Mrs. Kirby Kindergarten


I was raised in Redondo Beach.  I attended Beryl Heights Elementary School, Parras Middle School, and Redondo Union High School.  I graduated from UCLA with a degree in English.  Then, I earned my Multiple Subject CLEAR teaching credential and Masters Degree in Education at Chapman University.  This is my fourteenth year teaching. This will be my fourth year teaching kindergarten at Birney. I also taught second grade for three years at Birney and third grade for six years, and a 1/2 combination class for one year for Torrance Unified School District at Towers Elementary.

 

My husband's name is Matt and we have two AMAZING children Hunter and Emiko. 

 

I am thrilled to be teaching in Redondo Beach! 

 

 

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Snack

Please send a HEALTHY snack to school with your child. They will eat their snack to refuel their bodies and brains during the first 5 minutes of socialization which will be nutrition time. Please do not send an overabundant amount of food as there is a minimal amount of time to eat, and they need their play time. If an unhealthy snack (i.e. soda, candy, etc.) is sent to school, we will send it back home with your child, as this type of food will hinder their ability to learn. Please ensure your child knows how to open their snack by themselves. Also, their backpacks will receive the morning sun.  Therefore, please put your child’s snack in an insulated container to prevent it from spoiling (if needed). The beginning of the year is very hot. Please make sure that your child has a labeled water bottle in their backpack. This will help us minimize long lines at the water fountain and optimize our learning time.

Common Core Standards

Please visit this site to view the state standards your child will be expected to know by the end of the year.  

Your child has all year to master each concept.  http://www.cde.ca.gov 

Mail Folder

Your child will receive a GREEN mail folder that must come back and forth from school and home each day.  Every Monday, the folder will contain a homework packet, a class Newsletter, and any other mail for the parents.  Please get into the habit of checking your child’s folder every night to look for mail that is being sent home in the labeled “To Home” section.  If you need to return something to school, please place it in the “To School” section.  This is the way to send notes for the teacher or return permission slips to school etc.  Please have your child look in this “To School” section every morning as we want to instill responsibility in each child to turn in important paperwork. 

Homework

Homework will be sent home in a packet on Mondays and is due on Fridays in the green folder.  Please place it in the “To School” section Friday morning.  Remember, reading to/with your child EVERY night is an important part of their homework!

Kindergarten Reminders

AM kindergarten daily schedule

 8:15-11:35

 

Library books are due Wednesday.

 

Please return all forms and emergency kits to school ASAP.

 

 Label EVERYTHING. The children come to school with sweaters, jackets, backpacks, and lunchboxes and forget to bring them home. If they are labeled it will help us return them to their rightful owner.