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Sharon Elementary Kindergarten Team. What is New in Kindergarten?. is for backpacks. Please send your child with his/her backpack each day and check them after school each day! . - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


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Sharon Elementary Kindergarten Team

Kindergarten has changed dramatically over the past several years. It is no longer the kindergarten that you or I remember. The expectations and curriculum standards for a child in kindergarten are very high now. The curriculum assumes that upon entering kindergarten, most children already know their colors & shapes, can write their name correctly, use scissors correctly, count to 100, recognize all or most of the letters of the alphabet and their sounds! With your help, we are here to make sure that your child's educational experience will be not only successful, but fun and exciting also. What is New in Kindergarten?

ttendance is very important! If your child misses school, please remember to write a note or call the office to let us know he/she will be absent. Most of our Kindergarten experiences are group oriented and involve interaction with classmates and hands-on materials.Therefore, it is next to impossible to make up work at home!is for backpacks. Please send your child with his/her backpack each day and check them after school each day!

is for communication and conferences. Throughout the year I will communicate with you through notes, email, telephone calls, newsletters, progress reports, and parent teacher conferences. I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at any time. There is no need to wait until parent conference day if you have a concern about your child's progress. Feel free to send me an email, call me at school, or send a note to school in your childs folder. is for our Discipline Procedures. Rewards: Pennies earned, Class Store, and Compliment Bucket.

Consequences: Warning, Time-Out, Pennies taken away, Walk Laps at Recess, Notes home or a Phone Call home.

is a emergency. If an emergency comes up and you need to change your childs afternoon transportation, please call the front office. is for field trips! We usually take at least two field trips per year. Information for those trips will be sent home closer to time for the trip! is for gym class! We will have gym class twice a week. Children should wear sneakers for gym class.

is for homework! Homework assignments will be sent home. I encourage you to work with your child a few minutes each night to review & reinforce the skills we are working on in school. is for Ice Cream. Please send Ice Cream money in on Thursdays to be eaten on Friday.

is for joining our PTA! Throughout the school year there will be a variety of special classroom activities, celebrations, and PTA meetings. We also have a Carnival. The Carnival is October 5th. Look for more information to come home. I encourage you to attend all functions.

is for keeping up with folders! Folders are our primary means of communications. The folder will be our way of making sure things get to and from school. Anything you need me to see, including money, should be in the folder. These are checked each morning! There will also be a monthly behavior chart in the folder that you will need to sign each night. is for library and Lunch! We will be visiting our library each week. If you are joining your child for lunch, please meet us in the lunchroom on the stage and not in our classroom. The Lunchroom fills up fast with visitors and you will want to get a seat.

is for money! On many occasions it will be necessary for your child to bring money to school. Always send it in a sealed envelope with the following information on it: name, amount, purpose, and teachers name. is for Nurse! We have a full time nurse at our school! If your student requires medication to be taken at school, please make sure that you fill out the necessary forms in the office. Our nurse handles all medication. is for office check-ins and check-outs! Please make sure to go to our office when you need to check-in or check-out your student.

is for PARTY! School policy permits two classroom parties each year--Christmas and End of Year. The room moms will usually organize these events and coordinate volunteers and donations. All are welcome to participate in the festivities!Birthdays are also special occasions for young children. Although we are not permitted to have a "party" for each individual child, parents are welcome to provide a simple snack. Birthday celebrations will take place once a month. All treats must be store bought, no home-baked goods are allowed. We do have several peanut and egg allergies. is for questions! Please let us know if you have any questions! We are here to make this the best experience possible!

is for Report Cards. There have been many changes to our Report Card and Curriculum this year. is for snacks! Please keep it simple as our snack time is short. Children are permitted to bring spill proof water bottles to be used during for tying shoes! Unfortunately, this is a very necessary skill that is no longer taught in school. Please work on this with your child at home. Once they become proficient at tying shoes, they will become one of my "Tying Teachers" and assist in teaching other students with learning to tie shoes.

Each child is UNIQUE and special. They enter my classroom with different skills, personalities, experiences, backgrounds and learning styles. It is my aspiration to foster their individual strengths and help each child develop to his/her fullest potential; academically and socially. My goal is to teach them to fall in love with learning!is for volunteers and visitors! We love having volunteers in our school! We will be arranging our volunteer schedule soon! All volunteers and visitors must check in at the office to receive a visitors for wearing practical clothes! We try our best to keep clothing clean throughout the day but sometimes it is impossible! Please send your child to school with that in mind!

is for having eXtra clothes! Please keep a change of clothes in your students backpack in case of an accident!is for YOU! Always remember you are a teacher too! There is no one who is more influential in your childs life than you!is for ZzZzZz...please make sure that your child gets plenty of rest each night. Setting and keeping a bedtime helps children to be alert and ready to learn each day!