Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Curriculum Night!"— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome to Curriculum Night! Mrs. Coates’s Kindergarten Class
2 Tonight’s Agenda Personal Information Philosophy/ Goals/ Expectations Class Schedule and Extra HelpFolder SystemsBehavior SystemSchool PoliciesNew Standards, Curriculum, and MaterialsReport Card and Grading RubricsBYOTCommunication Methods/ WebpageLunchroomKindergarten 101Questions/ Answers
3 Barbara Coates Ed.S. Instruction and Curriculum – Piedmont College B.S. and M.Ed. Elementary Education, Breanu UniversityEndorsements- Reading and E.S.O.L.Mt. Pisgah Christian Schools – Alpharetta, Georgia1994 – Instructional Assisantiant Midway- Cumming,Georgia1996 – Fifth Grade Teacher – Chestatee ElementaryThird Grade Teacher- Chestatee ElementaryTitle/E.I.P Teacher- ChestateeKindergarten Teacher- Chestatee
4 Just What IS She Thinking?? PhilosophyFun, fun, fun (little crazy???)Individual needs metEverything is a learning opportunityEnjoying the children and the momentGoalsMaking school an awesome place to beTeaching kids to readChallenging children at different levelsMaking sure students are ready for first gradeExpectationsHave appropriate classroom behavior.Do your best.PARENTS- Read with children, help children complete any homework, get your child to school everyday on time.
5 Class Schedule 7:10- 7:40 Arrival, Morning Work 7:40-7:50 Pledge, Greeting, Get ready for the day7:50- 8:25 Class Song, Writing Whole Group8:25-9:10 Guided Reading/ Writing Groups/ Snack and Story9:15-10:00 Specials10:00-10:45 Phonics/ Reading10:45 Restroom/ Prepare for lunch10:56-11:26 Lunch11:30-12:15 Restroom/ Story/ Recess12:15- 12:45 Calendar Math/ Math Journals12:45-1:30 Math Groups1:30-2:00 Science/ Social Studies/ Centers/ Choice2:05-2:15 Pack up/ Clean up2:20 Dismissal
6 Folder System Daily Folder **Contains behavior calendar and any handouts**”Leave at home” and “Return to school” pockets**Goes home every night / returns every day**Please put notes and money in the folder rather than in the book bag. We want to make sure we find everything.Friday Folder**Conduct/ work habits report**Goes home Friday/ please review, sign, and return on Mondays**You can keep the papers inside.Sight Word Folder**’Is Kept in the folder--** Practice new list in folder and review the “passed “ lists.**Keep everything in the folder and send back by
7 Behavior/ Card System Green Card= Great job! Verbal Warning Given Yellow Card= Stop and Think/ Get back on trackOrange Card= Time Out/ Talk to the teacher/Teacher’s choiceRed Card= Call home or E -mailChildren can move up on the behavior chart to: “Showing Pride”, Outstanding, or Role Model Student’.Children can earn jewels for the classroom and decide on rewardChildren can also win Bravo Bucks for Chestatee RewardDaily behavior is marked on the daily folder calendarSpecial behavior charts are an option if necessary.
8 Important School Policies Transportation:You MUST write a hand written note for any transportation changes. s and phone calls will not be accepted. No checkouts will be allowed after 2:00.Absences:For an absence to be excused, you need to write a note within 5 days of your child missing school.
9 CCGPS: Common Core GPS New national standards Less standards, more rigorCheckout this link for a complete explanation and list of the standards.
10 Kindergarten Curriculum Phonics/ ReadingCindy Cupp ProgramPhonicsPhonemic awareness Sight wordsFluencyComprehension**Passed Readers are sent home and are great for extra practice.ReadingGuided Reading, little booksGamesFlashcardsForsyth County UnitsWritingJournal writingShared writingModel writingLetter of the weekComponent of Cindy CuppMathMath Frameworks usedGobs of manipulativesTaught in small groups Hands-on activitiesCCGPS WorkbooksScience UnitsRocks and SoilObjects in the SkyLiving and NonlivingAnimals and PlantsMotion and GravitySocial Studies UnitsCommunity HelpersEconomyMap SkillsPersonal InformationGood citizenshipNational HolidaysAmerican Symbols
11 Report Cards and Rubrics See exampleLess standards, but they have increased rigor.The standard is the same all year so that students are working toward meeting the standards. Expect 1s and 2s in the beginning of the year.This is a 4 point grading systemLanguage Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Work Habits, Special Area Classes are included.
12 How is My Child Doing in Kindergarten? Every 9 Weeks, progress reports will be issued.Academics are graded with a number system.1- Limited Achievement2- Moderate Achievement3- Consistent Achievement4- Complete Standard MasterySpecial area Grades Work Habit GradesS= Satisfactory D= Does not meetP= Progressing S= SuccessfulN= Needs Improvement E= Exemplary
13 BYOT Things to Know Filtered internet in school Very controlled usage Established rules in our classroomIn book bags and locked door when out of roomNot just playingUsed with lessonsDuring computer centers, educational reading and math games can be used.DS and DSi devices are super for kindergarten!Cassie Shoemaker’s website has great APP ideas.
14 Communication: I want you to know what’s happening. Newsletter-Curriculum covered-Important Dates and Reminders- Special notes-Sent weekly in Friday FolderWebpage-Updated monthly-Work in progress-Check out our Kindergarten Curriculum Page!ga.usResponse is quick and easy!- s are checked before school, after school and during planning (most days)NotesHandwritten notes are great because they make responding easy!Voicext**Please allow 24 hours for me to return phonecalls.**The phone will not be answered during instructional times. Call the office with an emergency.
15 What About Lunch? Our lunch time is 10:59 11:29. We sit at table 6. Families can pay by check, cash, or online. Lunch money sent in should be marked and put in your child’s folder.A red apple stamp on your child’s hand signifies that more lunch money is needed for your child’s account.If you are joining us for lunch, please meet us in the cafeteria rather than the classroom. Also say good-bye in the lunchroom, so that we can get to recess.Ice cream cannot be charged. If there isn’t enough money in the account on Friday, your child will not receive ice cream.
16 How Has Kindergarten Changed Since We Attended? Kindergarten is very academic.We follow the state standards for our instruction. These have increased rigor.Teaching is taught in small, differentiated groups during the majority of our day.Instruction is assessment driven.Kindergarteners are amazing and can learn so much!
17 What Has Mrs. Coates Learned? Teaching kindergarten is the hardest grade to teach because the children are being introduced to so many new things, it’s physically exhausting, and I’m “on” all day.The children are super sweet and love the simplest things about school.We get tired and hungry by 2:15 which can cause tears.A lot of extra help is needed…. Especially in places like the cafeteria.Chaos occurs when adults stop in, the phone rings, or the teacher’s attention is turned to something else for a split second.Teaching kindergarten is the most fun grade to teach.
18 In Closing…..We look forward to a great year. We work very hard to keep you informed and to teach your child the way we would want someone to teach our children. Let us know whenever you have questions or concerns. Thank you for allowing us to work with your child! What a journey this will be!