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Lastly’s Leaders


Hi, my name is Shelby Lastly (S. Lastly) and I am thrilled to be your child’s teacher this year. This will be my 7th year teaching kindergarten. I grew up in Burnet and graduated from Burnet High School in 2011. After high school, I attended Abilene Christian University, Go Wildcats, and graduated in 2015 with a degree in elementary education (EC-6). I taught kindergarten in Abilene my first 3 years of teaching. I loved teaching in Abilene, but decided it was time to come back home. This will be my 4th year at Shady Grove Elementary. I am looking forward to a fantastic year with your child. Together we can! J

Reading Homework! 
Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday night your child will bring home two or more books. On their homework bag is a warm up activity. Do the warm up activity with at least one book. I hope that together you and your child will read and talk about the books in 3 different ways:
*Your child may tell or make up the story by "reading" the pictures. Talking about what he/she sees in the pictures develops important language and pre-reading skills.
*If your child is ready, he/she may read the words. In kindergarten this mostly means matching the first letter sound with a word that matches the picture. (We do not ask beginning readers to "sound out" words. That comes later.)
*You may read books to your child. Parents reading to their children is one of the most powerful things in the world for creating successful readers.
Contact Information: 
Phone: (512) 756-2126 ext.7816
Conference Time: 2:25-3:15 

7:15-7:40 Breakfast  

7:45 Tardy Bell

7:50-8:55 Language Arts

8:55-9:20 Recess

9:20-10:45 Language Arts

10:50-11:20 Lunch

11:25-12:25 Math

12:25-12:45 Recess/Snack

12:45-1:35 Science/Social Studies

1:35-2:20 Paw Time

2:25-3:15 Activity

3:25 Dismissal

A few of my favorites...
  • Amazon
  • Target
  • Academy
  • Mexican food!
  • B-Dogs Nutrition
  • Pink
  • Candles 
  • Mint Gum 
  • Sunflowers
  • Water, Green Tea, and Coffee...if it is super sweet! 
  • Pretzels
  • Popcorn