Welcome to Miss Kimberly & Miss Lisa's Class
Hi! I'm Kimberly Williford. I teach the "5 Day 4 Year Old Pre-K" class. I have been teaching at The Kirk Children's Center since 2012 and now have over 25 years experience working with the young child. I have so much passion for what I do and feel very blessed to be a part of the teaching staff at The Kirk. Everyday is full of learning, laughing, caring and playing!
I grew up in Columbus, Georgia where I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Columbus State University. I have been married to my husband, Richard, for 26 years and we have three amazing teenagers.
In my classroom, my students will:
learn the basics for Kindergarten
learn to respect others
learn to obey rules
feel proud of their accomplishments
know how special they are to God
know that Jesus loves them and is their forever friend!
My Teaching Style: I teach using Thematic Units that change weekly and monthly based on the seasons and the interest of my students.
September: Back to School, Friendship, Family, Apples
October: Pumpkins, Construction, Fall, Jack-O-Lanterns
November: Veteran's Day, Turkeys, First Thanksgiving, Nutrition
December: Jesus' Birthday, 5 Senses, Gingerbread, Christmas
January: Winter, Bridges, Space, Dinosaurs
February: Jesus' Love, Pet Shop, Health, Nursery Rhymes
March: Dr. Seuss, Shamrocks, Spring, Farm Animals
April: Easter, Eric Carle, Favorite Books, Gardening
May: Bugs, Pre-Kindergarten Review, Ocean Life
Typical Day's schedule:
9:15 Student Arrival (Children walk in from carpool, hang up their backpacks, put lunch boxes in cubbies, wash hands, sign their name and complete their morning work and then interact in learning centers)
9:35 Circle Time (During circle time we will announce our helpers, do our calendar, weather, Pledge of Allegiance & morning prayer. We will also talk about our letter of the week and learn something new through songs and stories)
10:30 Art & Learning Centers (Teacher guided Art lesson as well as these learning centers - Art, Sensory/Science, Reading, Writing, Listening, Housekeeping, Blocks, Sand Table, Floor toys)
11:20 Clean-Up & Wash Hands
11:30 Lunch Time ( We eat lunch in our classrooms or have an outside picnic)
12:00 Story Time & Closing CircleTime