Welcome to Kindergarten Ms. Wade and Ms. O’Shea 2007-2008

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Welcome to Kindergarten Ms. Wade and Ms. OShea 2007-2008 Slide 2 Agenda About Ms. Wade A Day in Kindergarten Goals and Curriculum Discipline Communication Parent Volunteers Questions Anticipated expenses Slide 3 Nita Wade Virginia Native Attended Arlington Public Schools 3 children that graduated from ASFS Masters in Education from Marymount University Slide 4 A Day in Kindergarten WEB Language arts Rotations Science City Lunch/Recess Writers Workshop Social Studies Snack Math Specials Dismissal Field Trips Assemblies Science is incorporated throughout the day Specials Monday and Friday P.E. Tuesdays Art Thursday Music Wednesday Library Investigation Station on a rotating basis Slide 5 Goals for Students Independence Love learning/life-long learners Readers Problem solvers (use strategies) Creative and critical thinkers Slide 6 Curriculum Virginia Standards of Learning Language arts: Words Their Way, Harcourt, Handwriting Without Tears, M.A.R.S. bags, shared/guided reading, interactive writing Science: ASFS science curriculum, Childrens Engineering, Harcourt Brace Series Mathematics: Investigations Social Studies: Harcourt Brace Series Report cards twice a year (January/June) Slide 7 Discipline Be Safe Be Fair Be Kind Slide 8 Communication 4Friday Newsletter 4Notes 4Email juanita_wade@apsva.us 4Voicemail (703) 228-3600 ext: 99385 Slide 9 Parent Volunteers W.E.B. Room Parents Friday Fresh Special Projects Chaperones for Field trips Art in the classroom Slide 10 Anticipated Expenses $20 party donation for October 31st Halloween party, December 21 Winter Holiday party, and February 14th Valentines Day party $7 October 2 field trip to Frying Pan Farm Park (adult chaperones $7) A new book for a winter holiday gift exchange Free January field trip to the APS planetarium Free February field trip to the APS planetarium $4 April 3 field trip to That's Not Magic, It's Science @ the Baird Auditorium, National History Museum. (adult chaperones $5) Free June field trip to the National Zoo Any balance from the initial $20 donation will be allocated to a year end celebration contributions of snacks to share as needed and fresh fruit/vegetables for our Friday snack Slide 11 Questions/Comments?Questions/Comments?