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Welcome to Kindergarten!
Welcome to Kindergarten!
I will introduce you to Kindergarten and to our classroom.
Feel free to ask any questions you may have along the way.
1" white binder with clear front
1 package of page protectors
Spiral Notebook for Math
$4.42 Time for Kids Last Modified: Jun 05, 2009
7:45-8:15 Bell work
9:30-10:00 Social Studies/Snack
1:00-1:30 Quiet Time/RTI
1:30-2:00 Social Centers
*Art will be on Thursdays.
All About Me
My name is Lauren Harmon. This is my sixth year teaching. I have taught 1 st grade, 2 nd grade, 3 rd grade and this is my third year teaching Kindergarten. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders at Florida State University and a Master's degree in Elementary Education at the University of South Florida.
1. Listen when others are talking.
2. Follow directions.
3. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
4. Work quietly and do not disturb others.
5. Show respect for school and personal property.
6. Work and play in a safe manner.
Green = Good Behavior!
(Student will receive a GREEN smiley face/stamp)
Yellow = Warning
(Student will lose 5 minutes of recess or Fun Center time, and YELLOW will be marked in the folder in addition to the rule that was broken)
Red = Unacceptable Behavior
(Student will lose 10 minutes of recess or Fun Center time, and RED will be marked in the folder. I will send an email or call home to discuss the inappropriate behavior.
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.
Demonstrates Alphabet Knowledge
Identifies letters by name (upper and lower case) in random order.
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.
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.
Demonstrates Effective Reading Behaviors
"Reads along" when being read a familiar text.
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.
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.
By the end of the school year our goal is for your child to be reading independently at a DRA level 6.
At this level, your child needs to be reading the text accurately as well as showing good fluency and comprehending the text.
Learning to coordinate hand muscles with eye muscles.
Drawing pictures to illustrate their stories.
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.
Homework will be given on Mondays and returned on Fridays. Please complete all of the assignments. The homework reinforces what we are doing in the classroom.
Please make sure your child’s name is on their homework!
Feel free to contact use with any additional questions or concerns by email or a note. (I don’t check my school voicemail)
We will have 2 conference nights to discuss your child’s progress.
Kindergarten will not receive report cards for academics the 1 st nine weeks. Your child will only be graded on behavior during this time.
They will get a report card starting the 2 nd 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).
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 Weekly Homework.
My website has additional important information that you will need, so please check it out!