Kindergarten

Welcome to Kindergarten!

 Colasanti

Meet Mrs. Colasanti

I am married and have two children Hudson (10) and Megan (8).  I love reading, traveling and spending time with my family.  I have been teaching for over 16 years and LOVE kindergarten!  I have a Masters degree in Elementary Education and have my early childhood endorsement.  I love literacy and music!  I am looking forward to meeting and working with your child! 

 

Winston

Meet Mrs. Winston        

I am married and I have three wonderful children. Alexia is 20, Marq ("Q") is 18, and Marque's is 7 years old. I too, am  a Vandenberg parent! Both Alexia and "Q" are Vandenberg alumni. Marque's is currently a student at Vandenberg. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my children, learning more about technology, and creating new recipes.I have a Master's degree in Elementary Education and I also have my Early Childhood Endorsement from Wayne State University. I completed my Technology Endorsement at Madonna University. I am currently in the Galileo Leadership Consortium and in the 2015-2016 Cadre.  I started teaching in 1996 and have been teaching in Southfield Public Schools for fourteen  years. I chose this career because I adore children!

Meet Mrs. Berlin

 

"Who dares to teach must never cease to learn." ~John Cotton Dana

 

In Kindergarten We Work On:

Mathematics

  • 100 Day (1) Counting numbers
  • Writing numbers 
  • Recognizing numbers 
  • Ordering numbers 
  • Recognizing Shapes 
  • Recognizing Patterns

Reading

  • Identifying Letters
  • Identifying Letter Sounds
  • Guided Reading Groups 

Writing

  • Writer's Workshop
  • Spelling Words
  • Our Handwriting

Social Studies

  • Learning About Communities
  • Identifying the Days of the Week
  • Identifying the Months of the Year
  • Identifying About Goods and Services 

Science

  • Learning About Living Things
  • Making Observations 
  • Using Our 5 Senses

Additionally we work on:

  • Listening and Speaking Skills
  • Using Technology
  • Hands-on-Activities 
  • Building a partnership with our parents


When children play, they:

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  • Explore the natural and social world
  • Develop and practice social and language skills that may be more complex than in everyday activities
  • Expand and challenge their physical skills
  • Experiment with new ideas including symbolic competence required fo
  • r formal learning
  • Enhance their self-confidence
  • Think and express themselves creatively
  • Respond to experiences with or without language
  • Develop their sense of self and identity