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Welcome to Kindergarten! Mrs. Rihs Mrs. Kemp. Please take a few moments to learn more about Kindergarten. Parent/Teacher Communication. Webpage: Monthly Learning Targets and Newsletter Weekly question (parent to child) Take Home Folders/ Thursday Folders

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Welcome to kindergarten mrs rihs mrs kemp
Welcome to Kindergarten!Mrs. RihsMrs. Kemp

Please take a few moments to learn more about Kindergarten.

Parent teacher communication
Parent/Teacher Communication

  • Webpage: Monthly Learning Targets and Newsletter

  • Weekly question (parent to child)

  • Take Home Folders/ Thursday Folders

  • Conferences (Oct./Nov.)- 1 scheduled conference, additional conferences as need

  • Phone Calls

    • School number: 571-252-2070

  • E-mail [email protected]


  • Circle

  • Read Aloud

  • Guided Reading/ Workstations

  • Recess

  • Shared Reading

  • Independent Reading

  • Writer’s Workshop

  • Math

  • Social Science/ Science is typically integrated throughout

    the curriculum along with hands-on activities.

    Specials- Library



    Computer Lab

Classroom management
Classroom Management

School Wide- PBIS

“Practice respect and responsibility in daily environments.”

Lucketts Loot- given to students by staff when students are observed being respectful and/or responsible in the classroom.


  • Monkeys-tables will earn monkeys for working cooperatively and quietly throughout the day. Once each table receives a set number of monkeys, a reward will be earned. (extra recess, games, art time, etc.)

  • Take a break- students will have the opportunity to take a quiet break when they are feeling frustrated, angry, sad,

    or just in need of quiet time. There will be hands on items and visuals available to help their need. A timer will be set, the reason for their break will be discussed, recorded and sent home. Taking a break does NOT mean a child is in trouble.


  • Conferences- will be held with each parent to review PALS (Phonological Assessment Literacy Screening) score, review report card information and any questions you may have.

  • Volunteers(Begin 2nd quarter)- You will receive more information as it gets closer.

  • Snack- We do not have snack time in Kindergarten. Please make sure your child has eaten a good breakfast and/or lunch before arriving to school.

  • Homework-a monthly calendar will come home with quick activities that you can do with your child. These activities are recommended but are optional.

  • Dismissal Changes-If there is a change to your child’s dismissal, please send in a written notification. If the change occurs during the school day, please call the office. Please do not email changes, they may not be seen prior to dismissal.

A few more things
A few more things…

  • Label all backpacks, jackets, hats, etc. with your child’s name.

  • Please do not allow your child to bring toys to school or keep toys in their backpack.

  • Send in a sweater/sweatshirt for cooler days (temp. varies in the building)


  • Identifying upper & lower case letters

  • Identifying sounds (vowels- long and short, and th, sh, ch)

  • Rhyming

  • Shared Reading (Choral, read aloud)

    • Poems , nursery rhymes and stories

      • Character and setting

      • Predicting, Retelling using beginning, middle, and end, and Sequencing

  • Concept of word/print

  • Sight words

  • Pattern books

  • Expected to read by the end of the year.


  • Letter and number formation

    (copy of formation in packet)

  • Write first and last name (given)

  • Applies phonetic principles when writing words

  • Writes at least two complete sentences

  • Spacing, capitals, punctuation




Number writing, counting, identification

1 to 1 correspondence



Addition and subtraction



Ordinal positions


Characteristics that affect learning
Characteristics That Affect Learning

  • Listens attentively

  • Stays on task

  • Follows directions & rules

  • Works independently

  • Asks for help when needed

  • Shows respect for self, others & property