Mrs. Deelo - Curriculum/Class Schedule


Email: cdeelo@immacolata.org
Phone: 991-5700 voice mailbox #422

 

My kindergarten program is well structured, encompassing the needs of each individual in the community through Religion, Math, Phonics, Reading Skills, Handwriting, Art, Music, Spanish, Computer, and Physical Education. The schedule is adapted not only to the child's creative potential needs, but also includes routine procedures, which gives your child a sense of security.

RELIGION is designed to make children aware of God's love through the many good, beautiful persons, events and things He has placed in their lives. The children are led to appreciate their own uniqueness and to sense God's presence in all the wonderful things around them.

TEXT:   *BLEST ARE WE / REEDY AND BETNEY ~ This is a program I used in the past, but still use it for reference ideas.

            *PROMISE MAGAZINE

COMMUNICATION SKILLS are fostered when children have the spontaneity and encouragement to express their ideas verbally, through written or picture forms, listening, sharing and enjoying stories, poetry and dramatic play. Language is a means of sharing wonder through social patterns based on specific skill: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking. Reading is taught in a group setting however, I will pull out each individual child at various times to read with. The readiness includes reading, writing, listening, speaking, and literature appreciation. The children will be introduced to all the above and phonics through our programs called, Success, Building Blocks, and Letter People. I use picture modules, words, and story time with the addition of suggested focus questions or guides for each lesson. Success, Building Blocks and Letter People are known for providing a learning environment that allows the child to develop to his or her highest potential without the feeling of being pushed or forced to learn.

TEXTS: SUCCESS ON READING AND WRITING / BLACKFORD AND CRAMER

BUILDING BLOCKS / HALL AND WILLIAMS

THE LETTER PEOPLE / COUTANT AND LEHR

One letter will be taught each week (sometimes need 2 weeks). The letters are not taught in alphabetical order. 

Children who are ready to read are provided with suitable learning experiences as needed.

 Reading Strategies to use when reading:

     * Look at the picture.

     * Stretch it out. 

     * Get your mouth ready. 

     * Take a guess, and "moove" on.

     * Hop over it! 

     * Look for chunks.

     * Does it sound right?

*Your child will receive a "Book in a Bag" to take home during the 3rd quarter. The books are easy level readers appropriate for your child. This is a wonderful practice to build reading fluency and to reinforce vocabulary words they have learned. You will sign a sheet to recognize that the book was read and return for another book and read it to me then send another book home. This is your child's chance to "show-off" their developing reading skills.

BOOKS: SWRL /GINNAND CO. (EARLY LEVEL READING) AND BOB BOOKS / SCHOLASTIC INC.

Raz-Kids:

Raz-kids.com, allows your child to access an online

library of reading materials from any computer

connected to the Internet.  Raz-kids helps students

improve their reading skills as they listen to a book

read for modeled fluency.   Log in information coming later.

 Shared Reading:

Shared Reading is an interactive process used with the

whole class. As the teacher reads the story, children

join in on phrases or words that they know. During

subsequent re-readings, children read more and more

of the text, until they are able to read the story

independently. Shared reading is an opportunity for the

teacher to model conventions of print and the use of

the reading strategies.

HANDWRITING is considered a formal learning area in kindergarten and is integrated into the over all language program. Work and play with blocks, puzzles, clay modeling, painting, coloring and the use of scissors build eye-hand coordination which is needed for the skill. The child is encouraged to use his natural hand preference for all hand work. I teach block printing putting an emphasis on holding the pencil correctly, correct size spacing and correct information.  

Please visit the our program website for more information.  www.hwtears.com

TEXT: HANDWRITING WITHOUT TEARS - Jan Olsen and Emily Knapton

 MATHEMATICS READINESS is acquired through informal group activity and planning which occurs in games and discovery mainly through working with manipulative materials. They include rote counting, recognizing and understanding the meaning of numerals through 30, more or less the calendar, time, money, measurement, skip counting, sets, one-to-one correspondence, equivalence, geometric shapes, addition and subtraction. We will count the days of school and celebrate the 100th day. Your child will have a closer understanding of how to solve problems and understand concepts than children who labor over worksheets alone.

This year we are beginning a NEW MATH PROGRAM called Sadlier.  I will send more information to you and explain at Back to School Night. You will be able to access games and practice ONLINE from home....how exciting! 

TEXTS: SIMPLE SOLUTIONS / NANCY MCGRAW

SADLIER KINDERGARTEN MATH

 SOCIAL STUDIES is an important part of the kindergarten program as children learn to adjust and modify their behavior in a larger group, practicing patterns of good social behavior, taking turns and initiatives, sharing acquiring skills in leadership, fellowship, and following directions. The children will learn about people as they follow their interest about school, the surrounding community, geography, maps, elections, family, friends, patriotism and holidays.

The whole school is learning about The 7 Habits of Happy Kids 1. Be Proactive 2. Begin with the end in mind 3. Put first things first 4. Think Win-Win 5. Seek First to understand then to be understood 6. Synergize 7. Sharpen the saw!

SCIENCE increases children's awareness of the ability to observe their environment. Using their senses, children experience the natural world through using their senses, through experimentation and observational discovery about plants, weather, seasons, 5 senses, human body (nutrition) air, energy and water.  Our new STEM lab is a fun place to experience with hands on activities and to get dirty.

SPANISH is provided one time a week. This will enrich your child's vocabulary and to understand another culture and language. In kindergarten they are taught basic words and phrases. Some day later in the year ask them if they can say a prayer in Spanish. This is a fun and exciting. 

MUSIC provides experiences in which kindergarten children sing, listen to recording, use rhythm band instruments and respond creatively to music through body movements. Music is a vital part of daily living, which through a well-balanced correlated program strengthens the learning into other subjects. 

ART provides another channel for creative expression as children paint, draw, model, construct material, and engage in other related activities. Children are more interested in the process than the end project. They use color, line and form to communicate ideas and feelings. They become more aware of patterns. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION is a integral part of a young child's growth. The children should progress at their own rates in developing physical skill, enjoying physical activity, improving physical fitness, learning to move body parts, and competencies become noticeable.

REMEMBER TO WEAR TENNIS SHOES ON SCHEDULED P.E. DAYS.

EDUCATIONAL GAMES AND FREE TIME

Both indoor and out are some of the outlets for a good time, exercise, practical learning and building motor coordination. Lessons of fair play following directions, sharing and good sportsmanship are learned. Play helps children to explore and examine the world. Through these experiences children learn to socialize and cope with their emotions as well as discover special talents. Appropriate school behavior in these situations is required. (ex. quiet voices indoors, following safety rules, etc.).

Whole Class Management:

We will build a classroom community where everyone is liked and accepted.  Students will be able to earn pom poms for a

class reward. When the jar is full, students will choose a

reward for the entire class.

Individual Class Management:

-HOW IS YOUR DAY? CLIP CHART that is visible only to the students in a corner.

-Superstar

-Awesome

-Great Job

-Ready to Learn

-Slow Down

-Warning

-Teacher Choice (usually time taken away from "free choice time"

Every child has a clothes pin which will start the day at READY TO LEARN (in the middle).  When a child needs to be redirected/disciplined the clothes pin/clip is moved down. They have chances to move it up until the end of the day. On Friday's they pick a toy from the treasure box.  I keep this chart in the very back corner so it is more private and visitors can not see. 

In the past I've done the FACE CARDS (below)  Every group of children each year are different and I change helpful ways to discipline. I may use the following strategy or not.

"green smile card" - Starts fresh each morning. Good behavior all day! 

"yellow oh oh face card" - 2 verbal warnings - email home - miss 5 minutes of free choice time.

"red frown face card" - after yellow and 2 more verbal warnings - email home - miss 10 minutes of free choice time 

 Mrs. Deelo's Special Class Schedule

 

 

 

MONDAY    Library...........................11:40 - 12:20

TUESDAY   PE....................................11:40 - 12:20

WEDNESDAY

                    Music............................11:40 - 12:20

THURSDAY Spanish.........................11:40 - 12:20

                    PE...................................2:20 - 2:50

FRIDAY       Computer Lab..............11:40 - 12:20

                    Art.................................2:20 - 3:05

EVERYDAY     Morning Recess/Lunch............10:50 - 11:35

                      Afternoon Recess.....................1:40 - 2:00

SPECIAL CLASS TEACHERS 

P.E. - Ms. Petruska                   Spanish - Senora Torres

       Computer - Mrs. Pardo             Library - Mrs. Di

       Art - Mrs. Warmke                  Music - Ms. Smith