Welcome To KINDERGARTEN

 
 
REGISTRATION FOR 2022-2023 IS NOW OPEN!

 

 

We are excited about the chance to count you among the thousands of families who call our school home. You are about to discover what many parents have already found out about us: Texas Leadership is a safe, educational, Leader-In-Me, fun place to be!

 

Our vision is to see students at all ages T-H-R-I-V-E.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Mastering The Foundation  |  Curriculum Resources

 

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 Ms. Calentine  |

Hello, everyone! My Name is Ms. Calentine and I have been teaching for two years and absolutely LOVE being in Kindergarten. I graduated from John Brown University with a degree in Youth Ministries. I love the theater and currently head up the Theater Club at Texas Leadership. When not at school, you can catch me on my kayak or on the stage at Midland Community Theater. I can't wait to meet you!

 

You can reach her by emailing: Ms. Calentine

 

Meet Mrs. Kirkpatrick  |

Carrie Kirkpatrick has been in education for five years working in Kindergarten and Pre-K.  She graduated from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia with a BFA in Musical Theatre.  After graduating, she worked at Disney World for almost two years!  She loves sharpening young minds and pushing them to their fullest potential.

 

You can reach her by emailing: Mrs. Kirkpatrick

 

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 have been in the world of Education for over 30 years. I am so excited to be a part of the Texas Leadership of Midland family and I look forward to being your child’s teacher!

 

When not teaching, I love traveling and being outdoors… you’ll defiatenly find me riding my motorcycle or gardening. What are some of YOUR favorite things?

 

You can reach Mrs. Moore by emailing Mrs. Moore

 

Meet Mrs. Wabuke  |

Hello, everyone! My name is Mrs. Andrea Wabuke and I am so grateful to be able to teach… it has always been a dream of mine. This is my fourth year in Kindergarten and I love it! I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Child and Family Studies from The University Of the Permain Basin.

 

I am happy to say I was born and raised right here in Midland, Texas!  I am married to my awesome husband Josh and we have three daughters. My oldest is Keshia and I am also mom to a set of twins -- Alexandrea and Alexis . I cannot forget about my three puppies: Rocky, Tobie, and Sadie!

 

I am super excited to be a part of the Texas Leadership family and I can’t wait to meet you!

 

You can reach her by emailing: Mrs. Wabuke