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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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MSCS KINDERGARTEN CURRICULUM

KINDERGARTEN SUPPLY LIST

Kindergarten Supply List 2023-2024

 

  • 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...

Cleaning Dishes

April 15 - 19

•Wonders How can we help out at home?

•Phonemic Awareness: identify blending and deletion

•Letter Recognition:  long a: a_e

•High Frequency Words: review: help & too

•Oral Vocabulary: chores, contribute, member, accomplish, organize

•Vocabulary Strategy – Category Words: Household Furniture

•Grammar –Adjectives

•Envision Math:  Assessment, Remediation, Review

•Science: Weather – Protecting our Earth: Help Save our Natural Resources

•Social Studies: An Asian Celebration

 

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April 22 - 26

  • Wonders What do good citizens do?

  • Phonemic Awareness: identify blending and deletion

  • Letter Recognition:  long i: i_e

  • High Frequency Words: has & play

  • Oral Vocabulary: tidy, necessary, citizen, respect, haul

  • Grammar –Adjectives (a, and, the)

  • Envision Math:  Review Topics 9 - 11

  • Science: Weather – Protecting our Earth: Help Save our Natural Resources

  • Social Studies: Saving Money

Wild Nature

April  29 - May 3

  • Wonders Reading: How can things in nature be used to make new things?

  • Phonemic Awareness:  identify blending and addition

  • Letter Recognition:  Long 0: 0_e

  • High Frequency Word: where & look

  • Vocabulary: natural resources, create, designs, knowledge, weave

  • Oral Language:  farm animals

  • Grammar - Adjectives

  • Envision Math:  Review Topics 12 - 14

  • Science: Weather – Protecting our Earth

  • Social Studies: Off to Work We Go!

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MSCS ELA
NEWSLETTER/RESOURCES

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Reading Newsletter

WONDERS SIGHT WORDS

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REPORT CARD SKILLS

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Quarter 4 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.

  • Uses the words longer than and shorter than to compare two objects

  • Identifies objects that are longer and shorter than another

  • Uses the words heavier than and lighter than correctly to compare

  • Identifies and describes several attributes of two-dimensional/flat shapes from the environment

  • Identifies and describes several attributes of three-dimensional/solid shapes from the environment

  • Selects a given shape/solid and positions it above, in front of, or behind another shape/solid

  • Identifies shapes as two-dimensional or three-dimensional

  • Identifies and shows a set of objects equal to another set of objects

  • Identifies and shows a set of objects more than another set of objects

  • Identifies and shows a set of objects less than another set of objects

  • Compares the number of objects in two groups correctly

  • Uses more than and less than to compare two numbers

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Quarter 4 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.

  • Uses the words longer than and shorter than to compare two objects

  • Identifies objects that are longer and shorter than another

  • Uses the words heavier than and lighter than correctly to compare

  • Identifies and describes several attributes of two-dimensional/flat shapes from the environment

  • Identifies and describes several attributes of three-dimensional/solid shapes from the environment

  • Selects a given shape/solid and positions it above, in front of, or behind another shape/solid

  • Identifies shapes as two-dimensional or three-dimensional

  • Identifies and shows a set of objects equal to another set of objects

  • Identifies and shows a set of objects more than another set of objects

  • Identifies and shows a set of objects less than another set of objects

  • Compares the number of objects in two groups correctly

  • Uses more than and less than to compare two numbers

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 – 9:10 - Arrival/Breakfast

 

9:10 – 10:20 – ELA (Foundational Skills)

 

10:25 – 11:25 – ELA (Meaning Based) 

 

11:25 – 11:50 – Small Groups

 

11:55 – 12:25 - Lunch

 

12:30 – 1:30 – Math

 

1:30 - 1:55 - Recess

 

2:00 – 2:55 – MAPS (Music, Art, P.E.)

 

3:05 – 3:50 – RTI

 

3:50 – 4:00 - Dismissal

LUNCH MENU

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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