Mrs. Wyrick
meredithwyrick

Welcome to My Kindergarten Classroom

My name is Meredith Wyrick, and I am excited to be your child's teacher! I have taught at Woodrow Wilson for 13 years. My goal is to create a positive learning environment where children feel safe to learn and explore. Feel free to contact me anytime. I can be reached by email meredith.wyrick@kcs.k12.nc.us or phone at 704-933-2935.

 
College(s) Attended/Degrees Earned:
I graduated from UNCC with a degree in Elementary Education. I have a K-6 license, and a Birth-Kindergarten Add-on license. I earned my National Board certification in 2009.

Educational Philosophy/Vision: 
It is my goal to create and facilitate a positive environment where students feel safe to learn and explore. I believe that students can be most successful when parents and teachers work together as a team, and when students experience hands-on learning opportunities.


What is happening in April??


In ELA we are:
-Identifying key details and the main topic
-Asking and answering questions about unknown words when reading
-Using strategies to decode words
-Asking and answering questions about what is read 
-writing informative pieces about a topic 
(ex: plants, butterflies, ocean)
-Starting sentences with a capital letter, using spaces between words and ending with a period
-sounding out words independently when writing
-recognizing rhyming words
-working with vowels

In math we are:
-Orally counting to 100
-Counting objects to 20
-Counting to 20 starting with a number other than 1
-Using counting strategies and can tell "how many" we have after counting
-Number recognition to 20
-Writing numbers to 20
-Addition/subtraction/number stories within 10
-Comparing to determine more, less and equal
-Decomposing numbers within 10
-Determining how many groups of ten and how many ones are in a number
-Fluently adding and subtracting to 5

In science and social studies we are:
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-Learning about living and nonliving things
-Learning about maps 

 


 

 

Sight Words

1st Quarter

a, I, like, see, is, to, at, in, it, the, my, this, am,can, 
and

2nd Quarter
going, here, you, look, said, get, big, on, off, play, he, me, she, we, up, run, are, with, this

3rd Quarter
away, give, have, much, such, that, them, then, let, look, for, fun, will, her, come, love, know, some, yes

4th quarter 
by, with, came, make, here, was, now, did, got, know, do, what, does, have, so, made, take, all, are, these, give, they, your, not


Reading Levels

>PC- Not able to tell parts of a book

PC- Able to tell you parts of a books

RB- Goal for 1st Quarter of Kindergarten

B- Goal for 2nd Quarter of Kindergarten

C- Goal for 3rd Quarter of Kindergarten

D-Goal for 4th Quarter of Kindergarten

E or higher- First grade reading levels


Learning Websites for Kids:

Switcheroo Zoo-www.switcheroozoo.com
    Watch, listen, and play games to learn all about amazing animals!

* Nat Geo for Kids-www.kids.nationalgeographic.com
    Learn all about geography and fascinating animals.

* Into the Book-www.reading.ecb.org
    Go "into the book" to play games that practice reading strategies.

* Seussville-www.seussville.com
    Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss and his friends.

*ABC Ya-www.abcya.com
    Practice math and reading skills all while playing fun games!

* Fun Brain-www.funbrain.com
    Play games while practicing math and reading skills.

* PBS Kids-www.pbskids.org
    Hang out with your favorite characters all while learning!

* Star Fall-www.starfall.com
    Practice your phonics skills with  these read-along stories.

* Storyline Online-www.storylineonline.net
    Have some of your favorite stories read to you by movie stars!

* Highlights Kids-www.highlightskids.com
    Read, play games, and conduct cool science experiments!

* Cool Math Games-www.coolmathgames.com
    The names says it all!

MobyMax - www.mobymax.com
    Instructional tool we use in the classroom. 

*RAZkids - www.raz-kids.com
    Instructional tool we use in the classroom that focuses on reading and building comprehension. 


Support at Home

-Please read with your child every night to help them develop early reading skills. 
-Review sight words and letters taught in school.  You can even start a word wall or look in your house to find letters/words to support your child throughout the school year.  
-Practice counting objects in the house and asking your child "how many" they counted. 
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