My name is Robin Rutherford and I will be your child’s Kindergarten teacher this year. I am looking forward to an exciting and productive year with your child. This is my fifth year as a teacher at Parkview Elementary. I have 14 years of experience teaching Kindergarten. I graduated from TexasTech University with a degree in Early Childhood Development with a teaching certificate Pre-K through 6th grade. Over the years, I have taken many hours of professional development in order to be prepared to meet each child’s needs. I love teaching kindergarten!
My mission as a teacher is to help children discover the joy of learning, and to help each child develop a strong belief in his or her own ability. I want them to do their best and to have a sense of pride in doing their personal best. It is also of primary importance to me that my students appreciate and respect other peoples’ differences. I enjoy reading, cooking, photography, scrapbooking and making jewelry. I love animals and have a Cocker Spaniel named Olivia and a Jack Russell terrier named Jack. I also have a large salt water aquarium and a cockatiel named Spike.
I am a foster parent and, in time, hoping to adopt. Together we can make this year the best year possible for your child. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call or come up for a scheduled conference. My conference time is Monday through Friday from 12:55- 1:45. The school phone number is 817-. 237-5121. The Beginning of Kindergarten Friedrich Frobel, of Germany, was the founder of the kindergarten – meaning garden of children. The Frobel kindergarten is based on German Idealist philosophy that explored the individual and natural world.
The first kindergarten was based on natural play things/toys, songs and dance that promoted cooperative members of the community, and play for all children at all social and ability levels. His philosophy was based on free self-activity, creativity, social participation, and motor expression. News Superintendent of Schools Lynne Erdle invites public input regarding development of the school district’s 2013-2014 proposed operating budgets. The budget development period has arrived with the New Year and the Board of Education and district officials have begun work on next year’s budget.
This early in the process, there are many unknowns, including Canandaigua’s level of state aid proposed by their Governor, and its Tax Levy Limit for 2013-14 under the law. News The Canandaigua City School District reminds all parents and visitors to our school buildings that proper photo identification is required to be shown for receipt of a Visitor’s badge and for full access to any building during school hours. Photo IDs are inspected and Visitor’s badges are distributed at the Reception Desk at each school building.
There are no exceptions to this procedure. All.. News Robyn is a certified elementary teacher and ESL teacher in Illinois, who has taught 4th-6th grade, middle school ESL, and ESL to adults. She specializes in the fields of writing, ESL, academic/career advising, and higher education. She is a professional advisor for the state of Illinois, the Managing Editor of ED News Daily, and a blogger for Chicago Now. She has been published in Linkedin Today, Edudemic, Reading Horizons, BG Patch, The Niles Bugle and more.
Robyn was recently?interviewed by Xavier University, discussing her life’s dedication and work in the field of education, as part of their “American Dream Project,” to be released on their website soon. Robyn was a featured educator and? writer for Edutopia. org. In addition to her passion for writing, she also has a great love of higher education. She launched and managed the first graduate advising program for National Louis University, supporting over? 2,500 teachers. She holds a B. A. in Elementary Education and an M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, with a concentration in ESL.
News Quality Early Childhood Education The agency supports high-quality early learning that promotes kindergarten school readiness for Texas children. The State of Texas is invested in the identification and dissemination of well researched early childhood education instructional strategies. Supported through key partnerships with the Regional Education Service Centers, the Texas Early Learning Council, numerous licensed child care programs, including Head Start, Texas continues to raise the bar for quality early learning.
This includes laying the foundation for all investments through the adoption of the Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines (PKG), which emphasize research-based instructional strategies that are developmentally appropriate. Intended to support all students, these guidelines also work to inform teachers in addressing the specific needs of English language learners and students with disabilities. News ABC Phonics: Sing, Sign, and Read! by Nellie Edge book and CD features an innovative “Multisensory ABC and Phonics Immersion” strategy, creating an engaging and memorable way for children to learn letters and sounds and begin the reading process.
The integration of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning pathways builds success for all young learners. Delightful watercolor illustrations, ASL signs, and a team of engaging children join you on this lively musical adventure. Because still pictures alone do not fully convey the beautiful flow and motion of ASL, Sign2Me publishers has created complimentary online tutorial videos to help you learn the signs in this ABC Phonics book. “Family ABC Wall Charts” and “Parents as Partners” letters are also available. Written by Joseph Gulino
A child’s readiness for formal education should not be determined solely by a calendar date and a simple skills test. “I just try to pull them through! ” said the kindergarten teacher when I observed that six of the children in her class of 21 did not seem ready for kindergarten. It was December 1999, I was new to the school, and I was concerned about some behaviors the kindergartners were exhibiting, such as inability to focus or sit still for more than a few minutes, lack of knowledge of letters and numbers, and—most of all—the desire to play rather than learn.
As I got to know the students in grades 1 through 8, my concerns heightened. There were five to 15 children in each grade who were either struggling or just not interested in learning. What troubled me most, however, was the lack of a formal readiness testing process as a criterion for kindergarten entry. There also was no process to inform parents regarding school readiness issues, and no organized counseling strategies to assist parents of children who were not ready for formal school experiences.
School accountability and student achievement are topics of paramount significance today. But I believe it is unfair to place accountability for student achievement on education systems that not only are financially strapped but are also hindered by current enrollment practices that set up students and schools for failure. That is why it is imperative for educational leaders and legislators to revamp the early years of formal schooling by designing, implementing, and assessing school enrollment practices and procedures founded on sound research.