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Reading Workshop

Learning Objective:   Tackling my challenging books.

Summary:  In group students are working on a variety of reading skills. Talk to your child about what skill they are working on.

Writing Workshop

Learning Objective:  I can write non-fiction text.

Summary:  Students chose an animal and will write a book about that animal. They need at least 3 sentences (can, have, are). For example: Cats can climb, cats have fur, cats are mammals.


Learning Objective: Model composition and decomposition of numbers to 10 using actions, objects, and drawings. Model composition and decomposition of numbers to 10 using fingers and linking cube sticks.

Summary: We practiced adding numbers using number bonds.

Social Studies / Science

Learning Objective:

  • I can give the definition of a need and a want. I can give examples of needs and wants.

Summary:  This week we talked about human needs and wants. Needs include: shelter, food, water, clothing, air, and sunlight.


Read 15 min each night.

Upcoming Events

  • February 2nd- 100th day of school

Dear Kindergarten Families,

My name is Ms. Tolbert. I am very excited to be BFS’s Kindergarten teacher this year! I can’t wait to meet your child and learn more about them, but first, I will tell you a little about myself.

I was born and raised in Columbia, Missouri. I love to go to Cardinals baseball games and cheer on the Mizzou tigers. I graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. After completing my degree I also became certified in Early Childhood Education. I recently finished my Masters in Teaching English as a Second Language. 

This is my eighth year as a teacher. I have taught fifth, kindergarten, and adult ELL students. Kindergarten is my favorite grade to teach! When I am not teaching I enjoy hiking and traveling to new places. I am new to Korea and I am so excited to learn about and explore this wonderful country. 

My goal for this school year is for every student to learn and grow. I believe that every student is important and unique and these differences will all impact us in a positive way! Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.


Sydney Tolbert

Sydney Tolbert – Kindergarten Teacher (

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