To Kindergarten At Southeast Elementary Classroom Teacher- Amanda Mitchell Early Childhood Assistant- Jana Painter Site Principal-Lindy Risenhoover Building Principal-Lynette Talkington • Grew up in Sapulpa, Ok • Attended NSU – Early Childhood Ed • Taught pre-k for two years at Eugene Field Elementary - TPS *Community *All About Me *Thanksgiving *Self help skills *My/School/My Classroom *My Body *Seasons: Winter *Five Senses/Healthy Habits: Nutrition, exercise, *Careers *Transportation and Cleanliness *Machines & Inventions *Family Traditions *Places *Communication *Valentine’s Day *Friendship *Natural World *Earth Materials *My Backyard *Pets *Seasons: Spring *Seasons: Fall *Seasons: Summer Language Arts Write Source *Process of Writing *Forms of Writing Additional resources and Experiences: *Poetry *Journal Writing *Story Writing *Writer’s Workshop Reading The Comprehension Toolkit *Focuses on “Reading as Thinking” *Builds key thinking strategies for increased comprehension *Supports time for shared reading, guided reading groups, small groups, independent reading, and collaborative discussions. *Students read a variety of genres. *Matches students with “just right” reading texts. Fountas & Pinnell Word Study *Builds word knowledge through instruction in phonics, spelling patterns, high frequency word knowledge, vocabulary development, and word-solving actions. Science and Health *Science and Technology for Children: *Students make their own discoveries *Knowledge is actively constructed by the learner *Hand-on *Scientific reasoning skills *Units of Study -Comparing and Measuring -Organisms Health Focus *Safety *Healthy-Habits *Decision-Making Skills *Interpersonal Skills Social Studies TCI Me and My World The Pre-K- Twelfth grade social studies curriculum is to develop responsible, action-oriented citizens with a personal, global, and historical understanding of cultural diversity and community. Mathematics Everyday Mathematics *Emphasizes conceptual understanding while building a mastery of basic skills. *Relates math to real life situations. *Hands-on activities *Practice through Games *Cooperative learning through partner and smallgroup activities *Home and School partnership Mathematics Everyday Mathematics Units of Study *Counting and Cardinality *Operations and Algebraic Thinking *Number and Operations in Base 10 *Measurement ad Data *Geometry www.everymathonline.com Character Education *Compassion *Honesty/Integrity *Respect *Self-Discipline *Courage *Perseverance *Responsibility/Accountability *Team Work Tribes *Attentive Listening *Appreciation/No Put Downs *Right to Pass *Mutual Respect *Safety Technology Integrated into the daily routine of the classroom through: *Student productivity *Communication and collaboration *Delivery of lessons *Classroom management *Smart Board *Audio Enhancers *Document Camera World Language *Emphasis on the Spanish Language *Integrated into the curriculum *Develops awareness *Appreciation of other cultures *Cultural comparisons-similarities and differences Student Goals *Love of Learning *Independent *Responsible *Compassionate *Resourceful *Flexible *Knowledgeable Teacher Goals *Support and Nurture *Develop Talents *Meet Individual Needs *Integrate Learning Styles *Connect Curriculum to the Real-World *Challenge and Grow *Partner with Parents We will be using a Behavior Clip Chart. Child is responsible for coloring in their “clip color” on their calendar to notify parents of daily behavior. We will take home our orange H.E.R.O folders everyday. Please bring back with anything you need to send to school. Two Way Communication Emails Notes Phone Calls Conferences It is a partnership in your child’s learning Classroom Information • Class T-shirt - $8.00 – pay this evening – we wear the shirts on Fridays and field trips • Kindergarten takes one field trip per year. • PTA pays. • Wear class t-shirt • • • • • • Make play dough Sensory table ApplePalooza 50’s Day Thursday Readers Help in classroom School Phone Number: 299-4415 ext. 5800 Classroom Phone Number: 299-4415 ext. 5866 E-mail Address: [email protected] Website: www.jenksps.org –southeast elementary—staff webpages THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE TONIGHT!!! TOGETHER WE CAN!!!