Welcome to Kindergarten

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    Kindergarten Teachers:
    Ms. McClure - nicole.mcclure@dvusd.org
    Ms. Stewart - marissa.stewart@dvusd.org
    Ms. Gillson - melissa.gillson@dvusd.org
    If you need to set up a parent conference please email your teacher or message on class dojo.
    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:
    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! We focus on teaching students to follow directions ( say okay and it right away), raise hand for teacher 's attention and listening skills (look at teacher, voice off, hands to yourself).
    We teacher students to SOAR - be safe, on task, accountable and respectful. 

    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!