Emma Bideau

Hello My Name Is...

Ms. Bideau



Hello! My name is Ms. Emma Hayes Bideau and this is my fourth year teaching Kindergarten at University Academy. I received my first degree in Applied Behavioral Sciences from the University of Kansas. After graduation from the University of Kansas, I worked in truancy, foster care, and as early childhood case management for the Lawrence Housing Authority.  I earned my second degree in Elementary Education from Ottawa University in May 2014. Since graduating with my teaching degree I worked as the assistant director of education and the pre k teacher at The Goddard School of Overland Park. I live with my husband Heath and my dog Henry! I am excited to get to know you and your children throughout this school year! 

Classroom Expectations:
1. Follow directions quickly
2. Raise your hand to speak
3. Listen when someone is speaking
4. Always be a caring friend
5. Always do your best work

Our Classroom Rules:
1. Be Kind
2. Be Safe
3. Be respectful
4. Be responsible
5. Follow the Golden Rule-treat others how you want to be treated

Homework is due every Friday. I will put a new packet in your child's bee book each Friday which is due the following Friday.

RED Folders:
Please make sure you are reading from the RED folder every night. Once your child reads the book to you, please write the title of the book on the recording sheet. I will check RED folders every Friday to count how many books your child read during the week. I will put new books in the red folder. The books that come home are yours to keep! Good readers read the same books over and over to help with sight words and reading fluency! I will give 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners prizes on Fridays to whomever has read the most books over the week! 

Class Dojo
I will be using class Dojo as my behavior management system. You can download the free app on your phone and type in your child's profile number from the invitation I sent home, or from the invitation I sent through email. On Dojo your child can earn points for following classroom rules and expectations. At the end of the week students will pick prizes based on how many points they have. Our class prizes are:
 20 points=treasure box
25 points=sit in the teachers chair
25 points=extra recess time
30 points= color with a friend
30 points=play a game with a friend
35 points=eat lunch with the teacher
40 points= be a morning helper

University Academy

Kindergarten Expectations for Promotion

The above Expectations for Promotion are subject to revision be the staff of University Academy. If revision occurs, notification will be given.


Lower School Promotion Standards 
 Students must pass all core classes. (Communication Arts and Math) 
 Students must be reading and comprehending at or above grade level by the end of the academic year as measured by the Fountas & Pinnell Running Record, FAST, and/or SRI. 
 Students must receive recommendation for promotion by their grade level team and principal, based on satisfactory classroom performance throughout the current academic school year. 
Note: Administration must approve the final decision.

 1. Students must be reading and comprehending at or above grade level by the end of the academic school year as measured by:

·         Instructional Level D on the Fountas & Pinnell Running Record;

·         80% or higher on the FAST assessment.

·         80 or higher on the Sight Word List.


2. Students must score 70% or higher on a final writing and language assessment.


3. Students must score 70% or higher on the final math assessment.