Kindergarten Information

Kindergarten Information
Posted on 04/29/2020

July 2020

Kindergarten Parents and Guardians,

We are thrilled to have your child join Soaring Hawk this fall as a Kindergartener. This is just a reminder that the Kindergarten year will begin a little differently this year.  Kindergarten students will not begin full days of school until Thursday, August 13th.

Kindergarten students will be assigned a half day (according to last name) to come in and transition into classrooms with a group of students on Monday, August 10th or Tuesday, August 11th. Then, Wednesday, August 12th, there will be no school for Kindergarten students as the day will serve as a planning day for Kindergarten teachers.   Teachers will use the information they collect when they meet with transition groups and plan for targeted and individualized instruction in the first weeks of school. Teacher assignments will be available via the Parent Portal for Kindergarten on Wednesday, August 12th at 3:00pm.

Your child’s last name determines the day and time he/she should attend school on Monday or Tuesday. Your child’s transition day assignment is:

     Monday, August 10 - 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Last names A-Go)

      Monday, August 10 - 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Last names Gr-Kec)

      Tuesday, August 11 - 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Last names Kel-R)

       Tuesday, August 11 - 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 pm.  (Last names S-Z)

Kindergarten Balanced Beginnings Schedule

      9:00-9:15/12:30-12:45 Read Aloud, Introductions, and Share About You

      9:15-9:30/12:45-1:00 Arrival Routines and Classroom Tour

      9:30-10:00/1:00-1:30 Purposeful Play/Work Areas

      10:00-10:30/1:30-2:00 School Tour/Transition Routines

      10:30-10:50/2:00-2:20 Self Portrait and Name Writing

      10:50-11:20/2:20-2:50 Recess (bring a water bottle and a healthy peanut free snack)

      11:20-11:30/2:50-3:00 Goodbye Circle and Dismissal Process

We are looking forward to meeting your child and making their transition a smooth and joyful one!

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Balanced Beginnings Parent Resources


Social Emotional

Building Social and Emotional Skills at Home- National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Play

10 Things Every Parent Should Know About Play- NAEYC

Math

5 Ways to Build Math into Your Child's Day- NAEYC

Parent Tips to Support Math Learning Fun at Home- Dreambox Learning

Literacy

Everyday Steps to Reading and Writing- NAEYC

Early Literacy Idea Calendar and Resources- Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy

Building Literacy Every Day- Get Ready to Read

Fine Motor

Help Your Child Build Fine Motor Skills- NAEYC

Creativity

Supporting the Development of Creativity- NAEYC

The Guide to Kindergarten- Scholastic