Category Archives: KG2 and First Grade

Upcoming Events

Good  morning,

Here are a list of Upcoming Events!

Friday, January 26th, 2018 – Fun Fair 10:30am – 8:00pm 

Sunday, January 28th, 2018 – Week 2 of P.E. . and A,E,I Short Vowel Open Call

Monday, January 29th, 2018- MAP Testing

Monday, January 29th, 2018- Short Vowel A Read Aloud

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018- MAP Testing

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 – Library Day

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018-  Short Vowel E Read Aloud

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018- Community Helper Presentation Due

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018- Short Vowel  I Read Aloud


What have we been doing in January?

  1. In Math students studied 2d and 3d shapes. We looked to see what 3d shapes could roll, slide, and stack. We compared shapes using their attributes as well as whether they were congruent or similar. Finally, we made 2d Monsters, and 3d Art Pieces.  Beginning On Sunday, January 28th, stop by the classroom to see our 2d/3d Shape Exhibit titled, “Shape Monster University.”
  2. In Reading students have practiced the digraphs, ch/wh/th/sh. Students have also worked on their short vowels A,E, and I books. We have reviewed sight words and have turned words we see often into Snap Words. Students Read Every Day and have an opportunity to read to a partner, a teacher, or to the class. Students took home a Sight Word Assessment where we tested their sight word skills. Feel free to make sight word cards for the students to practice the words they do not know at home with. The school has added the language portion of IXL to access at home. Please try it out!
  3. In Writing students have continued writing pattern pieces. We have written about what Community Helpers can do, have, and who they help. Students have been intentional about putting spaces in between each word, writing  capital letters at the beginning of sentences, periods at the end of sentences, and labelling their pictures. Students edit their work by reading it to a friend and getting feedback on whether it is easy to read or not.
  4. Throughout the curriculum, we have explored various community helpers and their functions. We have made healthy and unhealthy signs that takes the students own snack and lunch and discuss the health benefits! The final project students are working at is at home with you. A presentation describing the community helper of their choice. Each students took a book walk exploring various community helpers. Now, students get to do further research on the community helper of their choice. Students will present their Community Helpers on February 4th, 2018. You can draw, print out pictures, cut out magazines, or even paint! There is no right or wrong way to fill out the paper. Students will have 1 minute for their presentations.

It has been an exciting January. I am looking forward to seeing the students grow and develop a deeper understanding of their foundational skills in order for them to be successful in the future!



For KG2 and 1st Grade Minions: Extra Reading Practice

Dear parents,

If you would like to join our Breakfast Reading Club please fill out the below form. I will open up the spots first to  past and present Minions. I only have 8 spots available for the month of October. Please only sign up if you can commit to the month of October arriving at 7:10am. on Monday and Thursday. This is a Free Morning School Activity.

Basically, students will learn how to blend and decode words, and work on their phonics skills. Then they will use these skills to practice reading.

Please sign up using this link:



Tolu Daramola