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Title: Kindergarten Orientation Presentation Author: Busby, Joellen, L Last modified by: Bevil, Deena, J Created Date: 9/22/2008 9:49:22 PM Document presentation format – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Welcome to Kindergarten!


1
Welcome to Kindergarten!
  • Where the ADVENTURE begins!!

2
Language Arts
  • What does it include?
  • Oral language
  • Phonological awareness
  • Alphabetic understanding
  • Phonics
  • Word knowledge/Word Work
  • Listening comprehension

3
Reading
  • What will we work on?
  • Developing reading/comprehension strategies
  • Songs, poems, big books
  • Shared reading

4
Reading
  • What will the kids be doing?
  • Story maps
  • Retellings
  • Writing responses to literature
  • Listening/thinking aloud
  • Independent reading
  • Guided reading groups
  • Literacy Work Stations

5
Writing
  • What does it include?
  • Shared writing/interactive writing
  • Independent writing
  • Writers Workshop
  • Language/grammar skills (capitalization, spacing,
    punctuation)
  • Kid writing

6
Writing
  • What will we work on?
  • Narrative writing
  • How to writing
  • Expository writing
  • Journal writing

7
Handwriting/Fine Motor
  • What will the kids be doing?
  • Cutting
  • Tracing
  • Pencil Grip
  • Alignment (writing on a base line)
  • Formation ( No reversals)
  • Starting letters at correct place (top to bottom)
  • Writes first and last name correctly

8
Math
  • What does it include?
  • Numeracy Skills
  • Problem Solving (word problems)
  • Money
  • Patterns (identify, extend create)
  • Geometry
  • Measurement
  • Addition/Subtraction

9
Math
  • What will the kids be doing?
  • Math tub games/Hands-on activites
  • Independent work
  • Math Journals
  • Working with manipulatives
  • Small groups

10
Science
  • What does it include?
  • Experiments
  • Science Lab
  • Hands on experiences
  • Earth science
  • Life science

11
Social Studies
  • What does it include?
  • Learning About
  • Ourselves
  • Our Community
  • Our Country
  • Our World
  • Map Skills
  • Customs and Traditions

12
Developmental Centers
  • Writing
  • Art
  • Library
  • Science
  • Math
  • Home Living
  • Computers
  • Blocks

13
Frequently Asked Questions
14
What about homework?
15
Homework begins 3rd week of school!
  • Homework folders go home on Monday and are due on
    Friday.
  • Homework consists of reading, writing, math,
    sight words
  • Folders will be marked if homework is not
    complete or returned on Friday.
  • Homework needs to be neat and complete! Use a
    pencil only!

16
Birthdays
  •       Students may bring individual, store
    bought birthday treats. These will be shared
    during snack time.
  • Summer birthdays will be celebrated too!
  • Please do not send cupcakes. Cookies,
    doughnuts, fruit snacks, brownies, rice krispie
    treats are preferred.
  • No goodie bags, gifts, balloons, or
    invitations are allowed at school (or on the
    bus).

17
Transportation
  •       Changes of transportation will be allowed
    ONLY with written notification.
  • Only walkers bike riders have a rainy day
    plan.
  • Please keep their transportation tag on their
    backpacks.
  • Keep updated phone numbers in your childs
    backpack.
  • Do NOT email your teacher with a change of
    transportation.

18
Lunch Tips
  •      Pre-pay through Meal Pay!!
  • If you send money, it must be in an envelope
    or baggie labeled with childs first and last
    name and purpose.
  • Lunch trays must have 3-5 items or you will
    be charged a la carte for each item.
  • Ice cream is sold at an additional cost on
    Fridays. One ice cream per child only. Please
    discuss this with your child.

19
Lunch Visitors
  •   The RRE Café welcomes visitors! Please
    meet your child in the cafeteria. If you bring
    your child lunch, please refrain from bringing
    for others. You may not share any food with other
    children.
  • Please allow your child to walk with their class
    back to their classroom. Please do not accompany
    your child back to the classroom.

20
Snacks Drinks
  •   Students may bring a snack to school
    daily. All snacks should be healthy and finger
    friendly. Snacks cannot be shared or provided by
    the teacher.
  • We are fortunate to have water fountains
    in the classrooms and by the restrooms, so we do
    not allow water bottles or other drinks in the
    classroom.
  • PLEASE write your childs name on their snack
    daily.
  •   

21
Take Home Folders
  •  Take Home folders will be sent home daily.
  • Inside the daily folders will be
  • Daily behavior charts
  • Daily work/projects
  • School information
  • Notes from teacher
  • Please empty folder each night and initial the
    behavior chart!!
  • .

22
Helpful Hints and Reminders
Bring a backpack to school daily (no rolling
backpacks) Wear tennis shoes daily! Label
EVERYTHING! (coats, lunch kits, backpacks,
etc.) If your child is absent, call the
office at 281-237-8300. Do not call or email
your childs teacher. Put a complete change
of clothes in a large baggie to keep in your
childs backpack. .
23
Any Questions?
  •  
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24
RRE Counseling ProgramCecile Gonsoulin Melissa
LeBlanc
  • Character Education
  • Counselor Roles
  • Core Essentials Program sponsored by Chick-fil-A
  • Monthly Kick-off First Tuesday students and
    staff wear color of the month
  • Parents will receive a monthly newsletter
  • Character Shines Student Rewards
  • Guidance Lessons
  • Student Support
  • Safari Guides
  • Mentoring Programs
  • Safety, Red Ribbon, College Week
  • Rhinos in Charge
  • Now You are 10
  • Junior High Preparation
  • Parent Resources

We are always available to assist our Rylander
parents and families !
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