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My name is Jessica Robinson. 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.

***Back to School in August***

WELCOME TO E4!!!!

Important Dates: 

August 4-  NO SCHOOL

August 7-11- PLACEMENT TESTING and SPIRIT WEEK

Monday- Favorite Color Day (wear your favorite color to school)

Tuesday- Favorite Stuffed Animal (bring your favorite stuffed animal to school for the day)

Wednesday- Favorite Sports Team (dress in your favorite team colors or logo)

Thursday- Dress Yourself Day (let your child pick out their own outfit, no matter crazy it looks)

Friday-  Fun Hat Day (any hat works and if you don’t have one, make one)

August 18- Parents Night at 6pm  (Come meet your child’s teacher, get classroom information, etc.)

 

Show and Tell:

Aug 4- No School

Aug 11-  free choice

Aug 18-  A favorite toy

Aug 25- A current photo of self

 

Themes:

This month is all about getting to know each other.  We are going to be learning about our classmates and our teachers.  We will be working on learning how to be friends and get along with each other.  We are going to be learning the rules of the classroom.  We are also going to start our lesson on the human body at the end of the month.  The class will learn about body parts and how they work.  They will also be learning about hygiene and how to take care of their body by washing their hands, bathing, and eating healthy. 

 

Language Arts:

We are going to be starting our letter review this month.  We are going to be spending about 6 weeks reviewing all the letters and sounds.  The goal is that by the end of the 6 weeks the students will know at least 90% of the letters and sounds and are prepared for spelling tests.  We are going to be focusing on one or two letters a day.  The students will be learning to recognize each letter and write it. 

 

Math: 

We are going to start of the year with learning about the calendar.  We will be learning about the days of the week and the months of the year.  We are also going to start the year learning about money.  We will learn about patterns too.  The kids will start with two part patterns and move on to three part patterns.  We will start using our math journals by the end of the month.  In our math journals we are learning about different math concepts each day and reviewing what we already learned.

***Summer Fun***

Important Dates:  July 3-7– NO SCHOOL (Summer Vacation)

Show and Tell-  Free Choice every Friday in July

Splash Days- Tuesdays and Fridays

(Bring swim suits on Monday for the week, take home on Friday to wash.)

This July we will be working on our school garden.  We will be learning about plants, nutrition, and growing our own foods. 

We will continue doing circle time, reading stories, practicing basic math skills, and reading skills.  We will also practice writing.

***June has arrived***

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

21st–  Boomer Visits

23rd–  All School Picnic 10:00am-12:00pm at Shelter House #2 Shawnee Lake

Graduation- 3:00pm at the VA Theater

 

Show and Tell-

2ndFavorite Nursery Rhyme

9th–  Free Choice

16th–  Pic of Dad

23rd–  No School

30thFree Choice

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. 

 

***May Has Arrived***

Important Dates:  May 1- Adventuremobile

May 14- Mothers Day

May 15-19- Junior Achievement

May 17-  Boomer Visits

May 29- No School/Memorial Day

Student of the Month Camden

Show and Tell Schedule:

May 5- an insect

May 12- a picture of mom

May 19- an ocean item

May 26- free choice

Language Arts:  This month we are wrapping up our spelling lessons.  We will learn about using y as vowel i, in words like “my, try, and by.”  We are also going to be learning about long vowel o.  Our last spelling test will be on May 11.  There will also be no more homework after that week.  Yay!  We will continue doing activities in class to help with writing and reading, but no more spelling for the year. 

Math:  We are finishing up our math books.  This will continue with lessons about shapes and fractions.  We will also be working on addition speed.  Time and money will also be a focus this month.

Science:  This month we are learning about insects.  We are going to be talking about their bodies, what they do and where they live. 

We are also going to have our ocean lesson this month.  We will be talking about ocean life and the types of plants and animals that live in the ocean. 

This month we are also learning about the four elements: fire, air, water, and earth. 

Social Studies:  This month is all about Mom.  We are going to be learning about our moms and discussing what makes all of our mom’s special. 

We will also be doing our nursery rhyme lesson in which we learn all about rhyming and have fun with nursery rhymes. 

 

 

***April News***

Important Dates:  April 3- Adventuremobile

     April 10-14- Book Fair

     April 14- Trike-A-Thon  (please bring a riding toy and helmet, labeled with your child’s name)  and Easter Celebration

     April 17-  NO SCHOOL

     April 19-  Boomer Visits

Student of the Month:  Aarna C.

Show and Tell: 

    April 7- something from the fall/spring

     April 14-  Bring a riding toy and helmet

     April 21-  A recycled item

     April 28-  A package of seeds for planting

Language Arts:  This month the class will be learning about the soft C sound, like in the words “ice” and “nice.”  This can be a difficult sound for the class because it sounds like an S.   Please practice at home as well to help them remember that C has two sounds.  We are also going to be learning the “ow” sound, like in the words “cow” and “out.”  We are also doing more writing now.  The class will be focusing on writing correctly, using their best handwriting.

Math:  We are going to continue working in our math book.  The lessons are getting a little more difficult.  We will be focusing on fractions now and also learning about time and money. 

Science/Social Studies:  This month we are continuing our lessons about weather and seasons.  The class will be learning different types of weather and what season they can expect to see that type of weather.  Although, we live in Kansas, so anything can happen. 

     We are also going to be talking about Easter and reading about Jesus and his death/life.  We will be reading from the Bible.  We will also be doing several Easter projects/crafts.

     We are also learning about our Earth this month.  We are going to be focusing on how to help our Earth with the 3 R’s:  Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. 

     Lastly, we will be starting our unit on plants.  We will be planting seeds in our classroom, as well as starting our school garden.  We are very excited about this because it gives the chance to watch different plants grow and then they can even try the foods that they grow. 

***March Madness***

Important Dates:  March 2:  Pop Top and Read Day (bring a favorite book)

March 13-16:  3rd Quarter Testing 

March 13:  Adventuremobile

March 14:  Peer Modeling

March 15:  Boomer Visits

March 17:  No School, Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 20-21:  Spring Break/No School

 

Student of the Month:  Abigail C.

 

Show and Tell:

March 3:  A Dr. Seuss Story

March 10:  free choice

March 17:  No School

March 24:  Something from Summer

March 31:  Something from Winter

 

Language Arts:  We are going to be learning Y as vowel E and long vowel I.  This month is also third quarter testing which will include testing over all sight words learning in the previous 12 weeks as well as testing over all letters and sounds.  This will also be our first reading speed test to see how fast each child can read.   

Math:  This month we will continue working on our workbooks, practicing our skills in addition and subtraction, as well as fractions, money, and telling time.  

Science/Social Studies:  We are going to be learning about our solar system this month.  We are going to be learning about the planets and stars.  We are also going to start our unit on weather and the seasons.  We will be learning about how the weather changes in the seasons.  We are also going to be learning about different types of natural disasters.  

 

 

***Welcome to 2017***

E4 Wish List: CLICK HERE

Important Dates:  Jan. 1- Happy New Year!

     Jan. 9-13- 2nd Quarter 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

 Jan. 16- MLK Day

     Jan. 17- Peer Modeling

     Jan. 18- Boomer Visits

     Jan. 30- Adventuremobile Comes

Student of the Month- 

Show and Tell Schedule:     Jan. 6-  A Fairy Tale

     Jan. 13-  Free Choice

     Jan. 20- something Kansas

     Jan. 27- Free Choice

Language Arts-  This month we are getting right back into learning after our hectic holiday schedule.  We are starting off the month learning the “ch” sound.  We will also be reading and even writing our own fairy tales.  The second week we are back is testing week, so we will be testing on all of the skills that we have been learning.  The rest of the month we will be learning about the “ar” sound and the “qu” and “wh” sounds.  The end of the month will be one of our hardest lessons in language arts, which is the “er”, “ir” and “ur” lesson.  This one typically is difficult for the class, so I will be doing mini lessons over it all month long, with our biggest focus at the end of the month.

Math-  The class is really improving on the math skills.  This month we are going to be focusing a lot more on addition.  We are going to be continuing in our math workbooks learning and practicing different math strategies.  We are also going to be playing some new math games to help quicken our math facts and understanding.

Science/Social Studies-  This month we are going to be learning about famous Americans and the role they have played in our government, such as MLK, George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln.  We will also be talking about the african americans that helped to change the laws in our country.  

This month is also Kansas’ Birthday.  We will be doing a two week lesson on Kansas, in which we learn all about our state.  We will be learning about the state bird, tree, mammal, etc.  Then on Friday January 27 we will be having a birthday party to celebrate our state.  Kansas’ birthday is January 29th.

***December News***

E4 Wish ListCLICK HERE

Important Dates:

Dec. 2-  Christmas Program at VA Auditorium at 6:30pm

 Dec. 12-  Adventuremobile

Dec. 13-  Peer Modeling

   Dec. 14-  Boomer Visits

Dec. 21-  Winter Begins

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

 Dec. 26-30-  NO SCHOOL , Winter Vacation

 

Student of the Month- Alexis

 

Show and Tell: 

 Dec. 2-  free choice

 Dec. 9-  a dinosaur

 Dec. 16-  Christmas related item

 Dec. 23-  NO SHOW AND TELL 

Dec. 30-  NO SCHOOL

 

Language Arts:  This month we are going to be learning the sounds “ng”, “or”, and “sh”.  We will be writing letters to Santa this month and doing other Christmas activities.  Please continue working on the sight words, as we will be starting a new section of sight words.

 

Math:  We will continue working on our workbooks this month.  We will be focusing on adding money, adding, and reading a calendar.  

 

Science/Social Studies:  This month we are going to be learning about dinosaurs.  We will learn about the different types of dinosaurs, when they lived, and theories behind what happened to them.  We will also be learning about Christmas.  We will be learning the true meaning of Christmas, by listening to the bible story about the birth of Jesus.  We will also be doing arts and crafts for the holidays.

***November News***

Important Dates:  November 7- Adventuremobile

November 11- Veterans Day

November 15- Peer Modeling

November 16- Boomer Visits

November 24- Thanksgiving/No School

November 25- NO SCHOOL

November 28- Adventuremobile

Student of the Month:  Parker T.

Show and Tell: 

Nov. 4-  free choice

Nov. 11- a family picture

Nov. 18- something you are thankful for

Nov. 25- NO SCHOOL

Language Arts:  This month we are learning the “al” sound, short vowel E, “th”, and short vowel U.  Please continue working on the spelling workds and sight words at home.  The class is doing a great job with their beginning reading skills.

Math:   This month we are going to be doing some review.  After testing, I noticed that we need to do more review of the months and adding.  So, we will be working on those things, as well as continuing to do our workbooks and regular lessons.

Science:  This month we start our dinosaur lesson.  The kids will be learning about the dinosaurs and the time period they lived in.  They will be learning about fossils and extinction as well.

Social Studies:  This month we are learning about different cultures and how they celebrate holidays.  We are also going to be leanring about how different families celebrate holidays.  We are learning about how familys are different/the same.  This month is also Thanksgiving, so we will be learning about the holiday.  

***Fall into October***

Important Dates:  

Oct. 3 – Picture Day

Oct. 10-  Adventuremobile @ 2:45pm

Oct. 10-14–  1st Quarter Testing Week

*Spirit Week

10- Inside out day

11- Dress like an animal day

12- Crazy Sock Day

13- Superhero/Villain Day

14- PJ Day

Oct. 17- NO SCHOOL, Parent/Teacher Conf. (Sign up outside of the classroom)

Oct. 18-  Peer Modeling @ 9:30am

Oct. 19-  Boomer Visits @ 9:30am

Oct. 24-  Adventuremobile @ 2:45pm

Oct. 27-  Slithering Snakes Library Presentation @ 9:00am

Oct. 28-  Halloween/Fall Festival (all day)

 

Student of the Month:  Shiloh

 

Show and Tell Schedule: 

Oct. 7-  something related to community helpers (i.e. fireman hat, hard hat, doctor kit, etc.)

Oct. 14- free choice

Oct. 21- a type of transportation

Oct. 28– something scary

 

Language Arts-  This month we are learning about “ck” and short vowel O.  We will continue working on our letter sounds and using them to create words.  We will also continue with homework and spelling tests.  The class is off to a great start with their spelling.  Keep studying at home as well to help them continue to improve. 

 

Math-  We have started using our workbooks for math.  The class is doing very well.  They are learning numbers, adding, and money values.  We will continue gaining skills for doing more math applications.

 

Science/Social Studies-  This month is community helper month.  The class will be learning about community helpers and what they do.  They will be discussing what they want to be when they grow up.  

We will also be learning about communication and transportation.  They will learn what a vehicle is and the different types used to get from here to there.  They will also be learning different types of communication.  They will also be working on their phone number this month.  

This month is also Halloween so we will be doing a lot of Halloween crafts and activities to celebrate the holiday.