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AVERYESAVERYES ccept responsibility for your own actions oices remain quiet & movement is orderly in the halls nter school on time, prepared, and ready to learn espect self, others, and school property ou control your own behaviors- be polite! xcellence in education is of utmost importance afety rules are followed for everyone’s benefit
Power Teaching Expectations Rule 1 – Follow directions quickly Rule 2 – Raise your hand for permission to speak Rule 3 – Raise your hand for permission to leave your seat Rule 4 – Make smart choices Rule 5 – Treat others like you want to be treated
Parent/Teacher team Paraprofessional: Mrs. Bobbie Byrd Room Parent – Let me know tonight if you are interested (Room Parent Meeting is this Friday in the Cafeteria at 9:00 a.m.) Web Page http://mysite.cherokee.k12.ga.us/personal/julie_cato/site/default.aspx Things for parents to know
Schedule 7:20 -7:45 Morning Work 7:45-7:55 Announcements 7:55-8:10 Morning Meeting and Calendar 8:10-9:00 Writer’s Workshop 9:00-9:15 Restroom/Snack 9:15-10:15 Reading and literacy centers 10:20-11:08Specials 11:08-11:20Restroom 11:20-11:50Lunch 11:55-12:15Recess 12:15-12:20Restroom 12:20-12:35Writing Practice 12:35-1:20Math 1:20-1:45Science/Social Studies 1:45-2:15Rest time and Pack up for dimissal
Specials one per day – 45 minutes calendar sent by email each month and posted on website Art – Mrs. Martin Music –Mr. Boggs Physical Education – Coach Cain Coach Wallace and Coach Fitts (Please wear tennis shoes on PE days.) Technology – Mrs. Azarraga (Please bring your library book on MC day.)
Absences and Tardiness School starts at 7:45 A.M. If you arrive after 7:45, you will need to park and come into the office to sign in your child! If your child misses school, you will need to send a written excuse stating why your child was absent. Absence forms can be found on the school website.
Classroom Procedures Caterpillar of the Week (begins next week) Ice-cream on Fridays Birthday treats during recess Snack time Rest time Field Trips (one off campus, one on campus) Classroom Parties: Winter Party and End of the Year Celebration Discipline (Love and Logic) Power Teaching including Differentiation
Kindergarten Standards Georgia Performance Standards portal.cherokee.k12.ga.us/ps/Pages/Kindergarten.aspx Developed by the state, aligned and prioritized by Cherokee County. Report Cards every 9 weeks (no progress reports) GKIDS
GKIDS GKIDS- Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills The Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (GKIDS) will be a performance-based assessment. The primary purpose of GKIDS is to provide ongoing diagnostic information (formative assessment) about kindergarten students ’ developing skills in language arts, math, science, social studies, social/emotional development, and approaches to learning. GKIDS will also provide a summary (summative assessment) of student performance at the end of the kindergarten school year. http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/ci_testing.aspx?PageReq=CI_TESTING_GKIDS http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/ci_testing.aspx?PageReq=CI_TESTING_GKIDS
The Essential Question Learning Focused Strategies have been implemented school wide to increase student achievement.
Materials and Strategies Used to Teach Reading- Balanced Literacy- Scott Foresman, Rigby, Leveled readers, Guided Reading Groups for each child on level Pre k – 3 rd Grade Mathematics in whole and small groups (differentiated per each student’s needs) Writer’s Workshop – Each child “writes and shares” everyday. See teacher letter for more information. Science/ Social Studies/ Health Thematic Units
Conferences Fall Conferences are available for you to sign up on Signup Genius.com. Conferences are offered beginning September 22.
How Can You Help at Home? *Your child MUST know their id/lunch number! *Help your child become independent and responsible by allowing them to do things for themselves. *Help your child complete any homework assignment he/she may have. (Activity Calendar) *Read, review letters/sounds, and sight words every night. *Read the weekly newsletter and check my website every week. *Practice tying shoes!!! (Shoe Tying Club to begin in October)
Daily Communication Folder and Kindergarten Newsletter Please send transportation changes in writing- forms can be found on the school’s website. Please send all money in the communication folder. Lunch envelopes and ASP envelopes are always available. Please label baggie with ice cream money, too.
Our End of Year Goals… Successfully complete all Common Core Georgia Performance Standards Become independent and responsible students Learn critical thinking strategies Be prepared for 1 st grade
Thank you for coming out tonight. I know that together we will help make this a great year for your kindergarten student.