Abingdon’s Kindergarten Team

Sara Tyson – & Lina Veizaga- 

Sara Platt- & Anna Strachan-  & Anna Richey-  

Mary Cantwell- & Clare Mclean- 

Olympia Carranza- & Corinne Kramer-

Kristi Maddox- & Kotriana Roper- 

Carly Altenberg- & Filly Barrientos-

Lauren Meehan- & Amanda Loayza Vela- & Julia Olanyk –


Lorena Reyes-Andrade- 

Julia Winkler-


This semester in math, Kindergarteners have been busy. We learned to read, write and count numbers from 1 to 50, using 5- and 10-groups. We worked with repeating patterns and sorting using shapes. We explored the concepts of addition and subtraction by exploring the number partners to 6 using plus, minus, equal and non-equal signs. Students have learned to read and create graphs.

Abingdon Kindergarteners focus on oral language development through interactive read-aloud, content knowledge building, morning meetings, and play.  Our kindergarten students build phonological awareness skills and phonics skills daily to help them acquire the foundational literacy skills necessary for beginning reading using our Wilson Fundations and Heggerty Phonemic Awareness resources.  We develop general content knowledge and vocabulary through thematic units using the Amplify Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) resource. Beginning writing skills are integrated into our phonics and CKLA lessons.  Additionally, we emphasize letter formation in Kindergarten. Kindergarteners receive small group instruction in literacy to both extend and reinforce necessary skills for all students to begin reading.

Through our partnership with the Kennedy Center, Kindergarteners are learning good citizenship through Living History. As the year progresses, the students will be introduced to additional strategies for fluent reading and writing.