Mrs. Overcash

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National Board Certification
Amanda Overcash

Welcome to My Kindergarten Classroom

My name is Amanda Overcash and I am so excited to be your child's kindergarten teacher.  It is my goal to work with families to provide a positive and exciting learning experience for our children.  This is my eighth year teaching kindergarten but I have been teaching for fourteen years.  I taught six years of Pre-K here at Woodrow Wilson. Please feel free to call, email, or send a note with your child if you have any questions or concerns.  I can be reached at 704-933-2935 or email me.  
 
College(s) Attended/Degrees Earned:
I attended UNCC and have a K-6 license and a Birth-Kindergarten license. I also have my National Boards for teaching.

Educational Philosophy/Vision: Because kindergarten is the first educational experience for the majority of children, I want them to have a positive experience.  Kindergarten is the foundation for learning.  I want children to feel successful and have an excitement for learning.  They should always feel free to explore and ask questions.  I believe that parents are a vital component of a child's education.  After all, parents are a child's first teacher.  Please let me know if you have questions, concerns or ideas.

What's Going on Second Quarter?

In reading we are learning to:
-retell stories including the beginning, middle and end
-tell the role of the author and illustrator
-Tell the first sound in words
-read and write sight words we have been working on
-Add details and labels to drawings
-Stretch out words to write sentences
-write a simple sentence that includes a capital letter at the beginning, spaces between words and a period at the end
-Retell their writing to others
-Identify letters and sounds

In math we are learning to:
-Count to 50
-Represent numbers to 10
-Count objects to 10
-Keep track of counted objects to 10
-Addition and subtraction within 5

In Social Studies, we are learning about:
-How we are all alike 
-How are we unique
-Traditions that people have

In science we are learning about:
-how weather affects our daily life
-how seasons change
-how the weather impacts what we wear




Sight Words
We will introduce 3 sight words a week.

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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