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Title: Welcome to Lakeview Elementary Kindergarten


1
Welcome to Lakeview Elementary Kindergarten
2
Kindergarten Teachers
3
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
T
E
K
S
  • State guidelines for what we teach.

http//www.tea.state.tx.us/teks/grade/Kindergarten
.pdf
4
Our Day
  • 150 minutes of language arts social studies
  • 90 minutes of math
  • 50 minutes of science
  • 55 minutes of specials
  • 60 minutes of lunch recess

5
Balanced Literacy
  • Our method of teaching the TEKS includes

Writers Workshop
Readers Workshop
Modeled Writing
Read Aloud
Interactive Reading
Interactive Writing
Guided Reading
Fine Motor Skills
Independent Reading
Independent Writing
The components of Balanced Literacy are applied
across the curriculum including math, science,
social studies, reading and writing.
6
Reading Expectations
End of Year 6 reading level
Middle of Year 3 reading level
7
Writing Expectations
End of Year writing
Middle of Year writing
8
Science Workshop
  • Writing in Science science folders
  • Inquiry Process
  • Inquiry Showcase District wide
  • Matter and Energy Force and Motion Earth and
    Space
  • and Organisms and environments
  • 5 Es Explore, engage, explanation, elaborate,
    evaluate

9
Math Workshop
Investigations Conceptual learning Geometry Numb
er Concepts Number Operations Algebraic
Thinking Measurement Probability Problem Solving
Block Math Notebooks
10
Assessment
  • Daily informally and formally
  • DRA Developmental Reading Assessment (3 times
    per year)
  • District Math Assessments Individual and
    hands-on, Origo
  • District Science Assessments
  • Progress Reports 3rd week of each six weeks
    starting with the second six weeks of school
  • Report Cards - each six weeks starting with the
    second six weeks of school
  • D Developed at the level expected for the END
    of Kindergarten
  • SD Still Developing but making progress toward
    skill(s)
  • X Experiencing Difficulty and needs improvement

11
Technology
  • Technology is integrated throughout our
    curriculum.
  • Each classroom has technology for student use.

12
Home Practice
  • Home practice will be assigned to your child on
    a regular basis that will include reading,
    handwriting and basic math skills starting the
    second six weeks of school.

13
Specials
  • For 55 minutes each day, students will attend a
    combination of
  • PE
  • Art
  • Music
  • Library
  • Please dress your child appropriately.

Mark Fisher
Renee Saettel
Patty Lewis
Gailanne Smith
14
Drop Off Procedures
  • Car riders may be dropped off at the front or
    back of the building. Buses and Daycares will
    drop off at the front drive of the building and
    students will enter through the front doors. Both
    areas are monitored by staff on duty starting at
    720 am.
  • The children may enter the building at 720 am
    and go directly to their classroom.
  • The children may buy and eat breakfast at school.
    If you choose to do this, please have your child
    at school by 720 am.
  • School begins at 745 am students
  • need to be inside the classroom
  • at that time.

15
Pick Up Procedures
  • Car riders are picked up at the back of the
    building.
  • Each family will receive a car tag at Stop and
    Drop on August 20th from 5-630 pm .
  • Buses and Daycares are picked up at the front of
    the building.
  • Walkers and bike riders will be dismissed to a
    designated meeting location on the side of the
    building at 245 pm.
  • Dismissal begins at 245 pm.

We must have a written note if the way your child
goes home is changing. Last minute changes must
be made before 215 pm by calling the front
office.
16
Attendance
  • Attendance is very important in Kindergarten. We
    are setting the foundation for the childs school
    career. Most of the lessons are taught orally and
    therefore cannot be made up. Please be thoughtful
    of this when considering a planned absence.
  • If your child is absent for any reason, please
    call the office and send a note. NO child will be
    allowed to enter the classroom without an admit
    slip from the office.
  • If you are late, (even 746 am) your child is
    tardy. They must have a tardy slip from the
    office to be admitted to class.
  • Excessive absences and tardies will be handled by
    the campus administration.

17
Communication
  • Daily Folders
  • Phone Calls Emails
  • School Class Web Pages
  • Monthly Newsletters
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Remind 101 text messages

18
Discipline
  • Each child will be expected to follow school and
    kindergarten discipline expectations.
  • A copy of classroom discipline expectations will
    be placed in each students daily folder.
  • Specific policies and procedures will be
    discussed at curriculum night.

19
Lunch Recess
  • Each child will need to bring or purchase a lunch
    daily.
  • Cash and checks are accepted in the school
    cafeteria.
  • You may view the menu and pay online with a
    credit card at www.nisdtx.org and see what your
    child chose for lunch.
  • After September 21st, parents are welcome to come
    eat lunch with their child at a designated
    visitors table. If you choose to bring other
    children with you, please note that all persons,
    young or old, must pay the visitor price for
    lunch.
  • Only children attending Lakeview Elementary are
    allowed to play on the playground during school
    hours.

20
Snack
  • The students will have a designated snack time
    each day.
  • Please provide your child with a healthy snack
    choice each day to enjoy.
  • Please send items that are not messy and can be
    eaten without utensils in a 10 minute time frame.
  • No peanuts or peanut products for snack

21
Parties
  • We will have 2 parties a year
  • Winter Party
  • Valentines Day
  • Student Birthdays
  • Store bought cupcakes or treats may be brought to
    the office. Treats will be sent to your students
    classroom to be shared the last 15 minutes of the
    day.
  • No peanut products please
  • Invitations are to be passed out to the entire
    class if necessary
  • Including paper products as needed is greatly
    appreciated

22
Volunteers
  • Our school has many volunteer positions
    (including library workroom).
  • We like to have classroom volunteers, just let us
    know what you are willing to do.
  • We will need room parents to work closely with
    the teacher to plan our parties
  • In order to be a volunteer at any time, at school
    or on field trips, you MUST fill out a criminal
    history check. This must be done each year
    on-line at

www.nisdtx.org
23
School Counselor Kim Hardy
  • Supports our students social and emotional
    development.
  • Classroom Guidance
  • Small Group Guidance
  • Individual Counseling
  • School Wide Character Education Program
  • Watch D.O.G.S.

24
School Nurse Amy DeHaven, RN
  • Immunization Requirements
  • Medications at School
  • Allergies/Asthma/Health Concerns
  • Attendance Guidelines

25
Attendance Guidelines
  • ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES FOR ILLNESS
  • Please help us to provide a healthy and safe
    environment for all students by observing the
    following
  • Do not send your child to school if any of these
    symptoms or signs are present in the previous 24
    hours
  • Elevated temperature--100? or greater
  • Acute cold, sore throat, or persistent cough
  • Vomiting, nausea, or severe abdominal pain
  • Repeated diarrhea
  • Anything other than clear discharge from the nose
    or eyes resulting from contagious condition
  • Red, inflamed or discharging eyes
    (conjunctivitis)
  • Suspected scabies, impetigo, acute skin rashes,
    eruptions, any skin lesion in the weeping stage
  • Head lice
  • Lethargic behavior
  • There will be times when it is difficult to tell
    when your child is too ill to go to school.
    Sometimes there is the worry that he or she will
    miss important schoolwork. Like adults, children
    have different tolerances for discomfort and
    illness. Even with a common cold, some are able
    to function fine while others are miserable. If
    your child is coughing continuously, he or she
    wont be able to concentrate, and will disrupt
    others in the class. A day of rest at home
    combined with lots of fluids speeds recovery. If
    you decide to send your child to school when he
    or she is on the borderline of being ill, it is a
    good idea to call the school clinic or send a
    note to the teacher. Be sure to let the school
    know where you can be contacted in case your
    childs condition worsens.

26
Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
  • President Jennifer Clark
  • Support of School Collect Box Tops
  • Membership
  • School Supplies Can be ordered online See the
    school website for more details.

27
PTA
  • Please visit the PTA website for lots of
    information www.lakeviewpta.com
  • Parent Connect Parent portal to sign up for PTA
    membership, order spirit wear, join/view the
    student directory, opt in for the monthly PTA
    newsletter, purchase tickets throughout the year.
  • Visit anytime at http//nisdtx.parentconnect.net

28
Online Enrollment
  • Begins the last week in April
  • 1st step Enroll online
  • 2nd step Schedule a time to review documents
    with the school office.
  • Youll need hardcopies of the following
  • Birth certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Shot Records
  • Proof of Residency (water bill)
  • Parent Drivers License

29
Summer Practice
  • Read to your child every day

30
Important Dates
  • June 11th, 18th, 25th and 30th - 8-12 Lakeview
    Library open for check-out 830-900 Story time
    for incoming Kinder 1st graders
  • August 20th Kinder Stop and Drop supplies
    500-630pm
  • August 25th First Day of School
  • August 25th Tears and Cheers
  • August 31st Celebrate Independence Day
  • TBA Kindergarten Curriculum Night at 500 pm
  • September 21st First day parents may eat with
  • their student in the cafeteria.

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