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The mission and focus of Valley Elementary School

In our Valley Community, we are committed to every child’s success. 

 

Valley Elementary Kindergarten

 Curriculum Highlights

Language Arts:Students master letter names and sounds, develop phonemic awareness, memorize multiple sight words, blend sounds to fluently read and write words that include CVC, CVCC, and CCVC patterns, and practice comprehension skills. In addition, students write, illustrate, and publish class and individual books.

Math:Students explore numbers 1-20, write numbers in a sequence, compare numbers, understand addition and subtraction, solve word problems, fluently add and subtract within 5, explore base ten and place value, use measurement and data collection skills, and explore geometry.

Social Studies: Students focus on self, family, and classroom with emphasis on culture, citizenship, geography, and financial literacy.

Science: Students are introduced to the scientific process; conduct numerous experiments in relation to weather, seasonal changes, zoology, botany, and physical sciences.

Art and Music: Students learn holiday, patriotic and educational songs. In art, they complete various art projects using a variety of mediums.

Opportunities for extension of learning/remediation techniques:

Students have daily opportunities to participate in small group activities within the kindergarten classroom. The children also engage in one on one work with teachers and paraprofessionals. They also have opportunities to reinforce important classroom skills with parent volunteers. Students may also participate in pull out groups with specialists.

Other Learning Opportunities: In May, kindergarten students pamper their mother's at a Mother's Day Tea where they recite or read poetry.

Kindergartners also enjoy field trips to our local fire station and park.

 Kindergarten is Cool!

  

Kindergarten Supply List 2019-2020

 **Notice: The items on this list will be used during the regular school day. They may be brought from home on a voluntary basis. Otherwise, they will be furnished by the school

Please bring the following school supplies to your child’s appointment in August.

  • (Backpack can be brought on first day of school.)
     Back Pack: Please buy/send a large/regular backpack rather than the preschool/small back packs. The kiddos get frustrated because their school folders and papers do not fit in the smaller ones.
     1 Clorox Wipe
     Child Scissors
     Pink large erasers
     Crayola Triangle Crayons These can be bought at Walmart and Office Max if you buy them early before they sell out. You can also buy them on amazon. When I price checked the 16 count on amazon is actually cheaper than the 8 count. The kiddos like having more color choices also.
     Pencil Box labeled with child’s name 8x4. Please no key or zipper pencil boxes. Key boxes can be used if key is taken away and left at home.
     Fine tip Expo dry erase markers, black, at least a 6 pack
     Crayola Watercolor labeled with child’s name, the ones with only 8 colors
     2 sets of snacks for about 25 students.
     Kid Headphones with your child’s name on it. If possible use the headphones rather than earbuds they get too tangled for the kids to use and frequently hurt their ears.
     Please choose at least two of the following items.
    Playdough
    Twistable Crayons (Do not label)
    Small Treasure Box Prizes
    Glue sticks
    Q-tips
    Extra set of headphones
    Please do not send folders or pencils. They will be provided for students.
    Snack Suggestions
    We are asking each family to donate 2 snacks of about 25 servings. They must
    be store bought. Here are some suggestions:
     Crackers
     Pretzels
     Granola Bars
     Squeeze applesauce
     Fruit Snacks
     String Cheese
     Fresh Fruits that are easily prepared (pre-sliced apples, grapes, cuties, Berries)
     Fresh Vegetables (baby carrots, snap peas)
     Popcorn
     Baked Chips

    Please save sugary snacks for birthday treats.

 

  

 

 

 

 

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