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Title: Welcome to Kindergarten

Welcome to Kindergarten
  • By the Kindergarten Team
  • Farm Hill School
  • 390 Ridge Road
  • Middletown, CT 06457

S Safe
T Trustworthy
A A Attitude
R Respectful
R Responsible
Supplies for Kindergarten
  • Backpack
  • Folder
  • Healthy Snack
  • Bath Towel
  • Change of Clothes
  • Lunch Money (brought to school on the first day
    of the week or can be paid on line)

Suggestions for a Healthy Snack
  • Canned fruit
  • Fresh vegetables or fruit
  • Popcorn
  • Cheese (cubes, sticks, or with crackers)
  • Crackers
  • Cereal
  • Pretzels
  • Muffins or bagels
  • Yogurt

Safety First
Bus Nametag Necklaces
  • Quick way to identify children
  • Number and color-coded to show how the children
    get home
  • Must be worn to and from school until told


Our Day
  • Unpack and get ready
  • Morning Meeting
  • Snack
  • Language Arts activities (writing, reading,
    letter skills, etc.)
  • Large group work
  • Lunch and Recess
  • Rest
  • Math
  • Health, Science, and Social Studies
  • Center Time
  • Music, Art, Library, and Gym are filtered into
    the day.


The Homework Folder
  • The first folder will be provided by the school.
  • It is the mailbox between home and school.
  • All correspondence between home and school should
    be relayed through this folder.
  • It is checked daily at school and it should be
    emptied daily by you at home.
  • Lunch money and homework should be placed in the
  • You may replace the folder at any time. Please
    buy a folder that has the bottom pockets. We
    make big projects in Kindergarten.

The Kindergarten program enables your child to...
  • recognize all upper and lowercase letters.
  • recognize beginning and ending sounds.
  • recognize 38 sight words.
  • draw a detailed picture and tell about it.
  • write a complete sentence.
  • talk about fiction and non-fiction books
  • rote count to 101.
  • recognize and compare 2D and 3D shapes.
  • recognize numbers 0-20.
  • add and subtract.
  • act out story problems.
  • listen and follow directions.
  • learn to get along with each other.

Tips for a Successful Year
  • Make sure your child is well rested.
  • Have your child eat a good breakfast so that
    he/she has energy everyday.
  • Gather school items the night before.
  • Read daily to your child.
  • Read all notices that come home in your childs
    folder and return the folder daily.
  • Volunteer in your childs classroom or in PTA

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Who gives the DIAL 3?
  • Kindergarten teachers
  • Elementary Instructional Support Teachers

Documents needed
  • Birth certificate with raised seal.
  • Proof of residency
  • Photo identification of parent or guardian
  • Health assessment record (the blue form from your
    childs doctor)

Dont forget your child!
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Ideas for summer learning
  • Read!! Read!! Read!! Visit the library and/or
    join the summer reading program. Encourage you
    child to have some quiet time with books.
  • Have your child practice writing his/her first
    name using a capital first letter followed by
    lower case letters.
  • Talk with your child about everyday things and
    the special things you do together.
  • Count.
  • Draw, color, cut and paste to improve fine
    motor skills.
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