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Beavercreek City Schools. Kindergarten Today. Not the kindergarten from our childhood Expectations for social and academic progress are high Attendance is critical Parents play a huge role. Kindergarten today is:. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Beavercreek City Schools

Beavercreek City SchoolsKindergarten Today

Kindergarten today is:Not the kindergarten from our childhoodExpectations for social and academic progress are highAttendance is criticalParents play a huge role

How to help your childEstablish sleep routines two-three weeks before school begins and continue on the days when your child is not in school

Encourage self-help skills: dressing, independent bathroom skillsExpose children to play with other children-not structured playShow your child where kindergarten is and talk about how school-age children are differentEstablish excellent attendance routines

Social Skills By the time school starts, your child should be able to:Listen without interruptingPay attention to adult-directed tasksBe able to attend to personal bathroom needsPractice buttoning and zippingBounce a ballKnow name, address, phone number, mother and fathers names

Social SkillsUse words instead of being physical when angrySpeak clearlyPlay well with othersFollow simple directionsManage bathroom tasksShow good mannersSpend time away from parents

Fine MotorPut a puzzle togetherUse scissors correctlyHold a pencil and crayons correctly

Gross MotorRun, jump and skipWalk backwardsWalk up and down stairs

CitizenshipCooperate with othersLearn how to solve arguments by using words to work out problemsPractice making choices

Economics and GovernmentExpress wants and needsShare, take turns, trade items fairlyIdentify adults who help: teachers, firefighter, police officers, parentsRecognize the flagUnderstand rules and consequences

What Your Child Should KnowRead first nameRecognize at least half upper and lower case letters Recognize letters in first nameRecognize rhymes in familiar storiesHave an awareness of initial sounds like B in bird

Reading ProcessHold a book right-side-up and turn pages; pretend to read words left to rightKnow the difference between pictures and printBe able to answer questions about what has been read aloud

WritingBe aware that writing conveys meaningExpress ideas to an adult who writes them downDraw a picture of familiar objects Print letters of own name

CommunicationTell others about experiences and creationsJoin others in reciting poems, nursery rhymes, and singing songsCommunicate with other childrenSpeak clearly to be understood

MathCount to 10 by touching each object or while looking at number booksTell how many objects in groups of 5 or fewerWork on concepts: more/less, heavy/light, bigger/smaller, taller/shorter

Geometry and Patterns Identify, match, sort by shape and sizeDescribe position: up/down, over/under, top/bottom, inside/outside, front/behind/betweenSort by size, color, shape, or how it is used (cooking, art supplies, etc.)Copy and add on to simple patterns

ScienceBegin to use science words: night, day, sun, moon, stars, cold, hotto describe what they seeNotice seasonal changeKnow that living things need food, water, and airLearn that stories such as cartoons and movies show plants and animals doing things that are not real (flowers talking, animals singing)

Science and TechnologyUse the five senses

Recognize familiar tools: hammer, scissors, paintbrush, etc.Ask what if? questions; experimentAsk alike and different questions

Social StudiesUnderstand events that happened in the pastDiscuss what is happening: weekdays are schooldays, etc.Share personal family stories, When I was littleIdentify the way we belong to groups: boys, girls, preschool class, family, friends, neighborhoods

ResourcesFor some good ideas to help your child to be ready for kindergarten, visit:Ohio Department of Education: www.ode.state.oh.usSummer Home Learning Readiness Checklist:

Half Day vs. Full Day KindergartenHalf Day KindergartenSample Full Day Kindergarten Schedule30 min. - Special20 min. - Reading35 min. - Centers30 min. - Calendar and Writing15 min. - Math30 min. - Arrival/morning work30 min. - Calendar20 min. - Read aloud and shared reading 40 min. - Reading (Daily Five)30 min. - Snack/Recess30 min. - Writing Process30 min. - Math 60 min. - Centers60 min. - Lunch/Recess/Quiet Time30 min. - Specials20 min. - Science/Social Studies

New Schedule Full-Day Alternate Day Schedule

Monday and Thursday OrTuesday and Friday With Added Wednesday on Alternating Weeks

First Week of School During the first week of school, you will bring your child in for a 30 minute appointment with your childs teacher. During this time, you will have a chance to ask questions and share information. The teacher will then assess your child to determine his/her readiness for reading. Because teachers will be meeting with all parents and students, kindergarten classes will not be in session Aug. 23rd to Aug. 26th. Gradual Start adapted from Perrysburg Schools Your teacher will send you a post card informing you of your appointment date and time in August.

Students report for their first full week of kindergarten on either: August 29th (Group A) or August 30th (Group B).