Kindergarten Coordinators: 

Lelia Pratt and Shelli Wojohn

2017 August Kindergarten Buzz

Kindergarten: a BIG welcome to our newest BEES!

Your kindergartner will be introduced to the Saxon Phonics with Complete Reading Series, a systematic, structured program for reading a writing. They will learn math with Eureka Math which is a program that builds foundational math skills. Science and Social Studies will be integrated with language arts through IB with a focus on inquiry to build basic understanding.

The following assessments will be given during your child’s kindergarten year:

  • Computer Adaptive Assessment (CASS) – Given at the beginning, middle and end of the year. From APS and used to measure student growth in both math and reading foundations.
  • Dibbles – Given at Beginning of the year as baseline for reading. Used for all students three times a year to inform instruction and possible Early Intervention Program placement.
  • Benchmark Assessment – January, March and May. The benchmark assessment is a system wide assessment to show student growth throughout the year.
  • GKIDS (Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills) – State checklist with ongoing assessment in all areas of Kindergarten development.

There are many special events and field trips planned for our kindergartners this year! Please ask your child’s teacher if you have questions about an event!

2016-17 Date of Event Destination
August 24 & 25
High Touch High Tech
Me and My Planet (at school)
September 19 & 20
High Touch High Tech
Rock and Roll (at school)
September 29
Center for Puppetry Arts-La Cucarachita Martina
2 chaperones
October 17
Atlanta Botanical Gardens
4 chaperones
October 31
Book Character Parade
Each child dresses up as their fav. Character.
Parents come to watch parade.
November 9
The Art Barn
6 chaperones
December 1 & 2 High Touch High Tech
Smarty Plants (at school)
January 17 & 18 Hi Touch Hi Tech
The Real McCoy-African-American Scientist (at school)
January 20 100th Day of School
February 23 & 24 High Touch High Tech
Chem Fun (at school)
February 27 OR 28 Music Program
Classes will be split so your child’s class
will perform on one of the two dates.
March 14
Seussical at the Fox
4 chaperones
March 30 & 31 High Touch High Tech
Fabulous-Forces (at school)
April My Reptile Guy
(at school)
April 27
Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary
Every child brings 1 chaperone
May 5
Center for Puppetry Arts- Pete the Cat
2 chaperones
May 25
All are invited to see the fire-truck spray the kids

Kindergarten Team

Ann Gabbert
Thérèse Halligan
Kathy Moeser
Cates Murphy
Yolonda Patterson
Lourdes Santiago
Elizabeth Thompson

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