Friday, December 6, 2013

December 6th, 2013

Room 22 News

Friday, December 6th, 2013


Hello Families!


We are in need of snacks for the classroom again. Please try to bring in something healthy – ex. Pretzels, goldfish crackers or anything beaked.

This week in Language Arts we worked on the letter “I”. We used words beginning with “I” and with the short I sound in the middle such as “dig” and “pig”. Our sight words for the week are “for”, “green”, and “he”.
The Take-Home book this week is “Tim the Pig”.
We have been reviewing sequencing a story (putting the events in order).

In Math we begin our subtraction unit. We've been subtracting with objects and showing subtraction by crossing out items.

Friday, December 20 will be our last day of school before the winter break. Friday the 20th is a full day of school.


Enjoy your weekend - only 18 shopping days left until Christmas!

Miss Anton and Mrs. Banker


Friday, November 22, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Monday Nov. 4th - Wednesday, November 6th

DON’T Forget!  NO SCHOOL on Thursday November 7th and Friday November 8th!

This week in Language Arts, we worked on words with short a (like "apple" and "ambulance") and with short a in the middle (like "cat" and "map").  We also reviewed letters "S" and "D".  Our two new sight words are "have" and "is".  The 3 Take Home Books are "I Have!", "The Little Mat", and "Tam in the Garden".  We are still working on nouns (People, places, things, animals), and learned about adding -s or -es to the end of a noun to mean more than one (ex. dog, dogs).  Our stories this week were about plants and flowers.  We identified the parts of a plant (flower, stem, leaf, seed, fruit, bud).


In Math, we are sorting and grouping objects by how they are the same (size, shape, color, etc.)  We are working on memorizing our additon facts for +0, +1 and +2.


In Science, we read about trees in different seasons.

Our schedule next week is

Monday – Day A - Gym

Tuesday – Day B - Art

Wednesday – Day C – Art

Thursday – No School

Friday –No School

More Photos from Duffield's!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

New Videos!

From our Millville Fire Department Visit in October

Sensai John from our Week of Respect/ Anti-Bullying Assembly in October

Sunday, October 27, 2013

First Video Attempt!

Video from our hayride at Duffield's.  I am new to blogging and trying to figure this all out.  Hope it works!  If it does, more soon!
Miss Anton

Monday, October 21, 2013

October 21st-25th

Hello Families!

A HUGE THANK YOU!!! to all of the families who joined us on our trip to Duffield's Pumpkin Patch on Friday.  We enjoyed seeing all of you!

Schedule for this week is:

Monday - Day A - Gym
Tuesday - Day B - Art
Wednesday - Day C - Art
Thursday - Day D - Library and Gym
Friday - Day E - Music

More updates (pictures and videos) coming this week - check out some of the photos from our trip!



Sunday, October 6, 2013

October 7th-October 11th

Hello Families!

Good News!  Thanks to Bacon School’s Home School Association, we are now able to lower the student cost of the Pumpkin Patch Trip to $5.00!  If you have already paid the full cost, we will be refunding you $3.50.  If you have not paid yet, please have the money in as soon as possible.

Next week is our Week of Respect.  In your child’s folder you will find information on the activities that will be going on next week.
On Wednesday, we had a visit from the Millville Fire Department.  We talked about smoke detectors, Stop, Drop, and Roll, having a meeting place in the yard in case of a fire, and practiced crawling under the smoke.  We saw all the firefighter gear and the brand new fire truck!

I am having some technical issues uploading the video.  I will keep trying! Check back!

This week your child has 3 Take Home Books – “The Little Friends”, “Am I Little?” and “At the Zoo”.  We introduced letters T-Z and letter sounds for M and N.  We continued to work with the words “the” and “little”.  We are also starting to recognize color words “red” and “yellow”.  Next week we will work with “orange” and “black”.  We will be sending home song lyrics for our color songs soon!  We also learned that grouping items that are similar (color, size, shape, etc.) is called categorizing.  We continued to identify characters and setting of a story.

In Math, we worked on counting and writing numbers 6-10.  We are comparing groups to find which is greater or fewer.

Next week we will start our science unit on weather and seasons.
Letter  videos of the week from HaveFunTeaching
Monday - Day B - Art
Tuesday - Day C - Art

Wednesday - Day D - Library and Gym
Thursday - Day E - Music
Friday - Day A - PUMPKIN PATCH TRIP!!!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

September 30-October 4th, 2013

Don't Forget to turn in your Pumpkin Patch Trip permission slips and money ASAP!!


We have 2 Take Home Books this week titled “The Little Toy” and “Little Me!” Please have your child read these with you over the weekend.  This week, we worked on letters O,P, Q, R, and S.  We retold a story in order using beginning, middle, and end.  We are starting to listen for the sounds at the beginning of a word.
In Math, worked on numbers 6, 7, 8, and 9.   We are using our new Smartboard quite a bit in math!
Here are two new letter videos from HaveFunTeaching that we used this week!

Monday - Day B - Art
Tuesday - Day C - Art

Wednesday - Day D - Library and Gym and a visit from the Millville Fire Department
Thursday - Day E - Music
Friday - Day A - Gym

Sunday, September 22, 2013

September 23rd-27th

Be sure to check out the R.M. Bacon Weekly - Dr. Cook featured 3 pictures including our class!

A big THANK YOU! to those who were able to make it to Back to School Night!  We enjoyed seeing you!
We have 3 Take Home Books this week- two titled “Am I?” and “Who Am I?” Please have your child read these with you over the weekend.  This week, we worked on letters F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, and N.  We identified the setting of a story (where it takes place).  We can also find the title, front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.  We also clapped out the syllables (parts) in a word.
In Math, we continued to work on numbers 1-5, know that zero means none, and put numbers 0-5 in order.
Don’t forget to turn in your Pumpkin Patch Trip permission slip and money!
We also began to use our Smartboard in the room this week!  It works like a large touch screen. Students can "write" on the board with stylus pens or click or move objects.
Here are some fun videos we use during "Brain Breaks"

"HaveFunTeaching" channel features letter and number songs
"The Gummy Bear Song" from Just Dance Kids

Monday - Day B - Art
Tuesday - Day C - Art

Wednesday - Day D - Library and Gym
Thursday - Day E - Music
Friday - Day A - Gym & Bear Bucks store!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

September 16th - 20th

Don't Forget! - Back to School Night is Tuesday, September 17th!

Last week, we worked on recognizing and writing letters A, B, C, D, and E.  This week we will move on to letters F, G, H, I, and J.  We learned sight words "I" and "am", and will use "red" this week.  We continue to practice writing our name.  We are finding the characters in a story, identifying the setting (where it takes place), and retelling a story in order.

In Math, we counted groups and wrote numbers 1-5.  We will continue to work on 1-5 this week, and learn about number 0.

Here is a sneak peak at the art project we have been working on.  Be sure to look for your child's at Back to School Night!

Monday - Day B - Art
Tuesday - Day C - Art

Wednesday - Day D - Library and Gym
Thursday - Day E - Music
Friday - Day A - Gym

Sunday, September 8, 2013

September 9th-September 13th

We are so excited to be starting our first full week of school!  We had a great first day on Friday!

This week we will be starting our Language Arts centers in the morning.  Students will have whole-group instruction in phonics, letters, vocabulary, and sight words.  We will also have a read-aloud.  Then we break up into small groups for the rest of the morning.  Students rotate through centers.  I do Guided Reading, reviewing the skills taught in whole group, and practicing those skills in a short story students will read themselves.  Mrs. Banker usually works on phonics, handwriting, or other review games.  Students not working with either of us will rotate between computer center (phonics and letter games, read-along stories), listening center (follow along with a read-aloud CD), letter or word puzzles, writing center (practice letters or words with various materials (stamps, markers, wipe-off tracing, letter tiles), and library center (read quietly to yourself or a friend).

In Math we will work on counting and writing numbers 1-5 this week.  We will begin Math centers next week.

Our schedule so far (subject to change until the schedule is finalized)
 Monday - Day B - Art
Tuesday - Day C - Art
Wednesday - Day D - Library and Gym
Thursday - Day E - Music
Friday - Day A - Gym

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Kindergarten Orientation

Thank you to everyone who visited us for Kindergarten Orientation today!  We enjoyed meeting all of you!  Don't Forget - School starts on Friday, September 6th!

Thursday, August 1, 2013