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Title: Welcome to Kindergarten Round-Up


1
Welcome to Kindergarten Round-Up
  • Robison Magnet School

2
Introductions
  • Julie Laird PhD - Principal
  • Kathy Schroeder - Office Manager
  • Jennifer Marries Guidance Counselor
  • Jennifer Raftis Special Education Teacher
  • Carolyn Raper Nurse
  • Melissa FloresTrujillo - Community Rep
  • Erin Leis - IB Coordinator
  • Trish Anderson - Learning Support Coordinator

3
Current Kindergarten Team
  • Mrs. Julie Palacios
  • Ms. Shayla Samuels
  • Ms. Linda Maginnis

4
Requirements for your child to attend kindergarten
5
Your child must . . .
  • be 5 years old before September 1st
  • of the current year which school begins.
  • have at least one of all required immunizations
    upon entrance to school

6
Pre-Registration Process
  • The following Items must be turned
  • in to the office
  • A completed Registration Packet
  • An original birth certificate.
  • A copy of your child's current immunizations
  • A completed Home Language Survey
  • Proof of Residency (such as a lease or mortgage
    statement or copy of a utility bill.
  • Copy of parent photo id

7
Highlights of Kindergarten Program
  • The primary goal of the Robison kindergarten
    program is to nurture the continuous growth of
    children socially, emotionally, physically, and
    intellectually.

8
Kindergarten is a time for children to
  • Develop more self confidence, independence, and a
    sense of responsibility toward themselves and
    others
  • To be involved in child centered activities
  • To investigate their world and develop their
    skills for life long learning through
    interactions with materials, people, and ideas

9
Kindergarten is
  • . The place where children decide what the next
    12 years of school will be like.

10
ACADEMICS Investigations Math
  • Counting Computation
  • Data Chance Measurement
  • Geometry (shapes)

11
Comprehensive Literacy
  • Shared reading (modeled read aloud)
  • Independent reading/Buddy Reading
  • Small group/Guided Reading
  • One on One Conferring
  • Word Study

12
Exploratory Science
  • Scientific observations
  • Lab notebook records
  • Inquiry based studies
  • Content related vocabulary

13
Social Studies
Content related vocabulary Learning through
text   Technology integration Inquiry
based studies
14
International Baccalaureate
  • The IB is a concept driven, inquiry-based
    curriculum framework that is made up of the PYP,
    MYP and DP programmes.

15
Budgets
  • State Funding
  • Magnet
  • Title I
  • Tax Credit

16
Promote a love of reading!
  • You are the 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 the words - rhythm and rhyme of the
    language

17
Benefits of Reading with Your Child
  • Development of larger vocabularies
  • Development of longer attention spans
  • Promotes a greater understanding of books and
    print
  • Value reading and learning
  • Opportunity to spend quality time with your child

18
Think Beyond Books
  • Environmental print words and phrases that
    surround us
  • Billboards
  • Restaurant signs
  • Menus
  • Grocery store
  • Traffic signs

19
Communication
  • Model for your child
  • Oral language
  • Written language
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Listening skills
  • Speaking skills

20
Readiness
  • Playing games
  • Categorize/group items
  • Help with preparing snacks/meals
  • Putting things away
  • Getting along with others
  • Learning to listen
  • Sticking to a schedule

21
Starting school!
  • Start each day with a healthy breakfast
  • Be sure your child is well rested
  • Well nourished meals when possible
  • Label clothing and all personal belongings
  • School day 830-245
  • Attendance is important even in kindergarten

22
Attendance
  • Attendance and being at school on time is
    important.
  • There is a correlation between student attendance
    and student achievement.
  • Getting your child to school on time sends a
    strong message that you value education.
  • Call the office if your child will not be in
    school.

23
Thank you!
  • We look forward to a partnership to ensure a
    quality educational experience for your child.

24
Finally
  • Childhood is a Journey, Not a Race.
  • -Unknown
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