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Title: Welcome to Parent Information Night!


1
Welcome to Parent Information Night!
  • Mountain Road Kindergarten

2
My Philosophy of Teaching
  • Create a classroom community.
  • Maintain consistently high expectations.
  • Discover the strengths and abilities of each
    student.
  • Provide an environment where sharing,
    conversation, support, and responsibility for
    learning are valued.
  • Provide a variety of instructional methods to
    reach students with different learning styles.
  • Challenge and inspire each student to reach his
    or her personal best.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and environment.

3
Kindergarten Curriculum
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Creative Writing
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Health

4
Math
  • Calendar Math
  • Successmaker Math 2x per week (individualized
    computer program)
  • Lots of hands-on activities
  • Units of study include
  • Counting With Friends
  • Building Numbers
  • Sophisticated Shapes
  • Investigating Addition Subtraction
  • Measuring Analyzing Data
  • Further Investigation of Addition
    Subtraction

5
Reading
  • My Goal excited, proficient readers who enjoy a
    variety of different genres (types) of books.
  • Small, flexible groupsdifferentiated curriculum
  • Phonetically based instruction
  • Sight/memory words added.
  • Begin with easy, decodable stories then move to
    leveled readers.
  • Book bag will come home with a reader. Let
    child read to you (with support as needed).
    Return book as soon as possible-- new book sent..
  • Parent support crucial to reading process.
  • Flash cards of decodable and sight words should
    be made and practiced. Volunteer moms to tutor.
  • Star Early Literacy test4x year STAR reading
    test when ready
  • Media center once a week return library book on
    Tuesdays.
  • Read at least 15 min each nightpractice
    vocabulary words.
  • Successmaker Reading individualized computer
    tutorial 2x per week

6
Handwriting
  • Taught and practiced in small group.
  • Practice makes perfect!
  • Well also work on coloring, cutting, gluing.
  • If work sent home, please be sure it is done
    correctly.

7
Creative Writing Process
  • Creative writing goes along with reading.
  • Journals to be used.
  • At first, pictures with dictated sentence then
    pictures with letters that represent words (to
    child) then pictures and decodable words then
    pictures and 3-4 word sentence(s) then several
    sentences.
  • Word Wall to encourage usage and spelling.
  • Stories with beginning, middle, end
  • Capital letter, spacing and punctuation stressed.

8
Social Studies
  • Map Skills
  • Holidays
  • American Symbols
  • Citizenship
  • Careers
  • Character Education/ Words of the Week

9
Science
  • Physical Properties of Matter
  • Gravity and Motion
  • Day and Night Sky
  • Living and Non-Living Things
  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Rocks and Soil
  • Science Experiments

10
Health
  • Getting Along with Others
  • Drug Awareness Week
  • Staying Healthy/Good Nutrition
  • Safety
  • Dental Health

11
Grading
GKIDS on-going assessment of mastery of skills.
Based on standards report sent every 9
weekspacing based on curriculum mapping Report
Cards every 9 weeksbased on GKIDS Working on
mastery of standards and skills EM Emerging
PR Progressing MS Meets Standards EX
Exceeds Your child will most likely be in the
EM or PR categories for most of the year since
these skills are taught throughout the year.
Towards the end of the year, most children move
to the MS or EX categories. Please do not expect
your child to be marked MS or EX until later in
the year. Weekly check-ups
12
Class Rules
  • 1. I will be respectful to my teacher and
    classmates. (Patient and Polite)
  • 2. I will listen carefully to the teacher. If
    Im not listening, Im not learning.
  • 3. I will raise my hand and wait to be called
    on.
  • 4. I will follow directions and work quietly.
  • I will respect others' space by keeping my hands,
    feet and other objects to myself.
  • Dont say I cant, say Ill try!

Mrs. Wongs Class Rules 1.I will be respectful
to my teacher and classmates. 2.I will raise my
hand and wait to be called on to get Mrs. Wongs
attention. 3. I will follow directions and work
quietly. 4.I will respect others' space by
keeping my hands, feet and other objects to
myself. 5. I will always try my best! 6. I will
follow the Mustang Expectations. I can do it if
I try!
Mrs. Wongs Class Rules 1.I will be respectful
to my teacher and classmates. 2.I will raise my
hand and wait to be called on to get Mrs. Wongs
attention. 3. I will follow directions and work
quietly. 4.I will respect others' space by
keeping my hands, feet and other objects to
myself. 5. I will always try my best! 6. I will
follow the Mustang Expectations. I can do it if
I try!
13
Discipline Plan
  • Students know class rules. They receive 2
    warnings, then change their color.
  • Check folders each day for daily behavior. There
    will be a phone call from student if a really bad
    day parent teacher conferences for habitual
    issues.
  • Loss of privileges5 minutes for yellow 10
    minutes for red 15 minutes for Hot Pot. Even if
    a bad day, will get some recess/free time.
  • Always accentuate positive.

14
Discipline Plan (Continued)
  • Reward for following rules
  • Treasure or Treat Box
  • Special Treat for Good Behavior in
  • Gym, Art, Music and Library
  • Sticker Chart for Good Choices
  • Cougar Coupons
  • Extra Free Time
  • Thank you for helping reinforce these at home!

15
Communication
  • Check folder each day for student work and
    important information
  • Feel free to email
  • No transportation notes by e-mail, please.
  • Names and date on all notes
  • Conferences Fall Spring
  • Newsletter and calendar each month
  • Check school and class website for information

16
Kindergarten Volunteer Opportunities
  • Room Parents
  • Special Celebrations- Winter Party, Valentines
    Party, Spring Snack, End of the Year Party
  • Fun Friday Parents
  • Tutoring/Helping Parents
  • Field Trips (typically 2 parents)

17
Before you leave
  • Sign up for PTA if you havent already done so.
  • Thanks for all you do!
  • Thank you for coming!

18
  • Of a good beginning, cometh a good end.
  • It is my goal to motivate and inspire your child
    each and every day. I thank you for entrusting
    him/her to my care.

19
  • Thank you very much for coming to Parent
    Information Night!
  • Im looking forward to a great year!
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