Mrs. Diamond

About Our Class:

We are a class of 21 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

Email: jdiamond@gfsd.org

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



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:

http://commoncore.scholastic.com/parents


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:

http://www.spart1.org/hsm/index.cfm?Page_ID=199


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