Mrs. Orth's Buzzing Bees


  • Welcome to our Kindergarten class at Crowne Hill Elementary School! We are off to a great start!  I was happy to meet everyone on the first day of school and then again at Back to School Night.  You already received some information about our class in my First-Day letter and in the Back to School Night packet.  I will also be sending home monthly newsletters that keep you informed about what is happening in our class.  This website is another great way to stay in the loop.  It will let you know about what we're learning, tell you about important dates, and give information about special events.  I am so excited to be teaching your students!  I know it is going to be a great year!


Literacy Link

  • We will be reading lots of books about friendship and how we get along with others.  We've been learning that the author is the person who writes the words in a story and the illustrator is the one who makes the pictures.  We are learning the sight words, I, can, see, and the and reading stories that use those words.  We are also learning and reviewing letter names and sounds as well as how to write the letters correctly.  Keep practicing these at home. Homework will begin soon and will reinforce these concepts.  I am finishing up my assessments and then we will begin reading groups.  I'll let you know when Reading Bags will start coming home.

    In writing, we are working on writing the letters and sounds we hear in the words we want to write (kid's writing) and using the word "I" in our writing.  At this point, some students may only have a sound or two which is great.  Others may have many sounds and words already. My goal is to take them to the next step, no matter where they begin.  A few students have already "published" their first book and read it to the class,  It's very exciting!


Thematic Connections – Science/Social Studies

  • Our theme for August and September is Me, My Family, and My FriendsWe are getting to know each other and the things we like to do. We have been talking about school rules and how we can be respectful, responsible, safe,  and kind learners.  We'll also talk about how to be caring friends.


Math Message

  • In math, we are learning the concept of numbers to 5.  We are counting, reading and writing those numbers and we'll be talking about the concept of "more" and "less" as well.  We're also learning about colors and shapes.


Important Dates

  • Here are some upcoming events to be aware of.  See the Calendar of Events and Newsletters for more information.

    • 9/2 - Labor Day Holiday - No School

    • 9/6 - Homework begins

    • 9/13 - Staff Development Day - No School for Students

    • 9/18 and 9/19 - Picture Days - More info to come

    • 9/23-27 - Nice Matters Week - More info to come