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Hello! My name is Chelsea Dove. I have been with Kennedy Academy since August 2016. I am the Lead Teacher in the E1 classroom and look forward to getting to know the children and families. I have a lot of fun and exciting activities planned for the students this school year!

Jumping into June

Important Dates:

18th–  Fathers Day

1922–  4th Quarter Testing

  • Monday–  Career Day
  • Tuesday–  Sports Team Day
  • Wednesday–  Luau Day
  • Thursday–  Red, White, and Blue Day

20th–  Boomer Visits

23rd–  NO SCHOOL

  • ALL SCHOOL Picnic 10:00am-12:00pm at Shelter House #2 Shawnee Lake
  • Graduation- 3:00pm at the VA Theater

Important Reminder: Please bring a bottle of sunscreen, labeled with their name for your child if you have not already. Also, students are able to bring a water bottle to keep in the classroom. 

THEMES:

  • Nursery Rhymes
  • Circus
  • Father’s Day
  • 4th Quarter Testing/Graduation

SHOW-N-TELL:

  • 2nd-Nursery Rhyme
  • 9th-Free Choice
  • 16th-Pic of Dad
  • 23-NO SCHOOL
  • 30th-Free Choice

We are finishing up our math workbooks this month. We have worked hard all year long on them! We are also learning to count by 10’s this month. 

We are continuing to review our capitol and lowercase letters, and our letter sounds. 

This month we are going to be doing a lot of summer activities.  We are going to be planting our plants, playing outside and doing lots of nutritional activities. 

We are going to be learning about sports and circuses as well. 

We are going to be discussing our dad’s this month.  We will be talking about why we love our dads and how special they are. 

I have enjoyed my first school year at Kennedy Academy so much and I am so proud of each and every student in my class this year! Great job, E1! 

Have a great month and happy summer! 

Marvelous May

Important Dates: May 29: NO SCHOOL-Memorial Day

Weekly Themes: 

Insects

Mothers Day

Ocean

4 Elements (Air, Water, Fire, Soil)

Student of the Month: Melanie

Language Arts: This month we are focusing a lot on learning letter sounds. This also is good review to help students with letter recognition. It’s always great to practice capitol and lowercase letters with flashcards at home. We are also introducing how to sound words out with each letter sound. We will be practicing writing first and last names, and starting to spell our first and last names. 

Science: We will be continuing our plant theme throughout this month. The students will be responsible for watering their grass seeds and learning and watching them grow. During May we will be learning all about insects, oceans, and the four elements. We will do lots of fun, hands on activities and art to help us learn all about each of these subjects. 

Social Studies: We are always learning about making good choices and bad choices, good manners, and especially cleaning up our ourselves. This month we will also take a week to learn about Mothers Day and why family is special to us. 

Math: We will be finishing up Chapter 10: Understanding Addition, in our workbooks. We will begin Chapter 11: Understanding Subtraction. This chapter they will learn about separating groups and about comparing groups. They will be learning words like; separating, comparing, minus sign, and difference. We are also always working on our counting, and number recognition. It’s great practice to do number flashcards at home to help your child master their number recognition. 

Important Reminders: Please make sure to check your child’s cubby daily. 

Elementary classrooms will not be walking to the Preschool building during pickup after 5, we will be in E1 or E3.

 

 

Awesome April

Important Dates:

April 3 BookMobile Visit

April 10-14 Book Fair/ Trike-A-Thon

April 17 NO SCHOOL In-Service

April 18 Boomer Bear Visit’s

April 22 Earth Day

April Themes:

Weather/Seasons

Trike-A-Thon/Easter

Earth/Recycling

Plants

Student of The Month: Rosie

Show-N-Tell:

7th: Something SOFT

14: Something Easter Related

21: Something GREEN

28:Favorite Book

Language Arts: In April we will do a lot of review on our big and little letters. We will also start focusing on introducing and learning our letter sounds. We are also practicing our writing our names in April. 

Math:We will finish Chapter 9 in our workbooks and start into Chapter 10. Chapter 10: Understanding Addition will introduce learning about joining groups of things together. They will also be introduced to writing addition sentence. Key words we will be using are part, whole, plus sign, equals and sum. 

Science/Social Studies:This month we will be learning Weather/Seasons, Earth and Recycling and all about plants. We will be doing fun hands-on activities to help better understand each of these subjects.

Marvelous March

Important Dates:

March 13-16: 3rd Qtr Testing

BookMobile

March 14: Boomer Visit

March 17: NO SCHOOL: Parent/Teacher Conference 

March 20-21: NO SCHOOL/SPRING BREAK

March Weekly Themes:

Week 1 & 2: Dr. Seuss

Week 3: St. Patrick’s Day

Week 4: Solar System

Week 5: Weather/Seasons

Show-N-Tell:

Week 1: Something Colorful

Week 2: Something Fuzzy

Week 3: Something Green

Week 4: Something Round

Week 5: FREE CHOICE

Student of the Month: Preston

Language Arts: This month we will be finishing up our big and little letters: S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z. The last week in March we will be doing a lot of review to review the alphabet. This month we are also focusing a lot on practicing writing our names. 

Math: We are cruising along through our workbooks. We will be finishing up Chapter 8, and starting right into Chapter 9. Chapter 9: Readiness for Addition and Subtraction. In this chapter they will learn different ways to make numbers. They will also learn how to compare different amounts. They will be learning words like, one more, one fewer, two more, two fewer. 

Social Studies: This month we will be learning about St. Patrick’s Day, the Solar System and all about Weather and Seaons. We will be doing different daily activities, and art to help us learn more about each weekly subject. 

REMINDERS: Please remember to check your child’s cubby daily. They each have red folders that sometimes have important school information (fundraisers, announcements, etc.). They also have a calendar for the month that lets you know how their day was. The calender’s need to be signed before the end of the month. 

ALSO, please do not let your child bring any toys to school unless it’s a Show-N-Tell Friday. Toys are not allowed at school, and are very distracting. 

 

Fabulous February

Important Dates:

13 & 27-BookMobile

14-Valentines Party & Boomer Bear visit

17-NO SCHOOL/In-Service Day

Student of the Month: Nitya

Weekly Themes:

30-3-Machines/Magnets

6-10-Valentines Day

13-17-Animals

20-24-Animals

Show-N-Tell:

3-Free Choice

10-Something Pink

17-NO SCHOOL

24-An Animal

February Letters:

i,j,k,l,m,n,o,p

Math: We are finishing up Chapter 7 in our math workbooks. We will end with learning about time and money. We will begin Chapter 8: Geometry & Fractions. This chapter teaches us about solid shapes, plane shapes, and fractions. Some of the words we will learn are: circle, rectangle, square, triangle, sphere, cylinder, cube and cone. 

Social Studies: We will be learning all about different types of machines, do fun crafts for Valentines Day and spend two weeks learning all about different types of animals and doing fun activities and art. 

Important Reminders this month: 

February 14th is our classroom Valentines Day party. There will be a sign up sheet for treats, drinks, etc. on our classroom clipboard closer to the date. Please bring a Valentine for every friend in class.

Class List: 

Matthew-Boy

Bristol-Girl

Lola-Girl

Rosie-Girl

Avery-Girl

Elleigh-Girl

Madison-Girl

Nitya-Girl

Tanner-Boy

Preston-Boy

Melanie-Girl

Sincere-Boy

I will have started towards the end of January keeping red folders in each child’s cubby. These folders have a monthly calendar that helps keep track of good days/bad days for each child. These folders stay at school. Please check them every day in case there is important info in them. Each folder will have your child’s cubby number on them to help keep track of them. Also, as always please check your child’s cubby so we don’t have cubby’s piling up with papers. 

Have a Fabulous February! 

Happy New Year

E1 Wish List: CLICK HERE

January 2017

Important Dates:

January 5- BookMobile

January 9-January 13- 2nd Qtr Testing

  • Monday 1/9: Neon Day 
  • Tuesday 1/10: Western Day
  • Wednesday 1/11: Workout Day (Exercise Clothes)
  • Thursday 1/12: Circle of Life Day (Dress Young or Old or anything in between)
  • Friday 1/13: PJ Day

January 16- MLK Day

January 17-Boomer Bear Visits

January 29- Kansas Day

January 30-BookMobile

January Themes:

2nd-6th- Fairy Tale/ Folk Tales

9th-13th-2nd Qtr Testing/Black History Month

16th-20th-Kansas

23rd- 27th- Kansas

Student of the Month: Sincere

Show-N-Tell:

6th: A Fairy Tale

13th-Free Choice

20th-Something that starts with K

27th- Something Yellow

Language Arts

January Letters: c,d,e,f,g,h

Math: The first week of January we will be finishing up Chapter 6: Measurement. We will be starting Chapter 7: Time and Money. During this chapter we will learn how to read a calendar, introduce telling time and counting money.

Science/Social Studies: This month we will celebrate Black History Month, and Kansas for a two-week period. We will learn about history of Black History Month, and do fun crafts to learn about this theme. During Kansas week we will also learn fun things about our state and do fun art to help celebrate throughout the week. 

Reminder: Please remember toys are NOT allowed at school unless it is a Show-N-Tell Friday. Students are allowed to bring ONE soft toy/animal to sleep with at nap only. Starting in January, toys that are brought to school will be put up and can be picked up by parents during pick up.

Please check cubbies daily, if possible.

 

December News

E1 Wish List: CLICK HERE

December News

Important Dates:

Dec. 2: Christmas Program

Book Mobile: Dec. 12

Boomer Bear: Dec. 13

Dec. 23-  Christmas Party *Please bring a wrapped book (that any student would like) for our book exchange.*

Dec. 26-Dec. 30: CLOSED, Winter Break

Themes:

Nov. 28- Dec. 2: Dinosaur

Dec. 5- 10: Dinosaur

Dec. 12- Dec. 16: Christmas

Dec. 19- Dec. 23: Christmas

Dec. 26- Dec. 30: CLOSED

 

Student of the Month: Elleigh 

Show N Tell~Every Friday

Dec. 2: Something Red

Dec. 10: Something Green

Dec. 16: Something Christmas Related

Dec. 23: NO SHOW N TELL

Dec. 30: CLOSED

Language Arts

November Letters: X,Y,Z, Aa, Bb

We are continuing with our Animated Alphabet to introduce our letters. We will start introducing little “a” and “b” the last week of December. 

We also practice writing our weekly letters in different ways each week.

Math: We are finishing Chapter 5: Numbers through 31. We will be starting Chapter 6: Measurement. This chapter they will learn how to measure how long things are, how much they weigh and how much they can hold. We are also still reviewing and learning our coin names. 

Science/Social Studies: This month we will be learning about Dinosaurs. We will spend two weeks doing fun activities and art with this theme. The rest of December will be spent learning all about Christmas. 

Parent Reminders: Please join our E1 Class on the Remind App. This is an easy way to contact me about questions/concerns. I will also send out important reminders. Text: @e1class to the number: 81010

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! 

November News

Welcome to November! 

Important Dates:

November 24 & 25: NO School 

November Themes:

Oct.31-November 4th: Cultural Diversity

7th: Family 

14: Thanksgiving

21: Thanksgiving

Student of the Month: Madison

Show N Tell~Every Friday

4: Free Choice

11: Something that starts with S or T

18: Something You’re Thankful for

Language Arts

November Letters: Q, R, S ,T, U, V, W, X

We have added the Animated Alphabet to our Language Arts. So far E1 is really enjoying it. We will introduce the letter and a character that starts with that letter. We read a short story, sing a song, answer questions and do a coloring worksheet.

We also practice writing our weekly letters in different ways each week.

Math: This month in math we are finishing Chapter 4: Numbers through 10. This deals a lot with counting and tracing/writing our numbers. We will also start Chapter 5: Numbers through 31. This chapter the students will learn how to count, write, and compare numbers through 31. We will also be learning our coin names this month. 

Science/Social Studies: This month we will be learning all about Family and what makes us all different. We will also be learning a lot about what it means to be thankful, and learning about things we’re thankful for. We will do some fun art and activities to help make this even more exciting! 

Parent Reminders: Please join our E1 Class on the Remind App. This is an easy way to contact me about questions/concerns. I will also send out important reminders. Text: @e1class to the number: 81010

Have a great November!

Welcome Fall & October!

Welcome to Fall and a new spectacular spooky month!

Important Dates:

School Pictures – October 3

AdventureMobile- October 10 & 24

No School/ Parent Teacher Conference- October 17

Boomer Bear- October 18

Halloween Festival- October 28

Student of the Month: Tanner

Show-N-Tell:

7th- Free Choice

14th- Free Choice

21st- Something Blue

28th- Something that starts with O or P

October Themes:

3rd- Community Helpers

10th- 1st Qtr. Testing/ Community Helpers

17th- Transportation

24- Halloween

Testing Week Oct.10-14 is also Spirit Week! 

Monday: Inside Out Day

Tuesday: Dress Like an Animal Day

Wednesday: Crazy Sock Day

Thursday: Superhero/Villain Day

Friday: PJ Day

Language Arts:

October Letters: K,L,M,N,O,P

Math: We are flying right through our Math Workbooks. This month we will have finished up Chapter 2 in September, and continuing Chapter 3: Numbers Through 5, in October.

Science/Social Studes: This month we will be learning all about our Community Helpers. We will also be learning and doing fun activities about different types of Transportation.

Parent Reminders: Please remember to turn in your picture background forms BEFORE Oct. 3rd, on picture day. If you do not return your form before Oct. 3 a background color for your child will be selected for you.

It’s encouraged to check cubbies every day, if not, please make sure to take home all work on Friday.

Have a wonderful October!

September News

Welcome to September!

Important Dates:
5- Labor Day NO SCHOOL
12- Adventure Mobile
20- Boomer Bear

Student of the Month: Bristol

Show-N-Tell:
2- Free Choice
9-Something that starts with the letter C or D
16- Free Choice
23-Something Orange
30-Something Circle

Weekly Themes:
29-2 My Human Body
8- 5 Senses
12- 5 Senses
19- Nutrition
26- Nutrition

Language Arts: We will be going through the alphabet, introducing, and learning two letters a week. The last week in August we will have started with A and B.

Weekly Letters:
5-9: C D
12-16: E F
19-23: G H
26-30: I J

Math: We will start our math workbooks. We will go through Chapters 1-3. Chapter 1 begins with Position and Sorting. Chapter 2 deals with Graphing and Patters, and Chapter 3 is learning Numbers through 5.

Science: We will be learning about our 5 Senses and our bodies. And also talking about nutrition and healthy foods we should eat.

Social Studies: Days of the week, months of the year