Hello and welcome to the 2015/2016 school year Kindergarten website page for Central Union Elementary. My name is Kim Rodrigues and I have taught Kindergarten at Central Union Elementary for 16 years. I really enjoy my job and love teaching 5 and 6 year olds. There is nothing better than teaching Kindergartener’s to read, write and math skills to help them be academically successful. I currently have my Master’s in Teaching with an emphasis in Reading and Language Arts through Fresno State in addition to my California State Teaching Credential. Our full day Kindergarten program from 8:00am to 2:15pm offers some of the traditional kindergarten activities along with all the standard based curriculum to help your child reach not only their academic potential but their social and emotional growth are an important part of their educational journey. I would like to thank you at this time for allowing me to be a part of their journey--
Here are the NEW California Common Core State Standards in math that are implemented in the academic year of 2015/16:
ALL STUDENTS SHOULD DEMONSTRATE THE KNOWLEDGE OF Mathematical Practices by:
1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
4. Model with mathematics.
5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
6. Attend to precision.
7. Look for and make use of structure.
8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
Common Core Grade K Math Overview:
Counting and Cardinality
*Know number names and the count sequence.
*Count to tell the number of objects.
Operations and Algebraic Thinking
*Understand addition as putting together and adding to, and *understand subtraction as taking apart and taking from.
Number and Operations in Base Ten
*Work with numbers 11-19 to gain foundations for place value.
Measurement and Data
*Describe and compare measurable attributes.
*Classify objects and count the number of objects in each category
*Identify and describe shapes.
*Analyze, compare, create, and compose shapes.
English Language Arts Common Core Standards Key Ideas and Details:
There are 6 areas pertaining to Kindergarten to read all of them please visit www.corestandards.org-here is an example of Reading:Literature
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.2 With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.3 With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
Craft and Structure
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.4 Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.5 Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.6 With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.7 With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).
(RL.K.8 not applicable to literature)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.9 With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.10 Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
Social Goals and expectations:
· be a good listener
· follow directions
· keep hands and feet to yourself
· only say kind words
Here is a look at our daily schedule
8:15-9:00 Reading Mastery (small groups)
9:03-9:40 English Language Arts Center Rotation
9:40-9:52 Snack/ Recess
9:52-10:55 Houghton Mifflon Morning Routines
11:00-12:00 Lunch/ Recess
12:00-12:30 Calendar Routines Whole Group
12:30-1:15 Math Stations
2:00 Wrap up the day and story time.
2:15 Dismissal time
Music / Library / Computer Lab / Show N Tell / 5th Grade Buddies