Welcome to Mrs. Valladares' Kindergarten.
Welcome to Kindergarten. This will be a very exciting year for your child. In kindergarten, they will learn about alphabet letters, sounds and vowels. We will blend letters to make words and then begin reading and forming sentences. We will read all different genres that including stories, poems, science, history, facts and fiction. In math, we will learn to count to 100, by 5's and by 10's. We will sort, classify and count various objects. Addition and subtraction will also be introduced in various ways. We will learn about shapes and colors by observing the world around us. In science, we will learn to observe, classify, prove, and experiment. Social Studies will include history, facts about America, presidents, holidays, map skills etc... We will also have computer lab and programs for both reading and math. Our special classes will include: Music, Art, PE, and Library. It will be a great YEAR!
Our schedule is as follows:
8am to 8:30: Calendar time: includes counting, singing, date, weather and review of current skills
8:40 to 9:25: Specials time: Monday: art Tuesday: Music Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: PE (please make sure your child is wearing tennis shoes)
9:30 to 11:30: Reading block: Whole group and differentiated groups. Small group will rotate and complete various reading centers.
11:40 to 12:10: Lunch
12:15 to 12:30: Recess in kinder playground
12:30 to 1:30 : math
1:30 to 2:00: Science/ Social Studies