• Week of 5/8

    Letter of the Week


    Math Skill



    Mother's Day

    Character Trait

    The Heart Patient

Fri, May 12, 2017

What a special week we have had working hard to celebrate our wonderful moms! The boys created hand painted, bejeweled portraits of their mothers that they could not wait to show off as well as handmade corsages, Mother’s Day cards, and special placemats as gifts. In preparation for our Mother’s Day Tea, we read Celebrating Mother’s Day: Mom’s Memory Box by Sandi Hill and My Monster Mama Loves Me So by Laura Leuck and Mark Buehner. Thank you to all who joined us for the special event! We loved spending the morning with all of the most important ladies in our boys’ lives, and the boys were thrilled to show off all of their hard work. We wish everyone a relaxing Mother’s Day this weekend with your little ones!

Reminders and Looking Ahead:

We are looking forward to racing into summer with a fun week planned next week! Please see below for details:

Monday, May 15                                     Awesome Artist Day

Tuesday, May 16                                    Techie Tuesday

Wednesday, May 17                                Books with My Buddies           

Thursday, May 18                                    Toys and More Galore

Friday, May 19                                        Tidy Friday

Later this month:

Tuesday, May 23                                     Class Party, 10:00am, Cordova Bowling Lanes

Wednesday, May 24                                 Last Day of School, 10:40 Dismissal

Some of you have asked about how to keep your son's skills sharp over the summer. In response to your interest, we have prepared a review packet that will come home in your son's folder. This is completely optional.

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Fri, May 05, 2017

We have enjoyed completing our Memphis unit and are so proud of all of the boys’ hard work on their Memphis Masterpiece presentations! They did a great job presenting their information in front of the class!

We have been reviewing our literacy and math skills this week, focusing primarily on mastery of our letters and sounds, time to the hour, shapes, and patterning.

We are also beginning to prepare for our Mother’s Day Tea on Friday, May 12 at 10:00am. The boys are hard at work ensuring that every detail will be just right to celebrate the most special ladies in their lives!

Looking Ahead and Reminders:

Next week, we look forward to continuing our review work and celebrating at our Tea! Please let us know if you have any questions. 

Friday, May 12                        Mother’s Day Tea, 10:00

Tuesday, May 23                     Class Party – Cordova Bowling Lanes, 10:00-11:00

Wednesday, May 24                 Last Day of School, 10:40 dismissal

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Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Quirky letter Qq started off this week in the best way! We read Coat of Many Colors by Dolly Parton and discussed quilting and the value of gifts coming from the heart. We practiced handwriting the letter Qq using the Ready to Print app on the iPads and utilized our laptops to sort Qq and Kk pictures. Q is for Duck by Mary Elting and Michael Folsom was one of our favorite books this week! Finally, we couldn’t wait to see what quizzical items Maggie had munched as well as think of our own Qq words.

Continuing our study of time to the hour, we have introduced digital time. We practiced writing the digital time from the time on an analog clock and played memory match in which the boys had to match cards showing the same time on a digital and an analog clock. After reading Cluck o’Clock by Kes Gray, we loved dancing and playing with a sneaky mouse who would hide behind clocks displaying different times in our classroom. We danced while music played, and when it stopped, we had to try to find the mouse!

We have continued our study of community and specifically of our community, Memphis this week! We learned about how each of our families lives in a home in our community and that homes come in all different shapes and sizes. We created 3-D versions of our homes out of paper bags!  From our wonderful Memphis Masterpiece presentations, we have learned about the Arcade restaurant and the Rendezvous (and even got to enjoy some BBQ for lunch!), the Civil Rights Museum, St. Jude, FedEx Forum and the Grizzlies, the Memphis Redbirds, and the Memphis Tigers.  We are excited to celebrate Rock and Roll tomorrow!

Reminders and Looking Ahead:

Next week, we will be reviewing our letters and math skills and finishing up our unit on Memphis.

Friday, April 28                        Maggie Monster Munches, Qq

                                            Rock ‘n Roll Day! Dress in 1950’s style!

Friday, May 12                        Mother’s Day Tea

Tuesday, May 23                     Class Party – Cordova Bowling Lanes

Wednesday, May 24                 Last Day of School, ½ Day

Last modified on April 28, 2017
Fri, Apr 21, 2017

We are zipping to the end of the school year as we study our last letter, Zz! We created our own zebras for the Zz lettercard, played reverse bingo in which we heard a word, identified the beginning sound, and covered up the letter on our bingo card. We did handwriting on the Ready To Print app on iPads and on our handwriting sheet. As the boys took turns opening the package, they would pull out the objects and identify the initial sound. Finally, we had fun finding what zany treats Maggie munched and generated our own Zz words!

We have begun our study of time to the hour this week, introducing it by watching a Brainpop, Jr. called “Time To The Hour.” We completed a clock puzzle and brainstormed all of the different ways clocks help us stay on schedule! Then, we created our own clocks and discussed the jobs of the long minute hand and the short hour hand. Please continue practicing at home!

We have begun our unit on community and Memphis this week! We started our study by reading Me on a Map by Joan Sweeney in which a child observes the placement of her room not only in her house but also in the world! Maps can show us how to find places, and our addresses show us how to find our house. We learned that addresses tell people how to find our street and our house on our street. We have also learned about many different community helpers that help keep our communities safe and pleasant. We read books titled Career Alphabet by Joelene Griffith and Career Day by Anne Rockwell, brainstorming all of the different community helpers in our communities and what we want to be when we grow up! We can’t wait to show you the portraits we made! Finally, we talked about how we can be good citizens (even before we grow up!) of our classroom and households by following rules, doing chores, and treating others kindly.

Reminders and Looking Ahead:                   

Friday, April 21                        Maggie Monster Munches, Zz

Friday, April 28                        Rock ‘n Roll Day! Dress in ‘50s style clothes!

Thursday, May 4                      Memphis Sports Day – Wear your favorite sports jersey or team colors!

Friday, May 12                        Mother’s Day Tea

Tuesday, May 23                     Class Bowling Party

Wednesday, May 24                 Last Day of School, Half-Day Dismissal

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