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Hello! My name is Marissa Valdez. I have been with Kennedy Academy since 2012. I have 14 years of experience in the early childhood field. I enjoy working with young children and look forward to teaching the students in the E2 classroom!

Juni

  • Yoga Monday
  • Bible Tuesday
  • GoNoodle Wednesday
  • YouTube Thursday
  • Fun Day Art Friday (Show and Tell)

Show and Tell Schedule:  (NO WEAPONS)

  • June 2 – free choice
  • June 9 – free choice
  • June 16 – free choice
  • June 23– free choice

STUDENT OF THE MONTH – Hannah is helpful, kind and smart.  She enjoys swinging and playing with her friends at school.  She loves her baby brother.

THEMES:

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

BIBLE:

  • The Marching Army
  • Lions and Angels
  • The True Neighbor
  • Queen Esther’s Courage

 LANGUAGE ARTS – Please help them practice their sight words at home as well. The more sight words they can read the faster and more fluent readers they will become.  Letter recognition both upper and lower case letters.  Writing and reading sight words.     Beginning and ending letter sounds.  Spelling first and last name. 

MATH – Addition and subtraction.  Number Recognition 1 through 100.  Counting 1 to 100.   Identifying coins and knowing the value.  Ordinal counting.  Skip counting.  Missing numbers on a number line.

SCIENCE – Weather and Seasons.  Left and Right.  Life cycles.

SOCIAL STUDIES –   Age and birthday.  Being polite and making good choices.  

Letters of the Week – Reading/Writing/Letter Sounds

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Week 2 – 
Week 3 – 
Week 4 – 

MAY the Force be with you

  • Yoga Monday
  • Bible Tuesday
  • PBS Wednesday
  • GoNoodle Thursday
  • Fun Day Friday (Show and Tell)

Show and Tell Schedule:  (NO WEAPONS)

  • May 5 – free choice
  • May 12 – free choice
  • May 19 – free choice
  • May 26 – free choice

STUDENT OF THE MONTH – Travis loves to build.  He plays with his best friends Kolten and Luv at school.  

THEMES:

  • Insects
  • Mother’s Day
  • Ocean
  • 4 Elements (Air, Water, Fire, Soil)

BIBLE:

  • Seeing Is Believing
  • Homeward Bound
  • Flames of Spirit
  • The Future Looks Good

 LANGUAGE ARTS – Please help them practice their sight words at home as well. The more sight words they can read the faster and more fluent readers they will become.  Letter recognition both upper and lower case letters.  Writing and reading sight words.   Locating periods and question marks.  Oral rhyming.  Beginning and ending letter sounds.  Spelling first and last name.  Sign language name spelling.  Write ABC’s in order.  What an author does.

MATH – Addition and subtraction.  Number Recognition 1 through 100.  Counting 1 to 100.   Identifying coins and knowing the value of a penny, nickel, dime and quarter.  Patterns.  Ordinal counting.  

SCIENCE – Weather and Seasons.  Left and Right.  Life cycles.

SOCIAL STUDIES –   Age and birthday.  Being polite and making good choices.  Phone numbers.

Letters of the Week – Reading/Writing/Letter Sounds

Week 1 – has, ask, did, run
Week 2 – all, out, new, old
Week 3 – eat, fun, Mr., Mrs.
Week 4 – boy, yes, saw, now

April O’Neil

  • Yoga Monday
  • Bible Tuesday
  • PBS Wednesday
  • GoNoodle Thursday
  • Fun Day Friday (Show and Tell)

Show and Tell Schedule:  (NO WEAPONS)

  • April 7 – Something Fall
  • April 14 – Something Spring
  • April 21 – Something Winter
  • April 28 – Something Summer

 

STUDENT OF THE MONTH – Ra’Mira is kind and very polite.  She is very good at helping her friends in need.  She enjoys writing and drawing.   

THEMES:

  • Weather/Season
  • Trike-a-thon/Easter
  • Earth/Recycling
  • Plants

BIBLE:

  • Just Believe
  • A Father’s Love
  • Time for Children
  • A New Friend

 LANGUAGE ARTS – Please help them practice their sight words at home as well. The more sight words they can read the faster and more fluent readers they will become.  Letter recognition both upper and lower case letters.  Writing and reading sight words.   Locating periods and question marks.  Oral rhyming.  Beginning and ending letter sounds.  Spelling first and last name.  Sign language name spelling.  Write ABC’s in order.  What an author does.

MATH – Addition and subtraction.  Number Recognition 1 through 100.  Counting 1 to 100.   Identifying coins and knowing the value of a penny, nickel, dime and quarter.  Patterns.  Ordinal counting.  

SCIENCE – Weather and Seasons.  Left and Right.  Life cycles.

SOCIAL STUDIES –   Age and birthday.  Being polite and making good choices.  Phone numbers.

Letters of the Week – Reading/Writing/Letter Sounds

Week 1 – may, say, way, now
Week 2 – has, ask, did, run
Week 3 – day, get, car, not
Week 4 – put, ran, use, too

March Madness

  • Yoga Monday
  • Bible Tuesday
  • PBS Wednesday
  • GoNoodle Thursday
  • Fun Day Friday (Show and Tell)

Show and Tell Schedule:  (NO WEAPONS)

  • March 3 – Free choice
  • March 10 – Free choice
  • March 17 – No SCHOOL
  • March 24 – Free choice
  • March 31 – Free choice

 

STUDENT OF THE MONTH – Tanya loves to dance.  She likes Story Time and swinging on the swings.

THEMES:

  • Dr. Seuss
  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • Solar System
  • Weather / Seasons

BIBLE:

  • A Miracle Picnic
  • Getting Out of the Boat
  • A Secret Touch
  • Two Sisters

 LANGUAGE ARTS – Please help them practice their sight words at home as well. The more sight words they can read the faster and more fluent readers they will become.  Letter recognition both upper and lower case letters.  Tracing, writing and reading sight words.  Letter Sounds.  Locating periods and question marks.  Oral rhyming.  Beginning and ending sounds.  Spelling first name.  Spelling last name.

MATH – Additionand subtraction.  Number Recognition 1 through 100.  Counting 1 to 100.   Identifying coins and knowing the value of a penny, nickel, dime and quarter.  Shapes and counting backwards from 10.  More, less, and same.  Patterns.

SCIENCE – Weather and Seasons.  Left and Right.  Life cycles.

SOCIAL STUDIES –   Age and birthday.  Being polite and making good choices.

Letters of the Week – Reading/Writing/Letter Sounds

Week 1 – put, ran, use, too
Week 2 – may, say, way, now
Week 3 – has, ask, did, run
Week 4 – day, get, car, not

Febrero

  • Yoga Monday
  • Bible Tuesday
  • PBS Wednesday
  • GoNoodle Thursday
  • Fun Day Friday (Show and Tell)

Show and Tell Schedule:  (NO WEAPONS)

  • February 3 – Free choice
  • February 10 – Free choice
  • February 17 – Free choice
  • February 24 – Free choice

 

STUDENT OF THE MONTH – Luv is funny and friendly.  He likes to build, draw and dance.

THEMES:

  • Machines and Magnets
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Animals
  • Animals

BIBLE:

  • Mountaintop Message
  • Four Good Friends
  • A Rejoicing Mother
  • Be Still!

 LANGUAGE ARTS – Please help them practice their sight words at home as well. The more sight words they can read the faster and more fluent readers they will become.  Letter recognition both upper and lower case letters.  Tracing, writing and reading sight words.  Letter Sounds.  Locating periods and question marks.  Oral rhyming.  Beginning and ending sounds.  Spelling first name.

MATH – Addition.  Number Recognition 1 through 50.  Counting 1 to 100.   Identifying money and knowing the value of a penny, nickel, dime and quarter.  Writing from 1 to 40 in a number line.  Subtraction.  Shapes and counting backwards from 10.  More, less, and same.  Patterns

SCIENCE – Weather and Seasons.  Left and Right.

SOCIAL STUDIES – Days of the Week.  Months of the Year.  Age and birthday.

Letters of the Week – Reading/Writing/Letter Sounds

Week 1 – see, she, off, his
Week 2 – had, but, are, the
Week 3 – her, why, who, was
Week 4 – boy, yes, saw, how

Jump In the Line January

 E2 Wish List: CLICK HERE

  • Yoga Monday
  • Bible Tuesday
  • PBS Wednesday
  • GoNoodle Thursday
  • Fun Day Friday (Show and Tell)

Show and Tell Schedule:  (NO WEAPONS)

  • Jan 6 – Animal
  • Jan 13 – Free Choice
  • Jan 20 – Free Choice
  • Jan 27 -Favorite Color Item

Any student who reaches goal of counting 1 to 100 can choose a prize from the prize box.   Please work with them at home or in the car if you are able to.  Thanks in advance.

STUDENT OF THE MONTH – Kolten is kind, helpful and always tries his best.  He likes playing with his friends and building with blocks.  He loves Star Wars and his favorite is Luke Skywalker.

THEMES:

  • Fairy Tale/Folk Tales
  • 2nd Quarter Testing
  • Kansas
  • Kansas

BIBLE: 

  • The Boy Teacher
  • John, Jesus, and the Jordan
  • Jesus’ First Miracle
  • A Miracle Catch

LANGUAGE ARTS – Letter recognition both upper and lower case letters.  Tracing, writing and reading sight words.  Letter Sounds.  Locating periods and question marks.  Oral rhyming.  Beginning and ending sounds.  Spelling first name.

MATH – Addition.  Number Recognition 1 through 50.  Counting 1 to 100.  Any student who learns to count from 1 to 100 will be able to choose a prize from the prize box.  Identifying money and knowing the value of a penny, nickel, dime and quarter.  Writing from 1 to 30 in a number line.  Subtraction.

SCIENCE – Weather in Winter.  Germs and washing hands.  The Sun, Moon and Stars.  Solids and liquids.

SOCIAL STUDIES – Days of the Week.  Months of the Year.  Age and birthday.  Where we live and what is Kansas.

Letters of the Week – Reading/Writing/Letter Sounds

Week 1 – me, or, as, be
Week 2 – in, go, up, am
Week 3 – us, we, him, can
Week 4 – and, you, big, for

December

E2 Wish List: CLICK HERE

  • Yoga Monday
  • Bible Tuesday
  • PBS Wednesday
  • GoNoodle Thursday
  • Fun Day Friday (Show and Tell)

Show and Tell Schedule:  (NO WEAPONS)

  • 12/2 – Something soft
  • 12/9 – Something hard
  • 12/16 – Something rough
  • 12/23 – something smooth

We will count in the classroom.  We will also learn our ages and when our birthday is. Any student who reaches the goal of counting 1 to 100 can choose a prize from the prize box.   Please work with them at home or in the car if you are able to.  Thanks in advance.

STUDENT OF THE MONTH – Maddox is kind, helpful and always tries his best.  He likes writing and reading and making paper airplanes.  He loves Paw Patrol and hanging out with his friends.

THEMES:

  • Dinosaur
  • Dinosaur
  • Christmas
  • Christmas

BIBLE: 

  • His Name Is John / The Angel’s Announcement
  • A Special Night
  • Following the Star
  • Nighttime Escape

LANGUAGE ARTS – Letter recognition both upper and lower case letters.  Tracing, writing and reading sight words.  Letter Sounds.  Locating periods and question marks.  Oral rhyming.  Beginning and ending sounds.  Spelling first name.

MATH – Addition.  Number Recognition 1 through 50.  Counting 1 to 100.  Any student who learns to count from 1 to 100 will be able to choose a prize from the prize box.  Identifying money and knowing the value of a penny, nickel, dime and quarter.  Writing from 1 to 30 in a number line.  Subtraction.

SCIENCE – Weather in the Fall.  Germs and washing hands.  Fall and Winter.  The Sun, Moon and Stars.

SOCIAL STUDIES – Days of the Week.  Months of the Year.  Age and birthday.

Letters of the Week – Reading/Writing/Letter Sounds

Week 1 – I, no, so, is
Week 2 – He, it, of, by
Week 3 – to, do, if, on
Week 4 – at, my, an, oh

November Rain

  • Yoga Monday
  • Bible Tuesday
  • PBS Wednesday
  • GoNoodle Thursday
  • Fun Day Friday (Show and Tell)

Show and Tell Schedule:  (NO WEAPONS)

  • 11/4 – Something Green
  • 11/11 – Something Orange
  • 11/18 – Something Brown
  • 11/23 – Wear pajamas and bring favorite soft toy or book(write name inside book please)

Upcoming Events: 

  • November 24th and 25th – NO SCHOOL / Thanksgiving Holiday

We will work on counting in the classroom.  We will also learn our ages and when our birthday is. Any student who reaches the goals of counting 1 to 100 or knowing their age and birthday will be able to choose a prize from the prize box.  One prize will be given for each goal reached.  Please work with them at home or in the car if you are able to.  Thanks in advance.  Next month we will begin skip counting by 5’s and 10’s to 100.

STUDENT OF THE MONTH – Aliviyah is AMAZING!  She likes to write, color, and create.  She is caring, thoughtful and loves to explore.

THEMES:

  • Cultural Diversity
  • Family
  • Thanksgiving
  • Thanksgiving

BIBLE: 

  • Daniel Eats His Vegetables
  • The Fiery Furnace
  • Lions And Angels
  • A Fishy Trip

LANGUAGE ARTS – Letter recognition both upper and lower case letters.  Tracing and writing both upper and lower case letters.  Letter Sounds.  Uppercase/Lowercase matching.  Spelling and writing first and last name.  Locating periods and question marks.  Oral rhyming such as which word rhymes with man…fan or sit?.

MATH – Addition.  Number Recognition 1 through 50.  Counting 1 to 100.  Any student who learns to count from 1 to 100 will be able to choose a prize from the prize box.  Identifying money and knowing the value of a penny, nickel, dime and quarter.  Writing from 1 to 30 in a number line.

SCIENCE – Weather in the Fall.  Germs and washing hands.  Fall and Winter.  The Sun, Moon and Stars.  Left and right.

SOCIAL STUDIES – Days of the Week.  Months of the Year.  Age and birthday.

Letters of the Week – Reading/Writing/Letter Sounds

Week 1 – E and N
Week 2 – K and Q
Week 3 – V and X
Week 4 – Y and Z

The Hunt For Red October

  • Yoga Monday
  • Bible Tuesday
  • PBS Wednesday
  • GoNoodle Thursday
  • Fun Day Friday (Show and Tell)

Show and Tell Schedule:  (NO WEAPONS)

  • 10/7 begins with u or l
  • 10/14 begins with d or w
  • 10/21 begins with e or n
  • 10/28 No show and tell

Upcoming Events: 

  • AdventureMobile- October 10 & 24
  • Picture Day- October 3
  • 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

  • No School/ Parent Teacher Conference- October 17
  • Boomer Bear- October 19
  • Halloween Festival- October 28

STUDENT OF THE MONTH – Brody loves dinosaurs and building.  He likes telling stories, animals and being helpful.

THEMES:

  • Community Helpers
  • 1st Quarter Testing/Community Helpers
  • Communication/Transportation
  • Halloween

BIBLE:

  • Isaac
  • Joseph’s Coat
  • Joseph Goes to Egypt
  • Joseph Saves Egypt

LANGUAGE ARTS – Letter Recognition.  Letter Sounds.  Uppercase/Lowercase matching.  Spelling and writing first and last name.

MATH – Addition.  Counting 1 to 25 in English and 1 to 12 in Spanish.  Number stories.  Number recognition.  

SCIENCE – Weather.  Things in the sky.  Germs.

SOCIAL STUDIES – Days of the Week.  Months of the Year.  Who’s who at school?

Letters of the Week – Reading/Writing/Letter Sounds

Week 1 – U/L
Week 2 – D/W
Week 3 – E/N
Week 4 – K/Q

See You In September

  • Yoga Monday
  • Bible Tuesday
  • PBS Wednesday
  • GoNoodle Thursday
  • Fun Day Friday (Show and Tell)

Show and Tell Schedule:  (NO WEAPONS)

  • 9/2 begins with s or r
  • 9/9 begins with i or p
  • 9/16 begins with b or f
  • 9/23 begins with o or g
  • 9/30 begins with h or j

Upcoming Events: 

        9/12 and 9/16 –  AdventureMobile

STUDENT OF THE MONTH – Allie is kind, helpful, and loves kittens.  She loves art and running fast in her new shoes.

THEMES:

  • My Human Body
  • 5 Senses
  • Nutrition

BIBLE:

  • Noah and the Flood
  • Rainbow in the Sky
  • God Chooses Abraham
  • Three Strangers

LANGUAGE ARTS – Letter Recognition.  Letter Sounds.  Uppercase/Lowercase matching.  Spelling and writing first name.  

MATH – Same and different.  Counting 1 to 20 in English and 1 to 10 in Spanish.  

SCIENCE – Weather.  Things in the sky.  Human Body.  Nutrition.  Five Senses.

SOCIAL STUDIES – Days of the Week.  Months of the Year.  Whose who at school?

Letters of the Week – Reading/Writing/Letter Sounds

Week 1 – I/P
Week 2 – B/F
Week 3 – O/G
Week 4 – H/J