Entering Kindergarten is an exciting milestone in your child’s life. Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School provides a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment while fostering the development of the whole child and a commitment to faith and academic excellence. From the moment they walk through the door, our kindergarteners feel at home.
Focus: We focus on letter sounds, progressing from CVC, CVCC, to CCVC words. We also learn sight words aka "red flag words."
Textbook: Spectrum Phonics book, Heggerty Phonemic Awareness
Focus: We focus on handwriting, specifically writing our lowercase letters the correct way. As well as, including a writers workshop into our daily schedule where we have personal narrative, fairy tale, opinion, and persuasive writing units.
Focus: We use the Eureka Math curriculum to sharpen our skills with shapes, number recognition, comparison of lengths, addition and subtraction to 10, and counting.
Textbook: Eureka Math
Focus: We have a variety of different science units. The units are: a pumpkin investigation, the five senses, germs, weather, and different habitats. All units are interactive.
Focus: We focus on special events and holidays. Holidays include: Veteran’s day, MLK day, and Presidents day. We also study our world, focusing on the seven continents, and take a deep dive into studying our country.
Focus: We begin our religious studies focusing on how to treat others with kindness, as we are all made in the image of God. In November Kindergarteners will do a Saint project and present their Saint to the class. We also focus on Mary and the Liturgical seasons.
Textbook: God Loves Us
Focus: We focus on having a growth mindset, kindness, respect, and problem solving.
Textbook: Second Step
Service and Leadership
"There will be times when you walk into a room and no one there is quite like you... until the day you begin to share your stories. And all at once, in the room where no one else is quite like you, the world opens itself up a little wider to make some space for you."
I was born and raised in the Seattle area, attending Holy Rosary West Seattle before venturing off to Kennedy Catholic High School. I graduated from Gonzaga University in 2020 with a Bachelors of Arts and Sciences in Psychology and my elementary teaching certificate. I began teaching Kindergarten at OLL in 2021.