Back to School Night. Mrs. Failing Kindergarten 2013-2014. Philosophy. Learning is a life long process Developing friendships Learning to socialize G ain the basic fundamental academic skills necessary for first grade Discover new things Child -centered classroom
Learning is a life long process
Learning to socialize
Gain the basic fundamental academic skills necessary for first grade
Discover new things
Facilitator not a dictator
Feel safe to explore and take risks all within reasonable and realistic boundaries
Feeling good about oneself and have a love for learning
Mutual partnership with parents
Drop off and pick up times are busy
Best way to contact with me is via a note or email; firstname.lastname@example.org
Basket right by the door for you to leave all notes
I am available most days after school if you would like to arrange a conference
In accordance with West Valley’s homework policy, Kindergarten daily homework assignments are optional. Remember homework is optional but strongly encouraged.
Send home a monthly assignment calendar. It can be turned in at the end of each month.
Send home pages from the Kindergarten math book.
Beginning in October, Red Book Bags will be sent home for homework as well.
It is your choice to use it during the year or wait to use it over the summer for enrichment.
Weekly folders are sent home on Thursday and sent back on Friday (bring others papers throughout the week)
Begin September 9th
Must be cleared with a current TB shot
Google doc on our classroom website
Need help with Library EVERY Friday from 10:20-10:50 a.m.
We will be looking for Garden volunteers in the future as the Garden committee forms and gives out information as to what is needed.
Thank you for your help and support!
Caring School and Community
Established basic agreements that will be respected by everyone
Good classroom manners, good work habits, and respectful play behaviors are ways we show how we “treat others as we would like to be treated.”
A child who forgets what appropriate behavior is will be redirected and asked to make a different choice. At times a child may need “cooling off time” away from others.
I am pleased that we will continue with the Project Cornerstone program as well. Each month the children will focus on a character trait through stories and hands on activities.
Formal conferences will be held October 3-11. I will be scheduling individual times with you soon. More information will be handed out in the upcoming weeks.
Informal conferences can be arranged at any time.
Assessments and goals for individual students will be discussed at this time
Collecting information about every child
Enjoyment of cooking and eating, the children will have the opportunity to work on manners and self-help skills.
Stressing good nutritional habits
Will measure, prepare, use cooking utensils, read recipes and have the opportunity to taste new foods.
Cooking will be a minimum of once a month.
If you would like to celebrate your child’s birthday at school please bring a full class set of non-edible treats to share (32 pcs).
If you would like to donate a book to the class library in honor of your child’s birthday please feel free to do so.
Party invitations should be mailed and not passed out at school.
Please find in your packet acalendar of sharing themes
Also you will find a schedule, which lists the day your child is to bring in his/her sharing item
Please do not forget to include three clues about the sharing item as well as label the sharing bag with your child’s name
Elements of writing (Step Up to Writing model), reading, and public speaking skills
Some areas will be grayed out in order to align to the Common Core Curriculum
*Check daily schedule
Social Studies (Unit based)
Science ( Unit based)
Physical Education (90 minutes a week)
Technology (Computer Lab, Raz kids, iPads)
Starting in October, every Friday your child will bring home a red book bag
Five days to read the book several times and complete the activities of your choice
Please return it to school by Wednesday. A timely return will ensure that every child will have the opportunity to take a new book home on Friday
Meant for an adult to read aloud to the child
Common Core presentation with Mrs. Wright
5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.