Mrs. Ritchie's Class Page

apple Welcome to Mrs. Ritchie & Mrs. Hill's Class page!

All About Me

     Hello!  My name is Jennifer Ritchie, and I was born and live in New Bern, North Carolina.  Education runs in my family! Both my parents were teachers in the Craven County School System, and they instilled in me the importance of education, learning, and the love of books.  I attended New Bern High School and East Carolina University.  This is my 13th year teaching!  I am looking forward to a wonderful school year with your children.  :)


About Me

     Hi!  My name is Tonita Hill.  I have worked here at Graham A. Barden for the past 21 years.  I am one of the two school bus drivers, and I love working with children of all ages!  Reading, Arts and Crafts and cooking are some of my favorite hobbies.


  Tiny Talons


Class Schedule

7:45-8:20 ArrivalUnpack/Silent readingMorning work: journals

8:15-8:55 "ZOOM" Time (Reading Intervention Groups)

9:00-10:00 Circle Time and ELA (English/Language Arts) Writing, Writing, Guided Reading, and Literacy Centers

10:10-10:20 Restroom and water break

10:20-11:00 Resource (Art, Music, P.E.)

11:00-11:30 Independent Reading (Silent reading)

11:35-12:05 Lunch

12:05-12:15 Bathroom Break

12:15-12:45 Recess/HAC (Healthy Active Child)

12:45-1:00 Water Break and Snack 

1:00-1:45 Math/Number Knowledge

1:45-2:30 Science/Social Studies/Centers

2:30-2:40 Pack up and prepare for dismissal

2:40 Dismissal






Mission Statement

100% of Mrs. Ritchie and Mrs. Hill's students will meet and or exceed the North Carolina standards for Kindergarten.


Vision Statement

Our vision is to have a fun and exciting learning environment.  100% of our students will be ready for first grade!  :)



Our Class Goals

  • All students will identify the required Kindergarten sight words by May 2015.
  • At least 85% of the students will be at a "D" Reading Level by May 2015.
  • At least 85% of the students will be at a "3" Writing Level by May 2015.




    **Important Reminders**

  • Please send in a complete change of clothes (shirt, shorts/pants, underwear, socks) to keep in your child's cubby in case of accidents.  Be sure to label each item with your child's name.
  • Check your child's folder each day and sign the communication/behavior sheet.  Remember that it stays in your child's folder all week and Mrs. Hill and I will remove it at the following Monday morning.  Any papers in the Keep at Home pocket should be removed daily.
  • Please send one healthy snack each day for your child to enjoy during snack time.  Some suggestions:  granola bars, cheese cubes, grapes, apple slices, raisins, crackers, goldfish, cheese sticks, etc.  No candy, juice, or sticky snacks please.  We have already aquired some class pets...ANTS!!!  ;)  Water bottles are wonderful for the children and we suggest the smaller sizes for their little hands.
  • Any money that is sent to school with your child MUST be in a SEALED & LABELED envelope.  It must have your child's name (first and last), the amount, and what the money is for.  (Your child will be given a lunch number for their lunch account.  We will be working with them daily on this number, because they have to be able to say it when they go through the breakfast/lunch line.  Please practice with them daily.)  If it is breakfast/lunch/ice cream money, please have your child's account number on it.  If you have misplaced your child's account number, please let us know and we will give it to you.
  • Remember to read with your children every night.  It will be a wonderful experience for both of you!  :) 


Our Contact Information

Jennifer Ritchie

Tonita Hill


**We check folders every morning, so if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don't hesitate to put a note in your child's folder.  We also check our email at least once a day, so you can always email us.**











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