This Week in Kindergarten: (9/9-9/13)

Hello Kinder Parents!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are ready to have a fantastic week! 

Here are a few class notes and reminders.

Class notes:

Wishlist Items: 

(none) …Looks like we are all set! 

*Thank you all so very much for your generous donations! I truly appreciate all of your contributions to our classroom. 

MEDIA CENTER: We will visit the Media Center on WEDNESDAY, 9/11. Please make sure library books are in backpacks ready to be returned. Thanks for your help.

SHOW & TELL: FRIDAYENVIRONMENTAL PRINT * Please help your child collect a few examples of environmental print from their favorite foods.  Some examples might be the front of cereal boxes or labels from shopping bags, bottles, or cans.  Please make sure the sample is clean and flat- it may need to be cut. We will use the pieces of environmental print collected for a special project. 

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/20f0448aea62ea1f49-mystery1  We are excited to have you join us and look forward to seeing you soon!~Special thanks to our Room Parents; Mrs. Karim and Mrs. Bartlett, for getting this set up and ready to go for us!  YAY!  We appreciate you!

Our line of inquiry for last week was: “What do community workers do for our community? (goods and services)”  I shared the story Pizza at Sally’s with our class. After listening to the story and zooming in our good and services for several days, our students created their own pizza craft and wrote their first “How to” writing piece to explain the pizza making process; titled “How to Make a Pizza”. 

This week we are learning:

IB Unit- Who We Are: American Symbols– United States Flag, Georgia Flag, Pledge of Allegiance 

ELA:

  • Informational texts about American and Georgia flag, we will develop an understanding of what a symbol is and why we use them. .
  • Phonics: letter/sound recognition, handwriting Yy, Xx, Zz, Qq
  • Sight words: he, it, an, my

=pictured below= Sept. 6th Show & Tell:  Can you name the items pictured for each letter sound?

Writing:

  • Learning how to write: draw, label, touch and retell.
  • Students will write about the flag. They will also create their first Venn diagram comparing and contrasting the United States Flag and the Georgia flag.

Math:

  • Number sense numbers 0-10
  • Identifying what number come next and before, using a 100 chart.
  • Count to 100 (without prompting)
  • Analyze and compare 2D shapes (circle, square, triangle, rectangle, oval, and hexagon) describing similarities, differences, and attributes regardless of their orientation or size
  • Number Talks (subitizing with shape cards)

=pictured below= Three ways to represent a number(strengthening our number sense): “Roll It! Build It! Write It!”

Important Dates/ Upcoming Events

Wednesday, 9/11: Media Center Visit -Please make sure library books are in backpacks ready to be returned.

Thursday, 9/12: Publix Math Night: Publix Paces Ferry Location 5-7 pm

Friday, 9/6: Show & Tell (ENVIRONMENTAL PRINT)

Thursday, 9/19:  SCHOOL PICTURE DAY!

9/23-9/27: Fall Break =NO SCHOOL= 

Please let me know if you have questions. Have a WONDERFUL week everyone.

-Mrs. Davis

This Week in Kindergarten: (9/3-9/6)

Hello Kinder Parents!

I hope you had a relaxing Labor Day holiday and are ready for a fantastic week!

Here are a few class notes a reminders.

Class notes:

Wishlist Items:  We are in need of a few items for our classroom. Please consider donating if you can.

  • Playdoh
  • Lysol Disinfectant Spray 

*Thank you all so very much for your generous donations! I truly appreciate all of your contributions to our classroom. 

BACK TO FOOTBALL FRIDAY: FRIDAY, 9/6 Students are encouraged to wear their favorite FOOTBALL JERSEY and SHIRTS to school while they participate in various football related activities during their specials time.

To volunteer please sign up at https://signup.com/go/fuaUnqQ. If you have any questions please contact Coach Homansky (eric.homansky@cobbk12.org) or Coach A (sarah.andretta@cobbk12.org).

MEDIA CENTER: We will visit the Media Center on WEDNESDAY, 9/4. 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: /j/ as in “jellyfish”, /p/ as in “pirate”, /w/ as in “whistle”, /y/ sound as in “yo-yo”…students should only bring in ONE item to share. 

MYSTERY READERS: Signup Genius COMING SOON!  -We are looking forward to having you share your Kinder’s favorite stories with our class. : ) 

This week we are learning:

IB Unit- Who We Are: Community Workers: Goods and Services; Wants and Needs

“Officer Strickland stopped by to visit and share the important work he does for the community with our Kinders. We were so happy to have him!”

ELA:

  • Pizza at SallysWhose Hats Are These?, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie: retelling a story, identify character and setting, also learning about goods and services, needs and wants.
  • Phonics: letter/sound recognition, handwriting Ww, Jj, Pp
  • Sight words: and, at, or

Writing:

  • Learning how to write: draw, label, touch and retell.
  • Students will visualize what they want to tell about, then draw and write, we will also practice editing (looking at our work the next day and making changes to tell more)

Math:

  • Number sense numbers 0-10
  • Count to tell what number comes next and before using a 100’s chart
  • Count to 100 (fluently)
  • Number Talks (subitizing to 5 with dot cards)

Important Dates/ Upcoming Events

Wednesday, 9/4: Media Center Visit -Please make sure library books are in backpacks ready to be returned.

Friday, 9/6: Show & Tell (j, p, w, y)

Friday, 9/6:  Back to Football Friday

9/23-9/27: Fall Break =NO SCHOOL= 

Please let me know if you have questions. Have a WONDERFUL week everyone.

-Mrs. Davis

Back to Football Friday!

Are you ready for some football?!

Teasley, in partnership with the NFL and their Play 60 campaign, is hosting Back to Football Friday on September 6th. Students are encouraged to wear their favorite football jerseys and shirts to school while they participate in various football related activities during their specials time. 

To volunteer please sign up at https://signup.com/go/fuaUnqQ.

If you have any questions please contact Coach Homansky (eric.homansky@cobbk12.org) or Coach A (sarah.andretta@cobbk12.org).

Thanks!

Frozen Fridays Are Coming!

This year, fifth grade will be selling Frozen Friday passes, which help support their overnight field trip to Space Camp. Students who purchase a Frozen Friday pass will receive a fruit-based frozen treat each Friday. Please visit www.teasleypta.com to order a yearly or quarterly pass by Friday, August 30th.

The first Frozen Friday will be served on September 6th.

This Week in Kindergarten: (8/26-8/30)

Hello Kinder Parents!

I hope you are having a great start to your week. Don’t forget, Wednesday 8/28 is an EARLY RELEASE day!

Here are a few class notes a reminders.

Class notes:

Wishlist Items:  We are in need of a few items for our classroom. Please consider donating if you can.

  • Playdoh
  • Lysol Disinfectant Spray 

*Thank you all so very much for your generous donations! I truly appreciate all of your contributions to our classroom. 

MY FUTURE CAREER DRESS DOWN DAY: FRIDAY, 8/30 Kindergarten students may dress down as a career of their choice. We will ask the students to share…What is the career they are dressed as? How will this career help the community? What tools might they use in the profession? Why would you want this career when you grow up? (Examples: Fire Fighter, Nurse, Doctor, Lawyer, Teacher, Mechanic, Police Officer, Professional Athlete, …,etc.)

Please be sure to send your child to school in school approved dress: shoulders covered, appropriate length shorts/pants, and no see-through material. Students must also wear closed-toe shoes.

MEDIA CENTER: We will visit the Media Center on THURSDAY 8/29. Please make sure library books are in backpacks ready to be returned. Thanks for your help.

MYSTERY READERS: Signup Genius COMING SOON!  -We are looking forward to having you share your Kinder’s favorite stories with our class. : ) 

This week we are learning:

IB Unit- Who We Are: Labor Day & Community Workers 

ELA:

  • Informational books about Labor Day and Community helpers. We will see how illustrations can help us understand text.
  • Phonics: letter/sound recognition, handwriting Nn, Kk, Ee, Vv, Ww
  • Sight words: like, to, the

Writing:

  • Learning how to write: draw, label, touch and retell. We will be learning about how authors write about what they know, and what they are interested in. Students will brainstorm about things that they are interested in and want to write about.

Math:

  • Number sense numbers 0-10
  • Count to 100 (fluently)
  • Number Talks (subitizing to 5 with dot cards)

Important Dates/ Upcoming Events

Wednesday, 8/28:  Early ReleaseWednesday is our first EARLY RELEASE day of the year.  We will begin dismissal at 12:20pm and the first load buses should roll at 12:30pm.  ASP will be available until 6pm.

Thursday, 8/29: Media Center Visit -Please make sure library books are in backpacks ready to be returned.

Thursday, 8/29: IB Information and PTA meeting @ 6:15pm 

Friday, 8/30:  My Future Career Dress Down Day for Kindergarten

Please let me know if you have questions. Have a WONDERFUL week everyone!

-Mrs. Davis 

This Week In Kindergarten (8/19-8/23)

Hello Kinder Parents!

I hope you are having a great start to your week. Here are a few class notes a reminders.

Class notes:

Wishlist Items:  We are in need of a few items for our classroom. Please consider donating if you can.

  • *Goldfish crackers
  • *Pretzels
  • Gummy Bears
  • Playdoh
  • Lysol Disinfectant Spray 

*Goldfish crackers and pretzels are good snacks to have when students need them. Thank you all so very much for your generous back-to-school donations! I truly appreciate all of your contributions. 

PURPLE FOLDERS: Please check your Kinders purple folder, remove papers on the “KEEP AT HOME” side, and return it daily. This folder is our means of communication back and forth and will ensure important forms and notes are not lost.

ABSENCES: If your child is absent for any reason remember to send in a note when they return. You may also submit your note online to: Teasleynotes@gmail.com- this will go directly to Mrs. Joy, our attendance clerk.

GUIDANCE: We will have our first Guidance lesson with our Counselor Mrs. Oliver on Wednesday. Mrs. Oliver will visit our class biweekly to teach special lessons that will help our Kinders be the best versions of themselves. (example of topics: Being a good listener?, Treating others fairly., Using good manners,…etc.)

MEDIA CENTER: We will visit the Media Center on THURSDAY 8/22. 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: /i/ as in “igloo”, /h/ as in “horse”, /u/ as in “umbrella”, hard c /k/ sound as in “cat”, /b/ as in “ball”…students should only bring in ONE item to share. 

MYSTERY READERS: Signup Genius COMING SOON!  -We are looking forward to having you share your Kinder’s favorite stories with our class. : ) 

This week we are learning:

IB Unit- Who We Are: Our School Community

ELA:

  • Read Aloud: Clark The Shark, How do Dinosaurs Go To School, How To Fill A Bucket. Power Point of Teasley workers for an inquiry into school workers.
  • Fiction / Non-fiction texts.
  • Fiction Literary Elements: character, setting, problem/solution
  • Phonics: letter/sound recognition, handwriting Ii, Hh, Uu, Cc, Bb
  • Sight words: I, a, are, see, is, can, you

Writing:

  • How to be a 3 Star Writer! -We will be writing about our school community. The library, the cafeteria, and recess.

Math:

  • Number sense numbers 0-5
  • Count to 100 (fluently)

Important Dates/ Upcoming Events

Tuesday, 8/20- Teasley Spirit Night: Wing Factory 5-8pm

Thursday, 8/22-Media Center Visit -Please make sure library books are in backpacks ready to be returned.

Friday, 8/23- ALL PRO DADS– 7am Cafe -Learn more about ALL PRO DAD’s HERE–> http://allprodadsday.com/chapters/4116 

Friday, 8/23:  Show & Tell–Students may bring in ONE show and tell item that begins with the following sounds: /i/ as in “igloo”, /h/ as in “horse”, /u/ as in “umbrella”, hard c /k/ sound as in “cat”, /b/ as in “ball”…students should only bring in ONE item to share.

Wednesday, 8/28:  Early ReleaseWednesday is our first EARLY RELEASE day of the year.  We will begin dismissal at 12:20pm and the first load buses should roll at 12:30pm.  ASP will be available until 6pm.

Please let me know if you have questions. Have a WONDERFUL week everyone!

-Mrs. Davis 

TARGET Information Meeting

When: 8:00 – 8:45 am on August 19

Location: Teasley Media Center

Parents, if you have questions regarding Gifted Eligibility in Cobb County, please join us for this informational meeting. We will review the process and qualifications for elementary grades gifted eligibility.

This Week In Kindergarten (8/5-8/9)

Hello Kinder Parents!

I hope you are having a wonderful start to your week. Our Kinders have been busy learning procedures and routines. They are doing a fantastic job!  We have earned a total of 565 Dojo Points as a class! Each point earned is one step closer to our class fish!! Our Kinders are super excited. 

CLASS NOTES:

We are focusing on building community and getting to know each other this week. Thank you for sending in the All About “Me Bags”. We will continue sharing a few at a time and should get to everyone by Friday.

IB Unit- Who We Are: All about Me

ELA:

  • Read Aloud: I’m Gonna Like Me, Rainbow FishChrysanthemum, Stand Tall Molly Lou MelonThe Name Jar. We will read these books to identify characters and investigate how we can learn about each other and come together as a class community.
  • Phonics: letter/sound recognition

Writing:

  • Using simple shapes to draw self portraits and our family members
  • Pre writing strokes -vertical lines, horizontal lines, diagonal lines, and circles

Math:

  • Introduction to Math Manipulatives/Stations

I will be completing 1/1 assessments with each student in the next few weeks. When that is complete, I will use those results to form small math and reading groups that will be differentiated to meet your student’s particular skill level. We are also working on learning all our class routines that will make the rest of the year run smoothly.

KINDERS IN ACTION:

Reading w. “Book Buddies”

Writing (making vertical lines)

Math Stations (introduction to math tools/sharing/problem solving)

Our Kinder Family Photos-

 

Have a fantastic week!

-Mrs. Davis 

It was nice to meet you!

Hello Tiger-ific Kinder Families!

 It was great to see all of you at Orientation and to meet soo many SUPER sweet Kinders. Mrs. L and I can already tell it is going to be a fantastic year!

Here are a few “FIRST DAY REMINDERS” along with links to the pages where you can find digital copies of the documents you received on Monday.

-First Day REMINDERS: 

Transportation (arrival/dismissal)

  • Our day begins promptly at 7:50 am. 
  • Students should arrive no earlier than 7:20 am.
  • Dismissal will begin at 2:10 pm. Car riders will be dismissed from the front of the building in the car pool line.
  • Transportation changes MUST be in writing

Attire

  • Students must wear Standard School Attire each day and closed toed shoes. Teasley spirit wear can be worn with standard attire bottoms on Fridays. 

Yellow Tag

  • A yellow tag will be placed on your Kinders backpack (along with a dismissal tag).
  • The yellow tag will be attached to your Kinder’s book bag and must be visible at all times in order to help the transportation staff clearly identify our youngest students.
  • PLEASE DO NOT WRITE PERSONAL INFORMATION ON THIS YELLOW TAG.

Label Personal Belongings

  • water bottles, snacks, lunch boxes, backpacks, headphones, sweaters, jackets, mittens, hats, scarves…etc.

Water Bottles

  • Students may bring water bottles with easy open and “leak proof” lids to school. (see examples/suggestions below)
  • PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not place water bottles inside your Kinder’s backpack. We do not want to ruin Library books and other important documents.

Snack

  • Send a healthy snack each day.
  • Label snacks with your Kinder’s first and last name 
  •  Please make sure your Kinder’s snack is easily assessible by separating it from their lunch. (see suggestion below)

Purple Folder

  • Each Kinder will recieve a purple folder on the first day of school. The purple folder will be placed in your Kinders backpack and will be our means of communicating back and forth.
  • Please make be sure to check your Kinder’s folder when they come home from school and return it to school the next day.
  • Items placed on the RETURN TO SCHOOL side of the folder will need to be filled out or signed and returned back to school the next day or by the designated date.
  • Items placed in the KEEP AT HOME side of the folder should be removed. 
  • **Remember ALL NOTES, PAYMENT ENVELOPES, CHANGES of TRANSPORTATION, etc…should be placed in this folder. 

Supplies

  • You may bring supplies with you when you come in the morning. You can also send them in your Kinder’s backpack little by little if they are too heavy to carry. 
  • Students will need (one) Composition Notebook in addition to the (two) primary writing journals. Primary journals have a space at the top of each page for illustrations. -see photo below for reference Please let me know if you have trouble finding them. 

<—(one) composition notebook

<—(two) Primary writing journals

  • Our Kindergarten supply list can be found on the Parent Resources page above. It is also linked below. 

2019-2020 DOCUMENTS

Our Schedule Page= (daily schedule including lunch time and specials schedule)

Parent Resources Page= (welcome letter, standard attire, supply list, year at a glance calendar,…etc)

-Mrs. Davis  raquel.davis@cobbk12.org