TK Days: Sept. 4 – 8

In This Week’s Post: Facebook Group Resolved, Math, Writing, Share Reading, Art, Super Pledge, Farmer’s Market, Go Noodle, Lock Down, Reminders, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

PRIVATE Facebook Group Resolved!

Thank you for your patience as we worked out the glitches of this group! We have been posting some bonus pics and highlights of our week along with reminders. Many of these posts are unique to our private group and are and easy accessible way to enjoy class news! If you are still not in the group and want to be a part, send Mrs. Miller and email with the Facebook email that needs to be added!

Math

This past week we continued working on sorting and classifying. We discussed some different shapes and the attributes about each shape. We shared again that there are different ways to sort/group items. We practiced sorting by shape, color and size. This week we will continue to practice how to sort by different attributes using different sorting objects.

Writing

WRITING CRAFT: In Writing we have been learning about what writer’s do. Over the past 2 weeks we discovered we are writers! Last we shared how writers, decide on a topic, show the pictures to describe their topic and add words . This week, we focused on when we think we’re done, we’ve just begun. At that point we are ready to begin adding more….words, pictures, colors and even labels. Adding labels by our pictures helps our readers to understand more about our writing!

INTERACTIVE WRITING: This part of the day is where we practice how to write. This is a shared group experience where everyone is writing. We started writing in the air and on the carpet with our fingers and eventually we wrote on paper using clipboards and paper. We practiced how to write some lower case letters in some of our friend’s names. We will continue practicing writing letters and stretching sounds together to write a group message.

Shared Reading

This is a part of our day where we read together. It is usually a text on the doc camera or in a big book so we can all see the same text as we read together. As always we discuss the meaning of the text first and then continue to practice different aspects of reading. This allows us to read the text multiple times (a great reading skill) for different purposes each time. These are 2 of our current favorite books! You may have heard of one of these from your little sweeties!

Art

We have continued to practice working on learning our own name and the names of our friends. This week Mrs. Leatherwood, created some name art using the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. The students worked on finding the letters of their name and counting how many letters in their name.

Super Pledge

You may have noticed a stapled packet in your child’s folder this past Friday. Our annual Super Pledge has begun! This is an exciting time where families all have the opportunity and option to donate to cause of making our school the magical place it is. With many of the budget cuts we receive less funds each year. The AFP/families at EBS are what created all the extra support and educational experiences that are offered at our school. This is completely optional and doesn’t required you to sell any candy or fundraiser items to your friends and family. Our Super Pledge is also what provided all the classroom materials to stock each classroom to start and finish the year! We are so grateful to our AFP!

Please read through the packet carefully and let me know if you have any questions. Each child will receive a bracelet when they return their envelope regardless of whether they donated or the amount they donated. Simply fill out the envelope and return in your child’s folder. You may have noticed all the EBS magnets driving around town…this is also your opportunity to get your own  EBS magnet as a proud supporter of our school.

Farmer’s Market

Did you know the Saturday Scripps Ranch Farmer’s Market is a supporter of EBS! Everytime you shop there, you are helping our school. You received a flyer this week in your child’s folder along with a free stamp card. Feel free to check it out if you’ve never been and enjoy our awesome Farmer’s Market while helping our school!

Go Noodle

Have you heard your kids telling you about Go Noodle yet! They LOVE this 5 min end of our day! With the exception of Fridays, we finish our day with a few Go Noodle songs. These are silly 2-3 minute videos that have the kids sing and dance along. Its super fun, cute and they LOVE it! Here’s a shot of your little dancers doing their dance!

Student Numbers

You may have heard that your child has a special number in class. You can ask your child what their number is. Almost everyone has theirs memorized and is slowing learning what it looks like and how to write their number. We use this number for many things but one daily habit is to “line up on your number.” When we are in the class, we line up on our numbers and in the morning we line up on our numbers as well. You may have noticed the chalked numbers at our line. We try to keep up on the chalked numbers as they fade with sun and rain, but this is a helpful way for the students to know their place in line, not race to be first and to space themselves out. Soon we will add numbers at the backpack hooks as well to help again with their routines. Thank you for your support.

Lock Down

This week, we had a new safety drill. The week prior we had our first fire drill where the safe place was outside. Loud bells rang to warn everyone to get out of the buildings. This past week we had a Lock Down drill, where we locked ourselves in the room as to practice if the danger was outside the classroom. In this case, we turn off all the lights, lock the hallway and classroom doors, close the blinds, and stay quiet away from windows. The students did amazing and understood how it was important to stay safe, but weren’t scared. I’m so proud of them and their maturity to do this drill so magnificently!

Upcoming Events

  • September 11th – Character Education Training @8:50 am (in the Parent Room)
  • September 12th – Character Education Training @ 6:00 pm (in the MPR)
  • September 12th – Monthly AFP Meeting @ 6:30 pm, MPR
  • September 15th  – Movie Night @ 6:30pm (“Boss Baby” at SR Community Park)
  • September 18th -Fine Artist Orientation –  @ 9:00 am (in the Art Room)
  • October 3rd – Picture Day TK – 2nd Grade
  • October 4th – Picture Day, Grades 3 – 5

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 9/11/17

  • Mrs. Leatherwood teaches

Tuesday – 9/12/17

  • Extra Computer Lab Class

Wednesday – 9/13/17

  • Our First Library Day – 12:00 – 12:15 (every other week)

Thursday – 9/14/17

  • Music with Mr. Waczek @ 9:00 am
  • Computer Lab @ 11:00 am
  • Whole School Dismisses at 12:30 pm (dismiss at the classroom door)

Friday – 9/15/17

  • EBS Spirit Days: Wear Red & Black or any EBS shirt!
  • EBS Movie Night @ 6:30 pm

 

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