Hello! My name is Lindsey Niggins and I am a kindergarten teacher at Emerson Elementary School. Welcome to Emerson School! I am really looking forward to working with you and your child this school year. On this website you will find information pertaining to our classroom as well as the school. In addition to this website, a classroom newsletter will be sent out weekly. Please check this website frequently for up to date information. I look forward to a wonderful school year!
October 21st: Picture Retake Day (please let me know if your child is getting their picture retaken!)
October 23rd: Late Arrival Day
October 25th: Fall Fest at Emerson from 6:00-8:00pm
October 31st: Student Council Sponsored “Special Day” - Crazy Hat Day!
November 1st: Student Council Sponsored “Special Day” - Pajama Day!
November 8th: End of Trimester 1
November 15th: Miss Niggins absent all day
November 20th: Late Arrival Day
November 22nd: Report Cards sent home—more information to come about accessing report cards!
School Phone: (630) 834-5562
Please notify the office if your child will be absent or late.
- At Home Practice
- Helpful Websites
- Pick Up/Drop Off Procedures
- Occupational Therapy Recommendations
In kindergarten, at home practice is an important factor in mastering skills. With such a short school day, practicing kindergarten skills at home is essential for student success. The following is a list of activities that can be done at home to help children master these skills. These activities are not mandatory, but are highly recommended!
-Reading: Students should be practicing reading every day! Students can work on tracking print from left to write and attempting to read short words. Being read to is also great practice! Try to read at least 10-15 minutes a day!
-Math: Math concepts are simple to practice at home! Practice counting by ones, tens, and fives. Recognize shapes at the store, at home, and at the park. Work on one-to-one correspondence by pointing to each item counted. Practice decomposing (taking apart) numbers by identifying different groups numbers can be broken up into. For example, the number 5 can be made with a group of 2 and a group of 3.
-Raz Kids: Raz Kids is an online database that allows students to read, listen to, and answer questions about stories. This is a fantastic website and great practice for literacy! The username is lniggins0 and then click on your child's name. You can access via the "Helpful Websites" link above.
Specials are activities that students attend outside of the classroom. Kindergarten students will have the opportunity to attend gym, music, art, and library one time a week. Please make sure your child has an art smock (an old t-shirt works perfectly!) and a pair of gym shoes labeled with their name to be left at school to be used on days when we have art and gym. Specials schedule is listed below.
Morning Kindergarten: Afternoon Kindergarten:
Monday: No Special Monday: P.E
Tuesday: P.E Tuesday: Library
Wednesday: Art Wednesday: No Special
Thursday: Music Thursday: No Special
Friday: Library Friday: Art and Music
Our classroom is unique in that we have our own entrance and exit door! Students will enter and exit through door #10 which is across from the Emerson School sign near the front playground. Parents or caretakers must accompany students in line before entering the building! This is for your child's safety as there is not supervision at that time. If there is a change in your child's regular pick-up routine please notify me via email or written consent before the beginning of the school day.
Kindergarten School Day:
Morning Kindergarten: 8:15-11:05 AM (Bell rings at 8:10 for students to enter the school)
Afternoon Kindergarten: 12:05-3:00 PM
Once a month on a Wednesday teachers partake in meetings. On this day, students arrive to school later than usual. Below is the late start schedule:
Morning Kindergarten: 9:45-11:55 AM
Afternoon Kindergarten: 12:55-3:00 PM