Meet The Kindergarten Team

Dear Families,

Welcome to Kindergarten at Hunter’s Creek Elementary School! At HCES you will find a dedicated team of kindergarten teachers. We have a vast background of teaching experience and skills, which we use to meet the needs of all kindergarten students. Be prepared to see amazing growth!

Kindergarten is a crucial year for building foundational skills. We follow Florida’s B.E.S.T. standards to guide our practice in both reading and math. Both reading and math blocks include a whole group activity, a teacher-led small group activity and student-led independent practice activities. Please see below for our curriculum at a glance.

Communication between the family and teacher is vital as we are a team working to best educate your child. We encourage you to contact us if you have questions or concerns at any time.

Again, welcome to the HCES Kindergarten family. We look forward to working alongside you as we lead our students to success.

Wishing you well,

HCES Kindergarten Team

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Kindergarten Teachers

Ms. Klinkerman - Team Leader

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Ms. Acosta - TWDL Spanish

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Ms. Osburn - TWDL English

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Ms. Ozoria

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Ms. Richoux

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Ms. Pares Jimenez

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English Language Arts

What will my child be learning in Kindergarten?

Foundations: Focuses on print concepts, phonological awareness, phonics/word analysis and fluency.

Reading: Focuses on Prose and Poetry, Informational Texts and Reading across genres.

Communication: Focuses on written and oral communication, as well as following conventions.

Vocabulary: Focuses on using academic vocabulary appropriately, asking and answering questions about unfamiliar words, and relating words to background knowledge.

Parent Guide for Kindergarten English Language Arts

FLDOE Parent Guide for Kindergarten ELA

Kindergarten ELA Standards

Click the button below to access the FLDOE B.E.S.T. ELA standards. 
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1st Quarter Sight Words

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2nd Quarter Sight Words

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3rd Quarter Sight Words

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4th Quarter Sight Words

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What will my child be learning in Kindergarten?

Instructional time will emphasize three areas:

  • Developing an understanding of counting to represent the total number of objects in a set and to order the objects within a set.

  • Developing an understanding of addition and subtraction and the relationship of these operations to counting.

  • Measuring, comparing and categorizing objects according to various attributes, including their two- and three-dimensional shapes.

Kindergarten Math Standards

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What will my child be learning in Kindergarten?

Nature of Science

  • Introduces students to science and the role of a scientist

Earth and Space Science

  • Explores gravity, day and nighttime sky, observing size and distance of objects as see from the Earth

Physical Science

  • Sorting objects by observable properties such as size, shape, color, weight, texture, and temperature

Life Science

  • Characteristics, behaviors and basic needs of plants and animals

Kindergarten Science Standards

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Social Studies

What will my child be learning in Kindergarten?

Social Studies:

  • Civics and Government
  • American History
  • Economics
  • Geography

Kindergarten Social Studies Standards

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What will my child be learning in Kindergarten?

Health- Sanford Harmony Curriculum

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Empathy and Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Peer Relationships
  • Social/Emotional Learning (SANFORD HARMONY)
  • Dental Health
  • Healthy Habits


Kindergarten Health Standards

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Kindergarten Supply List


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