Welcome to Kindergarten

Tara Haffner Kindergarten Teacher

As an educator it is my duty to provide each child opportunities of highest quality, dedication and sincerity to meet the individual needs of every learner.

Background and Experience 

BA, Doane University Teacher 1987-Present 

Entire Teaching Experience 

1987-1999 Taught in Colorado, Fort Morgan Public Schools, Denver Public Schools 
2000- Present, Hot Springs Elementary, Hot Springs, SD

Mrs. Haffner’s Kindergarten Schedule 
7:50-8:15 Breakfast/Lunch count, Good Morning songs, Seat Work
 8:15-9:10 Number Corner & Math Lesson
9:10-9:25 Breakfast
9:25-9:30 Prepare to go to recess
9:30-9:45 Recess
9:50-10:20 Math Stations, small group reading with Mrs. Schuh
10:20-10:45 Leaders news, Phonics lesson
10:45-10:50 Wash up for lunch
10:50-11:35 Lunch & Recess
11:35-12:00 Read Aloud
12:00-12:15 Whole group Language Arts/ Phonics
12:15-12:45 Reading Centers/Reading Eggs/Guided Reading
12:45-12:50 Prepare for Specials
12:50-1:10 Recess
1:10-1:50 Specials
1:50-2:15 Snack/Tuesday 2-2:30, Library
2:15-3:00 Science/Social Studies
3:00-3:15 What I learned today
 3:15-3:35 Reward Time
3:35-3:40 Clean Up, Prepare for dismissal
3:45 Dismissal

I enjoy vegetable and flower gardening. I love to cook alongside my husband and friends and enjoy fellowship of friends and family. My greatest desire is to travel as often as possible to see all the wonderful places our country has to offer.

Contact me
e-mail: tara.haffner@.k12.sd.us