Welcome to Kindergarten Mrs. Joni Baker Email:firstname.lastname@example.org A Little About Me I have taught Kindergarten- Fourth grade. I have my Masters in Reading and Language Arts. I teach English as a Second Language through Chaffey Adult School. What is an Early Bird/Late Bird Schedule? The only way to meet every child’s need (all 34 of them) is to separate the students into smaller groups. I will have about 15-20 students , Early Birds, from 7:55am-12 Noon I will then have about 1012 students, the Late Birds, from 9:35am1:40pm Early Bird Schedule 7:40-7:55 Marquee) 7:55-9:35 9:35-9:45 Arrival of Early Birds ( Meet under the Cardinal Instructional Time--Math and Language Arts Morning Stretch and prepare for the arrival of the Late Birds 9:45-10:30 Whole group instruction, sing daily songs, calendar math, phonics, computer lab, daily writing 10:30-11:10 Lunch Time 11:10-12:00 Whole Group – Music/Movement and Story time 12:00 Early Birds are dismissed. ( The kindergarten aides release the children, please bring your ID) Orange Handout Late Bird Schedule 9:30-9:35 Arrival of Late Birds ( Drop your child off in front of the school and a proctor walks the students down to the classroom @9:35) 9:35-9:45 Get Settled 9:45-10:30 Instructional Time – Whole Group 10:30- 11:10 Lunch 11:10-1200 Whole group Music and Story time (Early Birds Leave at 12:00) 12:00-1:40 Instructional Time-Teach the same lessons from the Early Bird Session 1:40 Dismissal I walk the students out to the front of the school. ( Please bring your ID) Lunch at Carnelian The school offers lunch to all students in the cafeteria. A monthly menu will be sent home in the homework folder. Please prepay for your child’s lunch! In the cafeteria you can give Analease a check, or you can place the check in a labeled envelope and drop it in the lunch mailbox located under the Cardinal Marquee. If you need to give lunch money daily to your child, please write your child’s name and amount of money on an envelope with the exact amount in the envelope– no money is exchanged in the lunch line. Each lunch is $2.50 Behavior in Kindergarten Kindergartners are like puppies--Cute, full of energy, curious, and playful. As a teacher I try to nurture and train them on how to become a successful student. Constant/Open Communication when it comes to behavior issues Choices/Fun Friday Daily Stamp of Approval Cardinal Assemblies Carnelian has monthly assemblies on the first Friday of every month. As Kindergarteners, we will not join the assemblies until February. Starting in February, the first Friday of each month, the late birds come to school with the early birds to attend the assembly. You will be given plenty of reminders. At the end of the year Kindergarteners will have a special assembly to recognize the life skills of each child. Curriculum Language Arts – phonics, comprehension, and listening skills. Math- number recognition/writing, addition, subtraction… Reading – small group instruction, independent reading Writing- small group instruction Science Social Studies Art- Meet the Masters P.E. White Handout/Kinder Handbook Homework There will be a monthly homework calendar sent in the beginning of each month. Homework is due weekly on Friday. Homework will begin in September. Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 1 Say your 2 ABC’S Make flashcards for all capital letters Saturday 3 Play concentration with your capital letters 4 Make up 5 Count to 6 Make 7 Write 8 Make a list 9 Find 10 a new clap snap pattern 50 numbers 1-10 of 10 words that rhyme with cat 11 Write 12 Make 13 Practice 14 Count 15 List 5 16 Count 17 Draw a all the capital letters high frequency flashcards writing your last name 18 19 Play 20 List 10 21 Write 22 23 Read 24 concentration with lowercase letters words that rhyme with dad your high frequency words 25 lowercase letter flashcards to 100 things that you are thankful for 5 high frequency words items in your house that are red by 10’s to 100 and tie your shoes 26 Make a 27 Count 28 Practice 29 Practice 30 sentence with your high freq. words by 5’s to 50 jumping rope tying shoes 10 picture of a turkey Additional Info Classroom Celebrations Refer to class list and mail invitations. Student of the Week: “Big Kahuna” Special way to reinforce each child’s individuality and enhance self image. Student is randomly selected and brings in various suggested items and pictures to share and display on a classroom bulletin board. Brody Bear Every child will have the opportunity to take a special bear home for one week. You may include Bearly Bear in all your family activities. At the end of his visit, you will need to write in Bearly Bear’s journal, letting the class know about his stay with your child. You may add photographs, stickers, etc. Class Work Papers and projects will be coming home in a “Friday Bag.” Please spend time with your child going over the papers. The bag will need to be returned, empty, each Monday please. Additional Info Students need to bring a normal sized back pack each day. Please dress your child in pants/shorts that they can button themselves and please wear velcro shoes if they can’t tie their shoes. Volunteers, please sign up! Additional Info School Supplies Donation Orange handout Reminder Meet and Greet on Friday, August 7th , from 10:00am 11:00am in the classroom Questions Thank you for attending. I look forward to working with your little one and watching them grow throughout the school year.