Limeades for Learning…what IS this anyways?  Limeades for Learning is a program created by Sonic Drive-In.  The company donates thousands of dollars in supplies to help public schools all around.  I have participated in the program since it began in 2009.  EVERY year, my project(s) have been funded.  One year, I had THREE projects funded! AMAZING!

How do we WIN?  We need to get the most votes we can THIS WEEK!

How do we get votes?  2 ways:  vote online at the link I’ll post below or get stickers at the nearest Sonic Drive-In near you!  (The White Oak Sonic is AMAZING!)  Send your stickers to school and I will add them to our votes online  (You will have to ask for the stickers!)

–What happens once we win?  The supplies will be shipped to us immediately.  When the supplies arrives, we take pictures and write thank you notes to Sonic Drive-In.  Then, I’ll post project #2 for us to try to get funded.

–Here’s the link….  https://limeadesforlearning.com/projects/2124127

VOTE, VOTE, VOTE….every e-mail account you use! Please share with family and friends to help us out! Share our project from the Limeades for Learning website on Social Media!

Thank you for your help! This is a super special time in our classroom! We LOVE Limeades for Learning! :)

Our week 6 at a glance…

Reading:

-Johnny Appleseed

-Letter names and sounds for ALL of the alphabet!!

-Sight words: we, go (read and write these words)

WORDS WE’VE LEARNED SO FAR–I, can, am, like, the, on, see, me, we, at, go.

-Book Talk:  Cover, spine, cover page, author and illustrator.

-Sentence form:  What is a letter?  What is a word? What is a space?  What is punctuation?  Sorting Letters/Words

Penmanship: Letters P,U,L

Writing:

-Apples: Describing apples using sight words.

-Forming sentences using sight words and words describing apples.

Math:

-Continuing number sense: making groups, counting groups, counting the students in our class.

-Numbers 1-10 (Identify and make GROUPS with each number)

-How many ways we can make the numbers 1-10. (Ten Frames)

  • I can use a numeral.
  • I can use my fingers.
  • I can use objects.
  • I can use a ten frame.
  • I can use tally marks.
  • I can use a domino.
  • I can use a word.
  • I can use a die.
  • I cane use a number sentence.

Science:

-How do apples grow? Apple tasting/graphing.

 

Thank you for ALL that you do!

Mrs. Pinkalicious 😉

Testing, Testing, 1…2…3!

Hey Everyone! I can’t believe we’ve ALMOST made it through the THIRD week of school! WOW!  If you are reading this, PLEASE take time to comment below.  I want to make sure you are all receiving updates about our blog. Here are some things we are working on in the classroom…

Reading:

-Letter names and sounds for ALL of the alphabet!!

-Sight words: I, can, like, am (read and write these words)

-Book Talk:  Cover, spine, cover page, author and illustrator.

-Sentence form:  What is a letter?  What is a word? What is a space?  What is punctuation?

Writing:

-My first name with proper letters:  First letter capital, rest of the letters lowercase.

-Copying a sentence on a dry erase board that we wrote together during interactive writing.

Math:

-Numbers 1-10 (Identify and make GROUPS with each number)

-How many ways we can make the numbers 1-10.

  • I can use a numeral.
  • I can use my fingers.
  • I can use objects.
  • I can use a ten frame.
  • I can use tally marks.
  • I can use a domino.
  • I can use a word.
  • I can use a die.
  • I cane use a number sentence.

Social Studies:

-What are manners? How to use our manners each and every day!

-Rules in the classroom and rules around the school.

Thank you for ALL that you do! :)

Mrs. Busha

A Few of our *FAVORITE* Things…

Celebrate good times, COME ON! I know you are singing along! We are celebrating an AMAZING first week of school.  We definitely have the sweetest class! Our focus this week has been meeting out friends, learning rules and procedures and exploring our classroom.  Everyone had a blast and they are excited to learn more next week! Here are a few of their *FAVORITE* things from the week…

A.J.- My favorite part of school is making new friends.

Kylee- I like to play on the playground and make new friends.

Adilyn- My favorite part is riding on the school bus and our songs.

Boston- I really like to play on the computers.

Colton- I love the Play-Doh.

Alexis- The Gingerbread Man is my favorite part so far.

Mason- I like playing on the playground.

Hailey- Playing Play-Doh is the best.

Patton- Whenever we color!

Laney- I like to play with tablets.

Sawyer- I like the counting to 100 song and drawing.

Brynna- Learning is my favorite part.

Alyssa- I like to color.

KK- I like playing outside.

Braycen- I like playing outside and seeing my friends from my old school.

Lydia- I love playing with the math tubs!

Colt- I love coloring the Gingerbread man and also playing with math tubs.

Adelynn-  I love playing outside with my best friends.

Garrett- I love going home!

Rynn- Playing with Alyssa is my favorite part.

Mrs. Busha- My favorite part of the week has been getting to know my newest blessings! Life is SWEET in room 103! :)

Thank you for your patience this week and I set the foundation in my classroom for the rest of the year.  I’m excited to watch our group grow and learn!  Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Busha

*Happy Summer!*

Happy Summer to my *FOREVER* Busha Bunch!  I know you’re on your way to 1st Grade, but don’t forget that you were mine FIRST!  😉 I will always have a very, very special place in my heart for *YOU!*

DID YOU KNOW THAT….it’s common for Kindergarten students to *REGRESS* over the summer! What does that mean?  If you don’t use it, you LOSE it!  All the hard work we did in Kindergarten starts to disappear if you choose not to use that awesome knowledge.

Keep your kiddos reading this summer! It’s hard to play catch up at the beginning of 1st Grade!

Here are some fun ideas for your *SWEET* reader….

  • WO Primary SUMMER Reading Club…If you haven’t found it already, I sent home a summer reading log.  Fill that up with books your child has read and they receive a t-shirt for working hard over the summer! Super Cool!
  • White Oak Public Library/Longview Public Library– great places to get books and to read, read, read!  They have fun programs all summer long to get your child involved.
  • iPad apps to encourage reading/writing
    1. EPIC! Unlimited Books for Kids  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/epic!-unlimited-books-for/id719219382?mt=8
    2. Sight Word List https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sight-words-list-learn-to/id445708245?mt=8
    3. Spelling Bug  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spelling-bug-free-spellings/id406504822?mt=8
    4. ABC Magnetic Alphabet  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spelling-bug-free-spellings/id406504822?mt=8
    5. Sky Fish Phonics  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sky-fish-phonics/id640258308?mt=8
    6. Sentence Maker  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sentence-maker-free/id518347992?mt=8
    7. Sock Puppets  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sock-puppets/id394504903?mt=8
    8. Felt Board- Mother Goose on the Loose  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/felt-board-mother-goose-on/id734913054?mt=8
    9. ChatterPix Kids  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chatterpix-kids-by-duck-duck/id734046126?mt=8
    10. Eggy 100  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/eggy-100-hd/id533640641?mt=8
    11. Doodle Buggy   https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/eggy-100-hd/id533640641?mt=8
    12. Little Stars- Word Wizard  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/little-stars-word-wizard/id521736568?mt=8

Also, don’t forget about these awesome websites:

  • www.ABCMOUSE.com
  • www.StarFall.com
  • http://www.symbaloo.com/home/mix/13ePBdCNRX  (Mrs. Busha’s Symbaloo Page)
  • http://www.symbaloo.com/home/mix/kindergartensites11 (Math/Reading Games Symbaloo Page)
  • http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/natgeobooks (National Geographic Books)
  • www.PBSKIDS.org
  • www.SwitchZoo.com  (For creating/writing)

Thanks for ALL that you do!  :) Please know, if you ever need me, I am always here for you and your child! FOREVER! :)

Love,

Mrs. Busha