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Reading Workshop

Learning Objective:

  • Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.

  • Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.

  • Understand that words are separated by spaces in print.

  • Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.

Summary:  Each reading group is focusing on a different reading skill. Ask your child what skill their group is working on.

Writing Workshop

Learning Objective: I told, drew, and wrote a whole story. I had a page that shows what happened first, next, and last. My pages are in order.  The story indicates who was there, what happened, and how the characters felt. I can read my writing. I wrote a letter for the sounds I heard. I used the word wall to help me spell. I put spaces between words. I used lowercase letters unless capitals were needed. I wrote capital letters to start every sentence.

Summary:  Sight words this week; can, are


Learning Objective: Compare volume using more than, less than, and the same as by pouring.

Summary: Explored different objects and their capacity.

Social Studies / Science

Learning Objective:

  • Understand that people can change their environment by polluting the air and water.

  • Learn that people do things that affect the world around them such as building roads, digging mines in the land, building where other living things live, or harming plants that animals depend on for food and shelter.

  • Understand that systems in the world have parts that work together and then construct an argument supported by evidence about how living things will be affected by cutting down a tree to build a playground.

Summary:  Took students on a walk to collect trash. Learned about ways to help the environment.


Read 15 min each night.

Upcoming Events

  • December 1st- Elementary Winter Concert @ 5pm

  • December 21st- January 8th No School (Winter Break)

  • January 9th- School Resumes

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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