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  • 1. Welcome to Beginner’s Night! Helping your child become a Bobcat!
  • 2. Daily Schedule… 8:00-3:00: Instructional Day (7 hours) 2 hours of Literacy: Shared Reading, Writing, Word Work, and Independent Reading. 2 hours of math (Investigations and workshop) 45 min. of Science/Social Studies 45 min. of Specials: Art, P.E. Music, Media, Computer 30 min. of Lunch; 30 min. of Physical Activity
  • 3. 3 Basic Rules Be a learner. Be safe. Be respectful.
  • 4. Ready to Read! Before starting Kindergarten in August:  Write their name  Identify capital and lowercase letters  Can read some sounds
  • 5. Learning to Read First we learn Letter I.D.  Next we learn the sounds
  • 6. Learning to Read… Then we’ll use the  Over the course of the year we will be learning many new sight sounds we’ve learned to words. Sight words are words blend . your child will recognize immediately, without having to sound them out. cC A N n a
  • 7. Leveled Readers… Leveled readers are books designed to match a child to the reading level that suits their ability. Each classroom has 2 hours of literacy per day, where students are receiving instruction in Balanced Literacy: Reading, Writing, Shared Reading, and Word Work. No matter where your child starts, we will meet them where they are, and go on from there.
  • 8. Leveled Readers… Leveled Reader: C is where kindergarten students are expected to be by the end of the year. This type of text has 1-2 sentences per page. The pages will have a lot of sight words, and then some words they will need to decode.
  • 9. Stages of Writing…Scribbling Marks on paper represent an idea.
  • 10. Stages of Writing…Letter-like Identifiable picture and letters aresymbols imitated.
  • 11. Stages of Writing…Strings of Writes some letters, but notletters matching most sounds.
  • 12. Stages of Writing…Beginning Uses the beginning sound toSounds represent a word. Writes left to right and often reverses letters.
  • 13. Stages of Writing…Consonants Include beginning and endingrepresent sounds and some vowels. Useswords sight words correctly.
  • 14. Stages of Writing…Initial, Middle, Writes more than one sentenceand Final with spaces between words.Sounds “Readable” writing.
  • 15. Stages of Writing…Transitional Writing is “readable”. Uses phonetic spelling for unfamiliar words. Uses capitals and periods correctly.
  • 16. Young Mathematicians! Before starting Kindergarten in August it would be helpful for your child to know the following:  Identify and write the numbers 1-10  Count from 1-10  Colors  Basic Shapes (square, triangle, circle, rectangle)
  • 17. Math Summed Up… Our math framework includes five main categories:  Number Sense  Patterns, Relationships, & Functions  Geometry, & Measurement  Data Analysis  Numerical & Algebraic Operations
  • 18. Number Sense… It’s more then just counting!  Number relationships  Ordering numbers  Count accurately from any starting point  Counting backwards  End of Year Expectation: Count, Write & Recognize 1-30  Count backwards from 10  Ordinal numbers 1-10 (First, Second, Third, etc…)
  • 19. Patterns, Relationships, & Functions… Patterns are something we see in everyday life, and they help kindergarteners understand the underlying structure of things. Patterns also help us make predictions about what will come next.
  • 20. Student Patterns… AB pattern, where the student  AABB pattern, the top portion has identified the UNIT in the was completed as a class, the pattern (the part of the pattern bottom independently. that repeats).
  • 21. Geometry & Measurement… Shape, size , attributes. We are  Measuring and describing in not only learning about shapes, non-standard units. Here we but how shapes make up other used snap cubes to measure shapes, and objects in our ourselves! world.
  • 22. Data Analysis For data analysis, we complete  We also take many class, and individual graphs. surveys, and create our own to We also use the calendar collect data on our peers. throughout the year, and track the weather.
  • 23. Numerical & Algebraic Operations… Students will be able to  We add and subtract in use various operations traditional, and non- to solve problems. traditional ways.
  • 24. Any Questions?