January 27

  

Performing Arts Day- we enjoyed seeing Liam’s mom dance.

 

 

Congratulations to our 2 fabulous science fair participants. They presented their projects to the judges on Friday!

Learning Lab

Activities from our study on Dr King.

You get an extra treat when the school resource officer is filling in at the library!

Class notes:

Unfortunately I was hit with the stomach bug Thursday evening. Since the class missed their show and tell they are welcome to bring it tomorrow. Please let them know that I can’t wait to see them tomorrow!

Importamt Dates:

  • 1/30- library visit
  • 2/1 Show and tell-long vowel words ie. white, whale,
  • 2/1 – all pro dads
  • 2/7- prospective parent coffee
  • 2/8 -sweetheart dance
  • 2/14 -Valentine’s Day ( I will be sending out a class list if you want to send in valentines cards but we will not be having a party)
  • 2/15 – Dress Down Day 1$
  • 2/18-2/22- February break

What we are learning this week

ELA

  • phomics: long vowel/ silent e words ie home, cave
  • sight words
  • reading: 5 senses and how we keep them healthy ( perfect this time of year!). The dramatic play center will change into a clinic this week.

Writing

  • narrative- my weekend
  • informational- 5 senses

Math

  • counting to 100 and beyond by 1’s and 10’s
  • decomposing within 5 (or 10), investigating number bonds within 5 – students should be able to  be able to tell what number added to another equals to 5

 

 

Dress Down Day- International

Attention Teasley Tigers!

 

Don’t forget that this Friday is International Night. We’ll be celebrating the diversity of our school with food, music, and dancing.  In honor of International Night, we’re having a special dress down day on Friday. Wear clothing that represents your country or culture. We can’t wait to celebrate with you. There is no charge for this dress down day!

January 17

 

100 day celebration!

Our day started with a parade around the Kindergarten hall so that we could see all of our friends 100 day shirts. Then we came back to the classroom to hunt for 100 chocolate kisses and match the correct number on our number chart until they were all found. We made 100 day hats and sorted snacks- 10 groups of 10 items! Students got to see their 100 year old selves (thanks to an aging app) and write about what they thought they would be doing- a lot of chair sitting! In the afternoon we had math station rotations: sorting and counting a variety of items, building with 100 cups and leggos, and a graphing activity. Thank you all for participating with their 100 day shirts (and necklace) they were all so different and creative and the students were so proud to share them.

 

Fire safety Officer Michelle visited Kindergarten and showed off her fire fighting gear so that students would know not to be afraid of it in the case of emergency. She also gave them fire safety tips and I hope that you had a chance to read the information that came home on the bookmark.

 

Our latest student chosen as representing the IB learner profile of the month- this month was “balanced”.

 

Class notes:

I will be out of town this weekend so I wanted to go ahead and post my blog early this week. Thanks for all of the glue sticks that have been sent in and for your help with the items for our 100 day snack.

Important Dates:

  • 1/21 MLK Day- holiday
  • 1/22 Spirit Night- Wing Factory (changed location) Cumberland Boulevard: 5-8 pm
  • 1/23 Library visit and check out books
  • 1/25 International Night 6-8 pm Teasley
  • 2/1 All Pro Dads

 

This week we are learning:

IB Unit- How We Organize Ourselves: Citizenship

ELA:

  • Next week we will be exploring citizenship and the life of Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Phonics: diagraph sounds of sh, th, wh, ph, ck, ch, open and closed cvc words and using them in our writing. Using these in cvc words is: than, push, rock
  • Sight words: number, out, now (list C) 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 to tell about Dr. King and share our own dreams.

 

Math:

  • Decomposing within 5 (students that mastered this will work within 10) ie. How many ways can you make 4? 1,3 and 2,2 and 3,1 etc
  • Word problem Friday: learning strategies to solve word problems that are read by the teacher

 

 

January 13

 

Our music superstar last week!

    

A tiger paw drawing winner!

We had so many friends going to Rise Up this week.

STEM challenge to create an Igloo with exactly 20 cubes.

  

 

Center activities including our new dramatic play center. For the next few week the dramatic play area will be a store.

 

Reminders: Our 100 day celebration will be on Wednesday January 16. Students can wear their 100 day t shirts and regular uniform bottoms. Thank you to all who signed up to send items for our 100 day snack sort. Also, thank you to those who have already sent in (or plan to) multi packs of glue sticks. We cannot do all that we do without your support. We also have almost 100 % of parents who have signed up for class dojo. I was so proud of our class behavior last week- we are off to a great start in the 3rd quarter.

 

Important Dates:

  • 1/15: Counselor visit with Ms. Harris
  • 1/15- Fire Safety Program in the media center
  • 1/15: ASP open house 4pm
  • 1/16- 100th day Celebration!!!
  • 1/18- Show and tell: Student Choice
  • 1/18- Dress Down 1$
  • 1/18- Library Visit and Check out
  • 1/18 Performing Arts Day
  • 1/21- MLK Holiday

This week we are learning:

IB Unit- How We Organize Ourselves: Citizenship

ELA:

  • This week we will be exploring citizenship through reading books about Winter and how people can help each other. We will also begin studying Martin Luther King Jr and his impact, and his example of citizenship. This will continue into next week.
  • Phonics: diagraph sounds of sh, th, wh, ph, ck, ch, open and closed cvc words and using them in our writing.
  • Sight words: more, or, not (list C) 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 to tell: What we will be doing when we are 100 J, what we would like 100 of, and what we would spend 100$ on!

 

Math:

  • Comparing numbers using <,>,=, and 100 day math activities on Wednesday.
  • Word problem Friday: learning strategies to solve word problems that are read by the teacher

 

 

 

 

Perfect Attendance

Third quarter is now upon us, 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 quarter, ending on Friday, March 15th, will receive a free dress down day, surprise treat, and 1 entry into the end of the year drawing for a BRAND NEW BIKE! Students who have perfect attendance for the entire school year will also get to participate in an end of year celebration during the last week of school. Thank you so much for your support with getting your students to school on time every day.

Congratulations to these students for their perfect attendance during quarter 2:

Deshva

Aley

Kendall

January 6

Welcome back! I look forward to seeing everyone at school tomorrow!

Class information:

I posted a lot of information on my last post so I hope that you will take a minute to review if you have not yet seen it (there are also a lot of cute holiday pictures!
  • Class Dojo: I always begin using class dojo after Christmas to keep you informed about your students behavior. Students receive or loose points based on behavior: on task, respect, listening, treating teachers and classmates with respect: these are all expected kindergarten behavior at this point in the year. You will receive an invitation letter in the home folder on Monday. I will share this with students tomorrow but not begin until Tuesday. The biggest way that you can help your child is to let them know that you are aware of their behavior at school and discuss it (especially positive!). I  don’t expect students to have perfect days but multiple times of loosing points would be a concern. You can also message me directly through the app if you have any concerns or want more information.
  • If you are able, please send in a multipack a of glue sticks so that we can replenish our supplies.
  • See tab at the top of the page for information about our 100 day celebration and the t shirt. (We will celebrate on January 16-the 99 day- do to scheduling conflicts)

Important Dates:

  • 1/10 PTA meeting 8am
  • 1/10 Library visit and check out
  • 1/11 Show and tell using our digraphs: sh, ch, th, ck, ph, wh
  • 1/15 ASP open house 4pm

What We Are Learning:

IB Unit 4- How We Organize Ourselves: New Years and Citizenship

ELA:

  • This week we will be talking about goals for the new year. Students will choose a goal for home and one for school to write about. We will read Squirrels New Year. We will also be revisiting citizenship and redo our class essential agreements.
  • Phonics: review digraph sounds of sh, th, wh, ph, ck, ch
  • Sight words: many, if, may (beginning list C)– 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 goals for the New Year and about winter.

 

Math:
  • Counting to 100 by 1’s and 10’s. Looking for number patterns on a 100 chart, identifying missing numbers, counting on form a given number to a given number. Review counting objects to 20 and the correct number name(some students are still reversing the 2 digit numbers)
  • Word problem Friday: learning strategies to solve word problems that are read by the teacher.