Mrs. Krista Arterbury

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Mrs. Krista Arterbury

Hello! Welcome to Kindergarten!

My name is Krista Arterbury. I was born and raised in Edinburg, Texas where the citrus groves are plentiful and the beach is just a car ride away. I graduated from the University of Texas in 2010 and began teaching in 2013. My husband and I moved to Boise in 2014 to be closer to our family. This June we welcomed a baby girl into our family. 

If you have questions, you can email me at arterbury.krista@westada.org, I will be checking email as of August 18th!

 

 


  • I'm afraid my student won't get the learning she needs in only half day...

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    That is a valid and VERY common concern! I don't call it half day, I call it condensed day. While we do have less time, we use it to our full advantage. We learn our CORE reading, phonics and math while incorporating science and social studies. We get a double dose of reading and writing everyday, including small groups. Our AM PM kiddos are very ready for 1st grade come May!

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  • Is there lunch in AM/PM?

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    No we do not have a lunch time like the other classes. Students are encouraged to eat a nice, hearty breakfast or lunch before coming to class!

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  • Is there anything else we need that is not on the supply list?

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    No, all you need is on that list. I would encourage you to buy zipper toolbags instead of the plastic pencil boxes; they last longer, close easier and don't fall over as often.

    I would also encourage you to not buy the tiny ear-bud, inside-the-ear headphones. Headphones that go over your child's ear are far more comfortable AND are much more durable.

    Folder with build in brads are ideal for kindergarten. 

     

    Again, these are just suggestions!

     

    It would be a big help if your child's name was on the following supplies...

    Watercolors

    Headphones

    Crayons

    Scissors

    Markers

    Toolbags/Pencil box

    Notebooks

    Folders

    Binder

    Backpack (on the inside, so your child's name isn't visible to strangers)

    *Jackets, sweaters, any clothing that can be removed due to weather should have your child's name on the inside to prevent it getting lost or mixed up with another child's clothing. 

     

     

    Hand sanitizer, facial tissue and batteries are optional, but always appreciated!

     

     

    During Meet the Teacher we will have a donation sign up, if you would like to get a head start and donate other items to our classroom, there is a list below and it is greatly appreciated and carefully used, but of course optional!

     

    Magic Erasers (cleaning products)

    Hand Soap

    Plastic Zip Bags (any and all sizes appreciated)

    Paper plates and cups (We use these for activities all the time!)

    Paper bags

    Stickers or party prizes for Treasure Box

     

     

     

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  • See-Saw

    Posted by Krista Arterbury on 7/31/2017

    Parents,

    during the school year our class uses an app called See-saw. Each child has their own user name and only they and their parent or guardian has access to their personal account. During the year the students add school work, acheivements and messages to mark their goals. This is a great way to keep up with their work as well as keep up to date on the goings on at school. 

    I also use this to send reminders and weekly updates, I will be emailing parents/guardians soon with a sign up link. 

    See-Saw is very easy to use, convenient and helpful, but of course, optional!

    If you do not have internet access or choose not to use See-Saw, our class does hand out paper copies of the calendar and weekly newsletters.

     

    There will also be a See-Saw set up station during Meet the Teacher!

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