Dear Kindergarten Parents.
I am so excited to welcome your child to kindergarten and a year full of fun and learning! My name is Manon Wingate, and I look forward to teaching your child. This is my 24th year teaching (Pre-K, Kindergarten, First and second grade). I love the “little ones.”
Just a little about me: I am married and have a 19 year old son, William. I love to hunt, fish, cook/bake, and take pictures while spending time with my family. I graduated with my Early Childhood Education degree from Auburn University. I also have an Associate degree in Business Administration from Andrew College.
Mrs. Patricia Whitley is our paraprofessional. She and I will work together to be the very best for your child.
My Goal: Parent + Teacher + Student = SUCCESS
Please feel free to contact me anytime with questions and concerns. My cell phone number is (706) 825-6464 if you need to get in touch with me after school. A folder will come home DAILY with your child. Please take time to initial the behavior chart, read notes, and send any money in a Ziploc bag inside folder labeled. This folder will be our method of daily contact.
It is so important for your child to come to school every day. Please make sure they are on time and have had a good night’s rest. We have an awesome NEW attendance policy this year: Every Child, Every Seat, Every Day, On Time. If your child is present every day of the week, they will be rewarded with a “surprise” on Friday.
Our Classroom Rules
We are a class family. We are kind and respectful to each other.
Follow my teachers’ directions quickly.
Listen when my teacher or someone else is talking.
Be safe and respect our school.
Kindergarten classes include instruction in five different content areas as defined by the Georgia Common Core Standards: ELA, Writing, Math, Science, and Social Studies.
The Richmond County philosophy for Kindergarten is to provide all students with instruction on their level based on assessment data. Students will work independently, with partners, and in groups. We believe in reaching every learning style through research-based instructional strategies.
Major Course Goals
The goal for every student in Richmond County is to meet grade-level Georgia Common Core state standards by the end of the year. For more detailed information, please refer to www.georgiastandards.org.
Course Assessment Plan
Kindergarten students will be assessed according to the following scale:
M = Mastered (Student consistently demonstrates the standard without errors)
P = Progressing (Students show an understanding of the standard but still makes errors)
E = Emerging (Student shows some understanding of the standard)
N = Not Evident (Student does not demonstrate an understanding of the standard)
All Richmond County students are expected to follow district, school, and classroom rules. The Richmond County School District also employs a Positive Behavior System (PBS) which focuses on rewards for good behavior. Our school PBS system uses Cub Cash as a reward.
Supplies & Materials Needed
There is a district suggested supply list on the Sue Reynolds website, however, some of these items are not necessary. Please refer to the Kindergarten supply list provided by your child's teacher.
Kindergarten students will have homework assignments Monday through Thursday.
Students failing to meet mastery of state standards will be provided extra help through the school's Response to Intervention (RTI) process.
Each week we will learn 3-5 new words. These are high frequency words. (They are used a lot in reading and in regular conversations.) I will include them in my weekly newsletter. We will send home a Ziploc bag with the first set of words on index cards. Please practice them a few minutes each day with your child. KEEP THE BAG IN YOUR CHILD’S BOOKBAG, SO WE CAN ADD NEW WORDS EACH MONDAY. You will be “amazed” at how quickly your child will be able to recognize and write them.
Our Wish List:
We would love WET WIPE REFILLS, PACKS OF MARKERS, FOOD COLORING (basic colors and neon), PAPER PLATES AND YARN (any color).
READ! READ! READ!
Reading is very important in our classroom! It needs to also be important at home. Read to your child every day to promote positive reading habits! We will read all the time in our classroom! I encourage you to ask your child to read to you family as well!
Welcome to Kindergarten! This year is going to be awesome!Thanks so much in advance for all of our help, cooperation, and time!
Mrs. Manon Wingate
Kathrine "Manon" WingateEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgGrade(s): Kindergarten teacherRoom: 205Subject(s): ELA, Math, Writing, Science, Social StudiesOffice Hours: 8:00-8:30 and 4:30-5:00Tutoring (by request only): Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 (Parents must provide transportation.)