Mrs. Giddings

Welcome to My Classroom


Mrs. Giddings

Hello! My name is Mrs. Giddings and I am very excited to be a part of the G. W. Carver team. I have been teaching for 19 years (17 in kindergarten and 2 in pre-k). I moved from Massachusetts 11 years ago and currently live in Kannapolis with my husband, twin daughters and dog, Allie. I have wanted to be a teacher since I was little and cannot wait to continue my teaching career with this amazing staff and our new students!

College(s) Attended/Degrees Earned:

BA from Anna Maria College in Human Growth and Development with a concentration in Early Childhood Education

MA from Westfield State University in Early Childhood Education with and without Special Needs

Educational Philosophy/Vision:

I believe that all children can learn, grow and succeed when given the right instruction. I am dedicated to learn about each of my students so that I can encourage them to learn, grow and reach their potential.

Dates to Remember

August 28 - First day of school

Things Parents/Guardians can do to help:

*Try to read for at least 20 minutes a day at home. Any book that grabs you or your child’s interest will be perfect!
*Read your sight words every night

*Talk about the characters, setting and what happens in the beginning, middle and end of the books you read together
*Practice naming and writing letters
*Practice saying letter sounds

*Practice your writing you first name AND LAST NAME
*Practice writing letters and numbers (0-15)
*Practice counting to 100

*Practice counting up to 20-30 objects
*Draw a picture about what you did this weekend and write a sentence to match

Helpful Websites:

Welcome to GW Carver Elementary A+ Arts Magnet kindergarten. We are looking forward to an amazing year with you and your child. Your child will be involved in many learning activities this year which include reading, writing, math, technology, science, social studies, art, music, dance and much more. In order for us to be successful in our learning adventures we need materials and supplies. Below are things that we need as well as a wishlist of things that we could use in our classrooms. We are looking forward to an amazing year full of learning and creating!


Kindergarten Supply list

2017 - 2018

  • 4 packs of crayola crayons

  • 1 package of pencils

  • 6 glue sticks

  • Fiscar scissors

  • 2 folders with pockets

  • 1 spiral notebook

  • 2 primary journal notebooks (primary lined paper for handwriting)

  • Primary lined paper

  • 2 boxes of tissues

  • 2 pack black Expo markers (large)

  • Ziplock bags (boys = gallon size, girls = quart size)

  • Earbuds in a labeled ziplock bag

  • 1 bookbag (big enough for a notebook, planner and folder - NO wheels)

  • A CHANGE OF UNIFORM CLOTHES in a labeled ziplock bag to be kept at school



Things that you could donate to your child’s class - art supplies, colored pencils, markers, googley eyes, tissue paper, sharpies, construction paper, post it notes, index cards, Q-tips, cotton balls, page protectors, paper plates, napkins, paper towels, paper lunch bags, hand sanitizer, baby wipes...


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