Shelley Gurwell - K

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Shelley Gurwell

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Welcome to Kindergarten!

This year your child will grow in so many ways. Kindergarten students naturally have a love of learning. They are so excited to learn and discover new things each and every day. As an educator, my goal is to increase your child’s excitement and enthusiasm toward learning and the Prairie Creek Elementary School environment.

Each day builds upon the next in our classroom. We work on practicing letter names and sounds, combining these sounds to form words, and eventually piecing these words together to read sentences. This process is very exciting and by the end of the year your child will be reading books and writing sentences!

Kindergarten students also work very hard in math and building those beginning math skills that will help them throughout their school and life experiences. They practice identifying numbers, counting (by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s), reading calendars and graphs. We also work on identifying 2-D and 3-D shapes, addition/subtraction skills, beginning money and telling time skills.

Please feel free to stop by our classroom any time to see what we are up to.  I am so excited to work with you and your child this year. The growth in their academics, emotional maturity & friendships will truly amaze you.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our classroom, please feel free to contact me.

Shelley Gurwell
913-592-7184
gurwells@usd230.org