Mrs. Banks

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 Brittany 
Banks

Welcome to My Kindergarten Classroom

Hello! My name is Brittany Banks and I am so excited to be teaching Kindergarten. I am originally from Upstate New York and moved to North Carolina five years ago. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my sons, Cooper and Lincoln, and my husband, cooking, baking and hiking with my dogs. I am thrilled for the new school year and to get to know you and your children! This year will be filled with fun learning experiences and I am looking forward to getting started!


College(s) Attended/Degrees Earned:

I am a graduate from UNC Charlotte with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a focus in math.
 

Educational Philosophy/Vision:

Before learning can happen, students must feel welcome and part of a classroom family. Building classroom family comes from getting to know each other’s interests outside of school and establishing respect for differences. Learning happens when the students are engaged in what they are learning and they are having fun at the same time. Once students are engaged in lessons, invested in their learning and having fun, the knowledge they will gain will have no bounds.

This is what we're doing this month:

In Social Studies 

In Science 

In Math 

In Writing 

In Letterland 

Please Read with your child daily and help your child remember to complete their homework every night.

Dates to remember:



Things Parents/Guardians can do to help:

*Read for at least 20 minutes a day at home. Any book that grabs you or your child’s interest will be perfect!

*Practice sight words every night!
*Practice naming letters
*Practice saying letter sounds 
*Practice reading simple words (ham, bit, pot, rug)
*Practice writing simple words

*Practice writing your first and LAST name
*Practice writing letters and numbers (0-15)
*Practice counting to 75

*Practice counting up to 15 objects
*Name 2D (circle, square, rectangle, triangle, hexagon) and 3D shapes (sphere, cube, cone, cylinder) 
*Practice solving word problems (ex. Polly has 4 apples and 4 oranges. How much fruit does she have? or George has 7 grapes. He eats 5. How many grapes are left?)
*Write about your favorite toy, book, or movie


Helpful Websites:

www.aaamath.com

www.funbrain.com

www.kidsites.com

www.ixl.com

www.coolmath4kids.com

www.playkidsgames.com

www.earobics.com/gamegoo/gooey.html

www.rif.org/kids/readingplanet.htm

www.mathplayground.com

www.abcya.com

www.starfall.com

www.pbskids.org

www.teacher.scholastic.com/activities/clf/tguidesitemap.htm

 

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