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Title: Welcome to Kindergarten!


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Welcome to Kindergarten!
  • Grays Woods Elementary
  • Room 24

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SCASD Kindergarten Program
  • Recognizes different backgrounds, experiences,
    and developmental levels
  • Focuses on the social, emotional, intellectual
    and physical needs of all children
  • Child-centered themes that are engaging for both
    large and small instructional groups

3
CHECK IT OUT)
  • District Wide Kindergarten Info.
  • SCASD Home Page
  • Select Kindergarten
  • Room 24 Kindergarten Classroom Info.
  • SCASD Home Page
  • Under Select A School choose Grays Woods
    Elementary
  • Select Staff
  • Select Dillon, Shari

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- Daily Schedule -
  • Opening
  • Calendar
  • Kidwriting
  • L.A. Centers
  • Snack/Recess
  • Math
  • Lunch
  • Recess
  • Brain Break
  • Science/Social Studies
  • Special (i.e, Art, Gym, etc.)

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Stations-Flexible Grouping
  • Guided Reading
  • Familiar Reading- reread favorites for confidence
    and fluency
  • Respond- talk/write about books we have read
  • Word Work- play games that reinforce the
    letters/words from the books that we are reading
  • Please refer to the Develop Readiness Skills for
    Reading handout for at home ideas

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Writers Workshop
  • Kidwriting a systematic and guided approach
  • Drawing phase great writing evolves from great
    illustrating
  • Guided spelling stretch out the words like a
    rubber band
  • Underwriting individual mini-lesson
  • Focused mini-lessons revolve around shared
    student work
  • Please refer to the Kidwriting Procedures handout
    for helpful suggestions when writing with your
    child

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Brain Break
  • Every day
  • Children may rest, look at a book, or draw/write
  • You may send a blanket, pillow and one stuffed
    animal with your child
  • Blankets may stay in cubbies

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Snack
  • Please send a hearty snack for your child.
    This years later lunch will work out well as
    long as the students have their snack.
  • Birthday treats...please note that there are 19
    students in our classroom

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Math
  • PA Common CORE Curriculum Standards
  • Frequently Used Resources
  • Math Expressions - Combines activities, games,
    skills, and practice to help students develop a
    solid grasp of mathematical concepts
  • IXL - Program offers extended math opportunities
    and practice via the computer

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Science/Social Studies
  • Fall, Winter, Spring Kindergarten Units
  • Field Trips
  • Integrated activities throughout daily curriculum
  • Informational letter sent home with each new unit

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Kindergarten Units
  • Community
  • Seasons
  • Body Growth and Hygiene
  • Light and Sound
  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Transportation

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PATHS
  • Promoting Alternative THinking Strategies
  • Parent letters and activities will be sent home
  • Topics include
  • friendship
  • recognizing and understanding feelings
  • different ways to solve problems
  • following rules

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The Kindergarten Snapshot
  • A Picture of observed behaviors-socially and
    academically
  • Completed 3 times a year
  • January, March and June
  • You will be notified regarding how and when to
    view your childs Snapshot

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Parent Volunteers
  • All parents/guardians who want to volunteer in
    the schools must complete the Volunteer Policy
    Review at the following link http//www.scasd.org/
    Page/18801 
  • Scheduling Coordinator
  • Organizes classroom volunteer schedules
  • Party Coordinator
  • Organizes Thanksgiving celebration

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Thank you for sharing your children with us this
year!
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