Molly Finkler

Molly Finkler Email
Kindergarten Teacher
Phone: 920-485-4423 ext. 121
Facebook: Kinderbeaner Central

Contact Information: 

5 year old Kindergarten

(920) 485-4423 ext. 121

mfinkler@horicon.k12.wi.us

Background:

I received a PreK-3 BS degree from UW-Madison.  I have been teaching in the Horicon School district since 1996.  I also enjoy watching my young students grow and change from young incoming Kindergartners into mature, kind first graders.

 Philosophy:    

"Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." ~Picasso

1. Enjoy life one day at a time

2. Everything you needed to know...you really DID learn in Kindergarten

3. While learning the nuts and bolts of education, be sure to catch the giggles and glimmer along the      way.  It's fun!

4. If you ever question my methods, just ask. (I usually have a method to my madness.)

All About Me: 

I enjoy the country life near a marshy area with a lot of wild life.   I am married with three daughters and one step-son. We enjoy our (many) family pets, 4-H activities, sports, and outdoor activities.  I enjoy gardening, taking photos, giggles, smiles, and walks by the marsh to relax after a busy day.

Horicon School District:
          I enjoy working in the Horicon School District.  The families are very supportive of their child's education; in addition to a positive classroom environment.  The teaching staff is professional and fun on so many levels.  I believe our district expects greatness from all of our students in a manner the student feels most comfortable.  I am proud to be a part of a wonderful teaching team.

 Tips For Parents:

1. Read to your child daily

2. Practice reading and writing names of family members or people of interest

3. Offer endless supply of paper, pencils, crayons, markers, etc.

4. Practice cutting in a controlled environment frequently

5. Allow your child time to experience different activities away from primary care giver
    (This will assist in reduction of anxiety in starting the school year.)

6. Sing, discuss, or read traditional Nursery Rhymes on a regular basis 
    (This helps with future reading skills, rhyming, pattern seeking, sight words, etc.)

7. Keep in contact with your classroom teacher at all grade levels

8. Give your child time to process and display their individual abilities.  This promotes independence and self-confidence.