Today is Fall Picture Day

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 20, 2018

*Reminder* Fall Picture Day is today, September 20, 2018. Check your child’s planner for this flyer and send back the picture form today. You can also order pictures online (information is on the flyer).

Scholastic Book Orders due on Friday, September 21

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 16, 2018

Scholastic Book Orders due on Friday, September 21

If you would like to place a September Scholastic book orders, please enter it by Friday, September 21st. Our class code is RGQPG and you can order using the following link:

https://orders.scholastic.com/RGQPG

Every order helps earn free books and materials for our classroom.

September 17-21

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 16, 2018

It has been such a beautiful weekend weekend! My family enjoyed fishing and playing at the park. It’s hard to believe we are already halfway through September! I am looking forward to a fun week as we continue our apple activities and experiments.

This week we will be learning:

  • Our class is doing a great job using their busy bee folders to rotate to literacy stations during the week.
  • We will finish our Kindergarten Friends class book this week.
  • I Love You Ritual song: Little Miss Muffet
  • Sight Words: see, me
  • Letters: Gg, Oo, Qq
  • Reading: I Like Me; Brown Bear, Brown Bear; I Went Walking; Panda Bear, Panda Bear; Monkey and Me
    • rhyming picture match
    • erase a rhyme
    • focus on sight words (I, can, the, on, am, like, see, me), capital letters, punctuation
  • Poems: I See, Leaves
  • Math:
    • number talks using ten frames, rekenreks, and dot cards
    • number of the day and discuss counting strategies
    • graphing how we get home each day
    • introduce new game: number sense memory
    • math rotation:
      • math by myself – ten frame write the room
      • math with a partner – subitizing memory
      • math in writing- draw an image to match amount shown on ten frame
      • math in technology – shape and number osmo
      • Meet with Teacher – count and cover game
  • Writing
    • journals – use sight words me/see, continue making sentences using environmental print, writing about feelings and our favorite breathing strategies
    • writing about our 5 senses while exploring apples
    • Apple Facts (take apart and put together sentences)
    • How To Make Applesauce
    • Small, Tall, Short letters sort
    • I Went Walking Class Book
  • Social Studies/Science:
    • sharing about our families with the family pictures being sent in
    • sharing and reading environmental print being sent in
    • sharing the mascot and birthday journals,
    • sharing our writing pages
    • Will an Apple Sink or Float?
    • Apple Star Painting
    • Jumping Apple Seeds

Our class loved making applesauce on Friday! It tasted great!! We combined a variety of sliced apples, water, sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice and cooked it all day in a crockpot. We enjoyed the delicious applesauce during our snack time.

We have been working on conflict resolution as part of our Conscious Discipline lessons in class. We have a time machine mat that we use to help us learn the language to say to resolve any conflicts we may have during the day. I am so proud of our kindergarteners using their Big Voice to solve problems. Here is a picture of our Time Machine mat:

Please enjoy the pictures of our week below:

Donors Choose Project – Wiggle and Wobble in Kindergarten

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 9, 2018

Wiggle and Wobble in Kindergarten

Donors Choose: Throughout the year we will use Donors Choose to help fund materials for our classroom.

Our current project is to raise funds to purchase enough wobble stools and wiggle cushions so that each child in my classroom has one to use throughout the day.

About this project:

  • The wiggle cushions help meet kindergarteners sensory needs. They allow them to wiggle while they work and make sitting on the floor or in a chair a lot more comfortable!
  • The wobble stools will give my students an opportunity to release energy during learning activities. The base of the wobble stool is rounded, allowing the kids to wiggle and fidget to their heart’s content!

Having a variety of seating options for my students help to meet their unique needs. Continuous movement while sitting relaxes the right side of the brain, leading to better focus. This project will allow my students move around without distracting other students. If you know anyone who may want to help my classroom, please pass this along!

We’d love for you to read about and share our current project:  Wiggle and Wobble in Kindergarten

 

 

September 10-14

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 9, 2018

I hope everyone is having a great weekend! It was fun seeing so many of you at the Monster Truck Nationals last night! I know my family sure had fun!!

This week we will be learning:

  • We will begin using our busy bee folders and rotating to all busy bee stations this week.
  • We will continue name activities: name coconut trees, hidden names, Kindergarten Friends class book
  • I Love You Ritual song: Row, Row, Row Your Boat
  • Sight Words: on, the
  • Letters: Cc, Dd, Tt, Aa
  • Reading: Frog Food, My Home
    • rhyming picture match
    • erase a rhyme
    • focus on sight words (I, can, the, on, am and like), capital letters, punctuation 
  • Poems: I Like School, I Am, Leaves
  • Math:
    • number talks using ten frames, rekenreks, and dot cards
    • number of the day and discuss counting strategies
    • graphing how we get home each day
    • introduce new game: number sense memory
    • introduce math rotation:
      • math by myself
      • math with a partner
      • math in writing-(journal)
      • math in technology
      • Meet with Teacher
  • Writing
    • journals – use sight words on/the, continue making sentences using environmental print, writing about feelings and our favorite breathing strategies
    • writing about our 5 senses while exploring apples
    • Which Apple Did You Like Best graph
    • Apple Facts (take apart and put together sentences)
    • How To Make Applesauce
    • Small, Tall, Short letters sort
  • Social Studies/Science:
    • sharing about our families with the family pictures being sent in
    • sharing and reading environmental print being sent in
    • sharing the mascot and birthday journals,
    • sharing our writing pages
    • Will an Apple Sink or Float?
    • Apple Star Painting
    • Jumping Apple Seeds
    • Make Apple Sauce

Our class has loved learning about managing our feelings and emotions using the Feeling Buddies Toolkit! So far we have met and learned a little about each of our 8 Feeling Buddies: Happy, Sad, Angry, Scared, Calm, Disappointed, Frustrated and Anxious. This week we will learn about the difference between angry and frustrated. We will make class book called: Our Feeling Faces. We will also act out scenarios and practice using our breathing strategies to help us go from bug crazy mad to caterpillar calm.

Please enjoy the pictures of our week below:

September 4-7

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 3, 2018

I hope you are all enjoying Labor Day weekend and getting to spend time with family and friends. I sure loved the rain we got today!

This week I will be at a training on Wednesday and Thursday, September 5-6. I will leave lots of fun activities for the substitute to do with my class. She will be checking planners each day for any notes you may send in. You may also contact the Primary Office if you have a message you need to get to the substitute.

This week we will be learning:

  • I Love You Ritual song, Georgie Porgie.
  • We will continue learning about our busy bee centers rules and routines.
  • Sight Words: Am and Like
  • Letters: Ii, Jj, Kk, Ll
  • Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4
  • name activities – name art, name coconut trees, hidden names, Kindergarten Friends class book
  • Read Aloud: Pete the Cat, Like Me, Frog Food, Ten Apples Up On Top, The Shape of Things
  • Poems: I Like School, I Am
  • Math: number talks using ten frames, rekenreks, and dot cards, number of the day, graphing how we get home each day, A Shape Is Just a Shape class book
  • Journal Writing: using sight words Am and Like, making sentences using environmental print, writing about feelings and our favorite breathing strategies
  • Social Studies: sharing about our families with the family pictures being sent in, sharing and reading environmental print being sent in, sharing the mascot and birthday journals, sharing our writing pages

We had a fun filled week. Our class enjoyed learning about our busy bee centers. We opened a new center each day this past week and will continue learning about the rest of our centers this week. Our class enjoy exploring the different materials and activities in each center. We learned our 1st sight words: I and can. Our class loved the book, Ten Black Dots. Students were very creative in making their own picture using black dots. I will put all of their pictures together to make a class book that we can take turns taking home to share with all of you! Please enjoy the pictures of our week below:

August 27-31

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on August 26, 2018

This week we will continue learning our rules and procedures for our classroom and school. Each morning we start our day using and learning some Conscious Discipline strategies. We wish each other well and any of our classmates that may be sick that day. We unite as a class through our Good Morning Song. We connect as  a class by all working with partners to sing an “I Love You Ritual” song/rhyme. The song we learned last week was Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. This week we will be learning Peter Peter Pumpkin. We then learn and practice breathing strategies to use when we are upset and need to calm.

Some of the other things we will be learning this week are:

  • We will begin learning about our busy bee centers rules and routines.
  • Sight Words: I and Can
  • name activities – writing our friend names, matching names with pictures, name puzzles, sorting letters in name/not in name
  • Read Aloud: Dan The Flying Man and Where Things Grow, 10 Black Dots
  • Math: introduce subtilizing (to see a number and know what it is right away), number talk hand signals, use rekenreks (counting manipulative), number of the day, name graphing and graphing how we get home each day
  • Journal Writing: using sight words I and Can
  • Social Studies: sharing about our families with the family pictures being sent in, sharing and reading environmental print being sent in, sharing the mascot and birthday journals

Wow! Our first full week was so much fun! Enjoy the pictures below of us making shape picture, doing our morning Conscious Discipline “I Love You” ritual, playing on the playground, going on a Gingerbread hunt to meet school employees, acting out “5 Green and Speckled Frogs”, and the most exciting, Making Slime!

I hope everyone has a great week!! I am looking forward to our 2nd full week together and all of the fun activities we will do.

Thank You,

Mrs. Bradley

August 20-24, 2018

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on August 19, 2018

Thank you parents for all of the supplies and snacks you have sent in for our classroom! Everything is greatly appreciated!!

*Reminders*

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*Please send in a family photo for our school family tree. Students can look at these pictures throughout the day!

*Please send a water bottle with lid for your child to use to drink water throughout the day. We do not have a water fountain in our classroom.

*You may walk your child to class for the first 7 days of school. I will be waiting by my door at 7:30. After the first 7 days, we ask that you let them walk by themselves, but don’t fret…There will be several teachers and helpers along the halls to get them to where they need to be and to encourage/love on them!

*On the 8th day, we will start Morning Meeting. This is where the kiddos stay until 7:45 when they will be released to their classroom. We will have lots of practice before this starts!

*My job as your child’s teacher is the safekeeper. I keep everyone safe and your children help me to keep it that way! Everyone in my class will have a job and feel important! We will learn about them within the next few weeks.

Hope you all have a great week!

Fantastic First Two Days

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on August 19, 2018

We have had a fantastic time in kindergarten these 1st two days!! We have already experienced so many fun activities together. I hope you enjoy the pictures below. Have a great weekend and I can’t wait to see everyone on Monday!

rainbow writing

music and movement time

rainbow writing

character lesson on manners with Mrs. Wingo

building our names with playdough

Happy August Birthdays!!

letter matching

recess

Welcome to Kindergarten 2018-19!!!

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on August 3, 2018

Thanks for checking out my blog! I can’t wait to meet everyone at Meet The Teacher. We are going to have so much fun this year!! 

Once school starts, I will update my blog weekly with reminders, pictures, and what we will be learning.

In the meantime, here is some information that might be helpful to you:

Meet the TeacherTuesday, August 14, 2018 from 4:00-5:00

  • Things to bring:  school supplies, $10 for party/planners (cash only, please), and lunch money 
  • Click this link for a list of Kindergarten School Supplies

Donors Choose: Throughout the year we will use Donors Choose to help fund materials for our classroom. We’d love for you to read about and share  our current project:  Wiggle and Wobble in Kindergarten

SignUpGenius: If you would like to help donate needed items to our classroom throughout the year, check out current items we are needing by clicking this link: Mrs. Bradley’s Kindergarten Wish List

Looking forward to a wonderful year!!

Mrs. Bradley

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