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Welcome to Kindergarten! With The Kindergarten Team Mrs. Jeanne Cano Ms. Stephanie Casper Ms. Nancy Randolph Mrs. Lisa Sine August 2014 A new adventure begins! – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Welcome to Kindergarten!


1
Welcome to Kindergarten!
  • With The Kindergarten Team
  • Mrs. Jeanne Cano
  • Ms. Stephanie Casper
  • Ms. Nancy Randolph
  • Mrs. Lisa Sine
  • August 2014
  • A new adventure begins!

2
Absences
  • Call the absence line.
  • Keep sick kids at home.
  • Schedule vacations doctor appointments around
    school hours as much as possible.
  • Missed Kindergarten Spalding practice review
    needs to be made up when returning to school.
  • Parents may need to assist with support of missed
    work needing to be completed by the student.

3
On School Nights Kids Should
  • Do their daily reading
  • and homework.
  • Eat a healthy dinner.
  • Tell grown-ups about 2
  • or more things he/she
  • learned or did.
  • Go to bed in time to get
  • at least 9 to 10 hours of
  • sleep.

4
On school mornings
  • Get up early enough to not
  • be rushed.
  • Make sure you have needed
  • items (library book, homework,
  • snack) in your backpack.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast.
  • Turn your brain on high!

5
Back Pack TipsThese things should be in your
back pack
  • Finished homework, blue daily
  • homework folder, /or library book,
  • if requested
  • Lunch box or lunch money
  • Snack (tightly closed with name
  • on it)
  • Water bottle (with name on it)
  • Notes going to and from school
  • Jacket or sweater , if needed

6
These things should not be in your backpack
  • Old papers
  • Toys
  • School supplies
  • Non-school folders
  • Personal money
  • Electronic games (e.g.
  • Gameboys, etc.)
  • X Please empty back
  • packs daily!

7
Personal Skills to Practice
  • Independent
  • bathroom use
  • Blowing nose
  • effectively
  • Opening/closing
  • snack lunch
  • containers
  • Tying or fastening
  • shoes
  • Zipping, buttoning,
  • snapping, buckling
  • Putting on jackets,
  • sweatshirts, coats,
  • sweaters
  • Covering mouths when sneezing or coughing

8
PLEASE, WRITE YOUR CHILDS NAME ON ALL
THINGS THAT COME TO SCHOOL!(Snacks,
lunchboxes, water bottles, backpacks, homework,
jackets, etc)
9
Healthy Snacks
  • Snacks are optional. Some children are
  • fine waiting until lunch.
  • Remember that our breaks are short and
  • snacks should not be a meal, but just a
  • little something to hold the child over until
  • lunch, If needed.
  • Please choose nutritious items. (NO
  • cookies, chips, candies, etc.)
  • Choose snacks that your child can eat
  • without much adult assistance.
  • Label the snack with your childs name.
  • We will collect snacks first thing in the
  • morning and keep in the snack bin for our
  • break/snack/recess time.

10
Healthy Snacks(Snack for morning break is
optional.)
  • Cheese sticks
  • Fruits or vegetables (cut up)
  • Pretzels
  • Wholegrain crackers
  • Dry cereal
  • Granola bars
  • Etc.
  • Please NO tree nuts, candy, chips,
  • or cake.
  • P.S. We do not have refrigeration. Snacks are
    kept in the classroom.

11
Lunch Reality
  • Kids choose their entrees when buying
  • lunch.
  • Children sit, eat, clean up their own
  • messes.
  • It can be loud. There are approximately
  • 100 children eating in there not all
  • speak quietly.
  • The assistants do their best to organize
  • lunches, assist children, in an orderly
  • fashion.

12
Lunch
  • Bring lunch from
  • home.
  • Milk may be
  • purchased for 0.50.
  • Buy student lunch from
  • cafeteria for 2.50.
  • Send in lunch money
  • in the morning OR
  • Pay online at mylunchmoney.com.
  • Practice opening
  • containers at home.
  • Allow children to help
  • with lunchbox prep.
  • Talk about doing a good
  • job at lunch.
  • Limit treats to one.

13
Classroom Wish List
  • Elmers disappearing purple glue
  • sticks (always needed! ?)
  • BOXTOPS for EDUCATION stamps
  • Ticonderoga brand pencils
  • Crayola crayons (16 or 24 count)
  • Small gift cards to Wal-Mart, Lakeshore,
  • Target, or office supply stores
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  • ? Check the newsletters or class website for the
    updated lists or needs throughout the year.

14
Kindergarten Motto
I am safe. I am kind. I am a helper. Im a GREAT
Kid lets have a GREAT DAY!!
15
Rewards
  • Verbal praise
  • Stickers and stamps
  • 3 B coupons
  • Special privileges
  • Extra explore time
  • Extra computer time
  • Fun Friday Activities

16
3 Bs of Good Behavior
Be safe. Be respectful. Be responsible.
17
Special Areas Schedule
Teacher Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Mrs. Cano ? Library Music Computer Art P.E.
Ms. Casper ? Computers Art P.E. Library Music
Ms. Randolph ? Music P.E. Art Computer Library
Mrs. Sine ? Art Library Music P.E. Computers
Children need to wear athletic
shoes in order to participate safely in P.E.
18
Drinks and Bathrooms
  • Before school
  • Exploration time
  • Quiet work time
  • Playground time
  • If you have an emergency
  • (Student water bottles remain
  • accessible to students.)

19
Morning Class Responsibilities
  • Empty backpacks at table independently.
  • Student puts water bottles snacks in
  • proper place.
  • Student gets out lunchbox for lunch count
  • place lunchboxes in basket/bin.
  • Put library books in basket/bin.
  • Take out daily blue KTA folder to be
  • reviewed (with completed homework).
  • Zip backpacks put away backpacks in
  • cubbies.

20
HOMEWORK
  • Read to, or with, your child for 10-15
  • minutes, every night.
  • Check the weekly newsletter,
  • e-mails and homework folder
  • for additional assignments and
  • practice opportunities.
  • Homework Kit is a
  • kindergarten resource for you
  • to keep at home. Please save all
  • games and other learning tools from
  • school together in the folder.
  • Homework comes home
  • M-Th is due the next day.
  • Please, contact us if you have any questions.
  • (Confusion is a curable condition.)
  • ?

21
Homework Tips
  • Set aside homework or skill practice
  • time daily.
  • Work in a quiet place without
  • distractions (if possible).
  • TURN OFF THE TELEVISION!
  • Keep homework library book in
  • your backpack or in another safe
  • place.
  • Parents should assist but not do the
  • work.
  • Always closely supervise handwriting
  • practice.
  • Divide work time into several sessions if

22
Reading Notes
  • High Frequency ,Sight Words plus frequently
    used words
  • Flash cards will be provided daily Spalding
    notebooks are important!
  • Identify in print, read use in personal
    writing
  • Phonemic Awareness - playing with and recognizing
    patterns in language.
  • Phonics - understanding how oral language is
    represented in written form.
  • Decoding - applying phonetic knowledge to
    decipher text -- sound, sound, blend.
  • Comprehension understanding, and interpreting
    read text.
  • Scholastic Book Clubs
  • Flyers will come home with homework.
  • Option to order
    online ? with a credit card.
  • This is not a fundraiser, only an easy way to
    get cheap books.
  • Couldnt be easier is an optional choice.

23
Spalding
  • Daily Oral Phonogram Practice (OPR)
  • Daily Written Phonogram Practice (WPR)
  • Grammar and Language Use
  • Quizzes on Friday on phonograms and dictation
    words (beginning around Nov.)
  • In class spelling notebooks will be used

24
Writing Notes
  • Please do not spell
  • words for your child.
  • For free writing tasks,
  • accept phonetic
  • approximations.
  • Praise effort.
  • Kindergarten writing
  • looks different from grown-
  • up writing thats okay.
  • TOOLS
  • letter chart
  • spacers
  • Word Wall
  • brain power!!!

25
Math Notes
  • Numbers as representing
  • quantity
  • Emphasis on the process
  • Comparing and contrasting
  • length, value
  • Sorting and identifying by
  • attribute
  • Predicting outcomes and
  • analyzing data
  • Analyzing and solving math problems in more
    than one way
  • Number sense deep understanding of our number
    system and how it works
  • Being fluent seeing it

26
Technology
  • Smartboard interactive presentation tool
  • 5 laptops in classroom stand alone
  • Computer lab time each week
  • Your child will login using a username
  • password, access approved websites, practice
    skills, word process, create a
  • slide show presentation, more.

Cool, Cool, Cool!
27
TALK! TALK! TALK!
  • Talk with child about
  • school
  • friends
  • stories
  • songs poems
  • class work
  • homework
  • numbers
  • patterns
  • family
  • interests
  • goals
  • With Oral language development, parents are the
    best teachers of language skills.
  • Be patient, help encourage your little one to
    express complete thoughts ideas by speaking
    responding in full sentences.

28
We LOVE Volunteers!
  • Kindergarten in class volunteers will start in
    October.
  • The PALS program (Parents Aiding Learning in
    School) is happening NOW! Feel free to sign up
    TONIGHT!
  • PTO Events sign up is in the hallway near the
    MPR. ?

29
More Information
  • COLLECT BOXTOPS for EDUCATION stamps
  • Kyrene School District www.kyrene.org
  • KTA Main Office 541-5400
  • Our Kindergarten class webpages
  • www.kyrene.org/staff/jcano
  • www.kyrene.org/staff/scasper
  • www.kyrene.org/staff/nrandolph
  • www.kyrene.org/staff/lsine
  • Phone (room 7) 541-5507 (Mrs. Cano voice mail)
  • Phone (room 8) 541-5508 (Ms. Casper voice mail)
  • Phone (room 9) 541-5509 (Mrs. Sine voice mail)
  • Phone (room 11) 541-5511 (Ms. Randolph voice
    mail)
  • E-mail (Mrs. Cano) - jcano_at_kyrene.org
  • E-mail (Ms. Casper) - scasper_at_kyrene.org
  • E-mail (Ms. Randolph) - nrandolph_at_kyrene.org
  • E-mail (Mrs. Sine) - lsine_at_kyrene.org
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