Only 7 Days left of Kindergarten

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We had so much fun for Career Day held this past Friday. We were fortunate to hear some really interesting careers. We began the day with Mr. Toney(Kayla’s dad), and heard what he does as a scientist! We got to try on cool laboratory clothing and view hair under a microscope. Next, we visited Officer Dan and heard about his typical day as a policeman. Finally, we got to see a K9 officer play fetch and tug of war with the police dog.A huge thanks to Mr. Toney for taking the time to come and share his very exciting career with us! He made me wish I was back in research that day ūüôā

Please check the Resources link for information about myON Reading. myON is a Summer reading program for Georgia Students that provides FREE access to digital books! Keep your child reading throughout the summer to help her enter 1st grade strong!

Here are a few important upcoming events:

Tuesday, May 15: Kindergarten Awards Ceremony 8:30 AM

Friday, May 18: Field Day (wear comfortable clothing)

Also a reminder that the last 2 days of school (May 22, 23) will be early release, so please plan your child’s dismissal accordingly and send notes with any dismissal changes.

This Monday we will have only 7 days left of Kindergarten! I want to thank all of you for sharing your children with me and trusting me with this important step in their education. They made my first year back in Kindergarten something special!

Thank You,

Mrs. Gibson


Week of April 30th

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We are quickly approaching May, which means we have about 3 weeks (18 days) left of school! The class really enjoyed participating in their first Art Day. It was a fun filled day, and the kids let me know how much they loved all of the activities!  Most of our studies this month will be a review of concepts we have previously learned. Please save the date for the Kindergarten Awards Ceremony which will be held Tuesday, May 15 at 8:00 am. Invitations will be coming home with more information soon, so be on the lookout. Enjoy your week!

 

Here is what we are learning this week:

Reading: Review making connections while reading

Writing: Opinion Writing

Math: Comparing numbers, shapes

Phonics: Long Vowel Review

Social Studies: Summer Holidays


Welcome Back

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I hope everyone enjoyed the week off whether it was relaxing at home or travels out of town. The kids were excited to be back with their friends and share what they did over the break.

Over the next 2 weeks, students in grades 3-5 will be taking the Georgia Milestones-a standardized test. Please remind your children it is very important that they are respectful of the older students and their need to fully concentrate during testing. We must be silent in the hallways, and keep our voices low when we are near testing areas.

Please plan to attend the Kindergarten Performance this Thursday evening. I look forward to seeing what the kids have been working so hard on in Music!

A few gentle reminders:

We can only accept transportation changes with written notes. You can write a quick note in their agendas, or if your child constantly loses/forgets the agenda, you can send a short note in their folders.

We need a written note for all absences. These can include Dr. notes, or a written note from parents.

Here is what we are learning this week:

Math: Subtraction within 10

Phonics: Short Vowel Sound Review (a, e, i, o, u)

Reading: Compare and Contrast books of the same topic.

Social Studies: Statue of Liberty, Star Spangled Banner

Science: Living vs. Nonliving (characteristics of each)

Writing: Informational

 


Start of Quarter 4

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This week we begin Quarter 4, the final quarter of the 2017-2018 school year. Report Cards will come home this Wednesday, March 21. Please remember to sign and return the white envelope in your child’s blue folder. The report card is yours to keep.

Here is what we are learning this week:

Letter of The Week: Qq

Math: Addition within 10

Reading: Compare and contrast fiction and nonfiction stories.

Writing: Informational Writing

Science:  Plants

 


Week of March 5-9th

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Important Reminders:

Our Zoo Trip is Wednesday, March 7th.  Letters will come home in blue folders Monday giving more details about the trip.

Publix Math Night is Thursday, March 8th 6-7:30pm. Hope to see you there!

Also please remember to send a note each time your child is absent.

 

This week we are learning…

Letter of the Week:  X

Math Workshop: Addition and Subtraction Review

Writer’s Workshop: Opinion Writing- “My Favorite Zoo Animal”

Reader’s Workshop:¬† Retelling and Rhyming

 

 


First Week of February

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We made it through another week of school, hooray! The students had fun with Groundhog day on Friday. They also did a nice job with learning to decompose numbers in Math, and expressing their opinions in Writing this week.

Just a quick reminder that we are collecting Box Tops for Education at The Park. These can be found on General Mills cereal boxes, Annie’s Organic, Reynolds products, Ziploc bags and containers, Kleenex brand tissues, , and more. Remember, the more Box Tops we collect, the more money goes to the school. Please send what ever you can find at home. The class that collects the most tops gets a prize!

Here is what we’re learning during the first week of February:

Letter of the Week: W

Math: Addition and Subtraction Word Problems

Reading: Compare and Contrast Stories, Retelling

Social Studies: George Washington

Writing: Opinion


News for Week of January 29th

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We completed our first 5 day week of January, way to go! I am so proud of the students because they jumped right in last week and worked very hard. I’ve seen a lot of growth in the days we have been at school, so thank you parents for working with them at home!

ASP Tax forms will be sent home this Monday, so be on the look out for those.

Our craft project for the month of February will also be coming home in folders. It will be a heart that you can help them decorate and return for display in the hallway.

The writing journals that came home last month can be used for homework the remainder of the year. There will be a lot more writing in this last half of the year, so the journal should make it more organized. Students can show me the homework journal at the end of the month.

Please note the following changes to the pick up and drop off procedures at Sedalia Park:

  • The front parking lot will no longer be used for student drop off or parent parking until 8:00 am.

  • Sedalia Park staff will no longer be at the corner of Utica and Old Sewell to escort students to the front door.

  • Parking on Old Sewell is prohibited. Students who walk to school must be escorted to the front door by a parent or guardian.

  • The car line is the only way to bring students to school or pick them up in your vehicle.

Thank you for understanding the importance of keeping our students safe and supporting this decision.

Here is what we are learning the week of January 29th (can you believe it is almost February?!)

Math: Decomposing Numbers (through 5)

Reading: Penguins, sequencing story events, compare and contrast books on the same topic

Writing: Opinions

Science: What is Matter?

Letter of the Week:  /S/

Here’s to a great week!

 


Happy New Year

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Happy New Year and Welcome Back!

I can’t believe we’re already 4 days into 2018! I hope everyone enjoyed Winter break and that we’re rested and ready to tackle Quarter 3.

During the 3rd quarter, we’ll begin addition and subtraction in math, start to write our opinions in Writing, and cover interesting topics in Social Studies and Science. Since our week is short, we will review past concepts in all subjects, and discuss New Year’s Day and resolutions so that we can attempt to make our own.

Next week, we will learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Our Letter of the Week is /Nn/, and begin addition to 5 in Math.

Also, be on the look out for flyers coming home about STEAM Night at Sedalia Park.  It will take place next Thursday, January 11 from 4:30-6:30pm. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this fun night of Science, Math and Technology.


Into December

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We had a good first week following Thanksgiving Break. ¬†I’m thankful for this group of students, and most importantly a great group of parents! ¬†The students did a good job with their introduction to Measurement. They also wrote about their favorite things to do during the Day and at Night, and learned the Letter U. ¬†We read stories about the Gingerbread man and retold it after we read. On Friday, they decorated their own gingerbread boy or girl, and most of them loved eating it afterwards!

Here is what we are learning the week of December 4th:

Math: Measurement-I can compare objects by length, height, weight, and capacity.

Writing: I can write sentences using capital letters, finger spacing, and punctuation.

Reading: I can tell the difference between fiction and nonfiction stories.

Phonics: Letter Rr

Social Studies: I can learn about Christmas and how other cultures celebrate.

Continue working with your child to memorize their sight words. Read with them each day and have them retell the story events to you.  Practice all the letters they have learned: go over the sounds and how to form and write them.

Have a great week!


This Week…

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Greetings,

I can’t believe how quickly Thanksgiving Break is approaching! ¬†Next week at Sedalia Park, you can come and enjoy Thanksgiving lunch with your child in the cafeteria on November 16, 2017. Our lunch time that day is from 10:40-11:25 am. The cost of lunch for adults is $3.75. ¬†We look forward to seeing you there.

Math: I can compare Numbers

Writing/ Social Studies: I can teach what I know about Veteran’s Day

Phonics: Letter P

Reading:  I can ask and answer questions about details in the story.