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:


“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!”


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!


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.


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)



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.


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


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.

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