Coleman Elementary School Home
Directions and Map Staff Directory Photo Gallery School Profile Website Questions Our 100th Anniversary
Kindergarten First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade
Earth Day Exclusive resources
Coleman Dad's Group eFridayFolder PTO School Site Council

Thank you for our Sun Shade!!

Thank you for our Sun Shade!!


History - Social Science

Our Focus:

Why do we follow rules?

Who are good citizens?

What can we learn from stories?

How does being a good friend help to make you a good citizen?

Read the newsletters that we have read together in class and talk about them as a family. 

Complete the Weekend Homework as a family and make sure everyone signs the bottom. 

We have been learning about our school and the important people that help us here.

Come in and check out our school map!

Our Academic Language

CCD words:

respect, emotions, citizens, honesty, courage, determination, responsibility, and patriotism.

We will be reading stories and folklores about Americans and World History.

We will learn beliefs and related behaviors of characters in stories from times past

and understand the consequences of the character's actions.

Citizen and Characters: Abraham Lincoln, Betsy Ross, Nelson Mandela, Ruby Bridges, Benjamin Franklin, John Henry, Robin Hood, Robinson Crusoe, Johnny Appleseed  (You can look for books on these people or characters and find out more)

Books we will be reading: Honest Abe, Ruby Bridges, The Empty Pot, The Hole In the Dike, What About Me, Our Neighbor Is A Strange, Strange Man, The Crow and the Pitcher, Johnny Appleseed, Goldilocks, The Tortoise and The Hare, Anansi and the Moss- Covered Rock

Join us in our journey on learning more

Our Math Focus



Pull out the TEN FRAMES and play games!


we will be practicing two ways of counting 10's  ( eleven, twelve, thirteen.... and  1- ten  1-one, 1-ten 2- ones, 1-ten 3- ones)


Practice modeling correct number formation!

Go outside with a paintbrush and water and teach your child how to make 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 on the sidewalk!

( Parents: Make sure you model the numbers first, you are working on making sure the numbers are facing the correct direction, so modeling is the key)



Can you do this? Create a number story!

apple_barrel_coloring.pngIf you needed 3 apples for pie and 4 apples for juices, how many apples do you need to take from the basket?

images-1.jpegif you were carrying 10 strawberries, and 3 dropped, how many would you have left in your basket?

What kind of number story can you make from these picture?


Your child maybe able to count to 100 but can he/she identify a number out of sequence? Play games like Sorry, Uno, Dominos to help them learn! 

34 (switch them around) 43, which is greater? How do you know?

61 (switch) 16, which is less? Show me how you know?

Math Academic Vocabulary: Compose , decompose, estimate, addingplus, take away, subtract,  before,  after,  greater then,  lesser then,  fewer,  the same equal to, between, volume, capacity



.. measuring our EEKK partner . . .. working as a team . . . . creating our stems . . . for our flowers . .. . . our flowers . .
Status area



Where can we find the true meaning of it?

How does friendship FEEL?

What does it LOOK like?

What does it SOUND like?


What is your own definition of "Friendship"?

(Talk about this as family)


¿Qué es la "Amistad"?
¿Dónde podemos encontrar el verdadero significado?
¿Cómo se siente amistad?
¿Qué te parece?
¿Suena como?


¿Cuál es tu propia definición de "Amistad"?
(Hablo de esto como familia)

The Teddy Bear's Picnic

Going On a Bear Hunt! .. Do You See A Bear? Where Are OUR STUFFIES??? They are missing??? A Note! It says... WE HAVE GONE ON A PICNIC>>> but in disguise... looking for clues ... ... it looks like stuffy prints ... I think they are in the Penguin's pool Over the Troll Bridge... past the Tennis Courts we are heading back to school? ... it is back towards our classroom WHAT? OUR STUFFIES! The Teddy Bear Picnic
Status area
Block sched .jpeg


. . . . .
Status area

Parent's Corner

Parent's Corner:

Just a thought :) Asking more directed question, rather then open ended question, will help you learn more about our day. You might ask "Can you teach me a song you sang today?" or "W ...more

Yosemite's Summer Vacation

Yosemite and Bjorn at the tent Yosemite and Bjorn talking around the camp fire. Yosemite working on the farm. Yosemite taking a dip. Day dreaming!!! Driving the tractor on papa and nana's farm. Blake babysitting Yosemite IMG_1758.JPG Talking about the day on the farm IMG_1747.JPG VVroom!!! IMG_1757.JPG Nap time with friends at the cabin IMG_1771.JPG Look what Yosemite made... IMG_1777.JPG Do you know where Yosemite is here? Yes, Golden Gate Park!!! Yosemite in Tent Cabins Where do you think Yosemite is? Look closely! Who is he with?
Status area

Come make a splash with me in Kindergarten!

Mrs. Ervin's summer picture

“The miracle of children is that we just don’t know how they will change or who they will become.” 
― Eileen Kennedy-MooreSmart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child's True Potential


You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back.  ~William D. Tammeus


It's not only children who grow.  Parents do too.  As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours.  I can't tell my children to reach for the sun.  All I can do is reach for it, myself.  ~Joyce Maynard


Room 2's Daily Schedule

Enrichment            8:45 - 9:20

Circle                           9:20 - 9:50

Groups                      9:55 - 10:40

Recess                        10:45 - 11:05

Core Study       11:05 -11:50

Lunch                         12:00- 12:40

Story/Choice        12:40- 1:35

Home                                  1:40           

Math Exploration

>>> ... ... ... ... .. .. . . . .
Status area

Links to Learning

Our Language Art Focus


1) Work on naming  all capitol and lower case letters out of order

2) Work on saying the sound of upper and lower case letters out of order

3) Match or say as many words that start with the letter you see or are shown

4) Create rhyming words 

5) Work on identifying beginning  and ending sound of a word


guide  your child to ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

guide  your child to identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

guide your child to describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

Writing Skill:

* Work on the formation of upper and lower case letters

*Work on sounding out and writing the letter that matches the sound to make words

* Work on leaving finger space between to words

A good way to start these is to work on your child's first and last name: teach each letter name , sound, correct way to make the letter and start using lower case. Make this fun, use play dough, shaving cream, a paintbrush and water, but model first!

Start small and add on!

Rainbow Letters to work on:

 a, s, m, t, r 

 i, b, h, n, v 

 o, d, c, f, g,  

 u, k, l, q, z

Rainbow Words to work on:

Red Words

I, me, am, can, see, and, go, to ,for, like

Orange Words

be, by, have, in, it, my, on, out, the, think, you

Yellow Words

we, he, she, are, went, is, here, play, because

Green Words

what, that, not, at, or

Coleman "PAWSatives"

Coleman Rules of Conduct

Mrs. King Paddle boarding in Alaska

Mrs. King's Paddle boarding in Alaska