For Kayla, this coming year makes 11 years of teaching, 8 in kindergarten and 3 in 1st! She loves helping her students get from point A to point B and making ALL of them successful. K'lyssa has 9 years of teaching under her belt and continues to grow and learn right alongside her kinders! She has a passion for helping them succeed.
We believe in teaching via hands on learning experiences, and functioning as a guide on the side a large portion of the day. We do centers in both ELAR and in Math, and in ELAR they are modified Daily 5. I include 3 of these (Listening to Reading, Word Work, Writing), but students rotate rather than choosing. Along with centers, we do Writer's Workshop and Guided Reading during ELAR centers. It is our goal to turn our babies into independent learners so they can use critical thinking skills and work on their own without needing constant teacher assistance.
Kayla was teacher of the year at her campus for the 2015-2016 school year!
Kayla attended Lubbock Christian University, graduated Summa Cum Laude at the top of the education department, and was also a member of Alpha Chi Honor Society. K'lyssa attended Texas Tech University, graduated Summa Cum Laude, and was also a member of Alpha Chi Honor Society.
Kayla is 32 years young and K'lyssa is 30. They both love Harry Potter, NKOTB, Backstreet Boys, writing, reading, singing, and Jesus! :)
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, World Language, Spanish, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, International Baccalaureate, Classroom Management, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Mental Math, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Place Value, For All Subjects, Handwriting, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community