Kindergarten ClassCurriculum Night<br />Welcome, parents and students!<br />
Welcome to Kindergarten!<br />You will be introduced to kindergarten and the curriculum.<br />
School Procedures<br />Changes in phone numbers, addresses, medical information should be given to the me.<br />Medication must be brought to the clinic in original prescription container by an adult.<br />
Visitors<br />All visitors must obtain and wear a visitor’s badge!!!<br />
Transportation Changes<br />A change in student transportation must be in writing! <br />Phone calls will be accepted ONLY in the case of an emergency.<br />
Dress for Success!<br />Buttons<br />Belts<br />Wear tennis shoes<br />Follow the dress code!<br />
Daily Schedule<br />School begins at 8:50am and ends at 3:20pm<br />We begin working as soon as the students are able to come in the building at 8:20am<br />
Specials<br />Our Specials classes on based on a four day rotation.<br />
Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills<br />GKIDS is a year long performance-based assessment.<br />GKIDS assesses Literacy Skills, Math Skills, Science, Social Studies, Personal/Social Development, and Approaches to Learning. <br />
Academic Knowledge & Skills<br />AKS are standards for academic excellence for all students. In the kindergarten classroom, instructions are tailored to be engaging and creative so students can learn the AKS.<br />
Reading Workshop<br />Students are taught using a balanced Literacy approach<br />Students participate in Modeled, Shared, Guided, and Independent reading<br />Books sent home daily<br />
Gwinnett County Public Schools Language Arts is transitioning from spelling instruction in isolation to spelling instruction as part of word study instruction. Word study is a conceptual way of thinking about how to read and spell words and knowing what those words mean. It is a richer and more rigorous way of thinking about words and how we use them.
Word study has three components: phonics, spelling, and vocabulary.</li></li></ul><li>Word Study<br />Please see Parent Letter from Dr. McCartney.<br />
Writing Workshop<br />Daily<br />Mini-lessons to model writing<br />Interactive and Independent writing are practiced to ensure writing success<br />All students are authors<br />
Social Studies, Science<br />Social Studies<br />A. Map and Globe Skills<br />B. Information and Processing Skills<br />C. Where We Live<br />D. Our Nation<br />E. Observing Labor Day<br />F. Observing Columbus Day<br />G. Observing Veteran’s Day<br />H. Observing Thanksgiving Day<br />I. Observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day<br />J. Observing President’s Day<br />K. Observing Memorial Day<br />L. Personal Finance<br />Science<br />*Earth Science<br />*Physical Science<br />*Life Science<br />
Math<br />Math Manipulatives<br />Exemplars<br />Tutorials<br />Enrichment<br />We are beginning to implement Math Workshop, which has the same components as our Reading and Writing Workshops.<br />
Communication<br />Weekly newsletters in Friday folders and on website<br />Conferences will be in October and February<br />Progress Reports each nine weeks<br />
Classroom Expectations<br />Listen when the teacher or your friends are talking<br />Respect others and their stuff<br />Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself <br />Listen and follow directions, the first time <br />Raise your hand and wait to be called on before you talk<br />Clean up after yourself<br />
Agenda book: please sign and return daily. This has the conduct for the day.<br />Blue Folders<br />Teacher has choice of sending home nightly or weekly with daily work Please remove daily work.<br />Place notes in the plastic pocket of the folder. <br />Agenda<br />
Lunch<br />It is helpful to prepay meals weekly or monthly. Look on the August menu for information to prepay lunches weekly, monthly, or the full year. www.MealpayPlus.com<br />12:24-12:33 Ask your teacher for the exact time your child will go to lunch <br />You are welcome to join your child for lunch.<br />No fast food allowed in café (state law)<br />
Money<br />Always put money in an envelope in the front of the daily folder. Please label the envelope with your child’s name and the purpose for the money.<br />Checks should have the child’s name, the teacher’s name, and the student’s ID number <br /> Student Breakfast- $1.25 <br /> Reduced Breakfast- $.30 Student Lunch $2.00<br /> Reduced lunches-$.40<br /> Milk-$.40 Water-$.40<br />Ice cream-$1.00 Tuesday and Thursday only<br />
Birthday Celebrations<br />For birthdays, if you want to send in a special treat, it is suggest that you send in your child’s favorite snack. Just remember to send in enough for every child. Check with your child’s teacher as to how many students are in the room.<br />The snack will be served at Lunch.<br />Also, ask the teacher when summer birthdays will be celebrated.<br />We can no longer send invitations home for parties.<br />
Late Arrival<br /><ul><li>Students arriving after 8:50 AM must be brought into the front office for check-in by a parent/guardian. Otherwise, the student will be marked absent for the day.
Students arriving after 8:35 AM will not be served breakfast.</li></li></ul><li>12:15 PM<br /><ul><li>Checkouts before 12:15 PM will count as a school absence for that day.
Check-ins after 12:15 PM will count as a school absence for that day.</li></li></ul><li>Early Check-outs<br />This is defined as when a parent, guardian, or other person having charge or control of a student authorizes a student to leave the facility before the end of the school day (3:20 PM).<br />ONLY PREVIOUSLY authorized people will be able to check-out a student---a <br /> Photo ID is REQUIRED.<br />
Early Check-outs<br /><ul><li>We request that early check-outs be kept to a minimum to avoid disruption of the instructional day.
When checking your child out early, please do not park in front (use the side parking lot).
Once buses are on the curb, you are not able to pass the buses and will be detained from leaving.</li></li></ul><li>Star Student<br />STAR STUDENT - Each week a student will be chosen to be the “Star Student” for his/her overall classroom performance. <br />
Snack<br />Snack -Please send a dry finger food type of “healthy” snack. Do not send candy.<br />Only send water to drink.<br /> PLEASE WRITE YOUR CHILD’S NAME ON THE SNACK AND WATER.<br />
PARENT/TEACHER CORRESPONDENCE<br />Please contact me whenever there is a question. <br />Normally, phone calls will be returned within 24 hours. <br />Notes should be placed in the front pocket of the folder. <br />
Volunteers Welcome<br />Anyone who wants to volunteer is invited to come and help. There are opportunities in the classroom, the Media Center, the Costco Reading program, PTA, and/or the Junior Achievement program. We need volunteers for our Costco Reading <br /> program. One hour a week for 20<br /> weeks.<br />