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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!

Dashing through December

Important Dates: 

December 7:  Christmas Program

December 10 – 14:  2nd Qtr Testing

December 21:  Christmas Party

December 24 – 31:  NO SCHOOL (Christmas Vacation) 

Show and Tell:

(NO WEAPONS)

December 6 – begins with D or S

December 13 – Free Choice

December 20 – begins with B or R

Themes:

  • Dinosaur
  • 2nd Qtr Testing
  • Christmas

Language Arts:

 Writing first and last names.  C, U, O, J, Q, or G letter writing and letter sounds.  ABC’s in Sign Language.  Nursery Rhymes.  Rhyming words.  Body parts in Spanish.  Spelling our names.  Parts of a book.  Author and locating title.  Food in Spanish.

Math:

Number recognition 1 – 20.  Count 1 – 100.  Shapes – Pentagon, Hexagon, and Octagon.  Patterns.  Penny, Nickel, Dime and Quarter identify and know value.  Counting backwards from 10.  Count 1 – 20 in Spanish.  Trace/Write 1 – 12.

Science:

Seasons and Weather. 

Social Studies:

Birthday and parent names. 

♥♥Bible♥♥

Jesus Came to Love Us

Angels Sing to Shepherds

The Wise Men Give Their Best

Jesus’ Happy Family

Golden November

Important Dates: 

November 21: Pizza Party!!
November 22-23: 
NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving Holiday)

Show and Tell:

(NO WEAPONS)

November 8 – begins with C or U

November 15 – begins with O or J

November 21 – free choice

November 29 – begins with Q or G

Themes:

  • Family
  • Thanksgiving
  • Thanksgiving
  • Dinosaur

Language Arts:

 Writing first and last names.  C, U, O, J, Q, or G letter writing and letter sounds.  ABC’s in Sign Language.  Nursery Rhymes.  Rhyming words.  Body parts in Spanish.  Spelling our names.  Parts of a book.  Author and locating title.  Food in Spanish.

Math:

Number recognition 1 – 20.  Count 1 – 100.  Shapes – Pentagon, Hexagon, and Octagon.  Patterns.  Penny, Nickel, Dime and Quarter identify and know value.  Counting backwards from 10.  Count 1 – 20 in Spanish.  Trace/Write 1 – 12.

Science:

Hydration and dehydration.  Left and right.  Seasons and Weather. 

Social Studies:

Birthday and parent names. 

♥♥Bible♥♥

Luke 17:11-19 Thankfulness

Psalm 136:6 Thankfulness

Thessalonians 5:16-18 Joyful and Grateful

Hebrews 12:28 Thankful and Gratitude

Ephesians 5:20 Grateful and Thankful

F-A-L-L Into October

Important Dates: 

October 8 – 11:  1st Quarter Testing

October 12:  NO SCHOOL – Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 31:  Halloween Festival

Show and Tell:

(NO WEAPONS)

October 4 – Something Autumn

October 11 – Free Choice

October 18 – Something that begins with the letter of your first NAME

October 25 – Something Halloween

Themes:

  • Community Helpers x2
  • Communication/Transportation
  • Halloween

Language Arts:

 We will continue building confidence in your child’s tracing and writing abilities for their first and last names.  ABC’s in Sign Language.  Nursery Rhymes.  Rhyming words.  Body parts in Spanish.  Spelling our names.  Autumn and Halloween songs.  Letter recognition and letter sounds.

Math:

Learning calendar terms such as yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  Number recognition 1 – 20 and multiples of 10.  Count 1 – 100.  Shapes – Pentagon, Hexagon, and Octagon.  Sorting by color and shape.  Penny, Nickel, Dime and Quarter recognition and value.  Counting backwards from 10.  Count 1 – 10 in Spanish.  Trace/Write 1 – 10.

Science:

Healthy and unhealthy foods.  Left and right.  Seasons and Weather. 

Social Studies:

Circle time will be spent learning days of the week and months of the year. Pledge of Allegiance.  How to properly use glue bottles and glue sticks.

September

Important Dates: 

 September 3 – No School (Labor Day)

September 18 – Preschool/Sibling Pictures

September 19 – Elementary Pictures

Show and Tell:

September 6 – Something you can Taste

September 13 – Something you can Smell

September 20 – Something you can Hear

September 27 – Something you can See and Touch

Themes:

  • 5 Senses
  • 5 Senses
  • Nutrition
  • Nutrition

Language Arts:

 We will continue building confidence in your child’s tracing and writing abilities for first and last names.  We will practice both tracing and copying letters of our names using both upper and lower case letters.  Each student will spend time learning letter sounds and letter recognition beginning with the letters of their name.  Rhyming words.

Math:

Learning calendar terms such as yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  Number recognition and counting 1 – 100.  Shapes including Pentagon, Hexagon, and Octagon.  Sorting by color and shape.  Penny, Nickel, Dime and Quarter.

Science:

Healthy and unhealthy foods.  Left and right.

Social Studies:

Circle time will be spent learning days of the week and months of the year.  What are the four seasons?  Matching weather to season.

August 2018

WELCOME TO E2

Important Dates: 

July 30 – August 3:  Transition from Summer Program

August 3:  Closed for New Student Orientation

August 6 -10:  Placement Testing

August 17:  Parent’s Night

Show and Tell:

Aug 2 – free choice

Aug 9 – free choice

Aug 16 – good manner picture (picture showing a good manner being used)

Aug 23 – favorite book

Aug 30 – picture of student

Themes:

  • Placement Testing
  • Rules and Manners
  • All About Me
  • My Human Body

Language Arts:

 We will begin building confidence in your child’s tracing and writing abilities for first and last names.  We will practice both tracing and copying letters of our names using both upper and lower case letters.  Each student will spend time learning letter sounds and letter recognition beginning with the letters of their name.  Rhyming words.

Math:

      Learning calendar terms such as yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  Number recognition and counting 1 – 30.  Shapes.  Sorting by color and shape.

Science:

   Healthy and unhealthy foods.  Left and right.

Social Studies:

Circle time will be spent learning days of the week and months of the year.  

Summertime

Important Dates:

  • July 2nd – July 6th: NO SCHOOL (Summer Break)
  • July 9: Zoo Presentation
  • July 12: Metro Bus Presentation
  • July 13: Icecream Truck
  • July 16: Fred the Preparedness Dog
  • July 17-18: Boomer Bear
  • July 20: Icecream Truck
  • July 25: Bouncy House & Pizza Party
  • July 27: Icecream Truck
  • July 31: Taco Tuesday

Splash Days – Tuesdays

(Bring swim suits and towel 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 handwriting.

Jammin’ On the One June

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

SHOW AND TELL SCHEDULE:  (NO WEAPONS)

6/7 – favorite book or toy

6/14 – something Summer

6/21 – favorite book or toy

6/28 – no Show and Tell

Upcoming Dates:

STUDENT OF THE MONTH

Virat

THEMES

  • Nursery Rhymes
  • 4th Quarter Testing
  • Father’s Day

BIBLE 

  • Time for Children
  • A New Friend
  • A Miracle Catch

LANGUAGE ARTS

  • Spanish 
  • Parts of a Book
  • Clap Out Syllable
  • Identify Beginning Sounds
  • Makes Oral Rhymes
  • Sequence 3-part picture story

MATH

  • Counting 1 – 100
  • Counting 1 – 20 in Spanish
  • Shapes Pentagon, Hexagon, Octagon
  • Write 1 – 20
  • Number Recognition 1 – 100
  • Addition
  • Extend 3 Part Pattern
  • Ordinal Counting to 5th

SCIENCE

  • Life Cycle
  • Weather and Seasonal Changes

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Phone Number
  • Birthday

LETTERS OF THE WEEK – READING/WRITING/LETTER SOUNDS

  • Week 1 – Review 
  • Week 2 – Review
  • Week 3 – Review
  • Week 4 – Review

Miraculous May

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

SHOW AND TELL SCHEDULE:  (NO WEAPONS)

5/3 – Show and Tell Bag

5/10 – Show and Tell Bag

5/17 – Show and Tell Bag

5/24 – Show and Tell Bag

Upcoming Dates:

STUDENT OF THE MONTH

     Jomarion (Mari) likes KU and KC Chiefs.  He is smart and enjoys playing with his friends at school.

THEMES

  • Insects
  • Mother’s Day
  • Ocean
  • 4 Elements

BIBLE 

  • Mountaintop Message
  • Be Still!
  • The True Neighbor
  • A Miracle Picnic

LANGUAGE ARTS

  • Spanish 
  • Parts of a Book
  • Sight Words
  • Punctuation Marks (?/.)
  • Clap Out Syllable
  • Identify Beginning Sounds
  • Makes Oral Rhymes
  • What an Author does
  • Write A-Z
  • Sequence 3-part picture story

MATH

  • Counting 1 – 100
  • Counting 1 – 20 in Spanish
  • Shapes Pentagon, Hexagon, Octagon
  • Write 1 – 20
  • Number Recognition 1 – 100
  • Addition
  • Penny, Nickel, Dime, and Quarter / Identify and Know Value
  • Extend 3 Part Pattern
  • Ordinal Counting to 5th

SCIENCE

  • Healthy and Unhealthy Foods
  • Water Cycle
  • Life Cycle
  • Weather and Seasonal Changes

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Days of the Week
  • Phone Number
  • Left/Right
  • Birthday

LETTERS OF THE WEEK – READING/WRITING/LETTER SOUNDS

  • Week 1 – Review 
  • Week 2 – Review
  • Week 3 – Review
  • Week 4 – Review

Hello April

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

SHOW AND TELL SCHEDULE:  (NO WEAPONS)

4/5 – two items that are opposite of each other

4/12 – item made of wood

4/19  – something found outside

4/26 – something funny or silly

Upcoming Dates:

STUDENT OF THE MONTH

     Virat is aweseome.  He loves his family and his friends.  He enjoys books about cars, construction, and military stuff.  Virat creates many masterpieces in the Art Area.

THEMES

  • Weather/Season
  • Weather/Season
  • Earth/Recycling
  • Plants

BIBLE 

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

LANGUAGE ARTS

  • Spanish 
  • Parts of a Book
  • Sight Words
  • Punctuation Marks (?/.)
  • Clap Out Syllable
  • Identify Beginning Sounds
  • Makes Oral Rhymes
  • What an Author does
  • Write A-Z

MATH

  • Counting 1 – 100
  • Counting 1 – 15 in Spanish
  • Shapes Pentagon, Hexagon, Octagon
  • Write 1 – 20
  • Number Recognition 1 – 100
  • Addition
  • Penny, Nickel, Dime, and Quarter / Identify and Know Value
  • Extend 3 Part Pattern

SCIENCE

  • Healthy and Unhealthy Foods
  • Water Cycle
  • Life Cycle
  • Weather and Seasonal Changes

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Days of the Week
  • Phone Number
  • Left/Right
  • Topeka

LETTERS OF THE WEEK – READING/WRITING/LETTER SOUNDS

  • Week 1 – black, red, ten, one 
  • Week 2 – eight, six, four, two
  • Week 3 –  nine, seven, five, three
  • Week 4  –

March Madness

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

SHOW AND TELL SCHEDULE:  (NO WEAPONS)

  • 3/1 – something Spring
  • 3/8 – favorite book or toy
  • 3/15 – something Green
  • 3/22 – something soft
  • 3/29 – something Easter

Upcoming Dates:

  • March 5th – 9th: 3rd Quarter Testing
    • SPIRIT WEEK:
      • Monday: Crazy Hair Day
      • Tuesday: Pattern Day – wear all kinds of patterns
      • Wednesday: Blast from the Past – dress from any era
      • Thursday: Camo Day
      • Friday: Pajama Day
  • March 16th: NO SCHOOL  (Parent/Teacher Conferences) 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • March 19th – 20th: NO SCHOOL (Spring Break)
  • March 30th: St. Jude’s Trike-a-thon Event – more information to follow

STUDENT OF THE MONTH

     Virat is amazing.  He loves his family and his friends.  He enjoys books about cars, construction, and military stuff.  Virat creates many masterpieces in the Art Area.

THEMES

  • Dr. Seuss
  • St. Patty’s Day
  • 3rd Qtr Testing
  • Solar System
  • Trike – a – Thon / Easter

BIBLE 

  • Crucify Him!
  • The Saddest Day
  • A Joyful Morning
  • Seeing is Believing
  • Homeward Bound

LANGUAGE ARTS

  • ABC Sign Language/Name in ASL
  • Parts of a Book
  • Sight Words
  • Author/Title
  • Punctuation Marks (?/.)
  • Clap Out Syllable
  • Identify Beginning Sounds
  • Makes Oral Rhymes

MATH

  • Counting 1 – 100
  • Counting 1 – 15 in Spanish
  • 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
  • Penny, Nickel, Dime, Quarter
  • Sorting

SCIENCE

  • Healthy and Unhealthy Foods
  • Water Cycle
  • Life Cycle
  • Weather and Seasonal Changes

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Months of the Year
  • Left/Right
  • Scissor Skills
  • Gluing Skills
  • Coloring Skills
  • City/State
  • School Authority Figures
  • Topeka, Kansas

LETTERS OF THE WEEK – READING/WRITING/LETTER SOUNDS

  • Week 1 – the, her, was, yes
  • Week 2 – has, Mr., Mrs.
  • Week 3 –  blue, green, purple, yellow
  • Week 4  – white, orange, pink, brown