Teaching Peace

Hello Kinder Family-

This is the Teaching Peace song from the video I uploaded to Dojo this morning. I promised the Kinders I would post it here so that they could sing it at home. We will be singing (& signing the chorus ) with ALL the Kinder Classes Friday morning.  *I am IMPRESSED with how well they did with the signs today. 

THIS WEEK IN KINDERGARTEN: 9/17-9/21 (REMINDERS, DATES, OUR ACADEMIC FOCUS, & PHOTOS)

Hello Kinder Parents!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are ready for another FANTASTIC week!

=class needs=

RECYCLABLE ITEMS:: OUR COLLECTION IS GROWING!! YAY THANK YOU!! Our next IB Unit (October) will cover motion and we will begin it with a STEM challenge to create something that moves. We are asking you to send in any clean and empty recyclable materials (for ex: regular or mini water bottles, small boxes such as cereal, cookie, or cracker boxes, paper towel and toilet paper rolls,…etc.). Also rolls of masking tape, straws, and pipe cleaners for construction purposes! Please send these in as you collect them.

OLD MAGAZINES:: (kids magazines, National Geographic, Southern Living types of magazines- appropriate for a K class!)

CLASS NOTES:

CLASSDOJO: Our students were given a choice between earning stars and Purple T’s (our current plan) OR switching to ClassDojo. ClassDojo was the CLEAR winner by a vote of 20 to 1!!! *(By the end of the day…that 1 vote was just as excited as everyone else… Especially after seeing their Dojo Avatar.)  Mrs. L and I are excited to begin using this program with our students this week.

Please download the app to connect to our class. Individual ClassDojo codes were sent home in purple folders on Friday!

Get connected in three easy steps:

 

Read more about ClassDojo and download the app here: https://www.classdojo.com/ 

READING/RAZ-KIDS: Students should be reading to you or with you for 20 minutes each night. RAZ-KIDS login instructions are in purple folders. Many students have logged on and are making progress to reach new reading levels. Keep it up guys!! -Here’s the link: https://www.kidsa-z.com/main/Login 

Special message from Mrs. Crosby, our AMAZING Media Specialist…

TIGER CHALLENGE: “The Tiger Reading Challenge has started! The September challenge for ALL students is to read 600 minutes this month. You have until October 1, 2018 to log minutes into Biblionasium. (Late minutes WILL NOT COUNT. Make sure you submit them on time.) Read books, magazines, newspapers, RAZ-kids, the cereal box at breakfast – ANYTHING. Just read. Exercise your brain. GOOD LUCK!”   Here is the link to Biblionasium (if the link does not work you can find it by simply googling “biblionasium”) :  https://www.biblionasium.com/#tab/content-back-to-school   –I emailed login instructions last week. : ) 

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

SHOW & TELL: FRIDAYStudents may bring in ONE show and tell item that begins with the following sounds: /short u/ (as in “umbrella”), /q/ ,  /z/ , /hard g/ (as in “goat” or “girl”),  and /x/ …Students should only bring in ONE item to share.

$1 DRESS DOWN DAY: FRIDAY-Students may “dress down”(wear a school appropriate outfit of their choice) for $1. Send one dollar to school with your kinder on Friday if they will be dressing out of uniform. Teasley Staff or Members of PTA / PAWS will collect their money as they arrive to school.

MYSTERY READER: Our Mystery Reader SignUp Genius is up. Follow the link and sign up if you would like to share a story with our class:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0548a4a62da6fe3-calling  We look forward to having you!

“Mrs. Miller was our Mystery Reader last week. She and Aziery read: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak and Seseme Street’s Just One You illustrated by Joseph. Mathieu. Thanks for stopping by!”

What we are working on this week:

IB Unit 1WHO WE ARE– All about Me: Emotions/colors. This is our last week in our first IB Unit.

Central Idea–

  • Members of a community have roles and responsibilities.

ELA:

  • Read Aloud: The Invisible BoyThe Girl Who Thought In Pictures, a variety of books about colors.
  • Phonics: letter/sound idenetification- Uu, Qq, Zz, Gg, Xx
  • Sight words: he, do, you, an – 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).

Writing:

  • Practicing labeling, stretching to write words, using color words and sight words .

Math:

  • Shapes: focus on 2D shapes, identifying, classify, comparing, finding 2 D shapes in real life
  • Count to 100
  • Word problem Friday: learning strategies to solve word problems that are read by the teacher

Try This:  

*Continue to practice counting to 100 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 ___?

 

Important Dates…Mark Your Calendar! 

Media Center: Thursday, September 13

Show and Tell– Friday; /short u/,  /z/ ,  /q/,  /g/ , /x/ 

$1 Dress Down Day -Friday, September 21 (Students who pay $1 may wear a school appropriate outfit of their choice to school.) 

Fall Break:  September 24-28 -NO SCHOOL 

Publix Math Night: Thursday, October 4;  5-7pm -I hope to see you there! 

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

-Mrs. Davis 

KINDERS IN ACTION!

*Photos are a great way to open dialogue at home. Share these photos with your Kinder and ask questions about the moments captured below. 

Future Community Helpers & Our Paper Bag Community Project

KINDERS IN ACTION!

*Photos are a great way to open dialogue at home. Share these photos with your Kinder and ask questions about the moments captured below. 

*A ((BIG THANK YOU)) to Mrs. Perry for helping us with our Project!  We appreciate you!!!  

Technology in the Classroom, Reading w. Book Buddies, Show & Tell

KINDERS IN ACTION!

*Photos are a great way to open dialogue at home. Share these photos with your Kinder and ask questions about the moments captured below. 

Football Friday 2018!

KINDERS IN ACTION!

*Photos are a great way to open dialogue at home. Share these photos with your Kinder and ask questions about the moments captured below. 

 

THIS WEEK IN KINDERGARTEN: 9/10-9/14 (REMINDERS, DATES, OUR ACADEMIC FOCUS)

Hello Kinder Parents!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are ready for another FANTASTIC week!

=class needs=

Our next IB Unit (October) will cover motion and we will begin it with a STEM challenge to create something that moves. We are asking you to send in any clean and empty recyclable materials (for ex: regular or mini water bottles, small boxes such as cereal, cookie, or cracker boxes, paper towel and toilet paper rolls,…etc.). Also rolls of masking tape, straws, and pipe cleaners for construction purposes! Please send these in as you collect them.- Thanks!

CLASS NOTES:

READING/RAZ-KIDS: Students should be reading to you or with you for 20 minutes each night. RAZ-KIDS login instructions are in purple folders. Many students have logged on and are making progress to reach new reading levels. Keep it up guys!! -Here’s the link: https://www.kidsa-z.com/main/Login 

Special message from Mrs. Crosby, our AMAZING Media Specialist…

TIGER CHALLENGE: “The Tiger Reading Challenge has started! The September challenge for ALL students is to read 600 minutes this month. You have until October 1, 2018 to log minutes into Biblionasium. (Late minutes WILL NOT COUNT. Make sure you submit them on time.) Read books, magazines, newspapers, RAZ-kids, the cereal box at breakfast – ANYTHING. Just read. Exercise your brain. GOOD LUCK!”

Read more about the TIGER READING CHALLENGE and watch instructional videos about Biblionasium on Mrs. Crosby’s Blog: http://www.cobblearning.net/teasleylibrary/tiger-reading-challenge/

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

SHOW & TELL: FRIDAYStudents may bring in ONE show and tell item that begins with the following sounds: /k/, /y/ ,  /v/ and /d/. -Example of items for /k/ – “kite”, “Kit-Kat” candy bar, “koala”. …Students should only bring in ONE item to share.

MYSTERY READER: Our Mystery Reader SignUp Genius is up. Follow the link and sign up if you would like to share a story with our class:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0548a4a62da6fe3-calling  We look forward to having you!

“Mrs. Peet was our Mystery Reader last week. She read: Brownilocks and the Three Bowls of Corn Flakes By Enid Richemont & Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct by Mo Willems. Thanks for stopping by!”

What we are working on this week:

IB Unit 1WHO WE ARE– All About Me & My American Community- symbols (Pledge of Allegiance / Georgia Flag / American Flag)

Central Idea–

  • Members of a community have roles and responsibilities.

ELA:

  • Read Aloud: Pete The Cat. I Love My White ShoesBrown Bear, to study color words
  • We will read about American Symbols: Identify and compare and contrast The United States and Georgia Flags. Learn about the Pledge of Allegiance, read The Pledge of Allegiance
  • Phonics: letter/sound idnetification- Kk, Yy, Vv, Dd
  • Sight words: it, and, up, at, see – 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).

Writing:

  • Practicing labeling, stretching to write words, using color words and sight words  -During independent writing time students will draw/create their own flag or symbol to represent themselves, label, and “write” to describe it.  (ex. My flag is red. My flag has stripes. )

Math:

  • Inquiry into 2d shapes/3d objects
  • Count to 100
  • Word problem Friday: learning strategies to solve word problems that are read by the teacher

Try This:  

*Continue to practice counting to 100 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 ___?

 

Important Dates…Mark Your Calendar! 

Willies Spirit Night –  Tuesday, September 11; 5 pm

Media Center: Thursday, September 13

Show and Tell– Friday; /k/,  /y/ ,  /v/,  /d/

$1 Dress Down Day -Friday, September 21 (Students who pay $1 may wear a school appropriate outfit of their choice to school.) 

Fall Break:  September 24-28 -NO SCHOOL 

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

-Mrs. Davis 

**Photos will be uploaded this evening.  I am SUPER excited to share what our Kinders have been up to.

Stay Tuned! : ) 

Back To Football Friday is TOMORROW!!!

Back to football Friday is tomorrow. Students are encouraged to wear their favorite NFL jersey to school.

(College jerseys/tshirts or ANY football shirt  is okay.)

Students who wear a football jersey or shirt can wear athletic bottoms.

Looking forward to a wonderful experience with our Kinders!

THIS WEEK IN KINDERGARTEN: 9/4-9/7 (REMINDERS, DATES, OUR ACADEMIC FOCUS)

Hello Kinder Parents!

I hope you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend with your family and are ready for another FANTASTIC week!

=class needs=

Our next IB Unit (October) will cover motion and we will begin it with a STEM challenge to create something that moves. We are asking you to send in any clean and empty recyclable materials (for ex: regular or mini water bottles, small boxes such as cereal, cookie, or cracker boxes, paper towel and toilet paper rolls,…etc.). Also rolls of masking tape, straws, and pipe cleaners for construction purposes! Please send these in as you collect them.- Thanks!

CLASS NOTES:

T-SHIRTS:  Order forms for Kindergarten class T-Shirts were sent home last week.  Return your order form and payment in the envelope provided by Friday!!

READING: Students should be reading to you or with you for 20 minutes each night. RAZ-KIDS login instructions were sent  home last week. I am SUPER excited for you to take advantage of this valuable resource. Read more about Raz-Kids here: https://www.raz-kids.com/main/AboutRazKids/ 

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

SHOW & TELL: FRIDAYStudents may bring in ONE show and tell item that begins with the following sounds: /w/, /l/, and /j/. -Example of items for /j/ – “jump rope”, “Joker” action figure, “jelly beans”. …Students should only bring in ONE item to share.

“BACK TO FOOTBALL FRIDAY”:  Friday on September 7th –Students are encouraged to wear their favorite NFL football gear.  During our specials time the students will participate in football related stations testing their throwing, catching, kicking, punting, and speed/agility.

Our Coaches are still in need of volunteers to help during our time. To volunteer please use this link  http://signup.com/go/WscGUKW

MYSTERY READER: Our Mystery Reader SignUp Genius is up. Follow the link and sign up if you would like to share a story with our class:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0548a4a62da6fe3-calling  We look forward to having you!

 

“Mrs. Perry was our Mystery Reader last week. She read: Rosie Revere Engineer by  Andrea Beaty. Thanks for stopping by!”

What we are working on this week:

IB Unit 1WHO WE ARE– All About Me: Community Workers

Central Idea–

  • Members of a community have roles and responsibilities.

ELA:

  • Read Aloud: Pigeon Wants A Puppy, Pigeon Needs A Bath, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.
  • We will be using these books as we discuss Labor Day and “wants/needs”
  • We will read about Labor Day and learn about Teasley Community Workers
  • Phonics: letter/sound identification- Ww, Ll, Jj
  • Sight words: on, in, so, we – 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).

Writing:

  • Practicing labeling drawings by labeling pictures of community helpers. Write about a job that they might want to have when they grow up. This is a great time for you to share with your child the kinds of jobs that the adults in your family have (or have had).

Math:

  • Continued practice with number 0-10: focusing on numbers that come before and after a given number (you can talk at home about things that you do before and after: bedtime, dinner etc), also counting on from a given number that is not 1 (1-20)
  • Count to 100
  • Word problem Friday: learning strategies to solve word problems that are read by the teacher

*Practice counting to 100 at home. 

Try This:  *another one of our favorites 

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 ___?

Important Dates…Mark Your Calendar! 

 

Media Center: Thursday, September 6

Show and Tell– Friday; /w/,  /l/,  /j/

Back to Football: Friday, September 7  –Students wear their favorite team jersey to school!

Kindergarten T-Shirt Orders Due: Friday, September 7

Family Fun Night – [email protected] Teasley from 5-7 pm

Willies Spirit Night –  Tuesday, September 11; 5 pm

Fall Break:  September 24-28 -NO SCHOOL 

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

-Mrs. Davis 

KINDERS IN ACTION!

PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS:

*Photos are a great way to open dialogue at home. Share these photos with your Kinder and ask questions about the activity pictured below.

“E” is for Experiment!-

*Fizzing Colors*