Welcome to Linda's Ladybug Kindergarten!


Linda Toll teaches kindergarten at NCSA. She has been teaching for 23 years, mostly in kindergarten and first grade. Linda attended Chico State where she earned her degree in Liberal Studies.  She received her Clear Multiple Subject Credential from Chapman University.  What she loves most about her job is that every day is different. She enjoys working with people she admires and that make her laugh. She is married to Lew. He is an artist and is retired from teaching drawing and painting at Sierra College. Linda has two grown sons, Kyle and Travis, a daughter-in-law Alex,  a grandson, Jackson and a granddaughter Astella and daughter- in- law Courtney. When she is not teaching she loves to read, garden, watch movies and travel.




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Here is a typical day:

There are 22 students in our mornings only kindergarten class. We have an aide to help us with small group work and many parent volunteers.


We gather each morning to sing songs, recite poems, count the days on the calendar and talk about our day. Next we move into small group instruction of the curriculum. Alphabet study, math skills, writing and reading are practiced at this time followed by outdoor play, snack and story time.  Students recieve art instruction twice a week. Movement and music classes are once a week. We end the day with a chose of blocks, drawing, painting, and creative play. Everyone shares in caring for the classroom.


Science and Social Studies are taught in themes, woven throughout the year:



  • Friendship

  • Golden Rule

  • Van Gogh Sunflowers

  • Pumpkins

  • Ourselves and Our Families

  • 5 Senses

  • Apples

  • Thankfulness



  • Weather

  • Water Exploration (Solid, Liquid, Vapor)

  • Arctic Animal Study of Alaska

  • Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Gift Giving

  • 100th Day of School

  • Valentine’s Day- How can we love one another?



  • Farm animals

  • Growing seeds

  • Caterpillars, frogs and eggs

  • Author study: Eric Carle

  • Sharing our portfolios.










Due to COVID 19 NCSA will not be taking field trips for the 2020-21 school year.  Hopefully, these trips will resume next year.

No Field study payment is necessary this year.

Field Studies/Events for this class:


Food Love Project $ 5
Memory Book $ 5
Mud Hut $ 11
Folsom Zoo $ 7
Train $ 6

Total= $34.00


Field Study Payment Plan Selection:

Plan A

One payment in full of $34.00

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Plan B

Two payments of: $17.00

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