Please pack a healthy snack CLEARLY labeled in your child’s backpack everyday, separate from their lunch. Classrooms are nut free. Please also pack with it a napkin, spoon, fork or anything else they will need to enjoy their snack. Please do not send a drink for snack, fresh water is available in our water coolers through out the day!!!
Reading… Daily read alouds, shared reading, small group reading, will help develop each child’s reading ability. Reading groups will be formed based on each child’s reading ability. A student’s reading level is assessed using the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark System. Little books will come home each night in a baggie to be read nightly and returned the following day.
Jobs/Centers/Playtime Independent tasks each day “Jobs” Listening Center Poetry Center Writing Center Alphabet Center Math Center Projects Free Choice Activities/Playtime
Lunch An account can be opened through the MW Food Service If you choose to send in cash, please send the money in an envelope (or baggie) with your child’s name and teacher clearly marked Be sure to let the school know if your child has any food allergies
Handwriting Handwriting Without Tears is our handwriting program that uses a developmentally appropriate approach curriculum for writing readiness skills with multi-sensory lessons.
Science Science 21 –Through Science 21 your child will be engaged in science activities learning how scientists ask questions and design experiments to find the answer Topics include-the five senses, living and non-living, plants and animals as well as exploring our world
Social Studies Social Studies will be incorporated into the classroom routine. Students will learn concepts such as: Myself and Others How to be a Good Citizen Understanding Wants and Needs
Phonics Fountas and Pinnell Reading Program Students will work on reading, writing, listening and speaking skills on a daily basis in both large and small groups Language Arts is a balanced literacy approach which helps each student build prerequisites for good comprehension and reading skills
Math The enVision Math Program is a district wide math program. This K-5 math program is based on “Big Ideas” not just skills and when these ideas are connected, students have a better understanding of mathematics and become math thinkers.
Math Topics Include Counting and Cardinality Operations and Algebraic Thinking Number and Operations in base Ten Measurement and Data Geometry
Specials Physical Education-two times a week, child must wear sneakers Art-weekly, a smock will be needed Music-weekly Library/Health- 1 trimester Health; 2 trimesters of Library ***Children may go to library daily to borrow books ****
Recess Recess is held outside if the weather permits (including the winter). Children need to dress appropriately. Please have ALL clothing labeled with your child’s name!!!!!
Dismissal School day ends at 2:45 Please send a note if child is being picked up, will be taking a different bus or leaving early. Be sure to bring a photo ID. Bus times will be delivered directly to your home.
Kindergarten Curriculum Monroe Woodbury Kindergarten curriculum follows the rigor of the Common Core Standards
What you can do to help… Make sure your child can dress him/herself; snap, button, and zip. Use the toilet independently prior to coming to school. Follow two step directions. Taking responsibility for his/her own toys, cleaning his/her own area.
Olweus Monroe Woodbury School District has adopted the Olweus Anti-Bullying Prevention Program. All Staff are trained. Weekly meetings are held in the classroom to learn our Anti-Bullying program.
Please Visit our Monroe- Woodbury Website @ mw.k12.ny.us ***The parent handbook is posted on the website as well as other important information.