Welcome to Curriculum Night!. Mrs. Rojas’ Kindergarten . 2013-2014 School Year. A Little About Myself. I have a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. from Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University in Elementary Education.
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Tonight I will take you through our daily schedule as I talk about each curriculum area and other important information you will need to know.
Vocabulary- the more words students acquire, the better chance they will have for success in reading, writing, and spelling.
Students come to school with diverse experiences and language backgrounds, therefore the Harcourt Trophies reading series also allows for differentiated instruction in order to reach all learners.
Daily, explicit, systematic lessons to improve student’s fluency in letter/sound recognition, blending and decoding words, and reading high frequency words. These quick daily lessons also work on phonemic awareness skills.
-Students will be able to provide key ideas and details from text
-Understand the structure of various kinds of text
-Make comparisons within and between texts
-Understand the concepts of print
-apply decoding skills
-read common sight words
-read appropriate texts
Speaking and Listening Development
-Students will be able to demonstrate listening comprehension
-present knowledge and ideas orally
Writing and Language Development
-Students will be able to draw, dictate, and write to create different types of text
-engage in the writing process
-use appropriate writing conventions and vocabulary
-participate in projects to recall or gather information
1.) Life Science- living things/non-living things, five senses, and human body
2.) Physical Science- magnets and properties of objects
3.) Earth and Space- weather, earth materials, and conservation
4.) History and Nature of Science- people and jobs in science
2. Impulse Control/Problem Solving
3. Anger/Emotion Management
See handout for more information
Throughout the school year, I will be teaching the children what each of these traits mean and how their behavior choices can affect their character. I will emphasize these character traits through role playing and modeling. You can also incorporate these character traits (using the same language) with your child at home.
You can easily reach me at my school email:
Classroom Phone Number (after/before school hours only)- 480-541-2913
Or you can write on your child’s Communication Log.
for taking the time to attend Curriculum Night!
I look forward to working with you and your child this year. It is going to be a wonderful year filled with exciting learning activities!
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