Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, UTSA 2017 Texas Teaching Certifications: EC-6th Grade Education EC-6th Grade Special Education EC-6th Grade ESL
Ms. Kaitlyn Hesseltine
Welcome to our Pre-K family! My name is Kaitlyn Hesseltine and I am so excited to be your child's Pre-K teacher this year! I will work alongside Mrs.Rinner and you all to create a strong foundation for your child's future success. This is my 3rd year serving as Pre-K team leader and my 2nd year on the Campus Improvement Committee.
This will be my 6th year in the classroom and my 3rd year with Northeast ISD and Larkspur. All of my experience is centered around Pre-K education and includes Early Childhood Special Education as well as English as a Second Language. I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and moved to Boerne in 2008. I graduated from Champion High School in 2011, then from UTSA in 2017.
Outside of school I enjoy crocheting (my favorite hobby!), road cycling in support of a cure for Multiple Sclerosis, playing video games, working on puzzles, gardening, and spending time with my pets. I have four ferrets (Puppet, Tunafish, Willow, and Squeasel), two horses (Buddy and Nola), a dog (Kallie), and an array of reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates. In the summer I enjoy spending time at the beach.
ClassDojo is our main form of communication--please join for the latest news and updates on our classroom. This platform is the teacher/parent equivalent of text messaging and allows us to create an online portfolio showcasing your child's growth and achievement. Parent conferences are held by request and may be held virtually or in person. You may also email or call at any time--I will respond within 24 hours.
I look forward to working with you and your child this year!
Ms. Hesseltine’s 22-23 Pre-K Schedule
Teaching Assistant: Ms. Rinner Classroom #2
7:00-7:25: Arrival (Students arriving after 7:25 must be dropped off in the front office)
7:25-7:35: Unpack, Check In, Transition to Specials
7:35-8:15: PE and Music
8:45-9:00: Morning Meeting/ Brain Smart Start/ SEL Time
9:00-9:30: Recess (We go outside in feels-like temps between 40 and 95F without active rain)
9:35-9:45: Read Aloud
9:45-10:30: Work Areas
10:35-10:45: Literacy Circle/Heggerty
10:50-11:20: Lunch (You may join your child in the courtyard during this time)
11:25-11:40: Math Circle
11:40-12:20: Work Areas
12:20-2:00: Bathroom, Rest Time, Wake Up, Bathroom
2:00-2:30: Snack, Pack Up
2:30-2:45: Closing Circle, Free-Reading
2:45: Dismissal (At 3:00 students will be taken to the front office)
Teacher Conference: 7:30-8:20 (firstname.lastname@example.org 210-504-8480, ClassDojo preferred)
Teacher Lunch: 10:50-11:20
TA Lunch: 12:55-1:25
Students must be dropped off (7:00-7:25) and picked up (2:45) at the back doors of the Pre-K building. Siblings can come/go through this door too.
Birthdays are celebrated during the 2:00 snack time. You may bring small treats for your child to share with the class–must be store-bought.
All students should bring 1 snack and a non-spill water bottle daily. A nap blanket should be provided each Monday and it will return home on Friday to be washed. Your child’s change of clothes will stay in their backpack.
No candy or soda in snacks or lunch boxes.
Toys from home will remain in the backpack during the school day.
Clothes should be well-fitting, clean, and comfortable. Please wear shorts under dresses/skirts. Tennis shoes are recommended daily.