Welcome to kindergarten! back to school night 2011 blog

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Welcome to kindergarten! back to school night 2011 blog

  1. 1. Welcome to Kindergarten! Back to School September 19, 2011
  2. 2. <ul><li>What do we look like? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Ms. Lauren Bastion <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>I have a younger sister who is also a teacher and I come from a family of travellers. </li></ul><ul><li>This is my 5 th overseas teaching assignment. </li></ul><ul><li>I have lived in the USA, Tanzania, Slovakia and Australia. </li></ul><ul><li>This is my 11 th year of teaching and I have always taught the lower levels. </li></ul><ul><li>I love to travel, read, camp, go 4WD, go to the movies and listen to live music. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mrs. Jeannette Friggle <ul><li>2 nd Year as a Teaching assistant. </li></ul><ul><li>Is wanting to become a Early Childhood Teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>Is a graduate of TAISM. </li></ul><ul><li>Was born in California but calls Oman home. </li></ul><ul><li>Is happily married. </li></ul><ul><li>In her free time, she likes to read, travel, knit and to cook. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Settling-In <ul><li>Unpacking </li></ul><ul><li>Signing In </li></ul><ul><li>Greeting Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Question of the Day </li></ul><ul><li>Special Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Structured Play </li></ul>
  6. 6. Morning Meeting <ul><li>Every morning we come together in the circle to sing and have our Morning Meeting. </li></ul><ul><li>Morning Meeting has the following components </li></ul><ul><li>1. Greeting </li></ul><ul><li>2. Morning Song </li></ul><ul><li>3. Morning Message </li></ul><ul><li>4. Daily Schedule </li></ul><ul><li>5. ABC Work/ Songs </li></ul>
  7. 7. Literacy <ul><li>In our literacy block we will do both reading and writing. </li></ul><ul><li>We work as a whole class, in small groups and with each student individually. </li></ul><ul><li>Activities are planned according to the needs and abilities of the children. </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy is embedded throughout our day. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Writing <ul><li>Working together in “Shared” & “Interactive” writing </li></ul><ul><li>Whole class mini-lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Writer’s Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Small groups based on student needs </li></ul><ul><li>Time for one-on-one conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Working on a piece of writing at various stages (thinking, planning, writing, revising) </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing work with others </li></ul>
  9. 9. Reading Time <ul><li>Reader’s Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Read to Self </li></ul><ul><li>Partner Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Guided Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Read Aloud </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Buddies </li></ul><ul><li>Take Home Books </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry Songbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Library </li></ul>
  10. 10. Math <ul><li>Our math program emphasizes a hands-on, problem-solving approach to learning math concepts. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Units for Math: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Routines and Numbers </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shapes and Patterns </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sorting, Ordering and Comparing </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Measurement </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Joining and Separating Numbers </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Show What We Know </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Science/ Social Studies <ul><li>Me in My Classroom (Rules and Routines </li></ul><ul><li>I Can (Me) </li></ul><ul><li>Things In Our World: What is it and how does it work? </li></ul><ul><li>Amazing Earth: Land and Sky </li></ul><ul><li>Discover Oman </li></ul><ul><li>The World in Our Classroom: How are we connected? </li></ul><ul><li>In My Backyard: Plants and Insects </li></ul>
  12. 12. Learning Centers <ul><li>Allows students to explore and use materials to expand interests and abilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides students with opportunities to practice and apply skills and concepts they have been taught. </li></ul><ul><li>Student work independently or cooperatively with classmates. </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher guides and assists as appropriate. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Choosing Time <ul><li>Play is very important to your child’s social and cognitive development. </li></ul><ul><li>S/he will learn to cooperate, share, problem solve and HAVE FUN! </li></ul>
  14. 14. 12:30- Lunch in Our Classroom <ul><li>Thank you for sending in food that includes healthy choices and is easy for your child to eat. </li></ul><ul><li>We can warm up food in our microwave. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget utensils! </li></ul>After lunch we will have a rest time.
  15. 15. Snack & Recess <ul><li>Please make sure your child has a hat & water bottle for recess time. </li></ul><ul><li>When the weather is more temperate, we may spend more time outside. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Kindergarten Specials Art – Ms. York IT – Mr. Hoffmann Music – Mr. Drahos Library – Ms. Catherine PE – Ms. File Ms. Grace (assistant) Counselor – Mr. Everett
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. How can you help your child learn? <ul><li>Talk about the events of the day. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that your child has a wide range of experiences to talk and write about. </li></ul><ul><li>Read to your child every day. </li></ul><ul><li>Play games with your child. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure your child gets enough sleep (approximately 10 hours for a 5 year old) and eats breakfast. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Helping at home with reading: <ul><li>Reading aloud to your child is the single most important thing you can do to help him or her become a successful reader. </li></ul><ul><li>Read at Home Recording Sheet </li></ul>
  20. 20. Helping at home with writing: <ul><li>Provide writing “tools” and a table or desk to work at. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage young writers by asking them to tell you about their writing/drawing. </li></ul><ul><li>Let them hang up their work, or send it to someone special. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Building Confidence <ul><li>Encourage first attempts at reading and writing, with positive comments. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask your child to tell you about their work, and listen with interest. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid pointing out “mistakes” </li></ul>
  22. 22. Communication <ul><li>This year Kindergarten will be informing you of the happenings in KG via our class blog! </li></ul><ul><li>www.kgmslauren.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>The blog contains information about our schedule, important events, things that are happening and photos of our classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Permission to display photos and children’s work must be given by parents. </li></ul><ul><li>Please sign the release form before leaving the classroom this evening. If you have any concerns, please speak directly to Ms. Lauren. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget to sign up as a follower at the bottom of the blog! </li></ul>
  23. 23. Thank you for coming!

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