Welcome to ELL Kindergarten 2013-2014
Welcome to the new school year! My name is Jean Rizzo. My assistant Mrs. Seigel and I have the privilege to teach English Language Learners at Mill Run. I want your child to have a fun and successful year in ELL Kindergarten. Above I have listed the school phone number. Please feel free to contact me. The best times to reach me at school are from 7:30a.m. – 3:00p.m. or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org I am always willing to schedule a conference at any time!
School begins promptly at 7:50a.m. and ends at 2:35p.m.
A successful school experience is the responsibility of the children, the parent, and the school. Your child's progress, both academically and socially, is influenced to a great extent by daily participation. Regular attendance without tardiness is a key. Parents: If your child is absent, please make sure you call the Mill Run Absentee line on the day(s) your child is not in school. 571-252-2162
Please look in your child’s backpack each day. We send all school news by way of your child in your child’s ELL FOLDER. This folder will come home daily and should returned to school in your child's backpack each day. Please communicate with me by placing notes in your child’s folder.
ELL Kindergarten Curriculum:
Our Kindergarten Day includes the following subject areas
Language Arts (reading and writing), Math, Technology, Social Studies, and Science
Language Arts – Pathways to literacy program combines shared reading, oral language, and writing to meet the needs of all kindergartners.
Math will be focus on mathematical skills using various hands on activities, cooperative learning activities, group and oral exercises.
Social Studies focuses on the student and how they relate to others in their Families, Classroom, School, and Community. Activities will help the children focus their natural curiosity for the world around them.
Science focuses on six areas at the kindergarten level. We will study Plants, Animals, Earth’s land, Air, and Water, Weather, and Objects Around Us.
Meals Breakfast and Lunch:
Visit our school web page for our daily breakfast and lunch menu. http://www.lcps.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=54210
Lunch may be purchased for $2.70 each day, $11.50 a week, or $46.00 for the month. Your child may also eat Breakfast at school before class begins. Breakfast may be purchased for $1.30 per meal, $6.50 for the week, or $26.00 for the month. If a student does not have money they will be provided a cheese sandwich and milk and no charge. Under no circumstances will any student be allowed to go without lunch.
If your child will be purchasing lunch each day I strongly suggest visiting Café Prepay http://www.pay4lunch.com/cafeprepay.aspx . Checks can be made payable to County of Loudoun. Checks and cash will be delivered to Ms. Lee in the cafeteria please label an envelope with “Lunch Money” your child’s name, and amount of money. Your child may also bring his/her lunch each day. Please label lunch boxes or sacks with your child’s name. (No sodas or candy please) Thank you.
You may provide a dry snack for your child. (Crackers only) We will be asking and accepting donations for the classroom to be shared.
Please watch for a new monthly calendar to come home at the end of each month. This calendar will let you know what your child will be learning each week, the skills we will be covering for the month, and special events that will be happening in our classroom and school.
(Please look at the calendar daily)
I will use it as a way to communicate with you. Your child will receive a sticker everyday if they are having a good day. If I need to inform you about any concerns, I will write to you in the calendar.
Behavior and Discipline:
Our classroom rules include:
Be kind to others
Raise your hand to speak
Listen while others are talking
Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself
Always do your best work
We’ll be doing many fun projects this year in ELL Kindergarten. If you are interested in donating any of the following items to our classroom please send them to school with your child. Thank you!
*Play-doh (I put fresh and clean play-doh in the dough center frequently!) Donations would be great!!
*Brown lunch sacks
*Coloring Books for our coloring center
*Old Magazines—Kid appropriate—EX. Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Anything with good pictures of kids, families, food, etc.
Please contact me if you have any questions. I am excited to be your child’s teacher!
7:50-8:00am Morning Work, Attendance, Lunch Count, WMRE-News
8:00-8:20am Calendar, Weather, Share Leader, morning meeting
8:20-9:00am Language Arts Block
Steps to Literacy / Pathways
- Poems/Shared reading/Big books/Guided reading
- Word work/Writing-journal writing
9:00am Morning Snack/Listening - books, songs
9:10-10:00 Learning Centers / Math, Science, Social Studies, Thematic Units
Reading groups small groups or one on one with teacher/reading response journal writing
10:15-10:30 wrap up- activities, projects, Thematic work
10:30-10:50 Story Time and Closing Activities
- Daily reflections
- Following Directions
10:50 am Pack up and Prepare for Dismissal
11:00 am Dismissal to cafeteria for lunch