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O.M Roberts Elementary. Kindergarten Parent Meeting September 12, 2013. Welcome!. Mrs. Arizmendi, Mrs. Crow, Miss Finch, Mrs. Murray. Reading Program. State adoption (Houghton Mifflin Journeys) - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • O.M Roberts ElementaryKindergarten Parent MeetingSeptember 12, 2013

  • Welcome!Mrs. Arizmendi, Mrs. Crow, Miss Finch, Mrs. Murray

  • Reading Program State adoption (Houghton Mifflin Journeys)Introduces 40 high frequency words throughout the year- see report card for district spelling/sight wordsIndependent Readers and Phonic Take Home Readers- highlights high frequency words, print concepts and reading skills.

  • Phonemic AwarenessThe conscious awareness that words are made up of sounds.Develops through a series of stages, which explore and manipulate sounds.

  • Guided Reading

    Allows the teacher to work with small groups or individual students on instructional reading that provides an appropriate and successful challenge to the students.Focuses on specific print awareness and beginning reading skills.

  • Work StationsStrengthens skills/concepts learned in classSharing knowledge through discussion and demonstrationDevelopment of good work habits ResponsibilityIndependent and cooperative problem solving

  • Letter Recognition and SoundsWe will introduce a letter a day for 26 days.Letters will be reviewed in more detail every three to five days for the rest of the year.Name, recognition, formation, and sound/symbol relationshipBlending letter sounds to create words jewel words

  • Handwriting Ball and StickPlease stress pencil grasp and see handouts for formation of letters.Kindergarten

  • Math ProgramHarcourt School Publishers is a state adopted series used for mathAll skills are introduced using manipulatives, then students transfer the knowledge gained to workbook activities.http://www.thinkcentral.com/

  • HomeworkWeekly homework foldersSent home on MondayReturned on Friday (will NOT accept early)Introduces routine of homeworkFocuses on previous weeks objectivesSpend 10 15 minutes a night on homeworkStudents that have completed homework each week will receive a shining starTake home reader Sight word practiceWill be sent home 9/16/13Return on 9/20/13

  • Cafeteria Rules and ProceduresCafeteria rules are listed on-line @ http://ww2.brazosportisd.net/roberts/ Students will receive a dot in the cafeteria for inappropriate cafeteria behavior.Student will walk for part of recess or miss center time for that day. Students receiving more than one dot will sit at the no-talking table for five days.

  • Classroom Rules Classroom Rules1.Students will listen attentively.2.Students will use quiet voices.3.Students will walk in the school building.4.Students will accept correction appropriately.5.Students will keep hands and feet to themselves.6.Students will follow directions.

  • Classroom Rules and ProceduresConduct cards will be used to monitor classroom behavior.A yellow card is a happy day card, orange card is a loss of privilege, blue card is a loss of privilege and removal from the group and red card is a possible visit to the principal.If your child ended their day with a turned card, they will be sent home with a note that needs to be signed and returned.

  • Report Cards9 week grading period8/26/13 10/18/1310/21/13 12/20/131/7/14 3/21/143/24/14 6/5/14Academics - 1=Consistently, 2=Sometimes, 3=Unable to do at this time, Conduct E,S, I, UWe will send home a list of objectives in each report card folder for the next nine weeks

  • ASSESSMENTIndividual assessment of each child implemented district wideComputer assessment administered by classroom teachersAssesses reading and math skillsBeginning, Middle, and End of Year Parents notified after assessment of their results

  • Attendance/TardiesIt is important for your child to be here daily, however please do not send a sick child to schoolIf they do miss school, please send a note. 48 hrsYou will receive a phone call on your childs first day of absenceIf your child misses too much school, you will receive a letter from Mrs. Roy (3 tardies = 1 absence)A student is counted tardy at 8:00am and will need to go to the office for a tardy slip if they arrive after 8:15am. (see the Student/Parent Guide online @ http://ww2.brazosportisd.net/roberts/ )

  • SEARCHServes gifted students Identified through intellectual ability and creative thinkingAll Kindergartners will be tested in OctoberIdentified early SpringServed in the classroomMeeting September 26th, at 5:30

  • Book OrdersSent home occasionallyMake checks payable to ScholasticOptional, but an excellent source for concept books and other learning materials.

  • BirthdaysCelebrated monthlyTeacher will supply birthday prizes at the end of the month!Invitations are only passed out if the entire class is invited.Personal information may be passed out if prior written permission is given.

  • Nutritional GuidelinesTexas Public School Nutrition PolicyThe purpose is to promote a healthy environment.Foods of minimal nutritional value may not be provided.Exemptions are allotted for three school wide events Christmas, Valentines Day, and End of School

  • Monthly CalendarRefer to for daily information and skills to reinforce at homeKindergarten weekly conceptsGrade level activities School activitiesHolidays

  • Pick up/Drop offIf you drop your child off before 7:25, please be aware there are no adults on duty until this time.Students that are not picked up before 3:15 will be taken to the office to wait. Students that are going home in a different way need to have a note. You must use the visor signs, or you will have to sign your child out in the office.

  • Parent/Teacher ConferencesMay be requested by teacher or parentMeet student needsPersonal or phoneTuesday - Thursday 3:15 3:45Please do not expect to meet with the teachers when they are on dismissal duty.Parent conference is required if child is performing below grade level.

  • WebsiteBrazosport I.S.D.www.brazosportisd.net

    O. M. Roberts Elementaryhttp://ww2.brazosportisd.net/roberts/

  • Change of ClothesPlease place a change of clothes in your childs backpack for accidents.Make sure clothing is seasonally appropriate and replace clothing if your child has an accident.If child does not have change of clothes parents will be called to bring some to school.

  • VolunteersPlease fill out Criminal History FormCriminal History Forms available at:O.M. Roberts front office www.brazosportisd.net3 months for approval Volunteers are needed as workroom helpers and for various other PTO related activities. If interested, please contact teacher.

  • Resources for Home Enrichment

    Homework Brazoria County Library System-- http://bcls.lib.tx.us/index.aspStory time (Tuesdays at 4:00)Sea Center Texas Story time (Every Saturday and third Friday)http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/visitorcenters/seacenterLetters/Reading Website-www.starfall.com - http://www.thekcrew.net/centersphilosophy.html- www.squaremeals.org

  • Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule. Working together we can help each child reach his or her potential!