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Posted by jewager | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on December 7, 2017

I hope you are having a FANTASTIC week!  I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas!

Special Message from our Counselors:

HOLIDAY   HEARTS

“Dear Teasley Families,

It’s time again for the annual “Holiday Heart Program” at Teasley.  Each year our students, staff and community members support families in need during the holiday season.  We are asking you to buy gifts cards from places such as Wal-mart, Target, Publix, Kroger or QT in any denomination.  Please write the amount on the card. These cards will be shared with other Teasley families during the holidays. 

Please place your gift card in an envelope marked “Holiday Hearts” and return it to Teasley by Wednesday, December 13th.  All gift cards should be placed in one of the black payment boxes or the safe.

Thank you for your support and generosity!”

CLASS NOTES:

Upcoming Holiday Classroom Activities: 

  • MONDAY, (12/18): HOLIDAY PARTY! 12-1:30. If you would like to run a station for the class, please send me an email!
  • WEDNESDAY, (12/20): MOVIE DAY!We will watch holiday movies and have hot chocolate & popcorn.
  • DECEMBER HOMEWORK:  December is such a busy month we (the Kindergarten Team) wanted to be mindful of your Holiday plans. As a result, December’s Homework Calendar is a little different this month.  It has been placed in the back of the purple folders.

 

TIGER READING CHALLENGE: The directions for Biblionasium are on Mrs. Crosby’s blog:  http://www.cobblearning.net/teasleylibrary/tiger-reading-challenge/ Happy Reading! You will need your child’s student ID# to sign in.

**There will not be a reading challenge for the month of December. Instead, students will be given a Six Flags reading log. Students who are marked as having read 6+ hours will receive a free ticket to Six Flags. Six Flags Reading Logs will be sent home today and will be due on Feb. 15th.

 

Key skills and standards we are working on:

Sight Words:

  • Review: the  , I  , to  , a, is,  my,  go,  me, like,  on,  in,  so, we, it, and, up, at, see, he, do, you, an, can, no, am, went, are, this, look, for, get, come, got, call, down, each, find, are, was, had, they, will,  first, all, be,  as, long, by, day, did, has, her, him
  • Focus:made, many, if, may, more

*Students should be practicing their sight words every night for a few minutes. Students are required to know 25 or more sight words at this point in the year.  

  • Focus:blending sounds to read and spell words; Listening for middle sounds;  Listening for rhyming words

Students are expected to identify 52 letters and produce 23 consonant sounds …Keep Practicing. You are doing great!

Reading:  

Making Inferences / Connections in stories we read. EQ: How can we use what we already know and what the book tells us to make an inference or connection to our story?

This past week we played a charade type game and students had to “infer”what was other students were acting out. We also looked at pictures and wrote what we inferred to cause the event in the picture.

Writing: 

Informational Writing

In addition to giving facts and staying on topic we will be checking for:

SPELLING:  The writer wrote a letter for the sounds he heard. The writer used the room resources (word wall) to help him spell.  *sight words should be spelled correctly
SPACING: The writer put spaces between words.
CAPITALIZATION: The writer used lower case letters unless capitals were needed. The writer wrote capital letters to start every sentence.
PUNCTUATION: The writer uses end punctuation in writing. (periods, question marks, exclamation points)

 

Math:

Last week we focused on decomposing teen numbers 11-19 into a group of ten(ten ones) and some further ones and representing a number of objects 0-20 with written numerals.

This week we will be focused on measurement and comparing objects.

We will continue subitizing -with dot cards, as we participate in daily “Number Talks” lessons.

We will continue to count to 100 by 1’s and 10’s. * Please practice counting to 100 by 1’s and 10’s with your child at home. Most have already mastered this skill. If your child has mastered that, please practice skip counting by 2’s and 5’s, count backwards from 20, 30, 40, 50 to Zero! OR try counting backwards from 100!  Ask your child to start and stop at a given number. Ex. Start at 10 and stop at 30. ; Start at 15 and stop at 32. Also, what number comes before and after a given number. Keep challenging your child to count in many different ways.  This will strengthen their number sense.

Health: 

Exploring our Five Senses through experiments. Last week we:

  • Skittles Taste Test
  • Went to the Outdoor Classroom and recorded what we saw
  • Smell Test
  • Went on a Listening Walk
  • Felt different textures such as pine cone, sponge, brush, coins

 

Mark Your Calendars…

HOMEWORK is DUE on FRIDAYS  –Return homework notebooks. 

Barnes and Noble Night: Tuesday, December 5

FAMILY CUSTOMS/CELEBRATION PROJECT DUE– Monday, December 11th

Giving Market: December 14th for our class

CLASS HOLIDAY PARTY: Monday, December 18th

Early Release: December 19 and 20

MOVIE DAY: Wednesday, December 20th

WINTER BREAK: No School Thursday, December 21st– Wednesday, January 3rd

 

 Have a FABULOUS week everyone.

A few pictures from the Art Barn….more to come!

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Posted by jewager | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 14, 2017

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Posted by jewager | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 25, 2017

We will be celebrating Fall tomorrow with a fall craft afternoon. Students will make a snack, play a game or two and make a hat! Look for pictures on the blog this weekend (I finally figured out how to do it LOL)!

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Posted by jewager | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 23, 2017

Good Day Teasley Parents,

We are gearing up for our annual Veteran’s Day Celebration.  Our fabulous students will entertain us with song, dance and spoken word as we honor those who have served our country.  All are welcome to attend our celebration November 2nd at 6:30 in the Teasley Gym.

 

We would love to recognize moms, dads, grandparents, aunts and uncles, neighbors and family friends who have served in any branch of the military at our program.  If you know of anyone who would be a great honoree, please have them to sign up using the Google Link below.  We are hoping for a great turn out.  It will be an honor to see and shake hands of all who have served.

 

Deadline for honorees is November 1st.

Thank you so much for spreading the word about our program and we hope that you will join us.

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cY4YazlrLKnUq1wEQiboGlWcNpNWiRkd2I0oKeMft4c/edit?uiv=1

 

Regards,

Roxanne Mungin

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Posted by jewager | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 22, 2017

Treasure Box Items Needed  We need your help to add some excitement! To our treasure box. Please send pencils, pens, erasers, note pads, party favors (dinosaurs, rings, bracelets, yo-yos, cars, trucks, whistles), stickers, etc.  They love visiting the treasure box when they earn 5 sticks. Let’s continue to reward them for their amazing Tiger Pride Behavior! 

FIREFIGHTER VISIT: On Thursday, 9/14 we had a firefighter come to school to teach the students about fire safety.

 THE PARTY ANIMALS IN-HOUSE FIELD TRIP TODAY was amazing! The students got to touch (using 2 fingers) many different animals and only look at others; from a chinchilla to tarantula, an iguana, lizard, snake, turtles and others. It was a great addition to the animal unit we recently began in class. Thank you all for returning permission slips and money. You are amazing! 

SEPTEMBER HOMEWORK: Please return student homework journals after the break on Monday Oct 2. Any journals handed in Sept 22 will be returned that day as well.  PLEASE NOTESome assignments will not require writing or drawing. 

MEDIA CENTER: We try to visit the Media Center each week. Due to the media center schedule, we do not always get the same day each week. One suggestion I can offer to make sure your child has their book to exchange is to keep their book in their backpack after you read it each night. We try to put a note in the purple folder that “Library is tomorrow”, but occasionally we may forget. Thank you for your help!

TIGER READING CHALLENGE: The directions for Biblionasium (Tiger Reading Challenge) went home in the purple folders a few weeks ago. Visit Mrs. Crosby’s blog for more information. http://www.cobblearning.net/teasleylibrary/tiger-reading-challenge/ Happy Reading!  

PERFECT ATTENDANCE:  Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Coming to school every day on-time is a key ingredient to student success. The Teasley Attendance Team wants to reward those students who come to school ready to learn and on time every day. Any student who has perfect attendance through the end of the 1st 9 weeks, Friday, October 6th, will receive recognition for their attendance. These students will receive a free dress down day, a surprise treat, and their pictures will be featured on the WWTN news broadcast. Students who have perfect attendance for the entire school year will be invited to a special celebration during the last week of school to praise their commitment to their education. Thank you for your support in getting your student to school every day! (no tardies)

Our academic focus for last week(s):

Sight Words:

Focus:  at, see, he, do

Review:   the , I  , to  , a, is,  my,  go,  me, like, on, in, so, we, it, and, up

Please practice these words at home with your child. Use the “Say it!”, “Spell it!”, “Say it!” technique. It also helps to have your child practice using their sight words in a sentence.

Phonics:  

Focus: Ll, Mm, Nn -We will practice correct letter formation, identification, and beginning sounds. We are continuing to practice listening skills and rhyming daily.

Review:  Aa, Bb , Cc, Dd, Ee, Ff, Gg, Hh, Ii, Jj, Kk

*Please practice identifying upper and lower case letters and their sounds with your child at home. You may also want to have your child name a word that begins with each letter sound.

Reading:

During Reader’s workshop we are identifying main idea, supporting details, and asking questions to learn more about the books we are reading.

Writing: 

During Writer’s Workshop we are drawing detailed pictures, labeling our pictures to tell more about it; stretching out our sounds to spell words and adding sentences to tell more about experiences we have had.

Math:

Daily counting to 100 with Jack Hartman and “Number Talks” (representing numbers in a variety of ways) ten frames, five frames, dot cards. Our upcoming focus will be sorting and discussing how 2D and 3D shapes are the same or different.

Math standard: MGSEK.G.4 -Consistently and independently analyzes AND compares 2-D shapes in different sizes and orientations using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, and other attributes

*Practice counting to 100 by 1’s at home.  

When your child can successfully count to 100 without prompting offer them a challenge:

  • Have him/her start from a given number and count on. (say, “start at 4 and stop at 20” , “start at 12 and stop at 35”..etc.)
  • Have him/her count down(backwards) from 50 or 100 to 0.
  • Ask your child “What number comes after ___ ?” “What number comes before ___?

Science: 

Students will work on categorizing living and nonliving things. Students will sort these into groups by using observable physical attributes.

Science Standards for the Week: SKL1 Students will sort living organisms and non-living materials into groups by observable physical attributes. SKL1.a Recognize the difference between living organisms and nonliving materials.

 (9/25-9/29): FALL BREAK! -NO SCHOOL 

 Enjoy your week with your wonderful children!

Mrs. Wager

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Posted by jewager | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 21, 2017

Parents – Our annual Career Day is coming up on Friday, October 20.  If you or someone you know can volunteer to present at Career Day please complete the attached form by Friday, October 6.  We look forward to having many of you participate.  If you have questions, please contact one of our school counselors!

 

https://goo.gl/forms/mlNS3ROKXuoxGi4I2

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Posted by jewager | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on August 24, 2017

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Coming to school every day on-time is a key ingredient to student success. The Teasley Attendance Team wants to reward those students who come to school ready to learn and on time every day. Any student who has perfect attendance through the end of the 1st 9 weeks, Friday, October 6th, will receive recognition for their attendance. These students will receive a free dress down day, a surprise treat, and their pictures will be featured on the WWTN news broadcast. Students who have perfect attendance for the entire school year will be invited to a special celebration during the last week of school to praise their commitment to their education. Thank you for your support in getting your student to school every day!

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Posted by jewager | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on August 22, 2017

Picture Day tomorrow! Please wear standard uniform attire.

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Posted by jewager | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on August 18, 2017

 

We had a great start in Kindergarten. Not only did we sing songs, play games, and read stories as a group…we also participated in independent activities like reading and writing as well as working cooperatively in groups with our friends. We have spent time getting to know each other during Morning Meeting and met our specials teachers: 

PE coaches (Coach Homansky & Coach Sonny)

 Music Teacher (Mrs. Mungin), Art Teacher (Ms. Adams)

 STEM Teacher (Ms. Dawson), and our Spanish Teacher (Senora Vega). 

In the coming weeks we will continue to practice rules, routines, and procedures. Some of our students have already collected enough sticks to go to treasure box! WOW!  

Important Date! 

Monday, 8/21:  Solar Eclipse (dismissal will be delayed by 50 minutes) Parents can choose to pick their students up by 2:00 but buses will run 50 minutes late. We will begin dismissal at 3pm.

Tuesday, 8/22:  Media Center Visit -Please make sure library books are in backpacks ready to be returned.

Wednesday, 8/23: Fall Picture Day!– Students MUST wear standard school attire.

Tuesday, 8/22: Chick-fil-a Spirit Night from 5-8pm *Vinings location*  A portion of all sales goes to our school!

Friday, 8/25: All Pro Dad’s 7:00 am in the Cafe.

 

CLASS NOTES:

PURPLE FOLDERS: Please remember to check purple folders each night and return to school the next day. Please remove documents/student work on the side labeled (keep at home) and return documents on the (return to school) side.

SIGHT WORDS: Our required sight word list has been updated. It can found on the CCSSD Sight Word List page here on the blog. http://www.cobblearning.net/mrsrdavis/sight-word-list/ 

READING CHALLENGE: August’s reading challenge bookmark is due September 1st. Please make sure your Kinder is reading to you or with you for 20mins a day in order to earn a special prize!

GUIDANCE: We will have our first guidance lesson with Mrs. Harris on Monday. During guidance, students will be presented with a series of lessons designed to help them in school and at home. Visit our Counselor’s blog to learn about the MISSION of Teasley Elementary’s counseling program.

PTA & PAWS:   PTA & PAWS supports our school in a number of ways. Here are two ways PTA is supporting our classroom instruction: Publications for each grade level (Weekly Reader, Scholastic News, Storyworks, etc.) and RAZ Kids subscription for all students in K—2nd grade. WE ARE SO FORTUNATE FOR THEIR SUPPORT!!! Be on the lookout for your child’s Raz-Kids password. I hope you enjoy this resource as much as I do!  -Click here to read more about PTA and PAWS and find out how you can help support your Teasley Tiger and our school.

As always, please let me know if you have questions. Have a FABULOUS week everyone!

Your children have been working hard and are adjusting to their new environment.  They are learning to follow a BUSY schedule, work independently, and get along with others. We are so proud of their progress.

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Posted by jewager | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on July 18, 2017

WELCOME TO THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

 Hello Kindergarten Parents!

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! I can’t wait to meet you and your little ones. We are going to have an amazing year! 

Love, Mrs. Wager

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