Kindergarten Blue and Red
Welcome to North Kalgoorlie Kindergarten. My name is Margaret Miller and I am the teacher for Red and Blue Groups at North Kalgoorlie Kindergarten. I love working at North Kalgoorlie Primary School and I believe that our biggest strength is the wonderful parents and children who make up our school community.
I have a qualification in Early Childhood Education and I have been teaching for 35 years. I started my teaching career in the Pilbara where I taught for 6 years before returning to the Goldfields in 1995. I have been lucky enough to have been a part of the wonderful team at North Kalgoorlie Primary School for nearly 25 years. The bulk of my teaching experience has been in Pre-Primary and Kindergarten. I find teaching and working with young children and their families to be an extremely rewarding profession. I love the energy and enthusiasm that little people bring to class with them each and every day and feel very privileged to be a part of their exciting learning journey through Kindergarten.
Kindergarten Staff 2024
Miss Margaret Miller
Mrs Janice McConnell
Mr Mitchell Stuart
Ms Stacey Kemp
Mrs Lori Tonkin
Mrs Natalie Hywood
This term our class will be learning about nursery rhymes, ourselves and our families.
Term 1 is a settling in term for children as we introduce them to school routines and behaviours. We will be developing our sense of belonging at school with the focus being on our ability to listen, follow instructions, speak clearly and to treat others with respect. We will be introducing rhyme through songs and chants, listening to environmental sounds and asking children to identify how many syllables are in words. We will also be working on name recognition and the development of our fine motor skills.
The focus for Maths is number and the principles of counting. We will be working on recognising and reciting numbers to 5 and using 1-1 correspondence when counting out small collections. We will be making simple patterns, recognising shapes and colours and comparing collections of objects as to which has more or less. We will also be exploring the skill of “subitising” by using dice to play lots of fun and exciting games.
TERM ONE SPECIAL DATES
Name Writing Challenge: Blue Group: Monday 26th February 2024
Name Writing Challenge: Red Group: Tuesday 27th February 2024
Easter Hat Parade-Blue Group: Monday 25th March 2024
Easter Hat Parade-Red Group: Tuesday 26th March 2024
(Notes will go out to parents about the above events later in the term.)
Wednesday 27th March: Last day of Term One 2024 (Blue Group)
Thursday 28th March: Last day of Term One 2024. (Red Group)