Welcome to your child's kindergarten year at Phoenix Community Learning Center! I am looking forward to working with you and your child this year. Even though kindergarten can be a challenge, it is a year of tremendous social and academic growth. Instruction in all academic areas will follow the standards established by the state of Ohio.
Amplify CKLA is our reading curriculum chosen by Phoenix Community Learning Center. Amplify CKLA is based on a whole group/small group daily participation plan. Whole group learning opportunities occur daily with the introduction of key focus points. The students will then practice these key focus points during the week independently and in small groups while guided reading groups take place with the teacher. Independent/small group practice will include fluency, spelling, phonics, and phonemic awareness skills.
Amplify CKLA also cross teaches into our science and social studies curriculum with the addition of appropriate topics and real photographs.
MyMath is our math curriculum for grades K-12. The MyMath program offers students a broad background in math. MyMath is a completely consumable program where each student interacts with the text in multiple ways throughout the learning cycle. MyMath is written to meet the Common Core State Standards. In addition all primary student have access to Redbird mathematics. It is an online program that helps with understanding which is developed through initial instruction and honed through problem solving. Procedural skill initiates with instruction and fluency is achieved through plenty of practice, including engaging, on- going games. Applications appear throughout courses, in the form of contextualized problems and STEM projects.
Homework will be assigned on a daily basis, and will be due the following day. Assigned projects will have a longer due date and may take several weeks to complete. In addition to reinforcing skills learned at school, homework provides you, the parent, the opportunity to stay informed about what your child is studying. It is very important that the homework assignments are in the students handwriting. This helps build their fine motor skills.
PARENT/TEACHER COMMUNICATOR FOLDERS
Each night, your child will bring home a red parent/teacher communicator folder. One pocket of this folder will be designated for class papers, graded papers, and papers from the office to “Keep at Home”. The other pocket will be labeled “Return to School” and will be for homework, notes to or from me, or things that need to be signed. This includes homework, notes, or permission slips. The back folder pocket contains your child's monthly behavior chart. A color will be selected reflecting your child's behavior for the day. Please review and initial the chart daily.
I am looking forward to working together to make your child’s kindergarten year is a success. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.