Our Standards • Common Core Standards: Check school website for brief overview and posted standards
Mrs. Chaconas Room 2Kindergarten • Sign in at the back table. • My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org • Please do not add me to mass emails.
Communication • I will send a weekly email to just touch base on upcoming events.
Our Kindergarten Team • Sharon Chaconas • Cathy Andrews • Sarah Dole/LiaThibideau • LeaAnn Jones-TK
TECHNOLOGY • iPads • Smartboards • Computers • Technology will be used to enhance our instruction.
Absences • Please verify your child’s absence with a phone call to the office 390-2646. • Let me know in advance if you may miss more than four consecutive days of school. I will set up an Independent Study Contract.
Volunteering • You must sign in at the office first. • We will begin parent volunteers after the classes have been set. • Let me know if you have a special talent that you would like to share.
Birthdays! Sharing! • Your child may send in a non-food item to share. It will be during the last 10 minutes of the school day. Please let me know ahead of time. • Our school is an “Animal Free” zone due to allergies etc.
Appropriate attire • Please send your child in comfortable clothing. • They must have appropriate shoes for the playground. They must be close-toed. (No flip flops, or any backless sandals) • Please mark the clothing, backpacks, and lunchboxes with their names so that they can be returned to them.
Homework Policy • Homework will be begin once the classes are “set.” October • Each child should be exposed to print at least fifteen minutes a day. Your child should READ, or be read to daily.
Tentative Daily Schedule • 8:57-9:30 Whole Group Reading • 9:30-10:30 Literacy Centers • 10:30-10:50 Recess • 10:50-11:10 Finish Literacy Centers • 11:10-12:00 Modeled Writing/Journal/Spelling/Handwriting/Phonics • 12:00-12:40 Lunch • 12:40-1:15 Read Aloud/Calendar • 1:15-2:00 Math • 2:00-2:30 P.E./Art/Music/Science/Social Studies • 2:30-2:50 Developmental Centers/DEAR/Double Dose/Clean up • 3:00 Dismiss • Wednesdays—times are different
Letter Drawing • Use your non-dominant hand • Write your name in cursive • Backward • Many students struggle with writing because they are “drawing” their letters. Please practice at home—using fun activities to build up their writing fluency.
Reading Symbols twinkle twinkle little star How I wonder what you are Up above the world so high Like a diamond in the sky Twinkle twinkle little star How I wonder what you are
Scholastic Book Clubs • The PTA has book fairs at our school to assist our families in purchasing quality books at a low price. • Our classroom sends home book order forms to purchase books. These orders allow the individual teacher to purchase books for the classroom. (Books make GREAT gifts!) • Scholastic.com
What to bring? • Headphones (not ear buds)in a labeled plastic baggie. • Snack—separately packaged or marked SNACK • Lunch--if they are bringing. • Lunch $$$ I am not supposed to handle any money. Please pay online or at the cafeteria. • Extra clothing—in case of accidents. (Let me know if there may be an issue).
PTA • The PTA raises money for our Field Trips and educational experiences. • Please JOIN the PTA. Thank you!!!!
Thank you so much for your time! • Any questions?