***September News***

Important Dates:

September 4-  NO SCHOOL, Labor Day

September 21-  School Pictures (please note that sibling pictures are on Sept. 20)

Student of the Month:  Sameep

Show and Tell:

September 1- something to “touch”

September 8- something to “see”

September 15- something to “hear”

September 22- something to “smell”

September 29- something to “taste”

Themes:  5 Senses and Nutrition

     This month we are focusing on each of the 5 senses.  We are going to be categorizing items based on their senses.  This month is also nutrition month, where we talk about healthy and unhealthy foods.  This unit focuses on overall health and wellness and how to develop healthy habits now.  We are going to be learning about foods and also about staying active. 

Language Arts:  Review

  This month we are going to be finishing our letter review.  The goal is that by the end of the month the students will know at least 90% of their letter sounds and be able to recognize all their letters.  By the end of the month we will be starting our spelling lessons.  A spelling list will go home each week to practice.  Spelling tests will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  If your student gets a 100% on their test on Wednesday, they will NOT have to take the test again on Thursday.  The students who did not get 100% on Wednesday will try again on Thursday to get a better score.  The homework will also include sight word practice.  This will help them be able to read faster and with more fluency.

Math:  Circular Learning

    Our math curriculum consists of building on top of what the class has already learned.  We will be learning number recognition, as well as counting, and patterns throughout the whole school year. The curriculum adds in addition, subtraction, time, money, and other skills as the year continues.  Each time a new skill is introduced the curriculum has them keep practicing it throughout the year adding more skills to it and increased difficulty.  This insures that they continue practicing and building on their math skills. 

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About Ms. Jessica

My name is Jessica Wilson. I have been working here at Kennedy Academy since 2006. I am the kindergarten teacher in the E4 classroom. I have my bachelors degree in elementary education from Emporia State University. I also have three children of my own. I enjoy teaching and find joy in seeing children grow and learn to their fullest potential.