I am so excited to have parent volunteers in our classroom. I know many of you are eager to begin and so am I. We have a lot of rules and expectations to follow before we can begin our literacy centers and have volunteers in our room.
We will begin learning our literacy centers this week and will practice/master 1 center at a time before learning the next one. One goal of literacy centers is for each child to work independently and/or with 2-3 other students on specific tasks while I work in small reading groups. In order for the kiddos to work independently and productively we need LOTS of practice before we jump in and start our centers. With lots of practice and time our centers work GREAT and are always a favorite for my kindergarteners every year!!
If you have been volunteering this year with Ms. Weidler and you have a specific day that worked for you, please email me so I can reserve your day. I hope to begin centers and volunteers towards the end of February. I have listed information below about our literacy centers.
- Parent Games and Literacy Centers will begin mid/end of February.
- Parent Games will be in the hallway.
- Literacy Centers are from 9:30-10:30. Be on time. ☺
- If you wish to volunteer you will need to sign up for a specific day and commit to that day EVERY week.
- If you can’t make it on your scheduled day… let me know in advance and I will find a replacement.
- Here is a list of our centers we will be doing throughout the year
- Independent reading, buddy reading, library exploration, writing center, word wall center, I-pads, puppet theater, listening center, art center, teacher table, big books, parent games
- Background check: form in office
- You will be working with 3-4 children each rotation. (every 15-ish minutes)
- All activities will revolve around literacy elements.
- Some of the things you will be working on…
- Beginning, middle and ending sounds
- Letter recognition and sound production
- Sight words (reading, writing, developing sentences)
- Segmenting words
- Writing: helping the children sound out words
- Small group reading (later in the year)
- Short read aloud and writing responses
- Expectations from kiddos
- Students follow same classroom rules in the hallway as they do in the room
- If students are not following rules they will be sent back to the classroom.
- Level 2 voice in the hallway (inside voice) ☺
- First few days talk about expectations with the kids!!
If you have any questions please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.