KindergartenCurriculum Night September 13, 2011
Agendas Main communication between school & home Transportation changes Absence notes Record nightly reading on yellow reading log
Thursday Folders Go home on Thursdays Keep all completed work at home Work marked as “Incomplete” or “Please finish”, etc. should be returned in agenda asap Return EMPTY folder on Friday morning
Homework Nightly reading – between 15 – 30 minutes (record on yellow reading log in agenda – 20 nights of reading = a treasure box visit! ) Can include reading to or reading by your child. Track the words as you read so your child can follow allong. Nightly practice of sight words (must be recognized by “sight” – not sounding out) Beginning in October, complete activities on homework calendars
Curriculum We use the Common Core State Standards for language arts and math (44 states have adopted this as their curriculum) We use the N.C. Standard Course of Study for Science We use the N.C. Essential Standards for Social Studies The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy. Provides consistency across the states. See: http://www.corestandards.org/frequently-asked-questions for more information.
Specials Monday – Music (Mr. Ablan) Tuesday – Media (Mr. Green – return books on Monday) Wednesday – P.E. (Ms. V. – wear tennis shoes. No outdoor recess on this day) Thursday – Computers (Ms. Green) / Science Lab (Ms. Buchanan) alternate weeks Friday – Art – Ms. Furr
Science Themes(integrated through the general curriculum as much as possible) Animals Plants Weather (including seasons) Matter Moving Right Along (simple machines) 1 lab lesson in the classroom each week Science Lab as special every other week
Social Studies Themes Families Unique Individuals Citizenship Changes (over time, within the community) Holidays and special days in the community Geography (simple maps and symbols) Economic concepts (wants & needs) Technology (transportation, media, computers)
Literacy Identification of letters & letter sounds Phonemic awareness: the ability to distinguish and manipulate individual sounds (phoneme isolation, phoneme identity, phoneme substitution, oral segmenting, oral blending, sound deletion, onset-rime manipulations (i.e. j-ump, st-op, str-ong). Listening Comprehension Sight Words (know by sight – not sounding out)
Literacy Themes Off to School Patterns Finding Friends By the Sea Stick to It My Shadow Teamwork Ready, Set, Grow Red, White, and Blue Windy Days
Literacy Workshop Small groups that target specific skills (listening comprehension, phonemic awareness, computers, science, words, etc.) I meet with small groups 2 times per week, sometimes more, if needed.
Math Investigations (hands-on exploration) Number sense Problem solving Counting and cardinality (to 100 by 1’s and 10’s, write numbers to 20, etc) Algebra (addition & subtraction) Number & Operations (place value 11 – 19) Measurement & Data (compare, graphing) Geometry (identify 2-D and 3-D shapes, compare)
Writing Lucy Caulkins – Writer’s Workshop Predictable Charts (I am, I see, etc.) Telling stories through pictures (5 color rule) Labeling pictures with letters / sounds (inventive spelling- don’t panic!) Writing short sentences to tell a story across 3 fingers (by end of year)
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What is PBIS? PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Majors vs. Minors Office Referrals Are you making a good choice? What should you be doing? Interventions – time away, loss of privilege What is a bee? What are “bee” incentives?
Bee Incentives 25 = candy 50 = hat day 75 = recess on PE day 100 = wacky hair day 125 = pajama day 150 = class choice with teacher approval 175 = game day on non-PE day of recess 200 = educational video at 2:15 on a Friday
Have You Filled A Bucket Today? School-wide character building theme based on the book: Have You Filled A Bucket Today? By David Messing. The Bucket-Filling school program has several CURRICULUM GOALS : 1. To teach children how to reach out and express love, respect and appreciation to others2. To help children become other-centered rather than self-centered3. To help children express their feelings (good and bad) in a healthy manner4. To help children understand where feelings originate and how to protect their feelings from being hurt5. To establish a framework for more constructive words and actions and less bullying6. To create more positive home and school environments CONCEPTS LEARNED:Bucket Filling (showing love and respect for others)Bucket Dipping (bullying)
Progress Reports & Report Cards Grading Scale (3, 2, 1) Sent home mid quarter Shows progress toward the end of the quarter Sign and return 1st quarter conferences will be held in October. Conferences will be held on an as needed basis thereafter.
Miscellaneous Pay Pams is the easiest way to pay lunch money www.paypams.com Please send an easy-to-open snack each day Scholastic Book Clubs Sight Word List Wall Wishers http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/ogA9TPwi6E Check my wiki page often for information http://micheleboes.cmswiki.wikispaces.net/