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About me

Hello! My name is Kelsi Bassler. I have been working in the childcare field for 13 years and started with Kennedy Academy in February 2018 as the P2 Lead Teacher. I love watching young children grown into strong independent children. I look forward to getting to know the students and their families.

March!

Important Dates:

  • 3/1: Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!!
  • 3/11-3/14: 3rd Quarter Testing Week and Spirit Week
  • 3/15: Parent Teacher Conferences
  • 3/18-3/19: NO SCHOOL Spring Break

Student of the Month: Tyrell

Themes:

  • 3/4-3/8: Dr. Seuss
  • 3/11-3/15: 3rd Quarter Testing
  • 3/18-3/22: Solar System
  • 3/25-3/29: Weather/Seasons

Language Arts:
Week 1: Letter T Week 2: Review Week 3: Letter U Week 4: Letter V Each week we focus on recognizing the letter as well as tracing the letter.

Math:
We will continue working on our numbers 21-30.

Social Studies:
This month we will be talking about the different manners we need to have with friends and working on our self help skills. Self help skills are skills like making our own mats, dressing our selves and mostly doing things independently.

Science:
We will continue exploring sensory bins and other sensory objects that will have us using our fine motor skills. Also we will be touching base on our planets and also the different kinds of weather and seasons we have.

Classroom News:
Please help celebrate our March birthdays!

Tyrell March 1st, Jhavion March 6th and Kamden March 9th.

February

Important Dates:

  • 2/11: Valentine Boxes Due
  • 2/14: Valentine Party
  • 2/18: No School Teacher In service
  • 2/25-3/1: Dr. Seuss Celebration Week

Student of the Month: Maddison

Themes:

  • 2/4-2/8: Machines and Magnets
  • 2/11-2/15: Valentines
  • 2/18-2/22: Animals
  • 2/25-3/1: Dr. Seuss Celebration

Language Arts
Week 1: Letter Q Week 2: Letter R Week 3: Letter S Week 4: Letter T

Math:
We will continue working on our number 15-20.

Social Studies:
This month we will be talking about how different machines work and also all the different types of animals.

Science:
We will continue exploring sensory bins and other sensory objects that will have us using our fine motor skills.

Classroom News:
Please help us celebrate Maddison birthday this month!

January News!

Important Dates:

  • 1/1: Happy New Year!

Student of the Month: Leo

Themes:

  • 1/2-1/4: Happy New Year!
  • 1/7-1/11: Fairy Tales
  • 1/14-1/18: Black History Month
  • 1/21-1/25: Kansas
  • 1/28-12/1: Kansas

Language Arts:
Week 1: Letter Week 2: Letter N Week 3: Letter O Week 4: Letter P Week 5: Letter Q

Math:
This month we will be working on patterns. We will be using fun materials like gold fish, fruit loops while we are learning patterns.

Social Studies:
This month we will be talking about how Kansas came about including all the state symbols.

Science:
We will continue exploring sensory bins and other sensory objects that will have us using our fine motor skills.

December News…

Important Dates:

  • 12/7:Christmas Program starting at 6pm
  • 12/10-12/14: 2nd Quarter testing week
  • 12/21: Christmas Party 
  • 12/22-1/2: Winter Break

 

Student of the Month: Izzabella

Themes:

  • 12/3-12/7: Dinosaurs
  • 12/10-12/14: 2nd Quarter Testing
  • 12/17-12/21: Christmas

Language Arts:
Week 1: Letter M
Week 2: review
Week 3: review

Math:
Week 1: 13
Week 2: review
Week 3: review

Social Studies:
The first week of this month we will spend talking about dinosaurs. The next two weeks after that we will spend making Christmas art and also talking about Christmas and what each family does at home.

Science:
We will continue exploring sensory bins and other sensory objects that will have us using our fine motor skills.

Classroom News:
Help us celebrate our friends’ birthday we have this month.

  • 12/26: Leo

November News

Important Dates:
11/21: Pizza Party
11/22-11/23: NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break

Student of the Month: Kamden

Themes:
10/28-11/2: Culture Diversity
11/5-11/9: Family
11/12-11/16: Thanksgiving
11/19-11/23: Thanksgiving
11/26-11/30: Dinosaurs

Language Arts:
Week 1: Letter J, sign language word: Juice   
Week 2: Letter K, sign language word: Kind
Week 3: Letter L, sign language word: Lemon
Week 4: Review sign language review
Week 5: Letter M, sign language word: Monkey

Math:
Week 1: Number 11
Week 2: Number 12
Week 3: Number 13
Week 4: Review
Week 5: Number 14

Social Studies:
This month we will spend talking about our families and what our families do at home. The last week we will be learning about dinosaurs and how they roamed the earth long ago.

Science:
We will continue exploring sensory bins and other sensory objects that will have us using our fine motor skills.

Classroom News:
Please help me welcome our two new friends in P2, Izzabella and Leo! We are so glad to have them join our classroom! 

Let’s Fall Into October

Important Dates:

10/8-10/11: 1st quarter testing

10/12: NO SCHOOL Parent Teacher Conferences
10/31: Halloween Party

Student of the Month: Laekynn

Show & Tell:

My show and tell is always free choice. Please remember whatever toy the students bring that it is appropriate for school. (no weapons)

Themes

10/1-10/5- Community Helpers
10/8-10/11- 1st Quarter Testing
10/15-10/19-Transportation
10/22-10/26- Halloween
10/29-11/2- Cultural Diversity

Language Arts

This month we will spend our weeks learning the letters H, I and J. Each week we will practice identifying them. Also during the week we will trace the letter and come up with things around the classroom that start with that letter.

Math:

Week 1: shape- rectangle and color-orange
Week 2: Testing
Week 3: Number 5
Week 4: review
Week 5: shape-heart and color-brown

Social Studies/ Science:

  This month we will be talking about the different jobs throughout the community. Also the different vehicles you can drive. At the end of the month we will be talking about the different cultures we have in our classroom and building

If you have any question please feel free to find me in the mornings or afternoons, or your always welcome to message me off the remind app.

Ms.Kelsi

Welcome Back September

Important Dates

September 3: Labor day (NO SCHOOL)

September 18: Preschool and Sibling pictures

Student of the month:

Tristan 

Show and Tell:

My show and tell is free choice. Please remember it needs to be appropriate for school. (NO WEAPONS)

Themes:

5 Senses

5 Senses

Nutrition 

Nutrition 

Language Arts:

Week 1: We will be talking about the letter D, and what things start with the letter D. We will also working on the sign language word dog for week 1. Every Thursdays we will be writing our names.

Week 2: We will be talking about the letter E, and what starts with the letter E. We will also be working on the sign language word eat for week 2. Every Thursdays we will be writing our names.

Week 3: We will be talking about the letter F, and what starts with the letter F. We will also be working on the sign language word funny for week 3. Every Thursday we will be writing our names.

Week 4: We will be talking about the letter G, and what starts with the letter G. We will also be working on the sign language word green for week 4. Every Thursday we will be writing our names. 

Math:

Week 1: We will be doing worksheets and hands on activities for the number 5.

Week 2: We will be doing worksheet and hands on activities for the number 6.

Week 3: We will be doing worksheet and hands on activities for the number 7.

Week 4: We will be ding worksheet and hands on activities for number 8.

Science and Social Studies:

we will be learning about our five senses. We will also be learning about different types of food and what makes food unhealthy. 

 

If you have any question feel free to catch me in the morning or at pick up or if you have the remind app your always welcome to send me a text message! I’m looking forward to a fun filled year! Ms.Kelsi

August

Important Dates:

  • 8/3- Closed (New Student Orientation)
  • 8/6-8/10- Placement Testing
  • 8/17- Parent Night

Student of the Month: JP

Show & Tell: My show and tell is always free choice. Please remember whatever toy the students bring that it is appropriate for school. (no weapons)

Themes

  • 7/30-8/3- Transition from Summer Program
  • 8/6-8/10- Placement Testing
  • 8/13-8/17- Rules and Manners
  • 8/20-8/24- All About Me
  • 8/27-8/31- My Human Body

Language Arts

This year we are starting a new curriculum. We are super excited and will be sharing more on Parents Night. Also we will work on the letters A,B and C. Each week we will practice identifying the letters and also tracing them.

Math:

  • Week 1: Review
  • Week 2: Testing
  • Week 3: Number 1
  • Week 4: Color: Blue and Shape: Circle
  • Week 5: Number 2

Social Studies/ Science:  This month we will be talking about our rules for different things in and outside the building. Also we will be learning about all of our friends in the classroom. 

Classroom News: Help my friends and I celebrate our friend’s birthdays

July’s Summer News

Upcoming dates:

  • July 2nd – July 6th: NO SCHOOL (summer break)
  • July 9th Zoo Presentation
  • July 12: Metro Bus Presentation
  • July 16: Fred the Preparedness Dog
  • July 17: Boomer Bear
  • July 20: Ice cream Truck
  • July 25: Bouncy House & Pizza Party
  • July 27: Ice cream Truck
  • July 31: Taco Tuesday

Don’t Forget!

  • Please remember to send your child’s bathing suit and towel that is marked with their names on it every Monday. We will send them home on Friday to be washed. Our splash day is Thursday. So please have their stuff ready on Monday! Thanks!

Themes

  • July 9th – 13th Yellow Foods
  • July 16th – 20th White Foods
  • July 23th- 27th Brown Foods
  • July 30th – August 3rd Rainbow Of Foods

During the summer we use Power Panther as our curriculum, it helps the children learn about MyPlate by introducing different types of fruits and vegetables. We are continuing doing our daily circle time and reviewing what we have learned through the school year. During the summer we are doing more science projects and getting a little messy by helping make a healthy snack out of our Power Panther curriculum every Friday! 

I hope everyone has a wonderful July! 

If you need anything please don’t hesitate to ask or send me a message on remind. 

-Ms.Kelsi

June News

Important Dates:

June 4-8th 4th Quarter Testing

Monday: Career Day

Tuesday: Sport Team Day

Wednesday: Luau Day

Thursday: Red, white & blue Day

Friday: PJ day, slushies & Popcorn

June 6: Fire Safety Demonstration 

June 12: EMT Demonstration 

June 13: Fire Safety Demonstration Part 2

June 20: Fire Safety Demonstration Part 3

June 22: NO SCHOOL (All school Picnic & Graduation)

June 25: Pop, Top, & Read

June 27: Final fire saftey demonstration 

Student of the month: JORDYN 

Show & Tell: Show and tell is P2 is always a free choice, but please remember the toy needs to be appropriate for school.

Themes:

5/28-6/1 : Nursery Rhymes 

6/4-6/8 : 4th Quarter Testing 

6/11-6/15 : Father’s Day

6/18-6/22 : Graduation

Language Arts:

Week 1: Letters 

Week 2: Testing

Week 3: Name

Week 4: Review 

Math:

Week 1: Patterns 

Week 2: Counting to 30

Week 3: Patterns 

Week 4: Counting to 30

Social Studies/Science: In June we will be talking about our Father’s, and what they mean to us and why they are important!