Wed, Oct 09, 2019

It was a short week in JK! We spent some time reviewing our letters F, E, P, D and B.
We made our own review book and practiced writing our letters on dry erase boards.
We are continuing to review numbers 6-10.
We introduced our Farm unit this week. We discussed the differences in urban,
suburban and rural areas. We did a thinking routine on farmers and did a tell and
draw art piece of a farmer.  We also talked about the equipment farmers use and made our our tractors with our footprints.
 We are excited about our field trip to the Agricenter when we get
back from Fall Break!
We hope you all have a wonderful Fall Break.

Looking Ahead:
October 10 th -14 th Fall Break
October 17 th Field Trip to the Agricenter
October 25 th Grandparents Day
October 31 st Harvest Breakfast

Sun, Oct 06, 2019

We had a BLAST in JK this week! We learned all about the letter Bb. We blew
bubbles, played in the bean table, and played with bug stamps in play dough.
We began our October unit on Fall this week, as we welcomed our new month.
Introducing Fall, we discussed the things we notice as the season is changing. We
see lots of orange, red, and yellow leaves, people wearing jackets, and leaves on the
ground. We notice the temperature gets cooler in the Fall. We read “Why Do Leaves
Change Colors” by Betsy Maestro and created our own fall leaves with tissue paper squares. 
 We are excited about Fall and ready for it here in Memphis!
We enjoyed meeting with you all this week. Thank you for your continued support
at home.
**For extra review ideas, please follow our pinterest page:
PD’s Pins- https://www.pinterest.com/pds_pins/

Looking Ahead:
October 10 th -14 th Fall Break
October 17 th Field Trip to the Agricenter
October 25 th Grandparents Day
October 31 st Harvest Breakfast

Sat, Sep 28, 2019

We had a pretty perfect week in JK! We introduced the letter Pp. We played
with play doh and puzzles. We read “Pete’s a Pizza” and played the game Pizza Pile
Up. We practiced our handwriting Pp with pink and purple crayons.  We also had a special visit from our principal,
Mrs. Todd. We had a popcorn picnic and listened to several stories.
We continued to work on sorting. We sorted trail mix and classroom
 manipulatives. We celebrated our 40 th day of school with a visit
from Zero the Hero- he brought us a fun round Pp snack- pepperoni!!!!
We loved learning more about our bodies from experts on Healthy Me Day! We
learned about how to take care of our bones, our teeth, and our bodies by eating
healthy foods!
For extra review ideas, please follow our pinterest page PD’s Pins-
https://www.pinterest.com/pds_pins/

Looking Ahead:
October 4 th Fall Conferences
October 10 th -14 th Fall Break
October 17 th Field Trip to the Agricenter
October 25 th Grandparents Day
October 31 st Harvest Breakfast

Fri, Sep 20, 2019

We had a dynamite week in JK! We dug deep and listed our favorite Dd words. We
spent a day talking about our Dads and Dear Ones and making some special art
projects to share with them. The boys had a great time spending the morning with
their favorite guy!
We wrapped up our unit on shapes this week. We played a shape spinner game, made shapes in shaving cream, 
played a shape bean bag toss game, and went on a shape hunt with Mrs. Brock.
To continue our study of our bodies, we discussed the digestive system and what
happens to all of our food. We did an experiment to show us what happens to our food
when it is in our stomach.
We learned all about the heart and even got to dissect a real sheep heart in
the PDS science lab! We also learned about our bones and teeth and how to keep them healthy.
Our bodies are amazing machines!

Reminders and Looking Ahead:
 
Thursday, September 26 th Individual Picture Day
Friday, September 27 th Healthy Me Day
Friday, October 4th Parent/Teacher Conferences
 
October 10-14 th Fall Break, No School
Thursday, October 17 th JK Field Trip to the Agricenter Farmer’s Market

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