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About me

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!

Joyful January

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

SHOW AND TELL SCHEDULE:  (NO WEAPONS)

  • 1/4 – Y or Z
  • 1/11 – O or G
  • 1/18 – Favorite color item
  • 1/25 – item that starts with the first letter of your child’s name

UPCOMING EVENTS: 

STUDENT OF THE MONTH

McKenna loves to use her imagination when playing school, store and restaurant with her friends in class.  Her laughter is contagious.  She is competitive and always willing to help a friend in need.

 

THEMES

  • Fairy Tale/Folk Tales
  • Black History
  • Kansas
  • Kansas

BIBLE 

  • Following the Star
  • Nighttime Escape
  • The Boy Teacher
  • John, Jesus, and the Jordan

LANGUAGE ARTS

  • ABC Sign Language/Name in ASL
  • Oral Rhymes
  • Letter Recognition
  • Letter Sounds
  • Parts of a Book
  • Author/Title
  • Punctuation Marks (?/.)
  • Write Uppercase Letters
  • Write Lowercase Letters
  • Writing Full Name
  • Clap Out Syllables
  • Identify Beginning Sounds
  • Sequence 3-part Picture Story
  • Sight Words

MATH

  • Counting 1 – 100
  • Counting 1 – 15 in Spanish
  • Skip Counting by 5’s to 100
  • Shapes Pentagon, Hexagon, Octagon 
  • Writing 1 – 20
  • More, Less and Same
  • Number Recognition 1 – 100
  • Addition
  • Penny, Nickel, Dime, and Quarter / Identify and Know Value  
  • Counting Objects to 100
  • Extend 3 Part Pattern

SCIENCE

  • Healthy and Unhealthy Foods

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Months of the Year
  • Left/Right
  • Scissor Skills
  • Gluing Skills
  • Coloring Skills
  • City/State 

LETTERS OF THE WEEK – READING/WRITING/LETTER SOUNDS

  • Week 1 – Y or Z
  • Week 2 – O or G
  • Week 3 – I, no, so, is (reading and writing)
  • Week 4  – he, it, of, by (reading and writing)

Dashing Through December

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

SHOW AND TELL SCHEDULE:  (NO WEAPONS)

  • 11/30 – begins with K or Q
  • 12/7 – begins with V or X
  • 12/14 – favorite book or toy
  • 12/21 – something Winter
  • 12/28 – NONE

UPCOMING EVENTS: 

  • December 8 – Christmas Program at the VA Theater
    P1, P2, P3 @ 6:00 pm; E1, E2, E3, E4 @ 6:30 pm
  • December 11-15 2nd Quarter Testing/Spirit Week
    • Monday – Neon Day
    • Tuesday – Christmas Sweater/Shirt Day
    • Wednesday – Christmas Character Day 
    • Thursday – Wear Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness
    • Friday – Pajama Day
  • December 22 – Classroom Christmas Party / Book Exchange
  • NO SCHOOL December 25 – January 1st (Christmas Vacation)

STUDENT OF THE MONTH

     Atticus is super friendly and very kind.  His favorite color is pink and he likes to eat cherry pop tarts.  He enjoys playing outside and Story Time.  

THEMES

  • Dinosaur
  • Christmas

BIBLE 

  • His Name is John
  • The Angel’s Announcement
  • A Special Night

LANGUAGE ARTS

  • Writing Last Name
  • ABC Sign Language/Name in ASL
  • Oral Rhymes
  • Letter Recognition
  • Letter Sounds
  • Parts of a Book
  • Author/Title
  • Punctuation Marks (?/.)
  • Write Uppercase Letters
  • Write Lowercase Letters
  • Writing Full Name

MATH

  • Counting 1 – 75
  • Count Backwards from 10
  • Counting 1 – 12 in Spanish
  • Skip Counting by 10’s to 100
  • Shapes
  • Writing 1 – 10
  • More, Less and Same
  • Number Recognition

SCIENCE

  • Mixing and Making New Colors
  • Fight Germs by Washing Your Hands

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Parent Names
  • Months of the Year
  • Left/Right
  • Scissor Skills
  • Gluing Skills
  • Coloring Skills

LETTERS OF THE WEEK – READING/WRITING/LETTER SOUNDS

  • Week 1 – K and Q
  • Week 2 – V and X
  • Week 3 – 
  • Week 4  –

November…Noviembre…Listopad…Novembro

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

SHOW AND TELL SCHEDULE:  (NO WEAPONS)

  • 11/3 – begins with U or L
  • 11/10 – begins with D or W
  • 11/17 – begins with E or N
  • 11/22 – pajamas and bring a stuffed animal

UPCOMING EVENTS: 

  • Upcoming Dates:  November 23 & 24 NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving Break)

STUDENT OF THE MONTH

Sebastian is an awesome kid.  He likes playing hide and seek.  He runs super 100 fast.  He enjoys fast cars and minecraft.

THEMES

  • Cultural Diversity
  • Family
  • Thanksgiving
  • Thanksgiving

BIBLE 

  • Family Tricks
  • Happy Reunion
  • Green Monster of Jealousy
  • Making the Best of a Bad Situation

LANGUAGE ARTS

  • Writing First Name
  • Writing Last Name
  • ABC Sign Language
  • Oral Rhymes
  • Letter Recognition
  • Letter Sounds
  • Parts of a Book
  • Author/Title
  • Punctuation Marks

MATH

  • Counting 1 – 50
  • Count Backwards from 10
  • Counting 1 – 12 in Spanish
  • Skip Counting by 10’s
  • Shapes
  • Writing 1 – 10
  • More, Less and Same
  • Number Recognition

SCIENCE

  • Mixing and Making New Colors
  • Fight Germs by Washing Your Hands

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Parent Names
  • Months of the Year
  • Left/Right
  • Scissor Skills
  • Gluing Skills
  • Coloring Skills

LETTERS OF THE WEEK – READING/WRITING/LETTER SOUNDS

  • Week 1 – U and L
  • Week 2 – D and W
  • Week 3 – E and N
  • Week 4  –

October

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

SHOW AND TELL SCHEDULE:  (NO WEAPONS)

  • 10/5 – begins with B or F
  • 10/12 – favorite book or toy
  • 10/19 – something that reminds you of Halloween
  • 10/26 – begins with H or J

UPCOMING EVENTS: 

  • 10/9 – 10/13  1st Quarter Testing
  • 10/16 NO SCHOOL  – Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • 10/27 – Halloween Festival

STUDENT OF THE MONTH

Brylee loves to sing and make up her own songs.  She is a wonderful helper to a friend in need.

THEMES

  • Community Helpers
  • Communication/Transportation
  • Halloween

BIBLE 

  • A Promise Named Laughter
  • A Beautiful Bride
  • A Bad Trade

LANGUAGE ARTS

  • Writing First Name
  • Writing Last Name
  • ABC Sign Language
  • Oral Rhymes
  • Letter Recognition
  • Letter Sounds
  • Parts of a Book
  • Author/Title
  • Punctuation Marks

MATH

  • Counting 1 – 50
  • Count Backwards from 10
  • Counting 1 – 12 in Spanish
  • Skip Counting by 10’s
  • Shapes
  • Writing 1 – 10
  • More, Less and Same
  • Number Recognition

SCIENCE

  • Mixing and Making New Colors
  • Autumn/Fall Weather
  • Fight Germs by Washing Your Hands

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Parent Names
  • Months of the Year
  • Left/Right
  • Scissor Skills
  • Gluing Skills
  • Coloring Skills

LETTERS OF THE WEEK – READING/WRITING/LETTER SOUNDS

  • Week 1 – B an F
  • Week 2 –
  • Week 3 –
  • Week 4  – H and J

Superb September

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

SHOW AND TELL SCHEDULE:  (NO WEAPONS)

  • 8/31 – free choice
  • 9/7 – begins with C or M
  • 9/14 – begins with A or T
  • 9/21- begins with S or R
  • 9/28 – begins with I or P

UPCOMING EVENTS: 

  • September 4: NO SCHOOL – Labor Day
  • September 20: Preschool & Sibling Pics 8a-11a
  • September 21: Elementary Pics 8a-11a

STUDENT OF THE MONTH 

     Tyler is comical, polite and a good dancer.  When at school he enjoys building with blocks, singing and playing on the playground.

THEMES

  • My Human Body
  • 5 Senses
  • Nutrition

BIBLE 

LANGUAGE ARTS

  • Writing First Name
  • Saying ABC’s
  • Oral Rhymes
  • Letter Recognition
  • Letter Sounds

MATH

  • Counting 1 – 30
  • Count Backwards from 10
  • Counting 1 – 12 in Spanish
  • Recognize and Know Value of 0
  • Shapes
  • Writing 1 – 10

SCIENCE

  • Healthy and Unhealthy Foods
  • What Colors Can Be Mixed
  • Autumn/Fall Weather
  • Fight Germs by Washing Your Hands
  • Cough and Sneeze (What to do when this happens)

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Parent Names
  • 3 Step Directions
  • Days of the Week
  • Months of the Year
  • Left/Right
  • Scissor Skills
  • Gluing Skills
  • Coloring Skills

LETTERS OF THE WEEK – READING/WRITING/LETTER SOUNDS

  • Week 1 – C and M
  • Week 2 – A and T
  • Week 3 – S and R
  • Week 4  – I and P

 

August

WELCOME TO E2

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 book

Aug 25- A picture of self

 

Themes:

  • Rules and Manners
  • All About Me

 

Language Arts:

We are going to learn letter recognition and letter sounds.  We will do two letters each week both upper and lower case letters.  We will also practice writing each letter.  We will learn to write our first and last names.

Math:

We will learn days of the week and months of the year.  We will have calendar every day at circle time.  We will begin number recognition and counting.

In Summer

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.

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

Week 1 – 
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