Ms. Shrader

Hello families!  I feel so blessed to be your child's Kindergarten teacher! This year is going to be amazing!
I'd like to share a little bit about myself~ I graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education.  This will be my 30th year teaching Kindergarten!  I am the proud mom of 3 grown children ages 28, 26, and 21, and a super cute Golden Retriever named Jovi!  I love reading, scrapbooking, playing corn hole and spending time with my kids and my friends.
 In Kindergarten, we will be learning academics, but also focusing on being good citizens in the classroom and beyond!  We will learn through lots of play, hands-on activities, songs, and movement.  I look forward to being a part of  your child's learning, growth, and success this year!
I believe that parent/teacher communication is essential for a successful year.  If you ever have any questions, please feel free to contact me. 
~Cheryl Shrader :)
Conference Time - 12:40-1:30
281-357-3134 X 3086


Week of September 19-23


  • Sight words: get, if, am
  • Letters/sounds: Ee, Rr, Bb, Yy, Mm
  • Readers’ Workshop: I can retell a story and identify the characters and setting.
  • Writers’ Workshop: I can write a page with a focused idea, and match my illustrations to my writing.
  • Social Studies: I can identify the Texas flag and recite the Texas pledge.
  • Science: I can identify and record the relative mass of objects, and classify objects based on temperature.
  • Math Workshop: I can find the length of an object using non-standard units.  I can compare the lengths of two different objects.

Ways to help at home:

  • Practice proper pencil grip and name writing.
  • Use the letter sound cards, numbers 0-5 cards, and sight word cards to help students retain knowledge of these skills.
  • Discuss the shape of different objects, both 2D and 3D.  Go on a shape hunt!




Week 9/12/2022

GE Life Principle: Compassion

High Frequency Words: 

Letters & Sounds: 

Reader’s Workshop: 

  • I can read a book by looking at the pictures.
  • I can read a book by reading the pictures in a narrative way.
  • I can read a book by looking at the pictures on every page.

Writer’s Workshop:

  • I can use the tools in my classroom to help me write a book.
  • I can practice making a back cover for my book.
  • I can use writing tools to help me sound out words to place in my writing.


Math Workshop:

Social Studies/Science: 

  • I can identify patriotic symbols and why they are important.
  • I can identify and record the relative lengths, mass, and size of objects.

Ideas to Work on at Home: 

  • Draw a picture with your child.  Have them tell you what they drew and what they like about their drawing.  Discuss what you like about their picture, and then a few ways to add detail.  Help them “sound out” and label one item in their drawing.

Important Reminders:  

  • Parent Orientation Night: Thursday, September 15
  • 5:00-5:30: Campus info/PTO meeting for PK-1 in cafe
  • 5:30-6:00: PK-1 in classrooms
  • 6:00-6:30: Campus info/PTO meeting for 2nd-4th in cafe
  • 6:30-7:00: 2nd-4th in classrooms


  • Picture day is September 16 - Check the link above for ordering information.