• Week of May 7th

    Letter of the Week

    Letter Review

    Math Skill

    Math Review

    Discovery

    Mother's Day
Mon, Apr 30, 2018

Quirky letter Qq started off this week in the best way! We made our quilt letter card and read Quick as a Cricket. We also practiced handwriting the letter Qq using Q-tips 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.

We have begun our study of time to the hour this week, introducing it by watching two Brainpop, Jr. videos called “Time To The Hour”  and "Parts of the clock." We created our own clocks and discussed the jobs of the long minute hand and the short hour hand. We played a game in which we each matched our own small clocks to the teacher’s big clock, matched an analogue clock to the digital time on a laptop template, and we played fun game of Time BINGO! Please continue practicing at home! We will be focusing on this skill next week as well.

Reminders and Looking Ahead:

                                                           

Friday, May 11                        Mother’s Day Tea, 10:00am

Tuesday, May 22                      End-of-the-Year Bowling Party at Cordova Bowling Center

Wednesday, May 23                 Last Day of School, ½ Day

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Fri, Apr 20, 2018

We zipped through the week last week studying letter Zz! We created our own zebras for the Zz lettercard and practiced handwriting zig zag Z’s!  Finally, we had fun finding what zany treats Maggie munched and generated our own Zz words! This week, we worked on reviewing all of the letters and math skills we have studied so far. We cannot believe that we only have one letter left in the alphabet! We worked on generating words for the letters we have learned, played a letter/initial sound match game, utilized the iPads to practice our handwriting, reviewed rhyming words and teen numbers. We also continued sequencing and will dive into telling time next week! 

Our dinosaur unit has been so much fun! We focused on dinosaur teeth, discussing the difference between carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores and by reading a silly story, How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague. We even molded our own dinosaur teeth out of model magic! We discussed the animals that lived during the Mesozoic Era but were not actually dinosaurs, including flying and swimming reptiles. We made our own flying reptile…a pteranodon! After reading Dinosaur Babies by Lucille Recht Penner, we studied how dinosaur babies came from eggs and created our own plaster eggs…we hope they hatch! We read If the Dinosaurs Came Back by Bernard Most and shared our thoughts on what we thought would happen if dinosaurs did come back today!

 We completed our dinosaur unit by focusing on the jobs of paleontologists and creating our own theories about what happened to the dinosaurs. We brainstormed about what paleontologists do and sang along to “I’m A Paleontologist” by They Might Be Giants, learned about all of the tools paleontologists use, and filled our own paleontologist packs with magnifying glasses, a ruler, binoculars, and a brush! Utilizing our paleontologist packs, we created an excavation site in our classroom and dug up dinosaur bones ourselves! We had fun investigating and creating our very own Mesozoic Museum!

 

Reminders and Looking Ahead:

Friday, April 27                           Maggie Monster Munches, Qq

Friday, May 11                            Mother’s Day Tea, 10:00am

Tuesday, May 22                        End-of-the-Year Bowling Party at Cordova Bowling Center

Wednesday, May 23                    Last Day of School, ½ Day

Specials Spotlight:  Spanish

It's springtime, or "La Primavera” in Spanish. The PK boys have been learning about "La Primavera" and discussed what the weather is like during this time of year.   They learned a song called "Que Lueva, Que Llueva" 

(“Let it Rain, Let it Rain”). They really seem to love singing this song.

At the begging of each class, we continue to practice “Los Saludos” (“Greetings”) and other common phrases like "Buenos Dias"  ("Good Morning"),  “Buenas noches”, ("Good Night"),   ""¿Como estas?"  ("How are you?"),  "Feliz" ("Happy"), etc.

Also they have learned about "Lugares en la Comunidad"  ("Places in the Community"). The boys learned practiced  basic vocabulary associated with "The Community" and answering the question"¿Que lugar es?" ("What place is it?"), with the response "la escuela" (the school), etc.  We’ve been having fun playing different games to practice our new vocabulary.

Thank you for sharing your precious boys with us.

 It is my pleasure to be their Spanish teacher. I'm very proud of their  progress in our class.

Hasta pronto.

Señora Watson

Fri, Apr 20, 2018

We zipped through the week last week studying letter Zz! We created our own zebras for the Zz lettercard and practiced handwriting zig zag Z’s!  Finally, we had fun finding what zany treats Maggie munched and generated our own Zz words! This week, we worked on reviewing all of the letters and math skills we have studied so far. We cannot believe that we only have one letter left in the alphabet! We worked on generating words for the letters we have learned, played a letter/initial sound match game, utilized the iPads to practice our handwriting, reviewed rhyming words and teen numbers. We also continued sequencing and will dive into telling time next week! 

Our dinosaur unit has been so much fun! We focused on dinosaur teeth, discussing the difference between carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores and by reading a silly story, How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague. We even molded our own dinosaur teeth out of model magic! We discussed the animals that lived during the Mesozoic Era but were not actually dinosaurs, including flying and swimming reptiles. We made our own flying reptile…a pteranodon! After reading Dinosaur Babies by Lucille Recht Penner, we studied how dinosaur babies came from eggs and created our own plaster eggs…we hope they hatch! We read If the Dinosaurs Came Back by Bernard Most and shared our thoughts on what we thought would happen if dinosaurs did come back today!

 We completed our dinosaur unit by focusing on the jobs of paleontologists and creating our own theories about what happened to the dinosaurs. We brainstormed about what paleontologists do and sang along to “I’m A Paleontologist” by They Might Be Giants, learned about all of the tools paleontologists use, and filled our own paleontologist packs with magnifying glasses, a ruler, binoculars, and a brush! Utilizing our paleontologist packs, we created an excavation site in our classroom and dug up dinosaur bones ourselves! We had fun investigating and creating our very own Mesozoic Museum!

 

Reminders and Looking Ahead:

Friday, April 27                           Maggie Monster Munches, Qq

Friday, May 11                            Mother’s Day Tea, 10:00am

Tuesday, May 22                        End-of-the-Year Bowling Party at Cordova Bowling Center

Wednesday, May 23                    Last Day of School, ½ Day

Specials Spotlight:  Spanish

It's springtime, or "La Primavera” in Spanish. The PK boys have been learning about "La Primavera" and discussed what the weather is like during this time of year.   They learned a song called "Que Lueva, Que Llueva" 

(“Let it Rain, Let it Rain”). They really seem to love singing this song.

At the begging of each class, we continue to practice “Los Saludos” (“Greetings”) and other common phrases like "Buenos Dias"  ("Good Morning"),  “Buenas noches”, ("Good Night"),   ""¿Como estas?"  ("How are you?"),  "Feliz" ("Happy"), etc.

Also they have learned about "Lugares en la Comunidad"  ("Places in the Community"). The boys learned practiced  basic vocabulary associated with "The Community" and answering the question"¿Que lugar es?" ("What place is it?"), with the response "la escuela" (the school), etc.  We’ve been having fun playing different games to practice our new vocabulary.

Thank you for sharing your precious boys with us.

 It is my pleasure to be their Spanish teacher. I'm very proud of their  progress in our class.

Hasta pronto.

Señora Watson

Fri, Apr 06, 2018

It has been an eXcellent week in JK learning eXtraordinary things! We introduced the letter Xx finding Xx’s place in lots of words.  Xx likes to come at the end of words more often than the beginning! We created X-ray lettercards with X-ray pictures of our own bodies. We practiced handwriting letter Xx on magna-doodles! Because we all know that “X marks the spot,” we loved treasure hunting through pictures that had the letter X in it. We generated words in which Xx is found and drew pictures of our favorites.

       We have been working on the concept of sequencing this week and watched “Sequencing” on Brainpop, Jr. We learned that sequencing means putting things in an order that makes sense. Our first activity was putting our alphabet in the correct order.  We also ordered the sequence of our school day. If the stories we read did not have a sequence, we would not be able to understand them! We will continue to work on sequencing next week as well!

       Dinosaurs are really ROARRRRing in JK! We spent this past week learning about the characteristics of dinosaurs! We formed our own hypotheses about how the dinosaurs became extinct, created silhouettes of dinosaurs for our hallway bulletin board, and learned about dinosaur habitats during the Mesozoic Era! We loved reading Big Dinosaurs by Tori Kosara. The boys are very excited about this unit and have a lot of information to share! 

 

Reminders and Looking Ahead

Thursday, April 12                        EC STEAM Day for JK

Thursday, April 19                        EC Family Night 5:30-6:30

Specials Spotlight: Mandarin

March has been a fun month in Mandarin class. Your boys have enjoyed learning about the weather and the seasons. April we will focus more on learning the names for different sports, emotions, and various action words in Mandarin. This will involve a lot of movement and games. We will also learn a song called “Looking for a Friend”. It is a joy teaching your boys each and every day and amazing to see the progress they have made since the beginning of the school year. 

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