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What do you want to learn?

What do you what to learn?

Our Focus

 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



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Our Math Focus


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...

Look at this image, can you create a story problem?

Can you write a number sentence too?


Play games with the Ten Frames and the Teen Numbers...1 ten and ? ones...  Show it on the Ten Frames?

Write the number I created for you on the Ten Frames...

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)



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

Mrs. King Paddle boarding in Alaska

Mrs. King's Paddle boarding in Alaska



Are you about to start kindergarten, here is a site to check out!

Kindergarten is...

Working together! Imagining! Discovering Languages! Working as One! Having Fun! Making Healthy Choices! Supporting Ourselves and Others! Believing In Friends! Believing That There is More Then one Answer!! Exploring! Trying New Ideas... Finding Answers!
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Practice Zoo Phonics and Learn !

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Here is what Yosemite Jr.and Yosemite Grizzly did this summer!

Yosemite and Bjorn at the tent Yosemite and Bjorn talking around the camp fire. Day dreaming!!! Driving the tractor on papa and nana's farm. IMG_1757.JPG Look what Yosemite made... Do you know where Yosemite is here? Yes, Golden Gate Park!!! Yosemite in Tent Cabins Where do you think Yosemite is? Yosemite Grizzly relaxing catching up o his summer reading Bjorn and Grizzly EEKKing waking from his summer nap showing safety on the boat getting back from Silver Lake
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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)

Light and Numbers~ "What do you see?"

Come make a splash with me in Kindergarten!

Mrs. Ervin's summer picture

Room 2's Daily Schedule

8:45 - 9:00     Hello/Check-in      

9:00 - 9:30     Enrichment                 

9:30 - 9:40     Morning Message

9:40 - 10:00   Circle                      

10:00 - 10:40 Focus Groups/ 

Readers Workshop       

10:45 - 11:00 Recess                         

11:05 - 11:50 Focused

Math Instruction              

Inquiry Investigation 

12:00 - 12:40 Lunch                            

 12:40 - 1:35  Focused Writing

 Instruction and Independent Writing     

1:40 - 2:15    Exploring Literacy

          and Math Experiences  

2:20 - 2:30   Recess                           

2:30 - 3:00   Thinking, Learning 

             and Discovering         

2:30 - 3:00   Reflection               

3:00 - 3:15  Calendar/Math              

3:20            Home                          



Something to Think About

“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



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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, p 

 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, the

Orange Words

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

Yellow Words

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

Green Words

what, that, not, at, or

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