Wrapping up the 2014-15 KG year!

It has been a busy week! We had so much fun! It was a pleasure working you and your child this year. It’s time to bid farewell. Good luck in first grade and you could always visit. Thank you for allowing me to work with your child and thank you for all the support! Below is few pictures of our last week together. We definitely had a blast!!!!

Ms. Mohamed

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Happy Father’s Day!

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Thanks to all the Dad’s and other guardians for coming out and enjoying this time with us. A special thanks to Mrs. Reda for helping us during this celebration!

-Ms. Mohamed

Week of June 1st

WOW! 8 days left for school!!!!!!! We can’t believe it. Soon enough first grade-here we come.

This week our focus will be frogs. We will read Frog and Toad series by Arnold Lobel. We will discuss the frog life cycle and how it is similar to  butterflies.

We create a Venn diagram and discuss how they are alike and how they are different. We will then write a description about frogs.

Our spelling words are: dip, hip, nip, rip, grip, ship, snip, trip, skip, find

We will continue adding and subtracting this week.

In Science, we will discuss the life cycle of a frog: egg, tadpole, tadpole with legs, froglet, adult frog

In Social Studies, we will discuss the important parts of the flag. the color, the 50 stars, the 13 stripes etc.

Notes:

  • All Library Books are due. ¬†No more checkouts. ¬†Please return any Library Books that may still be at home.
  • Friday, June 5-Donuts With Dad ¬†9:00 am
  • Tuesday, June 9-Kindergarten Class Picnic ¬† ¬†You are invited to bring a lunch (and blanket) to share a picnic lunch with your child. ¬†Nothing fancy‚Ķjust a chance to be together, make connections for summer play dates, and relax! ¬†We‚Äôll meet at York Park (park next to the school) at 11:30. ¬†I have reserved the park for us so we should be the only grade out there at that time.
  • Wednesday, June 10-Last day for students

Week of May 26th

I hope everyone had a lovely break with their families.

Short week….

We will be investigating butterflies a bit more. We will read multiple stories (fiction and non-fiction). We will view a time lapse of a butterfly’s life cycle. We will work on sequencing and retelling.

We will write about butterflies. We will create a writing map to help us with our writing. We will continue our consistent way of writing a rough draft, revise/edit and then publish.

Spelling words: butterfly, caterpillar, funny, find, fed, bed, led, sled, shed

In Math, we will continue to practice addition and subtraction. We will explore story problems and create number sentences.

In Science, we will discuss how animal change and grow. We will finish this week with caterpillars and discover other animals that can change when they grow.

In Social Studies, we will discuss the flag. We will learn the colors and what the stripes mean. (13 stripes represent the 13 colonies before we became the amazing 50 United States.)

Coming up:

  • Last day for library book returns will be tomorrow, Wednesday, May 27th.
  • Class picnic June 9th (details later)
  • Last day of school June 10th (half day)

Thanks for your support!

Ms. Mohamed

 

 

Week of May 18th

Review Week:

Reading: We will read Turtle Splash.

Strategy: Re-read, look for details, setting, cause and effect, Retell

Grammar: review nouns (plural-singular), homophones, pronouns, opposites

Letters: Aa-Zz (Review)

Writing: we will create an “I can flower”. We will write I can statements on flower petals to demonstrate how much we have learned thus far. We will create a draft in our journals. We will write 5 sentences making 5 petals.

Spelling words: dad, mad,  sad, had, where, they, up, down, jump, make

Math: we will continue addition and subtraction problems. Make sure your child is being careful what the symbol represents. I have been giving them addition and subtraction sheets mixed up. We will also continue counting by 5’s, 10’s and 2’s. We have been practicing to count on from any number 0-100.

Science: We are exploring the lifecycle of a butterfly. ie. egg > caterpillar> pupa > butterfly

Social Studies: we will learning about Memorial day.

Reminders:

  • Last day for check out from the library would be Wednesday, May 20th
  • There will be no school on Friday, May 22 and Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day
  • We are running low on snacks. If you can donate some, that would be great.

Thanks,

Ms. Mohamed

Week of May 11th, 2015

Literacy Unit: Art All Around

Reading: We will read Warthogs Paint. Our strategy will be to re-read and identify cause and effect. We will also read Amazing People and identify famous people. We will different color books to help practice reading different color words. We will also read a story called Fun places and reflect a fun place we have traveled to or would like to go to.

Writing: We will continue to practice putting our spelling words in sentences. We will create a book using color words.

Spelling words: with, me, my, where, they, pop, hop, top, flop, crop

Math: We will continue to practice writing 1-100, addition and subtraction practice

Science: We will begin to investigate the life cycle of a butterfly.

Reminders:

  • Late start Wednesday, May 13th
  • Library check out Wednesday, May 13th
  • Make sure your child is in tennis shoes. We are playing out side and sandals, flip flops or slip-ons are really uncomfortable for walking on wood chips.
  • Thanks for your continued support! Thank you for such a lovely teacher appreciation week! Everything was so thoughtful and sweet.

Ms. Mohamed

Mom- Its your day!!

Our kindergarten class would like to invite Moms (or anyone who can attend on your behalf) to our kindergarten Mother’s Day celebration on Friday, May 8th from 9:00-9:30. Invitations on their way!¬†

See you then!

Thanks!

Ms. Mohamed

Week of May 4th

New unit: Show what you know!

Reading- We will read What do you know, Water Changes, Jack Quacks, The blind men and The elephant, The knee-high man, The kissing hand. We will also read some Mothers’ Day poems.

Strategy: monitor and re-read, compare texts- text to text connections

Writing: We are creating a book for Mothers day.

Spelling: where, me, with, my, they, clap, trap, lap, nap

Word family:-ap (nap, lap, clap, sap, cap)

Letters of the week: Qq, Jj

Math: We are revisiting the pan balance, addition, subtraction, greater than, less than, counting on from any number 0-100.

Science:  continue documenting our plants.

Social Studies: How to work in a team

Notes:

  • Friday is a Mothers day celebration. We will be celebrating from 9:00-9:30. Your child has a few things to share with you. See you then!
  • The bulletin board looks fabulous! I love it!!!!!!!!

Thank you!

Ms. Mohamed