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Kindergarten Back to School Night 2012

Miss Kira Vurgason

Kira Vurgason

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Back to School Night 2013
Mrs. Gallivan

Welcome to Kindergarten!
Curriculum overview (each subject)
Day to Day Schedule
Behavior Plan
Helpful information for you!
Back to School Night 2012
Resources: "Progress in Mathematics";
Number names and counting sequence from 1-100, write numbers from 0-20
Count to tel the number of objects
Compare numbers (>, <, =)
Addition and subtraction within 10
Work with numbers 11-19 to understand place value (tens and ones)
Describe and compare measurable attributes (length, weight, etc.), classify and count objects
Identify and describe shapes and solids
Analyze, compare, create, and compose shapes
Speaking and Listening
Participate in group conversations
Ask and answer questions
Show and Tell
"Book It" Reports
Grammar and usage, capitalization, punctuation, etc. when writing or speaking
E.L.A./English Language Arts
Resources: LabLearner; classroom library;
Pre-lab, Lab and Post-lab
Life science
Physical science
Helpers--set-up and clean-up
Gym: uniform and sneakers
Classroom Environment
Resources: The Peaceful Schools of Institute;
Classroom rules
Morning Meeting
Primary school cart
Wikispaces - class website
Blog - permission slips
Digital citizenship
Book bag
Crayola Twistable crayons - 24 pack
8 color washable watercolors
Earbuds or earphones
Morning snack--Please send in a snack and a drink
Hot lunch will be available
Milk will be sold daily ($0.75)
Afternoon snack--We will take turns sending in a bulk item to share (Teddy Grahams, Goldfish, Animal Crackers, Cheerios, etc.)
Please inform me of any food allergies!
Snacks and Lunch
Birthday celebrations
Holiday class parties and contributions
Room Moms/Dads
Top Fish!
Class trip chaperones
Extra clothing
Homework -- 2-3x per week
Scholastic book orders -- online
Conferences -- Dec
Personal Information
Arrival/dismissal procedures
Class photographer/videographer
Pictures/Due dates
I graduated from Richard Stockton College of NJ with a BA in Elementary Education and Sociology
I got married this past June
I taught Kindergarten at Frog Pond last year
I am a Manahawkin native
I love traveling, camping, surfing and teaching Kindergarten!
Mrs. Kira Gallivan
Wedding in Stockton, NJ
Surfing on Long Beach Island
Every morning your child will come into the classroom and move their name on the promethean board to the lunch of their choice. That is also how I take attendance.
Lunch 1
Lunch 2
Turkey club salad
Lunch 3
Hot dog on a bun
Ham and cheese wrap
Lunch 4
Reading and Writing
American Reading Company and Kid Write
We ask that your child read 2 steps each weeknight (Monday-Friday) and 1 step each night on the weekend (Saturday and Sunday).
American Reading Company
Kid Write
Please be sure to check your child's folder and backpack daily.
Information for parents and guardians

8:45-8:55 Bus Arrival, Lunch Count, Attendance
8:55-9:10      Morning Meeting
9:10-10:05     Small Group Instruction/Centers
10:05-10:35   Outdoor Recess
10:40-11:10  Lunch
11:10-11:25   Music and Movement
11:30–12:05 ELA Block  
12:05-12:45 Math
12:45-1:15 Writers Workshop      
1:20-2:00 Special
2:05–2:20         Read aloud/Snack
2:20-3:10 Choice Time/Project Work
3:10-3:30 Review/Reflect/Pack Up          
Class Schedule
Please be sure to send your child in with a lunch (or lunch money) and snack daily. Please label all lunches and snacks with your child's first and last name. Also, please discuss your child's lunch plans with him/her in the morning.
Please look for a Homework sheet to come home on Mondays. This will have the assignments for the week.
Please practice counting to 100 at home.
1 step = 15 minutes of reading
2 steps = Two 15 minute intervals (30 minutes a night)
Included in the 15 minutes of reading you may also play word/letter games, practice sight words, have your child read to you and you can read to your child.
Language Arts/Communications
Print whole name correctly using D'Nealian format
Identify colors & shapes
Identify capital and lower case letters
Recognize beginning & ending sounds Identify rhyming words / Produce rhyming words
Enjoy literature & build comprehension skills
Be exposed to & identify sight words
Identify parts of a book
Understand the difference between letters, words & spaces
Use a left to right sweep when writing & reading
Put thoughts onto paper using pictures, inventive spelling, and correct beginning and ending sounds
Print letters correctly using D’Nealian style printing
Have knowledge of syllables
Have the ability to break a word into syllables
Decode C/V/C words (cat, run, let)
Substitute beginning of words to make new words.
Blend letters to create words
Retell stories using first, next and last
Predict outcomes of stories
Yosemite National Park, California

Whole Brain Teaching
Pax Good Behavior Game
Bucket Fillers
Sticker Chart
Cheers For Friends
Class Rules and Behavior
60 Minutes of Daily Reading Practice
Students read 30 minutes in school and 30 minutes at home. Quantity practice targets are set, monitored, and rewarded, ensuring every student adopts the independent reading routines of academically successful students.
100 Book Challenge Materials
Skills cards

Tailored to the needs of students at each level of reading acquisition and color-coded to the standards-based leveling system, 100 Book Challenge Reading Skills Cards help teachers and parents identify a student’s level and teach the appropriate reading strategies for that level. The Skill Cards make explicit what each student must practice in order to move on to the next level. A set of 195 cards appropriate to four emergent reading levels are included in the Kindergarten module
Kindergarten Reading Skills Cards

Cool Bags for Smart Kids
Students in grades PreK–5 use these durable book bags to transport all their 100 Book Challenge materials to and from school. The elastic strap will allow the bags to hang over the backs of most classroom chairs. Teachers can easily check to be sure every child goes home with this reading practice kit every night. Parents and younger siblings look forward to the unpacking of this special bag every afternoon, full of new books to read.
Take Home Book Bags
Information for parents and guardians
Helpful Hints:
Be sure to check/empty your child's folder every day for any notes or projects.
Send all information, notes and money in the folder. I do not go through the students backpacks.
Label Everything
(Backpacks, coats, hats, lunch money)
Review letter recognition, letter sounds, numbers and counting
Be sure your child knows what their snack will be. Sometimes the students eat eveything at lunch time and nothing for snack.
We love to celebrate birthdays! You are welcome to send in a small treat to school with your child on his or her birthday. We currently have 17 students.
If you need to get in touch with me please send a note, call and leave a message or email me (however, I may not get a chance to read and respond until the end of the day).
Educational Websites
What you can do at home
Count things everywhere you go
Sing songs
Practice rhyming (nursery rhymes are great)
Make sure they know address and phone number
Practice tying shoes and zippering coats
Most importantly READ, READ, READ to your child. They learn to love it just by watching you!
"Kid Writing" Teaching Tips for Kindergarten Helpers
Kid Writing, © 1999 Wright Group/McGraw-Hill/Eileen Feldgus & Isabell Cardonick
Adapted by Mrs. Carol King

1. Picture - "Tell me the story about your picture." OR "What's happening in your story?" If child can't think of anything, point to part of the picture and say "Tell me about this part."

2. Repeat the child's story back as one complete, simple sentence. Get the child's OK on the sentence. (As the child progresses, try to vary the sentence structure.)

3. Stretching process - "Watch my mouth." Emphasize (louder and longer) the sound that the child is to write. DO NOT separate the sound from the rest of the word. Ask, "Do you hear any letter sounds?" Allow the child to write what he/she thinks the letter(s) are. DO NOT tell the child what letter to write.

4. If the child has no idea what letter makes the sound, encourage the child to use a magic line (a horizontal blank line) in place of the unknown letter(s).

5. If the child hears the letter sound but does not know how to write the letter, refer to the alphabet chart. ("You can find letter t under the toothbrush.")

6. Word Wall - If you come to a word in a child's story that is already on the Word Wall, say, "Where can you find that word in our classroom?"

***Do Not Praise kids for accuracy during their writing. Just remind them to write what they think they hear. Praise will come when you get to the Adult Writing step.

***Do Not stress over capitals and punctuation in their writing. They will see it in the Adult Writing.

7. Adult Writing - It is important to use proper letter formation during your Adult Writing and use capitals only where they belong.

Using your finger, point out and praise anything that the child has written that is accurate or close to accurate, WHILE you do the Adult Writing. ("Great, you heard the t in top, and you figured out the p at the end of top.") Ignore their mistakes, praise their successes!

Read the adult writing back to the child twice as you point to it. Encourage the child to join in.

Your help means a lot to us and the children. THANK YOU!
Go Math!
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