Hi, my name is Debra Nakamura and I teach kindergarten here at Arlene Bitely Elementary. I have been teaching in this district since 1990. My experience varies from teaching special education (preschool) through 6th grade.
My philosophy of teaching is that any child can develop a love for learning as long as you nurture and encourage them.
Some of the things your child will learn this year are:
-alphabet letter names and sounds
-numbers from 1-120 (counting by rote)
-basic addition and subtraction
-to become an independent writer
-The Seven Habits of Happy Kids (character education)