Movin` On to 2nd Grade - Kyrene School District
Transcript Movin` On to 2nd Grade - Kyrene School District
With The Kindergarten Team…
Mrs. Jeanne Cano
Ms. Stephanie Casper
Ms. Nancy Randolph
Mrs. Satya Kennedy
A new adventure begins!
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
Do their daily reading
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
On school mornings…
Get up early enough to not
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
Lunch box or lunch money
Snack (tightly closed & with name
Water bottle (with name on it)
Notes going to & from school
Jacket or sweater, if needed
These things should not be
in your backpack:
Electronic games (e.g.
Please empty back
Personal Skills to Practice
Putting on jackets,
snack & lunch
when sneezing or
Tying or fastening coughing
WRITE YOUR CHILD’S NAME
ON ALL THINGS THAT COME
(Snacks, lunchboxes, water bottles,
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!!
(Snack for morning break is optional.)
Fruits or vegetables (cut up)
•Please NO tree nuts, candy, chips,
•P.S. We do not have refrigeration.
Snacks are kept in the classroom.
• Kids choose their entrees when buying
• Children sit, eat, & clean up their own
• It can be loud. There are approximately
100 children eating in there & not all
• The assistants do their best to organize
lunches, assist children, in an orderly
** If you have any questions about pricing, please see the school website
Bring lunch from
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
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
Check the newsletters or class website for the
updated lists or needs throughout the year.
Stickers and stamps
3 B coupons
Extra explore time
Extra computer time
Fun Friday Activities
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
Special Areas Schedule
* Children need to wear
athletic shoes in order to
participate safely in P.E.
Drinks and Bathrooms
Quiet work time
If you have an “emergency”
There is a bathroom in each
(Student water bottles remain
accessible to students.)
Morning Class Responsibilities
Empty backpacks at table independently.
Student puts water bottles & snacks in
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
Arizona College and Career
Goal setting & tracking progress
Helps to identify learning styles &
Promotes independence & responsibility
as well as cooperation & collaboration
Promotes communication skills
Preparation for Standardized Testing
Oral Phonogram Practice (OPR)
Students will receive phonogram practice cards to
use for homework at home (keep in your “kit.”)
Written Phonogram Practice (WPR)
and Language Use
Structure and Literary Appreciation
on Friday on phonograms and
dictation words (beginning around Nov.)
class spelling notebooks will be used
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 &
Have your child retell the
story in his/her own words.
Help with tricky
words: many can be
Keep the books &
revisit them to help
Let your child see
Celebrate growth (e.g.
you reading for
enjoyment & a
Please do not spell
words for your child.
For free writing tasks,
End of year goals for
• Writing in complete
• Writing with
looks different from grownup writing & that’s okay.
Numbers as representing
Emphasis on the process
Comparing and contrasting
Sorting and identifying by
Predicting outcomes and
Analyzing and solving math
problems in more than one
Number sense –
deep understanding of
our number system
and how it works
Specific, explicit lessons
Emphasis on rote, drill, &
practice for basic skill
Spiral curriculum: Content
repetition with new
Use of manipulatives to
Spiral curriculum: Content
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
assessment + pencil &
Mastery achieved by
doing – applying, using
basic skills in higher order
Fluency Expectations Grades K-6
K.OA.A.5: Fluently add & subtract within 5
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 &
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
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
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
Daily goal is to keep
We don’t expect
perfection, but look
for efforts to maintain
& to comply to
(See handbook for more information.)
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
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.)
designated by days
of the week…
Parents are asked to
work for accuracy
Parent signature is
required daily for
homework & student
Teachers are looking for:
Parent signature daily on
completed to best
of ability – including a
quality effort AND all
writes name on
ALL work to receive
“Kit” work completion.
(Let’s check it out!)
“Word of the Week” samples…
“Number of the Week” samples…
Set aside homework or skill practice
Work in a quiet place without
distractions (if possible).
TURN OFF THE TELEVISION!
Keep homework & library book in
your backpack or in another safe
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
TALK! TALK! TALK!
Talk with child about:
songs & poems
With Oral language
are the best teachers
of language skills.
Be patient, help &
encourage your little
one to express
complete thoughts &
ideas by speaking &
responding in full
We LOVE Volunteers!
in class volunteers will start in
PALS program (Parents Aiding
Learning in School) is happening NOW!
Feel free to sign up TONIGHT!
Events sign up is in the hallway near
the Handbook, each family is expected
to complete a minimum of 5 volunteer hours.
COLLECT BOXTOPS for EDUCATION stamps
Kyrene School District: www.kyrene.org
KTA Main Office 541-5400
Our Kindergarten class webpages:
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) - nr[email protected]
E-mail (Mrs. Kennedy) - [email protected]