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Welcome to Kindergarten

"For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack"
Rudyard Kipling

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Our Mission

The mission of Macon-Hall is to provide a high performing learning environment that prepares students to become college and career ready.

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Our Vision

At Macon Hall our vision is to cultivate a student-centered, culturally inclusive environment in which learners gain the academic confidence and technological proficiency needed for a continuum of success.  This will be obtained by a collaborative effort that includes appropriate internal and external communication among administrators, teachers, parents, and all other stakeholders.  The aforementioned will work together in an effective manner to promote academic excellence, character development, and social responsibility.

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WELCOME MR. DOMINGUEZ

 
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MSCS KINDERGARTEN CURRICULUM

 
 

KINDERGARTEN SUPPLY LIST

 

Kindergarten Supply List 2022-2023

 

  • 2 boxes of 12 sharpened Ticonderoga pencils

  • 6 boxes of 24 Crayola crayons

  • 1 box of Crayola markers

  • 1 pair of Fiskar scissors

  • 10 Large glue sticks

  • 1 pencil pouch

  • 2 primary journals (blank on top with lines on the bottom)

  • 1 red folder with pockets and brads

  • 1 blue folder with pockets and brads

  • 10 black expo markers

  • 1 playdoh

  • 2 pairs of headphones (no earbuds)

  • 1 1-inch binder

  • 2 boxes of tissues

  • 1 pack of baby wipes

  • 2 containers of Clorox wipes

  • 2 paper towels

  • Quart size bags-girls only

  • Gallon size bags-boys only

  • Hand sanitizer

 

Optional:

  • Page protectors

  • 1 ream of copy paper

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WE ARE LEARNING ABOUT...

 
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August 8-12
We are learning about:

Stagger Week - Your child will only visit their class one day this week.

  • Arrival Procedures

  • Daily Procedures

  • School Rules
  • Restroom Rules
  • Classroom Rules
  • Hall Rules
  • Cafeteria Rules
  • Recess Rules

  • Dismissal Procedures

 
Kids with Backpacks

August 15-19
We are learning about:

  • Smart Start Week 1: Exploring self-identity and children's sense of belonging

  • Phonemic Awareness: Sentence Segmentation & Identify Rhyme

  • Letter Recognition:  A-H

  • High Frequency Word: I

  • Oral Vocab.:  names

  • Grammar/Writing:  Shared writing

  • Eureka Math:  Module 1 Topic A Lessons 1-4

  • Science:  Describe Matter

  • Social Studies: Taking Turns


COLOR DAYS:

  • Monday - Red Day

  • Tuesday - Orange Day

  • Wednesday - Yellow Day

  • Thursday - Green Day

  • Friday - Blue Day

 
Teacher and Class

August 22-26
We are learning about:

  • Smart Start Week 2: Managing one's own actions, behaviors, and words.

  • Phonemic Awareness: Sentence Segmentation & Identify Rhyme

  • Letter Recognition:  I-R

  • High Frequency Word: I, can

  • Oral Vocab.:  number words

  • Grammar/Writing:  Shared writing

  • Eureka Math:  Module 1 Topic A Lessons 5-9

  • Science:  Describe Solids

  • Social Studies: Work then Play


COLOR DAYS:

  • Monday -  Purple Day

  • Tuesday - Gray/Pink Day

  • Wednesday - Brown Day

  • Thursday - Black Day

  • Friday  - White Day

 
Children in Classroom

August 29th - Sept. 2nd
We are learning about:

  • Smart Start Week 3: Maintaining focus and building attention.

  • Phonemic Awareness: Recognize and Blend Syllables

  • Letter Recognition:  S-Z

  • High Frequency Word: I, can

  • Oral Vocab.:  Days of the Week

  • Grammar/Writing:  Shared writing

  • Eureka Math:  Module 1 Topic A Lessons 10-14

  • Science:  Describe Liquids

  • Social Studies: Personal Directions

 

MSCS ELA NEWSLETTER

 
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READING NEWSLETTER

 

WONDERS SIGHT WORDS

 
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REPORT CARD SKILLS

 
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Quarter 1 Reading Skills

Please keep in mind, every child learns at a different pace. Therefore, our goal is for your child to master these skills by the end of the school year.

  • Identifies front and back cover of a book

  • Identifies title page

  • Names 13 uppercase letters in random order

  • Names 13 lowercase letters in random order

  • Read sight words: I, can, the, we, see, a, like (6 out of 7)

  • Identify letter sounds: Mm, Aa (short and long), Ss, Pp, Tt

  • Write the letter for each sound: Mm, Aa (short and long), Ss, Pp, Tt

  • Writes first name correctly

  • Writes uppercase letters: M, A, S, P, T letters (reversals accepted)

  • Writes lowercase letters: m, a , s, p, t (reversals accepted)

  • Use nouns

 
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Quarter 1 Math Skills

Please keep in mind, every child learns at a different pace. Therefore, our goal is for your child to master these skills by the end of the school year.

  • Identifies two objects as being identical

  • Identifies similarities by attribute (size, color, type, etc.)

  • Sorts pictures into two distinct categories

  • Counts objects up to 5 using number names; using one to one correspondence

  • Arranges and counts 5 objects into a line, circle and scattered configuration

  • Responds correctly when asked “how many?” with numbers less than or equal to 5.

  • Decomposes a number less than or equal to 5

  • Identifies the number of items in each category

  • Understands and uses the word zero when asked how many objects there are

  • Writes numerals 0-5

  • Counts objects up to 10 in a linear configuration and writes the number

  • Counts objects up to 10 in a circular configuration and writes the number

  • Counts objects up to 10 in an array configuration.

  • Responds correctly when asked “how many?” with numbers less than or equal to 10

  • Writes the number 9 and adds 1 more object and says and writes 10

  • Places numbers in order up to 10

  • Identifies a numeral as one more than the previous number up to 10

 

TENNESSEE READING 360

 

Reading 360

The At-Home Decodable Book Series is now available for free for all Tennessee families of K–2 children to encourage at-home reading practice to help young learners become stronger readers. Just click the link above for more information.

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SECRET STORIES

KATIE GARNER

 
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Cracking the Code

Katie Garner

How the Secret Stories® Method Works

An Approach to Teaching Reading that Kids Want to Learn


Secret Stories® is a brain based approach to traditional phonics instruction that accelerates learner access to the reading and writing code. Secret Stories® provides the logical explanations for letter sound behavior that learners brains crave. These logical explanations are shared in the form of “secret” stories, which are the secret reasons WHY letters make all of the crazy sounds that they do when they get together in words. The “Secrets” work seamlessly with any reading series or phonics program, fitting snugly between the teaching of reading and writing. 

 
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Reading 360 & Secret Stories

Reading 360° is a comprehensive approach that will provide optional grants and resources to help more
Tennessee students develop strong phonics-based reading
skills by supporting districts, teachers, and families.  MSCS teachers attended summer training for Reading 360 and we are excited to implement this reading supplemental into our classroom.

 

MSCS 3rd GRADE COMMITTMENT

 
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MSCS 3rd GRADE COMMITTMENT

The 3rd Grade Commitment is a collaborative effort between schools, parents and community towards ensuring we all work together to best help MSCS students reach reading readiness before the third grade

 

KINDERGARTEN SCHEDULE

 

DAILY SCHEDULE

Schedule is subject to change.

9:00 - 9:15 Breakfast

9:20 - 10:20 Literacy

10:25 - 11:15 MAPS (Music,Art, PE, Library/Guidance)

11:20 - 11:30 Snack

11:30 - 12:30 Literacy

12:30 - 1:30  Math

1:35 - 2:05  Lunch

2:10 - 2:45 Recess/Science/Social Studies

2:45 - 3:30 RTI

3:30 - 3:45 Prepare for Dismissal

 

LUNCH MENU

 

CLICK ON LINK BELOW

Lunch Time
 

DISMISSAL

For more detailed dismissal information, click on the picture below for how your child goes home.
BUS RIDER, CAR RIDER, FRONT DOOR/BACK DOOR WALKER, DAYCARE/YCARE

 
 

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

 
 

TEACHER EMAIL

 
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Just a Click Away

 

MSCS STUDENT CALENDAR
2022 - 2023

 
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DATES TO REMEMBER

August


8 - 12: Stagger Week: Your child will only attend school one day this week.

Please arrive at 9:30 a.m. The buses should have exited the front, circle drive by then.

15 - 19: First Full Week of Kindergarten; Color Week 1

22 - 26: Color Week 2

 

Contact Us

9800 Macon Rd, Cordova, TN 38016, USA

(901) 416-2625

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Memphis Shelby County Schools

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