Welcome to Kindergarten A Month-by-Month Guide to Teaching and Learning

ISBN-10: 032500711X

ISBN-13: 9780325007113

Edition: 2004

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From August planning to July reflection, Welcome to Kindergarten is a comprehensive resource that will give kindergarten teachers new insights. Noted teachers and presenters Bonnie Brown Walmsley and Debra Redlo Wing demonstrate how best practices and a student-centered focus can make the first year of school rewarding for kindergarteners, parents, and teachers. The authors are experienced teachers, presenting you, in clear and direct language, with developmentally appropriate teaching themes throughout the school year as well as specific project topics that get kids interested and excited about learning. All the while, Walmsley and Wing address topics important to your classroom, including: assessing literacy progress meeting educational standards in a student-centered curriculum building students' content-area knowledge communicating meaningfully with parents keeping useful records making time for professional development. From ideas about setting up your classroom, structuring play
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List price: $30.63
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 8/31/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Debra Redlo Wing teaches kindergarten at Westmere Elementary in Guilderland, NY. She is a consultant and presenter for Kindergarten Teachers. She has studied the project approach with Drs. Lilian Katz and Sylvia Chard and presented with them at National Conferences. She has published projects in The Project Approach Catalogue #2 (November, 1998) and #3 (November, 2000). Additionally Debra has been a mentor teacher and administrator over the course of her more than twenty-five years of early childhood teaching.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introductions: Starting the Journey
August: Starting Again
Welcome to Kindergarten Letter
Getting Ready
Barn Raising
The Giving Tree
Meet the Teacher Book
Setting Up the Classroom
Building
Dramatic Play
Meeting Area
Library
Art Area
Writing Area
Math Area
Teacher Area
Screening
Summary
September: Ready, Set, Go
Daily Routines
Full-Day Kindergarten Schedule
Half-Day Kindergarten Schedule
Coming-in Time
Class Meeting: Pledge of Allegiance, Meeting and Greeting Circle, Sharing, Calendar, Daily Message
Music and Movement
Read-Aloud
Relax and Read
Center Time/Choice Time
Snack
Cleanup
Outside Play
Closing
Communication
Parent Handbook
Conferences, Phone Calls, and Email
Newsletters
Website
Volunteering
Open House or Back to School Night
Names, Names, Names!
Letter by Letter
Name Bingo
Attendance Names
Beanie Names
Count the Letters in Your Name Graph
Boy/Girl Chart
Birthday Graph
Reading All Around
Write at the Start
Dramatic Play
Art: Something to Think About
Building Blocks: Don't Start Kindergarten Without Them
Summary
October: Getting to Know You
Evaluation
Formative Assessment: Anecdotal Records, Work Samples, Individual Assessments, Social Observations
Summative Assessment: Progress Reports, Portfolios
Program Evaluation
Professional Development
1,000 Book Club Program
Themes, Topics, and Projects
Themes
Topics for Themes
Why Themes?
Where to Begin
Firefighter's Theme: How Is It Different from a Project?
Project Work
What Is a Project?
The Fire Station Project: Phase One, Phase Two, Phase Three
Scheduling Project Work
Representational Sketching
Summary
November: A Closer Look
Native American Theme
Pilgrims
Writing Revisited
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Summary
December: A Time to Celebrate
Holidays
Minithemes
Holiday Counting
Gingerbread Men
Trains
Winterfest
Author Studies
Jan Brett Author Study
Summary
January: New Year, New Horizons
Raising the Bar
Evaluation
Borrowing Books
Months of the Year and Days of the Week Theme
Martin Luther King Jr.
Chinese New Year
New Routines
Science Museum
Summary
February: Delving Deeper
At-Risk Students
Phonemic Awareness
February Themes
Friendship
Post Office and Valentine's Day
Money
Summary
March: Capable, Confident, and Constructive
Looking Ahead
Registration and Orientation
Closing Celebration
Bedtime and Bathtime Theme
Time
Dental Health
Summary
April: Feeling Like a Family
Writing Revisited Again
More Money
Egg-to-Chick Theme
Summary
May: Well on Their Way
Gardening
Outdoor Center Time Activities
Water Play
Sink or Float
Painting
More Outdoor Activities
Read-Alouds for Experienced Listeners
Mother's Day celebration
An Artist Theme
Final Assessment
Summary
June and July: Coming Full Circle
Father's Day Celebration
Thank You and Good-Bye
Class Reflections
Closing Celebration
Recordkeeping
Packing Up
Professional Growth
Summary
Epilogue
Appendix
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Social Studies Books
Science Books
Math Books
Chant and Song Books
Poetry and Fingerplays
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Music CDs
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