This Week In Kindergarten: (2/12-2/16)

Hello Kinder Family!  

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Here are a few notes and reminders for this week. 

CLASS NOTES:

VALENTINE EXCHANGE: SHOE BOXES & VALENTINE’S ARE DUE TOMORROW *Please note we now have 23 students in our class. Our new student’s name was added to our class list. 

HOMEWORK: Week 2: (February 5 – February 9) is due tomorrow.  Homework notebooks will be checked and returned. You can download an additional copy of our homework calendar on the homework page.  http://www.cobblearning.net/mrsrdavis/sample-page/  

SIX FLAGS READING LOGS: Return your Kinder’s SIX FLAGS READING LOG if you have not already done so.

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: “R BLENDS EDITION”-Students may bring in ONE show and tell item that has the blends that we are studying this week in its name: br, cr, dr, and fr.  (example: frfrog ; drdragon; crcrying doll; brbracelet)

MYSTERY READERS: We have 2 slots left to fill. If you would like to be a mystery reader in our classroom, please sign-up for a date that works best for you using the following  SignUp Genius link. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b44acab28abfe3-calling  BIG THANKS to Mrs. Suenaga for putting this together for us.

“Mrs. Pearson was our Mystery Reader on Wednesday. She read Happy Birthday Cupcake by Terry Border. Thanks for stopping by!”

Our academic goals for this week will be:

*I’ve included helpful videos and links for students who are absent due to illness.

ELA:

  • Reading: Review Story Elements w. Valentine’s Day stories 
  • Sight Words: *3Q goal is 50 sight words! PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE!  
  • Phonics: REVIEW:  r blends (br, cr, dr, fr)

Try this:

(consonant blends chant)

Math:

  • Adding/subtracting to 5 and 10 using objects and writing number sentences (check your math workbook for practice pages)
  • Words problems using numbers to 10 (check your math workbook for practice pages)
  • Counting beyond 100 by 1’s and 10’s

Try this:

(addition w. manipulatives)

Marble Math-  http://www.abcya.com/addition.htm 

Social Studies:

  • President’s Day ; Presidents Past (George Washington /Abraham Lincoln) and Present 
  • American Symbols: Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument

Try this: 

(Brainpop Jr.) US Symbols, George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln videos -use Cobb Digital Library to access these resources

(PebbleGO Social Studies) Information about President’s Day -use Cobb Digital Library to access this resources

(The 45 Presidents Song)

Writing:

  • Writing to share opinions and giving reasons to support it. We will be asking a lot of “Would you rather” questions and then asking for their reasons to support their choice. Practice at home… Ask “Would you rather BE THE FUNNIEST KID IN SCHOOL or THE SMARTEST?”  , “Would you rather BE MADE OF METAL or MADE OF PLASTIC?” Have your Kinder state his/her opinion and give at least 2 reasons to support it. : )

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • 2/12-  Return Homework Notebooks
  • 2/12-  Valentine’s Day Shoebox and Cards Due
  • 2/14-  Valentine Exchange
  • 2/15-  Media Center -Story & Checkout
  • 2/16- $1 Dress Down Day
  • 2/19-2/23-  February Break. NO SCHOOL

Have a wonderful week Kinder Family! Thank you for all you do.   

-Mrs. Davis 

PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS


Black History Month Door Decorating Contest –(one of my favorite events) Teasley teachers and staff were invited to decorate their classroom doors to represent influential African Americans for Black History Month. Our class researched and learned about The Tuskegee Airmen. Here is a photo of our classroom door. 

Germs Technology Lesson w. Ms. CrosbyAfter listening to a story about germ fighting and prevention, our Kinders were given an opportunity to use a computer program to create their very own germ. They gave their germ a name and shared if their germ is a good germ or a bad germ.  

Show & Tell: “Sink or Float” Editionour students made predictions, explained their choice, and tested their “Show & Tell” items to see if they would sink or float. Mrs. L and I were amazed at the science terms they were using!  Great job Kinders. 

Winter Olympics 2018!

*Opening Ceremonies are actually on Friday, BUT the games officially start on Thursday. We’re still going to kick it off on Thursday with some Team USA spirit at Teasley Elementary.  

This Week In Kindergarten: (2/5-2/9)

Hello Kinder Family!  

I hope you are rested and feeling well. Here are a few notes and reminders for this week.

CLASS NOTES:

Black History Month Door Decorating Contest –(one of my favorite events) Teasley teachers and staff were invited to decorate their classroom doors to represent influential African Americans for Black History Month. Our class will be researching and learning about The Tuskegee Airmen and using the information we gather to decorate our door. Ask your Kinder what they learned about the Tuskegee Airmen. : )

HOMEWORK: February’s Homework Calendar was sent home in purple folders. Week 1: (January 29 – February 2) is due.  Homework notebooks will be checked and returned. You can download an additional copy of our homework calendar on the homework page.  http://www.cobblearning.net/mrsrdavis/sample-page/  

VALENTINE EXCHANGE:  *Please note we now have 23 students in our class. Our new student’s name was added to our class list. 

SIX FLAGS READING LOGS: Return your Kinder’s SIX FLAGS READING LOG if you have not already done so.

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: SINK or FLOAT EDITION -Students may bring in ONE show and tell item to test in our SINK or FLOAT tank. Students will make predictions and test their item to conclude our science unit.

MYSTERY READERS: We have a few slots left. If you would like to be a mystery reader in our classroom, please sign-up for a date that works best for you using the following  SignUp Genius link. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b44acab28abfe3-calling  BIG THANKS to Mrs. Suenaga for putting this together for us.

Our academic goals for this week will be:

ELA:

  • Reading: Infer and Predict using clues from the text
  • Sight Words: these, them, time, two *3Q goal is 50 sight words!
  • Phonics: REVIEW: digraphs (ch, sh, th, wh, ph)  INTRO: blends (gl, fl ,pl, bl)

Math:

  • Decompose numbers to 5, in more than one why by using objects or drawings and record each decomposition by drawing or equation.
  • Counting  beyond 100 by 1’s, 10’s, and 5’s

Science:

  • EQ: How can I use my five senses to compare and classify objects by color, shape, size, and weight?

Writing:

  • Writing to share opinions and giving reasons to support it. We will be asking a lot of “Would you rather” questions and then asking for their reasons to support their choice. Practice at home… Ask “Would you rather ICE SKATE or RIDE A BIKE?”  , “Would you rather TRAVEL BY PLANE or CAR?” Have your Kinder state his/her opinion and give at least 2 reasons to support it. : )

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • 2/5-  Return Homework Notebooks
  • 2/8-  Media Center -Story & Checkout
  • 2/9-  International Night 6:15-8:15pm Teasley Cafe’
  • 2/12-  Valentine’s Day Shoebox and Cards Due
  • 2/14-  Valentine Exchange
  • 2/19-2/23-  February Break. NO SCHOOL

Have a wonderful week Kinder Family! Thank you for all you do.   

-Mrs. Davis 

PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS


Groundhog’s Day – Punxsutawney Phil(our National groundhog) and General Lee(our local Georgia groundhog) saw their shadows on Groundhog Day. 6 more weeks of winter in on its way. Sadly, 99% of our class were looking forward to an early spring. 

 

100th Day of School 

“Painting Crowns”

“What can you create with 100 shapes?”

 

One last treat for our “Smart Cookies”!

 

Thank you Mystery Readers!…

 

Friday is $1.00 Dress Down Day

Good Afternoon Teasley Families!

We will be having a DRESS DOWN DAY this Friday, Feb 2nd to benefit Black History Month activities.

For $1, students may wear their favorite school appropriate outfit!

A message from TEASLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Teasley Families – we want to make sure you are aware of the information provided by School Health Services that may help stop the spread of the flu. Please take time to visit this webpage for the tips and information they have provided. If a child has a lowgrade fever or they are not feeling well, we ask you to please keep them at home.  Those who have the flu (with or without fever) are highly contagious. Please know that we are all working hard at Teasley to disinfect classrooms and sanitize door knobs, hallway and stair railings and other public surfaces.  We hope you all stay well during this flu season!!

CCSD Weather Alert/ Class Notes

Hello Kinder Family,

Do you have a restless Kinder after being at home the past three days?  If so, try GoNoodle!!!! : )

Visit https://www.gonoodle.com/ to set up our FREE account. It is easy and fun. WE LOVE GoNoodle!  Some of our favorite channels are KidzBob, KooKoo Kangaroo, Zumba Kids, Flow, and MooseTube.

Also…

I received your homework photos of 20 objects arranged in a circle, array, and scattered configurations. I am loving the creativity and the use of household objects. Thank you for sending those. I am saving them all to a file on my PC and cannot wait to share them with the class when we return to school.

Next week we will pick up where we left off. Our academic goals will be:

ELA:

  • Reading: summarizing (comprehension strategy)
  • Sight Words: his, write, said, some, their, how, when, your 
  • Phonics: rhyming words, short vowel review: a, i, o.  Short/Long vowel u- initial and medial , blending and spelling CVC words

Math:

  • Using objects to make 5: adding and subtracting within 5
  • counting to 100 and beyond by 10’s and 5’s

Science:

  • EQ: How can I compare and classify objects by color, shape, size, and weight?

Health:

  • EQ: How can I stay healthy and prevent the spread of germs?

Writing:

  • Writing to share your opinion, giving at least to reasons to support. We will be asking a lot of “would you rather” questions and then asking for their reasons to support their choice. Practice at home… Ask “Would you rather have indoor recess or outdoor recess?”  , “Would you rather be as small as an ant or as big as an elephant?” Have your Kinder state his/her opinion and give at least 2 reasons to support it. : )

IB Learner Profile: OPEN MINDED 

We have enjoyed the books and lesson plans our school has provided to go along with the learner profiles we introduce each month. The book Duck! Rabbit! was used to introduce the IB Learner Profile OPEN MINDED.

Being OPEN MINDED is to: UNDERSTAND AND APPRECIATE YOUR own CULTURE AND HISTORY, AND ARE OPEN TO THE PERSPECTIVES, VALUES AND TRADITIONS OF OTHERS.  YOU SEEK AND think about other POINTS OF VIEW, AND YOU ARE WILLING TO GROW FROM THE EXPERIENCE. It goes well with our Opinion Writing unit.

Important Dates:

  • 1/22-  Return Homework Notebooks
  • 1/25-  Media Center -Story & Checkout
  • 1/26-  100th Day of School *As of now. Please make note of this change. 
  • 1/26-  Awards Morning for Kindergarten *invitations were emailed to the parents of students receiving awards 
  • 1/26-  BINGO Night 6:15pm in the Cafe’
  • 1/31-  Six Flags Reading Log Due

Be safe on the roads if you are traveling. I will see you all very soon. Give our Kinders BIG HUGS for us and as always, thank you for all you do.  

-Mrs. Davis 

CCSD Weather Alert / Awards Day Rescheduled / 100th Day

Due to school being closed tomorrow…

Kindergarten and First Grade Awards will be rescheduled. I will send an email as soon as I know the new day/time.

As expected, the 100th day of school is also going to change. As of now, we will celebrate the 100th day of School on Thursday, January 25th. Please save the date. *t-shirt ideas are below in a previous post dated January 8*

Library PASS

Hello Kinder Parents!

Library PASS is a GREAT resource available to all Cobb County students (Elementary, Middle, and High School). Our students have access to awesome resources at the public library, including digital resources. It can be used for homework, research projects, or just fun leisurely reading. Amari, my 8th grader, downloaded a book this morning to catch up on some reading while we’re out of school. It is AMAZING! Best part, it is easy to use and accessible on all electronic devices.

Here’s the direct link to the page: http://www.cobbcat.org/librarypass/ 

Follow this link for FAQs: https://t.co/iZt1Xxv4UD 

I hope you are safe and staying warm on this #snowday. Please let me know if you have questions. -Mrs. Davis