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.

April 14

Our music Superstar for last week!

 

Fun in music

We planted grass (hopefully it grows). The class generated a variety of variables to use in a science experiment to learn what seeds need to grow.

 

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:

  • 4/16 Library and check out
  • 4/19 Show and Tell: animals
  • 4/19 Egg Hunt (eggs due by 4/17)
  • 5/14 Kindergarten Awards Day- 9:10-9:40.
  • 4/25 Field Trip to Smith Gilbert Gardens
  • 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.

 

This week we are learning:

IB Unit- Sharing Our Planet: Animals

ELA:

  • We are beginning our study of animals by compare information form fiction and non fiction books.
  • Dramatic play Center: Teasley Vet
  • Phonics: study of suffixes : review -s,-es, -ed,-ing
  • Sight words: been, use, who (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! (not real J)

Writing:

  • Drawing, labeling, stretching out words to be able to write the beginning, ending, and middle sounds. Students should be correctly spelling sight words.
  • Every Monday we do a narrative write about our weekend. Informational and opinion pieces about animals: this week rabbits.

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 7

Our Learner Profile of the month is risk taker!

2 tiger paw drawing winners this month for being caring!

The class planning our town map.

Discussing the finished town map. Then they wrote about their houses and their neighbors and what they observed.  We had bridges and cars and 3D houses with doors that open,  a Popsicle stand and lots of pools!

Class Notes:

Welcome back, I hope that everyone got lots of rest as we push into our LAST 7 weeks of Kindergarten!

  • Thank you to everyone who donated to our class supplies!
  • 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.
  • Look for information and permission slips to come home this week for our last field trip. We will go to the Smith Gilbert Gardens on April 25.

Important Dates:

  • 4/10 Library and check out
  • 4/12 Show and Tell: something to do with plants: seeds. Fruits, vegetables, trees, something made from plants.

This week we are learning:

IB Unit- Sharing Our Planet: Plants

ELA:

  • We are going to compare fiction and non fiction books about plants.
  • Dramatic play Center: Maps from locations chosen by students, investigation into other countries using Ipads (emphasis plants and trees in these locations)
  • Phonics: study of suffixes : review -s,-es add -ed,-ing
  • Sight words: them, time, two (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 50 words at this point moving towards 75)
  • Show and tell: something to do with plants: seeds. Fruits, vegetables, trees, something made from plants.

Writing:

  • Drawing, labeling, stretching out words to be able to write the beginning, ending, and middle sounds. Students should be correctly spelling sight words.
  • Every Monday we do a narrative write about our weekend. Informational and opinion pieces about plants

Math:

  • Addition and subtraction within 10
  • Word problem Friday: learning strategies to solve word problems read by the teacher.