Welcome to Round Hill Elementary School for the 2020-2021 school year! Starting kindergarten is a very important and exciting time in your child’s life and in your lives as well. I welcome you and want you to know that I will do everything I can to make your child’s kindergarten start and kindergarten year, the best possible. Each year our kindergarten students enter school with a diverse range of experiences, eagerly ready to absorb everything kindergarten has to offer. You may be surprised at what an intensive learning program kindergarten has become. In Reading, we will read books at our levels, retell stories, make connections to our stories, and discuss the differences between fiction and non-fiction books. In Writing, we'll write about small moments in our lives, label pictures, use techniques that author's use when writing, and write How-To books. In Math, we'll be counting, sorting, patterning, tallying, using money, adding, subtracting and measuring. In Science, we'll explore weather, plants, frogs, insects, and our five senses. In Social Sciences, we'll study wants and needs, Japan, Kenya, and famous Americans. My goal is for every student to reach his or her developmental, educational potential by building a strong academic foundation. I look forward to another exciting year teaching kindergarten!