### Posted by jewager | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on December 10, 2019

Is your student interested in showing off their amazing talent on stage? Auditions for the K-2nd Grade Talent Show will take place on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 after school. Please complete and return the permission slip to school by Friday, January 24th at 2:45 pm.

DECEMBER 9, 2019

Class notes:

• Pajama Day is Wednesday December 11. Pajamas should be school appropriate and also suitable for playing on the playground. Students will need to bring 1\$.
• Our class holiday party will be Tuesday December 17 from 8:30-10:00. Students can wear their holiday party clothes.

Important Dates:

• 12/10: Chorus performance 6:15-8
• 12/11: Pajama Day Dress down for \$1! (5thgrade fundraiser)
• 12/12: Giving market visit: a letter was sent home with more information
• 12/12: Family Celebration projects due
• 12/17: holiday party: 8:30-10:00
• 12/19 Library
• 12/19 and 12/20 early release
• 12/23-1/3: Winter Break

IB Unit 3- Where We Are in Place and Time: Family Celebrations

ELA:

• For the next 2 weeks we will be comparing and contrasting families and family celebrations. This week we are also going to use several versions of The Gingerbread Man to compare and contrast stories: The Gingerbread ManThe Gingerbread BabyThe Gingerbread Cowboy(maybe even The Gingerbread Pirate!)
• Students will share their projects about their family celebrations on Friday December 13.
• Phonics: digraphs: ck, ph
• Sight words: List B- students should recognize 25 sight words by the end of 2ndquarter), 50 by the end of 3rd quarter and 75 by the end of the year

Writing:

• Learning how to write: draw, label, touch and retell.
• Write a sentence using sight words, spaces and punctuation

Math:

• Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as heavier and lighter.
• Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.
• Count to 100 by 1’s and 10’s
• Writing numbers 0-20 correctly.

### Posted by jewager | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on December 3, 2019

Class notes:

• Our class holiday party will be Tuesday December 17 from 8:30-10:00. A sign-up genius for volunteers to assist with station activities and for party supplies will be sent out.

Important Dates:

• 12/4: Library-check out books
• 12/10: Chorus performance 6:15-8
• 12/11: Pajama Day Dress down for \$1! (5thgrade fundraiser)
• 12/12: Giving market visit: a letter will come home with more information
• 12/17: holiday party: 8:30-10:00
• 12/19 and 12/20 early release
• 12/23-1/3: Winter Break

IB Unit 3- Where We Are in Place and Time: Families and Family Celebrations

ELA:

• For the next 2 weeks we will be comparing and contrasting families and family celebrations. This week some of our read alouds are When the Relatives Came andCarla’s Sandwich. We will also read some nonfiction texts to learn more about families. The ELA concepts of compare/contrast., main idea and supporting details will be covered
• Phonics: digraphs: ch, th, wh, sh
• Sight words: We are teaching words from List B- students should recognize 25 sight words by the end of 2ndquarter, 50 by end of Q3, and 75 by year’s end.

Writing:

• Learning how to write: draw, label, touch and retell.
• Informative writing about families and making a family tree.
• Sentence writing using sight words.

Math:

• Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.
• Count to 100 by 1’s and 10’s
• Writing numbers 0-20 correctly.

### Posted by jewager | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on December 3, 2019

Class notes:

• Our class holiday party will be Tuesday December 17 from 8:30-10:00. A sign-up genius for volunteers to assist with station activities and for party supplies will be sent out.

Important Dates:

• 12/4: Library-check out books
• 12/10: Chorus performance 6:15-8
• 12/11: Pajama Day Dress down for \$1! (5thgrade fundraiser)
• 12/12: Giving market visit: a letter will come home with more information
• 12/17: holiday party: 8:30-10:00
• 12/19 and 12/20 early release
• 12/23-1/3: Winter Break

IB Unit 3- Where We Are in Place and Time: Families and Family Celebrations

ELA:

• For the next 2 weeks we will be comparing and contrasting families and family celebrations. This week some of our read alouds are When the Relatives Came andCarla’s Sandwich. We will also read some nonfiction texts to learn more about families. The ELA concepts of compare/contrast., main idea and supporting details will be covered
• Phonics: digraphs: ch, th, wh, sh
• Sight words: We are teaching words from List B- students should recognize 25 sight words by the end of 2ndquarter, 50 by end of Q3, and 75 by year’s end.

Writing:

• Learning how to write: draw, label, touch and retell.
• Informative writing about families and making a family tree.
• Sentence writing using sight words.

Math:

• Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.
• Count to 100 by 1’s and 10’s
• Writing numbers 0-20 correctly.

### Posted by jewager | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 20, 2019

Class notes:

Look for a paper Dec 2, explaining the holiday family project. Participation is not mandatory, but the students do like to share with the class. Do not feel that this needs to be anything fancy!

• Visitors will not be allowed at lunch this week except for during our Feast Day or if given prior permission. (The Café will be a little busy!)

Important Dates

• 11/22: Dress Down Day \$1
• 11/25-11/29: Thanksgiving Break

IB Unit 6- How We Express Ourselves: Thanksgiving

ELA:

• This week we start our 3rdIB Unit, where we are in place and time: Thanksgiving by Gail Gibbons, A Plump and Perky Turkey, nonfiction texts about early pilgrims and Native Americans.
• Students will participate in a rotation through other Kindergarten classes to learn more about early American life and also why/how we celebrate Thanksgiving in the present day.
• Phonics: reviewing rhyming words, reviewing consonant sounds while blending in cvc words
• Sight words: We are working on List B– students should recognize 25 sight words by the end of 2nd quarter, 50 by the end of 3rd quarter and 75 by the end of the year.

Writing:

• Learning how to write: draw, label, touch and retell.

Math:

• Number sense numbers 0-20. Counting groups of objects to 20 in different formations, array, scatter, line, circle.
• Identifying what number come next and before, using a 100 chart.
• Comparing numbers using vocabulary: greater than/, less than/fewer, and equal to/the same.
• Count to 100
• Writing numbers 0-20 correctly.

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am very thankful for your family and your wonderful child.  I hope you and your family have a grateful week celebrating with  family and friends.

Teasley is collecting donations this week

Items for donation:

Canned goods

Boxed foods

Cereal

Pasta

Canned fruit

Canned meat

Canned tuna

Dried beans

Lentils

Rice

Powdered or Canned Milk

Peanut Butter

Olive Oil (plastic bottle)

Canola Oil (plastic bottle)

Diapers

Paper towels

Toilet paper

Toothpaste

Shampoo

Soap

Deodorant

### Posted by jewager | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 4, 2019

Week of Nov 4-8

Class notes:

• Our final project for this unit on movement will be for each child to create a vehicle that can move. We need your clean cardboard boxes (cereal, cracker, tissue etc), toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls, oatmeal/breadcrumb cylinder containers. All items need to be sent in by Thursday November 7th– thank you for helping us!
• Look for field trip permission slips this week for our in school field trip about motion- with High Touch High Tech.
• Don’t forget to go to TeasleyPTA.com and register/donate to the Tiger Trot!

Important Dates:

• 11/5: No school- teacher work day.
• 11/7: Library Visit
• 11/8: All pro dads -7 am Cafe
• 11/8: Tiger Trot : students wear class shirts and athletic bottoms – if they want. Our class will participate in the Tiger Trot during specials on Friday.
• 11/12: Spirit night- Chick fil A Cumberland Mall food court- Chorus performance
• 11/12- In school field trip- High Touch High Tech
• 11/20: Kindergarten Thanksgiving lunch in the Café: time TBD
• 11/22: Dress Down Day \$1
• 11/25-11/29: Thanksgiving Break

IB Unit 2- How the World Works: Attributes of Force and motion

ELA:

• The central idea for our unit is that movement causes change. We will continue in our Force and Motion study this week. Through our texts we will add to our motion vocabulary. The class will also compare and contrast push and pull movements using a Texts: Brain Pop Force and Motion, MotionSheep in a Jeep.
• Phonics: reviewing rhyming words, reviewing consonant sounds while blending in cvc words- cvc words are closed syllable and end in a consonant- the vowel is short. Words like be are open syllable and the “e’ is long.
• Sight words: List B- students should recognize 25 sight words by the end of 2ndquarter)  This weeks words: on, so, we, but, like, in

Writing:

• Learning how to write: draw, label, touch and retell.
• Writing information: “how to”

Math:

• Number sense numbers 0-20. Counting groups of objects to 20 in different formations, array, scatter, line, circle.
• Identifying what number come next and before, using a 100 chart.
• Comparing groups of objects and numbers using vocabulary: greater than/, less than/fewer, and equal to/the same.
• Count to 100

Have a great week!

### Posted by jewager | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 15, 2019

Congratulations to Gavin, Jai and Tsahai for having perfect attendance the first quarter!!!

CLASS NOTES:

As the weather gets cooler, please be sure to put your child’s name in any jackets or sweaters.

FALL CONFERENCES: October 14-18th Conference week is also EARLY RELEASE week. No lunch visitors are allowed this week.

MARIETTA SQUARE FIELD TRIP: Thursday, October 24th – Our first field trip will be to the Marietta square to visit the Community Helpers at the Fire Station and Police Station on 10/24  from around 9:15 to 1.

*Parents may join us but you will need to meet us there. Permission forms were sent home this week!

PUMPKIN WEEK: October 28 – Nov 1 – Students are asked to bring a pumpkin to school… (any shape OR size), but your child needs to be able to carry it to class without assistance. Pumpkins can be sent in anytime before that week.

FALL CRAFT DAY: Wednesday, October 31st. 8:30am. -9:45 am. Our homeroom moms have created a signup genius for supplies and volunteers. You must be signed up as a volunteer to run a station in order to attend.

This week we are learning:

This week is Fire Safety Week! Do you have a Fire Safety Plan for your home?….It is a good time to talk with your child about your fire safety plan.

IB UNIT 2- HOW THE WORLD WORKS: MOVEMENT (VEHICLES, ANIMALS)

ELA:

• Phonics:  We are working on blending sounds together to make simple CVC words.
• Sight Words: Our focus will shift from letters and sounds to sight words.  Sight words are important to learn in order to read more fluently and will help in comprehension.  Please help your child practice these words at home.
• Spiders (information for writing too!)

Writing:

• Informative writing: Students will learn all about informative writing.  Key words that will be introduced:  Know, first, then, next and finally.

Math:

Numeracy:  Recognizing numbers and number words to 20.  Investing ways to make any given number (to 20) in a variety of ways.  Counting groups if a variety of formats. ( a line, a circle, a square or a scatter array)

Counting:  Continue to count to 100 with no errors.

Important Dates/ Upcoming Events

Friday, 10/18: Library visit and check out

10/14-10/18: Conference week, 12:20 dismissal

10/21-10/25: PUMPKIN WEEK

10/31: Fall Craft Day

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

-Mrs. Wager

### Posted by jewager | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 27, 2019

PERFECT ATTENDANCE ANNOUNCEMENT

Special message from Teasley’s Attendance Committee:

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! We are over halfway through with quarter 1, 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 first 9 weeks, ending on Friday, October 11th, will receive a free dress down day on October 17th, a surprise treat, and 1 entry into the end of the year drawing for a BRAND NEW BIKE! Thank you so much for your support with getting your students to school on time every day!

WEEK OF 9/16 – 9/20 IN KINDERGARTEN

I hope you are having a wonderful week so far.

Thank you everyone for your support in our school’s donation drive to help those affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas! The response was AMAZING! Thank you!!

CLASS NOTES:

CAREER DAY: Teasley’s annual Career Day will be held on Friday, October 18, 2019 from 8:30-11:30. During this day we would like to give our students the opportunity to explore a variety of careers and learn how education is connected to a successful future.If you or someone you know will be able to join us on Career Day, please complete the form and return by Friday, October 4, 2019.

Please contact Teasley Counselors with any questions; Corinna Oliver (Corinna.Oliver@cobbk12.org) 770-437-5945 ext.229 & Sherise Harris (Sherise. Harris @cobbk12.org) 770-437-5945 ext. 230.

CALLING ALL MYSTERY READERS: If you would like to be a mystery reader in our classroom, please follow the link and sign-up for a date that works best for you https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C044FABA92DA3F58-mrs  We are excited to have you join us and look forward to seeing you soon!

Our line of inquiry for the week ending Sept 14 was: American Symbols– (United States Flag, Georgia Flag, Pledge of Allegiance). We focused on a variety of symbols to investigate what a symbol is and why we use them. We ended our week by going on a hunt for symbols that represent our school, state, and country.

Last week we learned:

IB UNIT- WHO WE ARE: ALL ABOUT ME AND MY COMMUNITY: HOW CAN COMMUNITY MEMBERS GET ALONG? (FEELINGS)

ELA:

• Texts that explored emotions while also expanding our vocabulary about feelings. We will also explore colors and how they can represent our feelings.
• Phonics: 3 letters can be used to make words: short vowel cvc words (cub, rib, ham, rod).
• WRITING:
• Learning how to write: draw, label, touch and retell.
• Students will write about their feelings. We will create an anchor chart of feeling words (ex: happy, excited, joyful, merry)

MATH:

• Number sense numbers 0-10
• Identifying what number come next and before, using a 100 chart.
• Count to 50
• Describe, identify, sort by common characteristics: 2 D shapes: circle, square, triangle, rectangle, oval, hexagon. We are comparing by number of sides, vertices, types of line (straight, curved), size and color.

Important Dates/ Upcoming Events

October 14-18: CONFERENCE WEEK (12:30 dismissal)

A sign up genius will be sent by email on Monday between 2:45 – 3 pm for you to sign up for a conference. If you need a specific day or time, please sign up immediately as slots fill quickly.

Please let me know if you have questions. I hope you are having a SAFE & HAPPY fall break.

See you soon!

-Mrs. Wager

### Posted by jewager | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 5, 2019

Class News This Week Sept 3-6

CLASS DOJO: This week we are trying out class dojo for positive reinforcement and parent communication. Once we get used to how it works, we will invite parents to join. This will give you insight into their day and allow you to discuss their behavior with them. So far the kids response to Dojo is very positive.

BACK TO FOOTBALL FRIDAY: FRIDAY, 9/6 Students are encouraged to wear their favorite FOOTBALL JERSEY and SHIRTS to school while they participate in various football related activities during their specials time.

MEDIA CENTER: We will visit the Media Center on THURSDAY, 9/5. Please make sure library books are in backpacks ready to be returned. Thanks for your help.

GUEST READERS: Signup Genius COMING SOON!  -We are looking forward to having you share your child’s favorite stories with our class.

This week we are learning:

IB Unit- Who We Are: Community Workers: Goods and Services; Wants and Needs

ELA:

• Pizza at SallysWhose Hats Are These?If You Give a Mouse a Cookie: retelling a story, identify character and setting, also learning about goods and services, needs and wants.
• Phonics: letter/sound recognition J, H, G,
• Sight words: and, at, or

Writing:

• Learning how to write: draw, label, touch and retell.
• Students will visualize what they want to tell about, then draw and write, we will also practice editing (looking at our work the next day and making changes to tell more)

Math:

• Number sense numbers 0-10
• Count to tell what number comes next and before using a 100’s chart
• Count to 100 (fluently)
• Number Talks (subitizing to 5 with dot cards)

Important Dates/ Upcoming Events

Friday, 9/6:  Back to Football Friday

9/23-9/27: Fall Break =NO SCHOOL=

### Posted by jewager | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on August 19, 2019

CLASS NOTES:

Wishlist Items:  We are in need of a few items for our classroom. Please consider donating if you can.

• *Goldfish crackers
• *Pretzels
• Lysol Disinfectant Spray

*Goldfish crackers and pretzels are good snacks to have when students need them. Thank you all so very much for your generous back-to-school donations! I truly appreciate all of your contributions.

PURPLE FOLDERS: Please check your child’s purple folder, remove papers on the “KEEP AT HOME” side, and return it daily. This folder is our means of communication back and forth and will ensure important forms and notes are not lost.

ABSENCES: If your child is absent for any reason remember to send in a note when they return. You may also submit your note online to: Teasleynotes@gmail.com- this will go directly to Mrs. Joy, our attendance clerk.

GUIDANCE: We will have our first Guidance lesson with our Counselor Mrs. Oliver next Tuesday. Mrs. Oliver will visit our class biweekly to teach special lessons that will help our students be the best versions of themselves. (example of topics: Being a good listener, treating others fairly, using good manners,…etc.)

MEDIA CENTER: We will visit the Media Center on WEDNESDAY 8/21. Please make sure library books are in backpacks ready to be returned. Thanks for your help.

MYSTERY READERS: Signup Genius COMING SOON!  -We are looking forward to having you share your child’s favorite stories with our class.

BEHAVIOR REWARDS: We have added rewards for your child to earn such as computer/ipad time, stuffed animals and choosing a classroom job. It seems to be very motivating!!

This week we are learning:

IB Unit- Who We Are: Our School Community

ELA:

• Read Aloud: Clark The SharkHow do Dinosaurs Go To SchoolHow To Fill A Bucket. Power Point of Teasley workers for an inquiry into school workers.
• Fiction / Non-fiction texts.
• Fiction Literary Elements: character, setting, problem/solution
• Phonics: letter/sound recognition, handwriting Ii, Hh, Uu, Cc, Bb
• Sight words: I, a, are, see, is, can, you

Writing:

• How to be a 3 Star Writer! -We will be writing about our school community; the library, the cafeteria, and recess.

Math:

• Number sense numbers 0-5
• Count to 100 (fluently)

Important Dates/ Upcoming Events

Tuesday, 8/20- Teasley Spirit Night: Wing Factory 5-8pm

Wednesday, 8/21-Media Center Visit -Please make sure library books are in backpacks ready to be returned.