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Kindergarten Kamp 2013-14. Curriculum, Schedule, Report Cards, & More. Communication. Classroom telephone Email Website Monthly Newsletter Blue folder & Student Planner. Teacher Website. Visit our new Kindergarten Website

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kindergarten kamp 2013 14

Kindergarten Kamp2013-14

Curriculum, Schedule,

Report Cards,

& More

  • Classroom telephone
  • Email
  • Website
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Blue folder & Student Planner
teacher website
Teacher Website

Visit our new Kindergarten Website

-Notes from tonight’s meeting, sight words, newsletters, schedule

-More to come throughout the year

literacy program
Literacy Program

“Our Literacy program challenges all levels of learners by providing a balance between reading and writing.”

  • Shared Reading
  • Writer’s Workshop
  • Handwriting Lessons


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Literacy Program
  • Literacy Stations

During this block of time your child rotates through the following stations:

    • ABC station
    • Handwriting station
    • Listening station
    • Journal station

*Technology is embedded in stations

word wall
Word Wall
  • We display “sight words” on our classroom word wall.
  • Please practice the high frequency sight words at home! (These words came home in the first Monday Memo folder.)
phonics program
Phonics Program
  • Spalding
  • We integrate this phonics program in daily writing, literacy stations and weekly units.
night readers
Night Readers
  • Starting in October
  • Emergent readers are sent home Mondays to be returned on Thursday.
  • Hands On
  • Math Journals
  • Small Group instruction
  • Marcy Cook activities
  • Homework reinforcement (starting in Oct)
  • Mobi Math (school/home based computer program)
technology opportunities
Technology Opportunities
  • Computer Center in classroom

(mini macs and ipad minis)

  • Technology-rich lessons
  • VC’s Computer Lab scheduled for weekly visits
  • Smartboard exposure in classroom
  • Istation - adaptive assessment each month
  • Enrichment Programs - Lexia,, Istation intervention lessons
special classes
Special Classes
  • Art, Music and P.E.
  • 10:35 - 11:25
  • See your child’s Specials schedule

Wear tennis shoes everyday except Art day!!!

(Recess is safer with tennis shoes)

lunch time
Lunch Time
  • Join your child for lunch starting September 23rd!
  • 11:30 - 12:00
  • Arrive a minute or two early to sign-in in the office and receive a visitor’s badge.
  • You are invited to sit at the special guest table.
snack time
Snack Time
  • Your child will bring his/her

own snack each day.

  • Teachers will not have an extra stash of snacks to share if your child forgets.
check the backpack
Check the Backpack!
  • Planner -Will go home Monday -Thursday
  • Blue Folder- Will go home if there are notes - return next day.
  • Work Folder - Will go home Friday - return on Monday
  • Night Readers - Will go home on Monday - return on Thursday
  • Homework Folder - Will go home on Monday, return on Friday
new planners
New Planners!!
  • Planners will go home most school days
  • Planners will provide daily communication between parents and teachers
  • It is imperative that the planners, folders, and readers come back on given day.
  • If you have not purchased your child’s planner, please do so this week (cost). We will start sending them home next week.
progress monitoring
Progress Monitoring
  • Mid-quarter progress reports
  • Quarterly report cards

(checklists are attached to show specific progress)

  • Math Screener - administered 3 times a year
  • Developmental Reading Assessment-
  • DRA - administered 3 times a year
  • Istation data
report cards
Report Cards
  • During your scheduled fall conference, you will receive your child’s report card (paper version).
  • Report cards for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th quarters will be accessed online through the HAC.
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Report Cards

Rubric Format

  • A rubric is: a scoring guide that seeks to evaluate a student’s performance based on a set of guidelines.
  • A rubric is NOT: a single numerical grade

compared to a letter grade

an average of several grades.

report card scoring
Report Card Scoring
  • 4 - consistently demonstrates exemplary understanding & application of skills, working independently after initial instruction
  • 3 - demonstrates proficient understanding & applies skills independently by the end of the grading period
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Report Card Scoring
  • 2 - demonstrates initial stages of understanding, applies skills with teacher guidance & reinforcement
  • 1 - demonstrates a lack of understanding & re-teaching is required
reading writing rubric
Reading/Writing Rubric
  • Each quarter will “raise the bar” and apply rigor to Rdg./Wtg. expectations
  • DRA- Developmental Reading Assessment-

-MISD’s expectation Level 4 is easy to achieve with classroom instruction and home support (sight words)

teacher conferences
Teacher Conferences
  • We will have a scheduled conference in the Fall. (Monday, Oct. 28th)
  • We are happy to conference upon request anytime through out the year.
  • Our conference period is Mon, Tue,

Thurs, & Fri. @ 10:35-11:25.

volunteering opportunities
Volunteering Opportunities
  • Thank YOU for your help!!!
  • Be sure to complete a background check online.
  • Parents will receive a “volunteer” badge to work in the classroom. Return to the office on your way out.
  • We are still in need of Lunch Room helpers.
look forward to
Look forward to…
  • Scholastic book club orders
  • Class Parties: Winter party, Valentines Day and End of the Year
  • Cougar Publishing (February): only one opportunity to order a class book for your child
  • Field Trip (April): Dallas World Aquarium
special reminders
Special Reminders
  • We are happy to help you pass out Birthday invitations to classmates. All students must be invited or at least all girls or all boys.
  • Please label and baggie money you send with your child! (lunch, milk, cougar cave, special store opportunities)
  • Traveling: send an email and call the VC office if your child’s going home plan changes. Make sure your child (and teacher) knows your rainy day plans.
  • Please return your class roster form and all registration paperwork to your child’s teacher.
vote sept 21 7a m 7p m
VOTE – Sept. 21, 7a.m.-7p.m.

TRE Early Voting

Wednesday-Friday, Sept. 4-13, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 16, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Polling Place

Collin County Election Office

(Main Early Voting Location)

CCCC – Central Park Campus

Fire Station #5 .

McKinney Performing Arts Center

thank you
Thank you!

Thank you for attending our

Kindergarten Kamp!