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Parent Orientation 2013-2014


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  • 1. 1. Every child will love coming to school! 2. Every child will see themselves as a reader and as a writer! 3. Every child will see themselves as a mathematical problem solver!
  • 2. 7:40-7:50 Announcements 7:50-8:30 Shared Writing/Phonemic Awareness/Interesting Wor 8:30-9:00 Shared Reading/Read Aloud 9:00-9:30 Daily 5 9:30-9:50 Phonemic Awareness 9:50-10:20 Independent Writing 10:20-10:40 Opening Routines & Number Talk 10:40-10:45 Problem Solving 10:45-11:15 Lunch 11:15-11:40 Math Stations 11:40-11:55 Recess 11:55-12:45 Math Content Lesson 12:45-1:15 Science/Social Studies 1:15-1:30 Free Choice Centers 1:30-1:35 Pack up 1:40-2:30 Enrichment 2:35 Dismissal
  • 3. “ Making books “ Writing stories “ Making lists “ Writing about themselves “ Writing about things they know about
  • 4. As student sight word recognition and phonemic awareness skills grow, students will be assessed on their independent reading level using a benchmark reading kit. Guided Reading groups look like: Before Reading: “ Pre-teaching words that do not follow phonics rules “ Reviewing Good Reader Strategies “ Activating our prior knowledge about the subject of the text (ex. thinking of a trip to the beach when reading a beach text) “ Making a prediction about what they think will happen in the text. (Giving students a purpose to read.) During Reading: “ Scaffolding support to help students read the text “ Reminding students which Good Reader Strategy to try “ Re-reading again with less teacher support After Reading: “ What was the book about? Were our predictions right? “ What parts were tricky for you? What strategy did you use? “ What type of book is this? (Fiction or Non-fiction) Why do you think the author wrote this book?
  • 5. Components of the Daily 5 “ Read to Self “ Read to Someone “ Listen to Reading “ Work on Writing “ Word Work
  • 6. “ Beginning of year ” Rhyming ” Letter sounds ” Hearing syllables “ Middle of year ” Blending sounds in words ” Segmenting sounds in words ” Matching letter sounds to letters “ End of year ” Deleting initial sounds in words ” Deleting final sounds in words ” Making word families
  • 7. Popcorn words are words that ‚Pop‛ up in books all of the time! These are sight words. Students should be able to: “ Read them quickly “ Copy from a list to use in writing ” beginning of year “ Write independently ” end of year
  • 8. What should we do when it comes home? “ Have your student read the story to you “ Look for the week’s popcorn word(s) “ Use your Good Reader Strategies “ Sign the cover to show you read together “ Put all of the books back in the bag and return to class on Monday.
  • 9. •Point to the words •Look at the picture •Get your mouth ready •Check the whole word •Look for chunks •Think about what makes sense •Go back and re-read
  • 10. “ Problem of the Day “ Content Lesson “ Workshop Rotation “ Number talk
  • 11. “ Sorting and Patterning “ One-to-one counting to 20 “ Rote counting skills to 20 by Nov. ” 100 by March “ Numeral recognition to 20 “ Number writing to 20 “ Reasonableness
  • 12. “ Honesty “ Respect “ Compassion “ Perseverance “ Self-Discipline “ Responsibility “ Giving
  • 13. Rule #1 Follow directions quickly! Rule # 2 Raise your hand to talk. Rule # 3 Use inside voices. Rule # 4 Use helpful hands and words. Rule # 5 Make smart choices. Rule # 6 Make your dear teacher happy! Clip Chart: Clip will be moved to reflect situation.
  • 14. “ Way to Go Chart! “ Students move clothespin around based on good choices in virtues, behavior, homework, etc. “ When students reach the finish line, a reward is given. (Treasure box). This chart continues each day and does not start over until the student has reached the finish line.
  • 15. “ 10:45 ” 11:15 “ If you wish to have lunch with your child, you will need to sit at the designated visitors tables in the cafeteria. It is helpful to send a note if you are planning on eating with your child. “ Please review the lunch menu with your child and help them pick 2 vegetables and 1 fruit for their tray.
  • 16. “ Snack Policy ” Due to food allergies we do NOT have snack time. “ We love to celebrate birthdays. Please make sure it is a NUT FREE, store bought item. PLEASE do not forget napkins!!!! “ No birthday treats may be eaten before or during lunch. We will celebrate at 1:15.
  • 17. “ We are hoping to have two field trips this year. “ Time and place TBA. “ We will be accepting donations for the trip when it is planned. “ Parents must have background check prior to trip. You can complete the form on-line at It can take up to 2 weeks to process so if you are interested, please complete the background check ASAP. The sooner, the better!
  • 18. “ I send home Scholastic book orders throughout the year. “ These are inexpensive ways to add books to your homes. “ When the book orders come home, you can choose to order/pay online OR send the order/money to me.
  • 19. “ Pony Express Binder “ Daily comments “ Daily behavior “ Information for teacher ” please put notes to me in your child’s binder, not their backpack. “ Work is sent home in their Pony Express Binder. “ Email Me!-
  • 20. “ Read with your child ” monthly reading logs “ Practice writing your child‘s name “ Practice identifying letters and sounds “ Practice identifying high frequency words (popcorn words) “ Practice rhyming! “ Talk about letters and words around you “ Play letter games (I spy something that begins with ..) “ Use school tools to create (scissors, glue, pencils, and paper) “ Discuss importance of rules in the home and the community “ Count to 100 “ Model counting and writing numbers to 20 “ Investigate and ask questions about observations made in everyday activities * Work on fine motor skills ” play-dough, tweezers/beads, punching holes. This helps strengthen the hands and improves the child’s grip.
  • 21. •Each 9 weeks your child will be individually assessed on curriculum covered. •Reading level assessments begin in January or sooner if TPRI skills are mastered. •Your child will be assessed in reading (TPRI) and in math (AMC). •The TPRI is administered at the beginning of October, January and May. •The October administration will cover letter/sound identification, rhyming, blending onset and rime and phonemes. A story will be read and your child will be asked comprehension questions. •AMC is administered in late October and April. •The October administration will cover counting sets of objects to 18 and changing the sets.
  • 22. “ If you are going to pick up your kids early, please do so before 2:25. “ Let me know in writing if your child will be going home a different way than usual. “ Kids can wear Bulverde Creek spirit shirts on Fridays and for special occasions like field trips. Spirit Day is on Friday! “ Wear tennis shoes every day for PE. If your child wears a skirt, please wear shorts underneath.
  • 23. “ What’s in my packet? “ Free e-book “ Entire list of popcorn words “ Daily 5 explanation “ Letter formation “ Number formation “ Online resources “ Kinder How-To’s “ Good Fit Books “ Volunteer Form “ Blog Note
  • 24. Our Class Blog
  • 25. We all hope to make this year school the best it can be. I am so excited to have the opportunity to work with your children and this wonderful community. Thank you in advance for all of your support this year. ~Mrs. Corona