3Spelling of student name Before We BeginPlease sign inVPK handbookStudent info sheetSpelling of student name
4About Me My Background The University of Central Florida I am K-6, Pre-k -3rd , ESOL, and Exceptional Student Education Certified2 Children – Kindergarten and 6thMy ExperienceThis is my sixth year teaching, first time for Pre-K5 prior kindergarten yearsAll of my experience is here in Clermont
5Teacher Assistant Mrs. Hill Certified Paraprofessional Lost Lake Elementary Teacher Assistant since 20016 years in kindergartenThis is Mrs. Hill’s fifth year in VPK
6My GoalsTo give your child the academic and social skills they need to be successful lifelong learners.To provide a enjoyable, nurturing and developmentally appropriate classroom environment.To establish a parent teacher partnership that will benefit your child.
7VPK Curriculum Handbook page - 3 High Scope – an active learning approachFive essential componentsWhat do children need?No grades – handbook page
8What we do all day Handbook page - 4 Music/movementLanguage Arts - phonics, phonemic awareness, reading, writingLearning Centers - math, fine motor skills, themes, independent investigation and explorationOutdoor Play – gross motor skillsSmall Group Time – reinforcing skills, teacher led activitiesLearning how to communicate effectivelyLearning how to socialize effectivelyLearning how to be independentClothing-snaps, buttons, lacingDaily routine/proceduresEatingRestroom breaksSpecials
9Enrichment/Specials 9 day rotation Fine Arts Technology PE Coach Henry MediaPE Coach MooseScience
10Classroom Schedule 8:00-8:15 -Arrival 8:00-8:25 -Snack – social time 8:25-8: School news and deskercise8:40-9: Morning meeting/circle, music and movement and calendar9:15-9: Large group – story time9:30-9: Small group – reinforce concept/lesson9:50-10: Outdoor gross motor skills/recess10:20-10: Bathroom break/drinks/wash10:40-10: Story, language arts10:51-11: Lunch11:21-11: Quiet independent exploration/reading11:55-1: Plan, Do, Review (center time)1:00-1: Clean up, transition to enrichment1:10-1: Enrichment1:55-2: Closing circle2:15-2: Snack2:30-2: Pack up/ Dismissal
11Attendance Handbook page - 5 Please arrive between 8:00 and 8:15Absence notesPre-arranged absences for more than 3 daysMonthly VerificationsIf you arrive after the tardy bell you must get a tardy slip from the officeDismissals begin at 2:50 (Wednesdays at 1:50)Consistency is key!
13What if my child is sick? Handbook page - 6 Please me and call the school if your child will be absent from schoolIf your child becomes sick at school, the nurse will contact youHealth Guidelines – fever free without medication for 24 hours
14Medication Handbook page - 7 Prescription medication may be administered at school by school nurse only. Parents must submit proper paperwork (you can obtain from Nurse Kathy).Please do not send medication with child. (No chap stick or lip gloss)
15Classroom BehaviorOur classroom is a community. We are all here to respect and help each other.Emphasis on self-discipline and making good choicesOur class manners are:Wait your turnUse polite wordsListen carefullyCooperate with othersShow your appreciationGive compliments
16Behavior Management Daily communication in folder. Green = Great Day! Yellow = So So DayRed = Not So Good DayThere will be NO REDS for the first month of school.Rewards (M&M’s, Stickers, treasure box) and positive praiseDaily communication in folder.Negative consequenceTime outLoss of rewardsVPK Discipline PolicyHandbook page - 8
17Transportation Handbook page - 9 Car RiderAM drop off from 8:00-8:15 in daycare bus areaPM pickup at 2:50 in daycare bus areaMust display card in windshield – PINK you may pick up tonightMust be authorized to pick up childPlease remain in your carBusesAuthorized adult with ID must be with the child at the bus stopPre-K students sit at the front of the busTransportation cardBus GuidelinesDaycare bus
18Lunch Procedures Time – 10:51-11:21 Students eat in cafeteria with an assistantMay bring lunch from homeMay purchase lunch from school$1.75/$0.40 for reduced studentsParents may send lunch money in child’s folder (please label), or…Set up an account on mylunchmoney.comFree/reduced lunch applications
19Snacks Be sure to eat a good breakfast at home! On the 1st of every month please send in a healthy snack for 40 students – I will remind you!Peanut FREE school – please do not send in snacks with nutsMust be in store bought packageMorning snack timeAfternoon snack time
20Folders Daily communication log please sign daily Please review and retain completed workReinforce teacher commentsPlease send all important notes and money in a labeled envelope – Ms. Arner and student nameHomework
21Extra clothes – labeled Ziploc bag Labeled backpack/lunchbox/water bottleNo pull upsNo Rest mats/blanketsScholastic book ordersMonthly calendar
22Uniform schoolKhaki, navy blue, or black pants, shorts, capris, dresses or jumpers.Polo shirts – white, light blue, navy blue, pink or hunter green.Friday only – jeans, Lost Lake T-shirt or ANY color poloClose toe shoes
23Ways to Help Volunteer Donations PTO sign up tonightComplete and return volunteer form with copy of driver’s licenseField trips/in class volunteersInterested in being a room mom?Special talents, hobbies, interests?DonationsGift cards for classroom supplies and foodCraft suppliesTreasure box prizes ($1 store) stickers, M&M’sTissues, paper plates, wipes, paper cups, extra snacks, crayons, large pencils, umbrellas, dry erase markers, gallon size Ziploc bagsTake an apple from the “Giving Tree”
24Meet the Teacher Tomorrow, Thursday 10-11 am Bring your child VendorsTransportationNo open house next week
25Paperwork Please fill out and return today: VPK Parent Agreement (last page in your handbook)Student Info SheetPlease indicate how your child will arrive and go home the first day, and for the rest of the year.