Kee-Notes

Volume 2 (9-13-15)

This Week...

Language Arts

-Letter Focus:

  • Ee Ff Hh
  • -Letter Knowledge
  • Letter Sound
  • Letter Formation

-Reading Left to Right

-Reading Top to Bottom

-Reading "snap words": is for on my in

-Secret Stories (decoding skills)

  • Vowels ("Super Heros")

long and short sounds

"two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking the 2nd one is silent"

  • er/ir/ur
  • or
  • ch
  • ou/ow

-Class circle map- What do you like about yourself?

-Writing: "I like my ____________ ."

Math

Number Knowledge (focus-0-5)

  • recognition
  • formation
  • number songs
  • 1 to 1 correspondence

Calendar Math

  • months
  • days of the week
  • odd/even
  • today/tomorrow/yesterday
  • weather


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Social Studies

  • Making new friends
  • Community
  • Likes/Differences
  • RULES
  • PROCEDURES

PATRIOT'S DAY

On Friday we learned about Patriots Day (September 11th). Through my years of teaching about September 11th, I am VERY careful with what I say about the events that transpired and tragedy of September 11th. I always focus on the positive things that came out of the event. I want my children walking away knowing about all the heroes (policemen, firemen, and everyday people) not the "bad guys". I don't ever mention the word terrorist, hate, hijackers, or that it was a purposeful act. In fact when I read my books to the children about 9/11, I omit those passages and information about that part of 9/11.


The following are some major bullets of our day and my lessons:

  • We learned that it happened in NY- found NY on our map
  • introduced the term "twin towers"
  • Talked about how tall the towers were (110 stories), had businesses, restaurants, and other important companies in the buildings
  • I simply say..."On September 11th there was a bad ACCIDENT... a plane crashed into one of the towers, then can you believe another plane had an accident and hit the other tower."
  • We talk about why the towers fell
  • Why it looks smoky in the pictures
  • Why they had to use the stairs
  • Why my book says while the people were going down the stairs the heroes were going up to save people


-We made an art project

-Colored a "Patriot's Day" picture

-Read "On September 12th We Knew Everything Would Be Alright"

(I'm attaching a read aloud of the book for you own knowledge)

-Read "The Little Chapel That Stood"

(I'm attaching a read aloud of the book. If you would like to hear the story...skip to @12:48)

September 12th…We Knew Everything Would Be All Right
The Little Chapel That Stood - A.B. Curtiss

SNACK



I sent home a NEW and IMPROVED snack and specials calendar...so please make sure to make note of any changes.


Monday: Erin

Tuesday: Jack

Wednesday: Jacob

Thursday: Jenson

Friday: Jordyn

SPECIALS

Monday: Chinese

Tuesday: PE

Wednesday: No Specials (testing)

Thursday: No specials (testing)

Friday: Art

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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TEACHER THEME BASKET!

This year our silent auction basket theme is : TEACHER for our Dragon Pride Night (Oct. 2nd)

You may send in any item or items that you think will be great for our basket. Some ideas are:

  • sharpies
  • markers
  • pretty copy paper
  • gift cards (Walmart, Office Supply, Target)
  • art supplies
  • stationary
  • stickers
  • cute clipboard
  • treasure box goodies
  • stapler
  • notebooks
  • ANYTHING THAT YOU THINK WILL HELP A TEACHER IN HER ROOM...THERE IS NO WRONG IDEA! :)


If you choose not to send in items you may send in money that will help us fill our basket.


Items need to be in by next September 24th (Friday)


THANK YOU MS. OREFICE FOR VOLUNTEERING TO HELP ORGANIZE AND SHOP FOR OUR BASKET! <3

ASSESSMENTS

This week, I will continue to assess your child in Reading using our state's assessment tool "Reading 3D". This assessment is only used as a preliminary score for your child and to show progress throughout the year.


They will also be completing their initial assessment in I-Ready the next few weeks. This is a computer program that will be used in our room and for homework

Upcoming Dates


  • September 23- Individual Pictures
  • October 2-Dragon Pride Night