Admin

Kindergarten

Dear Families,

We would like to welcome you to kindergarten and thank you for choosing HCES as your school.  At HCES you will find a dedicated team of kindergarten teachers.  We have a vast background of teaching experience and skills, which we use to meet the needs of all kindergarten students.  Together we plan and prepare the curriculum that will meet the needs of all students in the areas of English Language Arts (and Spanish Language Arts for our Dual Language students), Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.

Kindergarten is a crucial year for building readers and writers. Our daily schedule allows for a 90-minute reading block which includes a whole group lesson, small group guided reading with the classroom teacher, and reading center activities based on current and previously learned skills. In addition, we also have an intervention block each day which allows us to focus on individual student needs, whether they are working at, above or below grade level.

Students will learn many new math concepts this year.  We have 60 minutes of math each day. During that time, students are involved in a whole group lesson as well as small group guided math with the teacher, and math buckets.  

Students will also be engaged in Science and Social Studies activities throughout the week.  Students will take part in science lessons and hands-on experiments/STEM activities throughout the year.

Communication between the family and teacher is vital as we are a team working to best educate your child.  Should you need to contact your child’s teacher, the preferred method is via email.  You can email teachers with questions, concerns, or schedule a conference.  Although we try to respond to all emails quickly, please allow your child’s teacher 48 business hours to respond.  Since we do not access our email during the day or may not be on campus, please DO NOT send emails regarding absences or changes in dismissal.  Please send a hard-copy of these notes to school with your child or call the front office.

Again, we thank you for choosing HCES.  We look forward to working with you and your child as we lead our students to success.

Sincerely,

The Kindergarten Team


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