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Title: Welcome to Kindergarten

Welcome to Kindergarten
  • Mrs. Joni Baker
  • Emailjbaker_at_alsd.k12.ca.us

A Little About Me
  • I have taught Kindergarten- Fourth grade.
  • I have my Masters in Reading and Language Arts.
  • I teach English as a Second Language through
    Chaffey Adult School.

What is an Early Bird/Late Bird Schedule?
  • The only way to meet every childs need (all 34
    of them) is to separate the students into smaller
  • I will have about 15-20 students , Early Birds,
    from 755am-12 Noon
  • I will then have about 10-12 students, the Late
    Birds, from 935am-140pm

Early Bird Schedule
  • 740-755 Arrival of Early Birds ( Meet under
    the Cardinal Marquee)
  • 755-935 Instructional Time--Math and
    Language Arts
  • 935-945 Morning Stretch and prepare for
    the arrival
  • of the Late Birds
  • 945-1030 Whole group instruction, sing daily
  • calendar math,
    phonics, computer lab, daily writing
  • 1030-1110 Lunch Time
  • 1110-1200 Whole Group Music/Movement and
    Story time
  • 1200 Early Birds are dismissed. ( The
    kindergarten aides release the children, please
    bring your ID)

  • Orange Handout

Late Bird Schedule
  • 930-935 Arrival of Late Birds ( Drop your
    child off in front of the school and a proctor
    walks the students down to the classroom _at_935)
  • 935-945 Get Settled
  • 945-1030 Instructional Time Whole Group
  • 1030- 1110 Lunch
  • 1110-1200 Whole group Music and Story time
  • Birds Leave at 1200)
  • 1200-140 Instructional Time-Teach the same
    lessons from the Early Bird
  • 140 Dismissal I walk the students
    out to the front of the school. ( Please bring
    your ID)

Lunch at Carnelian
  • The school offers lunch to all students in the
    cafeteria. A monthly menu will be sent home in
    the homework folder.
  • Please prepay for your childs lunch! In the
    cafeteria you can give Analease a check, or you
    can place the check in a labeled envelope and
    drop it in the lunch mailbox located under the
    Cardinal Marquee.
  • If you need to give lunch money daily to your
    child, please write your childs name and amount
    of money on an envelope with the exact amount in
    the envelope no money is exchanged in the lunch
  • Each lunch is 2.50

Behavior in Kindergarten
  • Kindergartners are like puppies--Cute, full of
    energy, curious, and playful.
  • As a teacher I try to nurture and train them on
    how to become a successful student.
  • Constant/Open Communication when it comes to
    behavior issues
  • Choices/Fun Friday
  • Daily Stamp of Approval

Cardinal Assemblies
  • Carnelian has monthly assemblies on the first
    Friday of every month.
  • As Kindergarteners, we will not join the
    assemblies until February.
  • Starting in February, the first Friday of each
    month, the late birds come to school with the
    early birds to attend the assembly. You will be
    given plenty of reminders.
  • At the end of the year Kindergarteners will have
    a special assembly to recognize the life skills
    of each child.

  • Language Arts phonics, comprehension, and
    listening skills.
  • Math- number recognition/writing, addition,
  • Reading small group instruction, independent
  • Writing- small group instruction
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Art- Meet the Masters
  • P.E.
    White Handout/Kinder Handbook

  • There will be a monthly homework calendar sent in
    the beginning of each month.
  • Homework is due weekly on Friday.
  • Homework will begin in September.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 Say your ABCS 2 Make flashcards for all capital letters 3 Play concentration with your capital letters
4 Make up a new clap snap pattern 5 Count to 50 6 Make lowercase letter flashcards 7 Write numbers 1-10 8 Make a list of 10 words that rhyme with cat 9 Find 10 items in your house that are red 10
11 Write all the capital letters 12 Make high frequency flashcards 13 Practice writing your last name 14 Count to 100 15 List 5 things that you are thankful for 16 Count by 10s to 100 and tie your shoes 17 Draw a picture of a turkey
18 19 Play concentration with lowercase letters 20 List 10 words that rhyme with dad 21 Write 5 high frequency words 22 23 Read your high frequency words 24
25 26 Make a sentence with your high freq. words 27 Count by 5s to 50 28 Practice jumping rope 29 Practice tying shoes 30
Additional Info
  • Classroom Celebrations
  • Refer to class list and mail invitations.

Student of the Week Big Kahuna
  • Special way to reinforce each childs
    individuality and enhance self image.
  • Student is randomly selected and brings in
    various suggested items and pictures to share and
    display on a classroom bulletin board.

Brody Bear
  • Every child will have the opportunity to take a
    special bear home for one week. You may include
    Bearly Bear in all your family activities.
  • At the end of his visit, you will need to write
    in Bearly Bears journal, letting the class know
    about his stay with your child. You may add
    photographs, stickers, etc.

Class Work
  • Papers and projects will be coming home in a
    Friday Bag.
  • Please spend time with your child going over the
  • The bag will need to be returned, empty, each
    Monday please.

Additional Info
  • Students need to bring a
  • normal sized back pack each day.
  • Please dress your child in
  • pants/shorts that they can
  • button themselves and
  • please wear velcro shoes if
  • they cant tie their shoes.
  • Volunteers, please sign up!

Additional Info
  • School Supplies Donation
  • Orange handout

  • Meet and Greet on Friday, August 7th , from
    1000am -1100am in the classroom

  • Thank you for attending. I look forward to
    working with your little one and watching them
    grow throughout the school year.
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