Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a double minor in psychology and sociology- Southeastern Oklahoma State University Certifications: EC-6 Generalist English Second Language (ESL) Gifted & Talented (GT)
Mrs. Stephanie Lentz
Hi, I'm Stephanie Lentz and I am excited to be your child's kindergarten teacher this year. This will be my sixth year at Cross Timbers. I have always had a great passion for teaching our school's littlest learners; this is such a wonderful age to start fostering a love of learning. Throughout this year, I will not only be teaching your child the ABCs and 123's, but I will also be encouraging their independence, helping them navigate today's technology, and just doing my best to help mold them into good human beings. And we will be doing all of this while maintaining our safety!
A little about me... My husband Matt and I have two little people of our own. Braxton is seven and entering second grade here at Cross Timbers; and our sweet girl, Piper, is three and starting preschool this year. We are originally from Oklahoma (Boomer Sooner!), but have been living our best life down here in Texas for more than nine years now!
If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me. Through e-mail, we can facilitate phone calls or set up conferences/video chats as needed. You are also welcome to call the school and ask to be transferred during my conference/planning period (please see schedule below). As we are fully engaged in our learning during the day, I do wish to remind you that it may take up to 24 hours to receive a reply/call back. If you have an urgent need, please call the front office at 817-444-3802.
We are going to have a great year!
Stay connected! Follow our class, school, and district on Facebook and follow our CTE Kinder Blog!
Mrs. Lentz's Class Page: https://www.facebook.com/MrsLentzsClassroom
Cross Timbers Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/crosstimbershornets
Cross Timbers PTO Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CTEPTO/
Azle ISD Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/azleisd
CTE Kindergarten Buzz Blog (home of important dates, reminders, quarterly sight words, and more!): https://wakelet.com/wake/YoXZS-p4KbRcxvETqtibl
Mrs. Lentz's Class Daily Schedule
7:30-7:45 Student arrival/breakfast served
7:45-8:45 GROW TIME (small group and individual work with teacher)
8:50-9:05 AM Recess
9:05-9:30 Morning Meeting/Carpet Time
10:00-10:50 Workshop (independent work)/Guided Reading groups
10:50-11:00 Intro to Reading/Prepare for lunch
12:00-1:00 SPECIALS (Music with Ms. Witt and Mrs. Ledezma & PE with Coach Shaw and Mrs. McDonald)
1:00-2:00 Guided Math
2:30-2:50 Social Centers
2:50-3:00 Reading Reinforcement/Review daily skills learned
3:05-3:15 Classroom Clean-up/End of Day procedures/Student Dismissal
***Parent Pick-up cars MUST display school-issued pick-up tags every day.***
If your child has a change in pick-up procedure, you must notify the school by noon.
Conference/Planning Period Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 12:00-1:00 PM