Movin` On to 2nd Grade - Kyrene School District

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Transcript Movin` On to 2nd Grade - Kyrene School District

Welcome to
Kindergarten!
With The Kindergarten Team…
Mrs. Jeanne Cano
Ms. Stephanie Casper
Ms. Nancy Randolph
Mrs. Satya Kennedy
August 2015
A new adventure begins!
Absences…
 Call the absence line.
 Keep sick kids at home.
 Schedule vacations & doctor
appointments around school hours as
much as possible.
 Missed Kindergarten Spalding practice
& review needs to be “made up” when
returning to school.
 Parents may need to assist with support
of missed work needing to be completed
by the student.
On School Nights
Kids Should…
 Do their daily reading
and homework.
 Eat a healthy dinner.
 Tell grown-ups about 2
or more things he/she
learned or did.
 Go to bed in time to get
at least 9 to 10 hours of
sleep.
On school mornings…
 Get up early enough to not
be rushed.
 Make sure you have needed
items (KTA folder, library book,
homework, snack) in your backpack.
 Eat a healthy breakfast.
 Turn your brain on high!
Back Pack Tips
These things should be in your back pack:
 Blue daily KTA homework folder
with completed homework, &/or
library book
 Lunch box or lunch money
 Snack (tightly closed & with name
on it)
 Water bottle (with name on it)
 Notes going to & from school
 Jacket or sweater, if needed
These things should not be
in your backpack:
X
X
X
X
X
X
Old papers
Toys
School supplies
Non-school folders
Personal money
Electronic games (e.g.
Gameboys, etc.)
Please empty back
packs daily!
Personal Skills to Practice
Independent
Zipping, buttoning,
bathroom use
snapping, buckling
Blowing nose
Putting on jackets,
effectively
sweatshirts, coats,
Opening/closing
& sweaters
snack & lunch
 Covering mouths
containers
when sneezing or
Tying or fastening coughing
shoes
PLEASE,
WRITE YOUR CHILD’S NAME
ON ALL THINGS THAT COME
TO SCHOOL!
(Snacks, lunchboxes, water bottles,
backpacks, homework,
jackets, etc…)
Healthy Snacks
Snacks are optional & should be separate as well as
marked with student’s name. (Some children are
fine waiting until lunch.)
Remember that our breaks are short &
snacks should not be a meal, but just a
little something to hold the child over until
lunch, If needed.
Please choose nutritious items.
(NO cookies, chips, candies, etc.)
Choose snacks that your child can eat
without much adult assistance.
Label the snack with your child’s name.
We will collect snacks first thing in the
morning & keep in the snack bin for our
break/snack/AM recess time.
 NO NUTS in class or at AM recess!!
We have students with severe food allergies!!
Healthy Snacks
(Snack for morning break is optional.)
Cheese sticks
Fruits or vegetables (cut up)
Pretzels
Wholegrain crackers
Dry cereal
Granola bars
Etc.
•Please NO tree nuts, candy, chips,
or cake.
•P.S. We do not have refrigeration.
Snacks are kept in the classroom.
Lunch Reality
• Kids choose their entrees when buying
lunch.
• Children sit, eat, & clean up their own
messes.
• It can be loud. There are approximately
100 children eating in there & not all
speak quietly.
• The assistants do their best to organize
lunches, assist children, in an orderly
fashion.
** If you have any questions about pricing, please see the school website
Lunch…
 Bring lunch from
home.
 Milk may be
purchased for $0.50.
 Buy student lunch from
cafeteria for $2.50.
 Send in lunch money
in the morning OR…
 Pay online at
mylunchmoney.com.
 Practice opening
containers at home.
 Allow children to help
with lunchbox prep.
 Talk about doing a good
job at lunch.
 Limit treats to one.
Classroom Wish List
 Elmer’s disappearing purple glue
sticks (always needed! )
 BOXTOPS for EDUCATION stamps
 Ticonderoga brand pencils
 Crayola crayons (16 or 24 count)
 Small gift cards to Wal-Mart, Lakeshore,
Target, or office supply stores
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 Check the newsletters or class website for the
updated lists or needs throughout the year.
Rewards…
Verbal praise
Stickers and stamps
3 B coupons
Special privileges
Extra explore time
Extra computer time
Fun Friday Activities
Kindergarten Motto
I am here to do something
important – Learn.
I am safe.
I am kind.
I am a helper.
I’m a GREAT Kid
& let’s have a GREAT DAY!!
3 B’s of Good Behavior
Be safe.
Be respectful.
Be responsible.
Special Areas Schedule
Teacher:
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Mrs. Cano

Computer
lab
Music
P.E.
Art
Library
Ms. Casper

Art
P.E.
Music
Library
Computer
lab
Ms. Randolph

P.E.
Art
Library
Computer
lab
Music
Mrs. Kennedy

Computer
lab
Library
Art
Music
P.E.
* Children need to wear
athletic shoes in order to
participate safely in P.E.
Drinks and Bathrooms
 Before school
 Exploration time
 Quiet work time
 Playground time
 If you have an “emergency”
 There is a bathroom in each
Kindergarten classroom
(Student water bottles remain
accessible to students.)
Morning Class Responsibilities
 Empty backpacks at table independently.
 Student puts water bottles & snacks in
proper place.
 Student gets out lunchbox for lunch count &
place lunchboxes in basket/bin.
 Put library books in basket/bin.
 Take out daily blue KTA folder to be
reviewed (with completed homework).
 Zip backpacks & put away backpacks in
cubbies.
Arizona College and Career
Readiness Standards
 Increased
academic rigor
 Goal setting & tracking progress
 Helps to identify learning styles &
strengths
 Promotes independence & responsibility
as well as cooperation & collaboration
skills
 Promotes communication skills
 Preparation for Standardized Testing
Spalding
 Daily

Oral Phonogram Practice (OPR)
Students will receive phonogram practice cards to
use for homework at home (keep in your “kit.”)
 Daily
Written Phonogram Practice (WPR)
 Grammar
 Text
and Language Use
Structure and Literary Appreciation
 Quizzes
on Friday on phonograms and
dictation words (beginning around Nov.)
 In
class spelling notebooks will be used
Reading Notes
High Frequency ,“Sight” Words plus frequently used words
Flash cards will be provided & daily Spalding notebooks are
important! Identify in print, read & use in personal writing
Phonemic Awareness - playing with and recognizing patterns in language.
Phonics - understanding how oral language is represented in written form.
Decoding - applying phonetic knowledge to decipher text -- sound, sound, blend.
Comprehension understanding, and interpreting read text.
Scholastic Book Clubs:
Flyers may come home with homework.
Option to order online  with a credit card.
This is not a fundraiser, only an easy way to get cheap books.
Couldn’t be easier & is an optional choice.
Library books may be kept for a full week but are due on
the assigned library day. Your child may return his/her
book early if desired.
Helpful Hints for Reading at Home


Listen to your child
read the text 3 times.

Review front cover, title
page, the jobs of author &
illustrator.
Have your child retell the
story in his/her own words.
Help with tricky

words: many can be
sounded out.
 Keep the books &
revisit them to help
with fluency.
 Let your child see
 Celebrate growth (e.g.
you reading for
HFW acquisition,
enjoyment & a
fluency, &
purpose.
comprehension)
Writing Notes
 Please do not spell
words for your child.
 For free writing tasks,
accept phonetic
approximations.
 Praise efforts.
End of year goals for
students:
• Writing in complete
sentences
• Writing with
supporting detail
 Kindergarten writing
looks different from grownup writing & that’s okay.
TOOLS:
letter chart
spacers
Word Wall
brain power!!!
Math Notes
 Numbers as representing
quantity
 Emphasis on the process
 Comparing and contrasting
length, value
 Sorting and identifying by
attribute
 Predicting outcomes and
analyzing data
 Analyzing and solving math
problems in more than one
way
 Number sense –
deep understanding of
our number system
and how it works
 Being fluent;
“seeing it”
Math Curriculum
Saxon
 Specific, explicit lessons
 Emphasis on rote, drill, &
practice for basic skill
mastery
 Spiral curriculum: Content
repetition with new
learning introduced
 Use of manipulatives to
Investigations
 Spiral curriculum: Content
repetition allowing
application/deepening of
concepts over time
 Process oriented –
variety of methods to get
to right answer
 Use of manipulatives to
go from concrete to abstract
go from concrete to abstract

Performance based
assessment + pencil &
paper

Mastery achieved by
doing – applying, using
basic skills in higher order
problem-solving
Fluency Expectations Grades K-6

Kindergarten

K.OA.A.5: Fluently add & subtract within 5

1st Grade
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
2nd Grade


3rd Grade


4th Grade
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
5th Grade
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
6th Grade
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1.OA.C.6: Add & subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for
addition & subtraction within 10
2.OA.B.2: Fluently add & subtract within 20 using mental
strategies. By end of grade 2, know from memory all sums of
two one-digit numbers. 2.NBT.B.5: Fluently add & subtract
within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of
operations, &/or the relationship between addition &
subtraction.
3.OA.C.7.: Fluently add & subtract within 100, using strategies
such as the relationship between multiplication & division or
properties of operations. By end of grade 3, know from
memory all products of two one-digit numbers.. 3.NBT.A.2.:
Fluently add & subtract within 1000 using strategies &
algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, &/or
the relationship between addition & subtraction.
4.NBT.B.4: Fluently add & subtract multi-digit whole numbers
using the standard algorithm.
5.NBT.B.5: Fluently multiply multi-digit numbers using the
standard algorithm.
6.NS.B.2: Fluently divide multi-digit numbers using the
standard algorithm. 6.NS.B.3: Fluently add, subtract, multiply,
& divide multi-digit decimals using the standard algorithm for
each operation.
Technology
 Smartboard interactive presentation tool
 5 laptops in classroom + stand alone
 Computer lab time each week
+ Your child will login using a username
& password, access approved websites,
practice skills, word process, create a
slide show presentation, & more.
Behavior & K “Token system”

Students have one
green, yellow, red
token on their desks.

Behavior is marked
each day on
Homework Report.

Daily goal is to keep
all tokens.

SPARC room…

We don’t expect
perfection, but look
for efforts to maintain
& to comply to
reasonable requests.
(See handbook for more information.)
HOMEWORK
 Read to, or with, your child for 10-15
minutes, every night.
 Check the weekly newsletter,
e-mails and homework folder
for additional assignments and
practice opportunities.
 Homework Kit is a
kindergarten resource for you
to keep & use at home. Please
save all games & other learning
tools from school together in the folder.
 Homework comes home
M-Th & is due the next day.

Please, contact us if you
have any questions.
(Confusion is a curable condition.)

Homework is
Identified in
KTA folder:
o
Content
areas/subjects are
designated by days
of the week…
o
Parents are asked to
check completed
work for accuracy
o
Parent signature is
required daily for
acknowledgement of
homework & student
behavior
Teachers are looking for:
 Parent signature daily on
Homework Report. 
 Work
completed to best
of ability – including a
quality effort AND all
colored.
 Student
writes name on
ALL work to receive
credit.
 “Kit” work completion.
(Let’s check it out!)
“Word of the Week” samples…
 HFW:
 Type
on computer:
they
they they
they
they they
“Number of the Week” samples…
Homework Tips
 Set aside homework or skill practice
time daily.
 Work in a quiet place without
distractions (if possible).
 TURN OFF THE TELEVISION!
 Keep homework & library book in
your backpack or in another safe
place.
 Parents should assist but not do the
work. (Parents sign the daily “Homework Report.”)
 Always closely supervise handwriting practice.
 Divide work time into several sessions if
frustration ensues.
TALK! TALK! TALK!
Talk with child about:
 school
 friends
 stories
 songs & poems
 class work
 homework
 numbers
 patterns
 family
 interests
 goals
 With Oral language
development, parents
are the best teachers
of language skills.
 Be patient, help &
encourage your little
one to express
complete thoughts &
ideas by speaking &
responding in full
sentences.
We LOVE Volunteers!
 Kindergarten
in class volunteers will start in
October.
 The
PALS program (Parents Aiding
Learning in School) is happening NOW!
Feel free to sign up TONIGHT!
 PTO
Events sign up is in the hallway near
the MPR. 
 Per
the Handbook, each family is expected
to complete a minimum of 5 volunteer hours.
More Information
 COLLECT BOXTOPS for EDUCATION stamps
 Kyrene School District: www.kyrene.org
 KTA Main Office 541-5400
 Our Kindergarten class webpages:
 www.kyrene.org/staff/jcano
 www.kyrene.org/staff/scasper
 www.kyrene.org/staff/nrandolph
 www.kyrene.org/staff/lsine
 Phone (room 7) 541-5507 (Mrs. Cano voice mail)
 Phone (room 8) 541-5508 (Ms. Casper voice mail)
Phone (room 9) 541-5509 (Mrs. Kennedy voice mail)
 Phone (room 11) 541-5511 (Ms. Randolph voice mail)
 E-mail (Mrs. Cano) - [email protected]
 E-mail (Ms. Casper) - [email protected]
 E-mail (Ms. Randolph) - [email protected]
E-mail (Mrs. Kennedy) - [email protected]