Ms. Brooke Mire
I owe my Mom a lot of credit for my love of education. She ran an at-home daycare service, and as a high-schooler, I would come home and go straight into helping all of my Mom’s students with their homework. And you know what I found out? I enjoyed helping others with their homework a whole lot more than doing my own. After graduating high-school I chose to pursue an education degree at The University of Texas at San Antonio where I graduated Cum Laude.
During my undergrad, I worked part-time for a local tutoring company and managed an after-school care program of 130 students. After graduating I taught in Texas. As of now, I have been working in education for over 7 years.
My goal is to help your child feel confident with learning. Kindergarten is the first grade of elementary school and it serves as an extreme transition from pre-school. I strive to my allow students to become more independent and enjoy learning!
Outside of the classroom you will find me enjoying makeup, playing with my two schnauzers, or watching Netflix with my husband.
Kindergarten is the first grade of elementary school. Students begin to truly understand the importance of going to school and enjoying the act of learning. Our kindergarteners are encouraged to be okay with feeling uncomfortable, be capable of speaking in front of the class and never fear asking for help.
At RIbet acacdemy our kindergarten students will begin to read. This will include reviewing letter sounds which will transition to reading at DRA level 1. The goal is to have every child reading by the end of the academic year. We also focus on the early stages of sentence writing, handwriting structure, and phonics. In regards to reading comphrension we strengthen knowledge of the setting in a story, the beginning, middle and end, characters, and main idea.
In math we follow Singapore Math Curriculum. A method which prepares students to take algebra in middle school. In kindergarten the topics covered are same and different, sets, counting to 5, counting to 10, number order, shapes, patterns, length, size, weight, capacity, equal sets, more, less, comparing numbers, numbers to 20 number bonds, addition 1-12, subtraction 1-12, numbers to 30, time, numbers to 100, and money.
Science and Social Studies:
In science we complete 5 total units. These units include Life Science, Earth Science, Physical Science, Space/Machines, Five Senses/Forces. Science is focused on two days out of the week meanwhile Social Studies is taught 3 days of the week. In Social Studies we complete 5 units as well. Which includes, Rules, U.S.A, Maps, Cultures, and Economics.
Art is taught 3 days a week. We believe in allowing students to open their creative side and strengthen their artistic skills. Students practice with painting, glueing, cutting, clay, magazine art, water colors, markers and crayons.
Since kindergarteners at Ribet Academy do not take a nap students relax through yoga. We provide yoga mats and follow Cosmic Kids videos to help students work on gross motor skills and relax after lunch.
Kindergarten is a time for students to get into a strict routine filled with academics and artistic growth. Our adjuncts include, Dance, Music, PE and weekly trips to the library.