Our School SOAR Rules
S = We will be SAFE
O = We will be ON TASK
A = We will have an ATTITUDE TO ACHIEVE
R = We will be RESPECTFUL and RESPONSIBLE
Our Classroom Rules
1) Keep hands, feet, and objects to self
2) Follow directions
3) Do your best on classwork and homework
4) Respect the rights and property of others
News and Notes About My Kindergarten Class and West Yadkin School
Kindergarten Supply List
*BOOKBAG/BACKPACK (NO WHEELS)
*2 PRIMARY WRITING TABLETS
*1 LARGE PACK OF CRAYOLA CRAYONS (8 COUNT)
*MY FIRST PENCIL (1 PACK) OR 2 LARGE PENCILS WITH ERASERS
*1 PACK OF GLUE STICKS
*1 LARGE PINK WEDGE ERASER
*A SMALL PLASTIC PENCIL BOX
*1 PACK OF 2 BLACK EXPO DRY ERASE MARKERS
*2 BOXES OF KLEENEX
*A COMPLETE CHANGE OF CLOTHES IN A BAG TO KEEP AT SCHOOL FOR EMERGENCIES (SHIRT, SHORTS/PANTS, UNDERWEAR, AND SOCKS) PLEASE WRITE YOUR CHILD'S NAME ON THE BAG.
PLEASE PUT YOUR CHILD'S NAME ON HIS OR HER BAG OF SUPPLIES
WISH LIST ITEMS
*1 CONTAINER OF CLOROX OR LYSOL WIPES
*1 BOTTLE OF HAND SANITIZER
*1 BOX OF ZIPLOC BAGS (SANDWICH OR QUART SIZE)
*1 CAN OF LYSOL DISINFECTANT SPRAY
*1 ROLL OF PAPER TOWELS
*1 SMALL BOTTLE OF ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP
*WRAPPED CANDY FOR THE CANDY BOX OR SMALL TOYS FOR THE TREASURE BOX
Here are some major skills that students will be learning about in Kindergarten.
1) Alphabet - Recognize Upper and Lower Case Letters and the Sounds Associated with Each Letter
Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz
2) Colors - Identify Colors
Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Purple Black Brown White Pink
3) Numbers - Write Numbers to 20
Students need to be able to write each number from 1 to 20 using correct numerals and place value.
Students will be asked to count to 100 orally by the end of the year.
By the end of the 1st Quarter of School - Students count numbers from 1 to 25 orally
By the end of the 2nd Quarter of School - Students count numbers from 1 to 50 orally.
By the end of the 3rd Quarter of School - Students count numbers from 1 to 75 orally.
By the end of the 4th Quarter of School - Students count numbers from 1 to 100 orally.
4) Shapes - Identify the following shapes:
Circle Square Triangle Rectangle Rhombus Oval Hexagon (2 Dimensional Shapes /Flat shapes)
Cone Sphere Cube Cylinder (3 Dimensional Shapes/Solid shapes)
Students will be using a combination of writing and drawing for a good portion of the year.
Students will focus on writing their first name and the letters of the alphabet correctly.
End of Year Expectation is that students will be able to independently write 3 short sentences about a topic from the following genres: Information Writing (facts/details/knowledge about a subject), Narrative Writing (story with a beginning, middle, and ending), and Opinion Writing (your thoughts and feelings about a subject).
6) Concepts of Print
Students will be asked to identify several things within a given book or text:
*Show which way to read a sentence in a book/ Show which direction to read in or how to track print on a page
*Show the place where one starts reading at/Where is the beginning of the sentence?
*Point to a capital letter or a lower case letter.
*Point to a period or show where a sentence stops or ends at.
*Point to the spaces between words and tell why those spaces are there.
*Point to a word or point to an individual letter in a sentence.
*Point to where one needs to go in order to keep reading when you reach the end of the sentence in a given book (return sweep to the next line)
7) Sight Words
*As students learn to read this year in Kindergarten, being able to identify the following sight words will help students become strong readers:
a at am are and be big can come do did down eat for go he have here I in is it look little like me my no not of on play she said see to the us we was went you
FANTASTIC FRIDAY - On Fridays, we will have a special activity at the end of the day called Fantastic Friday. During this time, students may bring a small toy or game from their home that is small enough to fit in their backpacks. Students can play with their toys in the classroom. Students are not allowed to bring any remote-controlled toys, cell phones, or other electronic games to school.