38 E. Lyndon Street

Lumberport, WV 26386-0417

304-326-7020

Fax:  304-584-5943

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Welcome to Kindergarten!



    I LOVE to teach Kindergarten!  I am currently teaching my  tenth year at Lumberport Elementary.  I previously taught first grade and Music/Health to PreK-second grade at LES.  I am in my 17th year of teaching.  I was a substitute for two years, and I taught for 8 years at a local private school.  While I was there I taught Kindergarten for 5 of those years.  I am a West Virginia native.  I have lived in West Virginia my entire life.  I am a graduate of Washington Irving High School in Clarksburg and a 1995 graduate of West Virginia University.   I currently live in Clarksburg with my husband, Tim, and four children.  All of my children are in school with my oldest child being in college. After school, I coach a competitive dance team at RCB. In my free time, I enjoy reading and spending time with my family.  We like to spend our summers by poolside and enjoy snow skiing in the winter.


    If you ever need  to reach me, you may call the school or reach me by home phone number, which was given out at the beginning of the year.  At school, I am available from 9:25-10:10 am daily.  You may also contact me via email at mgentilo@k12.wv.us


Announcements:


  

The Kindergarten standards have changed. They are part of a nationwide initiative for changing elementary standards. These "Next Generation" standards focus on more hands on experiences in the classroom. The students will be involved in more developmental centers and doing less worksheets.  Our school day will be center based. Students will work in small guided instructional groups in Reading, Math and Writing. We still want the students to be able to read on a beginning level. Students will be assessed on their guided reading level through out the year. We would like for all students to be reading fluently on a level B by the end of the school year.  Some students will exceed that level, but it is our goal for all to be on a level B.  We want our students to  be able to take early phonics principles and apply them to their reading and writing.  Some great websites for reinforcment in reading and phonics are www.starfall.com and  www.pbskids.org,  the Between the Lions link is especially good.  Our students also use the Compass Odyssey learning website at school.  The activities are sequential. Students can master the actvities at home or school and move on the next activity on the website.  This is an excellent site for language arts and math activities.  Students can log on at home using the same username and password that they use at school. irc.harr.k12.wv.us/childu/index.html



Some great math websites for your child to visit include:

www.ixl.com/math

www.coolmath4kids.com

www.mathplayground.com

www.primarygames.com/math.php

www.softschools.com/math/games/


Our Class Schedule:

7:45 Tardy Bell

7:45-7:55 Morning meeting/arrival

7:55--8:40 Guided Reading/Literacy stations

8:40-9:25 Integrated Instruction

9:25-10:10 Planning

10:10-10:30 Calendar /show and tell

10:30-11:00 Lunch

11:00-12:00 Story Time/ Free Choice Centers

12:00-12:45 Gross Motor Block

12:45-1:15 Writer's Workshop/ Writing Centers

1:15-1:30 Story Time/ Number Talks

1:30-2:10 Guided Math/Math Centers

2:10-2:25 Snack/ Closing Circle/ Prepare for Dismissal

2:30 Walkers dismissed

2:40 Early Bus

2:55 Late Bus

(Educational videos and story time for the bus students left in the classroom)


Our class planning schedule rotates on a three day schedule of Gym/ Library/ Art

Students check out books and return library books on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday

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