Welcome to Kindergarten! 

Communication
Please contact me through Seesaw or my email (sullivea@pwcs.edu). 

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Please visit our Kindergarten Team Page for learning opportunities!
Click here -->  https://wakelet.com/@aneskindergartenteam


for updates, activities and curriculum information. That is your "GO TO" resource during this time of home based learning.

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Please help your kindergartener practice writing their name using a capital first letter and lowercase for the rest. For example…

Elizabeth Sullivan

This is how we write our name in school.

  

How can you help your child at home?

  • Allow your child to count to 100 throughout the day.  You want him/her to be able to do this independently.  Remember when you have to fill in numbers for your child, that indicates he/she is not yet counting independently. Our goal is 100 by the end of the year!
  • Have your child practice writing numbers 0-20.  Do this often. They will be taught 0-20 by the end of the year.
  • Read with your child every night.  By doing so, you are…helping your child’s brain to make connections, exposing your child to new vocabulary, familiarizing your child with sentence structure, inspiring a desire to learn & helping your child to realize that reading will play a significant role throughout life.
  • Encourage your child to use complete sentences when speaking. Expect him/her to communicate clearly!
  • Students will receive sight words.  Go over sight words daily.  
  • Sight word list: yes, no, I, a, can, see, go, me, the, am, at, is, my, to, up, we, and, had, like, has, do, it, look, he, on, got, his, are, have, come, did, for, said, get, here, in
  • FUN IDEAS FOR PRACTICING SIGHT WORDS...
  1. write sight words with a dry erase marker
  2. write sight words with their finger in shaving cream, sand, finger paint, etc.
  3. have the students spell the sight word as a "password" to leave or enter a room or the car
  4. use magnet letters to spell the word, mix it up, and try again
  5. write the word with one missing letter, have your child guess what letter is missing
  6. use flash cards to practice reading them
  7. have your child find sight words in books you are reading before bed. "Can you find the word 'we'?"
  • Practice writing...name (first and last), sight words and simple sentences. Your child can also add a picture to match their sentence.
  • Ask your child about our classroom rules, the rules were student created.  They are working to learn them and they practice them daily.
  • Routines are important for your child. We have routines in our classroom. Encourage your child to share with you some of the routines.


Most Recent IB Planner Information

ThemeHow We Express Ourselves- An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.

Central Idea: People contribute to the world

Lines of Inquiry

      An inquiry into how we express ourselves.
      An inquiry into 
the lives of people long ago.
      An inquiry into how people make contributions to the world
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Learner Profile AttributesPrincipled and Risk-Taker 

Key ConceptsPerspective- What are the points of view?

Approaches to LearningThinking Skills-Critical thinking-analyzing, evaluating and forming decisions.  Creative thinking-generating novel ideas and considering new perspectives.Information transfer, reflection and metacognition. Research Skills-Information Literacy-Formulating and planning, data gathering and recording, synthesizing and interpreting, evaluating and communicating and Media Literacy- Interacting with media to use and create ideas and information