Classroom News

  • Welcome to the News page!

     

    ***Room 121 families, thank you for your support during our virtual learning. In-Classroom (building) learning will resume effective 11/29/21. 

     

    Room 121 will continue to participate in Virtual Learning until after Thanksgiving.

     

     

    Parent/Teacher's Virtual Teams Meeting 11/10/21... per individual times requested.

    * Use child's BPS assigned ipad.

    *Sign into Clever

    *Scroll down/up and to Schoology; tap

    *Click onto the link/chain; Mrs. Jones-Martin Prek 121

    *Join the Teams meeting

     Weekly Share... Pre-k 121

    We have been talking about and sharing feelings:happy, excited, sad, angry, surprise, frustrated, worried, scared in addition to identifying their matching faces. Collectively we are learning that our identities (names) are very important and expresses who we are. We are learning that everyone has a voice and have a right to be heard(when it is our turn to speak). We have been introduced to characters and events in a story along with learning how to sit and listen to the reader. We have been introduced to the alphabet (Aa, Bb, Cc) in addition to creating the numbers 1-6. We have been introduced to various learning tools...tool box, crayons, scissors, pencils, pattern blocks (shapes), linking counters, counting dinosaurs/kangaroos, ipads. We are singing songs to assist us in transitions. We have been learning for approximately 27 days. "Oh the things you learn in Pre-K."

     

    ***We are asking our families to please return charged ipads along with the communication/homework folder daily.

    ECC #17  Room 121                                                     Good Work

     

    Again, welcome welcome to all of our Room 121 families.

    We have made it pass the first week of school and are actively engaging all children in being all that they can possibly be. You can join us by reviewing the adventures of our Big Day https://bigday.tgds.hmhco.com (ELA),Username: 121room/ password 121creators. Currently Under Construction our Building Blocks https//connected.mcgraw-hill.com//schoola1t5   Individual Passwords in process (math) Curriculums.

     

    Some of the songs that we are singing can be found via the internet/youtube...

    • Hello Song: Singing Walrus
    • Goodbye Song: Day O
    • Sesame Street: Usher ABC Song
    • Sesame Street: Maya Angelou's Name Song
    • Sesame Street: Color of Me
    • Sesame Street Street: Try a little Kindness (the letter "K")
    • Writing Numbers: Number Song(Pink Fong) 

     

     

     

    Teachers: Mrs. Jones-Martin /Ms. Oliver

     

    Ready Freddy: Attendance Counts

    You are invited to join us 8/25/21, 9:30-11:30 (School #17's parking lot) to meet your teacher, take a quick tour of your classroom/ and possibly a school bus. Masks are required along with the suggested social distancing per CDC guidelines.

     

    *** Thank you, thank you, to all of our families that were able to join us during our Ready Freddy meet and greet program. We are so excited about working with you... We are looking forward to seeing everyone, September 8, 2021. Please have your child wear the special class identification pin daily (found in your packet). 

     

     

         

    Please check our website weekly:

                             

    Website Curriculm Resources:

               

     Big Day

    https://bigday.tgds.hmhco.com 

    Class Username: 121room        Password :121Creators                                                                                 

                         

     Building Block 

    https://connected.mcgraw-hill.com//school/a1t5     

     

    Passwords: Per individual passwords

     

    ** Here is a list of math activities recommended by our Prek department:You will  be given your child's password in his/her emergency (lessons)packet. These activities will ultimately guide the children in the direction of Kindergarten. We will be able to acknowledge which activities have been completed. All you have to do is assist the children with getting on to the site(along with a little prompting) as the site will direct the children toward varies activities. Happy counting and Have fun!

                                                                           

                              

    Second Step 

     www.secondstep.org/early-learning-curriculum

     

     

    Room 121 Families,  

    We hope everyone is safe and enjoying precious time with their families. 

     

    As we continue to respect the various changes that are going on around us please know that room 121 is thinking about you! We will try to stay actively engaged via this website with our classroom families.  Please continue to check in with our family page (Big Day); there are excellent stories / ideas for you to actively participate in. There are also fantastic on-line activities within our Building Blocks that the children can engage in (passwords will be placed in your packets).    

     

    Added Websites:

    Pbskids.org- check out the awesome activities ie. Pinkcredible Storymaker (create your own story, share, identfy feelings, beginning, middle end of a story, setting, characters, objects, comprehension),  Cookie Monster's Food Truck (create your own snack and so many more activities), Carmen's World Orchestra (enjoy creating a concert/ dancing while identifying various instruments from around the world.)

     

    ABCYA.com- review/particpate in various activities that highlights alliteration, rhyming, syllables, tracing, alphabet/ letter matching, BINGO (share your score), number identification, patterns, fuzz bugs and so much more.  

     

     

    Starfall.com- fun, fun, fun!

     

     

     

     

    Communication is a key to any class. Under this section, you may find current and archived news and newsletters, upcoming events and important dates.

    Attendance ... is very important in ensuring success in all academics endeavors.
                      Students are encouraged and expected  to be actively engaged in virtual activities and on time daily
                      (exception; illness).


    Behavior Matrix
     ...expectations include being respectful (allowing others to speak/share), responsible (being a good listener/completing activities and ready to speak when it is your turn) and safe.


    Homework    ... is given Monday through Friday via the monthly calendar (an extension of what we are doing in the classroom).


    Parent Virtual Classroom Volunteers (assisting your child) ... are encouraged and needed to support all the wonderful things we are doing on line. 

     

    Virtual Field Trips    ... are considered extra curriculum activities and are also an extension of the learning that is taking place via the  classroom.