THIS WEEK IN KINDERGARTEN: (1/14-1/18)

Hello Kinder Parents!

I hope you are staying warm and cozy on this chilly day and are having a great start to your week.

Class notes:

100th DAY CELEBRATION: Kindergarten will be celebrating the 100th Day of School on Wednesday, January 16th, and ask that students create and wear their 100th day shirt to school on that day with standard attire bottoms The 16th is the 100th day celebration for Kindergarten ONLY because of a scheduling conflict….Unless you hear something different from another grade level.

*100th Day letter & ideas below: 

SIX FLAGS READING LOGS: Six Flags reading logs were sent home before the break. Keep logging those minutes. Return your reading log when it is complete.

TALENT SHOW: Mark your Calendars…K-2 Talent Show is Friday, March 22, 2018!

Is your student interested in showing off their amazing talent on stage? Auditions for the K-2nd Grade Talent Show will take place on Thursday, February 2, 2019 after school. Please complete and return the permission slip to school by Friday, January 25th at 2:45 pm. 

Our class will be performing a group dance in the Talent Show this year! YAY!  Permission forms for individual acts and our class act will go home this week! This will be the third year my class has performed in the show. It is always an exciting time for our Kinders to be on stage!

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

SHOW & TELL: Students may bring one object that contains one of the following digraph sounds (/sh/, /ch/, /wh/, /th/) 

CALLING ALL MYSTERY READERS: It’s time to sign up again to be a Mystery Reader! Yay! If you would like to be a mystery reader in our classroom, please follow the link and sign-up for a date that works best for you.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0548A4A62DA6FE3-calling1   We are excited to have you join us and look forward to seeing you soon! 

This week we are learning:

IB Unit- How We Organize Ourselves: Citizenship

ELA:

  • This week we will be exploring citizenship through reading books about Winter and how people can help each other.
  • Next week we will begin studying Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr his impact on our country and his example of citizenship. 
  • Phonics: diagraph sounds of sh, th, wh, ph, ck, ch, open and closed cvc words and using them in our writing.
  • Sight words: more, or, not (list C) 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:

  • Drawing, labeling, stretching out words to be able to write the beginning, ending, and middle sounds.
  • Every Monday we do a narrative write about our weekend. For our 100th Day of School Theme…We will write to tell: What we will be doing when we are 100, what we would like 100 of, and what we would spend $100.00 on! : )

MATH: 

  • Comparing numerals and sets using vocabulary words (greater than, less than, and equal), Recognizing patterns on the Hundred’s Chart, and a variety of 100th day math activities on Wednesday! 
  • Word problem Friday: learning strategies to solve word problems that are read by the teacher

Mark Your Calendars: 

1/15: Fire Safety Program in the media center

1/15: ASP open house 4pm

1/16: 100th day Celebration!!! *wear 100th day shirts

1/16: Guidance with Ms. Harris

1/17: Media Center Story & Check out , *make sure Library Books AND “book baggies” are in backpacks!

1/18: Show and tell: Digraph Sounds (/sh/ , /wh/, /ch/, /th/) 

1/18: Dress Down $1.00

1/18: Performing Arts Day

1/21: MLK Holiday (NO SCHOOL)

=*REMINDER: The Art Barn Field Trip has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 26th! 

Have a wonderful week! -Mrs. Davis 

 

Second Quarter Perfect Attendance

The Attendance Commmittee would like to congratulate to the following students who had

PERFECT ATTENDANCE (0 absences and 0 tardies) for the 2nd Quarter:

Layla H.

Micah J. 

Akorede K. 

Aziery M.

Jordan R.

Thank you, parents, for getting your child to school on time every day!  The students listed above are allowed to dress down this Wednesday, January 9th and will receive a backpack tag, special treat, and will be entered in the drawing for a NEW BIKE!!! YAY!  Furthermore, those students who have perfect attendance for the entire school year will have the opportunity to participate in a end of year celebration during the last week of school as well as FOUR entries into the drawing for the bike! Thank you so much for your support with getting your student to school on time every day.

CCSD Delayed Tuesday

“Dear CCSD Parents/Staff,

In an effort to help you plan for tomorrow morning’s work and school schedule as early as possible, the Cobb County School District has delayed the start of school by 2 hours tomorrow, Tuesday, December 11th.

The CCSD has reached this decision out of an abundance of caution and in order to align with the announcement from the Governor’s Office. We will continue to monitor conditions and reports from the National Weather Service throughout the evening.”

To read more about how CCSD’s Winter Weather  decisioins are made…click here: http://cobbcast.cobbk12.org/?p=26210 

Be safe out there!

This Week In Kindergarten: (12/10-12/14) AND (12/17-12/21)

Hello Kinder Parents!

Here are a few reminders and class notes for the weeks ahead. Please mark your calendar and refer to this post when needed. 

UPCOMING CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES:

MONDAY-FRIDAY, (12/10-14): CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD ROTATIONSOur Kinders will travel to different Countries (classrooms) to learn about special Christmas traditions and celebrations. Our Kinders will visit Italy, France, Holland, USA, and Mexico (our class)! 

WEDNESDAY, (12/12): $1 PAJAMA DAY Students can wear PAJAMAS to school if they bring $1.00. Funds will be donated towards Fifth Grade’s Spring Field Trip. 

THURSDAY, (12/13): MEDIA CENTER– Return LIBRARY and BOOK BAGGIES.

FRIDAY, (12/14): GIVING MARKET SHOPPING DAY!  *read more about the Giving Market below 

MONDAY, (12/17): GINGERBREAD HOUSES!  Our Kinders will be creating their very own Gingerbread Houses. We have collected milk cartons and need your help with edible decorations (skittles, graham crackers, candy canes…etc.). Mrs. Perry is developing a signup genius for this and our other Holiday activities. THANK YOU for MAKING THIS EXPERIENCE a SUCCESS for our KINDERS! : ) 

TUESDAY, (12/18): “SNOWMEN AT NIGHT” TECHNOLOGY LESSON: In order to meet our technology standard, our Kinders will have a special technology lesson in the Media Center with our Media Specialist, Mrs. Crosby. 

WEDNESDAY, (12/19): CLASS HOLIDAY PARTY! 

THURSDAY, (12/20): MEDIA CENTER-Please make sure LIBRARY and BOOK BAGGIES are in backpacks and are ready to be returned. Thanks for your help.

FRIDAY, (12/21): POLAR EXPRESS DAY! -We will watch Polar Express and make hot chocolate & S’mores.

FRIDAY, (12/21): $1 DRESS DOWN DAY! 

*REMEMBER: THURSDAY & FRIDAY (12/20-12/21) are EARLY RELEASE DAYS!

HOLIDAY BREAK: No School Monday, December 24th– Friday, January 4th 

SIX FLAGS READING LOGS: All TES students will be given a Six Flags reading log to complete during the break. Students who are marked as having read 6+ hours will receive a free ticket to Six Flags. Six Flags Reading Logs will be placed in student folders and will be due after Winter Break. 

 

Happy Holidays! Thank you for all you do. –Mrs. Davis

THE GIVING MARKET:

(The following information was sent to you via email from our wonderful Room Parent, Mrs. Perry. THANK YOU!) 

Hi Classroom Parents!

Hopefully you have heard about the upcoming holiday shop experience coming to our school – The Giving Market! We are only a few days away from this unique experience for your student and I wanted to make sure you were aware of some of the resources that are coming home.

Your child should have a Student Giving Guide, a Giving Envelope, and a free Giving Dollar. These all are for the Giving Market experience kicking off on Thursday, 12/13. Be sure to review the Giving Guide and talk to your student about who they could get gifts for when our class visits the holiday shop!

 Together with your child, decide on some amazing items for them to purchase for others. They can write down their “gift list” on the back of their Student GivingGuide. Make sure to send all cash, check (payable to Teasley Tigers PAWS Foundation), and Giving Dollar back in your student’s Giving Envelope the day their class visits the Giving Market.

 Don’t want to send in cash? Visit http://www.givingmarket.com and click “Purchase Store Credit” to securely pay for store credit to be used when your student visits the Giving Market.

 There are plenty of resources online as well and our school wants you and your family to know as much as possible about how the Giving Market isn’t just a fun holiday experience for our class. 

·      Start here: https://www.givingmarket.com/for-students-parents/

·      Gift Ideas: https://www.givingmarket.com/gifts/

We love hosting this event for our children, but we NEED volunteers to make this work.  Please take a few hours to come volunteer and watch the children’s joy as they shop for their family and loved ones.  Each volunteer will be given a Holly Jolly necklace as well as $5 credit to spend in the store!  Use the link below to sign up today!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4BA9A822A6FF2-teasley40

Let the giving season begin!

Warmly,
Meghan Perry

 

This Week in Kindergarten: 11/26-11/30 (REMINDERS, IMPORTANT DATES, & OUR ACADEMIC FOCUS)

 Our Kinders came back to a HUGE surprise after break!…We have TURF on the Primary Playground!!! YAY!! 

Your support made this possible! Thank you! : ) 

Hello Kinder Parents!

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

CLASS NOTES:

BRRRR…IT’S COLD!: Just a reminder that even though the weather is colder we will go outside for recess whenever possible, so please make sure to send your student in appropriate clothing.  They can wear gloves and winter hats. Please make sure EVERYTHING is LABELED. We want to make sure you get them back if they are lost.

FAMILY PROJECT: Information regarding this project was sent home in purple folders before the break. It is completely optional and does not need to be anything fancy, just a way for your child to share a family tradition with our class. We will share them throughout the week.

MYSTERY READER: We have ONE space left for a Mystery Reader! 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. McClure was our Mystery Reader last week. She read: Wild About You and Power Down Little Robot. Thanks for stopping by!”

Key skills and standards we are working on:

IB Unit- How We Express Ourselves: Family Traditions and Celebrations

Sight Words:  has, her, him, call

*Students are expected to  know 25 sight words by December.

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 practicing their sight words every night for a few minutes. These important words will help your child with their reading and writing.  *The complete list of sight words(High Frequency Words) A-H can be found on the Sight Word page: http://www.cobblearning.net/mrsrdavis/sight-word-list/

Phonics: 

  • Focus:  reviewing letters and sounds. Making words using the word families: -at, -ag, -ap (ex fat, cat bag, flag)

*Students are expected to identify 52 letters and produce 23 consonant sounds …Keep Practicing. You are doing great!

Reading: 

Read Aloud: We will be reading books about family traditions and celebrations The Relatives CameEveryone Eats Rice. Sharing Family celebrations projects.

Writing:

  • Drawing, labeling, stretching out words to be able to write the beginning, ending, and middle sounds.
  • Every Monday we do a narrative write about our weekend.
  • Students will be writing to share what makes them unique and what is unique about their families.

Math:

  • Count to 100, counting on from a given number to anther number, numbers “before” and “after” a given number
  • Comparing numbers within 10: greater than, less than, equal to. We will also introduce the <, >, = symbols (we use the alligator: he faces the greater number and chomps it down. When the numbers are the same he does not know which to eat and turns into and equal sign)
  • Word problem Friday: learning strategies to solve word problems that are read by the teacher

*Continue to practice counting to 100 at home. Remember we are looking for consistency and accuracy.

Mark Your Calendars…

11/29-(Thursday) Return Library Books & BOOK BAGGIES

11/30-(Friday) Show & Tell -SHARING FAMILY PROJECTS

*Visit & Follow Teasley PTA’s Facebook page for more school events and activities: https://www.facebook.com/TeasleyElementaryPTA/ 

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

-Mrs. Davis : ) 

THIS WEEK IN KINDERGARTEN: 11/12-11/16 (REMINDERS, IMPORTANT DATES, & OUR ACADEMIC FOCUS)

Hello Kinder Parents!

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

ART BARN FIELD TRIP:  Parents: I hope that everyone has seen my message update about our field trip tomorrow. We had hoped that the weather would improve but since it has not we will look for a time to reschedule. We will let you know just as soon as we have a new date. Students should wear regular Teasley uniform tomorrow.

THANKSGIVING FEAST: Tuesday, November 13 from 11:40-12:20.

MYSTERY READER: We have TWO spaces left for Mystery Readers! 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 read: She Persisted Around the World by Chelsea Clinton. Thanks for stopping by!”

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

DG & PEARLS SERVICE PROJECT DEADLINE EXTENDED-

“Our Teasley Distinguished Gentlemen and PEARLS students need your help!  They will be assembling care packages to distribute to those in need as a community service project. They are asking for donations of items to include in these care packages. Please consider donating one or a few of the items listed:  Trash Bags, Combs, Men’s Socks. Women’s Socks, Packs of Peanut Butter Crackers, Packs of Cheese Crackers, Chapstick, Nail Clippers, Hand Wipes, Toothpaste, Individually Packaged Toothbrushes, Individual Tissue Packs, Bandaids  We will be accepting these donations until November 28th” 

 

Key skills and standards we are working on:

IB UNIT- HOW WE EXPRESS OURSELVES: Thanksgiving

Sight Words:  as, long, by, day

*Students are expected to  know 25 sight words by December.

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 practicing their sight words every night for a few minutes. These important words will help your child with their reading and writing.  *The complete list of sight words(High Frequency Words) A-H can be found on the Sight Word page: http://www.cobblearning.net/mrsrdavis/sight-word-list/

Try This: (spelling practice)

Phonics: 

  • Focus:  reviewing letters and sounds. Making words using the word families: -at, -ag, -ap (ex fat, cat bag, flag)

*Students are expected to identify 52 letters and produce 23 consonant sounds …Keep Practicing. You are doing great!

Reading: 

Read Aloud: We will be reading books about Thanksgiving traditions and celebrations from the past and present. On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday we will be rotating among other kindergarten classes as each teacher shares information and a craft about our celebration of Thanksgiving.

Writing:

  • Drawing, labeling, stretching out words to be able to write the beginning, ending, and middle sounds.
  • Every Monday we do a narrative write about our weekend. We are working on adding details to our writing.
  • Informational writing: Turkeys

Math:

  • Count to 100, counting on from a given number to anther number, numbers “before” and “after” a given number
  • Sorting groups of objects and comparing: less, more, equal and by how many. Ex. sorting objects by color- which group has the most and how many more do they have. How can we tell? Matching objects in one to one correspondence.
  • Word problem Friday: learning strategies to solve word problems that are read by the teacher

*Continue to practice counting to 100 at home. Remember we are looking for consistency and accuracy.

Mark Your Calendars…

Book fair: 11/12-11/16 –Please place book fair money in a labeled envelope. Students may visit the book fair any day that you send money.

11/13 Thanksgiving Feast: 12:40-1:20 -We look forward to seeing you there. Be sure to arrive in enough time to pay and sign in.5

11/15 Return Library Books & BOOK BAGGIES

11/16 Show & Tell -STUDENT CHOICE

11/16 – $1.00 Dress Down Day

11/19-11/22- Thanksgiving Break

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

-Mrs. Davis