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  • 1. Ms. Edmunds Aug/ 29/2010 Welcome to Kindergarten!!!
  • 2. Welcome Parents!
    • Goals
      • To help parents understand the work their child will be doing throughout the school year.
      • My expectations of your child.
      • Information about how parents can support their child’s learning.
  • 3. Curriculum Goals
    • Students will be learning many new things throughout the school year. Your packet gives you a list of the things we will be covering this year
    • Handout: What you can do at home.
    • For example, reading together for 20 minutes a day.
  • 4. In-Class Activity
    • Parents I now invite you to join in a classroom activity.
    • Write your child an encouraging letter about what you want for them this year.
    • Go on a scavenger hunt and locate:
    • * Child’s desk
    • * Child’s cubby
    • * Office
    • * Lunch area
    • It is important you familiarize yourself with your child’s class and school.
  • 5. Class Information
    • Explain how students will be evaluated and graded.
    • Tell parents when report cards and progress reports will be sent home.
    • Describe the amount of homework students can expect.
    • Provide a calendar of upcoming events, such as class field trips and parent-teacher conferences.
  • 6. Class Rules
    • I expect my students to respect each other and be ready to learn and have fun. We can up with a list of class rules as a class.
    • Class Rules:
    • Take care of yourself
    • Take care of your friends
    • Take care of your school
    • Be respectful
  • 7. Supplies
    • 2 solid color folders. 1 red and 1 yellow
    • 2 glue sticks
    • 1 box 24 crayons
    • Box #2 pencils
    • 2 dry erase markers with eraser
    • 1 box of 10 or 12 markers
    • A tote bag or backpack
  • 8. Folders
    • Yellow folder will be your child’s take home folder. Please check it daily and take out anything that does not need to come back to school.
    • Red folder will be your child’s writers workshop folder and it will stay at school to keep unfinished writing in it.
  • 9. Weekly Reading
    • Reading is very important in your child's development.
    • Read to or with your child at least 20 minutes a day.
    • There is a weekly reading sheet that will be sent home in your child’s yellow folder.
    • http://www.brainy-child.com/article/child-for-reading.shtml
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Z8URPoSojw
  • 10. Reading Log Date Book I read Minutes spent reading
  • 11. Questions?
    • Is there any other information I can give you?
    • Please feel free to contact me
    • [email_address]
    • 650-787-5710