# Falcons Friday

Falcons Friday is on Friday October 4th. Students may wear Atlanta Falcons shirts or solid red or black shirts. If they dress for Falcons Friday students may wear jeans or school appropriate athletic bottoms.

# September 22

#### We sorted ourselves by clothing color on picture day.

Class notes: We are finishing our first IB Unit of our year. Please comment on this page or send me an email of any action your child may have shown as a result of our study (ie. Conversations about community helpers, identifying symbols in the community, noticing the American or Georgian Flag, discussion about their emotions). These do not need to be big actions just ways tat you are earing at home about what we are studying at school.

Important Dates:

• 9/23-9/27: Fall Break
• 10/2: Library visit and check out
• 10/4: Prospective Parent Coffee 8:15
• 10/4: Show and Tell- 3 D objects from your house (look for letter Monday)
• 10/11: International Night 6:16 pm
• 10/14-10/18- Conference week, 12:30 dismissal

This week we are learning:

IB Unit- Who We Are: All About Me and My Community: What is our role in a community and community review.

ELA:

• We will review Community helpers, Teasley workers, our role in the class community. The class will also collaboratively create a community map.
• Phonics: 3 letters can be used to make words: short vowel cvc words (cub, rib, ham, rod). I will also be reviewing b and d: most students recognize the sound but then are confusing b and d in identifying the matching letter. This is a common reversal in kindergarten.

bed=using their fingers with an e in the middle makes a bed, b fits in B, start with a c to make a d.

• Sight words: said, go, if, but

Writing:

• Learning how to write: draw, label, touch and retell.
• Students will write to tell about community.

Math:

• Number sense numbers 0-10
• Identifying what number come next and before, using a 100 chart.
• Count to 50
• Describe, identify, sort by common characteristics: 3D shapes and compare them to attributes of 2 D shapes: circle, square, triangle, rectangle, oval, hexagon. We are comparing by number of sides, vertices, types of line (straight, curved), size and color.

# Tiger Tracks!

Teasley Tiger Tracks

Our Inquiry Question

What adventures occur out in the world when all of Teasley Elementary School goes on Fall break?

Where does everyone go? What do they do?

What Tiger Tracks do they make and leave behind?

Our Project

Beginning on September 21, the first day of our fall break, carry your “Teasley Tiger” with you everywhere you go!

(You may dress him up or give him tools to prepare him for his travels and adventures)

Keep track of every place he goes and what he experiences…

Who did you see? Where did you go? What did you do?

Document your experiences through photographs, drawings and artifacts.

Our goal is to collect everyone’s experiences to learn how Teasley Tigers make a mark on the world during their break and what learner profiles they are displaying for everyone to see!

Pictures can be submitted through teasleytigertracks@gmail.com

We will also have a hashtag for everyone to use, #TeasleyTigerTracks, if parents/staff want to share through social media as well!

What Tiger Tracks will you make?

# September 15

#### Class Notes:

You will be receiving an order form for our class t shirt. This is a Kindergarten specific t shirt that we like students to wear on our field trips, they can also wear them as spirit shirts on Fridays with uniform bottoms. The color of our shirt will be tropical blue.

### Important Dates:

• 9/19: picture Day (details to come)
• Dress Down Day: bring 1\$ to support PTA, and student may wear their own- non uniform clothing. Clothing must still be school appropriate.
• 9/20- Show and tell- something that makes them feel happy!
• 9/20- Library- Check out books
• 9/23-9/27: Fall Break
• 10/14-10/18- Conference week, 12:30 dismissal

### This week we are learning:

#### ELA:

• Texts that will explore emotions while also expanding our vocabulary about feelings. We will also explore colors and how they can represent our feelings. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, A Bug And A Wish, Stick and Stone,
• Phonics: 3 letters can be used to make words: short vowel cvc words (cub, rib, ham, rod). I will also be reviewing b and d: most students recognize the sound but then are confusing b and d in identifying the matching letter. This is a common reversal in kindergarten.

bed=using their fingers with an e in the middle makes a bed, b fits in B, start with a c to make a d.

• Sight words: no, as, for, by

#### Writing:

• Learning how to write: draw, label, touch and retell.
• Students will write about their feelings. We will create an anchor chart of feeling words (ex: happy, excited, joyful, merry)

#### Math:

• Number sense numbers 0-10
• Identifying what number come next and before, using a 100 chart.
• Count to 50
• Describe, identify, sort by common characteristics: 2 D shapes: circle, square, triangle, rectangle, oval, hexagon. We are comparing by number of sides, vertices, types of line (straight, curved), size and color.

# September 8

### Important Dates:

• 9/10- Library visit and check out new books
• 9/12: Publix math night: Publix at Paces Ferry 5-7 pm
• 9/13- Show and tell: Yy, Xx, Zz, Qq
• 9/19: Picture Day: details to come
• 9/23-9/27: Fall Break

### This week we are learning:

#### ELA:

• Informational texts about American and Georgia flag, we will develop an understanding of what a symbol is and why we use them. How do we show respect during the pledge. Students will also create their own flag that symbolizes them.
• Phonics: letter/sound recognition, handwriting Yy, Xx, Zz, Qq
• Sight words: he, it, an, my

#### Writing:

• Learning how to write: draw, label, touch and retell.
• Students will write about the flag, how to respect the pledge. They will also create their first Venn diagram comparing and contrasting the United States Flag and the Georgia flag.

#### Math:

• Number sense numbers 0-10
• Identifying what number come next and before, using a 100 chart.
• Count to 50
• Describe and identify 2 D shapes: circle, square, triangle, rectangle, oval, hexagon

# Parents’ night out!

Parents’ Night Out

Parents, you deserve a Friday night out! Leave the childcare to the Teasley Staff where your kids will enjoy a pizza dinner and a fun-filled night of games, arts & crafts, a glow party, and more! The event will take place on Friday, September 13th from 6:00PM – 9:30 PM. The cost is \$25 per student and is for Teasley K-5 students only. Space is limited, so please register before September 11th  by visiting www.teasleypta.com/5thgrade. No late registrations will be accepted. Additional pizza, snacks, drinks, and glow items will be available for purchase. All items will be sold for \$1.00 – \$2.00 each. Thanks for your support!

# September 2

We had a special visitor to Teasley Kindergarten. Officer James is one of our Kindergarten para’s husband and was kind enough to come tell us about his jobs, tools, and even let us get in his car!

We sorted ourselves into our neighborhood communities, and matched housing types that can be found in those communities: City: tall buildings, apartments, not much green space; Suburban: houses, apartments, driveways, cars, parks; rural: farms, lots of green and dirt.

Teasley students are awarded Tiger Paws when they are exhibiting IB Learner Profile characteristics. Every couple of weeks the Paws are taken down and students are drawn from each grade to receive recognition and a treat. We had many students who had received Tiger Paws and 3 of our students Paws were pulled in the drawing. Congratulations!

### Important Dates:

• 9/6- Show and tell: Ww, Jj, Pp
• 9/6- Library visit and check out new books
• 9/6- Back to Football Friday! (students can wear shirts supporting football teams and will participate in football activities during their specials time)
• 9/23-9/27: Fall Break

### This week we are learning:

#### IB Unit- Who We Are: All About Me and My Community: Community Helpers: Goods and Services, Wants and Needs

ELA:

• Pizza at Sallys, A Bike For Sergio, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie: retelling a story, identify character and setting, also learning about goods and services, needs and wants.
• Phonics: letter/sound recognition, handwriting Ww, Jj, Pp
• Sight words: and, at, or

Writing:

• Learning how to write: draw, label, touch and retell.
• Students will visualize what they want to tell about, then draw and write, we will also practice editing (looking at our work the next day and making changes to tell more)

Math:

• Number sense numbers 0-10
• Identifying what number come next and before, using a 100 chart.
• Count to 50