Presentation on theme: "Ms. LaPointe Kindergarten Class Argyle Elementary School Orientation"— Presentation transcript:
1 Ms. LaPointe Kindergarten Class Argyle Elementary School Orientation August 2015Hello. My name is
2 Meet the Teacher My Name is Lynn LaPointe and I have been teaching for 14 years. This is my11th year teaching in Clay County. I havetaught Kindergarten as well as 2ndgrade. I am thrilled to be teachingKindergarten again this year. I have beenteaching at Argyle since it opened in Ihave two daughters. Zoe and Alexandria. My oldest is 23 (just graduated from FSU last year!) and my youngest is 17. I have a dog named Lola and two cats named Simba and Nala. Can you guess which animals the kiddos named?
3 Daily Schedule 8:30-8:40 Morning Meeting 8:40- 9:00 Skills Block 9:00-10:00 Literacy Block10:00-10:45 Writer’s Workshop10:45-11:20 Resource11:30-12:00 Lunch *12:00- 12:30 Recess12:30-1:30 Math1:30-2:15 Science2:15 Prepare for Dismissal* Lunch can be purchased for $1.75
4 Reading At the beginning of Kindergarten, we will be focusing on letters, their corresponding sounds, and howthose sounds blend to form words. During ourliteracy block, students will be read a story andthen be asked to discuss the story with me and theirpeers. Kindergarteners are expected to retell thestory in their own words and make connections tothe story. After we have discussed the story,students will move into literacy centers where theywill practice both their comprehension and phonicsskills .
5 Math During the first nine weeks of Kindergarten, we will be focusing on using one to onecorrespondence as we count sets of objectsup to 9, writing numerals 0-9, and comparingquantities to one another by using the terms“more” and “less”. We will also be exploringvarious manipulatives or objects and becomingfamiliar with the calendar.
6 Social Studies During the beginning of Kindergarten we will concentrate a great deal of time learninghow to get along with one another and buildingour classroom community. We will learn howto respect and how to work with one another in order to foster a positive learning environment. Community will be our Theme!
7 Social Studies We will spend the first part of the year using and exploring with our 5 senses.We will use our senses as we conductsimple yet amazing experiments. We willlearn how to ask questions about theworld around us. And more importantly,how to work with each other to answerthem.
8 Special Classes Students will visit four special classes each week. Our schedule is as follows:A LibraryB MusicC Computer LabD P.E.On P.E. days, please make sure your child wears tennis shoes and dresses appropriately. If not, your child will not be able to participate.
9 Behavior ManagementIn class I use a behavior clip chart that gives studentsthe opportunity to move their clothespin up or downbased on their choices in class. Each student beginsthe day “ready to learn” and moves up or downaccording to his/her behavior. This allows me toreward positive behavior and allows the students toadjust their behavior in order to end the day positively.At the end of each day, I will stamp a color on yourchild’s behavior calendar. I ask that you please initialthis calendar daily so I that I know you have seen it.
10 CommunicationEvery child will be given a S.T.A.R. folder. Students taking academic responsibility. In this folder you will find your child’s sight words, important papers, and behavior/ communication card. Please make sure you check and your child’s folder everyday. Please use the clear pouch to transport important notes or money to school.
11 HomeworkYour child will be responsible for completing the following homework:Weekly Reading Log: students should be reading for at least15 minutes each night and filling in his/her weekly readinglog. Reading logs will be checked weekly and are a part ofyour child’s reading grade. Your child is expected to readMonday-Thursday and complete the response sheet on theirfavorite story from the week. Your child will turn in his/herreading log each Friday.Math Practice Sheets: Math worksheets will be sent homeon an “as needed” basis. They should be returned the following school day.
12 Parent InvolvementVolunteers are needed for at-home and school projects.There is also a great need for volunteers for the FallFestival. If you would like to volunteer in theclassroom or for the festival, please fill in the“Volunteer Form”. Please make note of specific daysthat you would like to come in.
13 Stay ConnectedNewsletters will be sent home weekly. Please check your child’s folder.MyMy phone number: ext.2253