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
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.
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