Miss Howes’ Classroom Website

Phone: (812) 462-4497
Email: madeline.howes@vigoschools.org

Hello students and families!

My name is Madeline Howes, and this is my sixth year teaching kindergarten at DeVaney. I am from Terre Haute, and I graduated from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College! 

A few facts about me:

  • I am one of four sisters, which is why family holds such an important place in my heart! 
  • I love running!
  • I coach travel volleyball!

I am so ready to begin another year as a Dragon! Kindergarten is such an exciting year full of growth and memorable experiences. I am thrilled to have you as a part of our classroom this year, where I plan to bring many new ideas and activities. I hope to continue to create a structured, yet comfortable classroom environment where all will be encouraged to be the best student and friend they can be. I plan to create long-lasting, engaging learning experiences for my students everyday with the help of our wonderful K-Team. 

Daily Schedule

8:00-8:30:  Breakfast/Morning Tubs

8:30-8:45:  Morning Meeting

8:45-9:45: Reading/ Writing Block

9:45-10:45: Literacy Stations

10:45-11:25: Lunch/ Recess

11:25-12:15: Read Aloud/ Science/ Social Studies

12:15-12:55: Specials

12:55-1:30: Whole Group Math

1:30-1:50: Math Stations

1:50-2:05: Recess

2:15-2:35: Calendar/ Snack/ Pack/ Dismissal


Our Encore Class Schedule

Monday- PE

Tuesday- Music

Wednesday- Art

Thursday- Library

Friday- Computer Lab

Classroom Rules

  • Be Respectful
  • Be Responsible
  • Be Safe
  • Be Kind

Students Must:

  • Treat everyone with kindness
  • Always try your best
  • Respect others while they are speaking
  • Sit with pockets in chairs and on the rug
  • Respect all areas of the classroom
  • Follow all directions given by adults
  • Make safe choices while at school

The following items do not need to be labeled with students’ names:

  • 16 glue sticks
  • 2 boxes of 24 pack of crayons
  • 1 pack of pencils (plain yellow)
  • 4 or more dry erase markers (colors are nice)
  • a snack for the class (enough for 24)

The following items need to be labeled with students’ names:

  • 3 ring plastic pencil holder that can go in a 3 prong folder (clear is nice)
  • 1 pair of safety scissors
  • 1 pencil box
  • primary composition notebook
  • 1 box of washable markers (broad tip)
  • 2 watercolor paint sets
  • change of clothes with your child’s name on it in a gallon baggie
  •  large backpack
  • framed family picture to display in the classroom
  • headphones (not earbuds)
  • reusable water bottle

Boys please bring:

  • 1 package of napkins
  • 1 box of quart-sized baggies

Girls please bring:

  • 4 pack of playdoh
  • 1 box of gallon-sized baggies


  • 1 container of disinfectant wipes
  • 1 container of baby wipes
  • small plastic cups
  • colored cardstock
  • 1 package of paper plates

These items are optional, but are greatly appreciated in our classroom!

Extra Dry Erase Markers
Extra Glue Sticks
Colored Card Stock
Sanitizing Wipes