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Title: Welcome to Kindergarten!


1
Welcome to Kindergarten!
  • Ms. Weichert

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KISD Website
  • Go to www.kleinisd.net
  • Scroll down to blue parent box
  • You will find lots of helpful information
  • Parent Online Pay
  • Parent Connection
  • Student Handbooks
  • School Menus
  • Calendar
  • And much more

3
Bernshausen Elementary Website
  • Go to www.kleinisd.net
  • Click on campuses at top of page
  • Under Elementary Schools, click on Bernshausen
  • You will find lots of information regarding what
    is going on throughout the school year here at
    Bernshausen Elementary.

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My Website
  • Go to www.kleinisd.net
  • Click on campuses at top of page
  • Under Elementary Schools, click on Bernshausen
  • Click on teachers at top of page
  • Scroll to the list of Kindergarten teachers
  • Click my web site.

5
How to Contact Me
  • Feel free to contact me any time!
  • Best way is via email
  • pweichert_at_kleinisd.net
  • Class room phone 832-375-7931

6
Helpful Hints
  • Please label your child's belongings such as
    backpacks, lunch boxes, and jackets.
  • Please refrain from letting your child bring any
    toys or stuffed animals into the classroom unless
    otherwise requested.
  • Pack an extra set of clothes in your child's
    backpack for unexpected accidents.

7
Our Schedule
  • Lunch 1045-1115
  • P.E. Monday 1200-1245
  • Art Tues. 1200-1245
  • P.E. Wed. 1200-1245
  • Music- Thurs. 1200-1245
  • P.E.- Fri. 1200-1245
  • Music-Fri. 1245-130
  • Recess 1115-1135

8
Lunch Accounts
  • If your child is buying lunch, please send a
    check or cash to pay for your childs lunch.
    They will deposit it into their personal lunch
    account.
  • You may also pay online
  • Go to www.kleinisd.net
  • Click on Departments at the top
  • Click on Nutrition and Food Services
  • Scroll down and to the right click on
  • Online Payments PAYPAMS
  • Follow directions on page to setup an account

9
School Menu/Birthday Treats
  • Go to www.kleinisd.net
  • Scroll down to blue parent box
  • Click on School Menu
  • To the right, click on Elementary to see the
    menu for each day
  • Our Bernshausen Cafeteria
  • You can order birthday snacks for your childs
    class, or purchase goodie treats
  • from the school store.

10
Classroom Management
  • Follow Directions
  • Listen to the teacher
  • Keep hands and feet to yourself
  • Use walking feet
  • Raise your hand and wait to be called on
  • Self-control

11
Consequences and Rewards
  • All students begin their day on blue.
  • Move your color down for negative behaviors
  • Earn stickers for outstanding behavior to get to
    go to the treasure box.
  • Bengal Bucks will be awarded school wide for
    additional rewards.

12
Daily Behavior Folder
  • Mickey Mouse folder that will go home every day
    with your childs color for the day
  • Please initial in the square for that days
    color.
  • Return next day

13
Wednesday Folder
  • Sign, review, and remove all papers
  • Return on Thursday

14
Homework
  • Children need to be children homework is very
    minimal but is a participation grade.
  • For the first 9 weeks your child can choose from
    a list of activities to do for their homework
    each night. There will be no homework folder for
    the first 9 weeks.
  • Second, third fourth 9 weeks, homework folder
    will go home every Monday and is to be returned
    on Friday.
  • Parent signatures are required in the
    appropriate square each week.

15
Star of the Week
  • Each child will be Star of the Week on the
    assigned week
  • Will begin in October
  • Make a poster with pictures and information about
    your child.
  • Posters will be displayed in the classroom for
    the entire week and returned the following week.

16
Letter Expert
  • Letter of the week Starting the 4th week
  • of school, we will be focusing on 2 letters
    per week.
  • Letter Expert Bag - When your child receives
    this bag, the directions will be inside.
    Practice reading the book and sentence strip with
    your child, they will be reading it to the class
    when they return the bag.

17
Our Day
  • Reading/Writing all day! Reading is integrated
    throughout the curriculum
  • Math - mornings and throughout the day
  • Science/Social Studies afternoons rotate
    weekly
  • Kindergarten curriculum integrated throughout the
    day

18
Reading
  • There will be Sight words this school year. As
    well as extra words. Please practice ALL words
    that are sent home.
  • Will begin the second 9 weeks
  • Please read with your child every night for 20
    minutes.

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Writing
  • Manuscript handwriting
  • Phonetic writing
  • For example A ball is big and red.
  • Phonetically written
  • A bl is bg ad red.
  • If the word is on the word wall the student
    should write the word correctly.

20
Math
  • Curriculum- Go Math
  • There is a work book this year.
  • Basic geometric shapes
  • Basic measuring skills
  • Numbers
  • Sorting
  • Graphing
  • Adding and Subtracting

21
Science
  • Texas Science Fusion
  • Senses
  • Magnets/Tools
  • Animals habitats
  • Plants
  • Healthy habits Food
  • Water

22
Social Studies
  • Holidays
  • Community
  • Sequencing events

23
Technology
  • We will be using Laptops as well as Desk top
    computers
  • Starfall.com
  • Used as a Technology grade every 9 weeks.
  • Will be completed in class

24
Grading Scale/Checklist
  • Grading Guidelines
  • E and E Excellent S and S
    Satisfactory N Below Expectations
  • (experiencing some difficulties) U
    Unsatisfactory
  • (experiencing difficulties)

25
Grade Speed (Parent Connect)
  • This allows you to view your childs grades and
    set triggers to notify you of a grade that has
    dropped.
  • Go to www.kleinisd.net
  • Scroll down to blue parent box
  • Click on Parent Connection
  • Follow directions on the page
  • Your childs student ID will be sent home in
    this weeks Wednesday folder

26
Centers
  • Afternoon Centers assorted activities
  • Art, Blocks, Math Manipulatives, Tub toys,
    Homeliving, Computers, etc.
  • Centers are fun activities that teach, while
    having fun.
  • Rules for centers
  • 1. Stay in your assigned center
  • 2. Play nicely with each other
  • 3. Have Fun!!!!!

27
How can I help my child?
  • Encourage your child to always try his/her best
  • Instill in your child the I can do it attitude
  • Encourage good listening skills, self-control
  • Sleep every child needs a good nights rest
  • Eat a good breakfast, healthy foods for lunch
  • Talk about school and review your childs papers
    and behavior with your child each day.

28
How can I be a part of mychilds class?
  • Be a class reader
  • Help with class parties (Christmas and
    End-of-the-Year)
  • Join your child for lunch occasionally
    Kindergarten day is Wednesday.
  • Volunteer to help in the classroom

29
Last but not least
  • Your child is a special gift that I have a
    privilege to teach.
  • I call my students My kids because in our year
    together they arent just kids on my class list,
    they become a part of my heart.

30
Thank you for coming!
  • Ms. Weicherts
  • Kindergarten Class

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