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Hello! My name is Tabitha Franklin. I am the P3 Lead Teacher. I have been with Kennedy Academy since Jan 2016. I helped out in the E1 classroom and P1 classroom as well. Prior to teaching at Kennedy Academy, I taught children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old for approximately 8 years.

August

Important Dates To Remember:

  • 8/4 NO SCHOOL- MEET & GREET 12-2pm 
  • 8/7-8/11- Placement Testing
  • 8/18-Parent Night

Weekly Themes:

  • 7/30-8/4-Transition from Summer Program
  • 7-11-Placement Testing
  • 14-18-Rules & Manners
  • 21-25-All About Me

LANGUAGE ARTS: This month we will review for the first two weeks and then start in on A and B. Every Monday we will be introduced to the letter, Tuesday we will trace the letter, Wednesday we will write the letter and Thursday we will do some sort of review. 

MATH: This month we will be reviewing the numbers for the first two weeks and then we will begin on numbers 1 and 2. Monday we will be introduced to the number, Tuesday thru Thursday we will work on the numbers in many different ways.

SCIENCE: This month will be finishing up our plants summer curriculum and then go into learning about ourselves.

SOCIAL STUDIES: We are continuing to learn to share our toys with our friends, not throwing them and picking up before we move to a new area. They are doing much better but it is still something we will continue to work on. We will also be working out rules and manners. 

Just a little reminder for new and old parents, I will only be sending worksheets/activities home on Friday ( at times I will send some home during the week). Artwork and things they do on their own will be sent home almost daily. If you ever have any questions please feel free to speak to me at any time. I am always available to discuss your child’s individual needs. 

Ms. Tabitha

July

Important Dates:

  • NO SCHOOL: July 3 – July 7 for Summer Vacation
  • 7/13, 7/20, 7/27: Fire Department Visits 
  • 7/14, 7/21, 7/28: Icecream Fridays
  • 7/18: Boomer Bear
  • 7/24: Topeka Zoo Presentation 
  • 7/28: Water Slide & Pizza Party

Summer Program has begun, We will be learning about the Two Bite Club. This is a program that discusses nutrition. We will also be continuing to grow our own garden and measuring it weekly to see the progress. The children daily admire the growth of our Tomatoes and can not wait to try some soon. We will continue to do circle time daily as well as read stories that go along with our nutrition themes.

Splash day is every Wednesday and Friday. Please bring your children already dressed for splash day as well as make sure they have sunscreen on when they arrive, we will apply more sunscreen after nap. Also please make sure they have clothes to change into afterwards so they are not in their swimsuits all day. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

I hope you all have a safe fourth and enjoy  your week off. We will see you all back July 10th to enjoy the rest of our summer program 🙂 .

Ms. Tabitha

JUNE!!!!!

REMEMBER APPLY SUNSCREEN ON YOUR CHILD BEFORE YOU BRING THEM IN THE MORNING AND WE WILL REAPPLY THEM AFTER NAP. ALSO SUMMER MONEY FOR OUR SPECIAL ACTIVITIES IS DUE ASAP.

  •  Important Dates:6/19-6/23- Testing Week
  • 6/23- NO SCHOOL ( All School Picnic and Graduation) 
  • THEMES:
    • Nursery Rhymes
    • June Circus
    • Father’s Day
    • 4th Quarter Testing/Graduation

Student Of the Month: Camden A

LANGUAGE ARTS: This month we will be working on letters Ff, Gg, Hh, and Ii. Every Monday we will be introduced to the letter, Tuesday we will trace the letter, Wednesday we will write the letter and Thursday we will do some sort of review. 

MATH: This month we will be working on numbers 19-25 review. We will also be continuing to work in our workbooks. The children enjoy doing them ? Almost every Friday there will be a story and a game that you can do as a family at home. We read the story as a class but it is always nice to reread it again as a family :).

SCIENCE: This month will be learning about planting, and how things grow. We will plant some flowers in front of the preschool building and talk about them as they grow. For the ocean we will talk about what things live in the ocean.

SOCIAL STUDIES

We are continuing to learn to share our toys with our friends, not throwing them and picking up before we move to a new area. They are doing much better but it is still something we will continue to work on. 

Just a little reminder for new and old parents, I will only be sending worksheets/activities home on Friday ( at times I will send some home during the week). Artwork and things they do on their own will be sent home almost daily. If you ever have any questions please feel free to speak to me at any time. I am always available to discuss your child’s individual needs. 

Ms. Tabitha

May!!!

Important Dates 

  • 5/29- No School/ Memorial Day

Themes:

  • May 1-5: InsectsMay 8-12: Mother’s Day

    May 15-19: Ocean

    May 22-26: 4 Elements (Air, Water, Fire, Soil)

Student Of the Month: Rushank

LANGUAGE ARTS: This month we will be working on letters Bb, Cc, Dd, and Ee. Every Monday we will be introduced to the letter, Tuesday we will trace the letter, Wednesday we will write the letter and Thursday we will do some sort of review. 

MATH: This month we will be working on numbers 11-18 review. We will also be continuing to work in our workbooks. The children enjoy doing them ? Almost every Friday there will be a story and a game that you can do as a family at home. We read the story as a class but it is always nice to reread it again as a family :).

SCIENCE: This month will be learning about planting, and how things grow. We will plant some flowers in front of the preschool building and talk about them as they grow. For the ocean we will talk about what things live in the ocean.

SOCIAL STUDIES

We are continuing to learn to share our toys with our friends, not throwing them and picking up before we move to a new area. They are doing much better but it is still something we will continue to work on. 

Just a little reminder for new and old parents, I will only be sending worksheets/activities home on Friday ( at times I will send some home during the week). Artwork and things they do on their own will be sent home almost daily. If you ever have any questions please feel free to speak to me at any time. I am always available to discuss your child’s individual needs. 

Ms. Tabitha

April

Important Dates 

  • 4/14- Trike-A-Thon
  • 4/10-4/14- Book Fair
  • 4/17- NO SCHOOL
  • 4/22 – Earth Day

Themes:

  • 4/3- 4/7- Seasons
  • 4/10-4/14- Easter/ Trike-A-Thon
  • 4/17-4/21- Earth/ Recycling
  • 4/24-4/28- Plants

Student Of the Month: Camden B

LANGUAGE ARTS: This month we will be working on letters X, Y, Z and Aa. Every Monday we will be introduced to the letter, Tuesday we will trace the letter, Wednesday we will write the letter and Thursday we will do some sort of review. This month is also has Quarter Testing so we will be doing a lot of review work to get us ready for testing.

MATH: This month we will be working on numbers 3-10 review. We will also be continuing to work in our workbooks. The children enjoy doing them ? Almost every Friday there will be a story and a game that you can do as a family at home. We read the story as a class but it is always nice to reread it again as a family :).

SCIENCE: This month will be learning about  the earth, plants and recycling. We will discuss the different planets and how they rotate. For plants and recycling we will discuss many different things but  we will discuss how we reuse things like milk containers, toilet paper rolls for many other functions after we are done with them.

SOCIAL STUDIES:

We are continuing to learn to share our toys with our friends, not throwing them and picking up before we move to a new area. They are doing much better but it is still something we will continue to work on. 

Just a little reminder for new and old parents, I will only be sending worksheets/activities home on Friday. Artwork and things they do on their home will be sent home almost daily. If you ever have any questions please feel free to speak to me at any time. I am always available to discuss your child’s individual needs. 

Ms. Tabitha

March

Important Date:

  • 3/13 – 3/16 : Testing Week
  • 3/17 : Parent / Teacher Conference
  • 3/20 – 3/21 : NO SCHOOL/ Spring Break

Themes:

  •  2/27 – 3/3 : Dr. Seuss
  • 3/6 – 3/10 : Dr. Seuss
  • 3/13 – 3/17 : St. Patrick’s (TESTING WEEK)
  • 3/20 – 3/24 : Solar System 

Student Of the Month: Kinsley

LANGUAGE ARTS: This month we will be working on letters U, V, W  and X. Every Monday we will be introduced to the letter, Tuesday we will trace the letter, Wednesday we will write the letter and Thursday we will do some sort of review. This month is also has Quarter Testing so we will be doing a lot of review work to get us ready for testing.

MATH: This month we will be working on numbers 20, 21, 22 , and 23. We will also be continuing to work in our workbooks. The children enjoy doing them ? Almost every Friday there will be a story and a game that you can do as a family at home. We read the story as a class but it is always nice to reread it again as a family :).

SCIENCE: This month will be learning about Dr. Seuss, St. Patrick’s Day. This month we will also be learning about the Solar System. We will learn about the different Planets and where they are in the solar system.

SOCIAL STUDIES:
We are continuing to learn to share our toys with our friends, not throwing them and picking up before we move to a new area. They are doing much better but it is still something we will continue to work on. We will learn this month also about the types of places the animals live in. 

Just a little reminder for new and old parents, I will only be sending worksheets/activities home on Friday. Artwork and things they do on their home will be sent home almost daily. If you ever have any questions please feel free to speak to me at any time. I am always available to discuss your child’s individual needs. 

Ms. Tabitha

February

Important Date:

  • Feb. 14- Valentine’s Party @ 3 pm (please bring valentines cards that morning)
  • Feb.17- Teacher In-Service (NO SCHOOL)
  • Feb. 21- Boomer Bear

Themes:

  • Magnets/Machines- Jan. 30 – Feb. 3
  • Valentines Day- Feb. 6- Feb. 10
  • Animals Feb. 13- Feb. 24
  • Dr. Seuss Feb. 27- March 3

Student Of the Month: Starbuck

LANGUAGE ARTS: This month we will be working on letters R, S, T, and U. Every Monday we will be introduced to the letter, Tuesday we will trace the letter, Wednesday we will write the letter and Thursday we will do some sort of review. 

MATH: This month we will be working on numbers 17, 18, 19 and 20. We will also be continuing to work in our workbooks. The children enjoy doing them 🙂 Almost every Friday there will be a story and a game that you can do as a family at home. We read the story as a class but it is always nice to reread it again as a family :).

SCIENCE:
This month we will spend two weeks learning about different animals and where they live, things they eat and so on. I’m looking forward to these two weeks.

SOCIAL STUDIES:
We are continuing to learn to share our toys with our friends, not throwing them and picking up before we move to a new area. They are doing much better but it is still something we will continue to work on. We will learn this month also about the types of places the animals live in. 

Just a little reminder for new and old parents, I will only be sending worksheets/activities home on Friday. Artwork and things they do on their home will be sent home almost daily. If you ever have any questions please feel free to speak to me at any time. I am always available to discuss your child’s individual needs. 

Ms. Tabitha

Welcome Into The New Year!

P3 Wish List: CLICK HERE

Welcome into the New Year!!!!

Important Date:

  • Jan 1: New Years
  • Jan 2: School Resumes
  • Jan 9-13: 2nd Quarter Testing
  • Spirit Week Themes:
  • Monday 1/9: Neon Day 
  • Tuesday 1/10: Western Day
  • Wednesday 1/11: Workout Day (Exercise Clothes)
  • Thursday 1/12: Circle of Life Day (Dress Young or Old or anything in between)
  • Friday 1/13: PJ Day
  • Jan 16: MLK Day
  • Jan 17: Boomer Bear

Themes:

  • Jan 2 – Jan 6: Fairy Tales
  • Jan 9- Jan 13: Folk Tales/ Testing Week
  • Jan 16- Jan 21: Kansas
  • Jan 24- Jan 28: Kansas

Student Of the Month : Madilyn

LANGUAGE ARTSs: The first two weeks of Jan. we are going to do a lot of review to prepare us for testing week. The last two weeks we will begin working on letters O and P. There will also be introduction to more hands on activities to reinforce the language art activities we are working on.

MATH: For the first two weeks of Jan. we will be doing reviewing to help prepare us for testing week. The last two weeks we will go over and review numbers 14-15. I will continue to introduce the workbooks to the class. Almost every Friday there will be a story and a game that you can do as a family at home. We read the story as a class but it is always nice to reread it again as a family :).

SCIENCE:
We will talk and learn about difference between Fairy Tales and Folk Tales. The last two weeks we will dig deep into Kansas theme.

SOCIAL STUDIES:
We have been focusing the last weeks of December working on sharing toys and picking up after ourselves. We will continue working on this during the month of Jan. This month we will be discussing Kansas in great depth ( Just a fun fact: When we have Kansas’s birthday all the old students thought it is Mrs. Kandice’s Birthday 🙂 ).

Just a little reminder for new and old parents, I will only be sending worksheets/activities home on Friday. Artwork and things they do on their home will be sent home almost daily. If you ever have any questions please feel free to speak to me at anytime. I am always available to discuss your child’s individual needs. 

Ms. Tabitha

December

P3 Wish List: CLICK HERE

Important Date:

  • Dec 2 – Christmas Program at VA @ 6 pm
  • Dec. 20 -Boomer Bear
  • Dec 23 – Christmas Party and Book Exchange @ 3pm
  • Dec. 25 – Jan 1: No School

Themes:

  • 11/28 – 12/2 and 12/5 – 12/9- Dinosaur 
  • 12/12 – 12/16 and  12/19 – 12/23 – Christmas

LANGUAGE ARTS:  We will be going over the letters L, M, N , and O.  For each letter, we will practice writing, learn the sounds, and begin letter recognition.

MATH:  This month we will go over and review numbers 11- 13. We are working on 1 – 50 number recognition as well.

SCIENCE:
We will talk and learn about Dinosaurs and also be talking about Christmas.

SOCIAL STUDIES:
We are all still learning rules in  the classroom and all about our manners which I must say the class is doing great with.  We will do a lot of activities with each theme and lots of fun artwork for Dinosaurs and Christmas. 

P3 November

Student Of The Month :  

THEME:  

OCT. 31/ NOV. 4 : Cultural diversity

NOV. 7 – 11 : Family

NOV. 14/18 – 21/25 : Thanksgiving

NOV. 28/ DEC. 2 : Dinosaur

Show and tell and share day EVERY FRIDAY!

LANGUAGE ARTS:  We will be going over the letters I, J, K, L, and M this month. For each letter, we will practice writing, learn the sounds, and begin letter recognition.

MATH:  This month we will go over and review numbers 8 – 10. We are working on 1 – 30 number recognition as well.

SCIENCE:
We will talk and learn about Thanksgiving as well as Pilgrims and Indians.

SOCIAL STUDIES:
We are all still learning rules in  the classroom and all about our manners which I must say the class is doing great with.  We will do a lot of activities with each theme and lots of fun artwork for Thanksgiving.