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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.

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. 

November

Student of the Month: Camryn

Important Dates To Remember:

  • 11/23 and 11/24: Thanksgiving Break ( No School)

Weekly Themes:

  • 10/30-11/3- Cultural Diversity
  • 11/6-11/10- Family
  • 11/13-11/17- Thanksgiving
  • 11/20-11/24- Thanksgiving
  • 11/27-12/1- Dinosaurs

LANGUAGE ARTS: This month we will be working on letters J, K, L, M, and N. 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 10, 11, 12,13 and 14. 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 cultural diversity, family and the meaning of Thanksgiving. We will be doing an art project that deals with our family tree as well.

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. 

Ms. Tabitha

October

Student of the Month: Beckam

Important Dates To Remember:

  • Oct.9- Oct. 13- Testing Week
  • Monday: Inside Out Day – Wear your clothes inside out
  • Tuesday: Dress Like an Animal Day
  • Wednesday: Crazy Sock Day
  • Thursday: Superhero/Villain Day
  • Friday: Pajama Day
  • Oct.16- No School (Parent/Teacher Conferences)

Weekly Themes:

  • 10/2 – 10/6- Community Helpers
  • 10/9 – 10/13- 1st Quarter Testing/ Community Helpers
  • 10/16-10/20- Communication/ Transportation
  • 10/23 – 10/27 – Halloween

LANGUAGE ARTS: This month we will be working on letters G, H, and I. Every Monday we will be introduced to the letter; Tuesday we will trace the letter; Wednesday we will trace the letter; Thursday we will do some sort of review. 

MATH: This month we will be working on numbers 7, 8, and 9. Monday we will be introduced to the number; Tuesday thru Thursday we will work on the numbers in many different ways.

SCIENCE: This month we will be learning about different community helpers and learning how we can get around to different places in the world.

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. 

Ms. Tabitha

September

Student of the Month: Ishan

Important Dates To Remember:

  • 9/4- NO SCHOOL
  • 9/20- Picture Day

Weekly Themes:

  • 9/4- 9/8- 5 Senses
  • 9/11- 9/15- 5 Senses
  • 9/18- 9/22-Nutrition
  • 9/25- 9/29- Nutrition

LANGUAGE ARTS: This month we will be working on letters C, D, E, and F. Every Monday we will be introduced to the letter; Tuesday we will trace the letter; Wednesday we will trace the letter; Thursday we will do some sort of review. 

MATH: This month we will be working on numbers 3, 4, 5, and 6. Monday we will be introduced to the number; Tuesday thru Thursday we will work on the numbers in many different ways.

SCIENCE: This month we will be learning about our 5 senses and about healthy eating.

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. 

Ms. Tabitha

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