Kindergarten

Welcome to Kindergarten at Noah Webster Schools!

Kindergarten is an exciting time for teachers, students and parents! Come Kindergarten, your child will be ready to take the world by storm! By this time, they’ll be comfortable being away from home all day and used to the classroom environment. Your child will continue to work with the latest technologies to better improve their education, enhance the curriculum they are learning and have fun while doing so.

During the school year, your kindergartner will venture away from the traditional classroom setting and discover new ways of learning by attending scheduled field trips. Accompanied by volunteered chaperones and teachers, field trips are a great way to transmit the topics, subjects and overall curriculum taught in-class to the real world.

Kindergarten Curriculum

In Kindergarten math, we promote the usage of math manipulatives to teach students math in a visually engaging way. We also use Envision Math to teach students basic math concepts through:

  • Problem-based instruction
  • Small group interaction
  • Visual learning

All Kindergarten students will have access to A , our online homework portal.

Your child will learn partner, group and independent reading, while being reinforced to participate in at home reading as well. We incorporate our Noah Webster Schools chart sounds program, paired with the McGraw-Hill phonics, into the Kindergarten curriculum. Your child will have access to A , our online homework portal, as well as a variety of other Internet resources.

We follow the McGraw-Hill manuscript to introduce and teach students the basics of penmanship. We also use Thinking Maps—visual tools used to map out thinking based on eight cognitive skills—throughout the school, providing a common visual language between students and teachers.

Students will learn to spell short/long vowel words, high-frequency words, and words with rules. They will also learn how to “write from the beginning” in which the student will draw a picture of an event, and then work on writing out a sentence, using inventive spelling, explaining what is happening in the picture.

At Noah Webster Schools, we follow PASI. Also known as Phonological Awareness Screener for Intervention, PASI is used to teach and assess Kindergarten students on the following:

  • Rhyming
  • Syllables
  • Categorization
  • Beginning and ending sounds
  • Deletion and addition of beginning and ending sounds

Physical Education

All students participate in physical education classes at least once a week. Classes focus on competency of motor skills and performance of physical activities in order to achieve and maintain health-enhancing levels of fitness. Positive social interaction is embedded into instruction while promoting the value of physical activity.

Music

All students participate in music classes at least once a week. Students create meaning and expression through the use of listening, performing and improvisational skills. Students are introduced to the elements and theory of music and musical instruments.

Library

Noah Webster offers an online cataloging system. Destiny Quest allows students to browse Noah Webster Schools Library’s entire collection and place a hold on their final selection. The book will then be delivered to the student’s classroom within 3-4 business days. Reference materials are also available.

Art

Noah Webster Schools has implemented Art Masterpiece to introduce artists and styles from diverse cultures and time periods. Students are taught to use classic and modern techniques in order to create artwork to communicate ideas, meanings, and/or purposes.

Kindergarten Supply List

Dear Parents,

Remember to label all of your student’s belongings (jacket, water bottle, backpack, and lunch box) with first and last name. This will help locate them should personal items become lost.

You do not have to put your child’s name on any of the items listed below because we will add them to a classroom supply. Please do not buy backpacks with wheels because they are difficult to store. Also, please make sure backpacks are regular sized.

Supply List—Please bring with you to Open House

  • 2 pkgs. Crayola 24 ct. crayons
  • 10 glue sticks
  • 2 pkgs. 12-count Ticonderoga pencils
  • 2 Pink Pearl erasers
  • 2 boxes of tissues
  • 2 pkgs. of baby wipes
  • 2 Composition notebooks, any color
  • 3 plastic plain 2-pocket folders (no prongs)
  • 3 White Elmer's School Glue
  • 1 container Prang Watercolor paint
  • GIRLS ONLY - 1 pkg. of napkins
  • BOYS ONLY - 1 roll of paper towels
  • 1 pair children's Fiskars scissors
  • 1 pkg. white Cardstock (8.5 x 11) or colored printer paper
  • 1 pkg. Expo white board markers (Boys-regular size, Girls-skinny size)
  • $4.00 to cover the cost of your child's homework binder, bring exact cash amount to Open House
  • 1 pkg. Costco-sized healthy snacks (fruit snacks, pretzels, goldfish, graham crackers, etc.)

**All items must be non-toxic

Optional Supply Wish List

  • 1 pkg. Crayola Markers - thin, fine point
  • 1 pkg. construction paper
  • 1 pkg. Ziploc bags (any size)
  • Playdoh
  • Brown or white paper lunch bags
  • Extra snack
  • 1 large bag of M&Ms, Skittles or Starburst

Your donations are greatly appreciated!!!

In the back of our classrooms we have 4 computers. These computers will be used daily. For these computers we need headphones and we are asking for your donation to help supply our classroom with enough headphones. During open house there will be a bucket out in the classroom for you to contribute a monetary donation to our headphone fund. The headphones we are buying cost around $20 dollars each and we are hoping to get at least 15 for our class to last us all year; $5 per family would be enough to help us greatly. We appreciate your help with this and look forward to using these computers to help aide in your child’s education.

As the first day of school approaches we have parents ask us if there is anything that they can do to help get their child(ren) ready for kindergarten. Below you will find a helpful list of things that you may work on with your child(ren) to help ensure they are prepared for their first day of school.

• Tie their shoes
• Properly blow their nose
• Wash their hands, good hygiene practices
• Hold a pencil correctly
• Pack and unpack backpack by themselves
• Recognize numbers 1-10
• Write their name properly, first letter capitalized and the rest lowercase
• Recognize their name
• Identify shapes
• Identify colors
• Encourage coloring
• Recognize numbers and letters out of sequence
• Say the ABC’s
• Put on and zip jackets by themselves
• Button/zip pants
• Boys: how to use a urinal properly because the kindergarten boys bathroom has one in there
• Hold scissors properly and cut with scissors
• Count together with your child to practice verbal counting skills
• Please try not to send things in their lunches that they cannot open themselves

Sincerely,

Kindergarten Teaching Team

Noah Webster Schools


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