• Week of May 6-10

    Letter of the Week

    Letter Review

    Math Skill

    Math review


    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 

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, and the Hernando-Desoto Bridge. 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

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Fri, Apr 05, 2019

Our week was off to an exciting start with the introduction of the letter, Vv, and our volcano lettercard!  We watched a Reading Rainbow video on the book, Hill of Fireby Thomas P. Lewis and discussed what happens when a volcano erupts. We completed a game on the SmartBoard in which we sorted Vv and Ff pictures. We practiced handwriting V’s outside using chalk and loved seeing what Maggie munched!

We have been working on the concept of sequencing this week and watched “Sequencing” on Brainpop, Jr. We learned that sequencing means putting things in an order that makes sense. Our first activity was putting our alphabet in the correct order.  We also ordered the sequence of our school day. If the stories we read did not have a sequence, we would not be able to understand them! We will continue to work on sequencing next week as well!

We have begun our unit on community and Memphis this week! We started our study by reading Me on a Mapby Joan Sweeney in which a child observes the placement of her room not only in her house but also in the world! Maps can show us how to find places, and our addresses show us how to find our house. We learned that addresses tell people how to find our street and our house on our street. We created a flipchart to show how our city fits into our state, how our state fits into our country, and how our country fits into our world. 

Specials Spotlight: Spanish

t’s springtime, or “La Primavera” in Spanish.  The JK boys have been learning about “La Primavera” and we have been practicing talking about what the weather is like during this time of year.  We have been practicing the song called “Que Llueva, Que Llueva”  (“Let it Rain, Let it Rain). 

They also learned about “Los Lugares de mi Comunidad”  (“Places in my Community”). Using some pictures they were able to answer the question in Spanish "Que ves?" (What do you see?"), and the response, “Veo la escuela”  (“I see the school”), etc, and answer “Si / No” questions.  We played some games (The Memory Game and Class vs. Teacher.)

Also, we talked about their favorites places to visit in our community.

I’m very proud of the progress they are making in our Spanish Class.

Hasta pronto.

Señora Watson

Reminders and Looking Ahead

April 10           Class Picture Day

April 18            JK Egg Hunt

April 19            Good Friday Holiday

April 22            Easter Monday Holiday

Fri, Mar 29, 2019

This week, we worked on reviewing all of the letters and math skills we have studied so far. We cannot believe that we only have four letters left in the alphabet! We worked on generating words for the letters we have learned, played a letter/initial sound match game, utilized the iPads to practice our handwriting, reviewed rhyming words and teen numbers.

We completed our dinosaur unit by focusing on the jobs of paleontologists. We brainstormed about what paleontologists do and sang along to “I’m A Paleontologist” by They Might Be Giants. We took a virtual field trip to an excavation site and discovered and assembled a stegosaurus skeleton! We learned about all of the tools paleontologists use, filling our own paleontologist packs with magnifying glasses, a ruler, binoculars, and a brush! Utilizing our paleontologist packs, we followed dinosaur footprints to the excavation site and got to dig up dinosaur bones ourselves! We carried them back to the classroom (museum) for investigation!  Many of us wished we could have dinosaurs as pets, and we loved the book Dinosaur Pet by Neil Sedaka and Marc Sedaka.

Thank you to all for a wonderful Family Night! Your tour guides worked hard to prepare for you and were so excited to share all of their knowledge and hard work!

Reminders and Looking Ahead

April 18            JK Egg Hunt

April 19            Good Friday Holiday

April 22            Easter Monday Holiday

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