• Welcome to Kindergarten Curriculum

    Introduction

    • Mrs. Anne Jones, M.A. Elem. Ed.-NAU, Teaching Cert.-ASU, B.A. Business Adm./Spanish-Minnesota State Univ., Mankato

    Classroom Climate

    • Structured, fun, positive, and safe learning environment
    • Empathetic loving teacher

    Behavior

    • Consistent, positive, appropriate consequences, praise and rewards
    • Individual plans as needed

    Academics

    • Reading- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Reading Program, Fundations, Guided Reading, Literature, poetry, Raz-Kids, songs, all aligned to Common Core
    • Language Arts-writing journals, poetry, Manuscript handwriting, class and individual books, Journeys, Common Core 
    • Math- Engage NY, McGraw Hill-My math, Math Centers, Calendar, Common Core
    • Social Studies-Macmillan/McGraw Hill, Chinese Culture lessons
    • Science-Harcourt, STEAM Lab (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math)
    • Technology-Computer Lab, Media Center, Ipads, PC's, Laptops
    • Arts- Music, Drama, Art Centers, Art Masterpiece

    Specials

    • Media Center, Computer Lab, P.E., and Music

    Class Routines

    • Whole and Small group instruction, Centers, Structure

    Transportation

    • Before and after school (busing, daycare, and parent drop and pick-up)
    • Changes must be in writing the day of the change (not sent in an email), THANK YOU!!

    Homework

    • 10-15 min./day, 4 days per week (Flashcards, Sight word routine, Guided reading- book bags, Raz-Kids online Reading, Mandarin)

    Volunteers

    • We will be sending out sign-up sheets if interested. We love volunteers!!

    Fieldtrips

    • Tax credit dollars-please donate to Tarwater Kindergarten so we can go on field trips! 
     A big WELCOME to you and your Kindergartener!
    I look forward to a wonderful Year!  "It's where the adventure begins!"
     
    Sincerely,

    Anne Jones

     

    jones.anne@cusd80.com