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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!

Miraculous May

Important Dates:

May 27: NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day)

Show and Tell:

(NO WEAPONS)

May 2 – Free Choice

May 9 – Free Choice

May 16 – Free Choice

May 23 – Free Choice

May 30 – Free Choice

THEMES:

Insects, Mother’s Day, Ocean, 4 Elements, Nursery Rhymes

Language Arts:

ABC’s in Sign Language.  Letter Sounds.   Food in Spanish.  Spelling names. Oral Rhymes. Claps out syllables. Sight Words.

Math:

Number recognition 1 – 100.  Count 1 – 100. Patterns.  Penny, Nickel, Dime and Quarter identify and know value.  Count 1 – 20 in Spanish.  Trace/Write 1 – 100.  Addition.  Skip Counting.

Science:

Life Cycles. Liquid, gas and solids.

Social Studies:

Birthday and phone number.

♥♥Bible♥♥

Jesus Stills the Storm

Walking On Water

The Good Samaritan

Feeding the 5000

Awesome April

Important Dates: 

April 9: Spring Pictures/Graduation Pictures (BOTH BUILDINGS)
April 19: St. Jude Trike-a-thon
April 22: No School (Teacher In-Service)
April 22: New Student Enrollment 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Show and Tell:

(NO WEAPONS)

April 4 – Free Choice

March 11 – Free Choice

April 18 – Free Choice

April 25 – Free Choice

THEMES:

Weather/Season, Plants, St. Jude Trike-a-thon/Easter, Earth

Language Arts:

Writing first and last names.  ABC’s in Sign Language.  Letter Sounds.   Food in Spanish.  Spelling names. Oral Rhymes. Claps out syllables. Sight Words.

Math:

Number recognition 1 – 100.  Count 1 – 100. Patterns.  Penny, Nickel, Dime and Quarter identify and know value.  Count 1 – 20 in Spanish.  Trace/Write 1 – 100.  Addition.  Skip Counting.

Science:

Weather and season. Plants. Earth and recycling.

Social Studies:

Birthday and phone number.

♥♥Bible♥♥

Jesus Stills the Storm

Walking On Water

The Good Samaritan

Feeding the 5000

Marching Into March

Important Dates: 

March 11 – 14:  3rd Quarter Testing

March 15:  NO SCHOOL(Parent/Teacher Conferences)

March 18-19: NO SCHOOL (SPRING BREAK)

Show and Tell:

(NO WEAPONS)

March 7 – something GREEN

March 14 – Free Choice

March 21 – Free Choice

March 28 – Free Choice

Themes:

Dr. Seuss, 3rd Quarter Testing/St.Patrick’s, Solar System, Weather/Season

Language Arts:

 Writing first and last names.  ABC’s in Sign Language.  Letter Sounds. Animals in Spanish.  Food in Spanish.  Spelling names. Oral Rhymes. 

Math:

Number recognition 1 – 100.  Count 1 – 100. Patterns.  Penny, Nickel, Dime and Quarter identify and know value.  Count 1 – 20 in Spanish.  Trace/Write 1 – 50.  Addition.  Skip Counting.

Science:

We will learn about outer space, the sun/moon/stars and planets. We will also learn about gravity, astronauts and space shuttle.

Social Studies:

Birthday and phone number.

♥♥Bible♥♥

Jesus Stills the Storm

Walking On Water

The Good Samaritan

Feeding the 5000

Fun-Loving February

Important Dates: 

February 14:  Valentine’s Day

February 18: NO SCHOOL (Teacher In-Service)

February 25 – 28: Dr. Seuss Week

Show and Tell:

(NO WEAPONS)

February 7 – begins with X or L

February 14 – something that you LOVE

February 21 – begins with I or K

February 28 – begins with N or F

Themes:

Machines and Magnets, Valentine’s Day, Animals, Dr. Seuss

Language Arts:

 Writing first and last names.  ABC’s in Sign Language.  Letter Sounds. Animals in Spanish.  Food in Spanish.  Spelling names. Oral Rhymes. 

Math:

Number recognition 1 – 50.  Count 1 – 100. Patterns.  Penny, Nickel, Dime and Quarter identify and know value.  Count 1 – 20 in Spanish.  Trace/Write 1 – 20.  Addition.  Skip Counting.

Science:

Seasons and Weather. Migration and water cycle.

Social Studies:

Birthday and phone number.

♥♥Bible♥♥

Feeding of 5,000

Jesus and the Children

The Good Samaritan

The Prodigal Son

Joyful January

Important Dates: 

January 1:  No School (New Year’s Day)

Show and Tell:

(NO WEAPONS)

January 3 – begins with P or E

January 10 – begins with Z or A

January 17 – begins with Y or H

January 24 – begins with V or M

January 31 – begins with W or T

Themes:

Happy New Year, Fairy Tails / Folk Tales, Black History, Kansas, Kansas

Language Arts:

 Writing first and last names.  P, E, Z, A, Y, H, V, M, W and T 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 – 40.  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.  Skip counting by tens.

Science:

Seasons and Weather. Migration and water cycle.

Social Studies:

Birthday and phone number.

♥♥Bible♥♥

Jesus’ Happy Family

Jesus Pleases God

God’s House

What Should I Do In God’s House?

A Friend Who Was Sick

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.