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 seventh year teaching kindergarten but I have been teaching for thirteen 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 in our class during 1st quarter?

In ELA we are working on:
-Answering questions about a text
-Asking questions about a text
-Understanding the connection  between pictures and text
-Identifying parts of a book
-Following words from left to right 
-Recognizing and identifying letters  and sounds
-Reading sight words
-Writing through drawings and labels

In math we are working on:
-Orally counting to 25
-Writing numbers 0-5
-Counting objects and stating the  total 
-Tracking objects as they are counted
-Using 1:1 correspondence
-More, less and equal
-Comparing objects when measuring  (ex: taller/shorter)

In science/social studies we are working on:
- Force and motion
-Citizenship 





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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