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Welcome to kindergarten! 2012


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  • 1. Welcome toKindergarten! Back to SchoolSeptember 10, 2012
  • 2. • Introducing…Our Amazing Class!
  • 3. Ms. Cori• I am from Minnesota in the United States.• My husband, Peter is the Middle School Principal.• We have 3 children.• This is our 7th year living in Oman and teaching at TAISM.• I love to travel, read, run, knit, camp and play with kids.
  • 4. Mrs. Ghada• Eight years as a Kindergarten educational assistant at TAISM.• Certified Montessori School teacher.• Home country is Egypt.• Married, has one daughter.• In her free time, she likes to read, shop, travel, and visit friends.
  • 5. Settling-In• Unpacking• Signing In• Greeting Friends• Question of the Day• Special Projects• Structured Play
  • 6. Morning Meeting & Message Every morning we come together in a circle to • Sing Good morning • Greet each other • Read the daily message • Talk about our dayWhy? -Community building -Literacy skill building -Happy way to start our day! 
  • 7. Literacy • In our literacy block we will do both reading and writing. • We work as a whole class, in small groups and with each student individually. • Activities are planned according to the needs and abilities of the children. • Literacy is embedded throughout our day.
  • 8. Writing• Working together in “Shared” & “Interactive” writing• Writing Workshop Model -teaching point, active engagement, writing time, sharing• Small groups based on student needs• Time for one-on-one conferencing• Working on a piece of writing at various stages (thinking, planning, writing, revising)• Author Celebrations: Sharing our work
  • 9. Reading•Read to Self•Partner Reading•Shared Reading•Guided Reading•Read Aloud•Reading Buddies•Literacy Centers•Shoe Box Books•Take Home Books•Poetry Songbooks•Library
  • 10. Math Our math program emphasizes a hands-on, problem-solving approach to learning math concepts.We also work on our calendar skillswhich include: the days of the week,the months of the year, the conceptsof yesterday, today and tomorrow,and various counting skills.
  • 11. Social Studies & Science• Me in My Classroom: Rules & Routines• I Can (Me)• Things In Our World: What Is It? & How Does It Work?• Amazing Earth: Land & Sky• Discover Oman• The World in Our Classroom: How Are We Connected?• In My Backyard: Plants & Insects
  • 12. Learning Centers•Allows students to explore and use materialsto expand interests and abilities.•Provides students with opportunities topractice and apply skills and concepts theyhave been taught.•Student work independently or cooperativelywith classmates.•Teacher guides and assists as appropriate.
  • 13. Choosing Time PLAY is very important to your child’s social and cognitive development.S/he will learn tocooperate, share, problemsolve and HAVE FUN!
  • 14. Snack & Recess• Please make sure your child has a hat & water bottle for recess time. •When the weather is more temperate, we may spend more time outside.
  • 15. 12:30- Lunch in Our Classroom• Thank you for sending in food that includes healthy choices and is easy for your child to eat.• We can warm up food in our microwave.• Don’t forget utensils! After lunch we will have a rest time.
  • 16. Kindergarten SpecialsArt IT Library Counselor Music PE Time
  • 17. Kindergarten Sample ScheduleMs. Cori-KG Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 __________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ _________ 8.15 – 9.00 Settling In/Choosing Time 9.00 – 9.15 Morning Meeting 9:00-9:30 Shared Reading/Writing or Word Shared Reading/Writing or Word Shared Reading/Writing or Word Shared Reading/Writing or Word Shared Reading/Writing or Word Shared Reading/Writing or Word Study Study Study Study Study Study Writing Workshop Writing Workshop Writing Workshop Writing Workshop Writing Workshop Writing Workshop 9.30-10.1510.20 – 10.55 Snack and Recess Reading Workshop Reading Workshop Reading Workshop Reading Workshop Reading Workshop Reading Workshop 11.00 – 11.40 Math Math Math Math Art/Music Math 11.45 – 12.25 12.30 – 1.20 Lunch and Rest Time Science/Social St. 1.20 – 2.00 Music Music Art 1:30-Counselor Time PE Science/Social St. Science/Social St. Math 2.05 – 2.45 PE PE Art 2.50 – 3.30 Pack, Recess/Choosing Time & Goodbye Circle Library You can find this and our weekly specials schedule on our blog!
  • 18. How can you help your child learn?• Talk about the events of the day.• Ensure that your child has a wide range of experiences to talk and write about.• Read to your child every day.• Play games with your child.• Make sure your child gets enough sleep (approximately 10 hours for a 5 year old) and eats breakfast.
  • 19. Helping At Home With Reading• Reading aloud to your child is the single most important thing you can do to help him or her become a successful reader.• Home Reading Recording Sheet• “Shoe Box” books• Take Home Class Books• Book Baggies
  • 20. Helping At Home With Writing• Provide writing “tools” and a table or desk to work at.• Encourage young writers by asking them to tell you about their writing/drawing.• Let them hang up their work, or send it to someone special.
  • 21. Building Confidence• Encourage first attempts at reading and writing, with positive comments.• Ask your child to tell you about their work, and listen with interest.• Minimize pointing out “mistakes”
  • 22. Home-School Communication• Welcome to our KG blog! *Please remember to sign up to follow our blog!• Kindergarten Communication Books-Home folders If you have any concerns or questions, please see me later.
  • 23. Thank you for coming!