Number, Letter, Word, Sentence Recognition Reading on a Level D Ability to write sentences/paragraphs 2D/3D shapes Patterns Simple Addition and Subtraction Basic Science and Social Studies concepts
1. I can read the words: I, like, to, the, and, see, a, you, can, my, it 2. I know the colors: red, blue, yellow, green, orange, brown, black, purple, white 3. I can write my first name. 4. I can name my 2D shapes. circle, square, triangle, rectangle 5. I can sort in two different ways. 6. I know the numbers: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 7. I know these places: above, below, under, over 8. I can name my five senses. see, hear, smell, taste, touch
Each night your child should be reviewing their letters on their letter rings. They should be able to identify, make the sound, and write the letters. Sight words are also part of their daily homework. These words are seen frequently in their reading text. Once your child knows all his/hers letter sounds, guided reading books will be issued. It is imperative your child reads each and every night. Second six-weeks math homework is issued every Tuesday and Thursday. Second semester your child will be responsible for learning their weekly spelling words. Each Friday a spelling test will be given.
Each six-weeks your child will receive a report card. This is an overview of your child’s performance. Areas are scored 1, 2, or 3. You have probably seen this on you child’s assignments in their “Monday Folders”. In between report cards, progress reports are sent home to indicate progress toward the end of the six-weeks goals.
Given three times a year 7 Categories Letter Identification Letter Sounds Word List Concepts About Print Phonological Awareness Sentence Dictation Writing Sample Independent Reading
Letter Identification/Letter Sounds Letter Identification: Students need to name each letter of the alphabet, including fancy “a” and fancy “g.” Letter Sounds: Student identify sounds or words that begin with that sound. Example, “a, a, apple…”
Word List/Concepts About Print Word List: Students Identify 10/25 of the most common sight words. Example: I, see, like, to… Concepts About Print: Student can identify the cover of the book, title, and the back cover. Student knows where to start reading and where to go next, Student can point to words as a story is read aloud.
Phonological Awareness/Sentence Dictation Phonological Awareness: Rhyming, Sentence Segmenting, Syllables, Onset-Rime, and Phonemic Blending Sentence Dictation: The teacher says a sentence. The student writes down the sounds of each word they hear in the sentence. Example “like” the students hear “l-i-k”
Each year Savannah has parent-teacher conferences the first full week in October. This years conferences will be October 3rd-October 7 th. This offers a time to discuss your child’s achievements, strengths, and areas where growth is needed.
Can I eat lunch with my child? When is Ice Cream served? How do I add money to my child’s account? How do I request a change of dismissal? How do you celebrate birthdays? Grading? EXPO? What do I need to do if my child is sick?
There is a conduct sheet in your child’s binder that reflects your child’s daily behavior. At the bottom of each conduct sheet it tells you how many marks/color changes your child can have to still be expected to be Gatorriffic. There will be some sort of celebration at the end of each six weeks for the children who are Gatorriffic!
To celebrate achievement at the end of each six weeks there will be an awards ceremony. Dress-up dates will coincide with this ceremony and note will go home prior to the ceremony.
The end of the year is an extremely busy time of year. We have many events happening at Savannah, such as gator games, fieldtrips, fun run, and many others.
Our kindergarteners do not take naps because we are way too busy learning so many fun and interesting things. However, each day we have “recess” which allows the students to have down time to relax and play.
Please make sure and send in a healthy snack such as granola bars, pretzels, gold fish, fruit, etc. This does not include high-sugared items such as donuts, cookies, candy bars, etc. Also, a water bottle is helpful to have in class.
Thank you for coming and all your support. Have a good night!