Welcome, Hayden Hawks! Kindergarten Back to School Night Tuesday, September 15, 2009 Hayden Elementary School (714) 894 -7261
Kindergarten Teachers Mrs. Shoup K1 Mrs. Logan K2 Mrs. Schmitt K3 Mrs. Nguyen (Preppie K) K4 Miss Gordon B4 Mrs. Renaker A2 Mrs. Wentz A4 Dr. Hubbard A10
Please do not send potato chips, cookies, sodas, or candy! Pack a Healthy Snack Juice or Water Celery & Peanut Butter Crackers & Cheese Fruit
Preparing For School • Get a good night’s sleep. (11 hours of sleep) • Eat a good breakfast. • Brush your teeth.
Student Drop off • Breakfast is served at 7:30 a.m. • Kindergarten gate opens at 7:45 a.m. • School begins at 8:00 a.m. • If the Kindergarten gate is closed, please take your child to the office to check in. • If your child eats breakfast in the cafeteria you may leave them to eat with the cafeteria staff supervising. An adult with walk the students to the K playground. Please be on time!
Class Schedule Times vary by teachers: • Language Arts • ELD • Math • Recess • Writing Alive Lab • Lunch • Library - once a week • Computer Lab - once a week • Science/Social Studies • Physical Education
Classroom Expectations My eyes are watching My ears are listening My mouth is quiet My hands and feet are still
Unit Themes School Shadows The Wind Finding Friends Stick To It Red, White & Blue Teamwork Under The Sea Your child will learn… Letter Recognition Letter Sounds Phonemic Segmentation Syllables Initial, Middle, Final Sounds Sight Words Punctuation Reading/Language Arts
Sorting and Classifying • Counting • Recognizing numbers 1-30 • Addition • Subtraction • Time • Money • Geometry • Measurement
WRITING ALIVE Writing Alive is a writing program designed for all grade levels. Kindergarten Lessons include: • parts of speech Green Apple: subject Purple Peaks: vivid verbs Red Watermelon: object • story retell • comprehension • relating literature to students’ daily lives
Science Scott-Foresman Kindergarten Science Wood Animals 2 by 2 Senses
History/Social Science Houghton-Mifflin – “My World” • Families and Needs • A Big Wide World • Long Ago and Today • Our Country, It’s a Great Place • Holidays and Celebrations
PHYSICAL EDUCATION Your Children Will Learn To: • Hop • Skip • Jump • Slide • Balance They will also have fun…Running, jumping rope, learning how to hula-hoop, and have fun doing relay races!
Student Pick Up Please be on time!
School Volunteers • Special class activities • Art projects • Read a book to our class in your own language! • Talk to our class about your career or your culture! • Work on projects at home Family support = Your child’s success in school!
Scholastic Book Orders • Your child will bring home a paper catalogue every month. • Complete the order form. • Make your check payable to Scholastic Books. • Return the order form and $$$ or check in an envelope to your child’s teacher. • Within a few weeks your children will receive their books from the teacher
Homework • Homework is sent home on Mondays and should be completed and returned by Fridays • If your child is frustrated with the homework or has been sick, please see your child’s teacher. • If your child has lost their homework, please see your child’s teacher. • It is very important to LOOK inside your child’s backpack every night! Homework will begin on Oct. 6th.
Parent Communication • Checking the marquee in front of the school. • Check the window by the office for posted notices. • Call and leave a message with the office. • Write a note and send it with your child. • Set up a time to speak to your child’s teacher after school. • Send an e-mail to the teacher.
Tips From the Teachers • Write your child’s first and last name on all of their clothing…with a permanent marker. • At home practice tying shoe laces, buttoning clothing, and putting on jackets. • Inform the office or your child’s teacher if you have a change of ANY contact information.