Presentation on theme: "What to Expect in Kindergarten and How to Help Your Child Succeed!"— Presentation transcript:
1 What to Expect in Kindergarten and How to Help Your Child Succeed! September 10, 2014
2 Jolene D. Reinhart Director, Office of Curriculum & Instruction WelcomeJolene D. Reinhart Director, Office of Curriculum & InstructionSpringfield Local Schools
3 Kindergarten Team Spring Hill Elementary Mary Meadows, Principal RaeLyn Craig, TeacherTammie Langovsky, TeacherHeather Meeker, TeacherDena Scrimo, TeacherLaura Hancock, LiteracyLori Woodford, LiteracyKindra Cox, Literacy
4 Kindergarten Team Continued Young ElementaryJennifer Ganzer, PrincipalKaitlin Benner, TeacherBeth Burgess, TeacherJennifer Hoskin, TeacherChristie Hubert, TeacherWendi Bluey, LiteracySonya Cunningham, Literacy
5 Content Standards English Language Arts (Common Core) Math (Common Core)ScienceSocial Studies
6 Assessment for Teaching and Learning-Standards Based Ongoing formal and informal assessments are used by teachers and staff to monitor and inform instruction.Baseline-screeningSeptember Progress Check4 quarterly Progress Report Cards
7 September Progress Check-Sent home October 3rd LiteracyWriting first name using capital and lowercase letters.Recite alphabetIdentify upper/lowercase lettersSay the sound of each letterRead color words (blue, red, yellow, green)MathIdentify the numbers 0-10Identify shapesCounting to 20 or higherIdentify the 11 colors
8 Literacy QuestionsWhat should I expect my child to be reading by the end of kindergarten?What can I do at home to home to help my child learn to read?
9 GoalFor every student to be able to fluently read a level D book. (minimum expectation C)What does a level “D” book look like?
18 Where to start at home….. Read to or with your child every night Practice letter identification and sounds (fluency is crucial)Practice required sight wordsLearn and use the reading strategies at home when reading with your child
19 Sight Words Often called popcorn words or snap words Should be memorized so that the child recognizes them quickly and easilyOften cannot be sounded out (the, said, they)Many beginning books will repeat same sight words on each page to allow for memorization…be sure to encourage the student to use finger to follow wordsVery important reading skill75 total required in K
25 Parent Academy Series of informational sessions October 21st @ 6:30 pm January 6:30 pmMarch 6:30End of Program celebrationTBA, during school dayWill recognized families/student who complete Parent Academy
26 Parent AcademyGain valuable information to help your child become a successful kindergarten reader and writerOpportunity to connect with your child and other parents with a common goalSee student performances