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Parent night 2013


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Parent night 2013

  1. 1. Mrs. Kristy Souverain Kindergarten Room 39 WECOME TO PARENT ORIENTATION NIGHT 2013
  2. 2. About the Teacher • Bachelors in Elementary Education at USF • Taught preschool (infant to VPK), 4th , 1st and Kindergarten in prior years. • Have 3 amazing children. • Enjoy coffee and chocolate 
  3. 3. Parent Expectations • Drop your child off at the door and encourage independence. • If your child is late (after 8:00) you must walk them to class! • Check agenda and sign each day. • Check OWL Binder every day. • Look in white Thursday folder on Thursday for school wide information • Email me with any concerns or questions.
  4. 4. Student Expectations • Behavior that promotes learning • Participation • Active listening • Responsibility • Independence • Effort • Completing Homework
  5. 5. Homework • Parent-Teacher Weekly has homework listed at bottom and/or attached. • Always read “Weekly” for classroom and school updates. • Red Reading folder is to go home and return EVERY DAY. • Homework is sent home on Monday and collected the following Monday.
  6. 6. Conferences and Progress alerts • Progress alerts are sent home to ALL students. This will include Preliminary grades and additional information (behaviors, basic skills, etc.) • Progress alerts go home each grading period to notify parents of student academic or behavioral concern. • Conference Night is on October 3rd . • 2 conferences a year (fall and spring) • Additional conferences as needed.
  7. 7. Kindergarten Testing • KRT- twice a year • FAIR- 3 times a year • I-station- monthly • ECHOS- once a year • Progress monitoring if needed
  8. 8. Common Core • Higher expectations in Kindergarten • Increased Rigor •
  9. 9. Class Schedule Morning show Calendar Reading/Writing Lunch (10:02- 10:32) Math Teacher Directed P.E. Social studies Social centers (3 times a week) Science ER (Enrichment and Remediation) Dismissal *Specials: P.E., Music and Media time
  10. 10. Kindergarten Reading • Learn about books and the love of reading • Letter ID and Sounds • Concepts of print • Response to reading • Phonemic awareness • Vocabulary building • Fluency • Comprehension
  11. 11. Kindergarten Writing • Plan, and create stories. • Develop fine motor and gross motor skills • Letter formation • “Sound-out” words & inventive spelling • Traits of good writers. • Use of conventions (punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and grammar.)
  12. 12. Kindergarten Math • Number concepts • Use of math tools/ Manipulatives • Comparing numbers • Estimating, collecting data and building graphs • Creating and extending patterns
  13. 13. Kindergarten Science • Collect data • Working in groups • Using Non-fiction literature as resources • Ask questions • Investigate problems scientifically • Long term record keeping. SCIENCE TOPICS •Tools •Organization and Development of Living Organisms •Properties of Matter •Motion of Objects •Forces and Changes in Motion •Forms of Energy •Earth in Space and Time •Organization and Development of Living Organisms
  14. 14. Kindergarten Social Studies • All about me • Family • Friends • Community helpers • Important events • Our school • Working together
  15. 15. How can I help my child NOW? • Read to your child!!! Ask questions about the story before, during and after reading. • Must know letters AND sounds by the end of October. • Start practicing sight words and reading simple books. • Give your child responsibilities and chores. • Have your child count out objects up to ten and beyond! • Ask real world problems with numbers: I have 1 pencil, you have 5. How many more do you have? • Keep a journal and BOTH parent and child can write about their day. • Make grocery lists and Write to family.
  16. 16. Volunteering • PTA! PTA! PTA! • Keep an eye out for events upcoming (Book-o-ween, Hootiefest, Thanksgiving feast) • Great American Teach-In (November 21st) • Weekly Volunteering- working with a small group of children or one-on-one. Grandparents welcome! • Take home Tote • Sending in supplies for events ***SERVE FORM***