Welcome to Kindergarten Valley View Elementary February 8th, 2012
Welcome… • Meet our Principal, Mrs. Shari Anderson
Registration • Lynn Timpano (Principal’s Secretary) PTC • Angel Sweatt
Introductions • Melanie Frost • Lilly McLean
Agenda • General Information (Ms. McLean) • Meet the Teacher & 1st Day of School (Ms. McLean) • Typical Day in Kindergarten ( Mrs. Frost) • Parent Participation (Ms. McLean) • Kindergarten Readiness (Mrs. Frost & Ms. McLean) • Philosophy (Mrs. Frost & Ms. McLean) • Questions
General Information • Handouts • State Standards • District Calendar • Ways to Prepare • August Letter • Teacher Assignment • AM/PM
Meet the Teacher & 1st Day • Meet the Teacher • Date and Time • Scavenger Hunt • Supplies • 1st Day • Regular Schedule • Date and Times (AM, PM)
Typical Day • Schedule: • Sign In/Book Baskets • Opening • Reading and Writing • Recess • Math • Kids’ Choice (Science/S.S. integrated)
Recess • Before and During School • P.E. Standards • Socialization • We get dirty! We play hard!
Sign In/Book Baskets • Practice a variety of skills including name writing, number writing, letters, sounds, thematic • A “Settling-In” Time • Thematic books for enjoyment • Parent Volunteers interacting and reading to Students
Opening • Rug Time • Helper of the Day • Daily News (Shared Writing) • Calendar • Stories/Songs • Sharing (Oral Language Standard)
Reading • Shared Reading • Big Books, Concepts About Print, Read-alouds • Guided Reading • Ability-Based Groups • Leveled Books • Early Emergent, Emergent, Upper Emergent, Fluent • Independent Reading • Encourages Fluency and a Love of Reading • Book Bags • Review and Practice, Fluency, Challenge Book, Word Rings
Math • Variety of materials and manipulatives to meet and exceed state standards • Adopted Program-Scott Foresman enVision plus supplemental materials • Hands-on learning • From patterning to subtraction and everything in between
Writing • Modeled Writing, Shared Writing, Journals, Thematic, Writing Folders • Darla Woods-Walters Model “What I think can be said, what I say can be written, and what I write can be read.” • Writing Center: opportunity to write during Kids’ Choice
Kids’ Choice • Favorite Part of Day • Socialization • Fosters Independent Choice-Making and Problem-Solving • Examples: Easel, Computers, Playhouse, Art, Floor Toys, Writing, Reading, Math, Sculptures, etc. • Importance of Play
Parent Participation Crucial Part of Our Program! Teachers and parents work together as a team Variety of ways to help: At home: • Working with your child at home to reinforce concepts taught in the classroom • take-home projects In classroom: • Monthly Schedule • Volunteer Tea • Requirements: TB and Fingerprint Clearance • Royal Readers Field trips, school-wide activities, etc.
Kindergarten Readiness • Sensitive Subject • Cut off date for Regular Kindergarten is November 1st • Foundations Program (Transitional Kindergarten) at Rock Creek Orientation is Feb. 16th at 6 p.m. at Rock Creek Elementary Website to visit: www.rocklin.k12.ca.us/EdServ.asp?c=07 • Signs Your Child is Ready (take survey at home and do not turn in) • Focus, ability to write and recognize name, social skills, participation in other activities such as preschool • Ways to prepare your child for Kindergarten this summer • Name writing kindergarten way, numbers, letters, sounds, reading
Philosophy • We are a balanced program that meets and exceeds state standards in a developmentally appropriate way while instilling a love of learning and preparing children for the beginning of 1st grade • Differentiated program, child’s development determines the pace at which child works toward (or beyond) EOY goals
Questions Are you ready for this?