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Kelly Buckley Kelly Buckley

PreKindergarten Teacher - Park Elementary School

Hello families! I am new to the Park Elementary family. I have worked with children and families over 20 years, teaching preschoolers in the past 5 years. I have a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education at Kansas State University as well as a Bachelors and graduate coursework in Psychology and my teaching certificate in Early Childhood Unified. My mission is to prepare your child for formal schooling as well as for a lifetime love of learning. I focus on reading, writing and math readiness skills drawing from researched and/or tried and true curriculum sources to provide a balanced hands on approach that is thematic, developmentally appropriate and individualized to your child’s needs. There will be plenty of opportunity for exploration and discovery. Life skills such as self regulation, cooperating with others, and belonging to a school family are developed using Second Step social skills curriculums and other sources. The physical development of your child is encouraged through active play. My husband and I have recently relocated to Lyons and he is the City Administrator. We have two fun loving boys: a second grader Dallen, a 6th grader Grant and you can see we have a dog name Charlie. My primary passions are my faith, family and the work I do in Early Childhood Education; but I also love to cook, read, watch movies, drink coffee and eat chocolate. And not necessarily in that order. If you ever want to sit down and chat about a favorite book or movie over coffee and chocolate I’ll be there. Hope this helps you get to know me a little better. Thanks for letting me get to know your family!

CLASSROOM SCHEDULE (subject to change)

Morning Schedule:

8:00-8:10 am Arrival: Greeting/Back Packs/Hand washing/Check in
8:10-8:30 am Sign in/Fine Motor Activity if finish early
8:30-8:50 am Intro Circle: School Family Song/ Zoo-phonics

Jobs/Calendar/Message Board

8:45-8:50 am Drink H2O/Reminder to Toilet/Wash hands
8:50-9:10 am Large Group/Morning Meeting @ Oval: Music and Movement/Story/2nd Step
9:10-9:35 am Focus table group activity-LWOT and/or other Curricular Activity
9:35-9:40 am Look at books/ Toilet/Wash hands
9:40-10:00 am Snack (Snack and Focus group can interchange depending on activity etc.)
10:00-10:10 am Reminder to Toilet/Wash hands
10:10-10:15 am Plan for learning center time
10:15-10:45 am Learning Centers/Toileting
10:45-10:50 am Clean Up (Song)/Recall
10:50-11:10 am Recess/Basement on inclement weather days"
11:10-11:15 am Departure-Drinks/Backpacks/Closing song

Afternoon Schedule:

12:00-12:10 pm Arrival: Greeting/Back Packs/Hand washing/Check in
12:10-12:30 pm Sign in/Fine Motor Activity if finish early
12:30-12:50 pm Intro Circle: School Family Song/ Zoo-phonics

Jobs/Calendar/Message Board

12:50- 12:55 pm Drink H20, Reminder to Toilet/Wash hands
12:55 -1:15 pm Large Group/Morning Meeting: @ Oval: Music and Movement/Story/2nd Step
1:15-1:40 pm Focus table group activity-LWOT and/or other Curricular Activity
1:35- 1:40 pm Look at books/Toileting/Wash Hands
1:40-2:00 pm Snack (Snack and Focus group can interchange depending on activity )
2:00-2:05 pm Reminder to Toilet/Wash hands
2:05-2:10 pm Plan for learning center time
2:10- 2:45 pm Learning Centers
2:45-2:50 pm Clean Up (Song)/Recall
2:50- 3:10 pm Recess/Basement on inclement weather days
3:10-3:15 pm Departure-Drinks/Backpacks/Closing song

Supply List

1 Backpack (regular size, not tiny one)
2 Large Elmer’s glue sticks
1 Crayola Crayons 24 count
1 box Washable Crayola thick classic markers
1 Black Expo markers (thin)
AM Class: 1 box of zipper sandwich baggies
PM Class: 1 box gallon slider bags (like ziplock)
1 Large box of Kleenex
1 2 Pocket Folder (Plastic)
1 Change of clothing including socks
(In a Ziploc bag & labeled with name)

Class Rules

Websites I love:

Kansas Early Learning Standards:

Learning without tears 

Conscious Discipline

Eureka Math

Second Step

The Project Approach for Preschoolers

The Measured Mom

Gift of Curiosity

teachers.net

Education World

PreKinders

PreK Pages

Teach Preschool

Hands On As We Grow

Simply Kinder

Differentiated Kindergarten

Go Noodle

Nursery Rhymes, Songs etc.

Nellie Edge

Tinkerlab

Bug and Buddy

and of course we all know about pinterest and teacher pay teacher