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About Me

Welcome to Kindergarten! My name is Ms. Bettinardi and I am so excited to be your child's Kindergarten teacher this year! This is my fourth year teaching and my second year teaching kindergarten at Grand Prairie!
Please check our class page often as it will be updated weekly. My primary mode of communication will be through the class webpage, emails, and Seesaw. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me with ANY questions you might have!
*Specials do NOT occur every Mon., Tue., etc.... Instead, they'll fall on a T, I, G, E, or R day.  When we're off school, it's a NO LETTER day.*
T day: P.E. & Technology
I day: P.E & Library
G day: P.E & Music
E day: P.E. 
R day: P.E. & Art
We're so fortunate to have P.E. every day! Please always have gym shoes at school.
Lunch: 11:15 - 11:35, then Recess: 11:35 - 11:55
*We will be outside for recess & mask breaks, so please dress accordingly!*

Q3 Sight Words: and, to, on, here, come, you, of, have, for, but, big, had, be


Q3 I Can Statements:


*I can name uppercase and lowercase letters.

*I can sound out words.

*I can identify the first, middle, and last letter in a word.

*I can hear, say, and write words that rhyme.

*I can clap the sounds I hear in a word.

*I can break up words into parts.

*I can put together the first sound with the last part to make a word. (c+at)

*I can break up a word into the first sound and the last part (cat, c-at)

*I can separate and say the beginning, middle, and ending sound in C-V-C words. (c-a-t)

*I can add or change letters in words to make new words. (bug-mug-mud)

*I can say the sound a consonant makes.

*I can quickly say high frequency words.

*I can identify the main topic and retell key details in a book (with help)

*I can tell you the connections between two people, ideas, or events in a book (with help)


*I can use drawings and writing to name a topic and tell something about it.


*I can count to 100 by 10’s. (K.CC.1)

*I can count to 100 by 1’s. (K.CC.1)

*When I count objects, I can write the number to show how many. (K.CC.3)

*I can write number 0-20. I can write number 0-50. (K.CC.3)

*I can understand that when I count, the next number is one larger than the one I just said. (K.CC.4c)

*I can compare two written numerals to decide which is greater than, less than, or equal to. (L.CC.7)

*I can show addition. (K.OA.1)

*I can add to solve word problems. (K.OA.2)

*I can make a number less than ten by putting together 2 groups of pictures or objects. (K.OA.3)

*I can show what number is needed to add to another number to make 10. (K.OA.4)

*I can show how the numbers 11-19 are made of ten ones and more ones. (K.NBT.1)

*I can sort and count objects.  (K.MD.3)


*I can participate in discussions of earth science and how living things grow.


Erin’s Law 2020-2021

We are required by Erin's Law to provide lessons on sexual abuse and prevention education. During the weeks of November 16th and January 25th, Grand Prairie Elementary School Social Workers will be teaching a lesson in your child’s classroom about the "Think First and Stay Safe" program. The lesson in November will cover the concepts of "Using My Built In Computer: Staying Healthy and Safe." The lesson in January will cover "Laws Help Protect Me: Kids Have Rights Too!" and "Listening to My Instincts: No Secrets".


Should your child have any questions, you may refer to the handout that will be provided to them on the day of the lesson. If you have additional questions feel free to contact a School Social Worker – Morgan Bilthuis, Rebekah Munch and Kelly McGovern

Important Dates...
3/1- 3/5: Dr. Seuss Week
3/5: Remote Supply Pick-Up
3/12- 3/25: Virtual Book Fair
3/15: All School Pajama Day
3/19: Remote Supply Pick-Up
3/26: Quarter 3 Ends 
3/26: Early Release @ 11:25am
3/29-4/2: No School-Spring Break
4/5: No School
4/6: Classes Resume