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Welcome to Kindergarten!


Welcome to Kindergarten! April 15, 2010 Teachers Melissa Bartek Ellen Harjo Erin Heinze Sarah Ojeda Marcia Pittman Tracie Reed Smita Patel What does the first month ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Welcome to Kindergarten!

Welcome to Kindergarten!
  • April 15, 2010

  • Melissa Bartek
  • Ellen Harjo
  • Erin Heinze
  • Sarah Ojeda
  • Marcia Pittman
  • Tracie Reed
  • Smita Patel

What does the first month of school look like?
  • Establishing routines
  • -hallway procedures
  • -classroom transitions
  • -cafeteria procedures
  • -stamina ?

Sample Schedule
  • 735 Pick up students, unpack, morning
    announcements, wake up shake up
  • 800 Morning message/Phonics
  • 820 Shared Reading and writing
  • 840 Rotations/guided reading
  • 940- Science/Social studies
  • 1030 Wash hands/ restroom
  • 1045- Recess
  • 1105- Lunch
  • 1140- Calendar
  • 1210- Specials
  • 105- Math rotations
  • 215- snack/ pack up/read alouds
  • 230- dismissal

  • Feet and hands to yourself
  • Good listener
  • Work together
  • Small voices inside
  • Fine motor- holding pencil correctly and using
  • Sit still on the floor during whole group
  • Sit properly in a chair

  • Car line You will stay in your car while
    following the line up the front. Your child will
    be loaded by a teacher.
  • Walkers You will park your car in the parking
    lot and walk into the library side door and
    pick up your child.
  • Bus rider Please go to transfinder on the Comal
    website and find your childs bus number. Bus is
    suggested 2 mile rule is lifted.
  • SACC At school day care.
  • Day care please specify which day care you will
    be using. If your child is absent or not going to
    the day care that day please notify the school
    and the day care.
  • If you need to change your childs afternoon
    transportation you must write a note or talk to
    your childs teacher. If there is no notice of a
    change your child will go home the regular way.

  • Parents are welcome to come to lunch and sit with
    their child! When you come to visit you must
    bring a drivers license to check in each time.
  • Lunch numbers will be given to each student at
    the beginning of the year. Please help your
    child remember this number.
  • Lunch can be paid for online or sent to school in
    an envelope.
  • Sack lunches cannot be refrigerated or be put in
    the microwave.
  • Restaurant manners are expected.

  • Tennis shoes are recommended
  • Check weather daily ?
  • Two playgrounds one for K and one for the older
  • Please refrain from visiting during recess. You
    are welcome to come during lunch.

  • PE summer.gault_at_comalisd.org- tennis shoes are
  • Art fran.baum_at_comalisd.org
  • Music cozette.snyder_at_comalisd.org
  • You will receive a specials schedule from your
    childs teacher each 9 weeks.

  • Nurse Marisa
  • Marisa.gonzales_at_comalisd.org
  • If your child is on any medication please let
    your classroom teacher know as well as the nurse.
  • If you have any questions please feel free to
    email, she would love to help!

  • 1 Healthy snack
  • Small snacks are great
  • The less crumbs the better! ?
  • No juice, no drink

  • This is the gifted and talented program
  • Sherry.metzger_at_comalisd.org
  • The students are officially tested in the
    spring. If you feel you are interested please
    notify your childs teacher at the first parent

Behavior folders
  • Your child will bring home a daily behavior
  • There is a section for respect, responsibility,
    and self-control. If your child receives a mark
    in his/her folder please discuss and reinforce
    the appropriate behavior.
  • Good behavior is rewarded with stickers or stamps
    on each day.
  • We do have behavior parties at the end of each 9
    weeks. If a child has 10 or more folder signs
    they will not be participating in the party.

  • Attendance is taken daily at 1000 am.
  • If your child is absent please send a note to the
  • Doctors notes are sent to the teacher as well.
  • If you know your child will be absent, notifying
    your teacher ahead of time is helpful! ?

  • We pick up the students at 745 so please do the
    best you can to get to school on time.
  • This will help the students develop a set routine
    and get their day off on the right foot!

Getting to school
  • We will meet all the kindergarteners everyday in
    the cafeteria at 735.
  • We also have the students drop off their lunch
    boxes at this time.
  • Please refrain from standing outside your
    teachers door.
  • If you are late the students can walk to the room
    and meet the class there.

Report card
  • There is a section for reading, writing, math,
    social studies, science, specials, and work
  • We will conference after the first report card to
    discuss progress.

  • DRA is our the Developmental Reading Assessment.
  • The levels are based on high frequency words and
    number of words.
  • Your child will be reading on their specific
    levels in their classrooms.
  • When? Depends on the report card

  • Texas Primary Reading Inventory- Standard Texas
  • We will go over specifics at your first

School Supplies
  • See district list
  • Backpacks please make sure they are the regular
    size backpacks. We have backpack hooks so we
    prefer one with no wheels.

  • The class will celebrate birthdays during snack
  • The treat MUST be STORE BOUGHT. We are not
    allowed to serve homemade treats
  • We prefer individually wrapped treats such as
    rice krispy treats, donuts, Little Debbiesetc.
  • No visitors, drinks, balloons, presentsetc.
  • Invitations If you send any birthday invitations
    to school you must invite the WHOLE class.

1st day of school
  • There will be a tears and cheers breakfast for
    kinder parents after you drop off your child.
  • Please be sure to bring your drivers license
    EVERY TIME you come to the school.
  • Hot news is an email that will be sent out
    giving you information on current activities
    going on in the school.

  • The question and answer session will take place
    in the kindergarten classrooms.
  • Feel free to walk around and get an idea of what
    the classroom looks like and ask any questions
    you may have had on the powerpoint, kindergarten
    in general, or specifics for your child.
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