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Hello. My name is TyJanae' Smith. I am the P2 Lead Teacher. I have an associates degree from Washburn University and soon will have my bachelor's degree. I plan to continue on with my education with a master's in pediatric social work. I have experience working with young children in another childcare facility, as well as at Family Service and Guidance Center, and at Camp War Eagle. I look forward to getting to know each of your children and help them learn!

New School Year!

Important Dates To Remember:

7/30-8/4-Transition from Summer Program

8/4 NO SCHOOL- MEET & GREET 12-2pm 

8/7-8/11- Placement Testing

8/18-Parent Night

Weekly Themes:

7-11-Placement Testing

14-18-Rules & Manners

21-25-All About Me

Summer: We are finishing up our Summer curriculum. We have been working hard learning our food groups and what foods go into each groups. We have loved watching all the plants grow and learning about them. And with the end of summer quickly approaching we will transition into a brand new school year. 

Language Arts: We will jump right into the new year after placement testing week. The first week we will review letters and sounds and start our Animated Alphabet the second week.

Science and Social Studies: We will begin our new year learning the rules of the classroom and how to use our manners. We will then get to know our friends by posting All About Me posters in the stairway to our classroom. These will be considered one of the only times I will “assign” homework.

 

Math: Just like with Language Arts we will spend the first week revisiting our numbers, shapes and colors. After that we will dive into our curriculum head on.

Some Housekeeping: Everyone will have a hook in the hallway with their assigned name and number. Please be sure to check your child’s cubbies on a daily basis to see how their day went along with all their hard work that I will send home throughout the school year. Along with daily worksheets and art, they will also have folders with a monthly calendar. I will document your child’s day on them. Any important information for parents will be posted by your child’s hook on the calendar and white board. Please check this regularly throughout the year.

Thank you and I’m looking forward to having a GREAT school year!

 

 

July

IMPORTANT DATES/REMINDERS:

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

Summer Activities:
Students will participate in circle time each day, along with tracing and/or writing activities. When there are not scheduled special activities, the students will participate in the Garden and Fitness activities as outlined by the grant we received from the food program for the summer. Please see your child’s teacher for a more detailed outline of the summer events.

Student of the month:  Ms. TyJanae’

Themes:

Trying New Foods

Red and Orange Foods

Green, Blue and Purple Foods

Yellow and White Foods

Brown and Rainbow Foods

Show and Tell:
Free Choice each Friday

Language Arts: We love our Animated Alphabet and will be continuing it. We will also work on tracing skills/writing skills. We do shape and color recognition every day at circle time. We are continuing to learn the spelling of our names.

Math: We will be learning how to measure our beautiful plants that have beautifully begin to bloom and comparing them to when we began our plant project.

Science/Social Studies/Art: We enjoy planning art activities and science activities around the themes so that we allow the children to participate in active learning environment.  Along with our art and science activities, we will also read books about the five food groups; Grains, Fruits, Dairy, Protein, and Vegetables.

 

REMINDER: Students must have sunscreen applied to them in the morning prior to coming to school. We will then reapply in the afternoon before going outdoors.

PS. Our Class Splash Day will start July 12th! Our SPLASH DAYS will be EVERY WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY.

June News

Student of the month: Sebastian

Themes:
Nursery Rhymes

Circus
Father’s Day
Fourth Quarter Testing/Spirit Week

Show and Tell:
Free Choice each Friday

Important Dates:
2, 9, 16, 30 – Icecream Man Visits @ 2:45 pm

18th–  Fathers Day
1922–  4th Quarter Testing
Monday–  Career Day
Tuesday–  Sports Team Day
Wednesday–  Luau Day
Thursday–  Red, White, and Blue Day
20th–  Boomer Visits
23rd–  All School Picnic 10:00am-12:00pm at Shelter House #2 Shawnee Lake
Graduation- 3:00pm at the VA Theater

Language Arts: We love our Animated Alphabet and will be continuing it. We will also work on tracing skills/writing skills. We do shape and color recognition every day at circle time. We are continuing to learn the spelling of our names.

Math: We will be doing more math worksheets and trying to get our recognition of the numbers 0-20 mastered. We are working with flash cards/white board numbers at circle time every day to help. 

Science/Social Studies/Art: We enjoy planning art activities and science activities around the themes. We will also read books about nursery rhymes, circus, and families. We have a special surprise for the father figures for the children. 

REMINDER: Students must have sunscreen applied to them in the morning prior to coming to school. We will then reapply in the afternoon before going outdoors.

May News

Student of the month: Zayden

May 1-5: Insects

May 8-12: Mother’s Day

May 15-19: Ocean

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

Important Dates:  May 29th: NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day

Language Arts: We love our Animated Alphabet and will be continuing it. We will also work on tracing skills/writing skills. We do shape and color recognition every day at circle time. We will start twice a week with our scissor again.

Math: We will be doing more math worksheets and trying to get our recognition of the numbers 0-20 mastered. We are working with flash cards at circle time every day to help. 

Science/Social Studies/Art: We enjoy planning art activities and science activities around the themes. We will also read books about Insects, the Oceans, and the four elements. 

My Introduction

Hello. My name is TyJanae’ Smith. I am the P2 Lead Teacher. I have an associates degree from Washburn University and soon will have my bachelor’s degree. I plan to continue on with my education with a master’s in pediatric social work. I have experience working with young children in another childcare facility, as well as at Family Service and Guidance Center, and at Camp War Eagle. I look forward to getting to know each of your children and help them learn!