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Welcome To Kindergarten!

Enrolling Your Kindergarten Student at Texas Leadership

 

Hello future Texas Leadership family!! Can we first tell you that we are so excited about the chance to count you among the thousands of students who call our school home! You are about to discover what so many parents have already found out about us. That Texas Leadership is a safe, educational, Leader-In-Me, fun place to be! Our vision is to see students at all ages thrive!

 

What an exciting time it is! Students in Kindergarten are discovering more about the world around them and diving into the fundamentals of Math, Reading, Science exploration and all that encompasses the neat world of Social Studies.

 

Kindergarten at Texas Leadership will set your child up for success as they go beyond the Kinder classroom and grow from First Grade all the way through High School Graduation.

 

Our classrooms are filled with engaging elements that combine technology with hands-on learning. We pride ourselves in seeing a high percentage of our Kindergarten students transform each day and exceed State Standards year-over-year.

 

Classes and Activities  |  

Mathematics • Science • Reading • Writing • Comprehension

Social Studies • Physical Education • Leadership • Music

 

Pearson myView Reading  |

Engages students by introducing thematic units that allow for the integration of social studies and science across the curriculum. While focusing on various themes, students explore concepts about themselves, their community, and their world. Students learn skills to maintain a healthy inter- and intra-personal lifestyle. Through the thematic units, students are encouraged to express themselves through various mediums, learn the joy of reading as they discover diverse works of literature, and develop sophistication in the use of oral and written language as they engage in meaningful discussion and authentic writing. The myView program integrates instruction in phonics, phonemic awareness, spelling, comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, listening, speaking, fluency and letter formation.

 

Really Great Reading (Phonics Program )  |

Provides educators with the tools and knowledge to teach all students (not just those who learn easily) to read. Really Great Reading makes assessment and grouping practical, efficient and accurate. Our approach to reading instruction is research-based, interactive, explicit, structured, and multisensory. In our lessons, students not only learn to read, but enjoy the intelligent learning process.

 

Go Math  |

A comprehensive mathematics program that builds on prior learning with an approach that provides deep, long-term mastery of the content and skills taught. The program emphasizes Essential Questions and Big Ideas with depth of understanding as the goal.

 

The Classroom Experience  |

  • Morning Meeting” Time: Children experience a sense of belonging, practice communication skills, and are introduced to new concepts and materials through strategies such as shared reading and writing, calendar math and group discussion.
  • Whole-Group Lessons: We know that some skills and concepts need to be taught to the whole group together, followed by the opportunity for independent practice while the teacher visits students at their tables.
  • Read-Aloud: Children learn about each component of literacy as they listen to and discuss high-interest texts related to units of study.
  • Learning Centers: Development is supported through hands-on exploration of important literacy and mathematics concepts while a teacher circulates to monitor and further learning.
  • Small Groups: Teachers provide lessons to small groups that reinforce essential skills, and reteach or enrich as necessary.
  • Snack and Lunch Time: Children practice self-care routines, help distribute materials and clean up, and enjoy time to socialize.
  • Outdoor Play: All areas of development are supported as children explore and play on the playground.
  • Kindergarten Electives/”Specials”  |  Library, Music, Art, Physical Education (P.E), and Library.

MEET MRS. CLIFT  |

 

Hi, everyone! My name is Violet Clift. I am so excited to begin my second year of teaching Kindergarten at TLCA-Midland. I love working and learning with your kids and I love the ladies I teach with and the environment I get to teach in! I am excited for the coming school year.

 

I was raised in Wyoming and I love being able to take my two kids “home” every summer! I am the third of eight kids, so my kids have 19 cousins to play with when we get there. My favorite things to do when we visit Wyoming are: being in the mountains, riding horses, spending time with family, going to the lake, hiking and having hot dog and marshmallow roasts.

 

I have lived in Texas for 4 years. I love the family I have found at TLCA and I feel blessed to be a part of it! I love learning with your kids. I get right in there with them and dance and sing while we learn our numbers and letters. Seeing them succeed and hit milestones in their learning brings me so much joy.

 

If you came into my classroom, you would see 7 Habits posted on my back wall. I embrace those 7 habits and your kids will, too. It is such a fabulous program designed specifically for helping your child have a leader mindset. Everyone can be a leader, not all leaders have titles. Leadership can be shown in so many different ways and places! 

 

I can’t wait to meet your kids!

 

MEET MS. DOMINGUEZ  |

Hello future Texas Leadership student!! My name is Anne Dominguez, and I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. In 2008, I graduated from Sul Ross State University with a Bachelors of Science in Education. I am very excited to be a part of the Texas Leadership of Midland family for the fourth year. I look forward to being your child’s teacher!!

 

MEET MS. KNEISLEY  |

Hello future TLCA Eagle leader! My name is Ms. Kneisley and I have been teaching Kindergarten for three years now and I absolutely love it!! I was raised in Midland, Texas and graduated from Midland High School, going on to the city of Alpine and attending Sul Ross University for my Bachelors In Education. My favorite thing about teaching Kindergarten is getting to know the kids and watching the excitement as the master new skills!

 

Some of my favorite things to do (when I’m not teaching) is to read mystery books and do jigsaw puzzles.

 

MEET MRS. MOORE  |

Hello future Texas Leadership family! My name is Mrs. Moore and I was raised in Balmorhea, Texas. In High School my family moved to Midland and I graduated from Greenwood. I graduated from UT Permian Basin (UTPB) with my Bachelors in Education and this will be my 24th year in teaching! I am so excited to be a part of Texas Leadership of Midland for the third year. I look forward to being your child’s teacher!

 

Some of my favorite things are: Gardening, Reading, shopping at Home Goods and I love chips and salsa!! What are some of YOUR favorite things?

 

You can reach me by emailing Jamie.Moore@tlca-md.com

Open Enrollment at Texas Leadership began on Monday, April 6th 2020 for the 2020-2021 school year and closes on Friday, April 17th, 2020. However, we still invite you to apply! 

 

Check out more about the Enrollment Process HERE