KARATE KID

June 17, 2008


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Remember the importance of form. Practice does not make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.

Wax on, Wax off

Putting Learning to the Test

Jobs at home that can make you smarter and more responsible:

Setting the table in a pattern

Sorting/Organizing/Putting away silverware,toys

Matching socks, sorting laundry by color, size or use

Making the bed

Helping with the cooking: measuring, stirring, cutting with scissors

Helping plan for trips, dinner, even what to wear tomorrow

Learning Log for June

June 1, 2008

I can’t believe it’s June already. Kindergarten is almost over and your children are looking more and more like 1st graders everyday.

Upcoming Events:

June 13th Volunteer Tea
June 18th Kindergarten Performance
June 20th Last Day of School-Dismissal at 12:35
Ghildren will bring home all of their work including their report card on the last day.

Reading: We will be reviewing all our comprehension skills. The last 2 weeks of homework will be reading logs and a writing a story of the week only. Please remember to read your little books EVERYNIGHT!

We will learn the sounds of the letters Th, Ch. We will review all sight words.

Share:
June 4th If I were president
June 11 Bring in something made of wood.

Math: Finishing up shapes this month and money.

Social Studies: American Symbols
Science: Wood, Earth Science-landform characteristics

Writing: We are using all our new words (he, are, the, can, she, said, play, I, see, to, went, like, a, and, go, love, have, here, for) to write stories of at least 3-4 sentences with spaces in between each word. Now I am asking students to write more interesting stories.

Homework: The homework for the last 2 weeks will be reading and writing. This a model you can use over the summer. Be sure you read aloud to your child and also give your child time to read independantly. For writing, use a 3 step method. Step#1 Write as many things as you can think of for your topic. Step#2 Read it to others and see if there are missing words or whole sentences you can add to make your story more clear or more interesting. Step #3 Look for capitals, periods and words that need to be fixed. These 3 steps should be done on different days and may take up to 20 mins. per step. And the last step is to decide whether to publish it or not. If you child chooses to publish it at school he/she may choose to use a computer or make a traditional book. I will do my best to get these published to the blog. Please feel free to add your comments to our “authors”:)

Learning Log for May

April 30, 2008

Upcoming Events:

May 2nd-Dress Wacky

May 9th- ENC

May 26th Memorial Day- NO SCHOOL

May 29th- Open House

PLEASE REMEMBER TO DO YOUR NIGHTLY READING AND WEEKLY JOURNAL:)

Reading: The comprehension skills we will be working on will be EVALUATE, PREDICT/INFER, MONITOR/CLARIFY. .Please remember to read your little books EVERYNIGHT!We will learn the sounds of the letters Ww, Yy, Uu, JjWe will also be learning more sight words this month (are, he, she). These are words we memorize and do not try to sound out. They are the most frequently used words in our language. We will bring home little books that have these words in them as well as words you can sound out.

Share for the Week of…

May 5th- Bring in something recycle-able.

May 12th- Subtraction Story

May 19th-Free Share-20 Questions Style

May 27th- Animal Report

Click Here to download the share page for this week.

Math: Subtraction, Geometry while we continue to review addition, time, measurement, graphing,sorting and patterning and numbers to 100.

Science: Landforms

Social Studies:American Symbols

Writing: We are using our new words said, play (I, see, to, went, like, a, and, go, love, have, here, for, said,play) to write stories of at least 3-4 sentences with spaces in between each word. We have a new journal with lines and a double sided page that will hopefully help our printing get a little neater and our stories longer and more interesting.

Learning Log for April

March 30, 2008

Upcoming Events:Apr.7th-11th Spring Break

Reading: The comprehension skills we will be working on will be catagorize and classify and story structure:beginning, middle and end. Students will learn strategies to help them “read” such as questioning, monitoring and clarifying and summarizing. Please remember to read your little books EVERYNIGHT!We will learn the sounds of the letters Xx, Uu, ChWe will also be learning more sight words this month (said, play). These are words we memorize and do not try to sound out. They are the most frequently used words in our language. We will bring home little books that have these words in them as well as words you can sound out. PLEASE WRITE THESE ON THE Calendar WHEN YOU READ THEM:)

Share for the Week of…

Apr. 1st TV Time- Tell us about your favorite TV show, when it is on and how long it is.

Apr.14th Adding Story- Use the stickers provided by your teacher to make a number sentence.

Apr. 21st Down on The Farm- Bring in a product (or picture of one) made from something on the farm. (ie. strawberry jam, popcorn, etc.) Tell us what one has to do to change the “natural” food into a “man-made” food. (Due to the sensitive nature of Kinders, please bring in a vegetarian product.)

Apr. 28th How To Story: Teach us a skill you are good at (tying shoes, making cereal, kicking a ball, etc.). Tell us how to do this step by step.

Click Here to download the share page for this week.

Math: Addition while we continue to review measurement, graphing,sorting and patterning and numbers to 100.

Writing: We are using our new words said, play (I, see, to, went, like, a, and, go, love, have, here, for) to write stories of at least 3-4 sentences with spaces in between each word. We have a new journal with lines and a double sided page that will hopefully help our printing get a little neater adn our stories longer and more interesting.

Happy Easter!

March 24, 2008

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Hope you Easter was yummy!

Love,

Mrs. Wagner and Baby Clark

Woodland Jog-A-Thon!

March 21, 2008

Check out the slideshow.

We ran a lot.  Skylar
We earned money for our computer lab.  Sander
We had fun!  Elizabeth
We jogged and got money.  Carson
We had to stop and get a check on our backs’.  Bridget
While running we heard music.  William
We got points.  Luis N.
We were hot after we ran.  Maddy
We had water.  Arnoldo
We earned money and had apples.  Caden
We jogged, jogged and jogged.  Josh
We waved our Italy flags.  Brooke
We were the country of Italy.  Luis C.
We stretched, jogged and exercised.  Henry
We ate pizza.  Paula
We had a parade.  Jason
Everybody gave us high-fives!  Adri
We had snacks afterwards.  John
We ate fruit after we ran.  Cara
We wore Woodland shirts.  Ryan
The jog-a-thon was awesome!  Ms. Rose

Learning Log for March

February 26, 2008

Upcoming Events:Mar. 12th Conference Day (no school)

Mar.20th Jog-A-Thon: come at 9:00 to cheer us on while we run

Reading: The comprehension skills we will be working on will be catagorize and classify and story structure:beginning, middle and end. Students will learn strategies to help them “read” such as questioning, monitoring and clarifying and summarizing. Please remember to read your little books EVERYNIGHT!We will learn the sounds of the letters Dd, Zz, Oo, XxWe will also be learning more sight words this month (for, have). These are words we memorize and do not try to sound out. They are the most frequently used words in our language. We will bring home little books that have these words in them as well as words you can sound out. PLEASE WRITE THESE ON THE CALENDAR WHEN YOU READ THEM:)

Share for the Week of…

Mar. 3rd Talk about your favorite weather.

Mar. 10th Bring in something with wheels (a toy car/truck, a radio with knobs, an old fashioned hand blender, etc.)

Mar. 17th Book Report-Retell a story

Mar. 24th Free Share

Click Here to download the share page for this week.

Math: Addition, while we continue to review graphing,sorting and patterning and numbers to 100.

Social StudiesFamous Americans: Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr.

Writing: We are using our new words have, for (I, see, to, went, like, a, and, go) to write stories of at least 3-4 sentences with spaces in between each word.

Baby Wagner has arrived!

February 16, 2008

Clark Kelley Wagner was born Sat. Feb. 9, 2008 at 7:07 AM20 inches, 7lbs 12 oz.Can’t wait for you to meet him!p2130580.JPGp2130583.JPGp2120537.JPG

Learning Log for February

February 1, 2008

Wish List

We are in need of more glue as always.

We are going to be making a 100th day snack for our 100th day celebration. If you can bring any of the following items, please sign up for it by making a comment below:

Raisens

Pretzels

Goldfish

Chocolate Chips

popcorn

m&m’s

marshmallows

Fruit loops cereal

sunflower seeds

Chex cereal

Upcoming Events:

Feb. 14th Bring your Valentines to school

Feb. 14th 100th Day Celebration!

Feb .18th-22nd NO SCHOOl SKI WEEK

Reading: The comprehension skills we will be working on will be catagorize and classify and story structure:beginning, middle and end. Students will learn strategies to help them “read” such as questioning, monitoring and clarifying and summarizing.We will learn the sounds of the letters Ii, Ll, Kk, QqWe will also be learning more sight words this month (is, here). These are words we memorize and do not try to sound out. They are the most frequently used words in our language. We will bring home little books that have these words in them as well as words you can sound out. PLEASE COLOR THE DAYS ON THE CALENDAR THAT YOU READ!

Share for the Week of…

Feb4th- Bring in a special card, letter or package. Tell us who it’s from and what makes it special.

Feb 11th- Bring in 100 items glued to the poster board provide by Mrs.Wagner. Count them for us! Please bring your items on Monday no matter what your share day is.

Feb. 25th Who do you love?

Mar3rd Talk about your favorite type of weather.

Click Here to download the share page for this week.

Math: Numbers to 100 &Measurement while we continue to review graphing,sorting and patterning
Social Studies
Famous Americans
Writing: We are using our new words (I, see, to, went, like, a, and, go) to write stories of at least 3-4 sentences with spaces in between each word. We have a new journal with lines that will hopefully help our printing get a little neater.

Hellos and Goodbyes

January 31, 2008

Dear Parents,

My name is Ashlee Rose (Miss Rose) and I will be taking over Mrs. Wagner’s position on Monday February 4th 2008. I subbed for her in late November and had a wonderful experience with the class. I have also been spending the last week observing her, so the transition will be smooth and easier on your child. I feel extremely lucky to take over such a wonderful class. I was born, raised and continue to live in Lake Forest, California. Growing up my mother was a teacher and she was the main inspiration for the desire I have toward teaching. I have been helping in the classroom since I was in the fourth grade and have wanted to be a teacher since the earliest I can remember. I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies and Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential with CLAD Emphasis from Cal State University, Fullerton. Before, completing my degree and credential I enjoyed teaching pre-kindergarten for two and a half years. I love teaching and find it so rewarding! It is an awesome feeling to watch children discover new and exciting things. I am thrilled to begin our journey of learning, success, growth and laughter. If you have any questions or concerns please let me know. I will continue with Mrs. Wagner’s way of communication through e-mail. My e-mail address is: [email protected] Thank you,

Miss Rose[email protected]

Hey everyone,

Baby Wagner’s arrival date is fast approaching. My husband and I were so thrilled and overwhelmed by the generosity you all showed us through your gifts and well wishes. I will send word thru Ms. Rose as soon as baby comes. I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you what a pleasure it has been getting to know you and your children and I promise to drop by and visit often. Although you will definitely see me around, I do not plan to come back in any official capacity until next September. You are certainly in good hands. Ms. Rose is a perfect fit for our classroom and the children already love her. Even though there is still much to learn this year, your children are already reading and looking ready for first grade. Please continue to give Rm#3 all the support you have already established: completing homework on time, having your child read his/her little books to you daily and checking in on your child’s progress. Thank you for the opportunity to be part of your child’s Kindergarten year and feel free to email me (kids too) at [email protected] anytime!:)

Much Love,

Mrs. Wagner