Kindergarten Parent Orientation
This is what I used to explain procedures and expectations to parents this year. Sept 2011
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Kindergarten Parent Orientation
Ms. Long’s Ladybugs
*Graduated from CaliforniaState University in 1999*Studied ElementaryEducation at University ofRedlands in California*Has taught 11 years inthree different states
Classroom Discipline PlanEach morning students will receive three class clothespins. Students willneed to wear the clothespins the entire school day. Throughout the day yourchild will have opportunities to earn more clothespins for making goodchoices and working cooperatively with others. However, students who do notfollow class rules & procedures will have a clothespin taken away. Clothespinscan always be earned back!Class Rules:*Be helpful and not hurtful to yourself or others.*Stay in your seat during appropriate times.*Listen carefully and follow directions.*Daily notes will be sent home everyday to keep parents aware of studentbehavior and social interaction.
Consequences: ClothespinsLose 1 Clothespin – Lose 5 minutes during recess or afternoon center timeLose 2 Clothespins – Lose 10 minutes during recess or afternoon center time& Teacher/Student conference about behaviorLose All Clothespins – Lose entire recess or afternoon center time & notehome*If all clothespins are gone and behavior is still hurtful to themselves orothers student will have a timeout in another room, a phone call home, or avisit to the office.** Serious offensives go directly to the office.*Yellow Note: 4 or more clothespins – Super Star Day!*Pink Note: 3 clothespins – Good Day!*Orange Note: 1 or 2 clothespins – Need to Improve Behavior!*Blue Note: No clothespins – Bad Day!
Friday Folders Folders will go home every Friday. Please return the following school day.Folders will include: Signature Page Important Weekly Papers Newsletter Homework Class Work
The Ladybug Bulletin Ms. Longs Kindergarten Class 2nd Issue September 2nd, 2011Name: How am I doing in Class? Spelling List Letters Good Needs Improvement Aa Following Directions Ii Using Good Manners Letter Names Xx None this week Sight Words Handwriting Counting a Cutting & Gluing I What We Are Learning Afternoon CentersReading: We learning to rhyme words. We are counting howmany words are in a sentence. We are learning letter namesand sounds. We have worked with the letters Aa, Ii, and Xx.Next week we are going to study the letters Yy, Tt, and Ee.Please help your child distinguish between capital letters andlower case letters.Writing: We are continuing to practice writing out firstnames correctly. We have also practiced writing the lettersAa & Ii. Please check at home to make sure your child isholding their pencil or crayons correctly.Math: We have been practicing using positional words.(above, below, behind, in front, beside, next to.) We will bebeginning to sort objects by size, color, and shape.Teachers Message: We have been practicing classroomroutines and procedures. Everyone is doing a great job! Weare also working on using good manners and being a good Remindersfriend. All students are encouraged to share, take turns, say *Please sign Friday Folder page andplease & thank you, and help each other. Please help them return folder on Monday.practice using their manners at home. Upcoming Events Comments*Monday, Sept. 5th ~ Labor Day / No School*Thursday, Sept. 8th ~ Kindergarten Parent Night at 6:00pm*Monday, Sept. 12th ~ PTO Meeting at 6:30pm *Wednesday,Sept. 21st ~ Early Release at 12:00pm
Tic Tac Toe HomeworkStudent Name: _______________________Choose your own homework assignments! You must choose at least threeactivities that connect either diagonally, horizontally, or vertically. Colorin each box as you complete each assignment. Parents, you areencouraged to assist your child, as needed, to make homework a positivelearning experience. Complete the activities on the paper provided, orpaper from home. Have FUN! Dont forget to read each night as well! Practice writing Count the number Practice tying your your name 10 of toys in your shoes. times. room. Use your letter Practice reading Draw and color a flashcards to your high picture of your study letter names frequency words: house. & sounds. I, a, he, can Draw and color a Practice saying picture of things Help your family your home phone you eat in the prepare dinner. number. summer.Parent Signature:
Kindergarten Grade Level Expectations 1st Nine WeeksBasic Skills:*Traces objects*Holds pencil / crayon correctly*Writes first name correctly with a capital letter*Recognizes colors: red, orange, yellow, blue, green, purple*Uses glue correctly*Copies shapes & forms : circle, square, heart, triangle
Kindergarten Grade Level Expectations 1st Nine WeeksLanguage Arts:*Must know at least 10 letters (capital, lower case, & sound)*Must be able to answer questions from a story*Must be able to draw a picture on a specific topic*Understands concept of spoken word (# of words in a sentence)*Understands concepts of print (cover, spine, title page, author)*Can identify & produce rhymes*Begins recognizing beginning, medial, & ending sounds*Begins to understand syllables*Recognizes characters in a story*Knows high frequency words learned in class
Kindergarten Grade Level Expectations 1st Nine WeeksMath:*Counts to at least 25*Recognizes & writes numbers 0-5*Sorts objects by color, shape, and size*Understands concept of “alike & different”*Identifies positional words (next to, beside, above, below, behind)*Continue & Create patterns using cubes or objects
Writing in Kindergarten Writing on a straight line Creative Spelling Always try your best!
Take Home Literacy Activities Letter LetterRecognition Flashcards Letter Formation
Take Home Math Activities NumberTouch Math Flashcards Counting
Extras! Volunteer Book Orders Forms Book It!Box Tops Ice Cream Fridays
Fun & Educational Websites http://pbskids.org http://www.crayola.comhttp://www.starfall.com