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Welcome to Kindergarten!

Welcome Kindergarten Families!  We are excited to begin this educational journey with you and your child.  Kindergarten is such a special time of learning and growing.  We have great learning experiences in store for your child this year.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time with questions, comments or concerns.  We are looking forward to a great year!

Click here to access the Virginia Department of Education's Standards of Learning webpage, and learn more about the Standards at the kindergarten level.

Sight words are words that the children do not have to or shouldn't decode and can recognize at first sight. Memorizing sight words is extremely helpful in that the larger the child's sight word vocabulary, the more fluently they will be able to read a text. Please click on the following link to access the sight words we would like for our Kindergarten students to practice throughout the year.  Kindergarten Sight Words

Are you interested in assisting your child in strengthening their emergent or beginning literacy skills? Click on the following link to access a document with tips and tricks to build literacy skills for kindergarteners from our reading specialist, Mrs. Billingsley.

Reading aloud to children regularly is extremely important for emergent and beginning readers! It introduces the children to different genres, or types, of texts; introduces them to new vocabulary words; allows them to hear different types of sentence structures and patterns within texts (chronological, compare/contrast, main idea/supporting detail, plot development, etc.); and models appropriate reading fluency: speed, intonation, accuracy, and expression. Need some inspiration as to what to read aloud? Check out these 100 great read alouds and read aloud tips compiled by Mrs. Billingsley!

Web suggestions for Kindergarten Students:

http://www.starfall.com/

Starfall.com opened in September of 2002 as a free public service to teach children to read with phonics. Our systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL).

http://www.abcya.com/

ABCya.com is the leader in free educational kids computer games and activities for elementary students to learn on the web. All children's educational computer activities were created or approved by certified school teachers. All educational games are free and are modeled from primary grade lessons and enhanced to provide an interactive way for children to learn. Grade level lessons incorporate areas such as math and language arts while introducing basic computer skills. Many of the kindergarten and first grade activities are equipped with sound to enhance understanding.

 

 

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