Sunday, October 26, 2014

Anna the vet

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Firefighter Aton

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Truman the construction worker

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October 27-31

Reading
We are reading farm and halloween/pumpkin themed books this week.

Writing
We are reading a color book this week and students will draw and label items that are all the same color. We will be focusing on the labeling of our pictures this week.

Phonics
Letters K and F.

Math
We are learning measurement this week. Length, height and weight. Students will be learning vocabulary such as: longer, shorter, taller, shorter, heavier, and lighter. Encourage your children to use the vocabulary in there everyday home life.

Social Studies
We will be revisiting the rules and talk about bucket filling and bucket dipping. Hopefully we can take the next step in being a caring, friendly classroom community.

Science
Pumpkins and the farm.

Announcements
-We are going on our field trip to the farm on Thursday 10/30. It is supposed to be dry and in the 50s. Please dress your child warm.

-For halloween on Friday students my wear their costume. They can't wear masks or have props during school but they may dress up.

-We will be having a room 110 halloween party on Friday afternoon from 1:15-2:45. If you want to help in anyway please email my room parent Jen Vojticek at jenerste@yahoo.com.

Mr. E


Beginning sound match

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Coach Mike- community helper

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Planks!

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Working the abs with our community helper guest

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Workout with coach Mike

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

October 20-24

Reading
We are reading On the Move this week. It is a non-fiction story about modes of transportation around the world.

Phonics
We are learning letters R and D this week.

Writing
This week the students will learn to label items. They will learn to label items in their illustrations. Labels are a great way for them to learn how to tell more. Students will learn to "turtle talk" words. "Turtle talking" is them saying a word slowly (slow like a turtle) so they can hear the sounds in a word and then write the sounds. Correct spelling is not expected here but students should be able to write at least the beginning sound and maybe some other consonants. (i.e. a student labeling a horse in their picture may write the word "hrs" or "hos". This is great.

Math
We are done learning/reviewing numbers to 10 and your child will bring their math book home tomorrow. Please review the book with your child. I don't formally correct the math book or grade it so if there are some pages done incorrectly or incomplete please do them at home. DO NOT send the book back to school.

Social Studies
Building a strong classroom community. Community helper sharing!!!

Science
Transportation around the world.

Family Project
This week is family project sharing week. Each student was/is assigned a day to share a community helper/community job. Please send your child to school ready to share on their day. I wi

Mr. E

Read to someone

Read to someone

Our daily "read to someone" time

Ordering numbers and dots

Math game

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Math game

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Math partner game

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Monday, October 13, 2014

October 14-17

Reading
We are reading Messenger, Messenger this week. It is about a bike messenger in New York City. Along with it we will be talking about living in a city and introducing the vocabulary words urban, suburbs, and rural. Students will be introduced to daily literacy centers this week. Most of the students will be doing these on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays.

Writing
Students are learning to brainstorm writing ideas, add detail, and share with partners and whole group.

Phonics
We will focus on the letters B and N this week and the sounds they make. Identifying syllables

Math
Pairing sets with numbers and pairing one-to-one.

Science
Different fabrics.

Social Studies
Community helpers and social emotional skills.


Wish List
-I need some unlined note cards (variety of colors)
-I am always in need of little toys/presents for the classroom store (use your discretion, nothing expensive, dollar store trinkets are great)

Mr. E

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Community field trip

Today the students got to check out the community around our school. We were looking for community helpers/workers and places. We visited a library (the students got library card applications), the fire station (where our visit was cut short due to an emergency), an eye doctor (students saw the machines and tried on some glasses, and a restaurant (by this time the students were all very hungry and confused why we weren't eating at the restaurant). Please talk to your student about the trip and check out the pictures on the older posts. Thanks to the chaperones for making our community field trip a success.

Mr. E

Eye doctor

Eye doctor

Eye doctor

Eye doctor

Eye doctor

Eye doctor

Eye doctor

Smoke Daddy on the walking field trip

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Platypus song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gM5TjSOQ48

Math game part four

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Math game part three

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Math game part two

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Math game

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Channel 110 weather team

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

October 6-10

Reading
We are reading a fun book this week called Plaidypus Lost. A little background so you can talk about it with your child. A girl has a stuffed platypus made with plaid and she takes it all over the community and keeps losing it. We will be reviewing parts of a book, author, and illustrator. Students will continue to "brainstorm" and learn how to "make connections". I will also introduce sequencing a story.

Writing
Students will draw/write about ideas they get from a book. They will be encouraged to "add more detail" in order to "tell more" about their story. They will share with one another and learn how to respond to stories by using these sentence starters: I learned... and I want to know...

Phonics
The vowel Ii.

Math
Numbers to 10. Sorting. New math vocabulary words: six, seven, eight, nine, ten, one more, one less, the same number.

Social Studies
Community and community helpers. We are going on a walking field trip Wednesday at 10:15-12:30 and are still looking for chaperones. Please dress your child warm hat day because we will be walking around the community.

Science
Our five senses. Fabrics.

Picture day is Thursday. Please send your money and form with your child this week.

There is a kindergarten report card information meeting tomorrow at 3pm in the school library. We will be going over our new report card for the kindergarten and answering any questions. Please come if at all possible. Hope to see you all there.

Mr. Edwards