Weekly Update 5/2

Hello KA Families,

Wow, I cannot believe that it is already May!  It is a strange combination of time going quickly, and yet also very slowly, since we are not in the school building.  I miss our class so much.  I am so proud of everyone, students and parents alike, for making online learning such a success.  Even in bittersweet and distanced circumstances, it makes me proud and grateful that our class is moving forward with academic success.

Next week we will begin the third trimester assessments!  Due to the current situation, I will be scheduling individual Zoom meetings with each student to conduct the assessments.  Assessments will be based on where your child was at the end of 2nd trimester, and may include letter identification, letter sounds, sight words, counting, and number identification.  Spring assessments are always an exciting time to celebrate all of the growth that the students have experienced since the start of the school year.  These assessments help give me a picture of what your child can do independently, and what we may need to review.  These meetings will be about 10-15 minutes long.  Please respond to let me know a day/time that works best for you and I will do my best to meet everyone’s schedule requests.

  1. Is there a certain day that works best (or is there a certain day that does NOT work?)
  2. What time of day works best?
    1. 8-10 am
    2. 10-12 am
    3. 1-3 pm
    4. 6-8 pm

Once I hear back from you, I will build a schedule for these assessment meetings and send you a link with a date/time.

*We will be scheduling one additional assessment later in the month of May for a reading assessment as well.

How is everything going at home?  If there are things that your child is struggling with, (or things they are especially loving!) please let me know!  Please keep me posted! If I can provide more resources, technical help, moral support, etc.  just let me know!  Thank you for all you do.  Stay safe and healthy!

Sending prayers, always, for health and peace in your families,

Mrs. Katie White

Kindergarten Teacher

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White, Katie

Mrs. White is so excited for another great year in KA! She has been at SMM since 2014, and has been teaching in Catholic schools since 2002. Over the years, Mrs. White has taught many grade levels and subjects, but kindergarten is her absolute favorite! She loves being part of the early learning process and seeing the amazing connections that kindergarteners make every day. Mrs. White graduated with a BA in education and history from CWU (go Wildcats!) and earned a M.Ed. from Seattle U (go Redhawks!) She lives in Everett with her husband and two sons. Some of Mrs. White's favorites, in no particular order: Dogs, Chocolate, Hiking, Books, and Snow!