Friday, October 20, 2017

Panda News:


We had Mrs. Griffith talk about Personal Body Safety on Thursday.  She talked about bathing suit areas on your body and uncomfortable touches.  The students learned if something is making you feel uncomfortable you say Stop (assertively), Get Away, and Tell Someone.  They also talked about "stranger danger."  She included a handout in your child's folder.


Science:

Yesterday, we went out to the garden and planted bulbs.  Each child got to dig a whole and plant a bulb.  The children are excited to see what blooms in the spring.  A special thanks to volunteers for making sure the garden was turned over so the children could plant.   


Language Arts: 


We practiced writing uppercase frog jump letters.    We also worked on the word the sight word introduced so far.  The Pandas learned about the sound qu.   We began learning to read like a storyteller.  The Pandas used very familiar stories to use the picture, remember the story & read it.  Have them try it with there favorite bedtime story you have read thousands of times!    


Art: 


We made spiders, ghosts, bats oh my!  We made glittered place-mats and we will make a pattern on them.


Upcoming Events:

Book of the Week- The Carrot Seed 
App of the Week-  Make Ten 
Upcoming Letters-  U & L
Word of the Week- an
Phonics- th & th
Parent Conferences- 11/1 & 11/8 early release (please sign-up if you have not) 
Halloween Celebration- Students and Staff only 10/31 (please see signup genius for more info)
Nov. 9th & 10th- No School


Friday, October 13, 2017

PANDA NEWS:

October is Safety Month.  We will do a variety of activities to promote safety.  We will be having presentations from the fire department, police, and many more.  We will also practice safety drills.
Our guidance counselor will come into our classroom to talk about personal body safety.    

 
Today we had a visit from the Stratham Fire Department.  Look for the safety photos on Flickr soon!
  

Language Arts: 

We have practiced writing uppercase H & K.  We have used wood pieces and our slate boards to practice.  We also worked on the word  at.   We have been focusing on telling stories based on a moment in time.  It is called a small moment story.  During Readers Workshop we learned that readers have fun reading privately and with a partner.   Ask your student what they learned about in there books this week.


Math:

We have begun working with a computer program iReady.  The students practiced logging in and logging out.  They also worked on there first "just right" lesson.  They also have been working on counting starting at a number other than 1.


Art:

The Pandas made Sparky the Fire Dog for our visit from the fire fighters today.


Upcoming Events:

Book of the Week- Itsy Bitsy Spider
App of the Week- Alphabet Monster
Upcoming Letters- H & K
Word of the Week- at
Phonics- qu
Parent Conferences- 11/1 &11/8
Halloween Celebration- Students and Staff only 10/31 
No School- 11/9 & 11/10

Friday, May 12, 2017

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms!

Language Arts:

We have begun an author study of Eric Carle.  They have been studying his craft and have tried out some of his illustration techniques.  We read A House For Hermit Crab.  The students are working on making their own hermit crab.   

Science:

 
Have you heard the news.  We are going to be the proud parents of new baby chicks.  They are due to arrive around the 24th..  The students have been learning about the life cycle and caring for them by waking them each morning.  Ask your student how they do that?  You may also want to ask them what other interesting facts they can remember. 

Art:

The students worked on Mother's Day gifts. Shh!  I hope you love them.

Thank You:

Thank you for all the appreciation shown this week.  The luncheon was delightful as well as the breakfast.  It is so wonderful to have all your support.  Your kind and generous thoughts made my week!
 
 

Upcoming Events:

Handwriting Letters: review of all lowercase letters
Phonics Letters: review of all phonic letters
Word of the Week: review of all sight words
Early Release: 5/17 @12:50
Field Trip: 5/226
Field Day: 6/9
No School: 5/29 (Memorial Day)
Grandparent Luncheon: 6/5 more info to follow
Last Day for K: 6/14 We will have an end of the year celebration starting at 9:30 in our classroom.  Dismissal will be by 11:00am if this poses a problem for your family please let me know ASAP so I can plan accordingly.

Friday, May 5, 2017

 Panda News:

On Monday, June 5 during the Grand Luncheon the student's guest are welcome to come and visit the classroom.  They should arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled lunch times.  We will share all of the hard work the Pandas have done.

Last call for graduation singers.  

Last Day for K: 6/14 We will have an end of the year celebration starting at 9:30 in our classroom.  Dismissal will be by 11:00am if this poses a problem for your family please let me know ASAP so I can plan accordingly.

If you are stopping by school for any reason make sure you bring your license  for security purposes.

Upcoming Events:

Handwriting Letters: review of all lowercase letters
Phonics Letters: review of all phonic letters
Word of the Week: review of all sight words
Wellness Walk: 5/10 @1:30
Bike to School: 5/12
Early Release: 5/17 @12:50
Makerfest: 5/18
Field Trip: 5/26
No School: 5/29 (Memorial Day)
STA & PTO Volunteer Appreciation Morning, SMS : 6/2 @8:45am
Grandparent Luncheon 6/5

Field Day: 6/9

 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Panda News:

 
On Friday, April 21st  we will be taking part in Jump Rope for Heart.  The students will be jumping rope during the afternoon in the gym.  The have been practicing during our P.E. times.

Today the students received their report cards along with conference notes.  There are no grades third quarter just reporting attendance.  Please sign the envelope and return.  The copies are yours to keep.

We had an author visit us to day and share her craft.  It is great for the kids to see an author at work.  

Have a great weekend and a Happy Easter!

 
 

Language Arts:

We have been working on a poetry unit.  We have been reading a variety of poems and writing our on poems.  The students worked on descriptive words about pigs and they created a pig poem. 

Math:

We have been working on writing number stories and writing the equations that go with them.  We also have been decomposing the numbers up to 10 using a variety of manipulatives.  The students have been exploring 2D and 3D shapes.  

Wish List:

tissues
flour
  

Upcoming Events: 

Handwriting Letters: review of all lowercase letters
Phonics Letters: review of all phonic letters

Word of the Week: review of all sight words
Jump Rope for Heart: 4/21
Spring vacation:  4/24-4/28
Bike to School: 5/12
Field Trip: 5/26 more info to follow
Early Release: 5/17 @12:50
Makerfest: 5/18
No School: 5/29 (Memorial Day)
Grandparent luncheon: 6/5
Tentative last day of K: 6/14 more info to follow

Friday, March 31, 2017

Panda News:

It has been a busy week in the Panda room.  We are ready for Spring.  We made umbrella suncatchers for April showers. 
 
 

Language Arts:

We will begin reading a variety of poems and writing our on poems.  We worked on the sight word my.  They found the word in a sight word book.    We focused on reading left to right when reading and spelling my.  We continued to work on our how to books.

Math:

We have been working on writing number stories and writing the equations that go with them.  We also have been decomposing the numbers up to 10 using a variety of manipulatives.  The students have been on skip counting by 2, 5, & 10.  

Wish List:

restaurant items (dramatic play- Pizza Parlor)

Book of the Week:  Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert 

Parent Resource:  Lynn Lyons:  Anxious Child, Anxious Parent

Upcoming Events:

Handwriting Letters: review of all lowercase letters
Phonics Letters: review of all phonic letters
Word of the Week: on
Parent Conferences: 4/5 & 4/12 early release 12:50
Jump Rope for Heart: 4/21
Spring vacation:  4/24-4/28
Bike to School: 5/12
Field Trip: 5/26 more info to follow
Early Release: 5/17 @12:50
No School: 5/29 (Memorial Day)

Friday, March 24, 2017

PANDA NEWS:

We had a fabulous time at The Music Hall seeing the Piggie and Elephant show.  The children were excited to recognize that we have read many of the books by Mo Willems.  

Also, we had an author and an illustrator visit the school to talk about their ideas and creative thought process behind the books.  It was very interesting to hear them talk about the craft of writing and drawing.

We will be adding to our homework.  We will begin practicing our math facts through 5.  A letter and the materials will be sent home on Monday.  Be on the look out!

 

Language Arts:  

 
We are working on  procedural writing "How To's".  They are  reading some "How To's" and writing them as well.   We have learned the different  characteristics of a "How To".  They usually contain photographs, they might have some words in bold, and they may have a glossary.  They are using the characteristics in their books.  We are also working on sight words and blending CVC words to make our reading more fluent.

Math:

 
The Pandas have been learning the difference between 2D and 3D shapes.  We have been focusing on the cube and cone.  We have also explored measuring.  We continue to practice the sums through 5.  Each week your student will bring home a set of math facts.  Please practice all the math facts with your student.  


Art:

The Pandas have been making kites. We used various art supplies to collage the kites.  We are using them for inspiration for a book.

Book of the Week:  Piggie and Elephant Books



Upcoming Events:

 
Handwriting Letters: r & n
Phonics Letters: review
Word of the Week: my
Parent Conferences in April 5th & 12th (early release @ 12:50)