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Welcome to the 2018-2019
Kindergarten Team at Ute Meadows

Nanette Brooks
Voicemail: 303-982-9621
Mrs. Brooks' Classroom Website

Amy Oakeson
Voicemail: 303-982-0000
Mrs. Oakeson's Classroom Website

Jenna McKinnies
Voicemail: 303-982-0000 
Mrs. McKinnies' Classroom Website



How books work, building meaning, relating to characters, non-fiction, main idea, language & listening as tools for learning


Authors as mentors, how-to-do's, authors add supporting details and keep our interest, stories about ourselves


Understanding numbers, number grouping (6-10), teen numbers, partner numbers, tens, problem drawings


Metals, fabrics, plastics, roll, bounce, spin, slide, sunlight

Social Studies

Civics: being a citizen
History: comparing my story with your story
Economics: yours, mine & ours
Geography: different places, different ways to live  

Schedule for Kindergarten

8:20 Bell Rings
8:20 - 8:35 Opening/Calendar
8:35 - 9:30 Writing Rotations (ECAW)
9:30 - 9:45 Recess
9:45 - 10:00 Fundations Phonics
10:00 - 11:10 Reading Rotations
11:10 - 11:50 Recess/Lunch
11:50 - 12:15 Science/Social Studies
12:15 - 1:20 Math
1:20 - 2:05 Specials
2:05 - 2:25 Snack/Brain Break
2:25 - 2:50 Purposeful Play
2:50 - 3:00 Clean Up
3:00 Dismissal

Library: We meet with Mr. Gilgenbach in the library for a read-a-loud and book checkout once a week for 30 minutes.

Computer Lab: We meet with Mr. Gilgenbach in the computer lab for tech time once a week for 45 minutes.

"You're off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So get on your way!" Dr. Seuss

Kindergarten Team

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