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Kindergarten Kamp 2013-14. Curriculum, Schedule, Report Cards, & More. Communication. Classroom telephone Email Website Monthly Newsletter Blue folder & Student Planner. Teacher Website. Visit our new Kindergarten Website www.vckindergarten.weebly.com

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Kindergarten Kamp2013-14

Curriculum, Schedule,

Report Cards,

& More


Communication

  • Classroom telephone

  • Email

  • Website

  • Monthly Newsletter

  • Blue folder & Student Planner


Teacher Website

Visit our new Kindergarten Website

www.vckindergarten.weebly.com

-Notes from tonight’s meeting, sight words, newsletters, schedule

-More to come throughout the year


Literacy Program

“Our Literacy program challenges all levels of learners by providing a balance between reading and writing.”

  • Shared Reading

  • Writer’s Workshop

  • Handwriting Lessons

    And….


Literacy Program

  • Literacy Stations

    During this block of time your child rotates through the following stations:

    • ABC station

    • Handwriting station

    • Listening station

    • Journal station

      *Technology is embedded in stations


Word Wall

  • We display “sight words” on our classroom word wall.

  • Please practice the high frequency sight words at home! (These words came home in the first Monday Memo folder.)


Phonics Program

  • Spalding

  • We integrate this phonics program in daily writing, literacy stations and weekly units.


Night Readers

  • Starting in October

  • Emergent readers are sent home Mondays to be returned on Thursday.


Math

  • Hands On

  • Math Journals

  • Small Group instruction

  • Marcy Cook activities

  • Homework reinforcement (starting in Oct)

  • Mobi Math (school/home based computer program)


Technology Opportunities

  • Computer Center in classroom

    (mini macs and ipad minis)

  • Technology-rich lessons

  • VC’s Computer Lab scheduled for weekly visits

  • Smartboard exposure in classroom

  • Istation - adaptive assessment each month

  • Enrichment Programs - Lexia, Learning.com, Istation intervention lessons


Special Classes

  • Art, Music and P.E.

  • 10:35 - 11:25

  • See your child’s Specials schedule

    Wear tennis shoes everyday except Art day!!!

    (Recess is safer with tennis shoes)


Lunch Time

  • Join your child for lunch starting September 23rd!

  • 11:30 - 12:00

  • Arrive a minute or two early to sign-in in the office and receive a visitor’s badge.

  • You are invited to sit at the special guest table.


Snack Time

  • Your child will bring his/her

    own snack each day.

  • Teachers will not have an extra stash of snacks to share if your child forgets.


Check the Backpack!

  • Planner -Will go home Monday -Thursday

  • Blue Folder- Will go home if there are notes - return next day.

  • Work Folder - Will go home Friday - return on Monday

  • Night Readers - Will go home on Monday - return on Thursday

  • Homework Folder - Will go home on Monday, return on Friday


New Planners!!

  • Planners will go home most school days

  • Planners will provide daily communication between parents and teachers

  • It is imperative that the planners, folders, and readers come back on given day.

  • If you have not purchased your child’s planner, please do so this week (cost). We will start sending them home next week.


VC Planner


Parent Communication


Number system


Progress Monitoring

  • Mid-quarter progress reports

  • Quarterly report cards

    (checklists are attached to show specific progress)

  • Math Screener - administered 3 times a year

  • Developmental Reading Assessment-

  • DRA - administered 3 times a year

  • Istation data


Report Cards

  • During your scheduled fall conference, you will receive your child’s report card (paper version).

  • Report cards for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th quarters will be accessed online through the HAC.


Report Cards

Rubric Format

  • A rubric is: a scoring guide that seeks to evaluate a student’s performance based on a set of guidelines.

  • A rubric is NOT: a single numerical grade

    compared to a letter grade

    an average of several grades.


Report Card Scoring

  • 4 - consistently demonstrates exemplary understanding & application of skills, working independently after initial instruction

  • 3 - demonstrates proficient understanding & applies skills independently by the end of the grading period


Report Card Scoring

  • 2 - demonstrates initial stages of understanding, applies skills with teacher guidance & reinforcement

  • 1 - demonstrates a lack of understanding & re-teaching is required


Reading/Writing Rubric

  • Each quarter will “raise the bar” and apply rigor to Rdg./Wtg. expectations

  • DRA- Developmental Reading Assessment-

    -MISD’s expectation Level 4 is easy to achieve with classroom instruction and home support (sight words)


Teacher Conferences

  • We will have a scheduled conference in the Fall. (Monday, Oct. 28th)

  • We are happy to conference upon request anytime through out the year.

  • Our conference period is Mon, Tue,

    Thurs, & Fri. @ 10:35-11:25.


Volunteering Opportunities

  • Thank YOU for your help!!!

  • Be sure to complete a background check online.

  • Parents will receive a “volunteer” badge to work in the classroom. Return to the office on your way out.

  • We are still in need of Lunch Room helpers.


Look forward to…

  • Scholastic book club orders

  • Class Parties: Winter party, Valentines Day and End of the Year

  • Cougar Publishing (February): only one opportunity to order a class book for your child

  • Field Trip (April): Dallas World Aquarium


Special Reminders

  • We are happy to help you pass out Birthday invitations to classmates. All students must be invited or at least all girls or all boys.

  • Please label and baggie money you send with your child! (lunch, milk, cougar cave, special store opportunities)

  • Traveling: send an email and call the VC office if your child’s going home plan changes. Make sure your child (and teacher) knows your rainy day plans.


…reminders

  • Please return your class roster form and all registration paperwork to your child’s teacher.


VOTE – Sept. 21, 7a.m.-7p.m.

TRE Early Voting

Wednesday-Friday, Sept. 4-13, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 16, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Polling Place

Collin County Election Office

(Main Early Voting Location)

CCCC – Central Park Campus

Fire Station #5.

McKinney Performing Arts Center


Thank you!

Thank you for attending our

Kindergarten Kamp!

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