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Everyday Math

We use the program Everyday Math in addition to our ability specific math interventions.


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Classroom news

First day of school Tuesday, September 6, 2011!





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Parent guide to GLCE

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Reading and Math games to take home

I have reading and math intervention boxes that you can check out. You can play fun literacy games with your child at home! SEE ME!

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Welcome letter

August 2009


Dear parents,

My name is Jennifer Oakes and I will be your child’s kindergarten teacher this year.  I hope that you have all enjoyed your summer and are looking forward to the start of the new school year as much as I am.  As a way of introduction, I would like to tell you a little about my educational background and about my family.  I have had the pleasure of teaching preschool, kindergarten and 1st grade for 26 years.  I began my teaching career in Livonia, MI.  I moved to Houghton Lake in 1996 and have worked in the Gerrish-Higgins School District for the past 13 years.   My teaching degree is from Madonna University and I have completed graduate studies at EMU, CMU, Madonna and Marygrove University.    My husband and I have 2 children.  Janee’ is 14 years old and is a 9th grader at Roscommon High School.  Jessica is 9 years old and will begin 2nd grade in September here at Roscommon Elementary School.  Please tell your children how much I look forward to teaching them.  This will be a fantastic year!



Mrs. Jennifer Oakes



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kindergarten GLCE


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Mrs. Oakes’ Newsletter

   September 2011

What we’re learning

Our theme this week is Welcome to Kindergarten!

Literature - Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten

Phonemic awareness - letter and sound formation and identification

Writing - All About Me!

Math - Number and shape identification

Looking ahead

School begins on Tuesday, September 6 2011

September Birthdays



Thank  you!




What is K-Pals?

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90 minute block

The 90 minute block is an hour and a half of uninterrupted literacy/ reading instruction. 30 minutes is spent as a whole group working on a piece of literature connected to our theme. 60 minutes is spent working in 15 minute centers. Students work on reading, writing, listening and skills specific to their needs.