Kindergarten Readiness

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Kindergarten Readiness

Presented by: Belgrade Public Schools and Early Childhood Community Council (ECCC)

 

What to expect:

  • Introductions
  • Social/Emotional
  • Reading Readiness
  • Math Readiness
  • School Information
  • Home Visits
  • Standards Based Report Cards

Story Creek Elementary

Lori Degenhart, Principal

  • 470 Students
  • 40 Certified Staff
  • 35 Classified Staff

Ridge View Elementary

Mat Johnston, Principal

  • 481 Students
  • 36 Certified Staff
  • 35 Classified Staff

Saddle Peak Elementary

Patrick Cates, Principal

  • 461 Students
  • 38 Certified Staff
  • 33 Classified Staff

Social & Emotional

  • Self-Care
  • Making Friends
  • Persistence
  • Asking for Help

This is how I feel today

  • Frustrated
  • Embarrassed
  • Sad
  • Mad
  • Nervous
  • Happy
  • Proud
  • Scared
  • Loved
  • Lonely

Social/Emotional

  • Focus on a task for at least 5 mins, persisting even if there are problems
  • "Settle-in" to new groups or situations with minimal stress
  • Play cooperatively with two or more peers
  • Remember and follow 3-step directions
  • Obey simple rules
  • Taking care of self
    • Dressing independently (clothes, coats, snow pants, putting on shoes, etc)
    • Bathroom independence
    • Blow and wiping nose
  • Clean up after an activity
  • Show kindness and empathy to others
  • Separation from parents
  • Verbalize wants and needs

It's Your Choice!

Do you have a small problem?

Try 2 of Kelso's Choices:

  • Go to Another Game
  • Talk it Out
  • Share and Take Turns
  • Ignore It
  • Walk Away
  • Tell Them to Stop
  • Apologize
  • Make a Deal
  • Wait and Cool Off

If you have a BIG problem, tell an adult you trust.

Parents are a child's first and most important teachers.

Reading Readiness

  • Identify and name uppercase and lowercase letters
    • First name
  • Say the sounds of 12-15 letters
    • First name
  • Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page
    • Read every night - child or parent
  • Sing/Chant ABC's
    • Point to letters as they sing
  • Print their first name
    • Uppercase and lower case - at least uppercase
    • Handwriting without tears - ball and stick
  • Speak using complete sentences with few inaccuracies
  • Identify the beginning sound of words
  • Say words that rhyme
  • Understand opposites

Math Readiness

  • Count in order to 20
  • Math numbers from 1-20
  • Copy, trace and/or draw numbers
    • Handwriting without tears
  • Match and name shapes
    • Square, rectangle, circle, triangle, hexagon, rhombus, trapezoid
  • Know 11 colors
    • Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, black, brown, gray, white
  • Name and sort objects by color, shape and size
  • Recognize numbers and quantities to 10
  • One to one correspondence
  • We want math to be FUN!

School Information

  • Appropriate size backpack
    • Big enough to hold folder and gear
  • Breakfast- if you choose
    • 8:00 am Doors to the schools open
      • Breakfast in the Classroom after the bell at SP, SC,& RV
      • Playground supervision starts at 7:30 am (SP), 7:45 am (SC) & 8:00 am (RV)
  • Lunches
    • Choices at school- Main entree or salad/sandwich
    • Pack lunches that are nutritious and easy to eat in 20 min
    • Milk (1%, 2%, Chocolate)
    • Free and Reduced- can fill out form at orientation
  • Extra Clothes
    • Accidents happen
    • Coats/ Sweatshirts for fall and spring weather
      • 50 degrees
    • Appropriate for weather
  • School starts at 8:15 and ends at 3:15 (2:15 on Fridays)
    • Attendance is key!
  • After School Program (United Way) runs until 5:30 pm at each school
  • Bus
    • Bus Barn: 406-924-2602 or register online at bsd44.org

Home Visits

Standards Based Report Cards

  • Montana State Standards 
  • A clear picture of your child’s current academic progress at his/her grade level
  • Letter grades do not tell parents which skills their children have mastered
  • Academic Standards
    • Levels of Performance  
      • 3 - Demonstrated proficiency with entire standard 
      • 2 - Demonstrated proficiency with parts of standard 
      • 1 - Moving toward standards foundational skills
    • Example:  Student can count to 100 by 1’s and by 10’s 
      • 3: child can count by 1’s and 10’s independently and consistently
      • 2: child can almost count by 1’s and 10’s with support or only part of standard was mastered
      • 1: child has not yet reached standard and is receiving support to be successful
  • Behaviors & Characteristics of Successful Learner
    • C,S,R Performance Levels:
      • C - Consistently demonstrates 
      • S - Sometimes demonstrates 
      • R - Rarely demonstrates
    • Example:  Student meets classroom and school expectations 
      • C: child demonstrates this standard consistently with no support
      • S: child needs reminders of expectations some of the time with little to no support
      • R: child needs many reminders of standard and much support from staff

Graduating Class of 2034

Q & A

Thoughts, questions, concerns?

Thank you!





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