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  1. Welcome to Kindergarten Valley View Elementary February 8th, 2012

  2. Welcome… • Meet our Principal, Mrs. Shari Anderson

  3. Registration • Lynn Timpano (Principal’s Secretary) PTC • Angel Sweatt

  4. Introductions • Melanie Frost • Lilly McLean

  5. 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

  6. General Information • Handouts • State Standards • District Calendar • Ways to Prepare • August Letter • Teacher Assignment • AM/PM

  7. Meet the Teacher & 1st Day • Meet the Teacher • Date and Time • Scavenger Hunt • Supplies • 1st Day • Regular Schedule • Date and Times (AM, PM)

  8. Typical Day • Schedule: • Sign In/Book Baskets • Opening • Reading and Writing • Recess • Math • Kids’ Choice (Science/S.S. integrated)

  9. Recess • Before and During School • P.E. Standards • Socialization • We get dirty! We play hard!

  10. 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

  11. Opening • Rug Time • Helper of the Day • Daily News (Shared Writing) • Calendar • Stories/Songs • Sharing (Oral Language Standard)

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. Questions Are you ready for this?

  20. Thank you for coming!See you in August!