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  • 1. Welcome to Kindergarten!
    Thank you for coming with your child today!
  • 2. Tuesday, September 8th
    Tour the Classroom
    Student Recess
    Parent Meeting
    Class Story
    Dismissal
    AGENDA
  • 3. Summer ~ Play Time
    My family and I love the beach. We spent a week in Siesta Key, Florida in June and lots of time at the wonderful beaches in our area. We also love to spend time on our speed boat tubing and skiing on Hess Lake.
  • 4. My Family
    F is for Family
    My husband, Mike, and I celebrated our 9th anniversary this year. We met in Ann Arbor about 13 years ago. We have 3 boys ages 6, 4 and 2. Sam is my oldest and will start first grade this year. Max is our middle son and Nick is our baby. We feel blessed to live in such a beautiful community. This is my 10th year at Holmes Elementary. I taught first grade for six years and Y5’s/K for three. Previously I taught in Dorr, MI and Mexican town in Detroit grades K – 3. I am a U of M grad, my husband says not to hold that against me, I graduated in 95’ with Early Childhood, Language Arts and Math minors. I went on to earn my masters degree in 2000 from Grand Valley.
  • 5. “How did you grow so BIG so soon?”
    KINDERGARTEN 2009
    “Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest people”
  • 6. Parents Will Always be Teachers
    Children love to imitate and copy those who love them. So I hope to share the role as teacher with you as we guide your child to be a successful friend to others, an avid learner, and a well rounded individual.
  • 7. PARENT VOLUNTEER POSITIONS
    Once a Month
    Library Assistants – 4
    Backpack Book Assistants – 4
    Twice A Month
    Friday Centers - 6
    Once A Week
    Monday Centers -1
    Tuesday Centers - 1
    Thursday Centers – 1
    Other Positions
    Make Play do each month
    Empty the Sensory Table Every Other Month
    Winter Dismissal Assistant 11:40 – 11:55
    Field Trip Volunteers
    Fall
    Spring
    VOLUNTEER
    You Make a Difference!
    I believe in Parents and Teachers Working Together to Provide Fun Learning Opportunities in a Structured Environment that promotes Success.
  • 8. SCHEDULE
  • 9. Arrival
    8:35 Playground
    Recess
    8:45 Line up
    Bussers will be dropped off in the back of the school on the playground and I will greet them when they get off the bus and remind them where we line up for the first couple of weeks. If this is your child’s first time on the bus and you want to make sure they get to school you can follow the bus here in your car if it puts your mind at ease.
    There are adults supervising the playground by 8:30. So if you are dropping your child off each morning, I suggest for the first couple of weeks that you park your car and walk them to the playground. They can put their backpack in line and play until the school bell rings. This is a great way to get some exercise and fresh air before the day begins. If you and your child get more comfortable and confident you can drop your child off in the kiss and go lane at 8:35 and they can walk to the playground in the morning.
    Then each day at 8:45 I will lead the class from the playground to the classroom. If you arrive at 8:45 drop your child off at the office doors and have them walk down the hall to the classroom. The Kindergarten doors are locked all day.
  • 10. Good Morning Routine
    1. Hang up our coats
    2. Open our backpacks and get our Folders out
    3. Put our backpacks away
    4. Empty our folders and turn them into the tray
    5. Sit down and begin the activity at the table
    Then we will meet to read the Morning Message and discuss the schedule for the day.
  • 11. LANGUAGE ARTS
    Holmes Elementary believes in differentiating reading instruction to meet the needs of learners.
    Assessment driven instruction
    Literacy Groups
    Self Paced Practice
    Rhyming Words, Letters, Letter Sounds, 40 sight words, Blending letter sounds into words and segmenting the sounds in words.
    If your child is reading you will hear terms like Fluency, Expression, and Comprehension .
  • 12. Special Class Rotating Schedule
    C
    A
    Art class
    Computer class
    G
    M
    Gym class
    Music class