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About me

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.

September

Important Dates:

  • September 3: Labor day (NO SCHOOL)
  • September 18: Preschool and Sibling Pictures
  • September 19: Elementary Pictures

Student of the Month: Shiv

Show and Tell: My show and tell is free choice. Please remember it needs to be appropriate for school (no weapons) and must be able to fit in their book bags.

Themes:

  • 5 Senses
  • 5 Senses
  • Nutrition
  • Nutrition

Language Arts:

  • Week 1: Trace and Writing Name. Letter D
  • Week 2: Trace and Writing Name. Letter E
  • Week 3: Trace and Writing Name. Letter F
  • Week 4: Trace and Writing Name. Letter G

This month we will begin our new curriculum Hand Writing Without Tears. We will start it the second week of September.

Math:

  • Week 1: Number 5
  • Week 2: Number 6
  • Week 3: Number 7
  • Week 4: Number 8

We will be working out identifying, tracing, and writing our numbers each week.

Science and Social Studies: We will be learning about our five senses, and also learning about different types of food; both healthy and unhealthy.

 

August

Important Dates:

  • 8/3- Closed (New Student Orientation)
  • 8/6-8/10- Placement Testing
  • 8/17- Parent Night

Student of the Month: Kyzik

Show & Tell: My show and tell is always free choice. Please remember whatever toy the students bring that it is appropriate for school. (no weapons)

Themes

  • 7/30-8/3- Transition from Summer Program
  • 8/6-8/10- Placement Testing
  • 8/13-8/17- Rules and Manners
  • 8/20-8/24- All About Me
  • 8/27-8/31- My Human Body

Language Arts

This year we are starting a new curriculum. We are super excited and will be sharing more on Parents Night. This month we will focus on getting to know each other, classroom rules and where things belong. I cant wait to start the new school year out with each of your children.

Math:

  • Week 1: Review
  • Week 2: Testing
  • Week 3: Review
  • Week 4: Review
  • Week 5: Review

Social Studies/ Science:  This month we will be talking about our classroom rules and learning all the fun things about each other as well as the classroom. 

July

Upcoming Dates:

  • July 2- July 6- NO SCHOOL
  • July 9- Zoo Presentation
  • July 12- Metro Bus Presentation
  • July 16- Fred the Preparedness Dog
  • July 17- Boomer the Bear
  • July 20 -Ice Cream Truck
  • July 25- Bouncy House and Pizza Party
  • July 27- Ice Cream Truck
  • July 31st- Taco Tuesday

Themes:

  • 7/9- 7/13: Yellow Food
  • 7/16-7/20: White Food
  • 7/23-7/27: Brown Food
  • 7/30-8/3: Rainbow Foods

During the summer we use a program called Power Panther. This is a curriculum that discusses trying new foods, also about Fruits and Vegetables. It has the children take two bites of each food before they say they do not want it. We will continue reviewing the stuff we learned all year during circle time each day. Every Friday we will be trying new foods that we learn about during the week for snack. 

Splash Day is every Thursday, please bring your child’s swimming stuff on Monday just incase we decide to do it another day as well. Please mark your child’s stuff with their name and placed in a bag. Remember to take it home on Friday when you take their bedding home.

If you have any questions about the summer program or about splash day please feel free to message me on Remind or talk to me at pick up or drop off. Let the summer begin :).

 

 

 

June

Important Dates:

  • June 4 – 8: 4th Quarter Testing
    • Monday: Career Day
    • Tuesday: Sports Team Day
    • Wednesday: Luau Day
    • Thursday: Red, White, & Blue Day
    • Friday: PJ Day, Slushies & Popcorn
  • June 6: Fire Safety Demonstration
  • June 12: EMT Demonstration
  • June 13: Fire Safety Demonstration, Part 2
  • June 20: Fire Safety Demonstration, Part 3
  • June 22: NO SCHOOL (All School Picnic & Graduation)
  • June 25: Pop, Top, & Read
  • June 27: Final Fire Safety Demonstration

Student of the Month: Zoe

Show & Tell: My show and tell is always free choice. Please remember whatever toy the students bring that it is appropriate for school. (no weapons)

Themes:

  • 5/28- 6/1 : Nursery Rhymes
  • 6/4- 6/8: 4th Quarter Testing
  • 6/11- 6/15 : Father’s Day
  • 6/18- 6/22: Graduation

Language Arts:

  • Week 1: Name/ Review Week
  • Week 2: Testing 
  • Week 3: Write/ Name
  • Week 4: Review

Math:

  • Week 1: Review
  • Week 2: Testing
  • Week 3: Review
  • Week 4: Review

Social Studies/ Science:  This month we will be talking about what our father’s mean to us. We will also be discussing the different Nursery Rhymes.

May

Important Dates:

  • 5/28- No School

Student of the Month: Leona

Show & Tell: My show and tell is always free choice. Please remember whatever toy the students bring that it is appropriate for school. (no weapons)

Themes:

  • 4/30-5/4: Insects
  • 5/7-5/11: Mother’s Day
  • 5/14-5/18- Ocean
  • 5/21-5/25- 4 Elements (Air, Water, Fire, Soil)
  • 5/28-6/1: Nursery Rhymes

Language Arts:

  • Week 1: Upper to Lowercase Match
  • Week 2: Upper to Lowercase Match
  • Week 3: Upper to Lowercase Match
  • Week 4: Trace/ Write Name
  • Week 5: Trace/ Write Name

Math:

  • Week 1: 1-5 Match
  • Week 2: 6-10 Match
  • Week 3: 11-15 Match
  • Week 4: 16-20 Match
  • Week 5: 21-25 Match

Social Studies/ Science:  This month we will be discussing Insects, Ocean, and the 4 elements. We will also be talking about our mothers and what they do for us. 

April

Important Dates:

  • 4/17- Preschool and Sibling Picture
  • 4/27- No School (Teacher In-service)

Student of the Month: Frannie

Show & Tell: My show and tell is always free choice. Please remember whatever toy the students bring that it is appropriate for school. (no weapons)

Themes:

  • 4/2 – 4/6- Weather
  • 4/9 – 4/13- Seasons
  • 4/16 – 4/20- Earth/ Recycling
  • 4/23 – 4/27- Plants

Language Arts:

  • Week 1: Letter Bb
  • Week 2: Letter Cc
  • Week 3: Letter Dd
  • Week 4: Letter Ee

Math:

  • Week 1: A-B-C Patterning
  • Week 2: 1- 10 Flash Card Game
  • Week 3: A-B-C Patterning
  • Week 4: 1- 10 Flash Card Game

Social Studies/ Science:  This month we will be learning about the different types of weather as well as the different season. We will spend two weeks on this. The third week we will be learning about the Earth and Recycling all types of different things. The fourth week we will be learning about plants and how they grow.

March

Important Dates:

  • 3/5-3/9- 3rd Qtr Testing
  • Monday Crazy Hair Day
  • Tuesday- Pattern Day
  • Wednesday-Blast from the past
  • Thursday- Camo Day
  • Friday Pj Day
  • 3/16- No School (Parent Teacher Conferences)
  • 3/19-3/20- No School (Spring Break)

Student of the Month: Key

Show & Tell: My show and tell is always free choice. Please remember whatever toy the students bring that it is appropriate for school. (no weapons)

Themes:

  • 2/26-3/2 Dr. Seuss
  • 3/5-3/93rd Qtr Testing/ Dr. Seuss
  • 3/12-3/16St. Patrick’s Day
  • 3/19-3/23Solar System
  • 3/26-3/30Trike-A-Thon/ Easter

Language Arts:

  • Week 1: Letter Xx
  • Week 2: Review for testing
  • Week 3: Letter Yy
  • Week 4: Letter Zz
  • Week 5: Letter Aa

Math:

  • Week 1: # to picture match
  • Week 2: Review for testing
  • Week 3: A-B Patterning
  • Week 4: A-B Patterning
  • Week 5: A-B-C Patterning

Social Studies/ Science: This month we will be learning bike safety during our week of Trike-A-Thon. Please remember that Friday of that week we will be having activities and children are allowed to bring their bike and helmet to ride. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. We will also be learning about the Solar System this month. The students will really enjoy this a lot. 

February

Student of the Month: Amora

Weekly Themes:

  • 1/29-2/2: Machines and Magnets
  • 2/5-2/9: Valentine’s Day
  • 2/12- 2/16: Animals
  • 2/19- 2/23: Animals

Important Dates:

  • 2/1: Butter Braids Fundraiser will be going out. It is due back 2/15
  • 2/14: Valentine’s Party at 3pm in our classroom
  • 2/16: No School/ Teacher In-service

LANGUAGE ARTS: This month we will be working on letters T, U,V, and W. Every Monday we will be introduced to the letter; Tuesday we will trace the letter; Wednesday we will write the letter; Thursday we will identify and review the letter sound. 

MATH: This month we will be working on numbers 20, 21, 22 and 23. Monday we will be introduced to the number; Tuesday thru Thursday we will work on the numbers in many different ways such as number identification, hands-on art projects, number correspondence, and matching.

SCIENCE: We will be learning about different animals. We will discuss where they live and what they eat. We will also be learning about machines and magnets. We will try different experiments on how magnets work. An example is putting something in water and see if the magnet can drag it across the container. 

SOCIAL STUDIES: We are continuing to learn to share our toys with our friends and 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. 

January

Student of the Month: Amiyah

Weekly Themes:

  • 1/1-1/5- Fairy Tales/Folk Tales
  • 1/8-1/12- Black History Month
  • 1/15-1/19- Kansas
  • 1/22-1/26- Kansas
  • 1/29-2/2- Machines and Magnets

LANGUAGE ARTS: This month we will be working on letters P, Q, R and S. Every Monday we will be introduced to the letter; Tuesday we will trace the letter; Wednesday we will write the letter; Thursday we will identify and review the letter sound. 

MATH: This month we will be working on numbers 16,17,18 and 19. Monday we will be introduced to the number; Tuesday thru Thursday we will work on the numbers in many different ways such as number identification, hands-on art projects, number correspondence, and matching.

SCIENCE: We will be learning about different machines and magnets. We will learn what they do and how they help us in our everyday lives.

SOCIAL STUDIES: We are continuing to learn to share our toys with our friends and 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. 

December

Student of the Month: Storm

Important Dates To Remember:

  • 12/8- Christmas Program  6pm
  • 12/11-12/15- 2nd Quarter Testing
  • 12/25-1/1/18- Christmas Break (No School)

Weekly Themes:

  • 12/4-12/8- Dinosaurs
  • 12/11-12/15- 2nd Quarter Testing
  • 12/18-12/22- Christmas

LANGUAGE ARTS: This month we will be working on letters 0 and review the last two weeks. Every Monday we will be introduced to the letter; Tuesday we will trace the letter; Wednesday we will write the letter; Thursday we will identify and review the letter sound. 

MATH: This month we will be working on numbers 15 and review the last two weeks. Monday we will be introduced to the number; Tuesday thru Thursday we will work on the numbers in many different ways such as number identification, hands-on art projects, number correspondence, and matching.

SCIENCE: This month we will be learning about dinosaurs and where they come from. We will be doing a lot of dinosaur discovery. We will also learning about Christmas (Santa).

SOCIAL STUDIES: We are continuing to learn to share our toys with our friends and 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.