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					        Welcome
           to
Coddle Creek Elementary’s
      Kindergarten
       Registration
                         What To Do
       Please go to the Proof of Residency Table FIRST.
                     Visit the Dental Hygienist
                 Please go to the Check In Table.
Your child will be taken to a Kindergarten classroom for some fun.
               Please check in at the Nurse’s table
                        Please take a seat
                         Complete Paperwork
                         Look over information
                            Visit other tables
          Listen to the Coddle Creek/Kindergarten Overview
                  Q&A with the Kindergarten Teachers

   Make sure ALL Paperwork is Turned into Nurse
  Pick up your child in the Kindergarten Classroom
     By following the cacti to the coyote moons!
                   Kindergarten Registration Agenda
Welcome                                      Mr. Brian Foster (Principal)
PTO                                          Mrs. Danielle Pike (PTO)
Social Worker                                           Mrs. Lesa Sipperly (Social Worker)
Immunizations                                           Mrs. Orion Holland (School Nurse)


What to expect next year (Kindergarten Teachers)
                     Mrs. Dawn Arnette
                     Mrs. Elizabeth Settlemyre
                     Mrs. Tracy Vita
                     Mrs. Mary Williams
                     Mrs. Lydia Wood
Questions & Answers with Kindergarten Teachers
Finish Paper Work
Teachers will be available if you have any specific needs you would like to discuss
Pick up your child in the Kindergarten Classrooms & Pick up their Treat Bags


               Thank you all for joining us today
              We look forward to seeing you in August!
            Important Information For Kindergarten Parents

1. Parental visits to your child’s classroom are welcome, but please check with their teacher for
             appropriate times.
2. Notify teacher immediately of any changes in transportation, address, phone number, etc.
3. Notify teacher if your child has any special medical needs.
4. Attendance is strongly encouraged. Written excuses are mandatory.
5. Please label all clothing and other belongings with permanent ink especially jackets, coats
             and lunch boxes.
6. Pay lunch money on Mondays (for week) enclosed in an envelope with your child’s name,
             teacher’s name, the amount enclosed, their account number (TO BE ISSUED AT
             THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR), and what it is for (Ex. Lunch Monday
             and Friday / Ice Cream – Tuesday…).
7. Ice cream is offered daily. Send ice cream money with lunch money. Please indicate which
             days you wish your child to purchase ice cream on the envelope.
8. Toys and candy are discouraged.
9. The school day begins at 7:35. PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD AT SCHOOL ON TIME. The
             building opens at 7:15am. No student will be allowed to enter before this time.
10. Do not walk your child to his/her classroom, after the first week of school.
11. If your child is a car rider, please use the car rider drop off/pick up circle, located next to the
             gym. FOR SAFETY REASONS, DO NOT LET YOUR CHILD OUT OF THE CAR
             IN THE BUS PARKING LOT.
12. Help your child to learn his/her bus number and lunch number
13. We are looking forward to having you and your child as a part of our school. If we can be of
             any help, please call Mt. Mourne/Coddle Creek School at 892-4711.
             Getting Ready For Kindergarten From the Teachers

1.     When practicing writing child’s name, write name beginning with an uppercase
            letter and the rest lowercase letters (Ex. John vs. JOHN).
2.     When practicing recognizing and writing letters, practice both upper and lower
            case letters.
3.     Teach your child their address, telephone number, and birthday.
4.     Help them become independent with their personal skills (ex. snapping, zipping,
            buttoning, tying, etc…).
5.     Practice rote counting – see how far they can count!
6.     Read with your child daily.
7.     Let your child have experiences with pencils, crayons, paint, glue, scissors, etc…
8.     A child needs a good night’s rest (10 –12 hours) and a nutritious breakfast each
            day to help him/her do their best at school.
9.     Dress appropriately for Kindergarten. We DO get messy!

                          IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
                 Open House                During the Week of August 16, 2009
     (Date & time will be sent to you by mid August with your child’s class assignment)

                 First Day of School                 Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Is my child ready for kindergarten?
                                       2009-2010 Kindergarten
                                      Registration Requirements
In order to register your child for Kindergarten for the 2009-10 school year:
Your child must be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2009
You must provide an original copy of the child’s birth certificate
A copy of the child’s social security card is requested
You must provide a copy of the child’s immunizations. State law requires the minimum doses:
                              5 DPT, DPaT, or DT doses (If 4th dose is after 4th birthday, 5th dose is not required; DT
                                                          requires medical exemption for Pertussis.)
                              4 Polio vaccine doses (If 3rd dose is after 4th birthday, 4th dose is not required.)
                              1-4 Hib doses (Series complete if at least one dose given on/after 15 months and before 5
                                                          years of age; not required after age 5.)
                              3 Hep B doses (Children born on or after July 1, 1994 are required to have 3 doses.) The last
                                                          dose of Hepatitis B series shall not be administered prior to 24
                      weeks of age -                                     effective 5/17/02.
                              2 Measles doses (at least 30 days apart; 1st dose on/after 12 months of age)
                              2 Mumps doses (on/after 12 months of age)
                              1 Rubella dose (on/after 12 months of age)
                              1 Varicella vaccine required for those born on or after April 1, 2001. However, an individual
                                                          with lab tests showing immunity or a history of chickenpox
                      documented by a                                    health care provider, parent, or guardian shall not be
                      required to receive varicella                      vaccine. Documentation must be on or ttached to the
                      immunization card
You must provide proof of residence (something showing current service into the home with the parent’s name):
               Home phone bill (not cell phone)
               Electric bill
               Cable bill
               Lease agreement--accompanied by 1 of the above documents showing proof of residence (same name
                                            must be listed on the lease and the document and must be the same person who
       is enrolling                                       the child)
               A driver’s license is not acceptable
Your child must have a current physical completed within 1 year prior to the Kindergarten start date (August 25, 2009).
This physical includes a vision screening. A comprehensive eye examination is required for children who fail the vision
screening for students entering school during the 2009-2010 school year (House Bill 2699). Forms are available from the
Helping Your Child Get Ready for
         Kindergarten
Provide a daily routine that includes regular times for meals
Establish a bedtime that gives your child 8 or more hours of sleep at night
See that your child has opportunities for rigorous physical activity everyday
Help your child select and wear clothing appropriate for indoor and outdoor climate
See that your child has had required immunizations & current health exams
Help your child develop independence in dressing, eating, and personal hygiene
Interact frequently with your child each day by talking, listening, and touching
Take your child to a variety of places such as the library, the park, the grocery, or the post
office
Provide toys, games, and household objects that encourage exploration, manipulation, and
dramatic play. Occasionally work with your child using the materials
Provide opportunities to play with other children
Teach socially acceptable ways to disagree
Encourage social values such as helpfulness, cooperation, sharing, & concern for others
Demonstrate common expression of courtesy & praise your child for using them
Establish reasonable limits for and hold your child to them
Talk with your child about family, our culture and our values
Provide opportunities for my child to learn about other cultures in our community
Encourage work values such as effort, persistence, initiative
Read to your child every day. Talk together about pictures & stories
Provide books, magazines, and other print materials for your child to handle
Provide opportunities to play alphabet games and read alphabet books
Provide pencils, markers, paper & encourage drawing and scribbling or writing
Invite your child to help with grocery lists, shopping, etc.
Helping Your Child Get Ready for Kindergarten


        Provide a daily routine
that includes regular times for meals
Helping Your Child Get Ready for Kindergarten

          Establish a bedtime
          that gives your child
     8 or more hours of sleep at night
Helping Your Child Get Ready for Kindergarten

See that your child has opportunities
   for rigorous physical activity,
 outside when possible, everyday
Helping Your Child Get Ready for Kindergarten

         Help your child select
           and wear clothing
              appropriate
    for indoor and outdoor climate
Helping Your Child Get Ready for Kindergarten

        See that your child
  has had required immunizations
     and current health exams
Helping Your Child Get Ready for Kindergarten

       Help your child develop
            independence
         in dressing, eating,
        and personal hygiene
Helping Your Child Get Ready for Kindergarten

          Interact frequently
       with your child each day
by talking, listening, and touching
Helping Your Child Get Ready for Kindergarten

   Take your child to a variety of
            places such
      as the library, the park, the
   grocery store or the post office
Helping Your Child Get Ready for Kindergarten

 Provide toys, games, and household
 objects that encourage exploration,
   manipulation, and dramatic play.
Occasionally work with your child using
             the materials
Helping Your Child Get Ready for Kindergarten

         Provide opportunities
       to play with other children
Helping Your Child Get Ready for Kindergarten

       Teach socially acceptable
           ways to disagree
Helping Your Child Get Ready for Kindergarten
  Encourage social values such as
helpfulness, cooperation, sharing, and
          concern for others
Helping Your Child Get Ready for Kindergarten

Demonstrate common expression of
             courtesy
and praise your child for using them
        (thank you, please)
Helping Your Child Get Ready for Kindergarten

      Establish reasonable limits
             for your child
      and hold your child to them
Helping Your Child Get Ready for Kindergarten
   Talk with your child about family,
      our culture and our values
Helping Your Child Get Ready for Kindergarten
      Provide opportunities for
         your child to learn
about other cultures in our community
Helping Your Child Get Ready for Kindergarten
      Encourage work values
such as effort, persistence, initiative
Helping Your Child Get Ready for Kindergarten

     Read to your child every day.
     Talk together about pictures
             and stories
Helping Your Child Get Ready for Kindergarten

      Provide books, magazines,
       and other print materials
        for your child to handle
Helping Your Child Get Ready for Kindergarten

     Provide opportunities to play
           alphabet games
      and read alphabet books
Helping Your Child Get Ready for Kindergarten

   Provide pencils, markers, paper
           and encourage
   drawing and scribbling or writing
Helping Your Child Get Ready for Kindergarten

     Invite your child to help with
     grocery lists, shopping, etc.
 What will my child learn
this year in Kindergarten?
Kindergarten…
What we actually teach!!!!
                             English/Language Arts
                         • Read at level 3 (minimum) DRA level book
                              • Read the 24 Kindergarten sight words
(we, up, to, the, so, see, she, no, my, me, like, it, is, I, in, he, go,do, can, am, and, an, at, a)
     • Know at least 50 out of the 54 capital/lowercase letters and printers “a” and “g”
                                          • Know letter sounds
                • Distinguish beginning sounds of words and ending sounds
                               • Rhyming words (hot/pot, up/cup,etc.)
                                         Concepts About Books
                                                   • Title
                                            • Front of the book
                                            • Back of the book
                               • Know where to begin reading a book
                       • Know the difference between letters and words
                               • Know where to go at the end of a line
                                   • Be able to point (track) words
                        • Question mark, period, and exclamation point
                             (recognizes and knows what it is used for)
                • Know the difference between capital and lowercase letters
                          • The direction in which you read (left to right)
                                         • First letter in a word
                                          • Last letter in a word
                                       • Last word in a sentence
                                     • Beginning sounds of words
                                       • Ending sounds of words
                                  Mathematics
                                    Goal 1: Explore numbers 0-30
                               • Read, write, and count groups 0-30
              • Identifies placements of objects (first place through tenth place)
                    • Puts numbers and groups of numbers in order (0-30)
                          • Estimates amounts less than or equal to 10
                      • Share items equally between 2 people and explain
                                • Solve simple problems and explain
                                   Goal 2: Exploring Measurement
• Tell how 2 things are the same and different using color, weight, height, width, length,
                                          and how they feel
 • Identifies days of the week, months of the year, seasons using the calendar and can
                                   tell what comes before and after
                               Goal 3: Explore Geometry Around Us
      • Names and makes basic shapes: circle, rectangle, triangle, sphere, and cube
                          • Tells how shapes are the same and different
      • Uses positional and directional words (above, over, beside, left, right, on, etc)
                                     • Completes simple puzzles
                          Goal 4: Explore Data Analysisand Probability
                                  • Makes and understands graphs
                                 • Uses graphs to answer questions
                                Goal 5: Exploring Algebra Concepts
                        • Sorts objects and explains how they are sorted
                           • Identifies, continues, and creates patterns
                              Science
                           Students will:
                      Goal 1: Explore Animals
• Observe how animals grow, live, and interact in their world
    • Tell how animals and humans are alike and different
                     Goal 2: Explore Weather
                  • Watch and describe weather
                    • Explain weather changes
                   • Use common weather tools
                      Goal 3: Explore Objects
                 • Observe and describe objects
      • Use their 5 senses (look, feel, smell, hear, taste)
                           • Sort objects
             • Identify natural resources in our world
             Goal 4: Explore Tools and Measurement
           • Observe and compare objects using tools
                       • Use tools to measure
     • Discuss standard and non-standard measurement
   (using a ruler versus paper clips to measure something)
                                Social Studies
                                          Students will:
                • Understand how individuals are alike, different, and special
                       • Understand how families are alike and different
• Show good citizenship such as respect, responsibility, and honesty in the classroom,
                                      school and community
                               • Understand the process of voting
                          • Understand why we have rules and laws
                   • Follow rules/laws of classroom, school and community
                           • Participate in problem solving activities
            • Be able to describe how individuals and families grow and change
       • Tell similarities and differences of families of the past to families of today
             • Become familiar with variety of family celebrations and traditions
               • Become familiar with places in home, school, and community
              • Make and read a simple map of home, school, and community
         • Tell how different places in the home school, and community are used
                             • Identify seasons and their changes
                       • Know the difference between wants and needs
  • Understand how families and communities work together to meet their needs and
                                               wants
           • Understand what services are provided by people in the community
                   • Become familiar with different types of communication
                              (computers, cell phones, emails, etc)
                    • Become familiar with different types of transportation
      • Have an understanding of the basic parts of a computer and how it works.
                               Names Around Town
                                              Office Staff:
            Brian Foster, Principal                      Phyllis Honeycutt, Secretary
                                                         Nyra Moore, Data Manager
                                                         Meredith McCurdy, Bus Transportation
Support Staff:
          Vonnie Auld, Instructional Facilitator
          Kristin Frye, Counselor
          Lesa Sipperly, Social Worker             Enhancement Teachers:
          Orion Holland, Nurse                             Kevin Johnson & Kent Nixon, Physical Education
          Jessica Daniels, Speech                          Linda Lerch, Computers
          Amy Marlowe, Exceptional Children                 Pete Metzgar, Art
          Nancy Lee, Exceptional Children                  Jennie Setzer, Media Specialist
                                                           Susan Stolzfus, Music

                                    Deana Sears, Cafeteria Manager
                     Custodians: Randy Redfear, Gary Peet, Marie Hart, Melvin Mayhue




                        Kindergarten Teachers:
                                     Dawn Arnette, Elizabeth Settlemyre,
                                      Tracy Vita , Mary Williams, & Lydia Wood
Questions
  and
Answers
 Thank you for your time
       and we will
   see you in August at
Coddle Creek Elementary!
Coddle Creek Elementary




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