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welcome to kindergarten

 

Information & Reminders


Kindergarten Frequently Asked Questions

How should my child dress for school?

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*Due to the inconsistent weather temperatures, have your child dress in layers. (If the bag of extra clothes you sent in for your child earlier this school year contained "summer" clothing, please prepare another bag of warmer clothes and we will send home the original items)

*Label all jackets, hats, and gloves with your child's name.

*No umbrellas!

*Please have your child practice putting on their jacket and zipping it up independently. Please look below for some fun and helpful videos to watch with your child to help them become more independent with their personal care!

 

Click here for a helpful video on learning to tie your shoes!

Click here for a helpful video on how to put on your jacket all by yourself!

 

 

Will my child have homework?

At Dayton School, Kindergarten students are given 2 types of homework.
1. Reading Homework: This is in the form of a reading calendar that your child will bring home each month. Please read a book with your child each night and record the book in the calendar. The calendar will be collected at the end of each month.
2. Math Homeowrk: This assignment will be sent home Mondays and should be returned by Thursday each full week of school.

 

How will reading instruction take place in Kindergarten?

We will use a balanced approach to reading instruction. It will combine phonics and building sight word vocabulary. Instruction will take place in small groups (guided reading) and large group (shared reading).

 

When are the children tested?

We will assess all children at the beginning, middle, and end of the year in Math and Literacy.

 

Are tests made available to parents to review?

No. Since these are district assessments (standardized tests) they are not available for you to review. Assessments will be reviewed with you at conferences in November and at the end of the year. In addition, if there is an area that your child needs remediation in, you will be notified.

 

What types of parties will happen in school?

Holiday/ Birthday celebrations will be kept simple. The class parent will be informed of our expectations for the party. The end of the year party will involve the entire school in June. Parties are for students in the class; please do not bring younger brothers or sisters. The class parents will let you know if they need assistance with any parties.

 

Can I volunteer in the class if I am not a PTO class parent?

Yes. Typically, volunteers will be asked to come in on Thursday mornings (10:15- 11:00am) to help with math centers. Siblings may not come with you when you volunteer.

 

Can I send out birthday invitations in students' folders?

No. You must use another form of distribution for your child's birthday celebration. (Email, Post Office, or telephone).

 

How do I get my child's ID# for their Lunch Account?

Please call Mrs. Maccaro in the Dayton Main Office at 732.329.1043 for this information. She will give you the number for your child.

 

My child buys lunch every day. Why do I need to send a note to let you know what my child is ordering?

Due to many lunch choices, you must send in a note stating what your child will purchase or make your choice on a monthly menu and place it in your child's folder. If your child is only purchasing milk, please send in a note to indicate this.

 

My child has been sick. Can he/she stay inside at recess?

No. If your child is well enough to attend school, he or she will be expected to go outside.

 

What is the best way to contact my child's teacher?

Email is the best way to contact your child's teacher. All of the teachers names and email addresses are on the top right side of this page. If you need to speak to a teacher by phone, please call the Dayton main office at 732.329.1043, and leave a message with Mrs. Maccaro.

 

What should I do if my child's dismissal routine changes?

Please send a note with your child in their folder. You are welcome to use the Indian Fields/ Dayton Dismissal Change Note. The teacher will forward it to the office. If there are changes that need to be made during the day, you must call the main office directly. DO NOT email your child's teacher about sudden dismissal changes, as we do not always have the time to check our email during school hours.

 

 


WEBSITES and APPS


Mister Elephant's Matching Game

Etch -A- Sketch

Starfall

PBS Kids

Julia's Rainbow Corner

Fishy Count

 

iPad Apps


Kindergarten Curriculum
The South Brunswick School District Curriculum being taught at the kindergarten grade level integrates the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (NJCCCS) with developmentally-appropriate concepts. We teach for deep understanding of the "big ideas" in each content area, and we encourage students to wonder about the "essential questions."

Technology is integrated into instruction in meaningful ways. Students and teachers use digital tools and information to solve problems individually and collaboratively to create and communicate knowledge. (NJCCCS 8.1)

Kindergarten Curriculum

 

 



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