Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hello BUSY February!

February is here! 

It will be quite the busy month! Check out the IMPORTANT dates coming up.

Feb. 2-Ground Hog's Day
Feb. 4-100th day of School Celebration
Feb. 6-Class Picture Day 
Feb. 12-Lunar New Year Show for the School
Feb. 13-Lunar New Year NIGHT show for families 
           -Valentine's Day Breakfast
           -Mrs. McClung's Last day subbing 
Feb. 16-Holiday (NO SCHOOL!) 
            Parent Conferences on an as needed basis
Feb. 19-Lunar New Year 
      (Happy New Year of the GOAT!)

I will be sending home more details on each specific date in your child's daily folder.  

Click here for February's Newsletter

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Good-Bye November!

Helloooooo December!
Important Dates in December

Dec. 12: The Little Toy Shop performed by the Kinder students

Dec. 17: Book Exchange

Dec. 18: Our Class Holiday Party/Last day before holiday break

Dec. 19: Winter Break begins

Jan. 5: First day back from break.

**In honor of our class' favorite songs from the movie, "Frozen," I wanted to share it in Vietnamese! Enjoy!

Here it is English!

What we've been up to!

My apologies for the late posts and updates!  Here is a recap of the last few weeks.  

Math: Sorting, 2 D shapes, comparing numbers, and patterns

Sorting: color, shape, and size 

Students sorting by one hole, two holes, 4 holes and no holes.

2 D Shapes:
Students had to learn the attributes of the 2D shapes for example, a triangle has 3 sides and 3 corners. Here is a chart to help your child at home with the attributes of each shape.  We will cover 3D shapes later on this year. 

Here is what the students came up with in their math journals.

Students created own pictures with shapes they cut out.  Then they counted how many of each shape they used.


Science: Pumpkins, Fall, Leaves, and magnets (force and motion)

 Fall Leaves investigation

 Pumpkin investigation: It floated!


Social Studies: Halloween, Veteran's day, Long ago and today, Thanksgiving

Happy Veteran's Day!

Vietnamese: Color poems, accent marks, and alphabet, Fall vocabulary

 "I see trees,"

 "I like leaves."

"I see trees."

Friday, October 24, 2014

Red Ribbon Week! (Oct. 27-31)

To celebrate Red Ribbon Week, students will be showing their support by wearing or bringing something from home.  Here is the schedule of what to do each day.

Monday            Color War
10/27               We all may be different colors, but together we make a beautiful rainbow. Students wear the color associated with their grade level. 

Pre K – Orange,    Kinder – Red,   1st – Blue,  2nd – Green,  3rd – Yellow,  4th – Orange,   5th - Red

Tuesday          Sock-it To me
10/28               Students wear crazy socks to school.

Wednesday     Team Up against drugs
10/29               Students wear their favorite team or Summitt shirt
Thursday         Too Smart to do drugs
10/30               Students wear favorite University/College shirt

Friday              Favorite book character
10/31               Students dress up as their favorite book character (Super hero, Thing 1 & Thing 2,                               Harry Potter) NO Masks, Props or accessories please. Parents, please use best                                       judgement on character dress up.  


Box Tops
We collect Box Tops at Summitt. So send in all those Box Tops you've been saving! 
It's easy!

1) Put them in a bag.
2) Label bag with child's name and our class Cao-Kinder.
3) Turn it into office.  There's a blue box that you can drop them off in.
4) There are drawings so your child has a chance to win a coupon for a free ice cream from the cafeteria!
5) Start again!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

What a week!

Busy bees at work! Take a look at what we've been up to!

Wednesday:  We watched a show performed by Jose-luis Orozco.  He is a singer from California.  Our wonderful librarian booked him for us!  Thanks Mrs. Richey.  Here are some clips of that performance.  I was volunteered to go up and dance. YIKES!  It was fun! 

Computer lab every other Tuesday! 
We love going to the computer lab with Mrs. Neill.  She teaches the kids lots of things to do on the computer.  We have been a few times now and learned how to get onto ikeepbookmarks, starfall, and tux paint.  

Check us out!

Math games and songs:
The children have been working hard to learn how to create sets up to 10, comparing numbers, sorting, 2D shapes, counting to 100, and counting backwards from 20.  These are all important building blocks for mastery in math at the end of kindergarten.  

Here are some songs that the kids enjoy singing!

Science: 5 senses and properties of materials (matter)

Here is a song that we have learned and will continue to learn throughout the year.

We explored each sense.  

For sight: We went around the school looking at different things.

For smell: We smelled different things in containers such as peppermint, vanilla, orange, perfume, coffee, coco powder, etc... I also have different candle scents that the children can smell as well as smelly markers.

For touch: We traced our hands and talked about different textures that we can feel.  We got to feel different types of textures such as soft, hard, bumpy, and smooth. We glued different things in our science journal as we felt each texture.

For taste: We tasted something sweet (candy corn), salty (pretzel), sour (pickle), and bitter (extra dark chocolate).  Then we graphed what we liked/didn't like.

For hearing: We listened different sounds in containers and guessed what sound it belonged to. Then we played with musical instruments. 

Thanks for checking us out!  Until next time...have a great week!