Ms. Vuong’s KindergartenRoom 130 U. C. Irvine Kindergarten Rockstars
Agenda • Introduction • Contact Info. • Dear Student • Academic Expectations • Behavior Expectations • Data/Benchmarks • Dates/Misc. Info. • Questions/Comments
Introduction • Degree from Cal. State Dominguez Hills • Been in the teaching field since 2003 • Mother of 3 girls and 1 boy • Nerd for education and kids • Taught K, 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 7th grades
Contact Info. • http://rockstaranteaters.wordpress.com/ • firstname.lastname@example.org • Aspire Gateway Phone: (323) 249-5740 Messages will be returned within 24-48 hours.
STUDENTs come prepared be an active learner follow 2 - 3 step directions complete ALL assignments and homework ON TIME TRY and put forth EFFORT PARENTs check HW folder EVERY night read 10 - 15 minutes of EVERY DAY with your child (you may read OR listen)--Pizza Hut Coupon ASSIST your student in completing HW EVERY NIGHT encourage and support your child Academic Expectations
STUDENTs raise your hand to talk keep your hands to yourself stay on task/focused indoor voices appropriate words/language PARENTs discuss and sign behavior “chart” (HW cover page) EVERY NIGHT communicate with teacher via e-mail, phone, or website give rewards or consequences for child’s behavior Behavior Expectations
Data/Benchmarks MATH • Aspire uses the Math Benchmark Exam to measure a student’s growth in math. • This test has ALL kindergarten skills for the whole year. • It is given 3 times a year. 1. Beginning of the year (August) 2. Mid-year (December) 3. End of the year (June)
Data/Benchmark DRA and READING • Developmental Reading Assessment (A, 1, 2, 3, 4) • Reading A-Z (aa, A, B, C, D) • Fountas and Pinnell (A, A , B, C, D) • Scholastic Guided Reading Level (A, B, C, D) • Lexile Level (200 – 400) Scholastic Book Clubs – Book Orders
Small Group Instruction • 1-5 students, grouped by level • Work on a book one level above their independent level. This is called their “guided level” and means they should be successful with some guiding. • word work or phonics • vocabulary focus • Students are asked guided questions about the book. • “Good Reader” strategies (Directed Reading – Thinking Activity--DRTA) • Students read book aloud independently. • Once all students have read, we discuss the questions and complete a follow-up activity.
Sight/High Frequency Words • list of 100 words (numbers and colors) • #1-50 are a MUST • #51-100 will better prepare students for 1st grade • flashcard practice • daily HW practice • read, spell, write (TESTING) (mastery – owning it)
Dates No School: Oct. 4th,11th – 15th Nov. 11th, 24th–26th Dec. 20th – 31st Jan. 3rd – 7th ,10th Report Cards and Parent Conferences End of November Please check student HW folder and/or class website for updates. Dates/Misc. Info.
More Misc. Info. • California Kindergarten Standards • classroom “give-a-jar” or gift cards • wish list • THANK YOU for donations so far. • Copy paper is NEEDED!! • SEE DOOR and “give-a-jar” • classroom library expansion • Scholastic BOOK ORDER