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Posted by jewager | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on April 16, 2019

Class  Notes:

RazKids levels have all been updated and everyone should be using RazKids at least 3-4 times a week. It is a great resource to use on the go. Instructions are taped on the left pocket of your child’s purple folder. You may also access through the Teasley webpage, Media Center, Classroom Links. Top point earners so far are Ardra, Dijun and Devna. Congratulations!!

Important Dates:

  • 4/18 Library and check out
  • 4/19 Egg Hunt (eggs due by 4/17)
  • 5/14 Kindergarten Awards Day in classroom – 9:10-9:40. (more info will follow)
  • 4/25 Field Trip to Smith Gilbert Gardens
  • 5/8 Field Day: due to space constraints, parents are only invited to come to Field Day if they are volunteering. A sign up genius will be sent out by Coach Homansky.

 

This week we are learning:

IB Unit- Sharing Our Planet: Animals

ELA:

  • We are beginning our study of animals by compare information form fiction and non fiction books.
  • Phonics: study of suffixes : review -s,-es, -ed,-ing
  • Sight words: not, mom, of, out, now (list D)if your child already recognizes these sight words ask them to practice writing them in sentences using their phonetic spelling, for ex: We r (are) on the bot (boat).

(Students should be able to read 75 words by the end of this quarter, moving towards 100)

Writing:

  • Drawing, labeling, stretching out words to be able to write the beginning, ending, and middle sounds. Students should be correctly spelling sight words.
  • Most Mondays we do a narrative writing about our weekend. Informational and opinion pieces about animals; this week is rabbits.

Math:

  • Addition and subtraction within 10, practicing subtraction word problems and subtraction fluency
  • Word problem Friday: learning strategies to solve word problems read by the teacher.

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Posted by jewager | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on April 10, 2019

Welcome back, I hope that everyone got lots of rest as we push into our LAST 7 weeks of Kindergarten!

Important Dates:

  • 4/12 Friday Library and check out

This week we are learning:

IB Unit- Sharing Our Planet: Plants

ELA:

  • We are going to compare fiction and non fiction books about plants.
  • Phonics: study of suffixes : review -s,-es add -ed,-ing
  • Sight words: or, eat, if, jump, man …if your child already recognizes these sight words ask them to practice writing them in sentences using their phonetic spelling, for ex: We r (are) on the bot (boat). (Students should be able to read 50 words at this point moving towards 75)

Writing:

  • Drawing, labeling, stretching out words to be able to write the beginning, ending, and middle sounds. Students should be correctly spelling sight words.
  • Every Monday we do a narrative write about our weekend. Informational and opinion pieces about plants

Math:

  • Addition and subtraction within 10
  • Word problem Friday: learning strategies to solve word problems read by the teacher.

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Posted by jewager | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 12, 2019

Class Notes:

Permission slips and money for our field trips are due on March 13!

Important Dates:

  • 3/13 early Release
  • 3/14 PTA meeting with presentation by Susan Norris
  • 3/15 Picture Day: this is for a class picture: students do not have to wear their uniforms but we ask that they dress nicely for our class picture.
  • 3/18 Mining in school field trip
  • 3/20 New Kindergarten and 1stgrade registration- please pass this on to neighbors! 8:30-11
  • 3/22 K-2 Talent Showcase
  • 3/26 rescheduled Art Barn Field trip
  • 3/29 Dress Down 1$
  • 4/1- 4/5 Spring Break

This week we are learning:

IB Unit- Sharing Our Planet: Living and Non Living

ELA:

  • Using non fiction and fiction books to investigate what characteristics are necessary to be considered living or non living.
  • Dramatic play Center: Living and Non living class collages
  • Phonics: using words we know to make new words. Ex: all use to make ball, small etc
  • Sight words: that, their, how (list C) if your child already recognizes these sight words ask them to practice writing them in sentences using their phonetic spelling, for ex: We r (are) on the bot (boat).

(Students should be able to read at least 50 words at this point)

Writing:

  • Drawing, labeling, stretching out words to be able to write the beginning, ending, and middle sounds. Students should be correctly spelling sight words.
  • Most Mondays we do a narrative writing about our weekend. Informational and opinion writing about living and non living are also done.
  • Some St Patrick’s Day Fun on Friday!

Math:

  • Reviewing: decomposing with in 5 (10), number order, greater/less than/equal to, and counting groups of objects up to 20 in a line or circle. (scattered if already proficient)
  • Word problem Friday: learning strategies to solve word problems read by the teacher

 

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Posted by jewager | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 4, 2019

Class Notes:

Ms. Z and I are in the process of setting up an Instagram page to share photos with you. It will be private with classmates only. Be on the lookout for more info in the next few days!

At this point in the year, if your child is wearing shoes that tie, please make sure they can tie them without assistance. Thanks!

Permission slips and money for our field trips are due on March 13.

Important Dates:

  • No library check out this week due to book fair
  • 3/7 Specials Night: 6:30-8 pm
  • 3/8 Rise Up
  • 3/13 early Release
  • 3/15 Picture Day
  • 3/20 New Kindergarten and 1stgrade registration- please pass this on to neighbors! 8:30-11
  • 3/22 K-2 Talent Showcase
  • 3/26 rescheduled Art Barn Field trip
  • 4/1- 4/5 Spring Break

This week we are learning:

IB Unit- How We Organize Ourselves: Rocks and Soil

ELA:

  • We will be exploring and classifying earth materials: rocks, soil, air, water using the senses. We will explore a variety of books and videos to gain more information. Some other books that we will read are: The Lorax and The Cat in the Hat
  • Discovery Center: Scientist studying and comparing a variety of rocks
  • Phonics: Introduce– The FLOSS rule (When one syllable ends with an f, l, s, z and has a short vowel sound. It is usually spelled with an ff, ll, ss, or zz)   ie jazz, less, cliff
  • Sight words: she, sit, his, say, then, said. If your child already recognizes these sight words ask them to practice writing them in sentences using their phonetic spelling, for ex: We r (are) on the bot (boat).

Writing:

  • Drawing, labeling, stretching out words to be able to write the beginning, ending, and middle sounds. Students should be correctly spelling sight words.
  • Every Monday we do a narrative write about our weekend. Informational and narrative writing about earth’s materials- soil, air, land, water and taking care of our resoources.

Math:

  • Decomposing within 5 (students that mastered this will work within 10) Focus on subtraction
  • Word problem Friday: learning strategies to solve word problems that are read by the teacher.

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Posted by jewager | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on February 26, 2019

Thank you all for the sweet cards and treats on Valentine’s Day. I hope that everyone had a wonderful break!

Please watch for important information and field trip permission slips to come home this week- Art Barn and a Mining in school field trip. For the Art Barn, it is my understanding that we will use the permission slips previously turned in, however we will be sending home a new lunch count and chaperone sheet so be sure to complete and return it. If you are new to our school, you will receive a permissions slip shortly.

Please have your child find a special rock that they would like to share and bring in any time this week.

Important Dates:

  • 2/26 Chick Fil A Spirit Night – 5-8pm
  • 2/26 Library- visit and check out
  • 2/28 Preview visit to the book fair
  • 3/1 Read Across America dress up Day
  • 3/1 All Pro Dads
  • 3/6 Class shopping at book fair
  • 3/7 Specials Night: 5-7 pm
  • 3/8 Rise Up
  • 3/13 early release
  • 3/15 Picture Day
  • 3/26 rescheduled Art Barn Field trip

This week we are learning:

IB Unit- How We Organize Ourselves: Rocks and Soil

ELA:

  • We will be exploring and classifying earth materials: rocks, soil, air, water using the senses. We will explore a variety of books and videos to gain more information. Some other books that we will read are: Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, A Pebble For Your Thoughts and connect our study to our work last week on kindness.
  • Science:t studying and comparing a variety of rocks and soil
  • Phonics: Review all long vowel pattern words: cvce (bossy e), ee,ea,oa etc
  • Sight words: people, then, his. (list C) if your child already recognizes these sight words ask them to practice writing them in sentences using their phonetic spelling, for ex: We r (are) on the bot (boat).

Writing:

  • Drawing, labeling, stretching out words to be able to write the beginning, ending, and middle sounds. Students should be correctly spelling sight words.
  • Every Monday we will be doing a narrative write about our weekend. In addition, we will be Informational writing about earths materials.

Math:

  • Decomposing within 5 (students that mastered this will work within 10) Focus on subtraction
  • Word problem Friday: learning strategies to solve word problems that are read by the teacher.

Help! If your child is wearing shoes that tie, make sure they know how to tie them. There are several videos with “tricks” that may help you find the perfect way that fits your child.

 

SPECIALS NIGHT

FEBRUARY 13, 2019

Ms. Harris is looking for Kindergarten and 1st Grade students who are interested in performing on March 7th at 6:45 PM for Specials Night. If your child is interested in taking part in the performance please fill out the survey below. Because the performance space is small, Ms. Harris will only be able to take a limited number of students. Performance spots will be assigned on a first come first serve basis. No after school rehearsals are required because students are learning the music during specials time.

 

You will receive a confirmation email with more details. If Ms. Harris is not able to place your student in the performance, your child will be placed on a waiting list. Please note, that filling out this survey does not guarantee your child a spot in the performance.

 

*Contact Ms. Harris at Collett.Harris@Cobbk12.org with any questions

 

https://goo.gl/forms/1b3fm8yh0DK0CMpV2

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Posted by jewager | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on January 15, 2019

Art Barn has been rescheduled to March 26th!!

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Posted by jewager | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on January 7, 2019

I hope that you all enjoyed some relaxing family time this break. I miss your children’s sweet faces and look forward to seeing them tomorrow.

Third quarter is now upon us, can you believe it?! The Teasley Attendance Team wants to reward those students who come to school on time every day. Students who have perfect attendance at the end of the quarter, ending on Friday, March 15th, will receive a free dress down day, surprise treat, and 1 entry into the end of the year drawing for a BRAND NEW BIKE! Students who have perfect attendance for the entire school year will also get to participate in an end of year celebration during the last week of school. Thank you so much for your support with getting your students to school on time every day.

Congratulations to Hayden and Carter for perfect attendance this quarter!!

We are going to be starting our 2nd semester of Kindergarten.  It is hard to believe that we are half way through the year! The 3rd and 4th quarter kindergarten standards and expectations continue to increase.  Below are some areas that we have covered and will be building on throughout the 2nd semester.

2nd Semester Academic Standards

Reading

  • Recognizing all 52 letters (upper and lower case)
  • Produce all consonant letter sounds as well as the long and short vowel sounds. This means that they recognize the letter and make the sound without support. 
  • Recognizing 50-100 sight words.  Students should be able to read words fluently.  Sounding out the word is not recognizing the word.
  • Recognize words that Rhyme and be able to create words that Rhyme.
  • Retell a story from beginning to end.  Identify the character, setting, problem and solution in a fiction story.  Identify the table of contents and main idea in a non-fiction text.
  • Reads independently Level C at the end of 3rd quarter and Level D at the end of 4th quarter. Knowing sight words is crucial to attaining these levels of reading.

Writing

  • To be able to write all the letters, upper and lower case letters accurately.
  • To write a story/sentence using spaces between words.
  • To use capital letters at the beginning of a sentence and when writing the pronoun I.
  • To recognize punctuation marks.
  • To use sight words and sound spelling accurately.
  • To understand the different genres:  Narrative Story, Informational and Opinion writing.

Math

  • Count to 100 by ones and tens
  • Recognize and write numbers to 100.
  • Can start at any number and count on
  • Understands relative positions:  above, below, next to, in front of, behind, beside
  • Addition and Subtraction word problems
  • Measurement by weight and length.

Behavior Standards

  • To be on time, unpacked and ready to go at the start of the school day.
  • To show good listening skills
  • To work together, helping and encouraging each other.
  • Show responsibility with school supplies and materials.
  • Always doing your best work.
  • To be respectful to other classrooms while in the hallway.
  • Show outstanding Teasley manners in the Cafe.January 11:  Report Cards go home*January 16:  100 Days of KindergartenJanuary 21:  MLK Day/School HolidayJanuary 25:  International Night
  • *100th day celebration! We have been counting up to the 100th day since our first day of school. Unfortunately as we began to plan for this special day we realized that it falls on January 17- the day that the kindergarten team will be out of the classroom for an IB planning day. At this point we will be celebrating on Wednesday January 16. We are asking students to decorate a plain t-shirt with 100 items for this special day. Please see the letter sent in their purple folder.
  • January 22:  Spirit Night at Murphy’s
  • January 18:  Performing Arts Day
  • January 15:   ASP Open House
  • January School Calendar

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Posted by jewager | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on December 18, 2018

Is your student interested in showing off their amazing talent on stage? Auditions for the K-1st Grade Talent Show will take place on Friday, March 22, 2018 after school. Please complete and return the permission slip to school by Friday, January 25th at 2:45 pm.

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Posted by jewager | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on December 3, 2018

Key skills and standards we are working on:

IB UNIT- HOW WE EXPRESS OURSELVES:

FAMILY TRADITIONS AND CELEBRATIONS

We had such a good time on the new turf on the primary playground !! Thank you to the Paws foundation and all of you who supported it this fall!

Important Dates:
  • 12/7- library visit
  • 12/11 Treble Tones (4thand 5th grade chorus) performances at 6:30.
  • 12/12 Pajama Day! Students can wear school appropriate pajamas for a 1$ donation.
  • 12/13 and 12/14- giving market- see information below.
  • 12/20 and 12/21 Early release
  • 12/24-1/4 Winter Break. Students return on 1/7!

 This week we are learning:

IB UNIT- WHERE WE ARE IN PLACE AND TIME:
FAMILY TRADITIONS AND CULTURES
ELA:
  • Read Aloud: This week we are reading a variety of Gingerbread Men books. We will focus on main idea, details, and comparing elements of the variety of books and cultures represented.
  • Phonics: review cvc words and identify rhyming words. Making words using the word families: -at, -ag, -ap (ex fat, cat bag, flag)
  • Sight words has, her, him, call

Writing:

  • Drawing, labeling, stretching out words to be able to write the beginning, ending, and middle sounds.
  • Every Monday we do a narrative write about our weekend. We will write about gingerbread girls and boys this week, comparing and contrasting story elements.
Math:
  • Reviewing measuring, counting, comparing numbers, and graphing using gingerbread men!
  • Word problem Friday: learning strategies to solve word problems that are read by the teacher

Giving Market

The giving market is coming soon. This is a chance for students to buy small gifts for their families. You will be receiving more information in home folders this week.- a student giving guide and giving envelope. Here is a link for volunteering to help work the giving market.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4ba9a822a6ff2-teasley40

 

A look at last week:

Sight Words:   *Students are expected to know 25 sight words by December.

If your child already recognizes these sight words ask them to practice writing them in sentences using their phonetic spelling, for ex: We r (are) on the bot (boat)

*Students should be practicing their sight words every night for a few minutes. These important words will help your child with their reading and writing.

Phonics: Focus:  reviewing letters and sounds. Making words using the word families: -at, -ag, -ap (ex fat, cat bag, flag)

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

Reading: 

Read Aloud: We will be reading books about family traditions and celebrations and sharing Family celebrations projects.

Writing:

  • Drawing, labeling, stretching out words to be able to write the beginning, ending, and middle sounds.
  • Every Monday we do a narrative write about our weekend.
  • Students will be writing to share what is unique about their families and how they celebrate.

Math:

  • Count to 100, counting on from a given number to anther number, numbers “before” and “after” a given number
  • Comparing numbers within 10: greater than, less than, equal to. We will also introduce the <, >, = symbols (we use the alligator: he faces the greater number and chomps it down. When the numbers are the same he does not know which to eat and turns into and equal sign)
  • Word problem Friday: learning strategies to solve word problems that are read by the teacher

*Continue to practice counting to 100 at home. Remember we are looking for consistency and accuracy.

*Visit & Follow Teasley PTA’s Facebook page for more school events and activities:https://www.facebook.com/TeasleyElementaryPTA/ 

Have a FABULOUS week! 

-Mrs. Wager 

 

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Posted by jewager | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on December 3, 2018

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