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 21, 2020

Kindergarten News

Hello Families!! 

Things to Remember:

Library: Mondays

PE shoes: Tuesday/Thursday

Music:  Wednesday/Friday

please send or plan to purchase 2 snacks daily.


Dr. Seuss Literacy Night in the Library ~ March 5 th 6:00 – 7:00  Come have Cake and hear HHS football players read Dr. Seuss stories to the kids.

Friday    March 6   ‘Crazy Hair Day’ Jefferson Student Council Fundraiser(think spare change)

Don’t Forget to Spring Forward! ~ March 8th

Friday, March 20

2:15 – 3:00 Kindergarten’s Buzzy Bear Gala Performance (Auditorium)

Spring Break ~ March 28 th – April 5th


-1st names- writing 1st name AND last name beginning with a capital letter and the rest lowercase

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

-recognize/produce rhyming words

-Letter names/sounds, writing letters- review Letter Rr

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

-Segmenting/blending (sounding out) words

-Identifying the beginning sound and ending sound of a word



-Calendar Time- months, days of the week, number of days in school, counting, weather

-Recognizing/ writing numbers 0-20

-Counting objects 0-15

-Orally counting  (100 is the goal for the school year!)

-Shapes (circle, rectangle, square, triangle, hexagon)

-comparing groups- more, less, equal

-counting to 100 by 10s

-recognizing a 5 group in numbers (8 is 5 and 3 more)

-story problems using addition/subtraction

-Teen Numbers- a group of 10 and some extras (10+5=15)

-Number Partners


Social Studies/Science/art

hiking/outdoor activities

-artwork for the Jefferson Gala

-3-D shapes- cylinder, cone, cube, sphere


Jill Putnam

Jill Putnam's Schedule

  • Mondays 9:00-9:30 am

    Library Lesson

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


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


  • 11:25 am - 12:10 pm daily


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


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


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