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Ms. Howl

Kindergarten Rocks!
Kindergarten Rocks!

About the Teacher

This is my 17th year teaching and I have taught K & TK at Montague. I taught kindergarten for 9 years & first grade for 2 years, in Los Altos.  I worked in the district office as part of the Behavior Support Team in 2012. I have two teenage boys and the younger one has autism.  Behavior, whether positive or negative, is all a form of communication. I believe that every child learns in their own way and my goal is to find out what engages your child. I feel social skills are just as valuable as academic skills!


We will focus on a letter every two days until we have covered the alphabet.  The letters are taught out of abc order. We are using the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum. Students who know the names of the letters and the short sounds of the letters, have a strong basis for reading.  We will be learning how to blend and segment words.



Students should bring a healthy snack to school. Students can buy hot lunch or bring a lunch from home.  We will walk over to the cafeteria and all eat inside daily.  Please do not send nuts to school as some of our students are allergic to them.  

Thursday Folders

Every Thursday, a folder comes home with your child's work and notices from the school.  Empty the folder and keep your child's projects. Return the folder on Thursday.  You can reach me by phone or email. (408) 423-1962

Fine Motor

We are working on our fine motor in the classroom.  We are building muscle strength in our hands by using clothespins to match letters, tracing objects to cut,  pinching eye droppers to squeeze water onto paper, pushing pegs into a board,  and rolling, pinching & squeezing play dough.  All of these activities will help with our pencil grasp for writing.

Be Responsible Be Respectful & Be Safe

Montague's Behavior Expectations are known to the students as the 3 B's.  These are school wide expectations and students can be awarded  Marvelous Mustang slips for positive behavior.

Daily Schedule

 8:30 Opening/Phonics                                                                          

 9:00 Reader's Workshop/ Writer's Workshop

10:20 Recess

10:40 Math/Centers                                                                            

11:50 Lunch

12:45 Read Aloud

1:00  Social Studies/Science/Art

1:45 Choice Time/Social Skills                                                              

2:15 Clean up

2:31 PM dismissal


P.E. (Mondays 9:10-10:00) with Mr. Agguire

Music (Tuesday 9:05-9:40) with Ms. Celeste

Library (Thursdays 9:00-9:30) with Mrs. Williamson

Computer Science (Mondays & Wednesday 9:45-10:15)(Fridays 1:45-2:15)


Social Skills Curriculum