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Kindergarten parent night power point 2010-2011


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  • 1. Welcome to Kindergarten! Kindergarten Parent Night, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Mrs. Blankenship and Mr. Dunn
  • 2. On the Other Side of the Door On the other side of the door I can be a different me As smart and as brave And as funny or strong As a person could want to be There’s nothing too hard for me to do There’s no place I can’t explore Because everything can happen On the other side of the door.
  • 3. Meet the Kindergarten Team! Mrs. Amanda Blankenship Originally from the United States Third year teaching in Shekou. Has taught 8 years in kindergarten and 2 years in Grade 2. Loves to scuba dive, cook, go running, and read. Favorite Book: Oh the Places You will Go!! by Dr. Seuss.
  • 4. Meet the Kindergarten Team! Mr. Patrick Dunn Second year teaching kindergarten at SIS; seventh year in the classroom Hobbies: reading, writing, spending time with my family Favorite book: I Love You Like Crazy Cakes
  • 5. What do we learn in kindergarten? We believe children learn best through . . . Purposeful play Active, hands-on learning A developmental approach Working cooperatively
  • 6. A kindergartener’s work is play!
  • 7. Reading
  • 8. Reading – Sample Book
  • 9. Reading – Sample Book
  • 10. Reading – Sample Book
  • 11. Writing – Preconventional Level Telling a story through our drawings!
  • 12. Writing – Early Emergent Level The students begin adding more text (labels) to their drawings.
  • 13. Writing – Later Emergent Level The students begin stringing together very simple sentences.
  • 14. Writing – Developing Level Students begin writing several connected sentences.
  • 15. Handwriting Without Tears A developmental, multisensory K-2 handwriting program
  • 16. Science FOSS Kits – Full Option Science Systems Investigating Water Trees Wood and Paper Animals 2 by 2 Daily Weather
  • 17. Water Unit How can I pick up water? What happens when I blow on the water?
  • 18. Science Units Wood and Paper
  • 19. Science Units Animals Two by Two Trees
  • 20. Social Studies Units of study in Social Studies . . . All About Me Me and My Friends Me and My Family Me and the Environment
  • 21. Celebrate China! To celebrate Chinese culture, we made lion dancers . . . . . . and received lucky red envelopes from our Chinese teachers.
  • 22. Everyday Mathematics background Developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project Based on research about how children learn and develop mathematical power Provides the broad mathematical background needed in this century.
  • 23. In Everyday Mathematics you can expect to see…. A problem-solving approach based on everyday situations; An instructional approach that revisits concepts regularly; Frequent practice of basic skills, often through games ; Lessons based on activities and discussion, not a textbook ; and Mathematical content that goes beyond basic arithmetic.
  • 24. Games
  • 25. Home Links Home Links – short activities children complete at home
  • 26. Website Curriculum Photo Gallery Schedules Curriculum
  • 27. Thank you so much for coming! We’re looking forward to a great year!