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200 Tetrick Road

Shinnston, WV 26431


 Fax:  304-592-3255


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Welcome to Mrs. Yanero's Kindergarten Class

I am very excited about the progress my students are making in the classroom everyday. We are having lots of fun learning our sight words, numbers, letters, shapes, and counting to 100 by 1's, 5's and 10's & and by 2's to 50.

The 100th day of school will be January 29th  as long as we do not have any snow days. If we have any snow days, it will get pushed back how ever may snow days we are off.  

We are reading lots of amazing stories. Be sure to ask your child lots of questions about our stories. Ask them if the story makes them think about anything that has happened to them. Reading is like a ticket to any place their mind is willing to take them. 


We are reading lots of winter stories and completing lots of activites to go with each story.

Big Elm's Mission Statement

Big Elm enables all to meet their fullest potential, which means we learn as much as we can and we have a great time doing it in KINDERGARTEN!!!!!!!!

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Character Pillars

Every month I select  a child who posses one or more of these traits 


  Fairness            Responsibility        Citizenship        Trustworthiness      Caring                Respectfulness     



kids reading

Planning Schedule

      Monday           Music

      Tuesday          Art

      Wednesday    Computer

      Thursday        Library

      Friday             Gym



   Reading is not a straightforward process of lifting the words off the page. It is a complex process of problem solving in which the reader works to make sense of a text.  Recognition of the actual word is not enough on its own.

Understanding what we are reading is key. 

We work on all these skills in many different ways.

  1. PHONEMIC AWARENESS—The knowledge and manipulation of sounds in spoken words
  2. PHONICS—The relationship between written and spoken letters and sounds.
  3. READING FLUENCY, INCLUDING ORAL READING SKILLS—The ability to read with accuracy, and with appropriate rate, expression, and phrasing.
  4. VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT—The knowledge of words, their definitions, and context.
  5. READING COMPREHENSION —The understanding of meaning in text.

Ways to help

  • Study sight words nightly- Your child needs this skill to read fluently so they can understand what they have read
  • Ask your child questions about the text before reading, during reading  and after reading-  (comprehension)
  • Have your child read the text more than once to help with fluency
  • Work on vocabulary by- using the text to figure out meaning, reading lots of books to your child and with your child, and talking with your child


       One of the best ways that you can help your child at home is by exposing them to numbers in many different ways.

  • Play board games with dice
  • Dominoes
  • Sorting and counting
  • Breaking groups apart - example - I have 7 gummies bears.  I have  3 red bears  and 4  green bears 
  • Putting groups together- example- I have 2 yellow blocks and 3 blue blocks so I have 5 blocks


    Work on getting a complete thought down on paper that makes sense.  The sentences need a capital letter at the beginning, spaces between words and an ending mark.