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Kindergarten Orientation Masonia BusbyIn collaboration with Mt. View Kindergarten Teamwww.mtviewes.mnps.org
Your TeachersMrs. BirdwellMrs. BrakeMrs. BusbyMrs. ClaussenMrs. KetsdeverMs. MaddoxMs. MarshallMrs. ONeal
What is Expected at this TimeAble to state name and ageManage own bathroom needsRecite or sing alphabetCooperation/sharing Count to 10 orallyExcited about school
What do we do all day in kindergarten?
ReadingAlphabet/soundsPhonemic awarenessSight wordsSimple sentencesSimple booksWritingNameWordsSentencesstories
MathNumber senseGraphsCalendar skillsMeasurementTime MoneyAddition/SubtractionVariety of other skillsScience/Social Studies*This is a general list of the skills we will be learning this year.
What else is there?CentersRecessComputer LabSpecialistsMusicArtP.E.LunchSnackVaries by teacherRest Time
Arrival/DismissalOur school day begins at 8:00, students may enter classrooms at 7:45. Too earlyTardinessDismissal ProceduresCar RidersBus RidersDaycare
* Remember to let your childs teacher know if there is a change in dismissal by note or phone call.
AbsencesExcused Absences5 or more unexcused absencesFever free for 24 hours
Standard School AttireShirtsCollars or turtle necksEmblems must be smaller than 2 inchesAny color shirtJacketsCan be fleece, sports jacket, or cardigan.Solid ColorNo hoods worn inside, otherwise jackets must be kept in lockers.
PantsBlack, Navy, KhakiSkirts/JumpersShorts underneath recommendedNo cargo styleNo jeans or jean material
Belts are not required for Kindergarten students*More information available at www.mnps.org
Breakfast/LunchCost of lunch ~$2.00How do I pay?Cost of breakfast ~$1.25No chargesPin Number
Daily Binder/FolderCalendarBehaviorSnack Reading at Home Daily Work
Supply ListBackpack (no wheels)Beach Towel for quiet timePencil box (no handles/approx. 7 1/2by 3)A change of clothes to be kept in locker 2 pair of Fiskar blunt scissors4 Elmers School glue4 glue sticks4 boxes of Crayola Crayons1 package of Dry erase markers (No Fluorescent please)1 pack of thick magic markers (Crayola preferred)1 water color paint1 spiral notebook (70 count)2 plain pocket folders
Your childs teacher may have additional items.
How Can I Help?PTA- We Need YouClassroom VolunteerField TripsRoom Parent
The First DayReassure your child. Build up excitement.Send a backpack.Brunch.Send money or a lunch from home.Bring school supplies if you have them.Things that will help the day go smoothly:Help your child find his locker and table.Drop off supplies if you have them.Remind your child and the teacher how your child is going home.Reassure your child and say a pleasant goodbye. This will help your child transition more easily.
Thanks for coming and please push in your chairs.