Kindergarten Screening


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Kindergarten Screening

  • Kindergarten Screening

  • Letter/Results



Screening Categories

  • Screening Categories

  • Speech & Language

    • Expressive
    • Receptive
    • Voice
  • Kindergarten Screening Skills

    • Letters
    • Parts of the Body
    • Gross & Fine Motor Skills
    • Person Identification Skills
    • Following Directions


    • Kindergarten Handbook
    • Kindergarten Readiness
    • Early Communication Development
    • North Haledon Special Service
    • Parental Packets
    • Memorial Elementary School
    • Summer 2014


Kindergarten is the start of an exciting learning journey. The kindergarten classroom offers a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment for all children.

  • Kindergarten is the start of an exciting learning journey. The kindergarten classroom offers a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment for all children.



Children are active learners. They learn best when allowed to:

  • Children are active learners. They learn best when allowed to:

  • play

  • create

  • investigate

  • explore

  • predict

  • learn from one another and their environment.



  • Kindergarten teachers promote discovery and

  • self-awareness in all areas of development to meet the needs of each student.

  • Social

  • Emotional

  • Physical

  • Creative and Cognitive



  • The Kindergarten curriculum provides children with a variety of opportunities to try out new ideas and be challenged by new experiences that engage emerging readers, writers, scientists, mathematicians, and artists.

  • We want our students to be confident, love learning, and be successful in a classroom community.



We begin your child’s journey together with one vision.

  • We begin your child’s journey together with one vision.

  • Student Success!



Partnership:

  • Partnership:

  • Home & School

  • The Important Parent



  • Parents are the first teachers in a child’s education. The partnership between families and school is critical to a child’s success. We share in your excitement as we embark on this learning journey together.



What to do

  • What to do

  • and expect

  • from now until the first day of school September 3rd…



Read to your child for 10 – 20 minutes daily.

  • Read to your child for 10 – 20 minutes daily.

  • Ask questions about the story.

  • Help your child use the illustrations to predict story events.

  • Practice counting objects to 30.

  • Use mathematical language – more than, less than, fewer, greater, above, below.

  • Use positional words – over, under, above, below, behind, in back of, beside, next to.



        • The Kissing Hand
      • By: Audrey Penn
        • Tom Goes to Kindergarten
      • By: Margaret Wild
        • Look Out Kindergarten
      • By: Nancy Carlson
        • I’ll Always Come Back
      • By: Steve Metzger


Experiences in the real world give background knowledge that enhances reading, writing, and speaking.

  • Experiences in the real world give background knowledge that enhances reading, writing, and speaking.

  • Use rich language to develop your child’s vocabulary. Explain words that may be new to your child.



Practice good hygiene habits

  • Practice good hygiene habits

  • Help build strong listening skills – teach your child to follow multi-step directions.

  • Develop self-help skills:

    • Putting on and zipping up jackets
    • Packing and unpacking backpacks and folders
    • Participating in preparing and packing snack and lunch
      • Bathroom Procedures – Stalls & Urinals


Letters and Words

  • Letters and Words

  • Language Skills

  • Motor Skills

  • Reading Books

  • Numbers, Shapes and Patterns

  • Growing Up



Literacy is so important!

  • Literacy is so important!

  • We strongly encourage you to

  • work on the following skills with

  • your child over the next few months…



Recognizes and names at least 15 of the capital letters

  • Recognizes and names at least 15 of the capital letters

  • Recognizes his/her own first name in print

  • Writes his/her own first name

  • Recognizes words/signs seen often (ie. McDonalds, Walmart, STOP, EXIT, etc.)







    • Can detect rhyming words
    • (ie. I want you to tell me if two words rhyme. Words that rhyme sound like each other at the end. Listen carefully to the words: hat, cat. Do these words rhyme?)
  • Sorts groups of objects

    • (size, shape, color, etc.)
  • Tells things that go together

  • Recognizes & names at least 8 colors

  • Uses words to express feelings

    • (I’m happy. I’m sad.)


Speaks in complete sentences

  • Speaks in complete sentences

  • Follows directions with at least 2 steps

  • Asks “what if” and “how” questions about how things work

  • Says and/or sings familiar songs and nursery rhymes

  • Answers simple questions (who, what, where, when) in complete sentences

  • Tells his/her first and last name and how old he/she is



Puts puzzles together

  • Puts puzzles together

  • Can draw a circle and square

  • Draws pictures to express ideas

  • Runs, jumps, hops, throws/kicks/ bounces a ball

  • Cuts with scissors



Shows interest in reading and being read to

  • Shows interest in reading and being read to

  • Holds the books appropriately and understands that you read a book from front to back and left to right

  • Retells a simple story such as Three Little Pigs or other familiar books

  • After listening to a story, tells what might happen next





Counts from 1-20

  • Counts from 1-20

  • Recognizes numbers from 1-10

  • Counts at least 5 objects



Takes care of his/her own needs

  • Takes care of his/her own needs

    • Toileting, washing hands, dressing
  • Adjusts to new situations without family members being there

  • Plays cooperatively with peers

  • Respects the feelings, rights and belongings of others



The time you and your child spend together doing these activities will help your child say with confidence…

  • The time you and your child spend together doing these activities will help your child say with confidence…

  • “Kindergarten, Here I Come!”









Promoting Literacy

  • Promoting Literacy

  • Set aside 20 minutes a day for reading.

  • Model good reading habits by letting your child see you reading.

  • Read aloud to your child often.

  • Encourage your child to read aloud to you and to family. (Picture Walk)



Kindergarten Curriculum

  • Kindergarten Curriculum

  • Mathematics: enVision Math Series

  • Language Arts: Balance Literacy Program(Reader’s/Writer’s Workshop Model)







Large, sturdy backpack (no long straps)

  • Large, sturdy backpack (no long straps)

  • List mailed in August

  • Sturdy shoes everyday! (Playground)

  • Sneakers for gym (no flip-flops)

  • Clothing for art class

  • Easy to open containers for snack/lunch



Two healthy snacks

  • Two healthy snacks

  • Bring or buy lunch

  • Maschio’s Food Service/ Café Prepay

  • Peanut Free Tables



In the classroom:

  • In the classroom:

    • Centers
    • Mystery Readers
    • Classroom Projects
    • Room Parents
  • Join the PTO!!



Drop-Off: 8:15am - Upon arrival, students in Kindergarten will proceed through the front doors of Memorial School and proceed directly to their classrooms were they will sit outside of their classrooms where a Kindergarten teacher will be on duty.

  • Drop-Off: 8:15am - Upon arrival, students in Kindergarten will proceed through the front doors of Memorial School and proceed directly to their classrooms were they will sit outside of their classrooms where a Kindergarten teacher will be on duty.

  • Pick-Up: 2:59pm - Car pick-up via car line, 2:49pm - Bus students will be brought to black top dismissal area, and 2:59pm - walkers line up in front of the school with car pick-up students to be delivered to parent/guardian.

  • Little Steps To Learning: 2:49pm Students will be dismissed to Little Steps Personnel inside Memorial School and brought to aftercare location.



All Kindergarteners are met upon arrival at school

  • All Kindergarteners are met upon arrival at school

  • Kindergarteners sit in first two or three rows

  • Students will receive bus safety rules

  • Bus Aide on buses in the afternoon

  • Parents can help by:

    • Discussing and reinforcing rules


5 sessions:

  • 5 sessions:

      • 9:30am – 12:00pm
      • $50.00 registration fee
  • July 21st – July 25th

  • Sign up now!!!

  • Learn about school safety

  • Children will see the school and a Kindergarten classroom

  • Wonderful way for students to meet their Kindergarten peers and start friendships.

  • Confidence builder



Sign up for Safety Town

  • Sign up for Safety Town

  • Turn all registration paper work into the office.

  • Complete health paper work return to Mrs. Linde our school nurse. (Children need to have a physical completed by a doctor, prior to the first day of school.)

  • Important: We cannot start your child until all required paperwork is submitted to our school nurse.



Class Placement Letter (Mailed In August)

  • Class Placement Letter (Mailed In August)

  • Details About The Beginning of School

  • Bus Information

  • PTO Information

  • School Directory

  • Pick-up/Drop-off Procedures

  • Student/Parent Handbook



Safety Town: July 21st – July 25th, 2014, 9:30a.m. – 12:00p.m.

  • Safety Town: July 21st – July 25th, 2014, 9:30a.m. – 12:00p.m.

  • First day of school: Wednesday, Tuesday, September 3, 2014 (Students)

  • Back-To-School Night: Tuesday, September 24, 2014 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences: November 17th-20th, 2014, (Single Session Days)

  • School hours: 8:35a.m. – 2:59p.m.






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