End of the year fun

I can not believe that I am writing our classes final post. It has been a wonderful, but too fast, year. I hope that you all have enjoyed the long weekend and are on your way to “summer mode”. Thank you for entrusting your children to us this year!

 

We had a great last few days together: bubbles and chalk, reading outside, watermelon eating and seed spitting, final time on the playground, and some last group hugs!

May 19

 

We had 3 music super heroes this week! Girl Power!

IB Communicator!

Our first Teasley Kindergarten holiday celebration picnic was a success!

Important Dates:

  • 5/20- Bring bubbles and chalk (leftovers will not be returned)
  • 5/21 and 5/22 early release- 2 hours early
  • 5/21- Sunglasses. Class t, favorite book to read (apply sunscreen at home)
  • 5/22- Students should not bring backpacks to school, lunches should be in disposable containers.

May 12- Important end of the year dates

Class Notes:

  • Thank you to our room moms for supplying the items needed for our last week of school!
  • Awards Day is on Tuesday May 14- it is from 9:10-9:40. With such a short time, we will begin at 9:10 so plan to arrive in enough time to park. 1st grade parents should be leaving before we begin but parking will be tight!
  • SSKG3 State the street address, city, state, and country in which the student lives: many students have already mastered this standard- let’s make it 100%

Important Dates:

  • 5/14- Awards program
  • 5/15 Last library visit and all books need to be returned!
  • 5/17- Kindergarten picnic to celebrate finishing our “Holiday” unit with Memorial Day and the 4th of July. Students can either bring a lunch or buy a bagged lunch from the Café. They may wear red/white/blue solid or patriotic shirts with uniform bottoms.
  • 5/20- Bring bubbles and chalk (leftovers will not be returned)
  • 5/21 and 5/22 early release
  • 5/21- Sunglasses. Class t, favorite book to read (apply sunscreen at home)
  • 5/22- Students should not bring backpacks to school, lunches should be in disposable containers.

 

This week we are learning:

IB Unit- How We Express Ourselves- Memorial Day, 4th of July

ELA:

  • Learning about Memorial Day and the 4th of July: what the holidays represent, how we celebrate them
  • Sight words: there, were, which, word – We have made it to 100 words! (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)

  • Show and tell: last one! Student choice

Writing:

  • Writing: post writing: informational, narrative, opinion. Writing about our holidays, completing a Kindergarten book

Math:

  • Review

Field Day

We had an amazing day today! Our class had fun and showed great sportsmanship. We even got compliments from parents working the stations about our class behavior. Your kiddos should be very tired- I know Mrs. Doran and I are!

 

May 5

exciting art

Releasing ladybugs into our garden

Class Notes:

  • Field Day: Kindergarten field day is Wednesday May 8. Students can wear athletic shorts (school appropriate) and should wear sneakers. Sunscreen needs to be applied at home and students may bring a lunch or buy a sack lunch at school. There may be water games so it is a good idea to send in another set of uniform clothes.
  • SSKG3 State the street address, city, state, and country in which the student lives: many students have already mastered this standard- let’s make it 100%

Important Dates:

  • 5/7- Last trip to the library to check out books!
  • 5/8 Field Day: due to space constraints, parents are only invited to come to Field Day if they are volunteering
  • 5/14 Kindergarten Awards Day- 9:10-9:40- in our classroom.
  • 5/17- Kindergarten picnic to celebrate finishing our “Holiday” unit with Memorial Day and the 4th of July.

This week we are learning:

IB Unit- Sharing Our Planet: Habitat and animals of the rain forest.

ELA:

  • We will be researching rain forest habitats and each choose and animal for further research.
  • Dramatic play Center: Teasley Vet
  • Phonics: review of suffixes
  • Sight words: make, which, into (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)

  • Show and tell: animals

Writing:

  • Writing about an animal in the rain forest: student choice.

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.

 

 

April 28

Class Notes:

  • If your child does not have a pair of headphones at school please get them some. My extras in the classroom are almost all broken. If a child does not have headphones, they won’t be able to use the Ipads or class computers. We will be using a new online resource called Freckle that provides differentiated practice for students in ELA and Math and students do need headphones. Cobb County is providing Freckle to Teasley and several schools to pilot at the end of the year.

Important Dates:

  • 4/30 Wades Spirit night 5pm
  • 5/1 Library and check out
  • 5/3 Show and tell – animals
  • 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.
  • 5/14 Kindergarten Awards Day- 9:10-9:40

 

This week we are learning:

IB Unit- Sharing Our Planet: Animals and their habitat

ELA:

  • We will be researching a variety of habitats and deciding as a class which to do a deeper research dive in to the next few weeks.
  • Dramatic play Center: Teasley Vet
  • Phonics: review of suffixes
  • Sight words: what, could, have (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)
  • Show and tell: animals

Writing:

  • Earth Day: how can we help
  • Spiders and insects, Eric Carle Book Study writing

Math:

  • Comparing measureable objects, how much more?
  • 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.

Smith Gilbert Garden

We had a great trip to the Smith Gilbert gardens, thank you to all our parent chaperones. One of the docents told us that she was so impressed with the behavior of Teasley Kindergarteners. We saw a variety of gardens including a Bonsai garden (trees in the containers- if you ask your kids). Two koi ponds including one with a huge fish named Gus and we learned that koi can live 200 years, but most are 35!  We were even  able to fit in a picnic.

Earth Day

Before

After

 

For earth day we talked about ways we help and hurt the earth. We decided to clean out one of the gardens below our class window. We are going to plant some seeds after this. From their reactions, I don’t think many had seen real roots before- we even found some radishes and lettuce hiding in the garden. The class worked hard and had fun!

 

April 21

Happy Easter!

1st graders came to our class to share about first grade and answer questions (yes they have snack!)

 

Our IB learner profile of the month : Knowledgeable.

We got to spend some time with Mrs. J’s pet bunny Bugsby.

                                                  

Indoor egg hunts are still fun! Students found 18 eggs, counted, sorted, graphed and then built towers with them.

 

Class Notes:

  • Please remember to send in a small snack each day if you wish your child to have one.
  • If your child does not have a pair of headphones at school please get them some. My extras in the classroom are almost all broken. If a child does not have headphones they won’t be able to use the Ipads or class computers.

Important Dates:

  • 4/23 Library and check out
  • 4/25 Field Trip to Smith Gilbert Gardens- wear class shirts and bring lunches in disposable bags if your child is not buying from the café.
  • 4/26 Show and tell – insects and spiders
  • 4/26 Last All Pro Dad’s
  • 4/26 School tour: 8:15
  • 4/29 Teacher appreciation
  • 4/30 Wades Spirit night 5pm
  • 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.
  • 5/14 Kindergarten Awards Day- 9:10-9:40

 

This week we are learning:

IB Unit- Sharing Our Planet: Animals: insects and spiders

ELA:

  • Insssects and Spiders in fiction and non fiction,,, compare and contrast, features of spiders and insects
  • Dramatic play Center: Teasley Vet
  • Phonics: study of suffixes : review -s,-es, -ed,-ing;
  • Sight words: would, water, way (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)

  • Show and tell: insects, spiders (not real J)

Writing:

  • Earth Day: how can we help
  • Spiders and insects, Eric Carle Book Study writing

Math:

  • Review 2D and 3 D shape: distinguish flat and solid, compare 2D and # D shapes using sides, vertexes, similarities, compose an animal out of 2D shapes
  • 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.