# September 29

#### Mystery Reader: here is the sign up if you would like to come in:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4fabab23a5f85-mystery

#### Important Dates:

• Conference Week: a sign up genius will be emailed to you on Monday between 2:45-3:00. I have offered a variety of times, but please let me know if you experience difficulty signing up for a time that works for you.
• 10/3- Lightbulb Lab
• 10/4- Library
• 10/4- Publix Math Night
• 10/5- Show and Tell- any animal – stuffed, plastic, etc (not real- lol)
• 10/5- All Pro Dads 7am
• 10/31- Fall Craft Day 8:30-10, you will receive a sign up genius for this
• Thanksgiving Feast: I know this is not for a while but I wanted you to get it on your calendar. Kindergarten will enjoy their Thanksgiving Feast at lunch on Tuesday 11/13- time to be announced: parents are invited to attend.
##### This week we are learning:

IB Unit- How the World Works: animal movement and animal families

• Read Aloud: Are You My Mother?, Is Your Mama a Llama?, Move, Hop, Bunny
• We will be looking for details in our read -alouds to support the main ideas : animal parents and babies are similar, and animals move. We will also compare and sort animals based on physical characteristics and movement.
• Phonics: reviewing all letters and sounds, blending cvc words (ie: sit: /s/ /i/ /t/)
• Sight words do, you, an, can– 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 sound them out.
• Narrative writing using details

Math:

• Count to 100, counting on from a given number to another number, numbers “before” and “after” a given number
• Inquiry into3 D shapes: naming common 3D shapes: cone cylinder, sphere, cube. Recognizing the 2D shapes that make up their faces.
• Word problem Friday: learning strategies to solve word problems that are read by the teacher

# Career Day

Teasley’s  Career Day is on Friday October 19, 2018.

We’re looking for energetic presenters from a broad range of careers.  If you or someone you know will be able to join us on Career Day, please fill out the form that was sent home and return it to school OR email the information to us at the email addresses below by October 1st, 2018. You will be contacted shortly after with details and a schedule.  Thank you!

Teasley School Counselors

Corinna Oliver (Corinna.Oliver@cobbk12.org)  770-437-5945 ext.-229

Sherise Harris  (Sherise.Harris @cobbk12.org)  770-437-5945 ext. 230

We are also looking for volunteers who would like to help us with Career Day Support.  If you would like to help, but don’t want to present, we can still use your help. Support people can use the Sign-up Genius below:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E094EAEAF2BA5F49-teasley

# September 16

#### Class Notes:

• Lost and Found is full.  If your child is missing a sweater, jacket, lunch box, water bottle, or other item, please remind them to check lost and found.  All items will be donated to a local charity over Fall Break.
• Tiger Reading Challenge: The due date for entering minutes for September is October 1. If you don’t already know your students ID number I will write it on their home folder with their Raz Kids Log-in, on Monday. The passwords for all accounts is read.
• Class needs: your old magazines (kids magazines, National Geographic, Southern Living types of magazines- appropriate for a K class!)

Many parents are having trouble signing in to Biblionasium to log minutes for the Tiger Reading Challenge.

• The Biblionasium/Destiny login is:

-Username: student number (in purple folders)

Here is the link to the platform: https://www.biblionasium.com/#tab/content-back-to-school

Once you are there click on “Login with DESTINY at the top of the screen. Enter your student’s student ID number as their username and read as their password.

#### Important Dates:

• 9/19- visit library
• Show and Tell- Friday- using Qq, Xx ,Zz,
• 9/21- Dress Down Day 1\$ (students do not have to wear uniform clothing today if they bring 1\$, clothing must still be school appropriate)
• Fall Break 9/23-27
• 10/4 Publix Math night- 5pm

#### This week we are learning:

IB Unit- Who We Are: All about Me: Emotions/colors. This is our last week in our first IB Unit.

##### ELA:
• Read Aloud: The Invisible Boy, The Girl Who Thought In Pictures, a variety of books about colors.
• Phonics: letter/sound identification- Qq, Xx, Zz
• Sight words: up, at, see, he
##### Writing:
• Focus: stretching our writing by using color words
##### Math:
• Shapes: focus on 2D shapes, identifying, classify, comparing, finding 2 D shapes in real life, building a 2D shape playground on Friday
• Count to 100
• Continue practice counting on, before and after
• Word problem Friday: learning strategies to solve word problems that are read by the teacher

# September 9

#### Class Notes:

• Last week a letter came home inviting you to sign up for a SeeSaw Account to enable you to view videos and work that your child has done. I use this to share with our families on standards that we are working on in the classroom. If you can not find the information sheet and would like to join (its free) please let me know. Most students already have 4 items saved in their online journals!

#### Important Dates:

• 9/11- Spirit Night at Willies- 5 pm
• 9/12- Library (try to remember to return books on this day)
• 9/12 Lightbulb Lab
• 9/14- Show and Tell ( Kk, Yy, Vv sounds) They did a great job with this last week!

#### This week we are learning:

IB Unit- Who We Are: All about Me and My American Community

ELA:

• Read Aloud: Pete The Cat. I Love My White Shoes, Brown Bear, to study color words
• We will read about American Symbols: Identify and compare and contrast The United States and Georgia Flags. Learn about the Pledge of Allegiance, read The Pledge of Allegiance
• Phonics: letter/sound identification- Kk, Yy, Vv
• Sight words: it, and – 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 sound them out. Using color words as we write about the United State and Georgia Flag. We always write about our weekend in our journals on Monday.

Math:

• Count to 100, counting on from a given number to anther number, numbers “before” and “after” a given number
• Inquiry into 2D and 3D shapes: beginning to learn about shapes as we explore their similarities and differences.
• Word problem Friday: learning strategies to solve word problems that are read by the teacher

# Tiger Challenge

The Tiger Reading Challenge has started! The September challenge for ALL students is to read 600 minutes this month. You have until October 1, 2018 to log minutes into Biblionasium. (Late minutes WILL NOT COUNT. Make sure you submit them on time.) Read books, magazines, newspapers, RAZ kids, the cereal box at breakfast – ANYTHING. Just read. Exercise your brain. Read more about the challenge and watch some videos about Biblionasium on the Tiger Reading Program Page.

Good LUCK!

Amy Crosby, Librarian

Teasley Elementary

# September 3

#### Class Needs:

Our next IB Unit (October) will cover motion and we will begin it with a STEM challenge to create something that moves. We are asking you to send in any clean and empty recyclable materials (for ex: regular or mini water bottles, small boxes such as cookie or cracker boxes, paper towel and toilet paper rolls). Also rolls of masking tape for construction purposes! Please send these in as you collect them- Thanks!

#### Important Dates:

• 9/5- Library (try to remember to return books on this day)
• 9/7- Show and Tell ( Ww, Ll, Jj sounds)
• 9/7- Back To Football Friday- Students may wear their favorite NFL team gear. There are still a few spots for volunteers while Kindergarten is out on the field (during our Specials time from 10-10:50)

https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2419920/false#/invitation

• 9/7- Family Fun Night at Teasley from 5-7 pm
• 9/11- Spirit Night at Willies- 5 pm
• Friday September 14- class shirt money due

This week we are learning:

#### IB Unit- Who We Are: All about Me: Community Workers

ELA:

• Read Aloud: Pigeon Wants A Puppy, Pigeon Needs A Bath, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.
• We will be using these books as we discuss Labor Day and “wants/needs”
• We will read about Labor Day and learn about Teasley Community Workers
• Phonics: letter/sound identification- Ww, Ll, Jj
• Sight words: on, in, so, we – 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:

• Practicing labeling drawings by labeling pictures of community helpers. Write about a job that they might want to have when they grow up. This is a great time for you to share with your child the kinds of jobs that the adults in your family have (or have had).

Math:

• Continued practice with number 0-10: focusing on numbers that come before and after a given number (you can talk at home about things that you do before and after: bedtime, dinner etc), also counting on from a given number that is not 1 (1-20)
• Count to 100
• Word problem Friday: learning strategies to solve word problems that are read by the teacher