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  • Welcome to Kindergarten! Back to School September 19, 2011
    • What do we look like?
  • Ms. Lauren Bastion
    • I am from the Gold Coast in the Queensland, Australia. I am very close to my family – my Mum, my Dad, and my younger sister.
    • I have a younger sister who is also a teacher and I come from a family of travellers.
    • This is my 5 th overseas teaching assignment.
    • I have lived in the USA, Tanzania, Slovakia and Australia.
    • This is my 11 th year of teaching and I have always taught the lower levels.
    • I love to travel, read, camp, go 4WD, go to the movies and listen to live music.
  • Mrs. Jeannette Friggle
    • 2 nd Year as a Teaching assistant.
    • Is wanting to become a Early Childhood Teacher.
    • Is a graduate of TAISM.
    • Was born in California but calls Oman home.
    • Is happily married.
    • In her free time, she likes to read, travel, knit and to cook.
  • Settling-In
    • Unpacking
    • Signing In
    • Greeting Friends
    • Question of the Day
    • Special Projects
    • Structured Play
  • Morning Meeting
    • Every morning we come together in the circle to sing and have our Morning Meeting.
    • Morning Meeting has the following components
    • 1. Greeting
    • 2. Morning Song
    • 3. Morning Message
    • 4. Daily Schedule
    • 5. ABC Work/ Songs
  • 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.
  • Writing
    • Working together in “Shared” & “Interactive” writing
    • Whole class mini-lessons
    • Writer’s Workshop
    • 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)
    • Sharing work with others
  • Reading Time
    • Reader’s Workshop
    • Read to Self
    • Partner Reading
    • Shared Reading
    • Guided Reading
    • Read Aloud
    • Reading Buddies
    • Take Home Books
    • Poetry Songbooks
    • Library
  • Math
    • Our math program emphasizes a hands-on, problem-solving approach to learning math concepts.
    • We also work on our calendar skills which include: the days of the week, the months of the year, the concepts of yesterday, today and tomorrow, and various counting skills.
    • Units for Math:
            • Routines and Numbers
            • Shapes and Patterns
            • Sorting, Ordering and Comparing
            • Measurement
            • Joining and Separating Numbers
            • Show What We Know
  • Science/ Social Studies
    • Me in My Classroom (Rules and Routines
    • I Can (Me)
    • Things In Our World: What is it and how does it work?
    • Amazing Earth: Land and Sky
    • Discover Oman
    • The World in Our Classroom: How are we connected?
    • In My Backyard: Plants and Insects
  • Learning Centers
    • Allows students to explore and use materials to expand interests and abilities.
    • Provides students with opportunities to practice and apply skills and concepts they have been taught.
    • Student work independently or cooperatively with classmates.
    • Teacher guides and assists as appropriate.
  • Choosing Time
    • Play is very important to your child’s social and cognitive development.
    • S/he will learn to cooperate, share, problem solve and HAVE FUN!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kindergarten Specials Art – Ms. York IT – Mr. Hoffmann Music – Mr. Drahos Library – Ms. Catherine PE – Ms. File Ms. Grace (assistant) Counselor – Mr. Everett
  • Ms. Lauren-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 9:15-9:30 Shared Reading/Writing or Word Study Shared Reading/Writing or Word Study Shared Reading/Writing or Word Study Shared Reading/Writing or Word Study Shared Reading/Writing or Word Study Shared Reading/Writing or Word Study 9.30-10.15 Writing/Reading Workshop Reading Workshop Reading Workshop Reading Workshop Reading Workshop Writing/Reading Workshop 10.20 – 10.55 Snack and Recess 11.00 – 11.40 Math Writing Workshop Writing Workshop Writing Workshop Writing Workshop Math 11.45 – 12.25 ART Math Math Math Math Music/ Week 2 MUSIC 12.30 – 1.20 Lunch and Rest Time 1.20 – 2.00 Science/ Social Studies PE Science/ Social Studies PE Art/Week 1 PE 2.05 – 2.45 Counselor 2pm- 2.30pm MUSIC IT ART – 2.50- 3.30 LIBRARY Science/ Social Studies Science / Social Studies Read Aloud 2.50 – 3.30 Pack, Recess/Choosing Time & Goodbye Circle
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • Read at Home Recording Sheet
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • Avoid pointing out “mistakes”
  • Communication
    • This year Kindergarten will be informing you of the happenings in KG via our class blog!
    • www.kgmslauren.blogspot.com
    • The blog contains information about our schedule, important events, things that are happening and photos of our classroom.
    • Permission to display photos and children’s work must be given by parents.
    • Please sign the release form before leaving the classroom this evening. If you have any concerns, please speak directly to Ms. Lauren.
    • Don’t forget to sign up as a follower at the bottom of the blog!
  • Thank you for coming!