Orientation for Parents and Students. Welcome to La Center Elementary Kindergarten. Overview of our Orientation Opening presentation Visit each of the 7 stations with your child and participate in the activities
Orientation for Parents and Students
Welcome to La Center ElementaryKindergarten
Overview of our Orientation
Visit each of the 7 stations with your child and participate in the activities
We encourage you to have your child do the activities as independently as possible while you assist only as necessary.
Activities are designed to give you an idea of what to work on over the summer, and what your child needs to be doing by next fall.
Your child will receive a stamp on their passport at each station when the activities are completed.
When the passport is full your child will be given a piece of candy
After handing in your passport, please visit Ms. Birgensmith to receive a free book from the PTO!
Ask questions of any staff member at any time
Feel free to move through stations at your own pace
Thank you for coming!
You will be called and reminded a few days before the appointment
Assessments will be on Wednesday, August 20th (all day), and Thursday, August 21st (AM only) Assessment will take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete
Please make sure you sign up for an assessment time before you leave tonight
If you know anyone who has a child coming to school in the fall and has not registered, PLEASE ask them to sign up ASAP! We would like to know how many children will be attending!
Our kindergarten program is fun, caring, academic and challenging
Kindergarten expectations have changed greatly
Our teachers take a personal interest in every child, and work very hard to ensure their success
Parents and families are encouraged to become involved with the school and classroom, there are lots of opportunities to help out and get involved!
Classroom donations and parties
Participate in at-home projects
Assist children at home to reinforce skills that are taught in the classroom.
Early in the school year, students should be able to:
Stay in seats and focus on task for 10 minutes
Interact properly with other children their age
Stay in line
Keep hands to themselves
Take turns, play fairly and share materials and toys
Set clear expectations and consequences
Don’t give too many second chances
Give instructions using 3 steps
Get your child involved in a social activity.
Make sure your child has experience working with other adults and children while you are not around
Play board games, practice taking turns
Clearly express their thoughts and ideas
Ask for clarification, instead of waiting for adult help
Discuss thoughts, ideas and answers by taking turns, not shouting out
Participate in group discussions
Listen while instructions are being given or stories are being read
Wait their turn to speak
Recognize that they may not always get a turn to share their ideas in class
Share ideas with peers and adults
Enunciating words clearly
Speak in a voice appropriate for school (not too loud or soft)
Encourage communication in full sentences
Practice using a clear and audible (but not too loud) voice
Practice waiting to speak or enter a conversation until others are finished (unless it is an emergency)
Encourage asking questions and sharing thoughts
Discuss using manners when talking to others
We Look Forward to Working With Your Family During the 2008-2009 School Year
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