About the Teacher

Mrs. Kristi Rhoades

I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Coastal Carolina University in 2007. I have taught as a pre-kindergarten teacher at Belin Creative Learning Center and I have been a substitute for Horry County Schools.  This is my fourth year teaching at Lowcountry Preparatory School and I could not be more excited to be here!

Besides teaching, I love to travel and have been to several countries such as Mexico, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.  I have also traveled cross country as well as camped up and down the east coast several times.  I truly enjoy the performing arts and try to participate in them as much as possible.  I am fluent in the flow arts such as hula hooping, contact staff, and levitation wand.  I have also dabbled in stilt walking, balloon making and face painting.  I love to try anything new and fun that encourages me to be more creative!

My favorite thing to do is spending time with my family.  I have a wonderful prince charming named Mr. Rhoades and 2 beautiful big dogs (a dingo and a wolf mix).  I also have a sweet heart of a nephew and a beautiful niece that I cannot get enough of.  I couldn’t be happier! I feel extremely blessed to have all the love and support that I have in my life and truly appreciate the people around me.

I believe that I take all the happiness that surrounds me and put it into my classroom because there is nothing better than seeing the joy of learning in my class. Smiling faces, bright ideas, and a learning good time is what makes my world go round. To the moon and back with my kiddos and where ever imagination takes us!

Mrs. Hope Brode

I enjoy spending my time with my husband Rob and four year old daughter Ella.   She is my joy and amazes me everyday.  We like to listen to music, go traveling and try adventurous food.

This is my first year being an assistant teacher for Mrs. Rhoades and I truly look forward to what this  year has in store. Being around all of these sweet little souls is a blessing and I am excited everyday to learn something new from them.  As they grow and learn so do I with all of the new opportunities that Lowcountry has to offer.  I know that this will be a great year with wonderful memories to be made and experiences to cherish!  I feel blessed to be here and proud to be a part of it.




Dates to Remember


Monday, August 15-Open House

Wednesday, August 17-First Day of School


Monday, September 5-No School-Labor Day

Friday, September 9-Doughnuts for Dad

Wednesday, September 28-Brookgreen Garden Field Trip

Thursday, September 29- Mad Science STEM Workshop


Monday, October 3rd- Bring in Apples

Wednesday, October 5th- Mad Science After School Program begins

Monday, October 10th- Pink Day

Tuesday, October 11- Fire Safety Day

Tuesday, October 18th- Georgetown Recycle Field Trip

Friday, October 28th- Halloween party

Sunday, October 30th- Spooktacular Shrimp Boil


Tuesday, November 8- Election Day- No School

Friday, November 11- Grandparents Day

Friday, November 11- Book Fair

Tuesday, November 22- Thanksgiving Treat

Wednesday, November 23- Thanksgiving Break-No School


Thursday, December 8- K5 Mad Science Workshop

Friday, December 9- Jeans Day

Wednesday, December 14- School Christmas Play

Thursday, December 15- Nutcracker Play

Friday, December 16- Christmas Play

December 17 -January 1- School Break


Monday, January 2- School begins

Wednesday, January 11-Report Cards

Monday, January 16-No School- Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, January 30-Pajama Day

Tuesday, January 31- Tacky Day


Wednesday, February 1- Teacher Impersonation Day or America Day

Thursday, February 2- Career Day

Friday, February 3- Marlin Spirit Day

Tuesday, February 7- 100th Day of School

Tuesday, February 14- Valentine’s Day

Friday, February 17- Jeans Day

Monday, February 20-No School- President’s Day


Thursday, March 2 – Mad Science Workshop

Friday, March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day- Leprechaun Traps due

Monday, March 20 – First Day of Spring


Thursday, April 6 – Art Show and Spring Concert

Friday, April 7 – Jeans Day

Tuesday, April 11 – Field Trip

Wednesday, April 12 – Mad Science Workshop

Thursday, April 13 – Easter Party and Easter Egg Hunt

Friday, April 14 – Sunday, April 23: Spring Break

Monday, April 24 – Return to School

Class Information

Kindergarten Curriculum

K5 EnglishELAStandards      K5 MathStandards     K5 ScienceStandards     K5 SocialStudiesSSStandards

Kindergarten Life

Daily Schedule