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Kindergarten. Mrs. Pickens Class. Housekeeping. Please initial your child’s folder and return to school each day. Please return homework on Friday. Transportation changes must be made on the orange transportation form in your child’s folder. BPS Text Alerts. School Closings

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Kindergarten

Kindergarten

Mrs. Pickens Class


Housekeeping
Housekeeping

  • Please initial your child’s folder and return to school each day.

  • Please return homework on Friday.

  • Transportation changes must be made on the orange transportation form in your child’s folder.


Bps text alerts
BPS Text Alerts

  • School Closings

  • Inclement Weather (Early Dismissal)

  • Upcoming Events

  • Reminders


Money
Money

  • Please send all money in a envelope or zip top bag labeled with your child’s name, explanation of payment, and amount. Put this money in the pencil pouch that is in your child’s folder.

  • Please do not combine payments.


Attendance
Attendance

  • It is very important that your child is at school everyday.

  • If your child is sick, please send an excuse note with your child the next day.

  • If you do not send a note your child’s absence will be unexcused.


Tardies and dismissals
Tardies and Dismissals

  • The tardy bell rings at 8:00

  • School dismisses at 2:30

  • Please keep tardies and early dismissals to a minimum.


Homework
Homework

  • Students will have homework each night.

    It should last around 5 minutes.

  • Sight words need to be practiced each night.

  • Please have your child try to complete the homework independently.


Assessments
Assessments

  • G-KIDS

  • DIBELS NEXT


G kids
G-KIDS

  • Standards based

  • Will be used for report cards

  • See example


Dibels next
DIBELS NEXT

  • Dynamic Indicator of Basic Early Literacy Skills

  • Given 3 times a year

  • Letter Naming Fluency, First Sound Fluency, Phoneme Segmentation, and Nonsense Word Fluency


Letter naming fluency
Letter Naming Fluency

  • Students have 60 seconds to read as many letters as they can.

  • The student must track the print themselves moving left to right.

  • Indicator of future reading fluency


First sound fluency
First Sound Fluency

  • Students are given 60 seconds to give as many beginning sounds as they can.

  • Students will be given a word and they must tell the first sound they hear in the word.

  • September score at or above 10

  • January score at or above 30


Phoneme segmentation
Phoneme Segmentation

  • Students are given 60 seconds to segment as many words as possible.

  • Jan. score at or above 20

  • May score at or above 40


Nonsense word fluency
Nonsense Word Fluency

  • Students are given 60 seconds to read or sound out as many nonsense words as they can.

  • Jan. score at or above 17

  • May score at or above 28


Word use
Word Use

  • Students are given a word and asked to use it in a sentence.

  • Students have 60 seconds to complete this portion of the test.


Bee attitudes
BEE ATTITUDES

  • BEE Respectful

  • BEE Responsible

  • BEE Safe

  • BEE a Problem Solver


Beehive and bee bucks
Beehive and Bee Bucks

  • School-wide discipline plan

  • Each student starts on Good Green each morning.

  • Students move up or down on the beehive depending on their behavior.

  • Students making good choices can move their bee up the hive.

  • Students making bad choices move their bee down the hive.

  • Students can also earn Bee Bucks to following the BEE Attitudes. Students can redeem these bucks for rewards.


Behavior steps
Behavior Steps

  • Classroom System (Bee Chart)

  • Chill Zone (reflection spot in room)

  • Buddy Zone (reflect in another room)

  • Reflection Zone (reflection room)

  • Continue disruptive behavior-Reflection Zone for entire day


Reading and writing standards
Reading and Writing Standards

  • Read high fluency words (sight words)

  • Sound out words in order to read

  • Know the sounds letters make

  • Write about what they know

  • Use sight words when writing stories


Word wall words
Word Wall Words

  • Kindergarteners learn 78 sight words.

  • These words usually cannot be sounded out.

  • Please practice reading these words every night.


Math standards
Math Standards

  • Count to 100 by 1’s and 10’s

  • Identify greater than, less than, equal to

  • Decompose numbers to 10 (5= 2 + 3)

  • Solve addition and subtraction story problems

  • Identify 2-D and 3-D shapes



Morning work and announcements
Morning Work and Announcements

  • Each morning there will be a worksheet or activity at your child’s table for them to complete.

  • Students have until after the announcements to complete the activity.


Community circle
Community Circle

  • Helps build community within our classroom.

  • Students get the opportunity to share every morning.


Tribes
TRIBES

  • Attentive Listening

  • Appreciations/No Put Downs

  • Mutual Respect

  • Right to Pass


Literacy workshop
Literacy Workshop

  • 16 groups

  • Students do literacy based activities in each group.

  • I will work with small groups of students. (Guided Reading, Sight words, phonemic awareness, etc.)


Lucy calkins writing
Lucy Calkins Writing

  • Mini-lesson

  • Writing Workshop

  • Sharing Time


Mini lesson
Mini-Lesson

  • Each lesson focuses on a specific writing skill.

  • Stretching out words, adding detail, punctuation, capitalization


Writing workshop
Writing Workshop

  • Students spend 30-45 minutes writing a true story.

  • We conference with the students on how to make their story better.

  • Students draw a picture and sound out words during writing workshop.


Sharing time
Sharing Time

  • Two students share their story each day.

  • The class tells the author one thing they like about their story and one thing that could make their story better.


Writing rubric
Writing Rubric

  • Writing is graded based on our writing rubric.

  • This rubric changes throughout the year.


Snack
Snack

  • We have a small snack each day.

  • Send a snack each month for our class to share.

  • Goldfish crackers, cereal, vanilla wafers, and pretzels are some examples.


P e and music
P.E. and Music

  • Students must wear tennis shoes to participate in P.E.

  • Our class goes to Music on Monday and Wednesday.

  • We go to P.E. on Tuesdayand Friday.


Storytown
StoryTown

  • Phonemic Awareness and Phonics

  • Letters

  • Letter sounds

  • Rhyming

  • Blending/Decoding


Shared reading
Shared Reading

  • I work with students on listening and reading comprehension.

  • Retelling, summarizing, sequencing, “wh”questions

  • Identify story elements


Calendar
Calendar

  • During calendar time we learn: months of the year, days of the week, seasons, counting, place value, and money.

  • Multiple Representations


Handwriting
Handwriting

  • It is very important that each child knows how to make the letters correctly.

  • We teach students to start their letters at the top of the line.

  • Examples are in your packet.


Math workshop
Math Workshop

  • Mini-lesson

  • 4 groups

  • Students do math games and activities in each group.