2 Language Arts Speak in complete sentences Identify and produce rhyming wordsIdentify words with the same beginning soundsBlend and break words apart by syllables and individual sounds (such as cat, c-a-t).
3 Language ArtsIdentify all uppercase and lowercase alphabet letters and identify and produce all letter sound relationships.Identify 15 sight words by middle of the year and 35 words by the end of the year.
4 DRA Developmental Reading Assessment Unseen text Oral reading (ability to call the words on the page)Fluency (speed & expression or intonation),Retelling/comprehension (ability to share or retell the story to a friend who has never seen/heard/read the text)Expectations by of end of year is to read a DRA level 4 (fiction and non-fiction)
5 WritingPlan a first draft by generating ideas for writing through class discussionDevelop drafts by sequencing the action of details in the storyShare writing with othersDictate or write information for lists, captions, or invitations
7 Science Follow safety rules. Use science tools to participate in simple experiments.Identify the states of matter: solid, liquid, and gas.Observe and describe a variety of rocks and soil such as clay and sand.
8 Science Distinguish between living and nonliving things. Identify basic needs of organisms such as food, water, air, and a place to live.Observe changes that are part of a simple life cycle of a plant.
9 Social Studies We begin with rules, laws and authority figures Pledges are recited during the announcementsSocial Studies is taught throughout the year and integrated into Language ArtsParticipation grades recorded on the report card
10 D3 Time Dragons Digging Deeper All students45 minutes per dayStudents will enrich their learning by working on targeted areas based on the child's needs.Data from common assessments
11 AttendanceTime with the teacher equals student success!
12 HomeworkHomework CalendarRead 20 minutes every night!
13 Parent ConferenceKindergarten will begin parent conferences in October.Sign-up Genius
14 Parent Access You will need your child’s student ID number to log-in. CISD website – Parents – Parent Access
15 Volunteer You must register online to be a volunteer. Deretchin webpage – Parents – Volunteer in CISD
16 Daily Dragon FoldersPrimary mode of communication between parent and teacher.Please help your child keep this folder neat and current.
17 Dragon Conduct Calendar Used to document behaviorAreas of concern will be noted on the calendar (if necessary).Please sign the calendar at the end of each week.Do not remove!New to Kindergarten - E
18 Snack Children may bring a nutritious snack from home each day. Unhealthy snacks such as chips or cookies may not be consumed during snack time.Please put your child’s snack in their backpack (not in their lunch box) and only send one snack per day.
19 Lunch 12:15-12:45 No visitors the first 3 weeks. CISD website - Child NutritionChecks made out to “Child Nutrition Department”
20 BirthdaysTreats can be passed out in your child’s classroom at 12:45pm.Please contact your child’s teacher prior to the date.
21 MoneyPlease send money (cash or check) in an envelope with your child’s name.Do not send loose money.
22 Scholastic Book Orders Sent home about once a monthClass activation codeOur class earns free books with every order!
23 Transportation Changes Please keep your child’s transportation tag on the backpack all year.We cannot accept changes via or phone.
24 Medications Give to our school nurse, Mrs. Colleen Please apply sunscreen at home for special events
25 Label Items From HomeBackpacks, lunch boxes, jackets and other clothing items that can be removed should be labeled with your child’s name.
26 LibraryStudents will alternate between a library lesson and the computer lab each week.Books will be checked out weekly as long as the library book is returned.
27 Special Events FABULOUS FIFTIES! November 7 @ 5:00pm Kindergarten’s Parent EventWe will be celebrating the first 50 days of school with fun math activities!