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Title: Kindergarten


1
Kindergarten Curriculum Night
Welcome! We are very glad you are joining us
tonight! ?
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Arrival/Dismissal
  • Children may not be on the school campus before
    715 A.M.
  • Kindergarten
  • First bell rings at 740 a.m., School begins at
    745 a.m.
  • Dismissal at 235 p.m.
  • Early Release Day Dismissal at 1235 p.m.
  • Tardies
  • If you arrive after the bell and the class has
    already gone inside, youll need to go to the
    front office for a late pass.
  • All outside doors remain locked, so it will be
    necessary to go through the front office doors.

3
transportation
  • PLEASE inform us of any changes in E-MAIL or
    WRITING!!
  • If transportation change occurs that same day,
    please contact the office.
  • If address, phone, work number or any other
    important information changes please keep me
    updated in writing.

4
Attendance/Rainy Day
  • Attendance Phone Line 541-3201(24 hrs./day)
  • If possible, inform teacher in advance in
    writing.
  • Rainy Day Schedules
  • Have children go to the MPR.
  • If possible, try not to come in early.

5
CLASSROOM INFO
  • Labeling
  • Please label your childs belongings, so children
    will not mix up various items.
  • This labeling needs to include lunchboxes,
    backpacks, jackets, water bottles, etc.
  • Lunch
  • Please encourage your child to make different
    choices each day.
  • Snack
  • Please keep your childs small snack separate
    from their lunch in a plastic baggie.
  • Homework
  • Homework guidelines for Kindergarten are 3 times
    per week/5-10 minutes.
  • The most important homework we can assign you is
    to read to and with your child on a daily basis.

6
Specials!
  • Please check our websites for the special
    schedules.

7
LIBRARY
  • Remember your childs library day and have your
    child bring their book to school. Students wont
    be able to check out a new book if they dont
    return last weeks book.?
  • Suggestions
  • Keep books in a special place away from pets and
    younger siblings.
  • Talk with your child about taking care of his or
    her library book.
  • Keep library books in a zip lock bag if your
    child carries a water bottle in his/her backpack.

8
Classroom Nuts and Bolts
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Snacks
  • Children are asked to bring their own snack to
    school everyday.
  • Please provide your child with a healthy snack.
  • Please keep the snack separate from his/her
    lunch, since they place snacks in their cubby.

10
BIRTHDAYS
  • Birthday parties CANNOT take place during school
    hours.
  • Invitations and treats CANNOT be given out at
    school.
  • Birthday Celebrations
  • As stated in the Kyrene Family Handbook
  • We understand that parents and friends like to
    celebrate various occasions.  However, balloons,
    cakes, candy, flowers, etc. cause many
    distractions and cannot be allowed on campus or
    on the bus.  These items are disruptive in the
    classroom and are a safety concern on the bus. 
    If they are delivered they will be kept in the
    office.  This policy helps to ensure that
    instructional time is protected and that all
    students are treated equally.  No celebrations of
    individual student birthdays are to be held in
    classrooms, on the school campus, nor are
    students to hold parties for their teachers at
    school.  Party invitations may not be distributed
    at school.
  • Thank you for your cooperation.

11
Conferences/report cards
  • 1st Quarter Parent/Teacher Conferences October
    21st and 22nd. These are both early release
    days.
  • 2nd Quarter Report Cards
  • 3rd Quarter Student Led Conferences
  • 4th Quarter Report Cards

12
Parent/Teacher Communication
  • Daily Folder
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • E-mail/notes/voicemail. If you email after
    330, we will respond the next school day.
  • Web Page links

13
VOLUNTEERS
  • We will let you know when volunteers will start.
  • Classroom volunteers will start once we feel
    classroom routines are in place.

14
Dual Language
  • Our DL program promotes bilingualism, biliteracy,
    biculturalism and grade-level academic
    achievement.
  • Two partner teachers implementing a 50/50 model
  • One teacher implementing a 50/50 model
  • The next successive grade level is added each
    year.

15
Content Areas
  • English
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Math (IFG)
  • Health/Social Studies
  • Spanish
  • Reading/Writing
  • Math (Core)
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Science

Attendance
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How to support your child?
  • Attendance
  • Expose your child to Spanish at home
  • Use online resources (teacher websites and
    district student resources)
  • Read books in Spanish

18
Math
19
Counting and Cardinality
  • Read and write numbers 0-20
  • Count up to 20 objects
  • Count by 1s and 10s to 100
  • Counting on from any number to 100
  • Construct a model to represent numbers through 20
  • Count to represent how many
  • Comparing quantities to determine more, less and
    equal (1 to 10)

20
Operations and Algebraic Thinking
  • Add and subtract to 10 using objects, drawings,
    fingers, mental images and equations
  • Solve addition and subtraction word problems with
    objects or drawings
  • Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 in
    different ways
  • Fluently add and subtract within 5

21
  • Examples of Kindergarten Word Problems
  • In kindergarten your child will use a variety of
    pictures and models to understand and solve
    addition and subtraction problems.

Addition Three red apples and three green apples are on the table. How many apples are on the table.
- Subtraction Mom has ten apples. She gives one to Mary Ann. How many apples are left?
22
Number and Operations in Base 10
  • Compose and decompose numbers from 11 to 19
    (example 18 108)

23
  • Your child will learn to find partners that
    make ten for any number. This drawing shows that
    if you have 8, it takes 2 more to make 10.
  • From there, students learn to think of ten as a
    unit and to break all the teen numbers down to a
    ten and some leftover ones.

24
Measurement and Data
  • Describe measurable attributes of objects such as
    length and weight
  • Compare 2 objects with a measurable attribute in
    common
  • Classify objects into given categories. Count
    objects in each category.

25
Geometry
  • Describe objects in the environment using names
    of shapes and positional terms
  • Identify and name shapes
  • Identify, analyze and compare shapes as 2
    dimensional or 3 dimensional
  • Build and draw models of shapes

26
Reading/Writing Curriculum
27
Reading Development
  • Provide key ideas and details from text
  • Understand the craft and structure of various
    kinds of text
  • Make comparisons within and between texts
  • Engage in group reading activities
  • Demonstrate understanding of concepts of print
  • Demonstrate understanding of spoken words,
    rhyming, syllables and sounds
  • Apply decoding skills, read common sight words
    and appropriate texts

28
Speaking and Listening Development
  • Effectively presents knowledge and ideas orally
  • Demonstrate listening comprehension

29
Writing and Language Development
  • Draw, dictate and write to create different types
    of text
  • Engage in the writing process
  • Participate in projects to recall or gather
    information
  • Use appropriate writing conventions
  • Acquire and use appropriate vocabulary
  • Multiple genres of writing

30
What is Move on When Reading?
  • Arizona State statute requires screening of the
    reading ability of all students in kindergarten
    through third grade.
  • The law, (A.R.S. 15-701) passed in 2010, states
    that when a third grade student scores far below
    the third grade level on AzMerit, they will not
    be promoted to fourth grade.
  • Requires additional instruction or retention for
    students who are not meeting minimum requirements
    by the end of third grade.
  • Exempt students include
  • ELL or LEP students who have received less than
    two years of English Instruction.
  • Students with an IEP in Reading or Language and
    the students parent or guardian agrees that
    promotion is appropriate.

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What is the identification process and timeline?
  • All students are screened using DIBELS by the end
    of August.
  • Parents of students identified for intervention
    are contacted by their childs teacher prior to
    Fall Parent-Teacher conferences.
  • A parent-teacher conference is requested by the
    school to create an intervention plan.
  • Mid-year progress
  • Students reading progress is closely monitored
    and check-in points are identified. Interventions
    are updated as needed.
  • End of Year
  • Notification of 3rd grade promotion or retention
    occurs upon receiving results of AzMerit.

32
Sciences
33
Science and Health Curriculum
  • Arizona animals
  • Gathering data
  • Exploring through the 5 senses
  • Analyzing information
  • Hygiene dental and personal health
  • Nutrition
  • Living and Non-living
  • Magnets
  • Weather
  • Balance and Motion

34
Social Studies Curriculum
  • All About Me
  • My Community, who works in the community and
    economics
  • How families are different
  • Holidays and special days
  • Arizona geography
  • American symbols and presidents
  • Historical figures
  • Landforms

35
Common Core Standards
  • http//www.kyrene.org/Page/732
  • School Website
  • http//www.corestandards.org/the-standards
  • Common Core Standards

36
Technology
  • Develop essential technology skills
  • Apply technology
  • Integrate other content areas
  • Students will work on laptops and the SMART board
    during workstations and throughout the day

37
Thank you for Coming!
We look forward to a great year!!
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