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Welcome to Kindergarten Open House. 2013-2014. Devin Dehnert. School Phone Number: 484-927-5450 Email Address: dehnertd@pasd.com Please call, email, or write a note if you have any questions, concerns, or comments! Confidential information cannot be discussed over email.

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devin dehnert
Devin Dehnert
  • School Phone Number: 484-927-5450
  • Email Address: dehnertd@pasd.com
  • Please call, email, or write a note if you have any questions, concerns, or comments!
  • Confidential information cannot be discussed over email.
off to a wonderful start
Off to a Wonderful start!!
  • A good night’s sleep and breakfast or lunch are essential!
  • Please remember to send your child in with their backpack and folder.
  • Check your child’s schoolbag and folder every evening!
  • Call the office when:
    • Your child is sick. Also, send in a note when they return.
    • Your address, phone number, work number, or any other emergency information has changed
  • Be sure your child arrives to school on time:
    • 8:30 AM
    • 12:30 PM

School-Wide Positive Behavior System

  • 1, 2, 3 Magic
  • Clip chart
  • CUBS Rules
  • CUBS tickets/Paw prints
kindergarten cubs rules
Kindergarten “CUBS” rules
  • C Care for all property
  • UUse whole body listening
  • BBe responsible
  • SShow respect for all
a kindergarten day
A Kindergarten Day
  • Opening Exercises
  • Language Arts
  • Reading (RtII)
  • Bathroom/Snack
  • Math
  • Phonics
  • Content Read Aloud
  • Integrated Science, Social Studies, Technology
language arts
Language Arts
  • Harcourt Storytown reading series to introduce and develop skills and strategies for reading
    • Comprehension
    • Robust Vocabulary
  • Fundations for focus on specific early literacy skills for reading and writing:
    • Phonological Awareness
    • Phonics
    • High Frequency Words/ “Trick Words”
    • Comprehension
    • Fluency
    • Handwriting
response to instruction and intervention rtii team time
Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtII)- “Team Time”
  • Universal assessment using DIBELS
  • Data meetings to determine levels of support
  • Tiered interventions to provide challenge and support for students
    • Junior Great Books – critical thinking skills
    • Text Types – comprehension skills
    • Language Experience Approach and reinforcement of Fundations– vocabulary, phonics and comprehension skills
kid writing
Kid Writing
  • Students are introduced to the writing process through shared and independent writing activities.
  • Students progress from representing sounds in words they know to eventually writing phrases and sentences.
math is fun
Math Is Fun!!
  • Introduce and develop math skills
    • Emphasize Number Sense through hands-on learning using a wide variety of manipulatives:
      • Patterns
      • Graphing/Sorting
      • Addition/Subtraction
      • Time and money
  • Problem solving steps are used to promote higher order thinking skills
social studies science
Social Studies/Science
  • Science Themes:
    • Seasons/Weather
    • The 5 Senses
    • Plants
    • Insects
    • Animals
  • Social Studies Themes:
    • Basic Map Skills
    • Citizenship
    • Community Services
    • Holidays
    • Famous Americans
  • Student Computers
  • Promethean Board
  • Introduction to using the computer as a tool for learning and communication.
  • Software compliments curriculum and provide practice of concepts/skills in subject areas.
center activities
Center Activities
  • Center activities give students the opportunity for practice and application of skills taught during instruction time.
  • Encourages socialization, teamwork, cooperation, and one-on-one time with the teacher.
  • The purpose of homework in Kindergarten is to reinforce concepts taught in school and foster student responsibility.
  • Be sure your child has an appropriate place at home to do his/her homework.
  • Homework should be done in pencil if written and crayon if colored or drawn.
report cards and conferences
Report Cards and Conferences
  • Progress Reports
    • 1st and 3rd Marking Periods
    • Summarize progress in reading and math

Report Cards

    • 2nd and 4th Marking Periods

Parent Conferences

    • November
    • February
helpful hints
Helpful Hints
  • Snack and lunch
  • Teddy Bear folder
  • Personal belongings
  • Volunteering
  • Celebrate successes