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Back to School 2011

  1. 3. Kindergarten Curriculum
  2. 4. Curriculum (cont.)
  3. 5. Curriculum (cont.) <ul><li>Social Studies/Science/Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Curricular concepts are integrated into class routines, centers, and language arts (Read Alouds, Reading and Writing Workshops) in the classroom. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science Lab once a week with Mr. Emmons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Lab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CP Garden </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Field Trips/Walking Trips </li></ul></ul>
  4. 6. Literacy in the Classroom <ul><li>To, With, By… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Columbia Teacher College Reading and Writing Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshop format allows for differentiation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mini Lesson, Independent/Partner Practice, Share </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reading Workshop </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read Alouds, Shared Reading, Independent Reading, Small Group Instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading Strategies (M-S-V cues, self-monitoring/self-correcting, fluency) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Word Analysis, Running Records, DRAs </li></ul></ul>
  5. 7. Literacy (cont.) <ul><li>Writing Workshop </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students as authors – Making books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Narrative – write about what you know, ideas from your life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Invented Spelling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sight Words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reinforce Conventional Spelling in Published Pieces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modeled, Interactive, Independent Writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>True formative assessment of Language Arts concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You can tell what a student understands about print concepts, phonological awareness, mechanics, craft/story construction, etc. by looking at his/her writing pieces </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 8. Responsive Classroom <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Developmental Appropriateness </li></ul><ul><li>Social Curriculum tied to Academics </li></ul><ul><li>C.A.R.E.S. (Cooperation, Assertiveness, Responsibility, Empathy, Self-Control) </li></ul><ul><li>RC Language: Reinforce, Remind, Redirect </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Goal is to encourage self-reflection/evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Morning Meeting, Rules/Logical Consequences, Classroom Organization, Guided Discoveries/Modeling, Academic Choice, and Parent/Teacher Partnership </li></ul>
  7. 9. Total Literacy/Total Learning <ul><li>Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences </li></ul><ul><li>Auditory, Visual, Linguistic, Kinesthetic </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies to deliver curriculum </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  8. 10. Play is a Child’s Work! <ul><li>A Child’s Work , by Vivian Gussin Paley </li></ul><ul><li>Outside Time </li></ul><ul><li>Play Centers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Language Arts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunities to Practice and Apply New Skills/Concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem Solving (social and academic) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop and Practice Self-Monitoring/Self-Control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools for Academic Choice </li></ul></ul>
  9. 11. A Day in the Life…
  10. 12. Morning Meeting Greeting, Share, Activity, Message
  11. 13. Centers
  12. 14. Language Arts (Reading)
  13. 15. Outside and Snack Time
  14. 16. Special Classes <ul><li>Monday – Library </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday – Music and Gym </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday – Art </li></ul><ul><li>Thursday – Music and Gym </li></ul><ul><li>Friday – Art </li></ul>
  15. 17. Language Arts (Writing and Handwriting)
  16. 18. Recess and Lunch
  17. 19. Quiet Time
  18. 20. Math
  19. 21. Closing Circle Ending our day with reflection and song! …and some exhaustion!
  20. 22. Celebrations <ul><li>Parents as Reading Partners </li></ul><ul><li>Writing Celebrations </li></ul><ul><li>Residency </li></ul><ul><li>Halloween, Thanksgiving, Muliticultural/Holidays, Winter Hibernation (Pajama!) Party, Valentine’s Day, Summer Birthdays/End of Year </li></ul>
  21. 23. Contacting Me <ul><li>Notes in the Blue Folders </li></ul><ul><li>Emergencies – call office and they will put you through to the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Best Method: E-mail </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>
  22. 24. Class Website <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Coming soon… </li></ul><ul><li>News and Announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Updates on classroom activities </li></ul>
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