Welcome to Kindergarten! I will introduce you to kindergarten and to our classroom. If you have any questions during my presentation, please raise your hand and wait to be called on.
Supply List 6- packages 8 count crayons 6 -packages 16 count crayons 1-pair of scissors 24- glue sticks 1-package markers 2-packages #2 pencils 5-highlighters (yellow, green, blue, pink and purple) 1-package of cap erasers 1-wide rule composition notebook (BLACK and WHITE) 1-plastic folder with pockets & brads (YELLOW) 1-plastic folder with pockets & brads (GREEN) 1-mat for rest time (on the floor, labeled with name) 1-package of Dry Erase markers 1-backpack (no wheels and labeled with name) 1-lunchbox, optional (labeled with name) 2-white socks, (for dry erase board erasers) 1-package of index cards 4x6 1-package of playdoh 3.5mm plug headphonesLast Modified: Jun 05, 2009
Class Schedule 7:30-7:50 Attendance, Morning Work, DEAR Time (Drop Everything And READ)
7:50-8:00 Morning Show/Pledge of Allegiance/Attendance
11:00-11:30 ART (TH), Quiet Reading Time/RtI/Snack
11:30-12:00 Math/Math Centers
12:00-12:20 Social Centers (MTWTH), Yoga Exercising (F)
12:23-12:53 LUNCH (Line B---Tables 10-18)
12:55-1:00 Clean Up from Lunch
1:00-1:45 Science/Social Studies
1:45-2:00 Pack-up, Read Aloud, REVIEW DAY
All About Me My name is Bethany "Beth" Salomon. This is my seventh year of teaching. I taught one year of 5th grade in New York, and have been teaching six years of kindergarten in Florida. I graduated college from Buffalo State College in Buffalo, New York with a Bachelor's and a Master's in Elementary Education and Reading. I enjoy cooking, reading, knitting and playing with my dogs Haylie and Lacey. I am excited to be your child's teacher this year, and I look forward to meeting you and your child!
Classroom Rules Our classroom rules are simple: *Listen and follow directions *Keep hands and feet to self *Be kind to others *Leave candy, toys and gum at home *Learn, learn, and learn!
Behavior Management Purple = Outstanding Behavior! (Student will receive a PURPLE smiley face in folder) Green = Good Behavior! (Student will receive a GREEN smiley face) Yellow = Warning (Student will loose 5 minutes of recess or Fun Center time, and YELLOW will be marked in the folder with a note describing the behavior displayed) Red = Unacceptable Behavior (Student will loose recess and/or Fun Center time, and RED will be marked in the folder. Either a parent-signed note or phone call home will indicate the disruption represented in the classroom)
Behavior Management Each child has been given a folder that he/she is responsible for bringing to and from school each day. Enclosed in this folder will be a monthly calendar. You will be able to see how your child behaved each day by the color I have indicated on the calendar. Please initial each day to see your child’s progress. Please be reminded that I do give warnings before I change the cards to give your child a chance to correct the behavior at hand. If for some reason the behavior is not corrected, after the warning, I will change your child’s card. At the end of the day, I will ask your child why they were on yellow or red, and I will write their explanation in their GREEN folder. At that time, I will discuss briefly with your child about the behavior they displayed, and I will help them come up with a positive solution for the next time.
Reading Demonstrates Alphabet Knowledge Identifies letters by name (upper and lower case) in random order. Uses Reading Processes Effectively (Demonstrates Phonemic Awareness). Recognizes that words are made up of a series of sounds. Recognizes rhyming patterns and rhyming sounds. Matches words with the same beginning sound/ending sound. Identifies sounds heard at the beginning, middle, or end of a word. Blends individual sounds to form a word. Matches spoken sounds to letters in print. Makes meaningful predictions about text using word patterns, phonics, language patterns, and structures.
Reading Demonstrates Concepts of Print Demonstrates left to right page sequence Demonstrates awareness of text progression (left/right; top/bottom). Demonstrates return sweep. Demonstrates awareness that print, not pictures contains the message and that the message remains constant. Indicates cover, title, title page, front, and back of book. Indicates a letter, a word, a first letter, a last letter, an upper case letter, a lower case letter, and the space between words. Demonstrates an awareness of the function of periods, question marks, exclamation points, and quotation marks.
Reads books from memory or with picture support daily.
Reads and listens to text for a variety of purposes (pleasure reading).
Self-selects materials for reading and listening.
Participates in discussions and activities related to text and across texts.
Asks and answers questions about material that has been read or heard.
Reading Constructs Meaning from a Variety of Text Predicts what a story is about using book title, illustrations, and other context clues. Predicts what might happen next in a story. Identifies beginning and ending of a story. Demonstrates awareness of story elements (setting, characters, problem, sequence of events, and resolution). Retells familiar stories and rhymes. Summarizes a story (tells what it is mostly about). Supports responses with information from the text. Recognizes high frequency (sight words) words in context. Understands and follows simple directions during reading instruction.
Learning to write one's name correctly, using a capital letter for the first letter and lower case letters for the rest of the name , using sight words in sentences, writing a story with a beginning, middle and end and writing with detail.
Using phonetic “invented” spelling to formulate words.
Writing Focuses on Topic
Stays focused on the topic when talking or writing.
Knows that plants and animals live in different habitats.
Social Studies Time, Continuity, and Change (History) Listens to, views, and discusses stories, poems, and other media about people form other places and times. Has an awareness of the terms past, present and future. Listens to, views, and discusses stories, poems, and other media about selected scientists and inventors. Listens to, views and discusses stories, poems, and other media about people and events surrounding commemorative holidays. Listens to, views and discusses stories, poems and other media about selected American symbols (for example: bald eagle, American flag, Statute of Liberty). People, Places, and Environments (Geography) Knows terms that describe relative location (for example, near, far, up, own, left, right, in front of, behind, next to). Knows a map can represent a real place. Knows some landforms (for example: lake, mountain, and ocean). Knows people live in different settings.
Homework The HOMEWORK calendar is sent home monthly in a Yellow folder. The homework folder will be given on Mondays, and the yellow folder will be returned on Fridays or another day if indicated, with the completed homework. Please complete all assignments. The homework reinforces what we are doing in the classroom.
Important Information Feel free to contact use with any additional questions or concerns by email, a note or telephone. We will have 2 conference nights to discuss your child’s progress. Kindergarten will not receive report cards for academics the 1st nine weeks. Your child will only be graded on behavior during this time. They will get a report card starting the 2nd nine weeks for academics and behavior. Please refer to the codes listed on the report card to read it correctly. Progress alerts will go home (mid way through each grading period) in advance to let you know of your child’s progress before the report card.
Behavior on Report Card If your child has had 5 yellows or 3 reds within the 9 week grading period, they will receive a "N" (needs improvement) in the category that best suits the behavior that they displaying in the classroom. Be sure to look over and sign your child's folder everyday, so that you are aware of their behavior in the classroom. Please encourage your child to make good choices everyday!
Practice at Home Recognizing upper and lowercase letters, letter sounds (beginning, middle and end), recognizing numbers 0-30, tying shoes, memorizing lunch number, hand writing skills, write sentences with familiar words and/or beginning sounds, writing sentences using capital letter and a period at the end of the sentence, patterning, recognizing color/number words, recognizing high frequency words (sight words--Starting in October), knowing personal information (phone #, age, birthday, address and parents names), counting by 1's, 10's, 5's and 2's and ALWAYS READ for 10 minutes a day (alone, with a friend or with a parent or family member).
Classroom Volunteers Homeroom Parent and Helpers- Our homeroom parent is responsible for coordination and scheduling the volunteers in our classroom. There are also some school-wide responsibilities involved. Please be sure that you have the time to take on this responsibility if you sign-up to be a homeroom parent or a helper. Classroom Helpers- If you would like to volunteer to help out in the classroom for various activities, holiday parties, art projects, small groups etc. Memory Makers- Help us create lasting memories by joining MEMORY MAKERS. Please sign-up if you’re willing to donate film, instant camera with flash and / or take for processing. Ready Reader/Story Parents Copy Helpers- If you would like to volunteer to copy, laminate, and use die-cut machines in media center for various projects that we need for class.
My Class Website Please check my website for Monthly Newsletters, Class Photos and Monthly Homework Calendars/Sight Words. My website has additional important information they you may need, so please check it out!
My Contact Information Miss Bethany (Beth) Salomon 13910 Nine Eagles Road Tampa, Florida 33626 School Phone: (813) 356-1645 x518 Leave message through voice mail or with the front office. Email (please email me first): firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://bryant.mysdhc.org/teacher/0527SALOMON/