Jill Putnam

Welcome to Jefferson Kindergarten!

My name is Jill Putnam and this is my 5th year teaching at Jefferson.  I grew up in Bozeman and taught in that area, before taking some time off to raise my two sons.  I am proud and excited to be a part of Jefferson Elementary School.

Posted on February 16, 2019

Kindergarten News

Posted on February 9, 2019

Kindergarten News

Dear Families

Thank you all for coming to the conferences!!  I enjoyed talking with each one of you!!!

It is going to be snowy and cold.  We will stay in only it the actual air temperature is 0 or lower or if with wind chill it is 0 or lower.  But if it warms up during the day they will go out so send warm clothes!!

Monday is Library, please return your books!

District Kindergarten teachers will have guest teachers on Wednesday for  a meeting!!!

Valentines Day is quickly approaching,  We will have a Valentines Day party.  Please purchase or make 24 valentines.  Do not have the kids fill in the to:  only the from:    with their names.  It is too difficult for the kids to pass out and read all the names in a timely manner.

Also Feb 14 is spring pictures day.  If you are interested in having your kids pictures taken again, return the spring picture packet.  COMING SOON  Only students that fill out the packet will have their pictures taken.  If you fill out the online payment please print off or send in a note.  We will only send kids to the photographer if they have packets or notes.

 

Reading/Writing

Listening to stories/comprehension/ characters/ author’s purpose/ setting

Sight words- I, like, the, and, see, we, a, to, me, come, with, my, what you, now, are is how  where, so, of, many, find, from, but, this, came, on  will, be, into, that, your, who

Visiting the letter:  Dd

Identifying the beginning, middle, and ending sounds in words.

 

Math/Calendar

-Recognizing/ writing numbers 0-50

-Finding the 5 group (#s 6-10)- example:  6 is 5 and 1 more

-story problems using addition/subtraction

-Teen Numbers (16=10+6)

Counting by 5s

Making categories:  sorting by different attributes

 

 

Social Studies/Science/art

Science: Animals

Buddies: Valentine’s Day

February

The kids are growing so quickly!  Thanks for sharing them with me!

Jill Putnam

Posted on February 3, 2019

Kindergarten News


Posted on January 26, 2019

Kindergarten News

Dear Families

Thank you to all the parents that sent in snack for the class!! please make sure your student has a small quick snack for a 10:00 and 2:00 daily.  Thank you.

Monday is Library, please return your books!

 

Tuesday, Jan 29th 10:30- 11:10 we will doing some outdoor classes with the Wild Life and Parks.  Please send snow pants, boots, coats, hats and gloves that day!!

There is a chance that snowshoeing will be cancelled.  This is a federal program and due to the shut down they may have to cancel.  I will let you all know for sure on Monday.  If it is a go and you would like to help out please send me an email on Monday once I know for sure.

Wed. Jan. 30th , 3:30-4:00 Kindergarten Teachable Moments- come play some reading games and get some great tips on helping your child learn to read!

Thursday there will be a guest teacher.  I have to attend a Science workshop.

Book orders will be due Monday, Feb 4.  Thanks online code:  GZ47C

 

Parent Teacher Conferences Tuesday, Feb. 5thand Thursday, Feb. 7th– watch for a conference slip to come home with your day and time sign and return ASAP

Friday, February 8, We will celebrate our 100th day of school.  We will enjoy many 100 activities.

Valentines Day is quickly approaching,  We will have a Valentines Day party.  Please purchase or make 24 valentines.  Do not have the kids fill in the to:  only the from:    with their names.  It is too difficult for the kids to pass out and read all the names in a timely manner.

Also Feb 14 is spring pictures day.  If you are interested in having your kids pictures taken again, return the spring picture packet.  COMING SOON  Only students that fill out the packet will have their pictures taken.  If you fill out the online payment please print off or send in a note.  We will only send kids to the photographer if they have packets or notes.

 

Reading/Writing

Listening to stories/comprehension/ characters/ author’s purpose/ setting

Sight words- I, like, the, and, see, we, a, to, me, come, with, my, what you, now, are is how  where, so, of, many, find, from, but, this, came, on

Identifying the beginning, middle, and ending sounds in words.

 

Math/Calendar

-Recognizing/ writing numbers 0-50

-Finding the 5 group (#s 6-10)- example:  6 is 5 and 1 more

-story problems using addition/subtraction

-Teen Numbers (16=10+6)

 

 

Social Studies/Science/art

Science: Animals

Porcupines

Buddies: ground hog day activities 

February

The kids are growing so quickly!  Thanks for sharing them with me!

Jill Putnam

Posted on January 19, 2019

Kindergarten News

Hello Families!!!

In Science this week we learned about the lunar eclipse.  Look outside on Sunday evening for the blood moon!!
 No school Monday, Jan. 21st.

Tuesday is PE please send PE shoes.

I have finally run out of my snacks.  I have about 5 kids daily who need me to provide snacks.  please make sure your student has a small quick snack for a 10:00 and 2:00.  Thank you.  

 3rd Quarter begins Tuesday, Jan. 22- watch for Parent-Teacher Conference slips that week and sign and return ASAP

 

Thursday, Jan. 24th– Jefferson Library Night 6:00-7:00 p.m.  Cocoa and Books.  Come read winter stories and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa!

Tuesday, Jan 29th 10:30- 11:10 we will doing some outdoor classes with the Wild Life and Parks.  Hopefully snowshoeing(do your snow dances) or just playing outdoor games.  Please send snowpants, boots, coats, hats and gloves that day!!  Thanks!!

Wed. Jan. 30th , 3:30-4:00- Kindergarten Teachable Moments- come play some reading games and get some great tips on helping your child learn to read!

 

Parent Teacher Conferences Tuesday, Feb. 5thand Thursday, Feb. 7th– watch for a conference slip to come home with your day and time.

 

Reading/Writing

This week we are doing my favorite story, Mr. Blueberry.  The kids will learn how to write and ask questions.

Listening to stories/comprehension/ characters/ author’s purpose/ setting

Sight words- I, like, the, and, see, we, a, to, me, come, with, my, what you, now, are is how

Identifying the beginning, middle, and ending sounds in words.

Math/Calendar

-Recognizing/ writing numbers 0-50

-Finding the 5 group (#s 6-10)- example:  6 is 5 and 1 more

-story problems using addition/subtraction

-Teen Numbers (16=10+6)

Social Studies/Science/art

-Science: Animals

-Porcupines

Buddies: no buddies this week 

The kids are growing so quickly!  Thanks for sharing them with me!

Jill Putnam

Jill Putnam's Schedule

  • Mondays 9:00-9:30 am

    Library Lesson

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:10- 1:40 pm

    PE

  • Wednesdays and Fridays 1:15- 1:45 pm

    Music

  • 11:25 am - 12:10 pm daily

    Lunch

  • Tuesday - Friday 10:10 am - 10:30 am and 1:45 pm- 2:05pm

    Recess

  • Monday 10:10 am- 10:30 am and 2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

    Recess

  • Monday 2:30 pm and Tuesday - Friday 3:15 pm

    Dismissal