Welcome to our Preppie Kindergarten School year 2009-2010 Mrs. Martinez About Mrs. Martinez • My name is Raquel Martinez • Live in HB with husband and 4 year old daughter Alyssa. • Completed my bachelors degree @ CSUF and will be attempting to finish 5 of the 10 classes to get my masters at CSUF in the spring. • I have worked for WSD now going on 6 years. • I taught preschool for 3yrs and academic kindergarten for 2yrs. This is my first year in preppie and did my student teaching in preppie. What Is Preppie K? • Preppie Kindergarten is a fascinating new kindergarten option that the Westminster School District is offering for the 20092010 school year • Preppie Kindergarten is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program designed to prepare young kindergartners for school success Example Academic Kindergarten Task Example Preppie Kindergarten Task Benefits of Preppie K… • Builds confidence • Develops small motor skills needed for writing • Fosters large muscle skills needed for balance • Enhances student skills such as sitting, listening, and following directions What Happens after Preppie K? • Students who attend Preppie Kindergarten continue on to Academic Kindergarten the following school year The Gift of Time • Children do best in school when they are given the time to develop and grow in an appropriate setting • This program provides students with a strong educational foundation by giving children a stimulating environment that fosters physical, social-emotional and intellectual development Schedule: School Hours: • School begins: 8:00 AM • School ends: 2:00 PM – Breakfast: 7:30 in the MPR – School ends @ 1:05 every Wednesday • Please bring your child to school on time. Don’t forget to pick them up on time after school. Thank you! Class rules • • • • Follow directions Listen when teacher is talking Raise hand and wait to be called on Complete and return all homework & class work on time. • Keep hands and feet to self • Be nice, be respectful, and be responsible Behavioral Management System = Great job! = Trouble! Behavioral System • Sticker card, treasure chest • Praises, hugs, free choice (playtime) • Stamp at the end of the day or no stamp and a red note sent home at the end of the day. A signature is needed and should be returned to school the next day. Homework • Will be sent home on Monday, please return it by Thursday. • Practice writing name and read a book to your child everyday and be sure to log the books you have read. Once they read 20 they will get a special prize. • Each student needs a backpack (not too small) • Please check the backpack and read all the papers and materials at least once a week. Take-Home books • 4 Paperback books – Please read with them at home! – Write title of books read on Reading Log and draw a picture of their favorite part. – Be sure to return all four books in folder on Thursday. Kindergarten Academic Standards What a Kindergartener needs to know: Math: • Recognize, write, know one-to-one correspondence, and count to 20 (most go to 100) • Recognize colors and shapes • Patterns (AB, ABC, ABCD, AABC, AABB etc.) • Sorting, sequencing • Calendar: days of the week, months of year, morning, afternoon, and night Kindergarten Academic Standards • • • • • • • • • • Language Arts: Avenues and Open Court Recognize, write, and know sounds of all letters Print concepts Retell familiar stories, sequencing Rhyming and syllabication Beginning, middle, and ending sounds Simple sight words (Open Court sight words) Decode CVC words (cat, dog, hat, lip) Write simple sentences Speak in complete sentences Report card • Will be sent home at the end of each quarter: November, January, April, and June • Report Card envelope must be signed and returned to the teacher. Please keep the Report Card. • Parent conferences are in November and April • Progress Report Cards will be sent home every midquarter for those students who are struggling. • Feel free the talk to me or give me a call if you have any concerns in between report card periods. Parent Volunteers • All your help in the classroom is welcome and greatly appreciated – Contact us if you can help in our class or take work home – Please get a sticker from the office before coming to class • We also need volunteers for our field trips and special events. – Parents who volunteer in the classroom will get first priority to go on fieldtrips. If you’re interested, please sign up on clipboard or my monthly calendar. Sharing • Kindergarten surprise box will go home everyday with a child. Bring something that fits inside. Be sure to bring it back to school the next day so that the next child can have a turn. Book Orders Book order forms will be sent home every month. This is a great opportunity for you to purchase books for your children at an inexpensive price. There is no obligation to buy, but if you wish to order books, return the forms by the due date. This is a great opportunity for your child to read and our class accumulates bonus points towards books to purchase for our classroom library. Reminders • Absent: call school office @ 714-894-7224 in the morning • Drop off your child at the gate – You can come on to the kindergarten playground but should leave right before the bell so that we can lock the gate at 8AM • Please bring your child to school on time • If late, get tardy slip from office Donations Baby wipes Kleenex Ziploc bags Pencils Glue sticks Envelopes Shaving cream Markers Computer ink cartridges Tape Erasers Paper towels Paper sidewalk chalk • We will acknowledge your child’s birthday in class with a special card and song. • Please do not bring cake or cupcakes to school. • Instead – you may send a small treat that your child may pass out to others as they are leaving the classroom (pencils, stickers, etc.) • A book donation to the class is also a wonderful idea. Miscellaneous • Please practice lunch numbers at home • Put them to bed early 8:00 or 8:30. NO LATER! • Eat breakfast at home before coming to school or come eat at school • Don’t let them watch too much T.V. • Let them practice cutting, coloring, reading, and writing at home Miscellaneous • Wear Demille shirt or blue on Wed-School Spirit Day • Label their jackets and/or sweaters • No slippers or open-toed shoes allowed at school • No revealing clothes • No toys, gum, and food at school. Thank you! Random notes • Please join and support the PTA• Class webpage • www.wsd.k12.ca.us Thank you for coming! • Have a great school year! Good night!