My name is Virginia Trobaugh. On behalf of myself  here at Monte Santo Elementary School, I am happy to welcome you and your child to the 2018-19 school year!. I have taught for the past 22 years for richmond County and am excited to be here a Monte Santo Elementary. 

    I am looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure your child can achieve his/her highest potential. I recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. I know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. as partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success, and I want you to know that I will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities of educating your child in a safe and nurturing environment.

    I believe in putting our children's educational needs first and in order to do that we must work together.

    Instructional Philosophy

     Our classroom will demonstrate an environment full of rigor and relevance.  Individualized instruction will be used to aid the children with different learning styles and learning modalities.  This will be done through the use of videos, PowerPoints, paired activities, individualized assignments, and various hands on activities.  Our classroom will include the use of technology, and individually guided instructions to provide an environment where children will use self-discovery and a hands-on approach to learning. 

     Our Major Course Goal

    At the conclusion of Kindergarten, the students will have an extensive sight word vocabulary, will be able to apply more complex phonics strategies, write for many purposes, and will have experienced a variety of literary genres.  The students will be capable of applying number sense to the  basic math operations.  They will understand the place value system and be able to apply  it in real life situations, they  will have developed spatial reasoning in relation to geometric shapes, and will have applied the various methods of measurement.  They should be capable of working cooperatively with a partner or small group.  They will transition from learning to read to reading to learn.

    Course Assessment Plan                                                   

      Every unit will consist of a Pre and Post Assessment.  Your child will receive grades based on their classwork, quizzes, and test grades.  ELA, Math, Social Studies, Science, and Health tests will be given on the standards being reviewed and new skills being studied.  

    Email: trobavi@richmond.k12.ga.us
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