Pike Road Schools

Mrs. Cobb's Kindergarten Community

February 5, 2016

Our first publishing party

On Friday we finished up our writing unit on narrative text. The children spent the week polishing their favorite book from the unit. Friday we partnered together to take turns sharing our books.

Mrs. Cobb, "What have you learned, or enjoyed about our month of writing?"

Dexter, "I noticed that I can use my sounds (to make words)."

Breah, "I have to work really, really hard."

Gunner, "I learned more that I thought I would learn. I learned that I can learn more!"

Esther, "I learned that reading is the best work ever!"

Maddy, "You can't just have the teacher do it, you have to try to sound it out. If you don't know how, you can try and make a line under it and come back and fix it later."

Braylon, "You have to try to think for yourself because if someone else does it, you will not learn it for yourself."

Isabella, "I learned that you shouldn't put words too close together or you can't find out what you said."

Ryan, "You can look at your sight words to practice your words."

Lilly Grace, "I'm learning to sound out stuff."

Braylon B., "You have to put finger spaces because the people who want to read your book can understand your words."

Gunner, "I learned that you should never give up, even if you don't know a word. You can just keep practicing."

Ava, "When I do my book, I try to do my best. We have to work quietly and try to sound out our words."

Natalee, "You can't give up like I did at my old school."

The children are bringing their writing home tonight. Please celebrate their progress. Some words will not be spelled perfectly, but we are working on segmenting and listening for our sounds. This is an important stage in the development of reading and writing. Please send their red folders and books back on Monday so we can add it to their writing portfolio for the year.

Next week we will move to writing "how to" books for the rest of February.

Developmental stages of writing:

The Food Project

This week we had the pleasure of learning about Korean Food from Somin An, Hyunjung Kim, Seunghee Kim, and Anna Shin. They taught us how to make bulgogi.

Breah, "I like how they taught us to make the rice and I LOVED the noodles. I had Korean cookies at Kayla's house. They were SO good!"

Mariah, "I really liked the noodles and I really like the food and I really liked the rice."

Kayla, "We make the Korean food."

Addison, "I liked the beef."

Maddy, "I liked the meat, and rice, and noodles."

Ava, "It was delicious!"

Gunner, "I liked how we learned to cook Korean food. It was very good. I think I could eat a lot of it!"

Terrah, "The rice was sticky."

Jane, "I like rice and it is sticky."

Esther, "I tried the rice and it's so good. I like we mixed it. My mom comes to my class and I really, really, really, miss her!"

Lilly Grace, "The rice sticks to my mouth."

Ryan, "I liked the sticky rice."

Braylon B., "I learned that they use chopsticks to eat their food."

Natalee, "I liked the noodles."

Braylon D., "I like the noodles too."

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Recipe for bulgogi

Thin sliced beef rib eye

Soy sauce



Sesame Oil

Scallions or green onions

Mushrooms, onions, bell peppers and sesame seeds are optional

Cooking directions: marinate the rib eye with soy sauce, sugar, garlic, onions and sesame oil. Leave in refrigerator for about an hour. Add mushrooms and bell peppers if desired and cook on stove top. Sprinkle sesame seed on top.

Recipe for japchae

Japchae (sweet potato noodles)

Soy sauce


Sesame Oil

Thin sliced beef

Onions, Carrots, Spinach,Mushrooms

Sesame seeds

Cooking directions: Bring a pot of water to boil and add the japchae noodles. Drain when slightly al-dente. Slice the vegetables and mix with noodles. In a fry fan, add some oil and cook the meat. Add the noodle and vegetables and season with soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil.

Happy Groundhog's Day

MVI 6317

Our first visit to the new PRS playground

A note from Community 7/8



To gear up for National Random Acts of Kindness Day which is celebrated February 17th, our community 8 Respect Diversity Project Group is sponsoring a PRS Random Acts of Kindness Spirit Week next week, February 8th - 12th. We hope you will join us by spreading kindness throughout the Pike Road community!

K- Kickoff Random Acts of Kindness Week MONDAY

(Showing support for your favorite sports team.)

I- Inspire someone to by kind TUESDAY

(Dress as your favorite superhero and inspire others to be Kindness Superheroes.)

N- Neon bright WEDNESDAY

(Make the world a bright place by sharing kindness.)

D- Dive into kindness THURSDAY

(Dress in your favorite tropical wear or sea life as we dive into kindness.)

Friendly FRIDAY Twins Day

(Pair up with a friend and dress alike.)

Please be sure that you stay within our dress code guidelines throughout the week.

Skills to Practice

* Read together every night

* Practice sight words

* Discuss environmental print (store signs, cereal boxes, flyers in the mail)

* Count using one-to-one correspondence

* Count to 100 by ones, twos, fives and tens

* Find shapes in every day life (the paper towel roll is a cylinder, the basketball is a sphere.)

* Wonder together, start conversations with, "I wonder why...." "What do you think would happen if...." Do no worry about your child having the right answer, but listen to hear the reasons and thinking behind his or her ideas.

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Pike Road Schools

To create a culture of intellectual curiosity where all students have ownership over their learning and are inspired to think, innovate, and create.