Language Acquisition 7-10 years Language transfers Parent help/support students if English only
English Language Development Languages other than English spoken at home English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) Pull out instruction/SLD Small group instruction Kindergarten-5 th grade
Who are all the adults in class? Educational assistants Practicum student Maestra LovingerMaestra Salinas
Kindergarten Standards Common Core State Standards Semester 1 report card likely to have many N grades (does not meet standard). http://www.corestandards.org/
Assessment Kindergarten Readiness Assessment EasyCBM (English) EasyCBM (Spanish) Teacher created assessments Please schedule an assessment appointment
Preparing Your Child Conversation Strategies – Eyes – Body language – Observe – Help
Kindergarten School Day 8:05 Line up in the cafeteria 8:20 Report to office for a tardy slip 2:20 Dismissal 1:20 Dismissal (Wednesday ONLY)
Absences Report absence to office – 541-790-6525 Should I keep my child home? – Fever, Vomit, Diarrhea, YES! – Minor aches and pains, NO! – Student must be fever free (without medicine) for 24 hours before returning to school.
Classroom Snacks Water bottle – Water ONLY – NO flavored drinks Healthy snacks – Open lunchbox and snack without assistance No nuts or products containing nuts!!!!!
Dismissal Dismissal tags must be on backpack. Changes must be received in writing. – Verbal notices NOT accepted – Email notice accepted no less than one week in advance. Be sure students know the name of the person picking them up! Do NOT be late to pick up students!
Dismissal Students dismissed from front of building If you you have other students to pick up wait outside. Pause park-leave middle lane empty – Stand next to your car – Teachers will send students to you You may NOT pick up students in middle lane Teachers are NOT available during dismissal.
Volunteers Background check Fluent in language of instruction Sign up at Curriculum Night (October 1)
Helping Develop Independence Nose blowing Hand washing Shoe tying Dressing Develop a bedtime routine. – Students need a lot of SLEEP!! Label clothing Students need to know their full legal name Complete name change card, if necessary
Birthdays Acknowledged during classroom meeting NO treats Birthday party invitations – Please give to classroom teacher to distribute – Will be sent home in Homework folder
Homework In Spanish! Read to your child. Full size backpack
The First Day of School First week of school – Half of attend on September 9 and 11, only – Half attend on September 10 and 11, only You may walk your child to class on the first day. – You may stay and take pictures until the tardy bell rings at 8:20. – At 8:20 we will say goodbye to you.
Contacting Teachers Email is the best way to contact teachers. Allow 2-3 school days for a response Maestra Mares: firstname.lastname@example.org Maestra Sanguino: email@example.com Maestra Steeb: firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo credits Maestra Lovinger by Maestra Sanguino Nuts by http://www.glossophilia.org/?p=7704http://www.glossophilia.org/?p=7704 Candles by http://trucosdemamas.com/fiestas-de-cumpleanos-como-celebrarlas-sin-arruinarte/http://trucosdemamas.com/fiestas-de-cumpleanos-como-celebrarlas-sin-arruinarte/ Orange slice fish by www.meetthedubiens.comwww.meetthedubiens.com