WELCOME TO MRS. WALTON'S CLASSROOM
Welcome to Mrs. Walton's Classroom
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone number: (732) 699-1573 x5933
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Welcome to our classroom. My name is Mrs. Linda Walton and I have been a teacher in Piscataway for 23 years-20 of which have been at Randolphville School. Mrs. Paris Simmons will be the teacher assistant. The Kindergarten program in Piscataway, follows the Tools Of The Mind curriculum. Most of the learning experiences are center based. The children learn through play and hands on activities in these centers.
Our classroom is filled with learning, excitement and fun!
My door is always open to all parents and students!
Please practice zipping, buttoning, etc. with your child. While there are adults to help, this is a skill that kindergarten children should be practicing and completing independently.
There is no need for you to bring in your own crayons, pencils, markers, etc. We will share all of our classroom supplies. A take home folder will be provided on the first day of school.
High frequency Words
Below please find a list of high frequency words (sight words) that you child will begin to recognize when reading throughout the year. Many of the words cannot be sounded out phonetically, but need to be recognized by sight. As the year progresses, your child will be assessed on these words.
If they can already read every word on the list, have your child practice spell the words.
for she I what look have
the a to see me with
are my said of you they
he one go was do what
too went so come little we
You can play many games with your child with these words. One of their favorites in the class is a "sight word bee." (similar to a spelling bee but the children have to read the sight words)
Eyes are for seeing.
Ears are for listening.
Feet are for walking.
Hands are for coloring and writing.
Mouths are for talking.
Class Behavior Chart:
A behavior chart is in use in the classroom. A separate note will be sent home to explain the behavior chart in our classroom.
Homework is a district wide Tools of the Mind homework sheet that is sent home weekly. Homework is distributed on Monday and is to be handed in on Friday.
Please only do the items that are checked off for the week. Some of the tasks are verbal and require an adult or parent to discuss class activities, such as message of the day or share the news, for example. The verbal activities are to be done on each night during the week. The written activities are to be done once on a paper that is provided. Please do all written homework in pencil. Use the sound alphabet that has been provided for you to assist your child in their writing assignments. You may provide guidance for your child, but please do not spell the words for them. They will know how to use the sound alphabet and will be teaching you! Please let them do their own drawings! Let your child do the work as you oversee them. Try to have the same designated time for homework daily. If your child is struggling with a particular assignment, please have them stop after 10 minutes and just jot me a little note on the homework page and we will figure it out in class. I do not want them to become frustrated.
It is also a wonderful idea to read to your child every night. I will be reading "chapter books" to your child in school, so maybe you would like to read a chapter book each night to your child. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Thank you very much.
See you all at Back to School Night on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 6:00 for the Kindergarten Tea followed by Back to School Night.