Welcome to Kindergarten! Mrs. Slusher
KISD Website • Go to www.kleinisd.net • Scroll down to blue parent box • You will find lots of helpful information • Parent Connection • Student Handbooks • School Menus • Calendar • And much more…
Frank Elementary Website • Go to www.kleinisd.net • Click on “Campuses” at top of page • Under Elementary Schools, click on “Frank” • You will find lots of information regarding what is going on throughout the school year here at Frank Elementary.
My Website • Go to www.kleinisd.net • Click on “Campuses” at top of page • Under Elementary Schools, click on “Frank” • Click on “Teachers” at top of page • In the Step 1 box, click on Kindergarten • Then, in the Step 2 box, click on my name • For Step 3, click “search”
How to Contact Me • Feel free to contact me any time! • Best way is via email: firstname.lastname@example.org • Voice Mail: 832/ 375 – 7050 (Before or After School Only)
Helpful Hints • Please label your child's belongings such as backpacks, lunch boxes, and jackets. • Please refrain from letting your child bring any toys or stuffed animals into the classroom unless otherwise requested. • Pack an extra set of clothes in your child's backpack for unexpected accidents.
Our Schedule Lunch 10:54 – 11:24 Library with Ms. Morris Mondays 1:00 – 1:30 Please send books to school Monday morning with your child.) Art with Mr. Trammell Fridays 2:00 – 2:45
Specials • Daily from 12:15 – 1:00 • P.E. with Mrs. McLead & Mrs. Goedde • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays • Wear tennis shoes these days! • Music with Mrs. Sharp • Mondays & Thursdays
Lunch Accounts • If your child is buying lunch, please send a check or cash in an envelope. They will deposit it into their personal lunch account. • You may also pay online • Go to www.kleinisd.net • Click on “Departments” at the top • Click on “Nutrition and Food Services” • Scroll down and to the right click on “Online Payments – PAYPAMS” • Follow directions on page to setup an account
School Menu & Birthday Snacks • Go to www.kleinisd.net • Scroll down to blue parent box • Click on “School Menu” • To the right, click on “Elementary” to see the menu for each day • Our Frank Cafeteria # is 832/ 375 - 7026 • You can order birthday snacks for your child’s class; must give 1 week notice.
Classroom Management • Sit correctly • Listen and Follow Directions • Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself • Use your quiet, inside voice • Raise your hand and wait to be called on • Use walking feet • Self-control
Consequences and Rewards • All students begin their day on green. • Move your clip down for negative behaviors • Move your clip up for positive behaviors • Treasure Box reward on Fridays if students earn blue all week
Daily Behavior Folder • Daily Passport Folder (green) - will go home every day with your child’s color for the day • Please initial in the square for that day’s color. • Return next day
Wednesday Folder • Sign, review, and remove all papers • Return on Thursday
Homework • Children need to be children – homework is very minimal but is a participation grade. • For the First 9 weeks your child can choose from a list of activities to do for their homework each night. There will be no homework folder for the First 9 weeks. • Second, Third & Fourth 9 Weeks: Blue Homework folder will go home every Monday and is to be returned on Friday. Parent signatures will be required in the appropriate square.
Star Pilot of the Week • Assigned Week • Note home the week before your child’s week. • Make a poster with pictures and information about your child. • Posters will be displayed in the classroom for the entire week and returned the following week.
Letter Expert • Weekly Letters – Starting the 3rd week of school, we will be focusing on 2 letters per week. • Letter Expert Bag - When your child receives this bag, the directions will be inside. Practice reading the book and sentence strip with your child, as they will be reading it to the class when they return the bag.
Our Day • Reading/Writing – all day! Reading is integrated throughout the curriculum • Math - mornings and throughout the day • Science/Social Studies – afternoons; rotate weekly • Kindergarten curriculum integrated throughout the day
Reading • Sight words will begin the Second 9 weeks • Please read with your child every night for at least 20 minutes.
Writing • Manuscript handwriting • Phonetic writing • For example: A ball is big and red. • Phonetically written: A bl is bg ad red. • If the word is on the word wall – the student should write the word correctly.
Math • Curriculum: Investigations • Hands-on which means less consumables • Basic geometric shapes • Basic measuring skills • Numbers • Sorting • Graphing • Adding and Subtracting
Science • Explore basic science concepts • Senses • Magnets/Tools • Animals – habitats • Plants • Healthy habits – Food • Water
Social Studies • Holidays • Community • Sequencing events
Technology • Learning.com • A website that teaches basic computer skills (mouse, keyboard, internet, etc.) • Used as a Technology grade every 9 weeks. • Will be completed in class
Grading Scale Core Subjects E+ = 96-100: Advanced E = 90-95: Exceeds Expectations S+ = 85-89: Meets Expectations S = 80-84: Approaching Expectations N = 70-79: Below Expectations (experiencing some difficulties) U = 69 and below: Experiencing difficulties All Others E = 90-100: Excellent S = 80-89: Satisfactory N = 70-79: Needs Improvement U = 69 and below: Unsatisfactory
Grade Speed (Parent Connect) • Allows you to view grades and set “triggers” to notify of a grade that has dropped. • Go to www.kleinisd.net • Scroll down to blue parent box • Click on “Parent Connection” • Follow directions on the page • Your child’s student ID# will be sent home in this week’s Wednesday folder
How can I help my child? • Encourage your child to always try his/her best • Instill in your child the “I can do it” attitude • Encourage good listening skills, self-control • Sleep – every child needs a good nights rest • Eat – a good breakfast, healthy foods for lunch • Talk about school and review your child’s papers and behavior with your child each day.
How can I be a part of mychild’s class? • Be a class reader • Help with class parties (Winter and Valentine’s) • Join your child for lunch occasionally
Last but not least… • Your child is a special gift that I have a privilege to teach. • My goal: To instill a love of learning through fun, developmentally appropriate activities, and structure.