October 28

Field trip photos (more to come)

We have quiet critters in our class and we have to be oh so quiet when they come out to help with our writing!

 

Class notes:

  • Show and tell: please email me a picture of your child in their costume. They will be able to share their costume for show and tell.
  • Student will not be wearing costumes to school on October 31st.
  • We are working with pumpkins this week, thank you to all of you who have sent in pumpkins. If you have not- please send in by tomorrow.
  • Our final project, for this unit on movement, will be for each child to create a vehicle that can move. We need your clean cardboard boxes (cereal, cracker, tissue etc), toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls, oatmeal/breadcrumb cylinder containers. You can send these in anytime in the next 2 weeks.

Important Dates:

  • 10/31: Library visit
  • 10/31: Fall craft party
  • 11/1: Tiger Trot pep rally
  • 11/8: Tiger Trot
  • 11/20: Kindergarten Thanksgiving lunch in the Café: time TBD
  • 11/25-11/29: Thanksgiving Break

IB Unit 2- How the World Works: Attributes of Force and motion

ELA:

  • The central idea for our next unit is that movement causes change. This week we will begin to learn motion vocabulary and how different 3 D shapes move differently (slide, roll etc)
  • Texts: Spookly the Square Pumpkin, 5 Little Pumpkins, Pebble Go article, The Runaway Pumpkin
  • Phonics: Qq usually goes with u, reviewing consonant sounds while blending in cvc words
  • Sight words: (we are beginning list B- students should recognize 25 sight words by the end of 2nd quarter)- look, did, be

Writing:

  • Learning how to write: draw, label, touch and retell.
  • Writing information about Pumpkins

Math:

  • Number sense numbers 0-20. Counting groups of objects to 20 in different formations, array, scatter, line, circle.
  • Identifying what number come next and before, using a 100 chart.
  • Comparing objects using more than one attribute. Ex: height, weight, length, sink/float (we will be using our individual pumpkins for this.
  • Count to 100

 

October 20

Thank you to all of our presenters at career day- the students enjoyed hearing about your jobs. One of our students said “these are things that we can do when we grow up”!

AR workshop

Computer programming

Architecture

HERO Unit

Cafe Jam

Congratulations to our students with perfect attendance for 1st quarter.

Venn Diagram that students created to compare and contrast Day and Night

Music

Students created a tic tac toe game

 

Class notes:

  • Students did a great job with their night time show an tell! I was glad to hear from students how many read or are read to as part of their night time routine. Good job parents! One student wanted to bring in his older sister because she reads to him at night 😊 we settled for a picture!
  • Thank you to all of you who came in for conferences, we can’t do what we do without you all.
  • We will be doing some pumpkin science the week of Halloween. I would like for each student to bring in their own small pumpkin- small enough to fit in their hands. I have received some already, you can send them in any time between now and 10/28.
  • Our first field trip is on Thursday. Students can buy a lunch from school or bring one from home (please package them in bags that can be thrown away, we will not be bringing anything back on the bus). We are hoping that class shirts will be in before then and will send them home as soon as they come in. Students can either wear class shirt, or if they don’t come in in time: Teasley uniform shirt, or Teasley spirit shirt. They should wear regular uniform bottoms.
  • Our final project for this unit on movement will be for each child to create a vehicle that can move. We need your clean cardboard boxes (cereal, cracker, tissue etc), toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls, oatmeal/breadcrumb cylinder containers. You can send these in anytime in the next 2 weeks.

Important Dates:

  • 10/22: Spirit night at Willy’s Cumberland Pkwy 5-8 pm
  • 10/24: Field trip to the Fire Station and Police Station on the Marietta Square.
  • 10/25: Library visit
  • 10/25: Show and Tell- something you would see/ or use during the daytime.
  • 11/1: Tiger Trot pep rally
  • 11/8: Tiger Trot
  • 11/20: Kindergarten Thanksgiving lunch in the Café: time TBD
  • 11/25-11/29: Thanksgiving Break

IB Unit 2- How the World Works: Day and Night

ELA:

  • The central idea for our next unit is that movement causes change. This week we will continue to study the changes we see in the Day and Night sky.

Texts: What Does the Sun See, Pebble GO article, Owl Moon, Stellaluna.

  • Phonics: 3 letters can be used to make words: short vowel cvc words (cub, rib, ham, rod).
  • Sight words: (we are beginning list B- students should recognize 25 sight words by the end of 2nd quarter)- she, get, of

Writing:

  • Learning how to write: draw, label, touch and retell.
  • Writing information about Day and Night and writing notes to the servicemen for Bert’s Big Thank you project.

Math:

  • Number sense: numbers 0-20. Counting groups of objects to 20 in different formations, array, scatter, line, circle.
  • Identifying what number come next and before, using a 100 chart.
  • Count to 100

October 13

IB Learner Profile “Thinker” for September

Tiger Paws from Think Tank

The Pinata in Spanish Class

Music Hero of the Day!

Exploring motion through the movement of bubbles

The 4th grade Wax Museum

Go Braves … oh well!

 

This week:

Class notes:

  • Even though we have early release week we will still have snacks and lunch.
  • I am sending a link for pre- conference surveys through email or you can see the link here. We will be reviewing the first quarter report -card but I would like to know if you have any specific questions. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=-x3OL5-ROEmquMR_D8kYLeMObOhFgK9FlWYPvw56MGpUNDk1UTRaV0pWU1VKQU5MSEJZQlZBSTBVUS4u
  • We will be doing some pumpkin science the week of Halloween. I would like for each student to bring in their own small pumpkin- small enough to fit in their hands. These can be sent in anytime before that week. As students bring in pumpkins, I place them around the room and they have to come in and count the pumpkins each day.
  • I hope that you have had a chance to sign up for your child’s Seesaw account. I just added their answers to ‘what does a good citizen do?” If you have not signed up and need another letter with the code please let me know.
  • Our first field trip will be to the Marietta square to visit the community helpers on October 24 from around 9:15 to 1. Parents may join us but you will need to meet us there. Permission forms will be coming home this week. We will have one more off campus field trip in the spring. I am sorry for the delay but look for these permission slips this Monday
  • Look for an email from our room mom about our Fall Craft Day on October 31. Our time is from 8:30-9:30 and you are invited to join us and help out.

Important Dates:

  • 10/14-10/18: Early release (12:30)
  • 10/17: Library visit
  • 10/18: Show and Tell- something you would see/ or use at night.

This week we are learning:

IB Unit 2- How the World Works: Day and Night

ELA:

  • The central idea for our next unit is that movement causes change. This week we will identify items that you would see in the Day and Night sky.
  • Phonics: 3 letters can be used to make words: short vowel cvc words (cub, rib, ham, rod).
  • Sight words: (we are beginning list B- students should recognize 25 sight words by the end of 2nd quarter)- was, have, will

Writing:

  • Learning how to write: draw, label, touch and retell.
  • We are learning about writing a beginning, middle, and end to a story.

Math:

  • Number sense numbers 0-20
  • Identifying what number come next and before, using a 100 chart.
  • Count to 100

 

October 6

I got to see Wyatt at his soccer game! Let me know if your student has any upcoming games, I would love to stop by if I can.

Students collaboratively created their own communities.

Sharing 3 D objects for show and tell

Falcons Friday

Specials

This week:

Class notes:

  • I am sending a link for pre- conference surveys through email or you can see the link here. We will be reviewing the first quarter report -card but I would like to know if you have any specific questions.
  • https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=-x3OL5-ROEmquMR_D8kYLeMObOhFgK9FlWYPvw56MGpUNDk1UTRaV0pWU1VKQU5MSEJZQlZBSTBVUS4u
  • We will be doing some pumpkin science the week of Halloween. I would like for each student to bring in their own small pumpkin- small enough to fit in their hands. These can be sent in anytime before that week. As students bring in pumpkins, I place them around the room and they have to come in and count the pumpkins each day.
  • I hope that you have had a chance to sign up for your child’s Seesaw account. I just added their answers to ‘what does a good citizen do?” If you have not signed up and need another letter with the code please let me know.
  • Our first field trip will be to the Marietta square to visit the community helpers on October 24 from around 9:15 to 1. Parents may join us but you will need t meet us there. Permission forms will be coming home this week. We will have one more off campus field trip in he spring.
  • Look for an email from our room mom this week about our Fall Craft Day on October 31. Our time is from 8:30-9:30 and you are invited to join us and help out.

Important Dates:

  • 10/9: Library visit and check out
  • 10/10: Early release
  • 10/11: Show and Tell- a stuffed (or plastic) animal to share about how that animal would move
  • 10/11: International Night 6:16 pm
  • 10/14-10/18- Conference week, 12:30 dismissal

This week we are learning:

IB Unit 2- How the World Works: Animal Movement

ELA:

  • The central idea for our next unit is that movement causes change. This week we will develop our movement vocabulary by looking at the various ways that animals move. Some of our texts include: Goldfish Gallop, Move, and Mrs. Wishy Washy.
  • Phonics: 3 letters can be used to make words: short vowel cvc words (cub, rib, ham, rod). Focus on “en” word families.
  • Sight words: (we are beginning list B- students should recognize 25 sight words by the end of 2nd quarter)- not, do, on

Writing:

  • Learning how to write: draw, label, touch and retell.
  • We are learning about writing a beginning, middle, and end to a story.

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 (sphere, cylinder, cube, cone) and compare them to attributes of 2 D shapes: (circle, square, triangle, rectangle, hexagon). We are comparing by number of sides, vertices, types of line (straight, curved), size and color. Students need to be able to identify all shapes bolded above.