KindergartenCurriculum Night<br />September 13, 2011<br />
Agendas<br />Main communication between school & home<br />Transportation changes<br />Absence notes<br />Record nightly r...
Thursday Folders<br />Go home on Thursdays <br />Keep all completed work at home<br />Work marked as “Incomplete” or “Ple...
Homework<br />Nightly reading – between 15 – 30 minutes (record on yellow reading log in agenda – 20 nights of reading = a...
Curriculum<br />We use the Common Core State Standards for language arts and math (44 states have adopted this as their cu...
Our Daily Schedule<br />7:30 - 8:00 - Unpack / Morning Enrichment<br />8:00 - 8:15 - Calendar<br />8:15 - 9:00 - Science (...
Specials<br />Monday – Music (Mr. Ablan)<br />Tuesday –  Media (Mr. Green – return books on Monday)<br />Wednesday – P.E. ...
Science Themes(integrated through the general curriculum as much as possible)<br />Animals<br />Plants<br />Weather (inclu...
Social Studies Themes<br />Families<br />Unique Individuals<br />Citizenship<br />Changes (over time, within the community...
Literacy<br />Identification of letters & letter sounds<br />Phonemic awareness:  the ability to distinguish and manipulat...
Literacy Themes<br />Off to School<br />Patterns<br />Finding Friends<br />By the Sea<br />Stick to It<br />My Shadow<br /...
Literacy Workshop<br />Small groups that target specific skills (listening comprehension, phonemic awareness, computers, s...
Math<br />Investigations (hands-on exploration)<br />Number sense<br />Problem solving<br />Counting and cardinality (to 1...
Writing<br />Lucy Caulkins – Writer’s Workshop<br />Predictable Charts (I am, I see, etc.)<br />Telling stories through pi...
What is inventive spelling?<br />Deer pair ants,<br />   Ur stoodntwil b brnginghomriting, doo not b skairdov the speling....
What is PBIS?<br />PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports<br />Majors vs. Minors<br />Office Refer...
Bee Incentives<br />25 = candy<br />50 = hat day<br />75 = recess on PE day<br />100 = wacky hair day<br />125 = pajama da...
Have You Filled A Bucket Today?<br />School-wide character building theme based on the book: Have You Filled A Bucket Toda...
Progress Reports & Report Cards<br />Grading Scale (3, 2, 1)<br />Sent home mid quarter <br />Shows progress toward the en...
Miscellaneous<br />Pay Pams is the easiest way to pay lunch money www.paypams.com<br />Please send an easy-to-open snack e...
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2011 Curriculum Night

  1. 1. KindergartenCurriculum Night<br />September 13, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Agendas<br />Main communication between school & home<br />Transportation changes<br />Absence notes<br />Record nightly reading on yellow reading log<br />
  3. 3. Thursday Folders<br />Go home on Thursdays <br />Keep all completed work at home<br />Work marked as “Incomplete” or “Please finish”, etc. should be returned in agenda asap<br />Return EMPTY folder on Friday morning<br />
  4. 4. Homework<br />Nightly reading – between 15 – 30 minutes (record on yellow reading log in agenda – 20 nights of reading = a treasure box visit! )<br />Can include reading to or reading by your child. Track the words as you read so your child can follow allong.<br />Nightly practice of sight words (must be recognized by “sight” – not sounding out)<br />Beginning in October, complete <br />activities on homework calendars<br />
  5. 5. Curriculum<br />We use the Common Core State Standards for language arts and math (44 states have adopted this as their curriculum)<br />We use the N.C. Standard Course of Study for Science<br />We use the N.C. Essential Standards for Social Studies<br />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.<br />Provides consistency across the states. See: http://www.corestandards.org/frequently-asked-questions for more information.<br />
  6. 6. Our Daily Schedule<br />7:30 - 8:00 - Unpack / Morning Enrichment<br />8:00 - 8:15 - Calendar<br />8:15 - 9:00 - Science (M, T, W) S.S. (Thur. Fri.)<br />9:00 - 9:50 - Specials (except Mondays – 2:10 – 3:00)<br />9:50 - 10:00 – Snack<br />10:00 - 12:00 - Literacy (Imagine It! and Workshop)<br />12:00 - 12:30 – Writing<br />12:35 - 1:00 Lunch<br />1:00 – 1:30 – Recess<br />1:30 – 2:45 – Math<br />2:45 – 3:00 – Daily Wrap Up<br />3:00 - Pack Up / Dismissal<br />
  7. 7. Specials<br />Monday – Music (Mr. Ablan)<br />Tuesday – Media (Mr. Green – return books on Monday)<br />Wednesday – P.E. (Ms. V. – wear tennis shoes. No outdoor recess on this day)<br />Thursday – Computers (Ms. Green) / Science Lab (Ms. Buchanan) alternate weeks<br />Friday – Art – Ms. Furr<br />
  8. 8. Science Themes(integrated through the general curriculum as much as possible)<br />Animals<br />Plants<br />Weather (including seasons)<br />Matter<br />Moving Right Along (simple machines)<br />1 lab lesson in the classroom each week<br />Science Lab as special every other week<br />
  9. 9. Social Studies Themes<br />Families<br />Unique Individuals<br />Citizenship<br />Changes (over time, within the community)<br />Holidays and special days in the community<br />Geography (simple maps and symbols)<br />Economic concepts (wants & needs)<br />Technology (transportation, media, computers)<br />
  10. 10. Literacy<br />Identification of letters & letter sounds<br />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).<br />Listening Comprehension<br />Sight Words (know by sight – not sounding out)<br />
  11. 11. Literacy Themes<br />Off to School<br />Patterns<br />Finding Friends<br />By the Sea<br />Stick to It<br />My Shadow<br />Teamwork<br />Ready, Set, Grow<br />Red, White, and Blue<br />Windy Days<br />
  12. 12. Literacy Workshop<br />Small groups that target specific skills (listening comprehension, phonemic awareness, computers, science, words, etc.)<br />I meet with small groups 2 times per week, sometimes more, if needed.<br />
  13. 13. Math<br />Investigations (hands-on exploration)<br />Number sense<br />Problem solving<br />Counting and cardinality (to 100 by 1’s and 10’s, write numbers to 20, etc)<br />Algebra (addition & subtraction)<br />Number & Operations (place value 11 – 19)<br />Measurement & Data (compare, graphing)<br />Geometry (identify 2-D and 3-D shapes, compare)<br />
  14. 14. Writing<br />Lucy Caulkins – Writer’s Workshop<br />Predictable Charts (I am, I see, etc.)<br />Telling stories through pictures (5 color rule)<br />Labeling pictures with letters / sounds (inventive spelling- don’t panic!)<br />Writing short sentences to tell a story across 3 fingers (by end of year)<br />
  15. 15. What is inventive spelling?<br />Deer pair ants,<br /> Ur stoodntwil b brnginghomriting, doo not b skairdov the speling. The inglishlangwijizkunfewzing two lern. Cidzuz “phonetic” speling in thairwrk to xpresthairthouts. Foursingcidz too uzcunvenshunalspelingreedossthairdezir and abillite to right. It iz mi joub to teechur child 2 uzreesorsis and lerning to beecum a grate ritr. U can hlpur child bi incorugingthim at eechdivelupmentil stag. Axkur child to reed and esplanethairriting to u. Azur child lerns about the inglishlangwij that wilmak the tranzishun to “adult writing”. Thank u 4 ursaport, Mrs. Boes<br />
  16. 16. What is PBIS?<br />PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports<br />Majors vs. Minors<br />Office Referrals<br />Are you making a good choice?<br />What should you be doing?<br />Interventions – time away, loss of privilege<br />What is a bee? What are “bee” incentives?<br />
  17. 17. Bee Incentives<br />25 = candy<br />50 = hat day<br />75 = recess on PE day<br />100 = wacky hair day<br />125 = pajama day<br />150 = class choice with teacher approval<br />175 = game day on non-PE day of recess<br />200 = educational video at 2:15 on a Friday<br />
  18. 18. Have You Filled A Bucket Today?<br />School-wide character building theme based on the book: Have You Filled A Bucket Today? By David Messing.<br />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 <br /> CONCEPTS LEARNED:Bucket Filling (showing love and respect for others)Bucket Dipping (bullying)<br />
  19. 19. Progress Reports & Report Cards<br />Grading Scale (3, 2, 1)<br />Sent home mid quarter <br />Shows progress toward the end of the quarter<br />Sign and return<br />1st quarter conferences will be held in October.<br />Conferences will be held on an as needed basis thereafter.<br />
  20. 20. Miscellaneous<br />Pay Pams is the easiest way to pay lunch money www.paypams.com<br />Please send an easy-to-open snack each day<br />Scholastic Book Clubs<br />Sight Word List<br />Wall Wishers http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/ogA9TPwi6E<br />Check my wiki page often for information<br />http://micheleboes.cmswiki.wikispaces.net/<br />

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