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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:  I can read familiar text.

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:  I can write a narrative story. This week we practiced the sight words; is, it.


Learning Objective:

  • Compare using heavier than and lighter than with classroom objects.

  • Compare objects using heavier than, lighter than, and the same as with balance scales.

  • Compare the weight of an object to a set of unit weights on a balance scale.

  • Observe conservation of weight on the balance scale.

  • Compare the weight of an object with sets of different objects on a balance scale.

Summary: Students understand the difference between heavy and light.

Social Studies / Science

Learning Objective:

  • Understand that plants and animals can change their environment (tree roots change the land by pushing up sidewalks. Prairie dogs change the land by digging holes for shelter. Beavers change the land by building dams to hold back water).

Summary:  We went on a walk to see how plants and animals change their environment.


Read 15 min each night.

Upcoming Events

  • November 24th- No School
  • December 1st- Elementary Winter Concert @ 5pm

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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