Welcome to Kindergarten!!!!

Kindergarten is a new frontier! Our day is filled with learning about reading, writing, math, social studies, and science. Students are engaged through music, movements, and hands-on activities. The Kindergarten team is excited to give our students the building blocks they need to become flexible thinkers, and eventually fluent readers and mathematical problem solvers. Our goal is for our students to build lifelong good feelings about learning and school.

The Virginia Department of Education sets standards for the state-mandated Kindergarten curriculum.

Kindergarten English Standards (Reading and Writing) or visit this site

Kindergarten History and Social Science Standards (Social Studies) or click this link

Kindergarten Math Standards or click this link

Kindergarten Science Standards or click this link

Kindergarten Daily Schedule

8:55-9:15  Morning Meeting

9:15-9:25  Read Aloud

9:25-10:00- Reading Small Groups

10:00- 10:200  Reading Lesson

10:20-10:50  Morning Recess

10:50-11:30  Reading/ Writing Lesson

11:35-12:15    Lunch and Recess

12:15- 1:00  Calendar and Math Lesson

1:00-  1:45  Math Small Groups/ Intervention

1:45- 2:50- Specials Click here to see your child’s specials schedule 

2:50- 3:30  Science, Social Studies

3:30- 3:45 Closing Circle and Dismissal


Meet the Kindergarten Team!

female teacher






Teacher: Ms. Bullock

Hi All-Stars! I’m Ms. Bullock and I am a kindergarten teacher at Hoffman Boston. I have been a teacher with Arlington Public Schools for 14 years. I really enjoy teaching. I also love the following:

  • Reading
  • Taco Tuesdays
  • Spending time with friends and family

But most importantly, I love being a mom to my daughter, Kai!

Email Ms. Bullock: vonique.bullock@apsva.us

Office Hours: 3:30-4:00

Female Teacher

Assistant: Ms. Laura

My name is Laura Anduze, “Ms. Laura” as my Kindergarten students call me. I was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I am a daughter of the Caribbean but I am also a citizen of the world. I have lived in Argentina and Brazil, travelled through Europe, Africa and Asia. I speak fluent Spanish and Portuguese and understand basic French. My dream is to speak Arabic, Japanese and Swahili. Next travel destination will be Morocco.
I am the proud mother of my son Marco, a junior at George Mason University, and of my Brazilian yellow labs, Uma and Bruno. Kindergarteners make my day every day! I look forward to seeing them each morning.
Currently, I am PTA Vice President of Fundraising; FACE (Family and Community Engagement) Committee Member; and Title 1 Co-Coordinator. I am always available for my students and their families, so reach out!

Email Ms. Laura: laura.anduzecabrero@apsva.us

Office Hours: 3:30-4:00

Mrs. Funnye

Teacher: Mrs. Funnye

Hello All-Stars! I’m Mrs. Funnye and I am so excited to be your kindergarten teacher! We will have fun learning lots of new things together. A few of my favorite things are:

  • Spending time with my family
  • Traveling to new places
  • Watching football (My favorite team is the Dallas Cowboys)

Email Mrs. Funnye: olivia.funnye@apsva.us

Office Hours: 3:30-4:00

Assistant: Ashley Sanchez

Ms. Spina

Teacher: Ms. Spina

Hello! I am Ms. Spina one of the Kindergarten teachers. This is my second year at Hoffman Boston and I am so excited for this upcoming school year. I am originally from Syracuse NY and moved to Arlington in October of 2020. Some of my favorite things are: Spending time with family and friends, coffee, and swimming, skiing, and exercising as much as I can! I am excited to meeting all of you and helping you become lifelong learners!

Email Ms. Spina: hailey.spina@apsva.us

Office Hours: 3:30-4:00


Female Teacher Assistant

Assistant: Ms. Kor

I am originally from Cambodia so I speak and write Khmer. I grew up in Cambodia and often go to visit. When I am in Cambodia, I enjoy visiting families, friends and eating lots of delicious food and snacks. I have been working at Hoffman Boston for four years as a Pre-K Special Ed assistant. This my 4th year working as a Kindergarten Assistant and it is my fourth year working as a school-based web liaison. A fun fact about me is I am a big fan of Hayao Miyazaki, the creator of Ponyo, Spirited away …, and my all-time favorite: Kiki’s Delivery Service. I graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Information System and specialized in Networking from George Mason University and received a graduate certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from George Washington University. I am looking forward to the new school year. Cheers,

Email Ms. Kor: buoy.kor@apsva.us


Ms. Vega

Teacher: Ms. Vega

Hi! I’m Ms. Vega, one of the Kindergarten Teachers. I am excited to work with you this year. These are a few of my favorite things:

  • traveling
  • read both children’s books and adult books
  • spend time with my 4 year old

I look forward to meeting you soon!

Email Ms. Vega: lila.vega2@apsva.us

Office Hours: 3:30-4:00

Ms. Jimenez

Assistant: Ms. Jimenez

Hi I’m Ms. Jimenez. I’ll be working with Ms. Vega. I’ve been on the kindergarten team for 8 years.  This will be my 9th.   Some of my favorite things are:

  • Tigers
  • Chocolate
  • Sushi

Can’t wait to meet you all!

Email Ms. Jimenez: gradiva.jimenez@apsva.us

Office Hours: 3:30-4:00

Male teacher

Special Education Teacher: Mr. Croddy

Hello, everyone!I’m Mr. Croddy, the Kindergarten Special Education teacher.  I’m excited to work with K again as I did two years ago! Some of my favorite things to do are:

  • Spend lots of time with my wife and friends
  • Read!
  • Travel to new and exciting places.

I look forward to meeting all of you throughout the year!

My email Mr. Croddy: john.croddy@apsva.us

Office Hours: 2:30-3

Ms. Emily-Hernandez

English Language Learner Teacher: Ms. Hernandez

Hello, Allstars!  I am Mrs. Hernandez.  I was born in Washington, DC and lived most of my life in Maryland.  I have lived in Arlington for 6 years and I love it here!  I was a classroom teacher until I switched to teaching English language 7 years ago.  I love teaching English because I am a language learner myself.  I speak Spanish, French, Russian and Georgian.  Please practice with me!  Outside of school, I stay busy cooking, knitting, reading and keeping up with my 3 sons

Email Ms. Hernandez: emily.hernandez@apsva.us

Ms. Stephenson

English Language Learner Teacher: Ms. Stephenson

Hello! My name is Lauren Stephenson and I am one of the Kindergarten EL (English Learner) teachers. I am an APS graduate (Oakridge Elementary, Gunston Middle School, Wakefield High School). I attended George Mason University where I majored in Spanish. I have also attended the University Of Virginia’s College At Wise for my Special Education courses. I have been fortunate to work in many different positions in Arlington Public Schools-one of them includes being an Assistant Supervisor in the Extended Day program. I am fortunate to be able to bring what I have learned into my current position. I look forward to the new school year! I also look forward to working with families as well.
Email Ms. Stephenson: lauren.stephenson@apsva.us

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