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WELCOME TO KINDERGARTEN. Morning Meetings. Greeting – song/handshake/getting to know you activity Message – this includes the goal of the day Activity – sometimes this is a getting to know you activity or has curriculum tied to it (ie number game).

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morning meetings
Morning Meetings
  • Greeting – song/handshake/getting to know you activity
  • Message – this includes the goal of the day
  • Activity – sometimes this is a getting to know you activity or has curriculum tied to it (ie number game)
READING & LANGUAGE ARTSKindergarten readers and writersfocus on building a solid foundation of readiness skills.
5 literacy practices
5 Literacy Practices
  • Read to self
    • Read the Pictures
    • Read the Words
    • Retell the Story
  • Read to Someone
  • Listen to Reading
  • Work on Writing
  • Spelling/Word Work


Let’s Build Stamina!

kindergarten small groups structure
KindergartenSmall Groups Structure
  • Oral Word Games (Phonemic Awareness)
  • Letter of the Week (Jolly Phonics)
  • Phonemic Awareness Activity
  • Sight Word Activity
  • Leveled Reading
  • Writing
phonemic awareness
Phonemic Awareness
  • Main focus is on phonemes/sounds
  • Deals with spoken language
  • Mostly auditory
  • Deals with manipulating sounds and sounds in words
  • Involves hearing and playing with language


  • Main focus is on graphemes/letters and their corresponding sounds
  • Deals with written language/print
  • Both visual and auditory
  • Deals with reading and writing letters according to their sounds and spelling patterns
  • Seeing the text representing the language and play with it
5 basic skills of jolly phonics
5 Basic Skills of Jolly Phonics

1. Learning the letter sounds

2. Letter formation

3. Blending

4. Identifying sounds in words

5. Word wall words


(two letters making one sound)

storylines and actions
Storylines and Actions

Learning the /s/ sound


Weave your hand like a

snake, making an ‘s’

shape, saying ssssss

letter formation
Letter Formation
  • On the board modelling
  • In the air large motor practice
  • On paper
  • (white boards, paper, handwriting books, homework)
pencil hold
Pencil Hold
  • Tripod grip
  • ‘Froggy legs’
  • Go and Stop Fingers
kindergarten reading learning targets
Kindergarten Reading Learning Targets:
  • recognize all the letters & sounds
  • be able to blend sounds together to make words
  • recognize our 51 ‘popcorn’ sight words
  • identify rhyming words
  • understand sequencing,



main idea,


independent writing kindergarten writers use developmental spelling
Independent WritingKindergarten writers use developmental spelling.

Children need to know:

  • What they want to say and recall it
  • The sounds they hear in the word
  • The letters that make those sounds
  • One way of writing the letters for

the sounds they hear

  • How to form the letters they want to write
beginning of the year writing
Beginning of the year writing

End of the year writing

what can you do at home to help
What can you do at home to help?
  • read to & with your child every day
  • ask questions and listen to your child’s response
  • encourage eye contact when talking to each other
  • give 2 or 3 step directions
  • play word games
  • play “I Spy”
  • point out rhyming words
  • encourage chopping words into individual

sounds when writing

  • express that learning is fun & work at the
  • same time!
kindergarten math learning targets
Kindergarten Math Learning Targets:
  • Counts to tell the number of objects
  • Identifies numbers
  • Counts sequentially
  • Prints numbers 0 – 20 legibly
  • Compares numbers
  • Understands addition and subtraction
  • Composes and decomposes numbers 11-19
  • Describes and compares measurable attributes
  • Classifies objects & counts the number of objects in each category
  • Identifies, Compares, Contrasts and Creates shapes
what will we be doing in math
What will we be doing in Math?

SUBITIZING (instantly seeing how many)

Learning to make connections between:

verbal “Three”

symbolic “3”

Quantitative E


What can you do at home to help?

  • Encourage your child to:
  • count everyday objects
  • count forward and backwards
  • look for numbers everywhere
  • make and notice patterns
  • sort toys, clothes, objects
  • talk about how she solves problems




(mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians)

Health: Five Senses

social studies
Social Studies



How to get along / Solve problems



My Neighborhood

Needs and Wants

Traditions / Holidays



  • Illinois standards based report card
  • 2 times a year informal report card
  • 2 times a year formal report card
  • constantly doing informal assessment to adjust teaching
    • (Sign up for a conference
    • ti tonight in lobby!)

**Please fill out the last 2 pages of the “Nuts and Bolts” packet!**

Want to volunteering?

Sign up tonight or ONLINE! (see below)


Fill out a form!



Thank you for coming

to curriculum night and

supporting your child’s

education and school!