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Fruitland Park Elementary Kindergarten Roundup Welcome! Please sign in!
What should we expect? Reading: Harcourt Storytown –Getting to know you activities –Letter and sound recognition –Begin blending sounds into words –Reading sight words and short books
What should we expect? Writing: –DNealian is the style of writing used in our county. –His/her first name, recognizing it, spelling it, and writing it. –Please also work on coloring, cutting, and gluing.
Writing Student Name Please make sure that students learn to write their names with a capital letter at the beginning, the rest lower case letters. Here is an example: –Melissa
What should we expect? Math: –Harcourt Go Math –Hands-on, manipulatives –At home, count pennies, beans, pieces of cereal, small candies, crayons, buttons –Play games –Workbooks are used in many of the classrooms
What should we expect? Social Studies: –People and places are explored –Social skills are discussed and developed –Community leaders and resources are discovered
Breakfast/Lunch Breakfast costs: Full price $1.00 Reduced price $.30 Lunch Costs: Full price $1.75 Reduced price $.40 ( These are the prices) Free and reduced lunch forms are available. You have the option of paying: * by cash * by check * on line Children may also bring a lunch from home if you choose. Menus are available monthly.
Back Packs Send backpacks or book bags daily Check it/sign papers daily Folders are put in book bags daily Parent/Teacher communication is managed daily through the folders
Homework Yes, even in Kindergarten, they have homework. –Monthly calendar of skills are sent home outlining homework activities –Daily activities are sent home –Skills practiced in homework activities are based on skills learned each week at school and will prove to be beneficial at testing times.
Testing / Grading –Each 9 weeks students are tested in specific and required skills. –Report Cards are issued each 9 weeks –Progress reports are sent home in the middle of the term –Grades in kindergarten are: 3 = Meets or exceeds grade level expectations 2 = Below grade level expectations 1 = Far below grade level expectations
Promotion Requirements Cumulative Score of 48 Points (24 in Language & 24 in Math)
A day in the life of a kindergartener Arrive at school, possibly eat breakfast (8:00 – 8:25) Put away belongings Morning work activity at their seat – journal writing Announcements, pledge, moment of silence (8:35)
A day…Continued Morning Meeting – Kindergarten news, Calendar, Helpers Chart… Reading – Letter, sound activities, rhyming, big books, shared reading and writing, story activities, and literacy centers Lunch Specials (enrichment): Physical Education, Music, Library, Computer Lab
Math Center time- learning activities that are hands-on and individual instruction time Science/Social Studies Snack Dismissal Please note that there is no recess, Free Play time or nap time.
Dismissal Procedures Bus riders, walkers, car riders, and daycare riders walk out with a teacher We all need to work together for the childrens safety Traffic patterns must be observed at pick up areas in front/beside the school Send a note when normal mode of transportation changes- no exceptions.
Visitors on Campus Walking students to class : –Please only walk the children to class through the first week of school then the children need to go by themselves –Volunteer forms need to be completed at the beginning of year (They will be in the information packets at the beginning of the school year)
Behavior expectations Give me Five 1- Eyes on speaker 2- Lips closed 3- Ears listening 4- Sit up straight 5- Hands and Feet Quiet
Daily Behavior Sheet A daily behavior sheet comes home each day in your childs folder. It should be signed each night and returned the next day.
Consequences 1 st consequence: Warning 2 nd consequence: Name moved to Yellow on the traffic light 3 rd consequence: name moved to Orange on the traffic light 4 th consequence: name moved to Red on the traffic light Severe disruption: Child sent to the office….Brown
Rewards Students whose names are on the happy face or green at the end of the day receive a stamp on their hand and/or a treat. Students who are able to have good weeks are able to receive a reward or a visit to the treasure box on Fridays.
Supplies Crayola crayons, no larger than 16 per box. This allows for true colors and less confusion with the children. Pencil box Scissors, with blunt or safety tip 4 oz. Elmers glue Facial tissues like Kleenex Zip lock baggies ( 1 box)
Registration Requirements Please register as soon as possible. You will need: –Birth certificate –Social Security Card (optional) –Physical examination dated August 22, 2010 or later –Proof of residence, such as Electric bill, Lease agreement, Property bill
Attention: Please be advised that students coming from Pre-K will need UPDATED SHOT RECORDS to enroll in Kindergarten. You may register anytime between now and the beginning of the school year. We highly encourage you to register early!
2011 – 2012 Immunization Requirements –Immunization record which includes: 5 DPT 4 Polio (*New: If the fourth dose is administered prior to the 4 th birthday, a fifth dose of POLIO vaccine is required for entry into kindergarten) 3 Hepatitis B 2 Varicella 2 Doses MMR
Questions? Thank you so much for attending. Please follow us to the classrooms, where you can get an idea of what the students are doing here in Kindergarten now.