Parent/guardian must send a written request to the teacher stating when the student is to be released and with whom. Students will only be dismissed through the school office (or the gymnasium at 3:20) and the parent/guardian is to be instructed to come to the school office or the gymnasium to pick up the student. Dismissal
TRIBES - A New Way of Learning and Being Together A TRIBES school is a learning community where teachers, administrators, students, and parents all enjoy the mutual respect and caring essential for growth and learning. The Tribes process uses four agreements that are essential to building community and establishing a positive environment for learning. The Agreements Are: Attentive Listening Appreciations / No Put Downs Participation / Right to Pass Mutual Respect TRIBES:
Each of us has an invisible bucket that is constantly being filled or emptied, depending on what others say or do. When our bucket is full, we feel great. We fill buckets by saying or doing things to others to increase their positive emotions - when we do this we also fill our own buckets.
We dip from others’ buckets by doing or saying things that decrease their positive emotions – we also diminish our own. It’s an important choice – one that profoundly influences our relationships, productivity, health, and happiness.
Have You Filled A Bucket Today?By Carol McCloud
Every student entering kindergarten must have a physical examination completed within one year prior to entry. The State Health Assessment Form must be completed and submitted to your child’s school before the first day of attendance. All items with an asterisk (*) on the Health Assessment Record must be completely filled out by the physician, advanced practice registered nurse, registered nurse, or physician assistant performing the health assessments (PA 04-221). Health Information
AUTHORIZATION OF MEDICATION No prescription or over-the-counter medication may be administered without: 1. the written order of a licensed physician, licensed dentist, a licensed advanced practice registered nurse, or licensed physician assistant; and 2. the written authorization of a parent or guardian. Parents or a designated responsible adult must supply and deliver to the school nurse the medication in the original container. Students may not transport medication. Health Information
STUDENTS AT CONNECTICUT SCHOOLS 2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR KINDERGARTEN DTaP: At least 4 doses. The last dose must be given on or after 4th birthday Polio: At least 3 doses. The last dose must be given on or after 4th birthday MMR: 2 doses: one on or after the 1st birthdayand 2nd given at least 4 weeks after the first dose Hib: Children less than 5 yrs of age need 1 dose at 12 months or older Children 5 and older do not need proof of Hib vaccination Hep B: 3 doses Varicella: 2 dose first on or after the 1st birthday or verification of disease Health Information
In compliance with Connecticut State Law, acetaminophen (aspirin-free pain reliever) may be administered by and at the discretion of the school nurse. Your signature on the emergency form is required to authorize administration of acetaminophen. Health Information
SNACK/HEALTHY HABITS: Healthful snacks in appropriate portions will be encouraged. Healthful party menus and nonfood alternatives for celebrations will be encouraged. Physical activity will be encouraged in classroom routines. Students will be encouraged to wash their hands. PLEASE SEND SNACKS THAT YOUR CHILD IS ABLE TO OPEN INDEPENDENTLY. BATHROOM: Please dress your child, for school, in clothing that is easy to manage when using the bathroom independently. Your child will be encouraged to put on his/her outdoor clothing independently. BACKPACKS: Please send your child to school with a backpack or tote bag that will easily hold a standard-sized folder. SUPPLIES: School supplies (crayons, pencils, markers, etc.) will be provided. General Information
“Getting Your Child Ready For Kindergarten”Connecticut State Department of Education Before Your Child Enters School, He Or She Should Be Able To: Dress himself or herself independently. To Help Your Child Be Ready for Kindergarten, You Can: Practice putting on clothes and using buttons, zippers and snaps.
Several longitudinal studies have found that early rhyming skills are highly correlated with later reading and spelling ability. Parents are encouraged to read and reread nursery rhymes to children. Please review the article found in your packet, “Why Kindergarteners Still Need Mother Goose Rhymes”. Nursery Rhymes
“Getting Your Child Ready For Kindergarten”Connecticut State Department of Education Before Your Child Enters School, He Or She Should Be Able To: Make simple rhymes. To Help Your Child Be Ready for Kindergarten, You Can: Say and sing nursery rhymes. Read books and poems with a rhyming pattern. Ask your child to repeat words that rhyme. Help children to create nonsense rhymes.
Developmental Stages of WritingAt the Beginning of Kindergarten: Preliterate: Scribbling
Developmental Stages of WritingIn the Middle of Kindergarten: Beginning Sounds Emerge
to see the differences between a letter and a word, but they may not use spacing between words.
message makes sense
and matches the picture, especially when they choose the topic.
Developmental Stages of WritingAt the End of Kindergarten: Transitional Spelling:
approaches conventional spelling.
writing is interspersed
with words that are in standard form and have standard letter patterns.
“Getting Your Child Ready For Kindergarten”Connecticut State Department of Education Before Your Child Enters School, He Or She Should Be Able To: Recognize some letters and use pencils makers and crayons to draw and write. To Help Your Child Be Ready for Kindergarten, You Can: Point out letters that are in your child’s name. Put magnetic letters on the refrigerator for your child to use. Allow scribble writing. Provide other opportunities to write.
Handwriting Without Tears® aims to make legible and fluent handwriting an easy and automatic skill for all students. Uses unique strategies to teach good letter formation, spacing and neatness (wet, dry, try). Engaging techniques and activities that help improve a child’s early self-confidence, pencil grip, and body awareness skills. Instructional methods that use fun, entertaining, and educationally sound principles. Handwriting Without Tears
“Getting Your Child Ready For Kindergarten”Connecticut State Department of Education Before Your Child Enters School, He Or She Should Be Able To: Recognize and print his/her name. To Help Your Child Be Ready for Kindergarten, You Can: Allow your child to print his/her name whenever possible. Encourage your child to write or trace his/her name using upper case letters only at the beginning.
Guided Reading Level ATypically at the Beginning of Kindergarten Holds book and turns pages independently Points to words, consistent one to one match Controls directionality Uses Cues (picture, sentences) most of the time “Yes! Yes! Yes!”
Controls directionality on one line of text. Demonstrates and understanding of the terms begins, ends and letter. I can see a green frog. Guided Reading Level 2Typically in the Middle of Kindergarten
“Look at the rain,” said Dad. “Get your umbrella.” Kim looked in the closet. “No umbrella,” she said. Guided Reading Level 4Typically at the End of Kindergarten Reads in longer phrases, at times At difficulty, uses multiple cues to problem solve unknown words Identifies and connects at least four key events from the beginning, middle and end in sequence Uses important language from the text while retelling Gives an opinion about the story that reflects a deeper understanding Makes a thoughtful connection to the story
“Getting Your Child Ready For Kindergarten”Connecticut State Department of Education Before Your Child Enters School, He Or She Should Be Able To: Handle books appropriately. To Help Your Child Be Ready for Kindergarten, You Can: Read books, often, with your child so he/she will begin to understand book handling and print concepts (Print is read from left to right, return sweep, tracking, etc.).
Counting and Cardinality • Know number names and the count sequence. • Count to tell the number of objects. • Compare numbers. Operations and Algebraic Thinking • Understand addition as putting together and adding to, and understand subtraction as taking apart and taking from. Number and Operations in Base Ten • Work with numbers 11–19 to gain foundations for place value. Measurement and Data • Describe and compare measurable attributes. • Classify objects and count the number of objects in categories. Geometry • Identify and describe shapes. • Analyze, compare, create, and compose shapes. Common Core Standards OverviewMathematics
“Getting Your Child Ready For Kindergarten”Connecticut State Department of Education Before Your Child Enters School, He Or She Should Be Able To: Recognize some numbers. To Help Your Child Be Ready for Kindergarten, You Can: Look for numbers in books or magazines. Go on a number hunt. Hide magnetic numbers for your child to find.
Art Mrs. Critton or Mr. Arey Music Mrs. Gasta Gym Mrs. Fox Library Mrs. Mullen *Children will attend specials, each day. One special will generally rotate. Kindergarten Specials
Volunteers are an extremely important resource and are appreciated by classroom teachers and other school personnel. The Parent Teacher Organization assists in volunteer orientation and recruitment. Volunteers are used in many ways to supplement and enrich our school programs. Volunteering
Bus Ride: May 24th at 10:35 Meet and Greet : TBA Upcoming Events
We are happy to help. Please ask. Questions???
Thank you for coming! Please take a few minutes to visit the kindergarten classroom. We look forward to working with your child and your family! Thank You!