Parent Orientation Meeting for Kinderstart Program at Holy Trinity Elementary

Parent Orientation Meeting for Kinderstart Program at Holy Trinity Elementary

On November 6th, 2013, Holy Trinity Elementary hosted a parent orientation meeting for the Kinderstart program. The presenters for the evening included Ms. Debbie

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Slide1PARENT ORIENTATION MEETINGKINDERSTART PROGRAM Holy Trinity Elementary November 6 th  2013

Slide2Welcome toHoly Trinity Elementary! Presenters tonight include:  Ms Debbie Peddle – Principal  Mr Rodney Mitchell– Guidance

Slide3Meet Our Teachers! Ms Carmen Rowse English Kindergarten Teacher  Ms Carol Lidstone English Kindergarten Teacher  Madame Jeanette Laaning Early French Immersion Kindergarten Teacher  Madame April Brett Early French Immersion Kindergarten Teacher

Slide4Our MissionThe mission of Holy Trinity Elementary school is to provide a caring, positive community which develops life-long learning through meaningful academic experiences while promoting the emotional, social and moral growth of the individual.

Slide5Why Have a Kinderstart Program?…Parents and children can: 1) become familiar with a kindergarten environment during the year prior to school entry. 2) participate in learning experiences in the school. 3) gain greater knowledge of the expectations of the learning experiences. 4) develop attitudes and skills that support future performance. 5) enhance learning experiences at home. 6) develop positive home-school relationships .

Slide6Why Have a Kinderstart Program?…continued School Personnel can: 1) meet and interact with children and their parents. 2) prepare to meet the needs of all children. 3) informally assess a child ’ s strengths and needs.

Slide7KINDERSTART SESSIONS Kinderstart Open House –December 2 nd  Students with last names starting with A-M will visit at 9am  Students with last names starting with N-Z will visit at 10:30am  Our school-wide Book Fair will be open on this day, so children can come and shop for books when they visit.  We will also have a visitor from the Torbay Library  The  six one-hour sessions are (all Monday sessions) :  January 13 th  February 3 rd  March 3 rd  April 7 th  May 5 th  June 2 nd  It is very important to have your child attend the scheduled sessions. If unable to attend, please let us know.

Slide8KINDERSTART SESSIONS Your child will be assigned one time on these dates. Group A 9:00 am – 10:00am Group B 10:30 am – 11:30 am Group C 12:35 pm - 1:35 pm Group D 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm  The first two sessions parents/caregivers will accompany the child in the classroom, however, the last four sessions there will be separate sessions for parents.  For the last 2 sessions we will have combined groupings.  Groups A and C will come at 9am  Groups B and D will come at 10:30am  Please pay close attention to this information. If you have questions, please feel free to ask.  Please listen to radio stations if sessions are cancelled due to weather .

Slide9Facts about our KindergartenSchedule  The Kindergarten day will be two and a half hours  The morning session begins at 8:50 a.m. & ends at 11:30 a.m.  The afternoon session begins at 12:20 p.m. & ends at 2:55 p.m.  The Kindergarten groups rotate once in the middle of the year.  A letter will be sent in June to inform you whether your child will attend in the morning or afternoon class in September.

Slide10Facts about Kindergarten(2014-2015)  140 registered Pre-Kindergarten Students  54 registered Early French Immersion  (5 on the wait list)  81 registered English Students  Kindergarten teachers in September could be different than Kinderstart teachers.  Any concerns throughout the KinderStart program, please meet with the teachers or administration.

Slide11COMMUNICATION Go to   to learn more about our school!  What you can find there:  Latest News  School Calendars  Teacher Webpages  Educational Links  A link to the Department of Education website which lists the outcomes of the academic programs at each grade level.    Please make sure that small problems do not become large problems.  Check with the teacher early if you have a concern.  Education has to be a team effort!

Slide12Preparing for KindergartenPARENTS: - prepare yourself for separation - positive attitude CHILDREN: - involvement in group settings - encourage sharing and turn-taking -creating independence • Getting dressed • Zippering/buttoning coat • Putting on shoes • Putting shoes away (shoebag) • Picking up and putting away supplies • Going to bathroom • Opening snacks

Slide13Kinderstart VisitsARRIVAL: - scheduled times - appropriate footwear - coats SESSION ORGANIZATION: - play exploration - circle time -   planned activities -   closure

Slide14During the Kinderstart visits the students may have the opportunity to meet the music, gym and library teachers.  During the last Kinderstart session, there will be a bus orientation to allow the children to become familiar with the bus ride and bus rules. Kinderstart Visits

Slide15Encouraging Creativity andLiteracy Through Play at Home Print Name  -say letters in name Alphabet -sing ABC ’ s -  environmental print Through play you can use objects you have at home! -  alphabet chart -  fridge magnets -  letter games (i.e I spy) - Look at the Kinderstart Calendar for further ideas

Slide16Encouraging Creativity and LiteracyThrough Play at Home Sound Awareness - beginning sounds - rhyming games - segmenting sounds - blending sounds

Slide17Encouraging Creativity andLiteracy Through Play at Home Math Skills -counting/ numeral recognition -matching one to one -concept words -sorting -patterning -geometric shapes

Slide18Observation ComponentReactions •  meeting the teacher •  willingness to participate Motor Abilities •   fine motor development •  gross motor development Listening Skills •   responses •  attentiveness during stories, songs, etc. •  participation

Slide19Observation ComponentExpressive Language •   responses to questions •  free conversation •  communication during group activities Independence Level •  separation from parent/caregiver •  demonstrating initiative

Slide20Observation ComponentCo-operative skills •  taking turns •  sharing materials •  maintaining personal space Maturity •  listening to directions •  need for support/guidance •  response to requests

Slide21Language DevelopmentListening •  use a quiet voice •  give simple instructions for a task •  encourage turn-taking Speaking •  be a good role model •  encourage conversations •  use appropriate manners •  avoid slang and baby talk

Slide22Language DevelopmentReading   ●  read each day - discuss illustrations - make predictions - point to words - different types of text -discuss author and illustrator ●  visit the local library ●  make little books together and read ●  read signs in the neighborhood

Slide23Language DevelopmentWriting •  provide writing supplies •  make cards for special occasions •  draw a picture and write a sentence •  keep a journal •  practice printing name

Slide24KinderStart Bag The KinderStart Bags will be distributed during the Open House on December 2 nd .  They contain: •  Materials for your child  Please bring this bag back with you to the Kinderstart Sessions as we will use many of the supplies. The bag itself could be useful as a shoebag in September!

Slide25KinderStart BagEach child will receive a KinderStart Bag with school supplies such as: •  scissors • construction paper •  glue • pencils • pencil sharpener • water paints • modelling clay • crayons • hands-on materials • journal • books • suggestions for activities   Please bring the bag to each session!

Slide26KinderStart CalendarKinderstart Calendar ~ suggested activities for the month   Fun At Home Activities •  Fun with books •  Fun with recipes •  Fun with talking •  Fun with creating •  Fun with singing •  Fun with finger plays and rhymes •  Fun with science •  Fun with games •  Make it books  

Slide27Thank You for attendingour KinderStart Parent Orientation Meeting!