Introductions: Westside Kindergarten Teachers: Shirley Anderson Hollie Henry Tammy Piotrowski Page Schwiezer Visitor Introductions…..
Westside Elementary We have about 400 students - K to 5 th grade. We project 100 additional students for next year due to zoning. Title One School Plus One school. (7:55 to 3:00) Extended Day services for after school care. WNA (Westside Night Alive) Summer School Program – on site this year Summer VPK program- on site this summer
Kindergarten has changed over the years…. 7:55ENN (Eagle News Network) 8:05Math Skill and Drill 8:15DI (Reading Mastery) 9:10Special Area 9:45Macmillan- Whole Group 10:30Macmillan- Centers 11:35Language Arts – Writing 12:05Oral Language-Lang for Learning 12:27Lunch 12:57Recess 1:10Oral Language -Lang for Learning 1:25Math 1:55Science 2:25Social Studies 3:00Dismissal
Notes: No naps in kindergarten. Breakfast is free for all students. Snacks are provided (at this time) due to Nutrition Grant. Students go to Art, Music, PE, and Media time. We are a PLC School. (Professional Learning Community)
Reading Mastery: Direct Instruction Program Macmillan Treasures: Phonemic Awareness Phonics Vocabulary Fluency Comprehension Writing Reading Interventions Done by the classroom teacher Or…a reading intervention teacher
Envision Math Series 2D shapes 3D shapes Patterns (Repeating and Growing Patterns) Number Sense to 20 (number ID, number sets, more) Grouping and Separating Sets (like addition and subtraction)
Science Hands on activities Life, Earth, Physical Science Social Studies Family Community History (now and then) Important figures in history Our Country
“Testing” in Kindergarten Reading Checklists (letter ID, letter sounds, HFW) DRA (Developmental Reading Assessment) Students should be able to read a level 4 or above by the end of the year. Writing Assessment: Based on a writing rubric, students should produce a P3 or above by end of year. Math Checklists: (number ID, number sets, make a pattern, 2D shape ID, 3D shape ID, etc.)
What skills would we like to see … Self help skills (toileting, dressing, opening a milk carton, etc.) Fine motor skills Coloring? Writing their name? Cutting? Gluing? Social Skills Can they use their words? Can they share? Can they take turns? Walk in line? Academic Skills: Know their first and last name? Can they write their name? Can they identify the letters in their name? Can they count to 5…10? Do they know their colors?
What skills might support transitions to Kindergarten? Common music Dr. Jean, Jack Hartman, Hap Palmer, Greg and Steve Nursery Rhymes and fingerplays Traditional nursery rhymes Listening to a story/flannel board stories (increasing attention span )
Family Friendly Websites www.starfall.com PBS KIDS Sprout | Coloring Pages | Games | Videos | Crafts | Birthday Party Ideas http://pbskids.org/ www.abcya.com ABCya! Kids Educational Computer Games & Activities www.ixl.com - parents can sign up for a free trial IXL ABC Reading Eggs www.readingeggs.comwww.readingeggs.com. It offers a free trial at times. http://familyfun.go.com/ FamilyFun Crafts, Activities, Recipes & Other Ideas for Kids & Parents and More Family Fun http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/ Coloring Pages, Kids Crafts and Printable Activities For Kids http://www.sproutonline.com/sprout/home/ PBS KIDS: Educational Games, Videos and Activities For Kids!
Family Friendly Websites – Continued http://makinglearningfun.com/ Making Learning Fun http://www.internet4classrooms.com/kindergarten_links.htm Kindergarten Resources for Teachers, Students and Parents at I4C http://www.mrsziruolo.com/1games.htmhttp://www.mrsziruolo.com/1games.htm (Lots of links within this site) Mrs Ziruolo's Class - Where every kid is a star! http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/?source=NavKidsHome Kids' Games, Animals, Photos, Stories, and More -- National Geographic Kids http://jmathpage.com/ Johnnie's Math Page - Fun math for kids and their teachers www.coolmath-games.com Cool Math Games - The world's most popular educational website! - Thinking games and puzzles for kids of all ages http://www.funfonix.com/ Free phonics worksheets | phonics printables for teachers, printables phonics games, online games, and workbooks from Fun Foni
http://funschool.kaboose.com/preschool/games/game_fishin_mission.html Funschool - Preschool - Fishin' Mission http://www.dositey.com/2008/addsub/addex1.htm Addition Basic Facts - Mini-Lesson Kindergarten, 1st grade http://www.paulysplayhouse.com/ Welcome to Pauly's Playhouse.com http://www.softschools.com/grades/preschool/ Preschool Worksheets and Preschool Games http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/ Learning Games For Kids http://www.discoveryeducation.com/ Welcome to Discovery Education | Discovery Education http://www.scholastic.com/parents/play/ ISPY, Clifford, Magic School Bus and More at Scholastic.com http://www.kiddyhouse.com/Kids/ Kid's Corner - kiddyhouse.com
Kindergarten Registration at Westside (Front Office) May 2................ 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 (noon) 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. May 3................8:00 a.m. to 12:00 (noon) 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. May 4.................8:00 a.m. to 12:00 (noon) 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Kindergarten Registration at Westside (Media Center) May 4................4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. May 5................4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. May 6................4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Kindergarten Orientation May 17, 2011 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. List of needed documents provided with packet.
Any Questions? Feel free to mingle through the 4 classrooms. Note student work on the wall or in centers. Ask questions.
Thank you for coming today! Contact me at Saanders@volusia.k12.fl.us