Welcome to Kindergarten

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    Kindergarten Teachers: Ms. Lavoie, Ms. McClure, Mrs. Kennedy, Ms. Christiansen and Ms.Eastman
     
     

    Kindergarten Content Focus Phonics 
    Names and sounds of letters of the alphabet
    Reading and spelling CVC (consonant vowel consonant - i.e. dog) words

    Phonemic awareness:

    Identifying beginning sound in words
    Counting the number of words in sentences
    Identifying number of syllables
    Identifying rhyming words
    Generating rhyme
    Segment sounds (ie What are the songs in dog? d-o-g)
    Blending sounds - blend the sounds d-o-g what is the word? Dog
     

    Sight Words: Please practice your student's sight words daily and make sure they keep their sight word ring in a safe place and bring them to school daily.

    Kinder Comprehension Strategies:
    Character
    Setting
    Re-telling a Story
    5 W's - Who, What, Where, When, Why
    Main idea and details
    Connections of people, events, and ideas in a non-fiction text
     
     
    Math Concepts:
     
    Quarter 1: Counting 1 to 10
     
    Quarter 2 : 2D and 3D Shapes 
                    Comparing Quantities 
                    Measurable Attributes
     
    Quarter 3: Adding and Subtracting
     
     
    Quarter 4: Counting to 100 by 1's and 10's
                    Creating shapes
     
     
     
    We are a Boys Town school and use boys town to teach co operation and social skills!
    Schedule 

    8:30-8:45 Breakfast in the classroom (please arrive at 8:30 if your child is eating breakfast, thank you!)
    8:45 - 10:30 ELA Block (phonics, vocabulary, reading comprehension, guided reading)
    10: 30 - 11: 10 Lunch
    11: 10 - 12: 10 Math 
    12:15 -12: 45 Reading Centers
    12: 45 - 1:15 Math Centers
    1:15 -1: 50 Writing
    1;50-2:00 recess
    2:30 - 2:45 Specials
    2:45 - 3: 30 Science/Social Studies
    3: 30 Dismissal  
     
     
     
    We are really excited about taking your children on a journey through reading, writing, spelling, math, science, and social studies.  By the  end of the year your son/daughter will know all his/her letters and sounds, be able to blend words and will even be reading sentences.  In addition, you will see them go from just writing their names to writing several sentences using inventive and actual spelling.  Students will share their ideas and writing with the rest of the class.  Students will start the year recognizing numbers and counting, and by May they will be adding and subtracting.  In language arts and math, the students will have the opportunity to work independently, as a whole group and in small groups. You will see your sons and daughters grow so much in so many ways this year - academically and socially.  We are looking forward to a great year!
     
     
Teacher Phone Number Email
Ellen Kennedy ellen.kennedy@dvusd.org
Ellen Lavoie 602-467-6163 248-229-9152 cell ellen.lavoie@dvusd.org
Emily Eastman 520-241-7585 emily.k.eastman@dvusd.org
Ms. McClure 602 467-6157 Nicole.mcclure@dvusd.org