Welcome to Pre-K Curriculum Night - Rucker Elementary

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Welcome to Pre-K
Curriculum Night
Meet the Teachers
Davis Dolphins Borchardt Bears
4’s & 5’s
Amanda Davis
[email protected]
Instructional Aide:
Nicole Boyd
3’s & 4’s
Penny Borchardt
[email protected]
Instructional Aide:
Kym Burrow
Our Pre-K OWL Curriculum
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OWL curriculum is designed to “Open the
World of Learning” and to prepare students
for Kindergarten.
 The curriculum is designed to develop early
literacy skills in the context of rich content in
areas of Math, Science, and Social Studies.
The Texas Pre-K Guidelines are directly
aligned to the Kindergarten TEKS every week
with extra support in differentiation and
monitoring.
What are we going to
learn in Pre-K?
OWL Curriculum Units
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New Friends
My Family
Our Community
Life on the Farm
From Jungle to desert
Earth and Sky
Shadows and Reflections
Make it Move!
Objectives in OWL
 Letter of the Week
 Writing Journal
 Science Journal
 Pumpkins
 Holidays
 Patterns
 Numbers
 Sight Words
 Vowels
 Measurement
 Simple Addition
 Simple Subtraction
How are we going to learn?
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We have a variety of
online support for our
OWL curriculum
designed to support
each subject across
the curriculum. The
online support consists
of short videos,
matching games,
putting a story
together, and
vocabulary interactive
lessons.
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Starfall Website helps
support letter recognition
and early reading.
Flipcharts are used and
created to follow our
curriculum and built for
student independent use.
Daily Five Reading: Read to
Self, Read to Someone,
Word Work, Work on
Writing, Listen to Reading.
Energizers and a variety of
music is used to engage
students in learning.
How are we going to assess
learning?
 CIRCLE
Testing is a
state test that will
be done
beginning, middle,
and end of the
year. It is amazing
to see such growth
that happens over
a year!
 Informal
Testing
such as letter,
shape, number
recognition are
also done
throughout the
year to see where
each student
needs extra
support.
How we are going to learn
and work together?
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REACH Expectations
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Respect
Encourage
Appreciate
Honor
Class REACH Posters
of what it looks like in
each classroom.
Each student signed
it.
 Positive
Reinforcement
 Reward Systems:
Points in the
classroom and
stickers on the
calendar
 Behavior Issues
Arrival
School starts at 8:00
They will wait in the
cafeteria until their
teacher gets them at
7:50.
If you would like your
child to eat breakfast,
please make sure they
arrive between
7:30 – 7:50.
Attendance:
Dismissal
Dismissal at 3:00
The school policy will not
allow us to release
your child to go home
with anyone that is not
on your transportation
list.
Any changes in
transportation must be
received before
2:00pm.
It is very important that your attend school
everyday. In the case of an absence you must call
the school and provide a note.
Lunch and Snack
Pre- K Lunch time: 10:30 am.
Parents are welcome to come eat lunch with their children
If you child is buying a hot lunch or a drink, you can either
send money in your child’s folder or go on-line and put
money in your child’s account.
www.mynutrikids.com
We will be taking donations for community snack or bulk
snack items for snack every afternoon.
 Every child has the option to bring his/her own snack every
day if they choose.
 Snacks must be water only and healthy such as pretzels,
goldfish crackers, fruit, etc.
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Playground and Rest Time
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Playground: Please send your student in
closed toe shoes, shorts under skirts, and
appropriate outerwear for our outside
recess times.
Rest Time: You may send your student with
a small blanket or small stuffed animal. It is
to be kept in their backpack until rest time
and then put back after rest time. Cloth
nap mats will be sent home every two
weeks to be cleaned. We will clean the
plastic nap mats at the school.
Daily Folders and
Parent Communication
Your child will be responsible to
bring home a daily folder to be
checked by you each evening and
returned to school every day.
 This folder is to be used as one form
of communication between you
and your child’s teacher.
 Please clean out the folder every
week.
 Your child’s folder will include a
Monthly Calendar this calendar will
be labeled with important events
and the learning objective for the
week.
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• Weekly Newsletters
are sent home on
Thursdays that
address upcoming
events and learning
objectives in each
subject for the week.
• Feel free to contact
us via email or phone
call, we are here to
help and love your
parent support!
Your student is special!
Star of the Week:
Every child will have an
opportunity to be the
Star of the Week during
the year.
Class Celebrations:
We will have class parties
during the year which
include a Winter Party,
Valentine’s, and an
End of School Year
Party.
Student Birthday Celebrations
We can no longer celebrate birthday parties with cookies
or cupcakes. Your child’s teacher will do something special
to celebrate their special day. We are also not allowed to
pass out invitations during the school day, please see the
online directory for student addresses.
Pre-K Daily Schedule
2012-2013
7:50-8:00 Unpack
8:00-8:20 Math Centers
8:20-8:45 Circle Time
8:45-9:05 Recess
9:05-10:30 Language Arts Centers and Daily Five
10:30-11:00 Lunch
11:00-11:20 Recess
11:20-11:50 Science/Social Studies
11:50-12:20 Gym
12:20-1:00 Quiet Time
1:00-2:00 Math
2:10-2:30 Recess
2:20-2:45 Closure and Dismissal
Thank you for coming
to Curriculum Night!

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