End of the year fun

I can not believe that I am writing our classes final post. It has been a wonderful, but too fast, year. I hope that you all have enjoyed the long weekend and are on your way to “summer mode”. Thank you for entrusting your children to us this year!

 

We had a great last few days together: bubbles and chalk, reading outside, watermelon eating and seed spitting, final time on the playground, and some last group hugs!

May 19

 

We had 3 music super heroes this week! Girl Power!

IB Communicator!

Our first Teasley Kindergarten holiday celebration picnic was a success!

Important Dates:

  • 5/20- Bring bubbles and chalk (leftovers will not be returned)
  • 5/21 and 5/22 early release- 2 hours early
  • 5/21- Sunglasses. Class t, favorite book to read (apply sunscreen at home)
  • 5/22- Students should not bring backpacks to school, lunches should be in disposable containers.

May 12- Important end of the year dates

Class Notes:

  • Thank you to our room moms for supplying the items needed for our last week of school!
  • Awards Day is on Tuesday May 14- it is from 9:10-9:40. With such a short time, we will begin at 9:10 so plan to arrive in enough time to park. 1st grade parents should be leaving before we begin but parking will be tight!
  • SSKG3 State the street address, city, state, and country in which the student lives: many students have already mastered this standard- let’s make it 100%

Important Dates:

  • 5/14- Awards program
  • 5/15 Last library visit and all books need to be returned!
  • 5/17- Kindergarten picnic to celebrate finishing our “Holiday” unit with Memorial Day and the 4th of July. Students can either bring a lunch or buy a bagged lunch from the Café. They may wear red/white/blue solid or patriotic shirts with uniform bottoms.
  • 5/20- Bring bubbles and chalk (leftovers will not be returned)
  • 5/21 and 5/22 early release
  • 5/21- Sunglasses. Class t, favorite book to read (apply sunscreen at home)
  • 5/22- Students should not bring backpacks to school, lunches should be in disposable containers.

 

This week we are learning:

IB Unit- How We Express Ourselves- Memorial Day, 4th of July

ELA:

  • Learning about Memorial Day and the 4th of July: what the holidays represent, how we celebrate them
  • Sight words: there, were, which, word – We have made it to 100 words! (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: last one! Student choice

Writing:

  • Writing: post writing: informational, narrative, opinion. Writing about our holidays, completing a Kindergarten book

Math:

  • Review

Field Day

We had an amazing day today! Our class had fun and showed great sportsmanship. We even got compliments from parents working the stations about our class behavior. Your kiddos should be very tired- I know Mrs. Doran and I are!

 

May 5

exciting art

Releasing ladybugs into our garden

Class Notes:

  • Field Day: Kindergarten field day is Wednesday May 8. Students can wear athletic shorts (school appropriate) and should wear sneakers. Sunscreen needs to be applied at home and students may bring a lunch or buy a sack lunch at school. There may be water games so it is a good idea to send in another set of uniform clothes.
  • SSKG3 State the street address, city, state, and country in which the student lives: many students have already mastered this standard- let’s make it 100%

Important Dates:

  • 5/7- Last trip to the library to check out books!
  • 5/8 Field Day: due to space constraints, parents are only invited to come to Field Day if they are volunteering
  • 5/14 Kindergarten Awards Day- 9:10-9:40- in our classroom.
  • 5/17- Kindergarten picnic to celebrate finishing our “Holiday” unit with Memorial Day and the 4th of July.

This week we are learning:

IB Unit- Sharing Our Planet: Habitat and animals of the rain forest.

ELA:

  • We will be researching rain forest habitats and each choose and animal for further research.
  • Dramatic play Center: Teasley Vet
  • Phonics: review of suffixes
  • Sight words: make, which, into (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:

  • Writing about an animal in the rain forest: student choice.

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.