Each month students in Kindergarten can earn rewards for following the 3 B’s (being safe, kind, and responsible). They are to earn 10 punches on their PBS reward card throughout the month. This week the students in Mrs. Durant’s class earned their lip whistles. As you can see they had a great time […]
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About Carrie Durant
My name is Carrie Durant. I have been a teacher at Chance Elementary since 2002! I graduated from the University of Missouri Columbia in 2002 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. In 2006 I completed my Masters degree from William Woods University.
I love spending time with my family. We love to play games, watch movies, and travel. I also love to craft and read books
I am married to my husband Shawn. We have 2 sons. John is in a Senior and Toby is in 10th grade. They keep us busy with many different sporting activities. Go Panthers!
Kindergarten has been working hard on learning how to count to 100 by 1’s. We practice by singing lots of songs. We especially love the ones by Jack Hartmann. After practicing, the students take turns counting out loud. If a student reaches 100, then that student gets to take a certificate home stating […]
Kindergarten has started their first unit on Narrative writing. We have been learning about putting spaces between words, starting sentences with capital letters, and putting periods at the end of our thoughts. We are also working hard on pulling apart words we don’t know and writing our sight words correctly. It is always fun […]
Math tubs provide endless opportunities for the students to explore and create. As you can see from the pictures the boys are actively engaged with creating and manipulating pieces to design structures. Another student is sorting the shapes by size. Both activities are being completed with supplies that come from the same […]
We have completed our first full week of Kindergarten and it has been wonderful!! Our classes have been learning how to be good friends at school. We have talked about being kind and caring. We have even discussed how you should get to know someone (talk to them, ask them to play, and smile at […]
Kindergarten started a science unit on Energy last week. We discussed the importance of the sun and how it gives energy to the Earth. We also discussed different surfaces you can find on Earth (sand, soil, rocks, and water). We took a hike around school to observe these surfaces. We discovered that surfaces […]
Kindergarten has been working hard on getting better at writing. We are currently in the middle of our Informative Writing unit. This week we are working on asking a question at the beginning of our writing. We are learning which question word to use at the beginning of our sentence and how to make the […]
Stations are a very popular way for our students to be able to practice the skills we are covering in math class. Currently the Kindergarten students have been learning about subtraction. They are able to practice their subtraction knowledge by playing games and using apps on our iPads. The other nice piece about […]
The Kindergarten classes enjoyed a week of Gingerbread Man fun! We read lots of different versions of the gingerbread man, decorated gingerbread houses, and even when on a hunt for the elusive guy! No one was able to capture him, but he did leave us a special treat of gingerbread man cookies! […]
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