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  1. Welcome To Mrs. DeLaPortilla’s Kindergarten Class!

  2. I’m glad you’re here! • Thank you so much for coming this evening! I’m excited about the new year and the new friends I have to share it with. • We have many fun activities and events lined up for the school year… some are kindergarten only (which is even cooler)! • I’m always here to answer questions so don’t be afraid to ask. Notes and emails are best and I will respond as soon as I can. I am limited with the information I can discuss via email though.

  3. About the teacher • This will be my 10th year teaching kindergarten. • I have 2 kids, 2 dogs, 1 guinea pig and some fish. • I like to read, go to the movies, listen to music, work in my garden, run/work out, travel and just be with my family.

  4. Contact Me • My conference/planning period is daily from 1:15-2:00 pm. • I will typically send home the Peek of the Week on Friday or Monday. • My email is • The school phone number is 832-736-6000 •

  5. School Info. • The school's discipline policy, including procedures regarding absence and tardiness, as well as dress code requirements are on-line at • Report cards will be handwritten in kindergarten and we are now on a 9 week grading cycle. Progress reports will go out somewhere in the middle but kinder will not send out the first one due to necessary testing time.

  6. Mrs. DeLaPortilla’s Kindergarten Daily Schedule 7:45-8:15 Announcements/Pledge/Morning work/Check folders. 8:15-8:40 Calendar/Daily Message /Station Chat 8:40-9:25 Guided Reading/Small Group-LA/Stations 9:25-10:10 Language Arts /Phonics 10:15-10:30 Recess 10:30-10:40 Prepare for Lunch/Restroom Break 10:40-11:10 Lunch 11:15-12:05 Whole Group Math 12:05-12:25Small Group Math 12:25-1:00 Writer’s Workshop 1:00-1:10 Snack and Pack/Restroom 1:15-2:00 Specials 2:00-2:15 Shared Reading/Read Aloud/D.E.A.R 2:15-2:40 Science/Social Studies/Health 2:40-2:45 Stack Chairs/Line-up 2:45-3:00 Dismissal **** Computer Lab – Tuesdays 9:00-9:55 **** Reading Buddies – Not yet scheduled If you need to reach me I am available by appointment each day from 1:15 – 2:00 p.m. If you would like to make an appointment to discuss your child, please write me a note or call the school at: 832-736-6000. Please allow at least 24 hours to return phone calls.

  7. Kindergarten curriculum Reading Math Science Social Studies Writer’s Workshop Poetry and Math Journals… implementing Computer Lab Reading Buddies Small group reading and math

  8. Homework • Homework is weekly and should be returned on Friday. I review that the work was done and ready it for the following week. Homework will begin next week and an information sheet is included. Some family projects will go home from time to time. Next is a Family page!

  9. Behaviors • Please be sure the students are here between 7:45 – 8:00 am. Tardiness truly puts them behind from the beginning of the day. • Please discuss behaviors warranting a clip move. It is very important to the classroom environment that the students are able to follow our rules and control their behaviors. • 5 “Caught Being Goods” = a trip to the treasure chest. 

  10. Field Trips • We are working on our kindergarten zoo field trip information currently. • If you are interested in helping by being a chaperone you will need to complete a back ground check. Info on this is on the green paper. You’ll need a minimum of three days for it to clear and it must be done annually.

  11. Miscellaneous

  12. Help! • Some ways parents can help… • School (copies, laminating, cutting and more) • Home – I can also send projects home with your child to be completed and returned in their backpacks. • Class activities – Pumpkin Math and Science, Thanksgiving craft day and feast, Holiday parties (Christmas, Valentine’s Day and End-of-Year), Kindergarten Rodeo, Zoo, Guest Readers!!!.

  13. Thanks For Coming! • I hope this evening has been informative for you! • Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about behavior, homework, grades, etc!! • I look forward to working with you and making this the best year yet!