Jacki Christy Kindergarten Lead, AM/PM Teacher Masters Degree, Curriculum & Instruction, Colorado Christian University ~15 Years Experience (K-1, 2nd, 1st, 3rd, AG) Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Friend Hobbies: Reading, Creating Curriculum Spending time with Grandkids Snorkeling, Sitting on the Beach Jewelry-making
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Mrs. Sarah RocheKindergarten Teacher, Full Day ~University of Northern Colorado ~Born in Portland, Oregon ~Married this past summer ~Hobbies *Reading, hiking, kayaking/paddle boarding, cooking, watching sports ~Family *One brother, one sister, three brothers-in-law, three sisters–in-law *Three nephews and two nieces
Ms. SonnettKindergarten Teacher, Full Day • Breckenridge, Colorado • NATIVE! • University of Northern Colorado • ESL Emphasis • 4th year teaching Kindergarten • Love the outdoors and always active • Great family, proud aunt, and wonderful boyfriend SO EXCITED to be at American Academy!!!
~Ms. Zimmer~Kindergarten Teacher, Full Day • University of Denver • Colorado Native • Hobbies • Skiing, crafts, working out and hiking • Family • One brother, one sister • Three nieces and one nephew
Folders • RED: Homework and Behavior Calendar • Comes home every day • Comes back to school every day • Please initial behavior calendar each day • Will soon have four pockets • BLUE: Friday Folder • Comes home every Friday (or the last day of the week) • Comes back to school the following school day EMPTY
Class Treats Birthdays, Parties, etc. • Parents of Students with Allergies • Provide alternative supply • No treats will be passed out to students with allergies, unless the parent has sent them in, clearly labeled with their name. • PTO Birthday Express • http://tinyurl.com/AAPPTO-BirthdayExpress • Field Trip Lunches/Snacks: NO NUTS
Communication • Web Pages / E-mail • Lead Teacher – communicates to entire kindergarten community • ClassroomTeachers – communicate about things specific to their homeroom.
FULL DAY SCHEDULE 8:05 - 08:13 Homeroom 08:15 – 09:00 Math 09:10 – 10:00 Reading 10:00 – 10:10 Snack Break 10:10 – 10:40 Reading 10:40 – 11:00 Outside Recess 11:00 – 11:25 Reading 11:32 – 12:17 Lunch / Recess 12:20 – 12:50 Rest Time 12:50 – 1:30 History/ Science 1:30 – 2:00 Science / History 2:00 – 2:30 Recess 2:30 – 2:45 Clean Up / Pack Up 2:44 – 3:29 Specials 3:35DISMISSAL HALF DAY SCHEDULE 8:05 - 08:13 Homeroom 08:15 – 09:00 Math 09:10 – 10:00 Reading 10:00 – 10:10 Snack Break 10:10 – 10:40 Reading 10:40 – 11:00 Outside Recess 11:00 – 11:15 Homeroom 11:15 DISMISSAL 12:15 – 12:25 Homeroom 12:25 – 1:10 Math 1:15 – 2:00 Reading 2:00 – 2:30 Recess 2:30 – 3:15 Reading 3:15 – 3:29 Homeroom 3:35 DISMISSAL
Behavior Management Green: Great Day Keep up the good work Yellow: Some poor choices were made Student loses recess time (they still exercise and fresh air, but take time to reflect on how they need to make better choices) Red: Physical aggression or severely making wrong choices Phone call home, or note home, visit to the principal STAR DAY: Exemplary behavior! Beyond all expectations.
Recess Rules and Procedures These will be available in the download section of the Kindergarten Website. Safety is the primary goal!
Saxon Math develops a solid foundation in the language and basic concepts in all areas of mathematics builds concepts in small increments and provides practice multisensory approach that emphasizes the use of manipulatives Homework: every night 1-2 sheets Spalding, The Writing Road to Reading phonemic awareness systematic phonics instruction is explicit, systematic, interactive, diagnostic, and multisensory
CK History • Spatial Sense • Overview of Seven Continents • Geography • Native Americans • Early Exploration and Settlements • Presidents, Past and Present • US Symbols and Figures Science and STEM • FOSS Science- hands on/inquiry/ science notebooks • STEM Units with Laurie Liddick, Chris Todd, Nancy Heins, and Julie Weiss
Science and STEM • FOSS Science- hands on/inquiry/ science notebooks • STEM Units with Laurie Liddick, Chris Todd, Nancy Heins, and Julie Weiss • October: Life Science, Animals • March: Mechanical Engineering
Brain POP! • www.brainpop.com • Username: aacp • Password: american • Great way to study and learn at home! • Discovery Education • www.discoveryeducation.com • Username: studentAA • Password: american1 • Search/preview for your child on current areas of study or specific interests of your child!
Starfall Reading http://www.starfall.com/ Fabulous way to support reading education!
We love our volunteers! Each family is responsible for volunteering 40 hours per year. Once we each have a room mom in place, you will receive e-mails from her about volunteer opportunities. In the meantime, we will contact you through e-mail or post requests for assistance on our webpage(s). Policy: Parents are not allowed to volunteer in their child’s room while that child is in the room. Young students act extremely young when Mom or Dad is in the room. (exception: parties) Several Volunteer Opportunities to look for: *Monthly Bulletin Boards *Special Projects at school *Take-home projects *Weekly Cleaning *Friday Folder Stuffers *Recess/lunch duty *Carpool Assistance