Monday, August 29, 2016

August 29, 2016

A big part of Kindergarten is social interactions. It is super important to teach students how to express their feelings correctly, be kind to others, how to share, and how to be a good citizen. To help kids learn these social interactions, there is a chunk of time during our day that the kids get to free play. They choose whatever they want to play with and simply play. I love this time because the kids begin to use their imaginations and truly get a chance to be a kid but it also teaching them how to play nicely. 

We always need more time like this. A chance for them to be a kid and explore. Our play time is called centers- and I know they love it. 

Friday, August 26, 2016

August 22-26

Yay we finished our first week of Kindergarten!! It was SO much fun getting to know all of my students and we learned a lot just in the first week. The first day was full of craziness but by the end of the week- they were pro's at following rules and procedures. 

In math we learned how to play with manipulatives correctly and safely. We also learned about to identify and count our numbers 1-10. We worked really closely with numbers 1-5 this week and will be working with 6-10 next week. 

We also learned some of our letters and the sounds they make. We have been working on our handwriting as well. We wrote our classmates names and our names to practice our handwriting. By the end of the year- we will be writing simple sentences!

We also get "Centers" time. Centers is a period of time where the kids get to free play. They let their imagination run wild and it is so cool to see what they come up with. Overall, it was such a great week full of learning. I cannot wait for this year with such an awesome class :)

Friday, August 19, 2016

Parent Breakfast

Come join PTA in the cafeteria Monday at 7:45 AM to 8:15 AM for a parent breakfast! Please drop your kids off in their class and then head on over for some yummy breakfast provided by our wonderful PTA!

Monday, August 8, 2016


Welcome to Ms. Brierton's Class!
I am super excited to get this school year started and meet all my little Kindergarteners. 
My name is Alyssa Brierton and I have been with Coyote Ridge Elementary for two years. Before Coyote Ridge, I attended Texas Tech University. I received a degree in Early Childhood Education and specialized in English as a Second Language. I worked with Kindergarten for a year in Lubbock before graduating and moving back home to Frisco. Some things that I like are: movies, Chinese and Mexican food, reading books, and taking pictures. I dislike: seafood. I have a big family that I am very close to, and two dogs- Seth and Bentley. I love having parent involvement within my class, and love having the opportunity to share with everyone what we are learning. If you ever have any questions or concerns- do not hesitate to email me. 

I look forward to meeting you all at Kindergarten Orientation on August 16th at 5PM and Meet The Teacher night on August 17th at 5PM!