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Information and news from and to the school community
This newsletter is long, but most of it is taken up with information for the families of kindergarten students who are about to receive their child's first report card.
Kindergarten Report Card Information
This is what you will see on the report card. Subject and Skills talk about what the grades mean. The other sections are for each of the areas graded on the standards-based kindergarten report. Please look for a letter from the kindergarten team with a description of what you should expect from your kindergarten student.
We provide this information for families here so that they may translate it into their home language.
Subject and Skills
4 Student consistently demonstrates this skill
3 Student demonstrates this skill most of the time
2 Student demonstrates this skill some of the time
1 Student struggles to demonstrate skill
NA Not Applicable
Plays and Cooperates with others in groups of 4 or 5
Follows school and classroom rules
Regulates behavior effectively in structured activities
Regulates behavior effectively in unstructured activites
Seeks help when needed
Fine Motor Development
Uses appropriate pencil grasp
Shows ability to cut on a line with scissors
Applies handwriting skills to daily work
Stays on task with minimal prompts (1 or 2 reminders) ignoring most distractions and interruptions
Completes tasks in a timely manner
Lisens carefully with understanding
Follows multi-step directions
Makes good transitions between activities
Participates appropriately in group activities and discussions
Organizes and cares for personal belongings
Organizes and cares for classroom materials
Returns homework on time
Completes homework with effort
Number Sense and Operations
Count to 100 by ones
Count to 100 by tens
Identify numbers 0 - 20
Write numbers 0 - 20
Demonstrates understanding of 1:1 correspondence to 30
Patterns, Functions and Algebra
Sorts and classifies objects by attributes (color, shape, size, number)
Uses manipulatives or drawings to solve simple addition stories up to 10
Uses manipulatives or drawings to solve simple subtraction stories up to 10
Names, describes, and draws two-dimensional shapes
Names, describes three dimensional shapes
Demonstrates knowledge of positional words, such as above, below, beside, in front of , behind, next
Compares weight and length
Uses and records non-standard units of measurement
Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability
Creates, interprets and analyzes simple graphs
Music, Art and Physical Education
Tracks print from left to right
Names upper case letters that have been presented
Names lower case letters that have been presented
Reads high frequency words in isolation
Reads high frequency words in context
Blends sounds to read one syllable simple words
Adds and substitutes individual sounds in simple words to make new words
Reads and comprehends grade-level text with purpose and understanding
Produces sounds for consonants that have been presented
Speaking and Listening
Participates in discussions by listening actively and contributing knowledge and ideas
Asks/answers questions in order to seek help, get info or clarify something that is not understood
Uses clear enunciation and adequate volume to express thoughts, feelings, and ideas
Prints all upper case letters that have been presented
Prints all lowercase letters that have been presented
Spells simple words phonetically, drawing on knowledge of letter sound relationships
Capitalizes the first word in a sentence and the pronoun "I"
Recognizes and names end punctuation
Uses a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate an event and provide a reaction narrate an event and provide a reaction
Uses a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to retell an event in a sequential order
Uses a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose an opinion piece about a topic
Uses a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to convey information about a topic
Social Studies/Science Development
Understands basic social studies concepts
Understands basic science concepts
February Notes from the Nurse
Smile!! February is National Children’s Dental Health Month.
Why is dental health important?
Did you know that 42% of children from the age 2-11 have had dental caries or cavities in their primary or baby teeth?
AND…. did you know that tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease?
Developing good dental health habits at an early age, including scheduling regular dental visits is important.
How can I help my child develop healthy habits?
Have them Brush their teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
Help your child brush their teeth until they have good brushing skills. If your child is younger than 6, watch them brush. ...
Ask your child's dentist to apply dental sealants when appropriate.
Drink tap water that contains fluoride.
Tips for Parents During the Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen Shortage What you should know about fever and pain in children
The World According to Mister Rogers - Important Things to Remember
The Courage to be Yourself
Information from our Parent Advisory Council (PAC) and Tewksbury Special Education PAC (TSEPAC)
Find out more...
Link to PAC Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/865057050235514/?hoisted_section_header_type=recently_seen&multi_permalinks=8317799254961219
Link to TSEPAC website: https://www.tewksbury.k12.ma.us/departments-programs/special-ed-welcome-page/tsepac/
Link to TSEPAC Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100054229568417
Heath Brook School
Location: 165 Shawsheen Street, Tewksbury, MA, USA