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1 BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT Brandi Thomas, M.Ed. Pre-Kindergarten 2013-2014

2 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.

3 General School Information  Site Principal Lindy Risenhoover  Building Principal Lynette Talkington  Our Classroom Early Childhood Assistant Melissa Spencer

4 General Classroom Information E-mail addresses- Classroom Phone Number- (918) 299-4415 Ext. 5862 Room Number- 111 Class Website Click on Southeast-Staff- Thomas

5 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.

6 Teacher Goals  Support and Nurture  Differentiate Instruction to meet individual needs  Integrate Learning Styles  Connect Curriculum to Real World  Stay Connected to Home

7 Curriculum – National Standards Common Core State Standards PASS to Common Core Primary Teaching Tools Jenks Curricula Continua

8 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

9 Reading Pre K Reading includes  Phonemic Awareness  Visual Phonics  Read-aloud Time  Comprehension strategies  Appropriate vocabulary development  Differentiated Instruction  Assessment

10 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

11 Character Education  Character Education  Compassion  Honesty/integrity  Respect  Self-discipline  Courage  Perseverance  Responsibility and Accountability  Teamwork  Conscious Discipline  Teaching with Love & Logic

12 Please check folders on Thursday and return them on Friday..

13 Pick up and Drop off times for Pre-K 8:05 to 8:15 2:55 to 3:10 p.m.

14 All About… Birthday Celebrations Illness Bringing Toys Book Orders – 4 times this year No Nap Mats –Bath Towel or small blanket Snacks

15  Conference Times  Lunch Volunteers  Thursday Readers and Cooks  Class Wish List

16 Introductions… *Homeroom Moms *Auction Basket Class Chairperson

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