Welcome to Mrs. Gillette's Kindergarten Class!
My name is Shawna Gillette and I am so excited to be your child's teacher. I have been teaching at Stratford Elementary School for 15 years. I taught 4K for 3 years, first grade for 2 years and Kindergarten for 10 years. I graduated from UW-Stout in 2005 with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. I completed my Master's Degree in Education from Viterbo University in 2009. In my free time I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family at our cabin.
Kindergarten is a time of new beginnings, of making friends, and of learning lots of new things each day. Our days are filled with wonderful experiences and opportunities for learning and growing.
We will be using a management system called the Daily Five for our reading, writing, and math skills. Families can help at home by reading to and with their child daily, and by encouraging them to write and draw. We incorporate enrichment groups four days a week, for 20 minutes a day. We have a new math program this year called Envision Math. Our math program has many hands-on acitivities, math stations, Math Seeds Computer Program, and Daily Four math stations, We introduce science and social studies in kindergarten too.
Other activities that fill our days are morning meeting, songs and singing, art activities, spending time with friends, daily sharing, map activities, easel time, book buddies, sign language, Smart board interaction, and infomational books and stories.
My Mission is to create a quality classroom where the students feel safe both physically and emotionally. I will ensure that each student's unique learning needs are met in fun and interesting ways. Students will learn how to take responsibility for their own actions.
(715)687-3535 (ext. 111)