Beginning of the Year Parent Orientation 2014-2015

Information about Beginning of the Year Parent Orientation 2014-2015

Published on August 9, 2014

Author: samagee12



Welcome to Parent Orientation August 12, 2014: Welcome to Parent Orientation August 12, 2014 Ms. Magee Kindergarten Daily Schedule *Social Studies, Science, and Health are integrated into all areas of the curriculum: Daily Schedule *Social Studies, Science, and Health are integrated into all areas of the curriculum 7:20-8:05 Breakfast, Morning Activities, and Announcements 8:10-8:55 Enrichment (PE, Technology, Music and Art) 9:00 – 9:25 Math Review and Practice (practice daily skills such as: calendar, counting, identifying shapes and colors) 9:25 – 9:30 Restroom Break 9:30 – 10:30 Guided Math (mini-lesson to present math skill or strategy, independent practice and math centers) 10:30 – 11:00 Lunch 11:00 – 11:30 Phonics and Handwriting 11:30 – 12:15 Writer’s Workshop 12:15 – 12:35 Recess 12:40 – 1:00 Shared Reading 1:00 – 2:00 Reader’s Workshop 2:00 – 2:10 Review of Day’s Activities 2:10 – 2:20 Pack-up /Dismissal Student Morning Responsibilities: Student Morning Responsibilities Unpack book bag at seat Turn in Communications folder to teacher. Remove any money from folder and take to the vault. Put snack in cubby. Place book bag on your hook . Begin morning work. Read a book until announcements. PowerPoint Presentation: Communications Folder Agenda Kindergarten Blog Teacher Blog Phone Call cell (404-246-6130) Voice Mail Email – [email protected] Communication PowerPoint Presentation: Blogs can be accessed from Eastvalley homepage. Kindergarten Grade level blog Ms. Magee’s blog Communication PowerPoint Presentation: We fill our bucket with good deeds and by following the class rules. We listen and follow directions the 1 st time. We raise our hand to share ideas. We are kind to others We work safely in the room. We walk in school to be safe. We keep our area neat. We use our quiet inside voice. Class Rules PowerPoint Presentation: Math Common Core Standards Math Quarterly Overview (posted on blog each quarter) Daily Math Review and Practice Guided Math Math PowerPoint Presentation: In Kindergarten we use Animated Literacy and Words Their Way for Phonics. We introduce letters of the alphabet, alphabet sound and hand motions. We practice manuscript handwriting based on Zaner-Bloser. Phonics & Handwriting PowerPoint Presentation: What is Writer’s Workshop? Writing Opening mini-lesson Independent Writing Time Closing / Share Time 3 Genres of Writing (Narrative, Informational and Opinion. PowerPoint Presentation: Readers Workshop EVRC (Eastvalley Reading Club) Small group reading for differentiation Literacy Centers D.E.A.R. Time Reading EVRC Books for Breakfast will be each 9 weeks. Don’t miss out! PowerPoint Presentation: 92 - Sight Words (use flash cards and sight word sentences) Will present 4 – 6 words per week Sight Word Literacy Center Word Wall Sight Words PowerPoint Presentation: Note: No homework in Kindergarten; however, we strongly encourage: Read daily with your child. Each Monday, I will send home a Parent Letter with helpful hints on language arts. Review sight words at least twice a week to ensure that your child knows his / her sight words. We have provided sight word flashcards to help with the review. We will introduce four to six sight words per week. Practice handwriting of letters and words. Practice math facts (e.g. counting 1 – 100, sorting and matching objects to a number). Homework PowerPoint Presentation: Report Cards *Conferences will be held in October 3+ 3 2 1 Exceeds Standards Consistent and successful progress toward meeting the standard Progressing toward achieving the standard Limited or minimum progress toward achievement of the standard Not assessed at this time S : Successful P : Progressing N : Needs Improvement Student displays appropriate learner skills and behaviors Student is progressing, but inconsistently displays appropriate learner skills and behaviors Student does not display skills and behaviors that lead to successful learning Keys to Academic Achievement Key to Learning Skills & Behaviors PowerPoint Presentation: Report cards issued every 9 weeks Conferences will be held the week of October 20 th . Report Cards and Conferences PowerPoint Presentation: Dismissal changes should be sent in a note or Dismissal Change form (please do not send via e-mail) Money should be sent in an envelope labeled: Student Name Teacher / Grade Purpose School Business PowerPoint Presentation: Breakfast 7:15 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Lunch 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Snack 12:35 p.m. – 12:50 p.m. Breakfast $1.25 Lunch $2.15 Milk $.60 Your child should bring a healthy snack Lunch menus: Payments online: School Meals PowerPoint Presentation: One Healthy Snack Birthdays Birthdays will not be celebrated during instructional time. Please feel free to join your child for lunch and distribute cookies or cupcakes. Invitations may be passed out at school only if ALL children from our class are invited. Teachers are not permitted to give out addresses, phone numbers or email addresses. Volunteers - We would love your help in the following Areas: Guest Readers Volunteer Tutors to show flashcards, count, read one-on-one. Sorting pages from our math and phonics books. Room Rep(s), Art Print, Garden Helper Donations – Saltines, goldfish, or pretzels. Reminders PowerPoint Presentation: Questions Thank you joining me tonight. I look forward to working with you this year! Ms. Magee

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