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Preschool/Kindergarten Teacher Meet and Greet.

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Preschool/Kindergarten Teacher Meet and Greet

Behavior Expectations
Working with Challenging Students
Services for the
Preschool Student

Services that are available
Helpful Sights for Parents
http://teachmetotalk.com/
great resource for parents for speech/lang. work at home
www.asha.org
American Speech/Lang. Hearing Association
http://www.doe.in.gov/earlylearning
state’s preschool parent site
http://www.indianafirststeps.org/
Birth to 3 intervention program
http://www.doe.in.gov/sites/default/files/specialed/art-7-english-january-2015-final-rule-update.pdf
Article 7
Special
Education Services

Only parents/legal guardians of preschool children can request Special Education Evaluations.

A preschool teacher can recommend to the parent that testing should be obtained through SELF, but it can only be initiated when the parent contacts SELF.

Signs to watch for Special Ed needs
Preschool Checklist
The Crucial Cs
Connect
To connect with others is to feel that you belong.
Children strive to connect because they are dependent on others for survival.
This continues as a child grows as they are constantly searching for their place in relationships and society.
Capable
To be capable is to feel that you will grow and develop.
Children strive to feel capable, have a sense of competence, self-control, and self-discipline.
They BELIEVE in themselves.
Count
To count is to feel significant.
Children want to know they matter in a unique way and to know that their existence makes a difference.

Courage
The level of courage an individual achieves depends on the manner in which the first 3 Cs are attained.
Children who connect to others, feel capable, and feel like they count have the courage to be imperfect.
Children without courage frequently AVOID challenges.
Feel Inferior
Give up without trying
Refuse to take risks
Feel Inadequate
Children who feel like they don't count feel INSIGNIFICANT.
React to hurt feelings by trying to hurt others.
Poor self-esteem
Try to intimidate others
Overcompensate by acting superior
OR

Only count "if"
(sense of significance is conditional)
Children who do not feel capable feel INADEQUATE.
Try to control others
Children who don't connect feel ISOLATED and INSECURE.
Usually in negative, self destructive ways
Attention Seeking
Let others know they cannot be controlled.
Frequently become dependent on others
OR

Seek to overpower others
WHY are they doing THAT?
Handwriting
D'Nealian
Ball and Stick
Kindergarten
Success
Foundation Standards
Obtain parent permission before sharing and completing the checklist.
Information will be shared with appropriate school personnel at each school.
Questions or suggestions about checklist form.
Kindergarten Assessment
Given at Roundup or when students register.
Making final touches to new assessment that may be used at some schools next year.
There was a need to gather more data than what our previous assessment was providing.
Goal is to provide information about students that may need additional academic challenges and those that might need some help over the summer to prepare for Kindergarten.
Class lists

Model positive & appropriate behavior
Tell students what TO DO instead of what not to do
Whole Class Rewards
Celebrations
Parties
Special Activities
Have class outside
Listen to music while working
Sing-a-longs
Dancing
Yoga
Bingo
Behavior Sticker charts
Ideas for non-tangible rewards:
Sitting in Special Chair or by a friend
Show and Tell
Special jobs/Leader of activity
Going first
Play a favorite game or puzzle
Foundations (pg.154)
Kindergarten Grade Card
Kindergarten Grade Card

Math Foundations (pg.79)

ELA Foundations (pg.41)
Kindergarten Grade Card
Quarterly
Common Core Based Report Card
Skills Grade Scale
+ Established (90-100%)
/ Emerging (70-89%)
- Deficient (69% >)


Kindergarten Grade Card

Mrs. Battista, Mrs. Van Houten, & Miss White
Standards
Questions?

Tori Redar, MSW, LSW, LSSW
School Social Worker
Central ElementarySocial

Website: http://pbisworld.com/
Book: The Whole Brain: http://www.drdansiegel.com/books/the_whole_brain_child/
More information about the Crucial C's below
Individual Rewards
Cheryl Hoard, M.S., Ed. S.
School Psychologist/Preschool Assessment Facilitator
Porter County Education Services
Recommendations by Tori Redar:
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