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What do you what to learn?

What do you what to learn?

Our Focus


History-Social Science

Then and NOW


What is a holiday?

Who are people in history?

How have things changed?

We know that time passes and things change.

We can correctly use word and phases related to chronology and time to explain how things change.

Historical understandings SSKH3.a-g

We can describe American culture and celebrations.

Historical Understandings SSKG.1

Vocabulary: *Now, long age * Before, after  *Morning, afternoon, night *Today, tomorrow, yesterday

*First, last, next *Day, week month, year *Past,  present, future


Moving out from our school to our city, to our county, state, nation, and our continent.

We will be mapping our city and the important people in our community.

(police officers, firefighters, soldier, mail carrier, bakers, farmer, doctors, and teacher)

We believe five year old's focus inward/out and wanted to explore this with them in the same manor.

Geographic Understanding SSKG. 3

Economic Understandings SSKE. 


Ask your child what the Signal Word or CCD Word is... 

This is the word that we use to signal movement around the room and outside...

The children will be asked to give their prediction to the word...then they will be asked to find the true meaning of the signal word and report where they found the meaning... (parent's will need to help!)


CCD Words /Academic Language: Tribe, ancestors, generations, traditions, citizen,  accomplishment, history, legends


Government/Civic Understandings SSKCG.2

 Read some biographies: Benjamin Franklin, Daniel Boone, Booker T. Washington, and Pocahontas


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


A BED OF LEAVES...Lincoln's Bed from Long Ago!

Fall is here... Did you know Lincoln's mattress was made of leaves? We decided to make a bed of leaves and see how it felt... We gathered the leave in a pile . and then... tested the bed . we plumped it each time... . . we shared our coats for bedding... .. to see how it would feel. . to sleep on a bed of leaves... . as Lincoln did... . . . long... long, long ago!
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Light and Numbers~ "What do you see?"



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)

Star Students

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

V.I.P. Share

Reading Us a Story Telling Us a Story
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Come make a splash with me in Kindergarten!

Mrs. Ervin's summer picture

Coleman Thanksgiving Feast!

Something to Think About



Autumn is the season of liberty. Instead of being green,leaves can choose between yellow,red,brown,orange.

Submitted by: Maria
"The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow, 
but the rainbow won't wait while you do the work."


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           

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

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

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Mrs. King Paddle boarding in Alaska

Mrs. King's Paddle boarding in Alaska

Coleman "PAWSatives"