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    Mary Olson
    About Mrs. Olson
    I am originally from Whitehall, PA.  I have lived on Knotts Island for 31 years.  I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 1986.  I earned a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Old Dominion University in 1993 and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Regent University in 2004.  I taught first grade in Norfolk, VA for seven years before coming to Knotts Island.  This is my 29th year teaching at Knotts Island Elementary School.
     Go Philadelphia Eagles!!
    * crayons
    * pencils
    4 glue sticks
    blunt end scissors
    1 two-pocket folder
    2 spiral notebooks
    1 tub of Lysol wipes
    1 tub of wet wipes
    1 dry erase marker eraser
    1 box of Expo (dry erase) markers - any color
    ** A set of spare clothes (shirt, pants/shorts, underwear) in a Ziploc bag with your child's name on it

    * It does not matter if you get the thin or wide crayons and pencils. Please get whatever your child is most comfortable with
    Working Together
    I truly believe that when parents and teachers work closely together, children have greater success in school. Any time you have a question or concern, please message me in Seesaw, call the school (252-722-0770) or e-mail me (molson@currituck.k12.nc.us) and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
    What you can do to help at home
    - Read to your child and have your child read to you
    - Ask your child questions about the books you read together
    - Review high frequency words regularly
    - Have your child find high frequency words in books you read together
    - Give your child a word and have him/her give you words that rhyme with given word
    Read to your child every day
    - Give your child a letter of the alphabet and have him/her give you as many words as he/she can that begin with that letter
    - Write first and last name, first letter capital only
    - Name the days of the week, the months of the year, and the seasons 
    - Count to 100 by ones and tens
    - Write numbers 0 - 20
    - Identify plane (2D) shapes (circle, triangle, square, rectangle, rhombus)
    - Identify solid (3D) shapes (cone, sphere, cube, cylinder)
    - websites of interest for Kindergarten - www.starfall.com
Last Modified on August 17, 2021