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Orientation for Parents and Students. Welcome to La Center Elementary Kindergarten. Overview of our Orientation Opening presentation Visit each of the 7 stations with your child and participate in the activities

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Orientation for Parents and Students

Welcome to La Center ElementaryKindergarten

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Overview of our Orientation

Opening presentation

Visit each of the 7 stations with your child and participate in the activities

We encourage you to have your child do the activities as independently as possible while you assist only as necessary.

Activities are designed to give you an idea of what to work on over the summer, and what your child needs to be doing by next fall.

Welcome to Our School!

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Your child will receive a stamp on their passport at each station when the activities are completed.

When the passport is full your child will be given a piece of candy

After handing in your passport, please visit Ms. Birgensmith to receive a free book from the PTO!

Ask questions of any staff member at any time

Feel free to move through stations at your own pace

Thank you for coming!

Welcome to Our School!

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You will be called and reminded a few days before the appointment

Assessments will be on Wednesday, August 20th (all day), and Thursday, August 21st (AM only) Assessment will take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete

Please make sure you sign up for an assessment time before you leave tonight

If you know anyone who has a child coming to school in the fall and has not registered, PLEASE ask them to sign up ASAP! We would like to know how many children will be attending!

Fall Kindergarten Assessments

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Assessment Information appointment

  • Your child will be assessed on:

    • Letter name and sound knowledge

    • Counting

    • Writing their name

    • Writing numerals 0-10

    • Shapes

    • Motor Skills

    • Recognizing first name in print

    • Speech and communication skills

    • Socialization and work skills

  • Parents will be asked to wait in a separate room during assessments

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Upcoming Events: appointment

  • Meet and Greet Monday, August 25, 6:30 PM Elementary Playground

    • For new Kindergartners and their parents

    • Receive information on which teacher your child will have, attendance schedule, class supply lists and Kindy information

    • Meet your child’s teacher and other staff

    • Play on the playground with kindergarten age friends

    • Get a yummy treat to eat

  • First Day of School August 27th OR August 28th (depending on which day your child is assigned to)

    • Your child will only attend for 1 hour the first day, parents will stay with them

    • Your child must be current with immunizations in order to attend school on the first day

    • If your child has a Health Care Plan, please give a copy of this to the office

  • First FULL DAY of School August 29th OR September 2nd

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Our kindergarten program is fun, caring, academic and challenging

Kindergarten expectations have changed greatly

Our teachers take a personal interest in every child, and work very hard to ensure their success

Parents and families are encouraged to become involved with the school and classroom, there are lots of opportunities to help out and get involved!


Classroom volunteers

Classroom donations and parties

Participate in at-home projects

Assist children at home to reinforce skills that are taught in the classroom.

Kindergarten is an Adventure!

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Early in the school year, students should be able to: challenging

Stay in seats and focus on task for 10 minutes

Interact properly with other children their age

Follow directions

Stay in line

Keep hands to themselves

Take turns, play fairly and share materials and toys

At home:

Set clear expectations and consequences

Don’t give too many second chances

Give instructions using 3 steps

Get your child involved in a social activity.

Make sure your child has experience working with other adults and children while you are not around

Play board games, practice taking turns

Learning “School Ready” Behavior

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Children should: challenging

Clearly express their thoughts and ideas

Ask for clarification, instead of waiting for adult help

Discuss thoughts, ideas and answers by taking turns, not shouting out

Participate in group discussions

Listen while instructions are being given or stories are being read

Wait their turn to speak

Recognize that they may not always get a turn to share their ideas in class

Share ideas with peers and adults

Enunciating words clearly

Speak in a voice appropriate for school (not too loud or soft)

Kindergarten Communication

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Encourage communication in full sentences challenging

Practice using a clear and audible (but not too loud) voice

Practice waiting to speak or enter a conversation until others are finished (unless it is an emergency)

Encourage asking questions and sharing thoughts

Discuss using manners when talking to others

Communication Skills at Home

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We Look Forward to Working With Your Family During the 2008-2009 School Year

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