Mrs. Kindermann's Home Page

Please check out more about me, teaching, learning and goal setting in our classroom, and how we work as a collaborative grade team by clicking on each of the viewlets below.

Hi!  My name is Kerry Kindermann and I am new to Airdrie and Heron's Crossing School.  My teaching career began 16 years ago in Dawson Creek, BC, but most of my teaching career was spent in Fort St. John, BC.  My favourite grade to teach is Grade One, but I also love to teach music and to help children progress on the path to becoming a reader. Most recently I was a Teacher-Librarian/Reading Support teacher. I am looking forward to my new position at Herons Crossing School as a Fine Arts/Literacy Support teacher.

My family and I moved to Airdrie in August for my husband's work.   We have two children, a 13 year old girl and a 10 year old boy.  We also have a dog who thinks he is a person!  We are still getting used to living in a bigger community and are enjoying exploring the area and trying all the new things to do.

When I am not at school I enjoy baking, singing, reading, and spending time with my family.  We enjoy camping in the summer and going on weekend adventures.

Here at Herons Crossing I will be

I want to connect with my families to help provide the best home/school collaboration possible!  Please feel free to contact me in any of the following ways:

  • send me a message in your child's agenda, either by writing on the right hand side of the book on the corresponding date, or by writing a note and putting it in the agenda pocket, with the message "note in pouch" on today's date
  • feel free to email me; please allow up to 48 hours for a response, save weekends and holidays
  • I can be reached by telephone at 403-948-2330; feel free to leave a message if you are calling during instructional time as my focus during the school day is working with my students but will return your call as soon as possible
  • parents are welcome to arrange face to face meetings at a mutually convenient time

Thank you for your commitment to working in partnership with me to provide the best possible experience for your child this year!

Parent Tips

  1. Please read your child's agenda every night, and initial to show that you have read the day's entry.  This tool is a great strategy for involving our students in the home/school collaboration process! We want students to bring their agendas to and from school every single day, and to ensure that parents read and sign the agenda and any accompanying paperwork.  From time to time, messages from the classroom or school will be sent home via the school agenda in the clear plastic front pocket.  Note that forms sent home on BLUE PAPER require parent response, parent signature and immediate return to school.
  2. Students are expected to participate in the Herons Crossing School Home Reading and Sight Word Program at least 5 NIGHTS PER WEEK.  Parent support is required for this, including reading with your child/listening to your child read, signing off on daily home reading completion and sight word/spelling word work.  Thank you for your dedicated efforts in supporting your child's progress as a reader.  We truly appreciate it!
  3. If your child does not bring home his or her home reading book/duotang or sight words, please use their agenda to locate his or her username and password to Raz Kids or read a book from home with your child.  Supporting literacy can happen with any book, magazine, newspaper, or digital technology.  We never want a forgotten or missing home reading book or duotang to stop a reader from practicing!
  4. We welcome parents in the school and our classroom!  Please prearrange any volunteer or visiting time with me prior to coming to class so that we can be prepared for your visit.  I want to ensure I can give you the focus and attention that you deserve, whether that means preparing for your volunteer time or answering any questions you may have.  During instructional time, my attention centres directly on my students, making the opportunity to converse with parents during class time very limited.  Thank you for your adherence to this important request.
  5. If you have questions about learning, school happenings or information or class-based activities, the best source of information is the school-created tools, including newsletter, our Google calendar, our school website, class portfolios or direct contact with school staff members.  We are here to support families and to provide timely and accurate information.  Know that we are only a phone call or email away with the goal of positive, strong home/school collaboration and communication.
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