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Welcome to Kindergarten Open House. 2013-2014. Devin Dehnert. School Phone Number: 484-927-5450 Email Address: dehnertd@pasd.com Please call, email, or write a note if you have any questions, concerns, or comments! Confidential information cannot be discussed over email.

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Devin dehnert
Devin Dehnert

  • School Phone Number: 484-927-5450

  • Email Address: dehnertd@pasd.com

  • Please call, email, or write a note if you have any questions, concerns, or comments!

  • Confidential information cannot be discussed over email.

Off to a wonderful start
Off to a Wonderful start!!

  • A good night’s sleep and breakfast or lunch are essential!

  • Please remember to send your child in with their backpack and folder.

  • Check your child’s schoolbag and folder every evening!

  • Call the office when:

    • Your child is sick. Also, send in a note when they return.

    • Your address, phone number, work number, or any other emergency information has changed

  • Be sure your child arrives to school on time:

    • 8:30 AM

    • 12:30 PM


School-Wide Positive Behavior System

  • 1, 2, 3 Magic

  • Clip chart

  • CUBS Rules

  • CUBS tickets/Paw prints

Kindergarten cubs rules
Kindergarten “CUBS” rules

  • C Care for all property

  • UUse whole body listening

  • BBe responsible

  • SShow respect for all

A kindergarten day
A Kindergarten Day

  • Opening Exercises

  • Language Arts

  • Reading (RtII)

  • Bathroom/Snack

  • Math

  • Phonics

  • Content Read Aloud

  • Integrated Science, Social Studies, Technology

Language arts
Language Arts

  • Harcourt Storytown reading series to introduce and develop skills and strategies for reading

    • Comprehension

    • Robust Vocabulary

  • Fundations for focus on specific early literacy skills for reading and writing:

    • Phonological Awareness

    • Phonics

    • High Frequency Words/ “Trick Words”

    • Comprehension

    • Fluency

    • Handwriting

Response to instruction and intervention rtii team time
Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtII)- “Team Time”

  • Universal assessment using DIBELS

  • Data meetings to determine levels of support

  • Tiered interventions to provide challenge and support for students

    • Junior Great Books – critical thinking skills

    • Text Types – comprehension skills

    • Language Experience Approach and reinforcement of Fundations– vocabulary, phonics and comprehension skills

Kid writing
Kid Writing

  • Students are introduced to the writing process through shared and independent writing activities.

  • Students progress from representing sounds in words they know to eventually writing phrases and sentences.

Math is fun
Math Is Fun!!

  • Introduce and develop math skills

    • Emphasize Number Sense through hands-on learning using a wide variety of manipulatives:

      • Patterns

      • Graphing/Sorting

      • Addition/Subtraction

      • Time and money

  • Problem solving steps are used to promote higher order thinking skills

Social studies science
Social Studies/Science

  • Science Themes:

    • Seasons/Weather

    • The 5 Senses

    • Plants

    • Insects

    • Animals

  • Social Studies Themes:

    • Basic Map Skills

    • Citizenship

    • Community Services

    • Holidays

    • Famous Americans


  • Student Computers

  • Promethean Board

  • Introduction to using the computer as a tool for learning and communication.

  • Software compliments curriculum and provide practice of concepts/skills in subject areas.

Center activities
Center Activities

  • Center activities give students the opportunity for practice and application of skills taught during instruction time.

  • Encourages socialization, teamwork, cooperation, and one-on-one time with the teacher.


  • The purpose of homework in Kindergarten is to reinforce concepts taught in school and foster student responsibility.

  • Be sure your child has an appropriate place at home to do his/her homework.

  • Homework should be done in pencil if written and crayon if colored or drawn.

Report cards and conferences
Report Cards and Conferences

  • Progress Reports

    • 1st and 3rd Marking Periods

    • Summarize progress in reading and math

      Report Cards

    • 2nd and 4th Marking Periods

      Parent Conferences

    • November

    • February

Helpful hints
Helpful Hints

  • Snack and lunch

  • Teddy Bear folder

  • Personal belongings

  • Volunteering

  • Celebrate successes


Thank you for coming
Thank You For Coming!!!

  • Any Questions?