• Week of March 4-7

    Letter of the Week

    Ww

    Discovery

    Rhyming/Dinosaurs

    Character Trait

    Noble Knight

    Bible Verse 

    "Those who are noble make noble plans, and stand for what is noble.' Isaiah 32:8
Fri, Mar 01, 2019

Letter Ss has proven to be a stupendous start to the week! We introduced the letter by making our own sunshine lettercards.  Our favorite books this week were Sam’s Sandwich and The Sensational Samburger by David Pelham. We compared books discussing things that were different and alike in each book.  Coach Ross Spain with his silly socks, came down to read Fox and Socks by Dr. Seuss to all of the JK boys. It was fun to see all of the different socks the boys wore. We practiced handwriting with sidewalk chalk, and finally, we couldn’t wait to see what Maggie munched and to generate our own words beginning with the letter Ss.  It was so special to have STEAM day on Thursday with all of the Dr. Seuss theme activities.  Thank you to all of the parents volunteered! 

Rhyming has been our focus this week, and Dr. Seuss has been a big help! We began the week by watching a Brainpop, Jr. on rhyming. We practiced making our own rhyming words and have read Hop on Pop and Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. We have built rhyming puzzles in which we connected words that rhyme and played a spinner game. We sorted and identified our own rhyming words on the white board and look forward to working more on rhyming next week!

Looking Ahead and Reminders:

Thursday, March 7                                     Maggie Monster Munches, Ww

Thursday, March 7                                    Student/Faculty Basketball Game 1:00

March 8-17                                                Spring Break

Thursday, March 28                                   Family Night

Last modified on March 1, 2019
Fri, Feb 22, 2019

We had an excellent week studying the letter Ee! We created our Easter egg lettercards and enjoyed sharing about what we did over our winter break. We practiced handwriting Ee on erase boards . Elmer the Elephant by David McKee was one of our favorite stories about being yourself. We generated our own Ee word, drew pictures of our favorite Ee words, and wrote in our journals.

We have been rounding out our Red, White, and Blue unit by making connections between George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Donald Trump. We watched a Brainpop, Jr. on Washington and Lincoln and read George Washington’s Teethby Deborah Chandra and Madeleine Comora. We made our own tri-corner hats and wore rotten teeth just like our first president! We read Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers by Karen Winnick. We learned about what an honest man Lincoln was, how he worked to abolish slavery, and why he grew his famous beard. After watching a Brainpop, Jr. about the jobs of the president, we talked about how we elect our president by voting. We were thrilled to attend the 2ndgraders Yipes Stripes presidential parade today!

Looking Ahead and Reminders:

Friday, March 1                                    Maggie Monster Munches, Ss

Thursday, March 7                                Student/Faculty Basketball Game

March 8-17                                          Spring Break

Spotlight Special Area: Spanish
During February, the JK boys continue learning about winter and the clothing that’s worn during the winter.  Our favorite book we use to practice our vocabulary is “Froggy se Viste” (“Froggy gets Dressed”).  After I finish reading the book, we play a game to review the sequence of the story.  Then the boys color Froggy and the individual articles of his clothing, and then cut them out and paste his clothes on him.  We also play “El Juego de Memoria” (“The Memory Game”) to reinforce the words learned in the unit.  Finally, we sing songs about winter and how to dress for the cold.  Our concurrent unit is about “Los Lugares de Me Comunidad” (“The Places in My Community”).


Hasta pronto,

Señora Watson

Last modified on February 22, 2019
Fri, Feb 08, 2019

We focused on the letter Ff this week, creating a flag lettercard and playing a letter F and V sound association game! We practiced writing capital F using our fingertips in paint. After reading Fifi Ferret’s Fluteby Samantha Berger and checking to see what Maggie munched, we generated our own words that began with the letter Ff.

We have continued our study of coins this week playing which coin is missing, coin sort and graphing, coin musical chairs, and coin BANG. Please continue to review coins at home.

We have been focusing on symbols that represent the United States of America this week in JK, especially about the American flag, the bald eagle and the Statue of Liberty. After reading F is for Flag by Wendy Cheyette Lewison, we created our own American flags. Ask your son about why our flag has fifty stars! We learned about how our founding fathers chose the bald eagle to be the national bird and about what the bald eagle stands for. We learned about the Statue of Liberty and completed a tell-and-draw in which we created our own Statues of Liberty.

Thank you to everyone for making our Valentine’s so special by completing the Hearts for Art chore chart with your sons and earning money to buy supplies for the Carpenter Art Garden. We look forward to them coming next week to show us pictures of the kids at the Art Garden and explain to us the work that they do there. This is a perfect way for us to share God’s love and our own gifts with others! 

Please send in your Hearts for Art Supplies and Valentines by Monday, February 11th  if you have not already done so. Thanks!

As we look ahead to next week, we look forward to studying the letter Nn, identifying the teen numbers, and focusing on Valentine’s Day.

Special Spotlight:Mandarin

Here is what we have learned in January.

We have talked about something in winter such as snow, snowflake. Drew a winter picture, tried to touch the "snow" to see if it is cold and soft. Read a story about snowman, and reviewed numbers from 0-30. 

Reminders and Looking Ahead:

Thursday, February 14                                                Maggie Monster Munches, Nn

                                                                                          

February 15 – 18                                                      Winter Break, No School

March 8-17                                                                        Spring Break, No School

Last modified on February 8, 2019
Thu, Jan 31, 2019

We began this week with the 100thDay of school! The boys looked adorable dressed as 100-year-olds, and we had a blast with our “100 Day” activities. From making necklaces from 100 Fruit Loops to ordering numbers 1-100 to searching for 100 Hershey’s kisses hidden around the room, we had one hundred times the fun! Thank you to all of our volunteers who helped make our day such a blast!

We have continued our study of coins this week. We will wrap of coins next week with various games and activities to help us identify and list attributes for each one.

We are ready for spring and have discussed Punxatawney Phil this week, making our own predictions regarding whether or not he will see his shadow this weekend! We loved laughing along to Go to Sleep, Groundhogby Judy Cox. We had so much fun with our STEAM shadow activities using blocks, cubes, and flashlights. 

Reminders and Looking Ahead:

Looking ahead to next week, we will focus on the letter Ff, continue studying coins, and begin our Red, White, and Blue unit on American symbols, landmarks, and presidents.

Friday, February 8                               Maggie Monster Munches, Ff

Monday, February 11                          Hearts for Art Supplies Due

                                                             Valentine’s Due                                    

February 15-18                                    Winter Break, No School

Last modified on January 31, 2019
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