This Week in Kindergarten: (10/16-10/20)

Good Evening Kinder Parents! I hope you are having a great start to your week. I am looking forward to bragging on your Kinder this week! 

Here are a few Notes and Reminders…

CLASS NOTES: 

THIS WEEK IS EARLY DISMISSAL! We will begin dismissal at 12:20pm! ASP will function as normal and will be available until 6pm. Snack will be provided but you may send an extra snack if you would like to. ASP students will go directly to ASP upon dismissal. Please send a note in writing for all transportation changes.

LOST & FOUND: Please check Lost and Found this week while you are in the building for lost items. We will be donating the Lost & Found items to a local charity at the end of the week.

BOOK FAIR: The Book Fair is held in the Media Center during conference week. We will visit the Book Fair tomorrow (Tues. 10/17). We will preview the Book Fair, make wish lists, and students who have money will be able to purchase books. It will close at NOON on Friday. Visit the fair with your student or shop online. Read more information on the Library Blog: http://www.cobblearning.net/teasleylibrary/

MEDIA CENTER: We will visit the Media Center on THURSDAY. Please make sure library books are in backpacks and are ready to be returned. Thanks for your help.

NO SHOW & TELL THIS WEEK! -We will have Career Day this Friday! 

OCTOBER HOMEWORK:  Thank you for returning Week 2 (10/9-10/13) homework. Homework was checked and notebooks were sent back home.

FALL CRAFT DAY:  Thursday, October 26th. 9:00a. -10:00a. Mrs. Suenaga is creating a signup genius for volunteers and items we need for this day. Please be on the look out for this email. Thank you for helping to make this another great experience for our Kinders.

PUMPKIN DAY: Friday, October 27th Students are asked to bring a pumpkin. (any shape OR size) We will be doing lots of hands-on pumpkin activities on this day. We will write about our pumpkins as well as explore them. We will measure to compare the height, weight, and circumference of our pumpkins. We will also use our senses to describe how our pumpkin looks, smells, and feels on the outside and INSIDE. Its going to be another FUN Filled day in Kindergarten.

ART BARN FIELD TRIP:  Thursday, Nov. 2nd -Please return your Permission Slip and $11 payment As Soon As Possible!  We would love to have all of our Kinders participate.

TIGER READING CHALLENGE: The directions for Biblionasium are on the Tiger Reading Challenge Page here on our blog. You will need your Kinder’s student ID# to sign in. -Visit Mrs. Crosby’s blog for more information. http://www.cobblearning.net/teasleylibrary/tiger-reading-challenge/ Happy Reading!

October Challenge:
Kindergarten and First Grade: read 200 minutes!
Second and Third Grades: read 400 minutes
Fourth and Fifth Grades: read 600 minutes

MYSTERY READERS: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080B44ACAB28ABFE3-calling -We have filled up the entire first half of the year. Yay! We look forward to having you.   

This week we are rolling into our Second Quarter Standards! I will discuss these in detail during our conference.

Important Dates…Mark Your Calendar! 

October 16-20: Early Release/ CONFERENCE WEEK!

October 16-20: Book Fair in the Media Center

Thursday, October 19: MEDIA CENTER VISIT!

Friday, October 20: Career Day!

Thursday, 10/26:  R. Davis Kinders Fall Craft Day!  / Bella’s Spirit Night 5pm

Friday, 10/27: $1 Dress Down Day / R. Davis Kinders Pumpkin Day!

ART BARN FIELD TRIP:  Thursday, Nov. 2nd

As always, please let me know if you have questions. Have a FABULOUS week everyone. See you soon! 

-Mrs. Davis 

1st Quarter Perfect Attendance

The Student Connection committee would like to congratulate to the following students who had

PERFECT ATTENDANCE (0 absences and 0 tardies) for the 1st Quarter:

Clay C.

Chase D. 

Snigdha K.

Atharva K.

Gold O. 

Leah P.

Aadit S.

Alexis W. 

Thank you, parents, for getting your child to school on time every day!  The students listed above are allowed to dress down tomorrow Wednesday, October 11th and will receive a Chick-fil-A coupon for a free ice cream. 

The count for the 2nd quarter is on and we would love to have at least half the class receive perfect attendance. : ) 

This Week In Kindergarten: (10/9-10/13)

Hello Kinder Parents! I hope you are having a great start to your week. 

If you have not signed up for a conference time please do so, using this link:

 http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e48aeaf22a2fa7-fall 

 Here are a few class notes & photos: 

CLASS NOTES: 

“TREASURE BOX FAIRIES”… WOW!!!… Our treasure box is overflowing and our Kinders are excited! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!  

HISPANIC HERITAGE PROJECTS ARE DUE: Instructions for this project were sent home before the break. Please check your Kinder’s purple folder. I love what I have seen so far. Projects will be on display on Friday during our Hispanic Heritage Day celebration. You may also download a copy here if you need it: Hispanic Heritage Homework Project-1mdrc0f

PERFECT ATTENDANCE DRESS DOWN DAY: Students with perfect attendance for the first 9 weeks of school (ZERO tardies/ZERO absences) will be allowed to dress down this Wednesday, October 11th and will receive a Chick-fil-a coupon for a free ice cream. YUM! Be on the look out for those names. We appreciate all you do to get your students to school on time each day.  

MEDIA CENTER: We will visit the Media Center on WEDNESDAY. (Thursday is early release). Please make sure library books are in backpacks and are ready to be returned. Thanks for your help.

SHOW & TELL FREE DAY!:  Students may bring in ONE show and tell item of their choice! 

TIGER READING CHALLENGE: The directions for Biblionasium are on the Tiger Reading Challenge Page here on our blog. You will need your Kinder’s student ID# to sign in. -Visit Mrs. Crosby’s blog for more information. http://www.cobblearning.net/teasleylibrary/tiger-reading-challenge/ Happy Reading!

October Challenge:
Kindergarten and First Grade: read 200 minutes!

Second and Third Grades: read 400 minutes
Fourth and Fifth Grades: read 600 minutes

MYSTERY READERS: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080B44ACAB28ABFE3-calling -We have filled up the entire first half of the year. Yay! We look forward to having you.   

This week I am reviewing and assessing Quarter 1 standards. See you soon!  

 

Important Dates…Mark Your Calendar! 

Tuesday, 10/10: Hispanic Heritage Projects are Due!

*WEDNESDAY, 10/11:  Media Center Visit -Please make sure library books are in backpacks ready to be returned.

Wednesday, 10/11: Dress Down Day for students with perfect attendance/no tardies during first quarter!

Thursday, 10/12: County-wide EARLY RELEASE DAY

Thursday, 10/12: Picture Retake Day

Thursday, 10/12: Publix Math Night 5pm

Friday, 10/13: Hispanic Heritage Day @ Teasley

October 16-20: Early Release/ CONFERENCE WEEK!

October 16-20: Book Fair in the Media Center 

Friday, October 20: Career Day!

Thursday, 10/26:  R. Davis Kinders Fall Craft Day! *more information to come*  / Bella’s Spirit Night 5pm

Friday, 10/27: $1 Dress Down Day / R. Davis Kinders Pumpkin Day! *more information to come*

As always, please let me know if you have questions. Have a FABULOUS week everyone!

-Mrs. Davis 

Class Photos: (Show & Tell, Literacy Stations, Writer’s Workshop, Reader’s Workshop, 3D shapes challenge)

Mystery Readers:  (Evelyn’s Mom read, Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses by James Dean & Kimberly Dean and The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle; Lillie’s Mom read, Penny and Her Marble by Kevin Henkes) 

Fire Safety w. Firefighter Orlando:

Party Animals In-house Field Trip: 

Conference Week: October 16-20

Hello Kinder Parents,

Fall Conferences are the week of October 16-20th.  Conference week is also EARLY RELEASE week.  We will begin dismissal at 12:10pm.

Please use the link below to sign up for a day/time that works for you. Thanks again for all you do…and for your thoughts, prayers, and well wishes during this difficult time. I appreciate all of you. –Mrs. Davis

Fall Conference sign up genius:  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0E48AEAF22A2FA7-fall

This Week In Kindergarten: (10/2-10/6)

Hello Kinder Parents!

I hope you are enjoying Fall Break. I can’t wait to hear stories of your Fall Break adventures from the prospective of  our TIGER-IFIC 5/6 year olds. Please give them BIG HUGS for me! 🙂 

Here are a few notes and reminders.

CLASS NOTES: 

Special Thanks to our “Treasure Box Faries”!!!…WE LOVE the treasure box goodies!  

SEPTEMBER HOMEWORK: Week 4  (9/18-9/22) homework will be checked on Monday and homework notebooks will be sent back home. Remember to return homework notebooks each week. You can download a copy of September Homework Calendar by visiting the HOMEWORK page here on our blog. PLEASE NOTESome assignments will not require writing or drawing.  OCTOBER’S HOMEWORK CALENDAR will be placed in purple folders.

HISPANIC HERITAGE PROJECT: Instructions for this project were sent home before the break. Please check your Kinder’s purple folder. I am excited to see your creation. You may also download a copy here: Hispanic Heritage Homework Project-1mdrc0f

MEDIA CENTER: We will visit the Media Center on THURSDAY. Please make sure library books are in backpacks and are ready to be returned. Thanks for your help.

SHOW & TELL!:  Students may bring in ONE show and tell item that starts with “Oo, Pp, Qq, or Rr” to share on Friday. Students should only bring in ONE item to share.

TIGER READING CHALLENGE: The directions for Biblionasium (Tiger Reading Challenge) went home in the purple folders. You will need your Kinders student ID# to sign in. *see photo below -Visit Mrs. Crosby’s blog for more information. http://www.cobblearning.net/teasleylibrary/tiger-reading-challenge/ Happy Reading!

September’s Challenge is as follows:
Kindergarten and First: Log 100 minutes of reading
Second and Third: Log 300 minutes of reading
Fourth and Fifth: Log 500 minutes of reading

If you are completing your homework each night, then you will easily reach these challenge goals! Complete this challenge and your name will be submitted into a drawing for the first week of October. Remember, if you complete the Tiger Reading Challenge each month, you will earn a Tiger Reading Medal at the end of the year.  Good Luck!

MYSTERY READERS: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080B44ACAB28ABFE3-calling -We have filled up the entire first half of the year. Yay! We look forward to having you.   

Our academic focus for this week:

Sight Words:

Review ALL:   the,  I, to, a, is,  my,  go,  me, like, on, in, so, we, it, and, up, at, see, he, do, you, an, can, no, am

Please practice these words at home with your child. Use the “Say!”, “Spell!” , “Say!” technique. It also helps to have your Kinder practice using their sight words in a sentence.

Phonics:  

Focus: Oo, Pp, Qq, Rr -We will practice correct letter formation, identification, and beginning sounds. We are continuing to practice listening skills and rhyming daily. *SHOW & TELL on FRIDAYS!

Review:  Aa, Bb , Cc, Dd, Ee, Ff, Gg, Hh, Ii, Jj, Kk, Oo, Pp, Qq, Rr

*Please practice identifying upper and lower case letters and their sounds with your child at home. You may also want to have your child name a word that begins with each letter sound. Take a peek at the Great Language Arts Practice Sites page on the blog. You will find many games to help your Kinder practice letter sounds at home.

Reading:

During Reader’s workshop we are identifying main idea, supporting details, characters, setting, problem, and solution. Please make sure your Kinder is reading with you or to you for 20mins. each night. After each story have your Kinder start from the beginning and retell the story. (Give prompts when needed.)

Writing: 

During Writer’s Workshop we are drawing detailed pictures, labeling our pictures to tell more about it; stretching out our sounds to spell words and adding sentences to tell more about experiences we have had. 

Math:

Daily counting to 100 with Jack Hartman and  “Number Talks” (representing numbers in a variety of ways) ten frames, five frames, dot cards…etc.  We will continue to review 2D and 3D shapes and will also work on classifying objects.

Math standard: MGSEK.MD.3 Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count.

*Practice counting to 100 by 1’s at home.  

When your Kinder can successfully count to 100 without prompting offer them a challenge:

  • 1. Have him/her start from a given number and count on. (say, “start at 4 and stop at 20” , “start at 12 and stop at 35”..etc.)
  • 2. Have him/her count down(backwards) from 50 or 100 to 0.
  • 3. Ask your Kinder “What number comes after ___ ?” “What number comes before ___?

Try this 3D shapes video: *I love how it pairs the shapes with real world objects. : ) 

The video below uses the vocabulary we have been learning in class.  *You may have to read the words to your Kinder.

Science: 

SKP2.Students will investigate different types of motion. a. Sort objects into categories according to their motion.

(straight, zigzag, round and round, back and forth, fast and slow, and motionless)

b. Push, pull, and roll common objects and describe their motions.

Important Dates…Mark Your Calendar! 

Thursday, 10/5:  Media Center Visit -Please make sure library books are in backpacks ready to be returned.

Friday, 10/6: All Pro Dad’s 7am in Cafe’  /  GRUB BURGER Spirit Night ; 5pm 

Tuesday, 10/10: Hispanic Heritage Projects are Due!

Thursday, 10/12: County-wide EARLY RELEASE DAY

Thursday, 10/12: Picture Retake Day

Thursday, 10/12: Publix Math Night 5pm

Friday, 10/13: Hispanic Heritage Day @ Teasley

October 16-20: Early Release/ CONFERENCE WEEK!

October 16-20: Book Fair in the Media Center 

Friday, October 20: Career Day!

Thursday, 10/26:  R. Davis Kinders Fall Craft Day! *more information to come*  / Bella’s Spirit Night 5pm

Friday, 10/27: $1 Dress Down Day / R. Davis Kinders Pumpkin Day! *more information to come*

As always, please let me know if you have questions. Have a FABULOUS week everyone!

-Mrs. Davis 

This Week In Kindergarten: (9/19-9/23)

Hello Kinder Parents!

I hope you are having a wonderful start to your week. We welcomed 3 new families to our Kinder Crew. Our Kinders have been amazing role models helping their classmates adjust to their new environment. Our Kinders are TRULY TIGER-IFIC and CARING! 

Thank you to the families who donated Target and Walmart gift cards to help Houston families with basic necessities that were lost in their flooded homes. The deadline has been extended; If you would like to help support this project, please send gift cards in an envelope marked Lemm Elementary by this Friday, 9/22.  This school was selected because it is in the hometown of a Teasley staff member and 100% of what is collected will go to the families in need. -Thank you so much! 

Here are a few notes and reminders.

CLASS NOTES:

Treasure Box Items Needed…Our treasure box is looking a little sad. : (  We need your help to add some excitement. : ) Please send; pencils, pens, erasers, note pads, party favors (dinosaurs, rings, bracelets, yo-yos, cars, trucks, whistles), stickers, etc.  Our Kinders love visiting the treasure box when they earn 10 stars. Let’s continue to reward them for their amazing Tiger Pride Behavior! 

Special Thanks to our Treasure box Faries: Mrs. Pearson, Mrs. Copley & Ms. Farmer…WE LOVE the treasure box goodies! 

PARTY ANIMALS IN-HOUSE FIELD TRIP: Thursday, 9/21 

SEPTEMBER HOMEWORK: Week 3 homework  (9/11-9/15) was checked on Monday and homework notebooks were sent back home. Remember to return homework notebooks each week. You can download a copy of September Homework Calendar by visiting the HOMEWORK page here on our blog. PLEASE NOTESome assignments will not require writing or drawing. 

**MEDIA CENTER: We will visit the Media Center on **WEDNESDAY**. Please make sure library books are in backpacks and are ready to be returned. Thanks for your help.

SHOW & TELL!:  Students may bring in ONE show and tell item that starts with a letter of their choice” A-Z to share on Friday. Students should only bring in ONE item to share.

TIGER READING CHALLENGE: The directions for Biblionasium (Tiger Reading Challenge) went home in the purple folders. You will need your Kinders student ID# to sign in. *see photo below -Visit Mrs. Crosby’s blog for more information. http://www.cobblearning.net/teasleylibrary/tiger-reading-challenge/ Happy Reading!

MYSTERY READERS: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080B44ACAB28ABFE3-calling -We have filled up the entire first half of the year. Yay! We look forward to having you.   

 

Our academic focus for this week:

Sight Words:

Focus:  you, an, can, no, am

Review:   the  , I  , to  , a, is,  my,  go,  me, like, on, in, so, we, it, and, up, at, see, he, do

Please practice these words at home with your child. Use the “Say!”, “Spell!” , “Say!” technique. It also helps to have your Kinder practice using their sight words in a sentence.

Phonics:  

Focus: Ll, Mm, Nn -We will practice correct letter formation, identification, and beginning sounds. We are continuing to practice listening skills and rhyming daily. *SHOW & TELL on FRIDAYS!

Review:  Aa, Bb , Cc, Dd, Ee, Ff, Gg, Hh, Ii, Jj, Kk

*Please practice identifying upper and lower case letters and their sounds with your child at home. You may also want to have your child name a word that begins with each letter sound. Take a peek at the Great Language Arts Practice Sites page on the blog. You will find many games to help your Kinder practice letter sounds at home.

Reading:

During Reader’s workshop we are identifying main idea, supporting details, characters, setting, problem, and solution.

Writing: 

During Writer’s Workshop we are drawing detailed pictures, labeling our pictures to tell more about it; stretching out our sounds to spell words and adding sentences to tell more about experiences we have had.

Math:

Daily counting to 100 with Jack Hartman and  “Number Talks” (representing numbers in a variety of ways) ten frames, five frames, dot cards…etc. We will continue to work within Unit 2. Our focus will be sorting and discussing how 2D and 3D shapes are the same or different.

Math standard: MGSEK.G.4 -Consistently and independently analyzes AND compares 2-D & 3-D shapes in different sizes and orientations using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, and other attributes

*Practice counting to 100 by 1’s at home.  

When your Kinder can successfully count to 100 without prompting offer them a challenge:

  • 1. Have him/her start from a given number and count on. (say, “start at 4 and stop at 20” , “start at 12 and stop at 35”..etc.)
  • 2. Have him/her count down(backwards) from 50 or 100 to 0.
  • 3. Ask your Kinder “What number comes after ___ ?” “What number comes before ___?

More subitizing practice: 

Science: 

SKL2. Students will compare the similarities and differences in groups of organisms.

  1. Explain the similarities and differences in animals. (Color, size, appearance, etc.)
  2. Recognize the similarities and differences between a parent and a baby.
  3. Match pictures of animal parents and their offspring explaining your reasoning.

e. Recognize that they are similar and different from other students.

Important Dates…Mark Your Calendar! 

Tuesday, 9/19: Willy’s Spirit Night 

Wednesday, 9/20:  Media Center Visit -Please make sure library books are in backpacks ready to be returned.

Thursday, 9/21: Party Animals In-house Field Trip

(9/25-9/29): FALL BREAK! -NO SCHOOL 

October 16-20: Early Release/ CONFERENCE WEEK!

As always, please let me know if you have questions. Have a FABULOUS week everyone!

-Mrs. Davis 

Support Houston

Kinder Family- As you know, the affects of Hurricane Harvey was and is very devastating. Many families in the Houston area are still in shelters and are wondering how they will be able to start over. To show our support, Team Teasley is “adopting” a school, Lemm Elementary, and collecting diapers for babies, toddlers, and adults. I wanted to share this information with you. Please read the flyers and donate if you can.

Thank you. -Mrs. Davis

This Week In Kindergarten: (9/11-9/15)

Hello Kinder Parents!

We are all anxiously waiting for Hurricane Irma to pass. I hope you and members of your extended family are all doing well.  Please give our Kinders BIG HUGS for me. I cannot wait to hear their hurricane/tropical storm thoughts and experiences when we return on Wednesday.  We are losing two days of instruction. I will try my best to stay on pace with our scope and sequence. 

Here are a few notes and reminders.

CLASS NOTES:

Treasure Box Items Needed…Our treasure box is looking a little sad. : (  We need your help to add some excitement. : ) Please send; pencils, pens, erasers, note pads, party favors (dinosaurs, rings, bracelets, yo-yos, cars, trucks, whistles), stickers, etc.  Our Kinders love visiting the treasure box when they earn 10 stars. Let’s continue to reward them for their amazing Tiger Pride Behavior! 

FIREFIGHTER VISIT: Thursday, 9/14  Yay! 

PARTY ANIMALS IN-HOUSE FIELD TRIP: Thursday, 9/21 Please return signed permission slips and $6 payment by 9/15. 

SEPTEMBER HOMEWORK: Week 2 (9/4-9/8) homework will be checked on Wednesday and homework notebooks will be sent back home. You can download a copy of September Homework Calendar by visiting the HOMEWORK page here on our blog. PLEASE NOTESome assignments will not require writing or drawing. 

MEDIA CENTER: We will visit the Media Center on THURSDAY. Please make sure library books are in backpacks and are ready to be returned. Thanks for your help.

SHOW & TELL!:  Students may bring in ONE show and tell item that starts with either an L, M or N to share on Friday. Students should only bring in ONE item to share.

TIGER READING CHALLENGE: The directions for Biblionasium (Tiger Reading Challenge) went home in the purple folders. Visit Mrs. Crosby’s blog for more information. http://www.cobblearning.net/teasleylibrary/tiger-reading-challenge/ Happy Reading! 

MYSTERY READER: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080B44ACAB28ABFE3-calling -Looks like we are have almost filled up the entire first half of the year. Yay! We look forward to having you.   

ROOM PARENTS: Tori Suenaga (Cade’s Mom), Meredith Copley(Clay’s Mom), Tiffany Washington (Alexis’s Mom), and Cassy Waters (Alexia’s Mom) will be our ROOM PARENTS this year!  Mrs. Suenaga will be my point of contact and will be sending emails with detailed information about school/classroom events, activities, and volunteer opportunities throughout the year. I am very appreciative and look forward to making this a memorable year for our Kinders.  Thank you ladies!

PERFECT ATTENDANCE:  Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Coming to school every day on-time is a key ingredient to student success. The Teasley Attendance Team wants to reward those students who come to school ready to learn and on time every day. Any student who has perfect attendance through the end of the 1st 9 weeks, Friday, October 6th, will receive recognition for their attendance. These students will receive a free dress down day, a surprise treat, and their pictures will be featured on the WWTN news broadcast. Students who have perfect attendance for the entire school year will be invited to a special celebration during the last week of school to praise their commitment to their education. Thank you for your support in getting your student to school every day! (no tardies)

Our academic focus for this week:

Sight Words: 

Focus:  at, see, he, do

Review:   the  , I  , to  , a, is,  my,  go,  me, like, on, in, so, we, it, and, up

Please practice these words at home with your child. Use the “Say!”, “Spell!” , “Say!” technique. It also helps to have your Kinder practice using their sight words in a sentence. 

Phonics:  

Focus: Ll, Mm, Nn -We will practice correct letter formation, identification, and beginning sounds. We are continuing to practice listening skills and rhyming daily. *SHOW & TELL on FRIDAYS!

Review:  Aa, Bb , Cc, Dd, Ee, Ff, Gg, Hh, Ii, Jj, Kk

*Please practice identifying upper and lower case letters and their sounds with your child at home. You may also want to have your child name a word that begins with each letter sound. Take a peek at the Great Language Arts Practice Sites page on the blog. You will find many games to help your Kinder practice letter sounds at home.

Reading:

During Reader’s workshop we are identifying main idea, supporting details, and asking questions to learn more about the books we are reading. 

Writing: 

During Writer’s Workshop we are drawing detailed pictures, labeling our pictures to tell more about it; stretching out our sounds to spell words and adding sentences to tell more about experiences we have had. 

Math:

Daily counting to 100 with Jack Hartman and  “Number Talks” (representing numbers in a variety of ways) ten frames, five frames, dot cards. We will continue to work within Unit 2. Our focus will be sorting and discussing how 2D and 3D shapes are the same or different.

Math standard: MGSEK.G.4 -Consistently and independently analyzes AND compares 2-D & 3-D shapes in different sizes and orientations using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, and other attributes

*Practice counting to 100 by 1’s at home.  

When your Kinder can successfully count to 100 without prompting offer them a challenge:

  • 1. Have him/her start from a given number and count on. (say, “start at 4 and stop at 20” , “start at 12 and stop at 35”..etc.)
  • 2. Have him/her count down(backwards) from 50 or 100 to 0.
  • 3. Ask your Kinder “What number comes after ___ ?” “What number comes before ___?

I introduced version 2 of the Subitizing Song last week. (see previous post for version 1). You can use it to practice w. your Kinder at home. 

Science: 

Students will work on categorizing living and nonliving things. Students will sort these into groups by using observable physical attributes.

Science Standards for the Week: SKL1 Students will sort living organisms and non-living materials into groups by observable physical attributes. SKL1.a Recognize the difference between living organisms and nonliving materials.

Important Dates…Mark Your Calendar! 

Thursday, 9/14: Firefighter Visit 

Thursday, 9/14:  Media Center Visit -Please make sure library books are in backpacks ready to be returned.

Friday, 9/15:  Show & Tell– Students may bring in ONE show and tell item that starts with either L, M, or N. Students should only bring in ONE item to share.

Friday, 9/15: Party Animals Permission Slip & Payment due

Tuesday, 9/19: Willy’s Spirit Night 

Thursday, 9/21: Party Animals In-house Field Trip

(9/25-9/29): FALL BREAK! -NO SCHOOL 

As always, please let me know if you have questions. Have a FABULOUS week everyone!

-Mrs. Davis 

WEEK 6: PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS

AMERICAN FLAG/GEORGIA FLAG Scavenger Hunt:

Click here to see our Kinder Scavenger Hunt PhotosFlag Hunt 2017  

Morning Message, Turn & Talk, Spanish w. Senora Vega, Duck & Cover

Show & Share 

Back to Football Friday 

Thank you for joining us Mrs. Copley!

This Week In Kindergarten: (September 5-8)

Hello Kinder Parents!

I hope you had a relaxing Labor Day weekend and are ready for another FANTASTIC week! Here are our class notes, important dates, and our academic focus for this week. Read carefully and email me if you have questions. 

CLASS NOTES:

K CLASS T-SHIRTS:  Order form and payment due tomorrow! : ) 

FIREFIGHTER VISIT: Thursday, 9/14  -Yay! 

PARTY ANIMALS IN-HOUSE FIELD TRIP: Thursday, 9/21 Please return signed permission slips and $6 payment as soon as possible. *you can see a sneak peek of this Field Trip on our FIELD TRIPS page here on the blog. http://www.cobblearning.net/mrsrdavis/field-trips/

SEPTEMBER HOMEWORK CALENDAR:  September’s homework calendar is in PURPLE folders. Please do not remove the homework calendar from the folder (it is easier to find/ keep up with). You can download additional copies by visiting the HOMEWORK page above.  Please note: Individual Homework Notebooks were sent home as well. Students are to complete the required “written” homework in their notebooks. Some assignments will not require writing or drawing. 

MEDIA CENTER: We will visit the Media Center on THURSDAY. Please make sure library books are in backpacks and are ready to be returned. Thanks for your help.

SHOW & TELL!:  Students may bring in ONE show and tell item that starts with either an I, J or K to share on Friday. Students should only bring in ONE item to share.

BACK TO FOOTBALL FRIDAY!: Teasley is partnering with the NFL and their PLAY60 campaign to host BACK TO FOOTBALL FRIDAY on Friday, September 8th. Students will participate in football related games and activities during their specials time and we would LOVE your help. Volunteers are welcomed and appreciated. Please use the following link to sign up for specific spots. http://signup.com/go/TuZrdJU  . Should you have any questions please feel free to contact Coach Homansky.

RAZ-KIDS: Last week, in your child’s purple folder was an information sheet with the login information and your Kinder’s password for Raz-Kids.  We introduced the students to Raz-Kids at school. Please take some time to use this great resource at home. For each book, students have to listen to the story (picture of an ear), then read the story independently (picture of a book), and depending on the reading level, answer comprehension questions (picture of a question mark). Students can’t move onto the next level until they have a green check mark under each of the pictures. https://www.kidsa-z.com/main/Login   

MYSTERY READER: Sign-up Genius Coming Soon! 

Our Academic Focus for this week:

Sight Words: 

Focus:  we, it, and, up

Review:   the  , I  , to  , a, is,  my,  go,  me, like, on, in, so

Please practice these words at home with your child. Use the “Say!”, “Spell!” , “Say!” technique. It also helps to have your Kinder practice using their sight words in a sentence. 

Phonics:  

Focus: Ii, Jj, Kk -We will practice correct letter formation, identification, and beginning sounds. We are continuing to practice listening skills and rhyming daily. *SHOW & TELL on FRIDAYS!

Review:  Aa, Bb , Cc, Dd, Ee, Ff, Gg, Hh

*Please practice identifying upper and lower case letters and their sounds with your child at home. You may also want to have your child name a word that begins with each letter sound. Take a peek at the Great Language Arts Practice Sites page on the blog. You will find many games to help your Kinder practice letter sounds at home.

Reading:

During Reader’s workshop we are working on building stamina, learning how to take care of books, and identifying main idea and supporting details. 

Writing: 

During Writer’s Workshop we will work on drawing a detailed picture; using 5 or more colors; labeling our pictures to tell more about it; stretching out our sounds to spell words as add sentences to tell more.

Math:

We will continue to work on establishing routines/procedures and using our math materials properly during our Math Workshop time. We started our daily routine of counting to 100 with Jack Hartman and  “Number Talks” (representing numbers in a variety of ways) ten frames, five frames, dot cards. Our focus for this week will be Unit 2; standards MGSEK.G.1 Consistently and independently describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, & describes the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, next to. MGSEK.G.2, 3. Consistently and independently correctly names 2-D shapes (square, circles, triangles, rectangles, hexagons) regardless

*Practice counting to 100 by 1’s at home.  

When your Kinder can successfully count to 100 without prompting offer them a challenge:

  • 1. Have him/her start from a given number and count on. (say, “start at 4 and stop at 20” , “start at 12 and stop at 35”..etc.)
  • 2. Have him/her count down(backwards) from 50 or 100 to 0.
  • 3. Ask your Kinder “What number comes after ___ ?” “What number comes before ___?

We use this video as a warm up to practice “subitizing”. You can use it to practice w. your Kinder at home. 

Social Studies: 

This week we will learn more about the American flag and Georgia Flag. I will post our student scavenger hunt photos during the week. 

Important Dates…Mark Your Calendar! 

Tuesday, 9/5: Class T-SHIRT order form and payment due!

Thursday, 9/7:  Media Center Visit -Please make sure library books are in backpacks ready to be returned.

Friday, 9/8: Back to Football Friday! 

Friday, 9/8: Fall Family Fun Night from 5-8pm on the Teasley Field -Come, bring your whole family and have fun with your Teasley community. 

Friday, 9/8:  Show & Tell– Students may bring in ONE show and tell item that starts with either I, J, or K. -Example of items for the letter Jj- “jacks”, “jump rope” , “jellybeans”, “jaguar”. …Students should only bring in ONE item to share.

Thursday, 9/14: Firefighter Visit 

Tuesday, 9/19: Willy’s Spirit Night 

Thursday, 9/21: Party Animals In-house Field Trip

 (9/25-9/29): FALL BREAK! -NO SCHOOL 

Thank you for sending headphones. Our Kinders will use them to take the MI (Math Inventory) on Thursday and the RI (Reading Inventory) next week. I will use the results of both assessments to help drive my reading and math instruction and meet the needs of our Kinders.

As always, please let me know if you have questions. Have a FABULOUS week everyone!

-Mrs. Davis 

Week 5: Photo Highlights

Morning Message & Clay Recognized on the Morning News

CONGRATULATIONS to our Teasley Tigers who competed and medaled in the Atlanta Youth Triathlon! We are proud of you!”

 

Math Stations- Subitizing, Matching Numerals to Sets, and Counting Strategies 

 

Our Visit to the Media Center & Our “Caught Being Good” GOLD COIN recipients! Yay!