Welcome Agenda Mrs. Ramos Kindergarten Back-to-School Night Tuesday September 8, 2015 About Mrs. Ramos School Information/Attendance Typical Day/Schedule Classroom Management Curriculum/Literacy/Math Volunteering Daily Work Folders vs. Thursday Folders Enrichment Birthdays Book orders Communication Field Trips Thank You About Mrs. RAMOS Attendance O Come on time and everyday O I want to see your child’s smiling face! O Send a note, email, and call about Absences O Absentee Number 703-957-4391 A Typical Day in Kindergarten O Arrival and Unpack (Goal is to foster independence) O Daily Message O Morning Meeting/Shared Reading O Read Aloud/Writer’s Workshop O Independent Reading O Reading Workshop-Stations and Guided Reading O Recess and Drink (15 minutes)- NO SNACKS O Math O Science/SS/Health Kindergarten Specials O Monday Computer Lab 8:00-8:30 SEARCH (Week B) 8:40-9:10 O Wednesday Guidance (Week A) 9:00-9:30 O Friday Library 8:45-9:15 Curriculum O Pathways to Literacy O County wide and consistent through K-2 O Charts and sight words O 5 Components 1. Read Aloud 2. Independent Reading 3. Shared Reading /Big Books, Poems 4. Literacy Stations 5. Writer’s Workshop Curriculum O Math O Investigations O Student Discovery O Hands-on O Topics O Patterns, shapes, counting, time, money, measurement, addition, subtraction, data collection, graphing, tallying O Utilize Whole Group and math centers Volunteering 1. Room Parents (Multiple parents can share these duties) -Will be responsible for ……… O planning and running parties O Making class directory O Helping with school wide projects 2. Help During Writing Workshop -Will help students stretch out words 3. Word and Sound work during Literacy Stations -Work with students during stations time to work on letter/sound and sight word recognition -Games will be provided 4. Computer Lab -Come in every computer time to help the children in the computer lab. ***PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HELPING!! Classroom Management O How would I describe my classroom management? O Structured O Consistent O Organized O Caring O Respectful O Fun Classroom Management OClass Dragon Bite Jar O Rewards given to the entire class (wear PJ’s to school, extra recess, bring favorite toy to school, etc.) OBehavior Dragons (individual) O When students show “ROAR” behavior, I move their clip to visually show the class the good example the student is showing. Notes are sent home on Friday. Daily Folders Come home every day! Include daily work and Dragon behavior notes. May be a note/reminder Empty all contents Return every day Vs. Thursday Folders Come home on Thursdays Important papers from the school/county Monthly/Weekly newsletter/Important weekly reminders Please return on Friday Enrichment O No homework in kindergarten O Handwriting Practice Pages O Enrichment Calendar O Will be sent in Thursday folder and available online O Not mandatory What can you do at home? O Give your children the opportunity to color, cut, paste, write, and read at home. O Practice Sight words….play games O Visit the Library!!!! O Great websites to explore~ O http://www.abcya.com/ O www.starfall.com O http://pbskids.org/ BIRTHDAYS O When it is your child’s birthday he/she will be asked to O O O O bring in pictures to share with the class. Pictures can be in an envelope or a folder or mounted on paper or poster board. Your child should be prepared to talk about and share their pictures! They may also bring in their favorite toy, or book to share with the class; and their estimation jar. Students may not bring in edible favors or party bags. (LCPS policy) We will sing and celebrate by making a special book for your child. If sending in invitations for a birthday party, please send one for each classmate. Summer birthdays will be celebrated in June! Book Orders O I will be sending home scholastic book orders about once a month O Optional O Great way to get your child excited about reading O Look for the first order forms to come home soon Communication O Email: Kate.Ramos@lcps.org O I rarely get to check emails during the school day. I will reply as soon as possible. O If you have important information, especially a change in dismissal, please send a note in your child’s “Daily Work Folder” or call the school. (703)957-4390 O Also check out Arcola web page and our class page Arcola Elementary Field Trips In kindergarten, we do not plan on having a field trip. Our day is very short and there is very little time to get to the outing and then back to the school. We DO plan on having guest speakers! If you have any special talents or interests that align with our kindergarten SOLs, please contact me. Thank You O Thank you for your time tonight! Please take a moment to write a note to your child. O Our collaboration will be key in creating a successful year. O Please remember to sign up for Fall ParentTeacher Conferences and any volunteer opportunities you are interested in!