Welcome to Ms. Henderson's Kindergarten Classroom!
"We believe that all children are special and are gifts from God."
Kindergarten is a very exciting and important time for children. At this age, it's critical that children's natural love of learning and curiosity about the world needs to be nurtured to set the right foundation for the rest of their formal education. At Visitation Academy, we give chldren the strong foundation they need for future success.
- Before and After Care Available
- Students wear uniforms
- Integrated Technology
- Center-based learning in 5 areas
- Multisensory approach
Welcome from Mrs. Henderson!
I have been a Kindergarten teacher at Visitation Academy for the past 12 years and have a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education K-8 and a minor in Elementary and Reading from the College of New Jersey.
My assistant and I formed an educational program to help students achieve and perform to the best of their abilities.
We have a daily morning routine which includes:
- Word Families
- Sight Words
- Rhyming Words
- Beginning Sounds
- End Sounds
- Time Check
- Counting by 2's, 5's, 10's
- Vowels (Long and Short)
- Addition and Subtraction
We also have Daily Group Learning Centers which allow children to work together.
Students are grouped according to their ability in both math and reading.
Daily Centers include:
- Listening Center
- Language Arts
In our classroom, we also provide a prayer table where prays are enhanced with instruments, children pray the Rosary, and participate in centering prayers.
We also have monthly classroom prayer services and frequently take trips to the Chapel, Church and Grotto and also learn monthly bible versus.
Monthly Projects/Trips for the Upcoming Year:
September: Trip to Mrs. Keppler's Farm in Paramus.
October: Pumpkin Prayer with Craft
November: Thanksgiving Pilgram Program
December: "Christmas in Many Lands"
Mother Mary Show/Story of Christmas with craft
January-March: Monthly shared book reports according to learned topics:
Units of studies include: Owls, Bats, Native Americans, Penguins, Hibernation, Ecology, Insects, and Senses.
April: Easter/Lent Program
June: Graduation Celebration
Books Used in the Classroom:
- Reading and Phonics System - Scott Foresman
- Progress in Mathematics - Sadlier- Oxford
- Writing Our Catholic Faith - Handwriting - Thomas M. and Jennifer L. Wasylyk
- Time Magazine for Science and Social Studies
- Religion and Activities - We Are Blessed
For further education please visit these websites we use in the classroom: