625 S. Wakefield Street
Arlington, VA 22204
Phone: 703-228-5838
Fax: 703-271-0948
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Welcome to Kindergarten


Meet the 2015-2016 Kindergarten Team!
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Ms. Benitez (Instructional Assistant)
Ms. Spraggins (Teacher)
Ms. Kremposky (Instructional Assistant)
Ms. Fischer (Teacher)
Ms. Zelaya (Instructional Assistant)
Ms. Smith (Teacher) 
     
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Ms. Contreras (Instructional Assistant)
Ms. Arroyo(Teacher)
denice.arroyo@apsva.us


 
We are so excited to welcome you to a year filled will learning, building meaningful friendships, and becoming citizens of the world. We will be learning about our role model Leonardo da Vinci.  We will use Leonardo da Vinci’s methods of learning to help us build our curiosity for the world!



Kindergarten Year at a Glance

Theme: Cooperation
 
Quarter
Theme     
Topics
 
1st
 
Citizenship   
 
Citizenship, Wants/Needs, Resources, Jobs
 
2nd
 
Past and Present
 
Famous People and Holidays, Past and Present, Five Senses, Physical Properties
 
3rd
 
The World Around Us
 
Geography, America, Magnets, Shadows
 
4th
 
Changes and Cycles
 
Living Things, Water, Patterns, Change Over Time, Scientific Investigation

 

Classroom Instruction
  • Language arts instruction includes an hour of PALS (phonemic awareness literacy screening) instruction each day
    • Students are grouped based on ongoing assessments
    • Each small group will meet with the teacher four times a week during P.A.L.S instruction time
    • Word study, concept of print, phonology, handwriting, letter/sounds, and rhyming are taught during this time
  • Students will practice writing daily, focusing on stretching out words and using spacing, punctuation, and sentence variation.
  • Students will be engaged in shared, guided, and independent reading and writing daily.
  • Teachers read aloud from a variety of texts, including poems, fiction and non-fiction on a daily basis.
  • In Mathematics, students will learn to count, classify, sequence, sort, match, and experiment with math through hands-on investigations.
  • Experiences are presented in a way which allows students to discover how mathematical concepts can be used in interdisciplinary ways.
  • Opportunities are given for students to answer open-ended questions and extend thinking.
  • Instruction from specialists in music, physical education, art, Spanish, and library are provided. specials


 

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Last Modified on November 23, 2015
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