Como Kindergarten

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    Transition to Kindergarten Video

    Dear Families,

    Welcome to Kindergarten at Como Park Elementary! We look forward to meeting you and your child and welcoming you to this very exciting year. We encourage you to become actively involved in your child’s education this year!

    Please complete your child’s registration before school starts by attending a Registration Conference. At this time, you can meet with the teachers, your child will complete a pre-assessment, and parents we will complete online registration. Please bring current immunization records for the nurse.

     ----Allow about an hour, maybe more for interpreter assistance.

    Kindergarten Pre-Assessment/Registration Conferences will be held on:

    Tuesday September 8th from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and

    Wednesday September 9th from 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

    We will contact you in late August to schedule a time.

     

    Also, please plan to attend Como’s Open House/Meet the Teacher event. A flyer will be mailed by the school in August with date and time.

       

    We look forward to meeting you soon!

    The Kindergarten Team

    *If your child does NOT plan on attending kindergarten at Como Park Elementary OR if your phone number changes, please call the office at 651-293-8820 to let the school clerk know.

     


     Introduction:

    Welcome to Kindergarten at Como Park Elementary!  We offer all day Kindergarten classes and focus on teaching the whole child.  Here at Como Park, staff work to meet every child's social, emotional, and academic needs. Classrooms are supported by both a licensed teacher and expert teaching assistant. Our rigorous curriculum centers on reader's, writer's and math workshops within the Discovering Our World curriculum. We offer play-based exploration to support academic learning and provide multiple modes for students to express their understandings. Differentiated opportunity in small groups allow us to meet all student learning needs. Specialist teachers work in partnership with us to round our curriculum in Art, STEM, and Physical Education.  We look forward to working with you and your child to make this a successful school year.

     


    Grade Level Expectations:

    Standards In Literacy

    Standards in Math 


     Typical Kindergarten Schedule

    7:15 - 8:00 Breakfast and Morning Work
    8:00 - 8:20 Morning Meeting
    8:20 - 8:50 Phonics
    8:50 - 9:50 Writing / Active Learning Centers
    9:50 - 10:30 Reading
    10:40 - 11:10 Lunch
    11:20 - 12:10 Specialist (P.E., Art, Science)
    12:20 - 12:40 Recess
    12:50 - 1:40 Math / Active Learning Centers
    1:40 - 2:00 Regroup to Transition Home


    Special Events:

    Poetry and Pies - November

    Gingerbread Houses - December

    Wide Mouth Frog Play - April

    Year-End Celebration! - May/June

     

  • Kindergarten Supply List

    • 1 backpack (no wheels)
    • 1 pair of tennis shoes (required for Physical Education class)
    • $20.00 - your child’s teacher will purchase the necessary supplies

    * also plan on having proper winter clothing for recess: snowpants, mittens/gloves, boots, and warm jacket