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  • 1. Welcome to KindergartenRound-UpClass of 2023!
  • 2. KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP
    AGENDA
    • Teacher Introduction
    • 3. Review of Daily Schedule
    • 4. Curriculum—Overview
    • 5. Tips for School Success
    • 6. Questions???
  • TEACHER INTRODUCTION
    • Personal Introduction
    • 7. Mrs. Lisa Berg
    • 8. 22 years of teaching
    • 9. 9 years of teaching Kindergarten in Middle River
    • 10. Live in Middle River
    • 11. Married to Brad, we have 3 daughters
  • KINDERGARTEN SCHEDULE
    • 129 Days of Kindergarten
    • 12. School year is divided into 4 quarters
    • 13. 1st and 2nd quarter Kindergarten students attend Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    • 14. 3rd quarter kindergarten students attend Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
    • 15. 4th quarter kindergarten students attend Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday, Friday
  • 16. 8:05 Table work
    8:25 Wash for Breakfast
    8:55 Calendar/Weather
    Morning Meeting
    9:25 Boost-up/Handwriting
    9:55 Reading/Phonics
    10:27 P.E.
    10:57 Free Choice
    11:55 Clean-up and wash for lunch
    12:00 Lunch and Recess
    1:05 Quiet/Journal
    1:30 Math
    2:00 Learning Centers/Science/Art
    2:30 Washroom/Snack
    2:45 Ready for home
    2:55 Greenbush buses board
    3:00 Local students walk home or wait for 3:30 MR Bus outside
    KINDERGARTEN SCHEDULE
    Also:
    • Music 2-3 times per week
    • 17. Library each Friday
    • 18. Social Skills Once per week
    • 19. Art once a week 2nd semester
  • 20. Reading Curriculum
    • Houghton Mifflin Reading Series- Combination of literature experience and Phonetic instruction
    • 21. Comprehension skills-reading skills
    • 22. Letter of the week
    • 23. High Frequency words
    • 24. Takehome books
  • In our Kindergarten Curriculum there are 25 High Frequency Words:
    I seemylikea to go and
    ishereforhave said
    theplayshe are heit
    at me youcannotan
    Beginning readers recognize very few words instantly. Through repeated exposure to the same words, instant recognition grows. Only 100 words make up 50% of the words read, even by adults, so it is important that young readers learn to quickly recognize the words that occur frequently in print.
  • 25. Math Curriculum
    Everyday Math
    University of Chicago Math Curriculum
    • “Hands-on” instruction
    • 26. Number recognition / writing
    • 27. Counting, patterning, simple addition & subtraction
    • 28. Daily calendar activities
  • 29.
  • 30. HANDWRITING CURRICULUM
    Handwriting Without Tears –Developmental Program
    Manipulatives- Wood pieces, mini chalkboards
    Student workbooks -go home at the end the school year.
  • 31. Boost-up Curriculum
    • Focuses on the development of children’s large motor, fine motor, auditory, and visual skills.
    • 32. Examples of Activities:
    • 33. Rainbow tracing, clipping clothes pins, cutting, stringing beads
    • 34. Large motor- Alligator crawls, log rolls, spinning, balancing activities, overhead ladder
    • 35. Letter recognition, number recognition, and sight words often intertwined with large muscle activities
    • 36. Playground obstacle course is used weather permitting.
    • 37. Rotate stations.
  • Happy Boxes-Learning Centers
    • Activity based centers
    • 38. Reading, Science, Math, Art
    • 39. Enrichment activities that extend learning
    • 40. Set up in stations- students work in groups of 2-4 and rotate centers.
  • 41. 10 Best Ways to Help Your Kindergartener Succeed in School
  • 42. 1. Make school attendance a family priority
  • 43. 2. Encourage reading in any way you can
  • 44. 3. Make math part of everyday life
  • 45. 4. Teach your child how to listen
  • 46. 5. Set up a homework routine
  • 47. 6. Communicate with your child’s teacher
  • 48. 7. Make sure your child is ready for school
  • 49. 8. Encourage responsibility and independence
  • 50. 9. Ask your child about school everyday
  • 51. 10. Support your child’s teacher and the school’s rules
  • 52. Questions????
    Thank you for taking the time to attend Kindergarten Round-Up.
    Mrs. Lisa Berg
    Classroom Phone 222-3310 ext. 315
    Email lmberg@greenbush.k12.mn.us