•                        Allison Kosmider
    Mrs. Allison Kosmider
    Kindergarten, Rm 147
    (520) 459-8798 ext. 1147
    (520) 452-4090 - Fax
    kosmidera@fhasd.org
    47121 H Avenue
    FT. Huachuca, AZ 85670
     

    appleMy name is Allison Kosmider.  I have been a resident of Arizona since 1997.  I received a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from West Chester University in 1992.  I hold endorsements in Structured English Immersion, Reading, and Early Childhood. 
    I have been teaching twenty plus years and my fifth year at Colonel Johnston Elementary.  Most of my experience has been in early childhood-11 years in kindergarten and 8 years in 2nd grade.  I have also taught preschool and 4th grade.  My love is kindergarten.  I enjoy biking, scrap booking, traveling, reading and spending time with family and friends.

     

     

    Kindergarten Schedule

    Morning Business

    • Students are unpacking, making lunch choices, preparing for day

    Morning Tubs

    • Engaging literacy, math and science activities using fine motor skills

    Morning Message

    • Engaging reading, phonics, math skills

    Literacy Work Stations

    • Rotating through 4 stations that reinforce reading skills

    Snack/Recess

    Math Rotations

    • Rotating through 4 stations that reinforce math skills

    Recess/Lunch

    Whole Group Math

    • Lesson from math curriculum

    Whole Group Literacy

    • Reading activities related to text

    Pickles and Ketchup

    • ‘Pick’ an activity and/or ‘catch up’ on unfinished work

    Specials

    • Art, Music, PE, Library, and Computers
     

     

    Other Important Information

    Dressing for School:  Please dress your child in comfortable clothing for school.  It is best to dress your child in “play” clothes instead of “dress” clothes since some of our activities require students to paint, sit on the floor, and playing outside.  In cold weather, please dress your child accordingly since we may go outside to play or for a short walk on the school grounds.  We do many physical activities during the day so it is recommended that your child does not wear clogs or flip-flops to school.  Please make sure your child has sneakers on for PE.

     Medications:  The school nurse will administer all medications.  Please contact the nurse if your child is to be given any medicine during school hours.  Do not send medicine to school in your child’s backpack. This includes cough drops and “sore throat lollipops”.

     Birthdays:  Children may celebrate birthdays in school.   You may send in a special treat on this day.  Please let me know ahead of time if you plan to celebrate your child’s birthday at school.

     **If you have any questions, please contact me at school at 459-8798 or email kosmidera@fhasd.org.

     

    Classroom Behavior

    A positive, pro-active attitude is taken with discipline.  Students are rewarded with pennies.  They keep a bank and will be able to visit the treasure box at the end of the week.  When a minor problem arises with a student, he or she will be given a non-verbal response, such as a signal or eye contact, to correct the behavior.  If that is not effective, we will employ other responses.  This may include, but is not limited to, saying the student’s name, moving to the student, or getting the student actively involved in the lesson or activity.  Also they may have pennies taken when behavior continues. 

     Students will lose pennies when they:

    • Interrupt learning by excessive talking, etx
    • Are disrespectful to another student or adult.
    • Cannot sit still or purposely interfering with another student’s learning.
    • Do not behave during specials or lunch.

     

    If a student is involved in a major disruption, such as fighting, swearing, threatening a student or staff member, or defiance, then the student will be referred to the principal.  The principal will then decide what the consequences will be.

     Students will receive pennies when they:

    • Go the extra mile to help a student in need.
    • Are the first or second to do what I ask.
    • Are polite and respectful.
    • Do amazingly good work.

    I will be in constant communication with parents about students’ classroom behavior.   Please discuss and review with your child the importance of following classroom and school rules.

       Classroom Rules

    1.         Be respectful

    2.        Be responsible

    3.        Be safe

     

    If you have any questions, please give me a call.  Thank you for your cooperation.

    Mrs. Kosmider