Presentation on theme: "BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT Brandi Thomas, M.Ed. Pre-Kindergarten 2013-2014."— Presentation transcript:
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT Brandi Thomas, M.Ed. Pre-Kindergarten
A little bit about myself… Hello, I’m so excited to be your child’s teacher! I have been teaching for 19 years and moved here from Oklahoma City last year. I taught in Deer Creek, Edmond, and Putnam City Public Schools before becoming a Jenks Trojan. I attended Oklahoma State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development. I also received a Master’s degree in education from UCO. I enjoy being outdoors, running, scrapbooking, and being with friends and family.
General School Information Site Principal Lindy Risenhoover Building Principal Lynette Talkington Our Classroom Early Childhood Assistant Melissa Spencer
General Classroom Information addresses- Classroom Phone Number- (918) Ext Room Number- 111 Class Website Click on Southeast-Staff- Thomas
Student Goals Love of Learning Security Responsible Compassionate Knowledgeable We believe all children can reach their full potential in a secure environment which promotes self-esteem and respect for others.
Teacher Goals Support and Nurture Differentiate Instruction to meet individual needs Integrate Learning Styles Connect Curriculum to Real World Stay Connected to Home
Curriculum – National Standards Common Core State Standards PASS to Common Core Primary Teaching Tools Jenks Curricula Continua
Curriculum Tools Reading Comprehension Toolkit Fountas and Pinnell, Phonics Lessons: Letters, Words, and How They Work Everyday Mathematics World Language – Spanish Harcourt, Your Health MacMillan/McGraw-Hill, Spotlight on Music
Reading Pre K Reading includes Phonemic Awareness Visual Phonics Read-aloud Time Comprehension strategies Appropriate vocabulary development Differentiated Instruction Assessment
Mathematics Everyday Mathematics: Emphasizes conceptual understanding while building a mastery of basic skills Integrates Common Core Standards through units of study Based on how children learn, what they’re interested in, and the future for which they must be prepared Program Highlights : Problem solving for everyday situations Hands-on activities Links between past experiences and new concepts Sharing ideas through discussion Cooperative learning through partner and small-group activities Practice through games Integrates units of study in geometry, operations and algebraic thinking, counting and cardinality, measurement, and data
Character Education Character Education Compassion Honesty/integrity Respect Self-discipline Courage Perseverance Responsibility and Accountability Teamwork Conscious Discipline Teaching with Love & Logic
Please check folders on Thursday and return them on Friday..
Pick up and Drop off times for Pre-K 8:05 to 8:15 2:55 to 3:10 p.m.
All About… Birthday Celebrations Illness Bringing Toys Book Orders – 4 times this year No Nap Mats –Bath Towel or small blanket Snacks
Conference Times Lunch Volunteers Thursday Readers and Cooks Class Wish List
Introductions… *Homeroom Moms *Auction Basket Class Chairperson