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Title: Welcome to Kindergarten

Welcome to Kindergarten
  • Mrs. Lisa Seibel
  • Room 1

My Family
Supplies Needed
  • A large backpack
  • A paint shirt, labeled, in a gallon ziploc baggie
    in the backpack all year long
  • A gallon baggie labeled with your childs name
    and Room 1 (this is used for the word bag)
  • A plastic pencil box 1 dry erase marker
  • A folder with pockets

I will provide pencils, markers, scissors, and
glue sticks. Keep extra at home for completion of
homework. PLEASE USE A PENCIL! Individual sized
hand sanitizer, Tissues
  • AM Session All students should arrive by 830am.
    Class begins at 840am. All students are consider
    tardy after 840am.
  • PM Session Students will enter the classroom
    through the Kindergarten doors from
    1230-1240pm. Class begins at 1240pm.
  • If students arrive after start time, please take
    them to the office and request a tardy pass.
  • I will ask the kids to take their take-home
    folder out of their backpacks and open them.
    Together, we will check for notes from home and
    homework. It is my goal for your child to develop
    the responsibility of submitting information to
    me without prompts within a month or so.

  • AM Session 1115-1125am in the front of the
    Middle School. Please remember to put your car
    sign in the right corner of the windshield. After
    1130, child will wait in elementary office.
  • PM Session 310pm walkers/busses
  • Please contact the office with any bus questions.

Daily Warm-up
  • During this time the children all join together
  • Singing a patriotic song
  • Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance
  • Learning to recite and read the days of the week
    and months of the year
  • Understanding the calendar
  • Counting the days of school
  • Using tally marks
  • Counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s
  • Making equations (addition and subtraction)
  • Reviewing letter recognition and sounds
  • Telling time to the hour
  • Identifying and counting coins
  • Daily Message

Language Arts
  • Focus is on letters, letter sounds, and using
    these sounds to produce words. We use the Board
    approved reading curriculum as well as thematic
    units to enrich the students learning.
  • WORKSHEETS will be completed in class and as
    homework to provide practice of learned concept.
    Worksheets will not be graded.
  • WORD CARDS will be handed out periodically. Cards
    kept in Ziploc quart baggie. Please keep words
    and word bag in your childs SPECIAL folder and
    practice daily. WILL NEED BAGGIE ASAP
  • WORD FAMILY LISTS (such as at and an words)
    will be introduced during the latter part of the
    year. Please keep all lists in your childs
    SPECIAL folder and continue to practice.
  • REPRODUCED BOOKS for practice reading. Please
    have your child read the book to you and return
    the following day.

  • Peterson Company alphabet (see handout) Shows
    formation of CAPITAL and lowercase letters.
  • Pencil Grip is important. Leads to neatness and
    correct letter formation. Please monitor your
    child as he/she prints. Stop and correct
    immediately. The pointer finger should be on top
    of pencil and no letters should begin on the
    bottom line.

  • Utilize manipulatives to introduce concepts and
    worksheets for reinforcement.
  • Some of the concepts covered
  • Sorting, Graphing, and Patterns
  • Shapes
  • Numbers to 31 (Read and write)
  • Skip Counting and Counting to 100
  • Time (to the ½ hour) and Money
  • Measurement
  • Readiness for Addition and Subtraction

Social Sciences
  • Science Curriculum (Asset Kits)
  • Push, Pull and Go My Senses
  • Social Studies Curriculum (Thematic Units)
  • Ex community helpers, school workers, stranger
    danger, identifying land and water on a
    map/globe, natural resources, the making of
    America, historical figures, and holidays.
  • Health Curriculum
  • Ex cleanliness, safety, nutrition, dental
    hygiene, feelings, and self-esteem.

  • Given to reinforce skills.
  • If a paper comes home with an H circled this
    means it is homework and is due the following day
    of school.
  • Important skills teach your child to review
    his/her work, correct errors or messy
    letters/numbers, and to return the homework to
    the take-home folder.

  • Library Students go on every Day 2. Please keep
    the book in your childs backpack when not being
    read. Inside pocket of book will be a card
    listing the due date.
  • Computer Students go on every Day 4. Skills such
    as mouse control, keyboarding, accessing learning
    websites will enrich language arts and math

School Wide Programs
  • C.A.R.E Grouping for enrichment and remediation.
  • Olweus Anti-bully program.

  • Super Listener Daily Reward (Refer to orientation
  • No behavior should interfere with another childs
    ability to learn.

  • School District Food Policy- No snack to be
    brought by students. I will provide a snack
    occasionally when time permits.
  • Water bottles permittedspill proof cap, please
    (containing only water)

  • Outside/playground recess, weather permitting,
    will provide time for large motor skill
    development and social interaction on the outside
  • Indoor recess will promote problem solving and
    socialization skills.

Birthday Celebrations
  • All birthdays, including summer children, will be
    celebrated throughout the year. I will make a
    special hat and provide that child with
    opportunities to feel special throughout the day.
    Please do not send in treat bags or goodies for
    the children.

Book Orders
  • Book order forms are sent occasionally throughout
    the year
  • Purchasing is optional
  • Please make checks payable to Scholastic Book
    Clubs. No cash please.

  • Email seibellj_at_svsd.net
  • Take Home Folder
  • Call school 724-538-3680

Thank You!
  • I am looking forward to a great year in
    Kindergarten and very excited about working with
    your children. ?
  • Suggested book
  • The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

Before leaving tonight
  • Sign-up for Parent Conference
  • Sign-up for school parties, events
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