readers, writers, scientists, engineers and mathematicians while integrating technology throughout their learning day. Our adventure into Kindergarten learning will be an awesome and fun-filled journey.
Come back often to see all that we have learned!
I am so thankful for all of the volunteers who help in my classroom in so many ways! Everything from computer lab help, to math center help, to the classroom learning parties, to at home projects and much more! Please look for more ways to get involved through out the year!
You will need to fill out a Volunteer Application Form in order to volunteer in any way at Weaver Lake and all District 279 schools.
Room 9 News
We will be very busy in our kindergarten class!
During the first trimester we will study our five senses, nursery rhymes, monarch caterpillars and butterflies, trees, fall, night time, staying healthy, families, Thanksgiving and so much more!
Where in the World Are We All From
Our kindergarten friends and their families are from all over the world!
In December we will take a journey around the world learning about children and their country/culture. We will learn facts about their country, hear stories from their country, learn about their traditions and holidays and compare/contrast all of this to our own. It will be a wonderful adventure!
BRRR, let's stay warm with science adventures
During our January science unit the students will be investigating wood and paper. They will observe the properties of these materials and discover what happens when they are subjected to a number of tests and interactions with other materials. Students will learn that wood and paper can be recycled to create new forms of paper or wood that have new properties. Throughout the lessons, students will have several opportunities to compare different kinds of wood and different types of paper.
In February, we will learn about President's Day, celebrate the 100th day and Valentine's day. We will also have our Rolling into Kindergarten engineering week along with our Project Lead the Way unit of Pushes and Pulls.
March will lead us into Spring and our Animals 2 x 2 science unit. We will study goldfish/guppies, redworms/earthworms, pill/sow bugs, and birds.
In May, we will focus on ocean animals. We will be reading ocean-themed fiction and non-fiction books as well as writing informational reports about the ocean creatures. We will make a big book of ocean animals along with our research that we can bring home!
Families often ask if there is anything they can donate to help out in our classroom. I am always looking for "stuff". Please pick items from the list below or come to class and take an apple off my donation tree at any time and have your child bring it to our classroom! My students and I thank you in advance for your donation!
- Gift cards to Target, Craft Stores, Lakeshore Learning
- Plastic shoe box containers with lids
- Homemade Playdough
- Various fun stickers, glitter glues, gems, foam, colored noodles, etc for the art center
- Fun paper, pens, glitter pens, markers, etc... for writing center
- Paper plates
- Dixie cups
- Plastic spoons
- Classroom games and puzzles
- Legos, duplos, tinker toys, etc... (building materials)
- Nature Items (acorns, rocks, pine cones, etc...)