Welcome to Kindergarten at Noah Webster Schools!

Kindergarten is an exciting time for teachers, students and parents! Come Kindergarten, your child will be ready to take the world by storm!  Your child will continue to work with the latest technologies along with tried and true teaching practices to better improve their education, enhance the curriculum they are learning and have fun while doing so.

During the school year, your kindergartner will venture away from the traditional classroom setting and discover new ways of learning by attending scheduled field trips. Accompanied by volunteered chaperones and teachers, field trips are a great way to transfer and apply the topics, subjects and overall curriculum taught in-class to the real world.

Kindergarten Curriculum

In Kindergarten math, we promote the usage of math manipulatives to teach students math in a visually engaging way. We use Reveal Math from McGraw-Hill to teach students basic math concepts through:

  • Problem-based instruction
  • Small group interaction
  • Visual learning
  • Smart Board lessons
  • Hands-on learning
  • Interactive educational games

Student will learn:

  • Counting to 100 (forwards and backwards)
  • Identifying and writing numbers 0 to 100
  • Identifying 2D and 3D shapes
  • Place value
  • Addition within 10
  • Subtraction within 10
  • Addition and subtraction story problems
  • Identifying and create patterns
  • Calendar
  • Identifying coin names and value
  • Telling time to the hour
  • Comparing numbers (greater than, less than, equal to)
  • Sorting
  • Measurement
  • Skip counting to 100

Your child will learn partner, group and independent reading, while being reinforced to participate in at home reading as well.  Language Arts incorporates spelling, phonics, grammar, writing and reading.  At Noah Webster, we use Wonders reading program from McGraw-Hill for our comprehensive Language Arts curriculum.

Your child will learn partner, group and independent reading, while being reinforced to participate in at home reading as well. We incorporate our letter sounds, paired with the McGraw-Hill phonics, into the Kindergarten curriculum. Students will learn to read high-frequency words, CVC words, and words with blends.

We follow the McGraw-Hill manuscript to introduce and teach students the basics of penmanship. We also use Thinking Maps—visual tools used to map out thinking based on eight cognitive skills—throughout the school, providing a common visual language between students and teachers.

Students will learn to spell short/long vowel words, high-frequency words, and words with rules. They will also learn how to “write from the beginning” in which the student will draw a picture of an event, and then work on writing out a sentence, using inventive spelling, explaining what is happening in the picture.

At Noah Webster Schools, we follow PASI. Also known as Phonological Awareness Screener for Intervention, PASI is used to teach and assess Kindergarten students on the following:

  • Rhyming
  • Words in a sentence
  • Phoneme segmenting
  • Blending
  • Syllables
  • Categorization
  • Beginning and ending sounds
  • Deletion and addition of beginning, middle, and ending sounds
  • Long/short vowel sounds
  • Story comprehension

Through an introduction to civics, geography, economics, and history, kindergarten students will understand their roles and responsibilities as citizens within their own context. Students will also learn about their own culture and how it impacts understanding of oneself and others as well as be introduced to aspects of our National culture, the importance of rules and responsibilities, individual roles in a community, personal decision-making, and American symbols, holidays, and traditions.

In Kindergarten, students use their senses to help them make observations about the world around them. Students will investigate how the senses detect light and sound, observe weather patterns and their influences on plants and animals, and differentiate between systems and structures of living and non-living things.

Physical Education

All students participate in physical education classes at least once a week. Classes focus on competency of motor skills and performance of physical activities in order to achieve and maintain health-enhancing levels of fitness. Positive social interaction is embedded into instruction while promoting the value of physical activity.


All students participate in music classes at least once a week. Students create meaning and expression through the use of listening, performing and improvisational skills. Students are introduced to the elements and theory of music and musical instruments.


Noah Webster Schools has implemented Art Masterpiece to introduce artists and styles from diverse cultures and time periods. Students are taught to use classic and modern techniques in order to create artwork to communicate ideas, meanings, and/or purposes.

Kindergarten Supply List

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the 2024-2025 school year! The kindergarten teaching team would like to welcome you to kindergarten.  We look forward to meeting you at Open House prior to the first day of school.  At Open House you will be able to find out who your child’s teacher is and meet them. Open House is also a time when you can learn about other activities and services provided by the school such as transportation, food services, aftercare, and after school programs. Stay tuned for more information via email regarding Open House.

Below you will find the supply list for kindergarten. If your teacher needs additional items, they will inform you throughout the school year. In addition, prior to sending in any items not listed on the supply list, please check with your child’s teacher.

Please remember to label all of your student’s personal belongings (jacket, water bottle, backpack, and lunch box) with first and last name.  This will help locate them should items become misplaced.

If your child will not be attending Noah Webster Schools, please contact the front office at 480-291-6900 (Pima) or 480-986-2335 (Mesa).

2024-2025 SUPPLY LIST

  • Backpack (standard size, no wheels)
  • 1 primary journal (Click HERE for example)
  • 1 clear plastic standard size pencil box
  • 2 (24 count) packages of #2 wooden pencils (Ticonderoga brand preferred)
  • 1 package of pink erasers
  • 5 boxes of crayons, 24 count (Crayola brand preferred)
  • 1 package of thin markers (10 count, Crayola preferred)
  • 1 package of thick markers (10 count, Crayola preferred)
  • 1 package of black thick tip dry erase markers (Expo brand preferred)
  • 1 package of black thin tip dry erase markers (Expo brand preferred)
  • 1 package of 6 count regular size glue sticks
  • 1 package of 3 count giant size glue sticks
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 4 single containers of play dough
  • 2 plastic bendable 2-pocket poly folders, no prongs (1 red & 1 blue, Five Star brand preferred)
  • Last Name beginning with A-M
    • 2 boxes of tissues
    • Sandwich size Ziploc bags
    • White cardstock (8 1/2 x 11)
  • Last Name beginning with N-Z
    • 2 rolls of paper towels
    • Gallon size Ziploc bags
    • 1 package of construction paper
  • Parents are responsible for sending their child to school daily with a refillable water bottle
  • There is a one-time classroom supply fee that can be paid at Open House in the classroom (cash or check only):
    • KG – 4th Grades: $15.00
    • 5th – 7th Grades: $25.00


As the first day of school approaches we have parents ask us if there is anything that they can do to help get their child(ren) ready for kindergarten. Below you will find a helpful list of things that you may work on with your child(ren) to help ensure they are prepared for their first day of school.

  • Properly blow their nose
  • Wash their hands, good hygiene practices
  • Hold a pencil correctly
  • Hold scissors properly and cut with scissors
  • Pack and unpack backpack by themselves
  • Identify shapes
  • Identify colors
  • Say the ABC’s
  • Count together with your child to practice verbal counting skills
  • Put on and zip jackets by themselves
  • Button/zip pants


Kindergarten Teaching Team
Noah Webster Schools


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Upcoming Events

MESA Open House

July 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

PIMA Open House

July 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


An excerpt from a 6th grade alumni to his 6th grade teacher:

“I just wanted to thank you for pushing me and my classmates as hard as you did. I recently took a math test to determine whether or not I should be placed in an advanced seventh grade class. Just yesterday, the results were received, my work was dubbed exceptional and they wish to place me in a freshman algebra class in high school! Of course I wasn’t the only one to do so, but one of the few. Thank you so much for everything, you will never be forgotten.”

Brady W.

On the first day of school, while I was walking down the hall, I was kind of nervous because it was a new school. But when I walked in the classroom, I recognized some people I already knew, and that made me feel a bit better.

I have learned so many things this year, such as integers, Ancient Greece, and oxymorons. I have also learned things that will help me be a better person. I learned that respect is one of the most important qualities to have in life. My teacher is wonderful. She has empathy (most of the time) for us. She knows what it’s like to be in different kinds of situations, she knows how to cheer someone up, or make them feel regretful (when we misbehave). She understands our problems and gives us advice on how to solve them, whether it’s from personal problems to math or reading problems.

We went on a lot of field trips this year. My favorite one was the Water Day field trip at the Mesa Campus! We got to go on different water slides. I had so much fun sliding down the 40 foot tall Rhino slide and high-fiving everyone when I reached the bottom!

Everyday has been a different day, which I enjoy. I will always remember my experience in 6th grade here at Noah Webster Schools.

Annika T.

I just wanted to take a moment to say how much we appreciate Noah Webster School. Our daughter is in Miss Tice’s Kindergarten class and talk about one amazing teacher! I never could have expected to have such a warm, energetic and compassionate teacher for our daughter. She puts so much energy and time into each day of learning, and my daughter literally cries if she is sick and cannot go to school. We look forward to our school adventure with Noah Webster. You all are a blessing to our family.

Rebecca E.

I am very impressed with my daughter’s improvement with all her academics and challenges of different schoolwork. I’ve seen an enormous difference in her and it has inspired her to love school. Thank you!

Grace M.

I’ve made so many memories this year and I will always remember them. The best memory I have is just coming to Noah Webster Schools; knowing that I really enjoy going to school and not complaining about it in the morning. We had a lot of field trips and they were all amazing! This is the best school I’ve ever been too! I’ve learned so much more than at any other school.

The students here are all friends; there isn’t anyone who doesn’t feel welcomed. Everyone is nice to each other and treats each other the same. No one is different. The teachers are amazing and I just have to say “Thank You” to my teacher as she’s helped me out a lot and I know she will keep doing so.

This year was amazing and I will never forget it!

Chloe J.

Our son was in Kindergarten this year and he loved it and loved the teacher & assistant teacher. He learned so much through the school year. I am very pleased to have started him at this school. To end this great school year with such a fun water day he so much enjoyed and talked about the whole day.

Catherine N.

Our daughter absolutely loves that she gets to use a laptop in class. We’re amazed at how quickly she is learning.

Shelly C.

Thank you to the staff at Noah Webster for making my child feel so comfortable. Starting school mid-year is never easy but he has really come out of his shell this year.

Brandon C.

My son attends Noah Webster and loves school. He’s always so excited when he gets home and ready to share what he’s learned each day.

Sara M.