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Title: Kindergarten Orientation 2014 Heritage Elementary Home of the Hawks


1
Kindergarten Orientation
2014Heritage ElementaryHome of the Hawks
  • Mrs. Wallace- Principal
  • Mrs. Spaugh-Asst. Principal

"Making a World of Difference. Every Child,
Every Day!"
2
Welcome to the KindergartenClass of 2026!
3
Meet the Teachers
  • Mrs. Carter
  • Mrs. Wilson
  • Mrs. West
  • Ms. LeVrier
  • Mrs. Arrona

4
The Support Team
  • Mrs. Herrera Counselor
  • Coach Hatfield P.E.
  • Mrs. Garza Computers
  • Mrs. Adams Librarian
  • Mr. Jones - Music

5
Kindergarten Academics/Curriculum
  • Balanced Literacy
  • Shared Reading
  • Guided Reading
  • Independent Reading
  • Journal Writing
  • CSCOPE Math
  • CSCOPE/Exploratory Science
  • CSCOPE Social Studies

6
Related Academics
  • Physical Education
  • Art
  • Music
  • Media
  • Technology Integration
  • Guidance

7
A Day in the Life of a Kindergartener
8
  • Opening Activities (Lunch count, Morning work,
    Journals, Calendar Math, Oral Language skills)
  • Language Arts Block (Phonics, Vocabulary,
    Writing, and Reading)
  • Mathematics Block (Hands-on activities and
    instruction)
  • Centers/Workstations (Small group instruction,
    Individualized student support, Enrichment and
    Individualized instructional time)
  • Lunch (Good nutrition, health, and daily focus on
    table manners)
  • Recess (Fine and gross motor skill development)
  • Story time (Listening to stories and music/ Book
    and print awareness activities)
  • Social Studies/Science (Discovery time/ SS and
    Science Units)
  • PE/Art/Music/Computers
  • Daily Reflections (Review concepts/skills learned
    today)

9
Attendance
  • Attendance and being at school on time is very
    important!
  • There is a positive correlation between student
    attendance and student achievement.
  • When you get your child to school on time, it
    sends a strong message that you value education.

10
HREs Behavior ExpectationsSOAR
  • S - self control
  • O - on task
  • A - attentive to directions
  • R - respectful and ready to work
  • Discipline procedures are as follows (K-2)
  • Verbal Warning
  • Clip moved and 5 minutes of lost privileges.
  • Clip moved and 10 minutes of lost privileges.
  • Clip moved and loss of all privileges with a call
    home.
  • Clip moved and an Office Referral

11
LPISD Dress Code
  • Collared shirt
  • Socks must be worn
  • No open-toed shoes
  • No faux-hawks (or any other kinds of distracting
    hair)
  • Shirts must be tucked in.
  • Shorts and dresses must be below fingertips

12
Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten
  • Promote a love of Reading
  • You are your childs first teacher!
  • You are a powerful role model
  • Read to your child
  • Read with your child
  • Talk about the story and pictures
  • Have fun with words- rhythm and rhyme of the
    language

13
Benefits of Reading with Your Child
  • Development of larger vocabulary
  • Development of longer attention spans
  • Promotes a greater understanding of book and
    print
  • Value reading and learning
  • Opportunities to spend quality time with your
    child

14
Think Beyond Books
  • Environmental Print
  • Words and phrases that surround us
  • Billboards
  • Restaurant signs
  • Menus
  • Grocery store
  • Traffic signs
  • Cereal boxes
  • Magazines

15
Communication
  • Model for your child
  • Oral language
  • Written language
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Listening skills
  • Speaking skills

16
Readiness
  • Playing games
  • Categorizing/grouping items
  • Help with preparing snacks/meals
  • Putting things away
  • Getting along with others
  • Learning to listen
  • Sticking to a schedule

17
How Can I Help My Child This Summer?
  • Demonstrate how to hold and turn pages of a book
  • Help them begin to recognize and know their first
    and last name
  • Practice writing their first name (capital letter
    at the beginning, lower case letters throughout)
  • Practice saying the alphabet (not singing)
  • Practice counting to 25
  • Help them learn to recognize colors and basic
    shapes
  • Learn their address and phone number

18
How Can I Help My Child This Summer? (cont)
  • Enroll your child in the Summer Reading Program
    at the local Library
  • Practice buttoning, snapping, and tucking in
    shirts
  • Practice tying shoes
  • Teach your child proper restroom etiquette

19
Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten?
  • Texas Law states that For the 2013-2014 school
    year, children entering kindergarten for the
    first time must be five years old on or before
    September 1, 2013.  Due to Texas state law on age
    requirements,  no exceptions will be made.
  • But
  • Not all children are ready for Kindergarten.
  • Academic knowledge is only part of the picture.

20
How to Prepare for the 2013-2014 School Year
  • Make sure you child gets plenty of rest-
  • It is a great idea to establish a school
    routine one week before school starts (going to
    bed early and waking up early).
  • Serve nutritious and unhurried meals.
  • Encourage your child to be polite and to state
    feelings instead of acting them out.
  • Provide numerous opportunities for experiences
    with books.

21
How Do I Know?
  • Kindergarten Readiness Checklist- see attachment

22
Kinder Kamp
  • You will receive a letter from HRE at the
    beginning of August to invite you to Kinder Kamp.
  • Your child will listen to stories, sing songs,
    and do some activities with the kindergarten
    teachers.
  • While the children are with the teachers, the
    parents will visit with the principal and make a
    game to take home.

23
Plan to be Active
  • Join the PTO!
  • Volunteer to help your school.
  • Attend school events, parent conferences, and
    meetings.
  • Contact your childs teacher if you have
    questions or concerns.

24
Beginning of the 2013-2014 School Year
  • You will receive a postcard from your childs
    classroom teacher in August.
  • Meet the Teacher will be held at HRE (times TBA)
  • First day of school is Monday, August, 26 2013
  • School day is 740 am 310 pm
  • Tardy bell rings at 750 am
  • Open House in the Fall

25
Contact Person
  • Do you still need to register?
  • Do you have registration questions?
  • Do you have questions about the school supply
    list?
  • Do you have questions about a Heritage Spirit
    shirt?
  • Please See Mrs. Carreon
  • in the Front Office

26
Questions/Comments
  • General
  • questions?
  • Specific questions?

27
Conclusion
  • Thank you for taking the time to attend HREs
    Kindergarten Orientation.
  • We look forward to our partnership with you,
    which will ensure a quality educational
    experience for your child.
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