Holiday Celebrations

I hope that you all are enjoying some relaxing family time this break. Not to worry you still have another week left! Mrs. Doran and I want to thank you all for the lovely class gift baskets and for all of your individual cards, treats, and gift cards. We feel incredibly blessed by your support. Looking over these smiling faces I miss our sweet class and look forward to seeing them on Monday January 7.
Class notes: I will post again before school starts back but I wanted to give you all a heads up on a few things.
  • We have cleaned the class from top to bottom and the students have cleaned out their pencil boxes and added their new crayons and pencils, we are hoping to start 2019 healthy and germ free! This is a great time for you to wash backpacks, jackets, and lunch boxes!
  • 100th day celebration! We have been counting up to the 100th day since our first day of school. Unfortunately as we began to plan for this special day we realized that it falls on January 17- the day that the kindergarten team will be out of the classroom for an IB planning day. At this point we will be celebrating on Wednesday January 16. We are asking students to decorate a plain t  shirt with 100 items for this special day . Please see the attached letter for information on the header of this blog.
  • Flexible seating: Kindergarten by its very nature is a flexible seating classroom. I am exploring the use of sensory cushions for student use on the carpet or in their seats. If you feel that this might help your child’s focus you may send one in. This will be their personal cushion that they can keep in their cubby when not using. If students bring in a cushion there may be times that I ask them to put their cushion away if it becomes a distraction or plaything. Sometimes this happens as they get used to using it. I have posted an example under “flexible seating” a the top of this page.
  • Glue Sticks: Please send in one multi pack of glue sticks, if you are able. Many glue sticks were used between the Thanksgiving and Christmas craft season!

 

 

Gingerbread house assembling and decorating- special thanks to Mrs. Doran’s mom for the extra hands.

Happy Grinch Day!

Congratulations to our “Principled” IB learner of the month.

Santa visited Teasley Kindergarten- what a great start to our holiday party!

Thank you to all those who donated to our holiday party and also to those who came to help. We had a wonderful time with games, crafts, and decorating cookies (also a little photo booth time).

 

December 16

P.E. had to be held in the Cafe due to the Giving Market.

We had Postman Mr. Cutno come and pick up our letters to Santa.

Holiday Party: Please sign up if you have not already and are able to, we will need items sent in by Tuesday, thank you!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0548a5ae2fabfd0-mrs
Important Dates:
  • 12/18- Grinch day- wear a green or white shirt (if you have one) with regular Teasley bottoms
  • 12/18- Library to return books and complete a technology project
  • 12/18- Gingerbread Houses
  • 12/19- Class party from 12:45-1:45- please be sure to send in anything that you have signed up to provide. We will also have a special visitor just before the party. A letter came home on Friday about this- please let me know if you do not want your child to participate.
  • 12/20 and 12/21- early release days
  • 12/21- Dress Down Day 1$
  • 12/21- no show and tell
  • 12/21- Polar Express morning with hot chocolate and popcorn.
This week we are learning:
IB Unit- How We Express Ourselves: Christmas
  • This week we will be reviewing and assessing for the end of the quarter. Report Cards will go home January 11.
  • We will be reviewing our math and ela concepts using holiday themes such as the Grinch, Polar Express, and reindeers.
  • Digraphs from last week will be reviewed: th, ch, sh, ck, ph, wh

 

December 9

Important Dates:

  • 12/11 Treble Tones (4th and 5th grade chorus) performances at 6:30.
  • 12/12- Pajama Day! Bring 1$ (give to classroom teacher) to wear school appropriate pajamas and support the 5th grade fundraiser.
  • 12/14- Library
  • 12/14- Visit the Giving Market
  • 12/14- no show and tell this week
  • 12/19 Class holiday party- more information to follow this week.
  • 12/20 and 12/21 Early release
  • 12/24-1/4 Winter Break. Students return on 1/7!

 This week we are learning:

IB Unit- How We Express Ourselves: Christmas around the World

  • This week we will be rotating through 5 classes to learn about and compare Christmas holiday traditions in the United States, Italy, Holland, France, and Mexico.
  • Phonics: diagraph sounds of sh, th, wh, ph, ck, ch
  • Sight words him, made (we will be moving on to list C after the break)– 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 will write a thank you letter to Santa, and write to share about the countries we visit.

Math:

  • Reviewing measuring, counting, comparing numbers, and graphing using Christmas trees
  • Word problem Friday: learning strategies to solve word problems that are read by the teacher

 

 

 

Friday Dress to Support Atlanta United

Dear Parents,

What a great time to be in Atlanta this weekend! Our very own professional soccer team, Atlanta United, has qualified for the Major League Soccer (MLS) Cup!  What is the MLS cup?  This is the equivalent of the Super Bowl for soccer, and the first time Atlanta United has qualified, which is impressive for a two year old team.

Friday (12/7) is our Atlanta United Spirit Day!   Please have your child wear their Atlanta United gear, red shirt, gold shirt, or black shirt. Students still need to wear their standard attire bottoms. We want to rep our hometown team!

United & Conquer!

 

Science Fair

Teasley’s SCIENCE FAIR is coming…

Friday, January 25, 2018

(Projects are due Wednesday, January 23, 2018)

 

Submit your very own science fair project to the Teasley Science Fair! This will be a competitive event, and there will be judges and prizes. Projects will be judged on Friday, January 25th  and will be displayed in the Media Center for several weeks. Six top-place science fair winners will be accepted to the Cobb-Paulding District Science Fair.  Winners will be notified by the Science Fair Coordinators. The district elementary fair will occur on February 9th, 2018 at Lovinggood Middle School. ​

 

If you are interested in participating in the science fair, please sign and return the registration slip that went home last week to

Mrs. Jean (3-5) or Mr. Bailey (K-2)

by December 14th . Students will then be given a packet with additional information.

 

December 2

 

We had such a good time on the new turf on the primary playground (the yellow leaves to throw around were just a bonus!). Thank you to the Paws foundation and all of you who supported it this fall!

Important Dates:
  • 12/5- library visit
  • 12/7 Show and tell: student choice
  • 12/11 Treble Tones (4th and 5th grade chorus) performances at 6:30.
  • 12/12 Pajama Day! Students can wear school appropriate pajamas for a 1$ donation.
  • 12/13 and 12/14- giving market- see information below.
  • 12/20 and 12/21 Early release
  • 12/24-1/4 Winter Break. Students return on 1/7!

 This week we are learning:

IB Unit- Where We Are In Place and Time: Family Traditions and cultures
ELA:
  • Read Aloud: This week we are reading a variety of Gingerbread Men books. We will focus on main idea, details, and comparing elements of the variety of books
  • and cultures represented.
  • Phonics: review cvc words and identify rhyming words. Making words using the word families: -at, -ag, -ap (ex fat, cat bag, flag)
  • Sight words has, her (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 will write about gingerbread girls and boys this week, comparing and contrasting story elements.
Math:
  • Reviewing measuring, counting, comparing numbers, and graphing using gingerbread men!
  • Word problem Friday: learning strategies to solve word problems that are read by the teacher

 

Giving Market

The giving market is coming soon. This is a chance for students to buy small gifts for their families. You will be receiving more information in home folders this week.- a student giving guide and giving envelope.Here is a link for volunteering to help work the giving market.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4ba9a822a6ff2-teasley40