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Memorial Elementary SchoolKindergarten OrientationPresented by: Giovanni A. Giancaspro, PrincipalJune 11, 2014
North Haledon School DistrictsPTO President Mrs. Michele Manning
North Haledon School DistrictsEducation Foundation President Mrs. Janelle Feather
Screening CategoriesSpeech & LanguageExpressiveReceptiveVoiceKindergarten Screening SkillsLettersParts of the BodyGross & Fine Motor SkillsPerson Identification SkillsFollowing Directions
Kindergarten HandbookKindergarten Readiness Early Communication DevelopmentNorth Haledon Special ServiceParental PacketsMemorial Elementary SchoolSummer 2014
Kindergarten is the start of an exciting learning journey. The kindergarten classroom offers a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment for all children.
Children are active learners. They learn best when allowed to: playcreate investigateexplore predictlearn from one another and their environment.
Kindergarten teachers promote discovery and self-awareness in all areas of development to meet the needs of each student.
SocialEmotionalPhysicalCreative and Cognitive
The Kindergarten curriculum provides children with a variety of opportunities to try out new ideas and be challenged by new experiences that engage emerging readers, writers, scientists, mathematicians, and artists. We want our students to be confident, love learning, and be successful in a classroom community.
We begin your childs journey together with one vision.Student Success!
Partnership:Home & SchoolThe Important Parent
Parents are the first teachers in a childs education. The partnership between families and school is critical to a childs success. We share in your excitement as we embark on this learning journey together.
What to do and expect from now until the first day of school September 3rd
Preparing for LearningRead to your child for 10 20 minutes daily.Ask questions about the story.Help your child use the illustrations to predict story events.Practice counting objects to 30.Use mathematical language more than, less than, fewer, greater, above, below.Use positional words over, under, above, below, behind, in back of, beside, next to.
Read and discuss books that talk about starting school
The Kissing Hand By: Audrey Penn
Tom Goes to KindergartenBy: Margaret Wild
Look Out KindergartenBy: Nancy Carlson
Ill Always Come BackBy: Steve Metzger
Develop your childs background knowledgeExperiences in the real world give background knowledge that enhances reading, writing, and speaking.
Use rich language to develop your childs vocabulary. Explain words that may be new to your child.
Develop School ReadinessPractice good hygiene habitsHelp build strong listening skills teach your child to follow multi-step directions.Develop self-help skills:Putting on and zipping up jacketsPacking and unpacking backpacks and foldersParticipating in preparing and packing snack and lunchBathroom Procedures Stalls & Urinals
Kindergarten, Here I Come!Letters and WordsLanguage SkillsMotor SkillsReading BooksNumbers, Shapes and PatternsGrowing Up
Literacy is so important!We strongly encourage you towork on the following skills withyour child over the next few months
Letters and WordsRecognizes and names at least 15 of the capital lettersRecognizes his/her own first name in printWrites his/her own first nameRecognizes words/signs seen often (ie. McDonalds, Walmart, STOP, EXIT, etc.)
Family Literacy Activities
Can detect rhyming words (ie. I want you to tell me if two words rhyme. Words that rhyme sound like each other at the end. Listen carefully to the words: hat, cat. Do these words rhyme?)Sorts groups of objects(size, shape, color, etc.)Tells things that go together (ie. Spoon and fork are for eating, fish and boat are in the water, cow and pig are farm animals)Recognizes & names at least 8 colorsUses words to express feelings (Im happy. Im sad.)
Language SkillsSpeaks in complete sentencesFollows directions with at least 2 stepsAsks what if and how questions about how things workSays and/or sings familiar songs and nursery rhymesAnswers simple questions (who, what, where, when) in complete sentencesTells his/her first and last name and how old he/she is
Motor SkillsPuts puzzles togetherCan draw a circle and squareDraws pictures to express ideasRuns, jumps, hops, throws/kicks/ bounces a ballCuts with scissors
Reading BooksShows interest in reading and being read toHolds the books appropriately and understands that you read a book from front to back and left to rightRetells a simple story such as Three Little Pigs or other familiar booksAfter listening to a story, tells what might happen next
What You Can DoReading aloud to your little ones helps their minds to grow strong. Reading to children on a regular basis helps them to develop the skills necessary to learn to read on their own paving the way for success in school and throughout life!
Reach Out and Read, St. Alphonsus Medical Group
Numbers, Shapes and PatternsCounts from 1-20Recognizes numbers from 1-10 Counts at least 5 objects
Growing UpTakes care of his/her own needs Toileting, washing hands, dressingAdjusts to new situations without family members being therePlays cooperatively with peers Takes turns, resolves problemsRespects the feelings, rights and belongings of others
The time you and your child spend together doing these activities will help your child say with confidence
Kindergarten, Here I Come!
Implementation of the Common Core Standards
Kindergarten Math Standards
Counting & Cardinality
Operations & Algebraic Thinking
Number & Operations in Base Ten
Measurement & Data
Kindergarten Language Arts Literacy Standards
Reading Informational Text
Reading Using Foundational Skills
Speaking & Listening
Summer Reading Program ~Voluntary~Promoting LiteracySet aside 20 minutes a day for reading.Model good reading habits by letting your child see you reading.Read aloud to your child often.Encourage your child to read aloud to you and to family. (Picture Walk)
Mathematics: enVision Math SeriesLanguage Arts: Balance Literacy Program(Readers/Writers Workshop Model)
What does a full day kindergarten program look like?
Sample Full Day ScheduleMorning Routines: UnpackingMorning Meeting: Greeting, Share, Activity, Morning MessageLiteracy Instruction (Reading: Phonics, Word Study, Readers Workshop,Mini-Lesson, Read- Aloud, Shared Reading, Guided Reading, Independent Reading, Whole-Small-Whole Learning, Conferencing) Making Text to Text, Self, and World ConnectionsLiteracy Instruction (Vocabulary, Writers Workshop, Mini-Lesson, Modeled Writing, Guided Writing, Independent Writing, Conferencing)SnackLunch/Recess: Kindergarten Classes OnlyLearning Centers: (Literacy, Math, Social Studies, Science, Fine Motor, Social Skills)Mathematics: Envision Math (Interactive Math Mats, SmartBoard Technology, Center Activities, Differentiated Skills) Specials (Art, Music, Library, Computer Lab, PE, Whole Class Enrichment)Themed Activities: (Science, Social Studies, Holiday, Character Education)Choice Centers Free Play: Developmental PlayPack Up/Dismissal
School SuppliesLarge, sturdy backpack (no long straps)List mailed in AugustSturdy shoes everyday! (Playground)Sneakers for gym (no flip-flops)Clothing for art classEasy to open containers for snack/lunch
Snacks and LunchTwo healthy snacksBring or buy lunch Maschios Food Service/ Caf PrepayPeanut Free Tables
VolunteeringIn the classroom:
Centers Mystery Readers Classroom Projects Room Parents
Join the PTO!!
Drop-Off/Pick-Up ProceduresDrop-Off: 8:15am - Upon arrival, students in Kindergarten willproceed through the front doors of Memorial School and proceed directly to their classrooms were they will sit outside of their classrooms where a Kindergarten teacher will be on duty.Pick-Up: 2:59pm - Car pick-up via car line, 2:49pm - Bus students will be brought to black top dismissal area, and 2:59pm - walkers line up in front of the school with car pick-up students to be delivered to parent/guardian.Little Steps To Learning: 2:49pm Students will be dismissed to Little Steps Personnel inside Memorial School and brought to aftercare location.
Safety on the BusAll Kindergarteners are met upon arrival at schoolKindergarteners sit in first two or three rowsStudents will receive bus safety rulesBus Aide on buses in the afternoonParents can help by:Discussing and reinforcing rules
Kindergarten Safety Town5 sessions:9:30am 12:00pm$50.00 registration feeJuly 21st July 25th Sign up now!!!Learn about school safetyChildren will see the school and a Kindergarten classroomWonderful way for students to meet their Kindergarten peers and start friendships.Confidence builder
During the Spring/SummerSign up for Safety TownTurn all registration paper work into the office.Complete health paper work return to Mrs. Linde our school nurse. (Children need to have a physical completed by a doctor, prior to the first day of school.)Important: We cannot start your child until all required