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Kindergarten kamp 2013 14

Kindergarten Kamp2013-14

Curriculum, Schedule,

Report Cards,

& More



  • Classroom telephone

  • Email

  • Website

  • Monthly Newsletter

  • Blue folder & Student Planner

Teacher website

Teacher Website

Visit our new Kindergarten Website

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

-More to come throughout the year

Literacy program

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


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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

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

Phonics Program

  • Spalding

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

Night readers

Night Readers

  • Starting in October

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

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  • Hands On

  • Math Journals

  • Small Group instruction

  • Marcy Cook activities

  • Homework reinforcement (starting in Oct)

  • Mobi Math (school/home based computer program)

Technology opportunities

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,, Istation intervention lessons

Special classes

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

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

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

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

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

VC Planner

Parent communication

Parent Communication

Number system

Number system

Progress monitoring

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

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.

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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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.



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

Vote sept 21 7a m 7p m

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!

Thank you for attending our

Kindergarten Kamp!


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