Mrs. Porter/Ms.Smith

Welcome to Mrs. Porter and Ms. A's Classroom!

In Kindergarten, our goals and expectations revolve around being respectful, responsible, safe, and independent in our classroom and school environment. We want our students to learn and grow through exploration, to become independent problem solvers, to be kind and respectful friends, and to practice being safe and responsible community members.

In Our Classroom, We Are...

In our Literacy Block, we are continuing our Daily 5 centers, which include Read with a Partner, Read to Self, Word Work, Listening to Reading, and Work on Writing and/or Literacy Games. Each center helps students focus on our letter of the week and word wall words, our reading skills and lessons, and promotes good reading and writing habits.

In Writing Workshop, we are writing to express our opinions. 

In Math, we are working on addition, subtraction and problem solving through the end of the school year.

In Science, we are learning about Plants and Gardens. We started with an exploration of living vs. non-living things. We are learning about the life cycle of a plant and how pollination helps plants grow. We are enjoying planting, sorting/classifying seeds, and digging in the dirt.


We will send home a Scholastic flyer every month. You can also check out if you are interested in ordering books for your child. Scholastic offers a wide variety of Fiction and Non-Fiction books, in addition to leveled readers and games. Plus, each time you order, you earn points and FREE BOOKS for our classroom! Our class code for online ordering is H9M9Z.

Ms. Smith is still updating our class Instagram page often with snapshots of our learning in our classroom. If you haven't already followed our page, our private username is thatkindergartenlife; please request it to see us working and playing!

Please check our Useful Links section to find our class schedule, snack schedule and other important documents pertaining to our classroom. 

Please make sure your child wears or packs sneakers every Thursday and Friday for PE class.

When Your Child Will Be Absent...
If your child will be absent due to an illness, please e-mail Mrs. Porter at, Leslie Urteaga at and Nurse McCarty at
If your child will be absent for an appointment, vacation, or other reason, please e-mail Mrs. Porter.
Thank you!