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2011 Curriculum Night
2011 Curriculum Night
2011 Curriculum Night
2011 Curriculum Night
2011 Curriculum Night
2011 Curriculum Night
2011 Curriculum Night
2011 Curriculum Night
2011 Curriculum Night
2011 Curriculum Night
2011 Curriculum Night
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2011 Curriculum Night
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2011 Curriculum Night
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  • 1. KindergartenCurriculum Night
    September 13, 2011
  • 2. Agendas
    Main communication between school & home
    Transportation changes
    Absence notes
    Record nightly reading on yellow reading log
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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: for more information.
  • 6. Our Daily Schedule
    7:30 - 8:00 - Unpack / Morning Enrichment
    8:00 - 8:15 - Calendar
    8:15 - 9:00 - Science (M, T, W) S.S. (Thur. Fri.)
    9:00 - 9:50 - Specials (except Mondays – 2:10 – 3:00)
    9:50 - 10:00 – Snack
    10:00 - 12:00 - Literacy (Imagine It! and Workshop)
    12:00 - 12:30 – Writing
    12:35 - 1:00 Lunch
    1:00 – 1:30 – Recess
    1:30 – 2:45 – Math
    2:45 – 3:00 – Daily Wrap Up
    3:00 - Pack Up / Dismissal
  • 7. 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
  • 8. Science Themes(integrated through the general curriculum as much as possible)
    Weather (including seasons)
    Moving Right Along (simple machines)
    1 lab lesson in the classroom each week
    Science Lab as special every other week
  • 9. Social Studies Themes
    Unique Individuals
    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)
  • 10. 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)
  • 11. Literacy Themes
    Off to School
    Finding Friends
    By the Sea
    Stick to It
    My Shadow
    Ready, Set, Grow
    Red, White, and Blue
    Windy Days
  • 12. 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.
  • 13. 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)
  • 14. 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)
  • 15. What is inventive spelling?
    Deer pair ants,
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  • 16. 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?
  • 17. 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
  • 18. 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)
  • 19. 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.
  • 20. Miscellaneous
    Pay Pams is the easiest way to pay lunch money
    Please send an easy-to-open snack each day
    Scholastic Book Clubs
    Sight Word List
    Wall Wishers
    Check my wiki page often for information