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Kindergarten Curriculum Night “All I Ever Really Needed to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten.” -Robert Fulghum. What is Reading?. Reading is making meaning from print. For Kindergartners, reading is like breaking a code. Reading Activities. Aligned with new Common Core standards

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Kindergarten Curriculum Night“All I Ever Really Needed to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten.” -Robert Fulghum
what is reading
What is Reading?
  • Reading is making meaning from print.
  • For Kindergartners, reading is like breaking a code.
reading activities
Reading Activities
  • Aligned with new Common Core standards
  • Shared Reading (to build comprehension and vocabulary)
  • Orton Gillingham Curriculum (to build phonemic awareness)
  • Literacy Centers
  • Guided Reading
  • Ability Grouping
tricks and sight words
Tricks and Sight Words
  • Tricks: alteration of usual letter sounds
    • Based on letter beside it
    • Based on placement in word
  • Sight Words/Red Words
    • High frequency
    • Know on sight
    • Smooth reading
accelerated reader
Accelerated Reader
  • Books: Liberty, Public, or Home Libraries
  • Levels 1 or 2
  • Read at least 3 times and ask comprehension questions
    • Who, What, When, Where, How, and Why
    • Practice multiple choice questions
  • Fill out all sections in the folder

The Kindergarten mathematics curriculum is aligned with the new Common Core standards and provides students with in-depth experiences that help them practice concepts like number recognition, counting, shapes, patterns, graphs, sorting, measurement, addition, and subtraction.

daily math activities
Daily Math Activities
  • Calendar
  • Direct Math instruction
  • Centers
  • Success Maker Math
  • Conveying ideas through pictures and words/sentences
  • Ultimately, our goal is for the children to write 4 or more sentences about one topic with phonetic spelling.
  • We do not expect conventional spelling of words other than those we have on our word wall.
  • Lets all try and translate the next slide using phonetic spelling.
kindergarten writing
Kindergarten Writing

Deer pair ants,

Ur stoodnt wil b brnging hom riting, do not b skaird ov the speling. The inglish langwij iz kunfuewzing two lern. Cidz uz “phonetic” speling in thair wrk to xpres thair thouts. Forsing cidz too uz cunvenshunal speling reedoosis thair dezir and abillite to rite. It iz mi job to teech ur child 2 uz reesorsis and lerning to beecum a “Smart Writer”.

U can hlp ur child bi incoruging thim at eech divelupmentil stag. Axk ur child to reed and esplane thair riting to u. Az ur child lerns about the inglish langwij tha wil mak the tranzishun to “adult writing”.

Thank u 4 ur saport!! Ur teechr

writing genres
Writing Genres
  • Narrative
  • Informational
  • Persuasive
writing skill targets
Writing Skill Targets:
  • Beginning a sentence with a capital letter and ending with an end mark
  • Writing left to right, top to bottom
  • Spacing between each word
  • Drawing a detailed picture to match written text
  • Sounding out words independently
at home practice
At Home Practice
  • Challenges
    • Aligned with Kindergarten Standards
    • Aid in GKIDS testing
    • Try attempting one a week
    • End of the Year Party for completion
  • Leveled Readers
    • Second semester in homework
    • Personalized and precise approach
    • Build fluency and independence
    • NOT AR books
    • English Language Arts
    • Math
    • Personal/Social Development
    • Approaches to Learning
  • STAR Early Literacy
  • I will be sending a Sign-Up Genius within the next couple weeks for you to set up a parent/teacher conference.

This will give you time to reflect on tonight’s information. I encourage you to write any questions down you may have for me so when we meet I can answer them. I look forward to meeting with you.