THIS WEEK IN KINDERGARTEN: APRIL 22-26

Hello Kinder Parents,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are having a great start to your week! 

CLASS NOTES:

  • Intent Forms are DUE TOMORROW!!!  Please make sure you fill out and return your 2019-2020 intent form with the required Utility Bill if you have not already done so.
  • We are going to Smith Gilbert Gardens on Thursday. Kinders are asked to wear their ORANGE class shirts to school on this day.
  • Spring conferences are in full swing. I have enjoyed meeting with you and look forward to seeing more Kinder Parents this week and next.

Important Dates:

  • 4/25 Field Trip to Smith Gilbert Gardens- wear class shirts and bring lunches in disposable bags if your child is not buying from the café.
  • 4/26 (FRIDAY) Media Center Visit- Make sure Libary Books and Book Baggies are in backpacks ready to be returned!!!
  • 4/26 Show and tell – Animals

Mark Your Calendars:

  • 4/26 Last All Pro Dad’s
  • 4/26 School tour: 8:15
  • 4/29 Teacher appreciation
  • 4/30 Wades Spirit night 5pm
  • 5/8 Field Day: due to space constraints, parents are only invited to come to Field Day if they are volunteering. A sign up genius will be sent out by Coach Homansky.
  • 5/14 Kindergarten Awards Day- 9:10-9:40

This week we are learning:

IB Unit- Sharing Our Planet: Animal and their habitats

ELA:

  • Phonics: study of suffixes : review -s,-es, -ed,-ing;
  • Sight words: would, water, way (list D)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 able to read 75 words by the end of this quarter, moving towards 100)

Writing:

  • Earth Day: EQ: How can we keep our Earth clean and happy?
  • Eric Carle Book Study; responding to literature and comparing texts

Math:

  • Review 2D and 3 D shape: distinguish flat and solid, compare 2D and # D shapes using sides, vertexes, similarities, compose an animal out of 2D shapes
  • Addition and subtraction within 10, practicing subtraction word problems and subtraction fluency

Have a wonderful week!

THIS WEEK IN KINDERGARTEN: APRIL 15-19

Hello Kinder Parents,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are having for a fantastic week! 

CLASS NOTES:

  • Welcome Mattison and her family to our class! We are happy to have you.
  • We will go to the Smith Gilbert Gardens on April 25. Please return the permission slip and payment by Monday 4/22.
  • Spring conferences start this week. Please make sure you are signed up if you want to meet with me before the end of the year.

Important Dates:

  • 4/18 Media Center Visit -return books and book baggies
  • No Show & Tell This week (We will have a special visitor and egg hunt!)
  • 4/19 Egg Hunt (Please send eggs on or before FRIDAY!)
  • 4/25 Field Trip to Smith Gilbert Gardens

Mark Your Calendars:

  • 5/8 Field Day: due to space constraints, parents are only invited to come to Field Day if they are volunteering. A sign up genius will be sent out by Coach Homansky.
  • 5/10: Placement Requests are due to Mrs. Mansfield!
  • 5/14 Kindergarten Awards Day- 9:10-9:40am in our classroom.

This week we are learning:

IB Unit- Sharing Our Planet: Animals

ELA:

  • We are beginning our study of animals by compare information form fiction and non fiction books.
  • Inquiry Station: Animal Coverings (sorting boxes)
  • Phonics: study of suffixes : review glued sounds; intro. -s,-es, -ed,-ing
  • Sight words: been, use, who (list D)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 able to read 75 words by the end of this quarter, moving towards 100)

Writing:

  • Drawing, labeling, stretching out words to be able to write the beginning, ending, and middle sounds. Students should be correctly spelling sight words.
  • Every Monday we do a narrative write about our weekend. Informational and opinion pieces about animals: this week rabbits.

Math:

  • Addition and subtraction within 10
  • Addition and Subtraction Word problems: learning strategies to solve word problems

Have a wonderful week!

This Week in Kindergarten: April 8-12

Hello Kinder Parents,

Welcome back! I hope you had a restful and enjoyable Spring Break.  It is hard to believe we will begin our LAST 7 / (6 1/2 ) weeks of Kindergarten this week! Wow! Time flies!

Class Notes:

  • Please remember to send in a small snack each day.
  • Look for information and permission slips to come home this week for our last field trip. We will go to the Smith Gilbert Gardens on April 25.
  • Spring conferences will start next week.

Important Dates:

  • 4/11 Media Center Visit -return books and book baggies
  • 4/12 Show and Tell: ALL ABOUT PLANTS-!(seeds, fruits, vegetables, flowers, trees, something made from plants)

This week we are learning:

IB Unit- Sharing Our Planet: Plants

ELA:

  • We are going to compare fiction and non fiction books about plants.
  • Inquiry Station: Maps, Globes, Atlas
  • Phonics: study of suffixes : Vowel Review, Blends, Suffixes adding -s, -es, -ed, -ing
  • Sight words: them, time, two (list D)if your child already recognizes these sight words ask them to practice writing them in sentences. (Students should be able to read 50 words at this point moving towards 75)

Writing:

  • Drawing, labeling, stretching out words to be able to write the beginning, ending, and middle sounds. Students should be correctly spelling sight words.
  • Every Monday we do a narrative write about our weekend. Informational and opinion pieces about plants

Math:

  • Addition and subtraction within 10
  • Addition and Subtraction Word problems: learning strategies to solve word problems

Have a wonderful week!

THIRD 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 3rd Quarter:

Layla H.

Akorede K. 

Aziery M.

Nathan P. 

Thank you, parents, for getting your child to school on time every day!  The students listed above are allowed to dress down this Monday, March 25th, received a 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.

THIS WEEK IN KINDERGARTEN: (3/11-3/15)

 

Happy Monday Kinder Family! 

I hope you are all adjusting to the time change and are having a great start to your week so far. 

Here are a few notes and reminders for this week: 

CLASS NOTES:

TALENT SHOW: Our Kinders are working hard to memorize the dance for our Talent Show performance. Please continue to work on this at home.

EARLY RELEASE IS WEDNESDAY! 

PICTURE DAY IS FRIDAY:  If you would like to order pictures, please return the order form, along with payment, ON FRIDAY (not before)! Standard attire is not required, however, class pictures will be taken and we want everyone to look their very best.  Our photographers will be running on a schedule. Please be on time. We would not want your Kinder to miss being in the class photo. 

*FIELD TRIPS: Permission slips and money for our field trips are due on March 13!

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: “SOMETHING GREEN” !

CALLING ALL MYSTERY READERSIf 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- Sharing Our Planet: Living and Non Living

ELA:

  • Using non fiction and fiction books to investigate what characteristics are necessary to be considered living or non living.
  • Discovery/Inquiry Station: Living and Non living things
  • Phonics:  Introduce– The FLOSS rule (When one syllable ends with an f, l, s, z and has a short vowel sound. It is usually spelled with an ff, ll, ss, or zz)   ie jazz, less, cliff
  • Sight words: that, their, how (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).  =(students should be able to read at least 50 words at this point)

Writing:

  • Informational and Opinion writing about Living & Nonliving things
  • Drawing, labeling, stretching out words to be able to write the beginning, ending, and middle sounds. Students should be correctly spelling sight words.
  • Every Monday we do a narrative write about our weekend. Informational and opinion writing about living and non living
  • St Patrick’s Day Fun on Friday!

Math:

  • Reviewing: decomposing within 5, number order, greater/lessthan/equal to, and counting groups of objects up to 20 in a line or circle.
  • Addition and Subtraction within 5.
  • Word problem Friday: learning strategies to solve word problems read by the teacher.

Mark your calendars…

Wednesday, March 13: EARLY RELEASE

Thursday, 3/14: MEDIA CENTER VISIT: Story & Checkout, *make sure Library Books & Book baggies are in backpacks!

Thursday, 3/14: PTA MEETING w. Presentation by Susan Norris

Friday, 3/15: SHOW & TELL: “SOMETHING GREEN

Friday, 3/15: PICTURE DAY!

March 18: GEM MINING (IN SCHOOL FIELD TRIP)

March 22: K-2 TALENT SHOW

March 26: ART BARN FIELD TRIP

March 29: DRESS DOWN DAY

SPRING BREAK: 4/1-4/5

Have a wonderful week! -Mrs. Davis 

 

THIS WEEK IN KINDERGARTEN: (2/25-3/1)

Hello Kinder Parents!

Thank you all for the sweet cards and treats on Valentine’s Day. I hope that everyone had a wonderful break! It is hard to believe we are nearing the end of third quarter! WOW!  Time is flying.

Here are a few class notes and reminders for this week. 

CLASS NOTES:

BOOK CHARACTER DAY @ TEASLEY: FRIDAY, MARCH 1st !  I can’t wait to see who your Kinder will be. *see previous post for more information  https://www.cobblearning.net/mrsrdavis/2019/02/15/read-across-america-day-teasley/ 

*FIELD TRIPS: Please watch for important information and field trip permission slips to come home this week- ART BARN (rescheduled) and GEM MINING (in school field trip).

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: “BOOK CHARACTERS” 

CALLING ALL MYSTERY READERS: 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: Rocks and Soil

EQ: How can we use our senses to organize things from the earth? 

ELA:

  • We will be exploring and classifying earth materials: rocks, soil, air, water using the senses. We will explore a variety of books and videos to gain more information. Some other books that we will read are: Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, A Pebble For Your Thoughts and connect our study to our work last week on kindness.
  • Phonics: Review all long vowel pattern words: cvce (bossy e), ee,ea,oa etc
  • Sight words: people, then, his. (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. Students should be correctly spelling sight words.
  • Every Monday we do a narrative write about our weekend. Informational writing about earths materials..

Math:

  • Decomposing within 5 (students that mastered this will work within 10) Focus on subtraction
  • Word problem Friday: learning strategies to solve word problems that are read by the teacher.

Mark your calendars…

Tuesday, 2/26: Chick Fil A Spirit Night; 5-8pm

Thursday, 2/28: Book Fair Preview & Checkout, *make sure Library Books are in backpacks!

Friday, 3/1: Book Character Day @ Teasley!

Friday, 3/1: SHOW & TELL: “BOOK CHARACTERS”- costume and book.

Friday, 3/1: All Pro Dads

March 2: Specials Night; 5-7pm

March 13: EARLY RELEASE

March 15: Picture Day!

March 18: Gem Mining

March 26: Art Barn Field Trip

Have a wonderful week! -Mrs. Davis 

Read Across America Day @ Teasley!

Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in America to celebrate reading on the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. 

We are celebrating Read Across America Day on Friday, March 1st by dressing up as our favorite book characters.  Please assist your child in developing a dress-code appropriate costume to represent his or her favorite character.  (Please, no masks.)

Download your copy of the parent letter here: Book Character Day

Here are a few examples:

(google:”book character day” or  visit our “Read Across America Day” page here on the blog for more ideas and to see how my class celebrated in the past: http://www.cobblearning.net/mrsrdavis/read-across-america-day/ )

We look forward to seeing what characters come to school on Friday, March 1st!