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Fruitland Park Elementary Kindergarten Roundup Welcome! Please sign in!
What should we expect? • Reading: Harcourt Storytown – – “Getting to know you” activities Letter and sound recognition Begin blending sounds into words Reading sight words and short books
What should we expect? • Writing: – D’Nealian is the style of writing used in our county. – His/her first name, recognizing it, spelling it, and writing it. – Please also work on coloring, cutting, and gluing.
Writing Student Name • Please make sure that students learn to write their names with a capital letter at the beginning, the rest lower case letters. Here is an example: – Melissa
What should we expect? • Math: – Harcourt Go Math – Hands-on, manipulatives – At home, count pennies, beans, pieces of cereal, small candies, crayons, buttons – Play games – Workbooks are used in many of the classrooms
What should we expect? • Social Studies: – People and places are explored – Social skills are discussed and developed – Community leaders and resources are discovered
Breakfast/Lunch • Breakfast costs: Full price $1. 00 Lunch Costs: Full price $1. 75 Reduced price $. 30 Reduced price $. 40 ( These are the 10 -11 prices) Free and reduced lunch forms are available. You have the option of paying: * by cash * by check * on line www. My. Lunch. Money. com Children may also bring a lunch from home if you choose. Menus are available monthly.
Back Packs • • Send backpacks or book bags daily Check it/sign papers daily Folders are put in book bags daily Parent/Teacher communication is managed daily through the folders
Homework • Yes, even in Kindergarten, they have homework. – Monthly calendar of skills are sent home outlining homework activities – Daily activities are sent home – Skills practiced in homework activities are based on skills learned each week at school and will prove to be beneficial at testing times.
Testing / Grading – Each 9 weeks students are tested in specific and required skills. – Report Cards are issued each 9 weeks – Progress reports are sent home in the middle of the term – Grades in kindergarten are: 3 = Meets or exceeds grade level expectations 2 = Below grade level expectations 1 = Far below grade level expectations
Promotion Requirements Cumulative Score of 48 Points (24 in Language & 24 in Math)
A day in the life of a kindergartener • Arrive at school, possibly eat breakfast (8: 00 – 8: 25) • Put away belongings • Morning work activity at their seat – journal writing • Announcements, pledge, moment of silence (8: 35)
A day…Continued • Morning Meeting – Kindergarten news, Calendar, Helpers Chart… • Reading – Letter, sound activities, rhyming, big books, shared reading and writing, story activities, and literacy centers • Lunch • Specials (enrichment): Physical Education, Music, Library, Computer Lab
A day…Continued • Math • Center time- learning activities that are hands-on and individual instruction time • Science/Social Studies • Snack • Dismissal • Please note that there is no recess, “Free Play” time or nap time.
Dismissal Procedures • Bus riders, walkers, car riders, and daycare riders walk out with a teacher • We all need to work together for the children’s safety • Traffic patterns must be observed at pick up areas in front/beside the school • Send a note when normal mode of transportation changes- no exceptions.
Visitors on Campus • Walking students to class : – Please only walk the children to class through the first week of school then the children need to go by themselves – Volunteer forms need to be completed at the beginning of year (They will be in the information packets at the beginning of the school year)
Behavior expectations Give me Five 1 - Eyes on speaker 2 - Lips closed 3 - Ears listening 4 - Sit up straight 5 - Hands and Feet Quiet
Daily Behavior Sheet • A daily behavior sheet comes home each day in your child’s folder. It should be signed each night and returned the next day.
Consequences • 1 st consequence: Warning • 2 nd consequence: Name moved to Yellow on the traffic light • 3 rd consequence: name moved to Orange on the traffic light • 4 th consequence: name moved to Red on the traffic light Severe disruption: Child sent to the office…. Brown
Rewards • Students whose names are on the happy face or green at the end of the day receive a stamp on their hand and/or a treat. • Students who are able to have good weeks are able to receive a reward or a visit to the treasure box on Fridays.
Supplies • Crayola crayons, no larger than 16 per box. This allows for true colors and less confusion with the children. • Pencil box • Scissors, with blunt or safety tip • 4 oz. Elmer’s glue • Facial tissues like Kleenex • Zip lock baggies ( 1 box)
Our Teachers • Mrs. Hallowell • Mrs. Wittman • Miss Binneveld • Mrs. Daley • Mrs. Westfall • Mrs. Mitchell
Registration Requirements • Please register as soon as possible. • You will need: – Birth certificate – Social Security Card (optional) – Physical examination dated August 22, 2010 or later – Proof of residence, such as Electric bill, Lease agreement, Property bill
Attention: • Please be advised that student’s coming from Pre-K will need UPDATED SHOT RECORDS to enroll in Kindergarten. • You may register anytime between now and the beginning of the school year. We highly encourage you to register early!
2011 – 2012 Immunization Requirements – Immunization record which includes: • 5 DPT • 4 Polio (*New: If the fourth dose is administered prior to the 4 th birthday, a fifth dose of POLIO vaccine is required for entry into kindergarten) • 3 Hepatitis B • 2 Varicella • 2 Doses MMR
Questions? • Thank you so much for attending. • Please follow us to the classrooms, where you can get an idea of what the students are doing here in Kindergarten now.