November 25

Class Notes:

  • Welcome back and I hope that everyone enjoyed their holiday time.
  • Just a reminder that even though the weather is colder we will go outside for recess whenever possible, so please make sure to send your student in appropriate clothing.  They can also bring gloves and hats.
  • Family project: see my last post for instructions if you want your child to participate. Reminder: this does not need to be anything fancy, just a way for your child to share a family tradition with our class.
  • 4 weeks until the end of quarter 2!

       

Congratulations to our IB Inquirer of the month who also had a birthday!

    

Mystery reader

After learning about Native Americans

So happy to be outside after 4 days of rain!!

Learning Lab Challenge

Important Dates:

  • 11/28: Library Visit
  • Family celebration projects due this week- any day through Friday
  • 11/30-Show and Tell: using the letters w or y  (either something you would find in the water or something you actually found in your yard – or outside)

This week we are learning:

IB Unit- How We Express Ourselves: Thanksgiving

ELA:

  • Read Aloud: We will be reading books about family traditions and celebrations The Relatives Came, Everyone Eats Rice. Sharing Family celebrations projects.
  • Phonics: reviewing letters and sounds. CVC words, review w and v, also open and closed syllable words. Cat is a closed syllable word ending with the consonant t and the middle letter. Vowel uses its short sounds. Go is an open syllable word, it ends with a long vowel.
  • Sight words: by, day, did. (we are moving on to the B list)– 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 the words on list a by the end of this quarter.

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 makes them unique and what is unique about their families.

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

 

 

 

 

 

November 16

Mrs. Doran and I want to wish all of our families a very happy Thanksgiving. We enjoyed seeing all of you who were able to join us at our Thanksgiving Feast. I am including a copy of our Family Celebration choice board. This project is optional, but the students do enjoy having the opportunity to share in front of the class.

 

Family Celebrations

Dear Families,

We are learning about family traditions and customs but we need your help! If you would like your child to participate, please choose one of the below options to exhibit your favorite family celebration (holiday, birthday, summer vacation, etc-something you do every year). Please send these to school sometime during the week of November 26.

Draw a picture of you and your family during your celebration. Bring in a picture from your favorite celebration with your family. Bring in a memorable item that is used in your family’s celebration.
Make a poster sharing about your family celebration: pictures etc Bring in family game you play during your favorite celebration. Bring in a change of clothes to show us how you dress for your family celebration.
Bring in a favorite gift from a previous family celebration. Be the teacher! Teach us about your favorite celebration. Choice project. If you have an idea or inspiration on how to present your family celebration, bring in whatever you choose!

 

Thanksgiving Feast

November 11

Parents: I hope that everyone has seen my email update about our field trip tomorrow. We had hoped that the weather would improve but since it has not we will look for a time to reschedule. We will let you know just as soon as we have a new date. Students should wear regular Teasley uniform tomorrow.

 

Music Class

      

Tiger Trot! What a fun day, thank you all for your support of the Tiger Trot and Teasley.

Thanks to Mrs. Doran for working with our students to complete our Cornucopia of thankfulness.

Important Dates:

  • Book fair: 11/12-11/16
  • Thanksgiving Feast 11/13 from 12:40-1:20. We look forward to seeing you there. Be sure to arrive in enough time to pay and sign in.
  • 11/14 Class visit to book fair- but we can take them any day that you send their money)
  • 11/16 Show and tell: student choice
  • 11/16 Dress Down Day 1$
  • 11/19-11/22- Thanksgiving Break

This week we are learning:

IB Unit- How We Express Ourselves: Thanksgiving
ELA
  • Read Aloud: We will be reading books about Thanksgiving traditions and celebrations from the past and present. On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday we will be rotating among other kindergarten classes as each teacher shares information and a craft about our celebration of Thanksgiving.
  • Phonics: reviewing letters and sounds. Making words using the word families: -at, -ag, -ap (ex fat, cat bag, flag)
  • Sight words as, be, all, long (we are moving on to the B list)– 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.
  • Every Monday we do a narrative write about our weekend. We are working on adding details to our writing. Informational writing: Turkeys
Math:
  • Count to 100, counting on from a given number to anther number, numbers “before” and “after” a given number
  • Sorting groups of objects and comparing: less, more, equal and by how many. Ex. sorting objects by color- which group has the most and how many more do they have. How can we tell? Matching objects in one to one correspondence.
  • Word problem Friday: learning strategies to solve word problems that are read by the teacher

November 5

Class Announcements

  • Thanks to our room moms for planning a fun day on Wednesday and thanks to all of you who donated supplies and/or came to help.

  • We have a time for our Thanksgiving Feast. We will eat on Tuesday November 13 from 12:40-1:20. The cafe is sending out invitations tomorrow and ask that you return them no later than  Wednesday, everyone is welcome to come!

  • Tiger Trot will be on Friday 11/9. Kindergarten will participate from 10:00-10:50 during our specials time. Please have you child wear their class t shirt- they do not have to wear uniform pants but can wear athletic wear (remember school appropriate) and should wear sneakers.

  • As part of our study of  past and present, I would love if you could send in a baby picture of your student sometime this week. We will share them and try to guess who they are. This will be part of our discussion of time and how things change over time.

Fall Craft Day

 

Movement Creation Time

Tiger Paw Drawing Winner

Another Music Superstar

Identifying Teen Numbers in Spanish Class

 

Important Dates:

  • 11/6 Teacher Professional Development- no school for students

  • 11/7 Library

  • 11/8- we will go to the book fair just to preview the books. The book fair will be open during the Thanksgiving Feast and we will also visit as a class.

  • 11/9 Show and Tell- something beginning with a q, x, w

  • 11/9- Tiger Trot!

  • 11/12 Field Trip to the Art Barn

  • 11/16 Dress Down Day 1$

  • 11/19-11/22- Thanksgiving Break

This week we are learning:

IB Unit- Where We are In Place and Time: Past and Present

  • Read Aloud: We will be reading a variety of books that will help us compare how we live now with how people lived in the past, particularly schools then and now. We will also be learning about why we celebrate Veterans Day. Your children will see some “artifacts” from the past on Monday and Wednesday; ask them about them! (think typewriter, original cell phone, rotary dial phone…)

  • Phonics: reviewing q (qu and u are best friends and are always together), x (kicking snake sound- x is a /k/ sound followed by a /s/, z (zipper pretend to zip a coat), practice blending words using these specific letters.

  • Sight words will, first (we are moving on to the B list)– 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.

  • Every Monday we do a narrative write about our weekend. We are working on adding details to our writing. Informational writing: Past and Present: A timeline of me. Also, What is a hero? to coincide with Veterans Day.

Math:

  • Count to 100, counting on from a given number to anther number, numbers “before” and “after” a given number

  • Classify, sort, and compare. Graphing

  • Word problem Friday: learning strategies to solve word problems that are read by the teacher