What is Expected at this Time Able to state name and age Manage own bathroom needs Recite or sing alphabet Cooperation/sharing Count to 10 orally Excited about school
What do we do all day in kindergarten? Reading –Alphabet/sounds –Phonemic awareness –Sight words –Simple sentences –Simple books Writing –Name –Words –Sentences –stories Math –Number sense –Graphs –Calendar skills –Measurement –Time – Money –Addition/Subtraction –Variety of other skills Science/Social Studies *This is a general list of the skills we will be learning this year.
What else is there? Centers Recess Computer Lab Specialists –Music –Art –P.E. Lunch Snack –Varies by teacher Rest Time
Arrival/Dismissal Our school day begins at 8:00, students may enter classrooms at 7:45. – Too early –Tardiness Dismissal Procedures –Car Riders –Bus Riders –Daycare * Remember to let your child’s teacher know if there is a change in dismissal by note or phone call.
Absences Excused Absences 5 or more unexcused absences Fever free for 24 hours
Standard School Attire Shirts Collars or turtle necks Emblems must be smaller than 2 inches Any color shirt Jackets –Can be fleece, sports jacket, or cardigan. –Solid Color –No hoods worn inside, otherwise jackets must be kept in lockers. Pants –Black, Navy, Khaki –Skirts/Jumpers Shorts underneath recommended –No cargo style –No jeans or jean material Belts are not required for Kindergarten students * More information available at www.mnps.org
Breakfast/Lunch Cost of lunch ~$2.00 –How do I pay? Cost of breakfast ~$1.25 No charges Pin Number
Daily Binder/Folder Calendar –Behavior –Snack Reading at Home Daily Work
Supply List Backpack (no wheels) Beach Towel for quiet time Pencil box (no handles/approx. 7 1/2”by 3”) A change of clothes to be kept in locker 2 pair of Fiskar blunt scissors 4 Elmer’s School glue 4 glue sticks 4 boxes of Crayola Crayons 1 package of Dry erase markers (No Fluorescent please) 1 pack of thick magic markers (Crayola preferred) 1 water color paint 1 spiral notebook (70 count) 2 plain pocket folders Your child’s teacher may have additional items.
How Can I Help? PTA- We Need You Classroom Volunteer Field Trips Room Parent
The First Day Reassure your child. Build up excitement. Send a backpack. Brunch. –Send money or a lunch from home. Bring school supplies if you have them. Things that will help the day go smoothly: –Help your child find his locker and table. –Drop off supplies if you have them. –Remind your child and the teacher how your child is going home. –Reassure your child and say a pleasant goodbye. This will help your child transition more easily.
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