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1 Welcome to Kindergarten Round-Up

2 Please fill out the questionnaire after you find a seat so we can get to know you, your child and your family a little better.

3 In Kindergarten your child will: Learn to read independently Recognize and read 100 sight words within 3 seconds Write to communicate independently and read their own writing (hopefully you’ll be able to read it too!) Count up to 20 objects. Begin addition and subtraction. Count to 100 orally. Count forward and backwards. Count by 10’s to 100.

4 Supplies: A supply list will be available at all major retailers before school starts. The PTA also sells school supply packs that you can order.

5 Lunch, Snacks, Naps and Accidents: Your child may bring a lunch from home or buy a lunch at school We have a snack time daily- please send healthy snacks. No drinks. We do not have a nap time during the day. You will need to send a change of clothes in a plastic bag “just in case”.

6 Transportation: It’s best to stick with one form of transportation, especially the first several weeks of school. If you have to change transportation it needs to be in writing before 3:00 p.m. (letter or fax with photo i.d.)

7 Questions? If you have a question you’d like answered prior to school starting please write it on a sticky note and place it on the chart paper around the room.

8 Your child will have homework daily Monday through Thursday. Homework is meant to be done with parent supervision. This summer you may want to begin a “homework routine” sit down in a designated, quiet spot Practice reading, writing name, drawing and telling about a picture… etc. Read aloud a book to your child. Have your child read the pictures of a book to you.

9 Save the date! Kindergarten Orientation is Kindergarten Orientation is always before school starts. We have it on a Saturday. It is August 24 at 3:00 p.m. If possible please make arrangements for your other children. It is usually about an hour long.

10 Preparing yourself for your child’s first day. Try to stay positive. Try not to linger when it’s time to go. Save the tears for after you walk away. Reassure your child before school starts. Make a plan ahead of time and talk to your child about what school will be like.

11 What you can do this summer to prepare your child: Read to your child every day. Several weeks before school starts get on a “school” schedule Talk to your child about starting school and let them know your excited for them Count objects at home (snacks, toys… etc.) Have your child find letters they know while reading, grocery shopping…) Rhyme words orally Practice cutting with scissors and using glue Learn the names of basic shapes Practice the sight word cards Practice writing first name (first letter capital the rest lower case letters, ie. John).

12 A Short Video to help you be a “Kindergarten Ready Parent”


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