ERIC Number: ED308984
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Oregon Kindergarten Guide: 1989.
Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
The purpose of this guide is to help teachers and elementary principals create kindergarten environments designed to meet children's developmental needs. Section 1 describes the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual characteristics of kindergartners. Section 2 discusses the recruiting and enrolling of students; the parent handbook; home visits; volunteers, parents, and aides in the classroom; the process of choosing between paraprofessionals and aides; the first few weeks; daily schedule; room arrangement; guidelines for selecting equipment; equipment; and unstructured materials. Section 3 explores the kindergarten curriculum in the areas of English language arts, science, art, music, mathematics, social studies, computers, combination K-1 and K-1-2 classes, and transitions. Section 4 discusses assessment and reporting. Topics include observation and recording of student progress for the purposes of planning and reporting to parents, information gathering, the process of setting up a system for the classroom, and the process of gathering information through observation and standardized testing. A glossary of testing terms and guidelines for reporting to parents are offered. The fifth section provides bibliographies of general books and publications related to areas of the curriculum. Appendices A and B provide several lists of books for students, parents, teachers, and administrators. (RH)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Elementary School Curriculum, Guidelines, Kindergarten, Primary Education, Resource Materials, State Curriculum Guides, Student Evaluation, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role
Oregon Department of Education, 700 Pringle Parkway SE, Salem, OR 97310-0290 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon