Treasures Overview Treasures is aligned to the Common Core Standards
Kindergarten 10-Units 10 Units – Unit Theme 3 Weeks each (weekly skill focus) 2 Weeks teach with – weekly assessments-cold read 1 week of review and assess- Unit test
15 min whole group (Oral Language, Vocabulary) 15 min stations & small group 15 min whole group (Comprehension/Vocabulary) 15 min stations & small group 15 min whole group (Phonics/Phonemic Awareness/High Frequency words ) 15 min stations & small group 30 min Writing/Grammar/Conferencing *Please note: times are approximate Daily Schedule (120 min reading/writing block)
Whole Group Instruction Whole-group instruction introduces tested skills and lets teachers identify areas of students weakness. It is scaffolded, progressing from easier to more complex content.
Small Group Instruction All students receive quality instruction during whole-class participation. But, because not all students are on the same level at the same time, Treasures also provides differentiation options for every tested skill and strategy—small-group instructional options for students at varying skill levels.
Components of Treasures Oral Language Oral Vocabulary Listening Comprehension Phonemic Awareness Phonics Letter Recognition Vocabulary High Frequency Words Grammar Fluency Shared Writing
Treasures Themes Smart Start Unit 1: Families Unit 2: Friends Unit 3: Transportation Unit 4: Food Unit 5: Animals
Treasures Themes Unit 6: Neighborhood Unit 7: Weather Unit 8: Plants Unit 9: Amazing Creatures Unit 10: I Know A Lot!
Handwriting Develop correct pencil holding techniques Practice tracing and forming letters correctly
In Everyday Math, you can expect: A problem-solving approach based on everyday situations A problem-solving approach based on everyday situations An instructional approach that revisits concepts regularly An instructional approach that revisits concepts regularly Frequent practice of basic skills, often through games Frequent practice of basic skills, often through games Lessons based on activities and discussion, not a textbook Lessons based on activities and discussion, not a textbook Mathematical content that goes beyond basic arithmetic Mathematical content that goes beyond basic arithmetic
Parental Involvement Use Everyday Math Online to play online math games Use Everyday Math Online to play online math games Classroom Volunteering during Games Days or Explorations Days (parents will be given advance notice of these special days and will be asked to sign in at the office before entering a classroom). Classroom Volunteering during Games Days or Explorations Days (parents will be given advance notice of these special days and will be asked to sign in at the office before entering a classroom). Parent Letters Parent Letters Assist with Home Links and Study Links Assist with Home Links and Study Links Play games at home Play games at home Practice facts Practice facts Read math literature books Read math literature books
Everyday Mathematics Emphasizes the following skills and concepts: *Counting, estimating; reading and writing numbers *Exploring addition and subtraction *Creating and analyzing tally charts, tables, and bar graphs *Comparing length; identifying pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollar bills *Geometry: Exploring 2 and 3 dimensional shapes and line symmetry *Patterns; exploring visual, rhythmic, and movement patterns
Concepts We Will Study Number Recognition Classifying Counting Money Time Addition Subtraction Measurement Geometry
Reading Homework The homework will highlight a targeted skill connected to an identified weekly reading standard. Math Homework The homework supports what was taught that day. There is not math homework for every lesson. There will be either Reading or Math homework every night, except Friday.
Exploration Stations Centers reflect theme Math Art Writing Construction Listening Computers Dramatic Play Manipulatives Science
Report Cards Report cards are now on a 4 point rubric (no longer A’s, B’s, or C’s). Report cards will be handed out in person on Parent-Teacher Conferences (Fall and Spring). Now available in Spanish!
Important Information Absent Notes- please send in note explaining reason for absence Tardiness- very important to arrive on time! If your child is eating breakfast with us in the morning, please have them in class by 8:30 am. Dismissal changes- please put any changes in writing Folders- please look at every night. Empty out papers, complete and return homework. Uniformity of Dress- children should be dressed in white, green, or gray collared shirts, khaki shorts, pants, skirts, or jumpers. Lunch Money/PTO Sales- please send your child’s money to school in a bag/envelope labeled with his/her name and what the money is for. Please keep inside of child’s daily take home folder. NO CASH will be accepted for PTO fundraisers.
Important Information Snack- Please send a healthy snack every day for your child Lunch- Check the lunch menu at home in case your child does not like school lunch that day and needs a lunch from home Stay Informed- Visit my teacher page on the Long Branch School District website at: http://lbps.schoolwires.net//Domain/418 for updated information http://lbps.schoolwires.net//Domain/418
Most Importantly… We are always available. Please contact us if you have any questions
Please take the time to leave a note for your child to find tomorrow at school Have a great night and looking forward to a wonderful year!!