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Back to School 2014

Pointers Run Kindergarten back to school slide show

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Back to School 2014

  1. 1. Kindergarten Pointers Run Elementary
  2. 2. Welcome! We are looking forward to working with you and your child this year.
  3. 3. Arrival at School Name tags Bus numbers Arrive between 9:10-9:25 Assistants will help them find their classroom Children will unpack their daily folder
  4. 4. Writing Workshop Children will learn to illustrate and write in a daily journal. Beginning writers will use beginning letters to label their drawings, and will move to writing sentences by the end of the year.
  5. 5. Math We follow the Common Core Standards. You can find them on the Howard County Website. We will teach each child through games and hands on activities.
  6. 6. Recess and Lunch The children have 30 minutes of recess and 30 minutes of lunch. Don’t worry if they don’t eat much in the beginning. A familiar lunch from home the first few weeks is easiest for most. Lunch menus are available online. You can prepay or send the money in a ziplock bag with your child’s name.
  7. 7. Reading Children will have daily experiences with listening, speaking, writing, and reading. We assess each student frequently and provide appropriate challenges.
  8. 8. Science and Engineering Students will learn and explore the roles of scientists and engineers in solving real world problems.
  9. 9. Social Studies Social Studies is integrated with Language Arts in Kindergarten. We will learn about Building community, famous Americans, Patriotic symbols, and beginning map skills.
  10. 10. Snack Please send a daily snack with your child. They have a short time to eat a healthy snack in the afternoon. No spoons or drinks, please!
  11. 11. Specials Kindergarten students will have PE (wear sneakers!), music, art (wear a smock!), media, and Technology each week.
  12. 12. Self Selected Centers Students will have time to choose their own activities. They will practice speaking, sharing, cooperation, taking turns, creating, acting out, and many more skills at this time.
  13. 13. Dismissal At 3:45, we help the children find their bus, car, after care, or parent. If you want your child to go home a different way, we need a (big) note in their folder. If it is unplanned, just call the school. Do not email dismissal information!
  14. 14. The End