In the 2015-16 school year, North Carolina kindergarten teachers will begin to collect information about children to guide teaching and learning. The information collected during the first sixty days of kindergarten creates a Child Profile, capturing a snapshot of each child. Teachers will use the information, as well as information throughout the school year, to address the needs of each child.
Through observations, work samples and questioning, kindergarten teachers will collect information that shows what children know and are able to do in a variety of areas. They will use this information to support classroom instruction and student learning.
What is your child most excited about learning?
How does your child typically approach new things, such as meeting new people or going to new places? How do you help your child prepare for new experiences?
What new things would you like your child to learn? Why are these important to you?
How does your child show emotions? (e.g., happiness, sadness, surprise, frustration) How do you respond? (e.g., when they show happiness …frustration)
What does your child like to do at home or with family and friends? (e.g., favorite games, books, toys, activities)
What can we do to help your child be successful?