Mrs. Skroch Kindergarten

Mrs. Skroch Kindergarten

Ms. Adams Kindergarten 2018-2019 About Ms. Adams I graduated from the University of Vermont in 2005 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and Anthropolgy. I have 13 years of teaching experience. I taught a multiage Kindergarten-1st grade for 7 years as well as a multiage 2nd/3rd for 3 years at a private school in Seattle. I have 1

year teaching 3rd/4th grade as well as 2 years teaching full day Kindergarten. I am originally from Massachusetts where my family still resides. In December my older brother and his wife are expecting their first child. I am so excited to be an aunt! In my freetime I enjoy yoga, running, reading, exploring the outdoors and spending time with my boyfriend and friends! Bell Times Monday, Tuesday,

Thursday and Friday 9:10 Warning Bell(Kids enter the building) 9:15 School Begins 10:30- 10:45 recess 12:15 1:00 Lunch/Recess 3:40 Dismissal Wednesday 9:10 Warning Bell 9:15 School Begins 11:15-11:25 Recess 12:1512:55 Lunch/Recess

1:30 Dismissal TYPICAL DAY IN KINDERGARTEN Welcome/Attendance Math Snack/Recess Language/Reading/Making Meaning Getting Ready for Lunch Lunch/Recess Writing Specialist Learning Centers Pack-up to go home

Wacky Wednesday: Rotate Science/Social Studies/Health/Art/Technology Specialist Schedule Monday: Library Tuesday: Music Wednesday: Thursday: PE Friday: Music/PE

School Lunch Information Your child has the choice of bringing a lunch to school or buying a lunch from the school cafeteria. The cost of the lunch is $3.75 and there are several choices everyday. Each child has his/her own account number and you are able to deposit money in this account for his/her use. Whenever you send in money for the account please put your childs number on the check and make it out to Issaquah Food Services. If you have any concerns about your childs account call #425-837-5622. Pay online: ***Please label your childs lunchbox*** Reading/Language

Fountas & Pinnell Letter and sound recognition Blending sounds to make words Rhyming Mini Lessons Conferring with students High frequency words (The, is, my, we) *Special Program: Sight Word Keys

Take Home Books Making Meaning: Strategies that Build Comprehension and Community Comprehension Sequencing Prediction Making connections to real life experiences Writing Writing Units Narrative-Launching the Writing Workshop Narrative-Writing for Readers

Information-How to Books Opinion-Persuasive Writing of all Kinds Expectations for Writing Uses pictures and print to convey meaning. Begins to write using letter sounds, words and sentences. Writing short stories with a beginning, middle and end. Handwriting Without Tears Ive included a handout for you to use with students that uses the verbiage and formations we will be using. *They have a great app for the ipad.

Eureka Math A Story of Units A comprehensive curriculum written by a team of teachers and mathematicians who took great care to present mathematics in a logical progression, preparing students to understand advanced math Developed specifically to meet the math standards adopted by our state Connects math to the real world in ways that take the fear out of math and build student confidence Teaches math as a story to build students mathematical knowledge logically and help them achieve deep understanding This approach can be unfamiliar to those of us who grew up

memorizing mathematical facts and formulas Science/Health Physical Science: Liquids Earth and Space Science: Properties

and Change Life Science: Plant and Animal Parts Science Labs with Science to Go: -Exploring Plants, Liquids and Solids -Rocks and Soil -Exploring Animals *Two Paid by the PTA! SOCIAL STUDIES Kindergarten: A Year of Change

Cooperation: Working and Playing well with others Respecting Differences: We are all alike, we are all different *Weekly Reader Magazines Behavior Positive Reinforcement Successful Sockeye Awards

Encourage children to make good choices Making Good Choices Chart with clips K-5 Social Emotional Learning Curriculum Second Step Builds Positive Social, Emotional and Behavior Skills + Self management +Self Awareness + Relationship Skills +Social Awareness +Responsible Decision Making

Social Emotional Learning Curriculum K 3rd Grade Units Unit 1: Skills for Learning Listening Focusing attention Using self-talk Being assertive Unit 2: Empathy Identifying one's own and others' feelings Taking others' perspectives Showing care and concern for others Unit 3: Emotion Management Understanding strong feelings Identifying and managing strong feelings Calming down strong feelings

Unit 4: Friendship Skills and Problem Solving Making and keeping friends Calming down and using Problem-Solving Steps Online Family Resources SSPK FAMI LY70 = Kindergarten SSP1 FAMI LY71 = First Grade SSP2

FAMI LY72 = Second Grade SSP3 FAMI LY73 = Third Grade SSP4 FAMI LY74 = Fourth Grade SSP5 FAMI LY75 = Fifth Grade

STAR OF THE WEEK Monday: Questionaire and pictures Tuesday: Sharing and something for the estimation jar Wednesday: Snack and sharing Thursday: Sharing Friday: Sharing **Reminder note will go home on the Friday before with student! BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

Our grade level has decided to celebrate with students donating a special birthday book to the classroom. Students will also receive a birthday crown. (We love having parents come and read the donated book to the class! ) Please contact me before the date to set up a time for you to come and read the book to the class. SNACK INFORMATION

Snack: Small, healthy, simple snacks as students have only about 5 minutes to eat them. Please pack and label separately from their lunch. Children will put their snack in their cubby each morning. Fruit (Must be able to peel on own) Crackers Cheese sticks *No juice please! ***If we decided to do group snack: I will send out an e-mail when we are low on snacks or Dixie cups to hold snack.

FIELD TRIPS & IN CLASS ACTIVITIES Field Trips Lessons in the Classroom Howard McOmber: Childrens Drama Coach *We will be asking for an activity fee to cover the costs of these activities and Socal Studies Weekly Readers. SPECIAL EVENTS Harvest Party (October) Valentines Day (February) Mothers Day Tea (May) Fathers Day Rise and Shine (End of May/June)

REPORT CARDS Report Cards Dates: December 3rd March 19th June 19th Conferences Dates: Dec. 5th & 6th (Sign-ups to come online) *These are no student days. HIGHLY CAPABLE PROGRAM TESTING More information coming soon

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES *Room Parent: Plans the class parties with the teacher and occasionally helps in the classroom as needed. *Art Docent: Teaches three pre-planned art lessons throughout the year. You will need to attend the Art Docent training class. *Library Helper: Will help in the Library. Must attend the informational meeting. *Classroom Auction Chair: Gets information out to class about the auction and plans the class project for the auction.

*Parent Helper in the class: Helping kids, copying Parent Helpers General Everyday Parent Helpers Sometime in October you will be able to sign up to help the class. Starting October 16th we will have helpers in the class. I will send out an attachment with the times I need helpers. All helpers must have completed the district background check. *These jobs can be photocopying, art projects, working with small groups of students, and much, much more... IMPORTANT WEBSITES!

Ms Adamss Connect Site t/staff/adamse_site/default.aspx The School District:

Sunset: Sunset PTA: Emergency School Information: SUPPLIES NEEDED IN

KINDERGARTEN Big Brown Grocery Bags Wish List is posted on my Connect website Contact Information Please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding your child. Im very excited to get to know you and your child! I also have a connect website! Make sure to request membership at the top right. [email protected]


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