• Week of May 6-10

    Letter of the Week

    Letter Review

    Math Skill

    Math review

    Discovery

    Me and My Mom

    Character Trait

    Faithful Follower

    Bible Verse 

    "We love because He first loved us." 1 John 4:19
Fri, May 03, 2019

We have been reviewing our literacy and math skills this week, focusing primarily on mastery of our letters and sounds, numbers, shapes, and patterning.

Continuing our study of time to the hour, we have introduced digital time. We practiced writing the digital time from the time on an analog clock and played memory match in which the boys had to match cards showing the same time on a digital and an analog clock. After reading Cluck o’Clock by Kes Gray, we loved dancing and playing with a sneaky mouse who would hide behind clocks displaying different times in our classroom. We danced while music played, and when it stopped, we had to try to find the mouse!

We don’t want to give away any surprises, but the boys have been hard at work preparing the surprises for the Mother’s Day Tea next week. The boys can't wait to share this special time with the most important ladies in their lives!

Reminders and Looking Ahead:

                                                           

May 10           Mother’s Day Tea 10:00

May 21           End of the Year Party- Off Campus Event –Cordova Bowling Center 10:00

                     (Aftercare is available to boys that are enrolled)

May 22           Last day of school- half-day dismissal

Last modified on May 3, 2019
Fri, Apr 26, 2019

Quirky letter Qq started off this week in the best way! We read Coat of Many Colors by Dolly Parton and discussed quilting and the value of gifts coming from the heart. We practiced handwriting the letter Qq using Q-tips in green paint. Q is for Duck by Mary Elting and Michael Folsom was one of our favorite books this week! Finally, we couldn’t wait to see what quizzical items Maggie had munched as well as think of our own Qq words.

We have begun our study of time to the hour this week, introducing it by watching a Brainpop, Jr. called “Time To The Hour.” Then, we created our own clocks and discussed the jobs of the long minute hand and the short hour hand. We played a game in which we each matched our own small clocks to the teacher’s big clock, and we played time Memory Match, matching an analog time to a digital one! Please continue practicing at home! We will be focusing on this skill next week as well.

Reminders and Looking Ahead

May 10           Mother’s Day Tea 10:00

May 21           End of the Year Party- Off Campus Event –Cordova Bowling Center 10:00

May 22           Last day of school- half day dismissal

Last modified on April 26, 2019
Thu, Apr 18, 2019

We are zipping to the end of the school year as we study letter, Zz! We created our own zebras for the Zz lettercard. We practiced handwriting zig zag Z’s and had fun finding what zany treats Maggie munched on as well as generating our own Zz words!

From our wonderful Memphis Masterpiece presentations, we have learned about the Arcade restaurant, the Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, the Peabody, the Pink Palace, the Orpheum, and Fed Ex. We even made our very own Fed Ex airplanes! We have loved learning about and celebrating our city! The boys have been doing a wonderful job on their presentations! If you stop by our room, our Memphis pride is evident!

We have dedicated this week to studying the story of Easter and the real reason for the season. We read The Easter Story by Allia Zobel-Nolan and created a cross art piece with the verse John 3:16. We also loved reading Celebrating Easter: The Easter Egg Hunt by Joel Kupperstein and had fun at our very own Easter Egg Hunt and special lunch! We greatly appreciate all of those who volunteered to help with the party! We have enjoyed spending this special time with the boys this week and wish everyone a very happy Easter!

Reminders and Looking Ahead

April 19            Good Friday Holiday-no school

April 22            Easter Monday Holiday- no school

April 24            Sports Day- Wear your favorite Memphis sports team shirt or colors

April 26             Rock and Roll Day- Dress like Elvis or a style from the 1950’s

May 10             Mother’s Day Tea 10:00

May 21             End of the Year Party- Off Campus Event –Cordova Bowling Center 10:00

May 22             Last day of school- half day dismissal

Last modified on April 18, 2019
Fri, Apr 12, 2019

It has been an eXcellent week in JK learning eXtraordinary things! We introduced the letter Xx finding Xx’s place in lots of words. Xx likes to come at the end of words more often than the beginning! We created X-ray lettercards with X-ray pictures of our own bodies. We practiced handwriting letter Xx on magna-doodles! Because we all know that “X marks the spot,” we loved treasure hunting through pictures that had the letter X in it. We generated words in which Xx is found and drew pictures of our favorites.

As we continued sequencing this week, we practiced sequencing with story sequencing puzzles! Then, we constructed our own nursery rhyme book by putting the pictures in the correct order.

As we continue our study on our community, the boys created a beautiful Memphis skyline art piece that is now hanging in the hallway. We have been discussing important Memphis landmarks and started the Memphis masterpiece presentations. We have learned about St. Jude, Lebonheur, the Pyramid, the Hernando-Desoto Bridge, and the Pink Palace. We also have been discussing important jobs in our community. The boys are looking forward to watching the videos you send in about your own jobs! It is not too late to send one in! We appreciate you taking the time to share with us! We brainstormed why people have jobs and what different jobs contribute to our community of Memphis.

Specials Spotlight: Mandarin

During March, we have talked about three different shapes: circle (yuan xing), square(zheng fang xing) and triangle (san jiao xing). We tried to throw the beanbags into the right shapes.

Also, rainy days have been talking during class, everyone tried to make a paper umbrella (yu san). And we went to 5th/6th grade mandarin class to play games with big boys. 

Let me know if you have any questions, thank you.

Reminders and Looking Ahead

April 18            JK Egg Hunt 11:00-12:00

April 19            Good Friday Holiday-no school

April 22            Easter Monday Holiday- no school

April 24           Sports Day- Wear your favorite Memphis sports team shirt or colors

April 26           Rock and Roll Day- Dress like Elvis or a style from the 1950’s

May 10           Mother’s Day Tea 10:00

May 21           End of the Year Party- Off Campus Event –Cordova Bowling Center 10:00

Last modified on April 12, 2019
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