Friday, September 13, 2019

September 16th - 20th

What We're Working On:

Language Arts:

In Language Arts we are have been working on learning and reviewing letter names and sounds!
We have learned 6 "SNAP" words so far: I, like, me, a, the, my
These words are high frequency words that we call snap words because now that we have learned them we can read and write them in a snap! Please practice reading and writing our 6 snap words at home!  We are going to spend this week reviewing our SNAP Words before we add new ones.

We will continue working on the difference between letters, words, and sentences.  We are putting letters together to make words and words together to make sentences.  We will keep working on our  "I like..." sentences in our journal  and we will keep practicing!

We are starting Reader's Workshop this week and we will talk about how books teach us about the world around us, how we are all readers, and we will learn about the three ways to read a book!

Social Studies:

This week in Social Studies we will continue our unit on Government!  Our unit is called "Me and My World."  This week our focus will be authority figures in our school, community, and world.

Math:

In math this week, we will discuss comparing numbers using words like "greater than" and "less than." We will play games and do hands on activities to practice comparing numbers. We will also celebrate Dot Day on Monday, September 16th with some fun and dotty math activities!!

Here are a few of our favorite counting and subitizing videos to practice at home:



Science:

This week we will learn all about how things can be changed by heating and cooling! We will do some very fun experiments where we experience how things heat up and cool down. We will also be celebrating Dot Day on Monday with some fun dot experiments!


Important Dates:

September 24th - TCE Sonic Night (eat at Sonic and support TCE)
October 1st @ 6:00 p.m. PTO Meeting
October 4th - TCE Fall Family Picnic 
October 11th - Parent / Teacher Conference Day (no school for students)
October 14th - HOLIDAY - No School


Important Announcements:

Curriculum Night

If you were unable to make it to our curriculum night, please take a look at our slideshow HERE.

Dot Day

We will be celebrating DOT DAY on Monday, September 16th. Send your child to school in their most FUN polka dots!

Friday, September 6, 2019

September 9th - 13th

What We're Working On:

Language Arts:

In Language Arts we are have been working on learning and reviewing letter names and sounds!
We have learned 4 "SNAP" words so far: I, like, me, a
These words are high frequency words that we call snap words because now that we have learned them we can read and write them in a snap! Please practice reading and writing our 4 snap words at home!

We are also learning the difference between letters, words, and sentences.  We are putting letters together to make words and words together to make sentences.  We have just learned how to write an "I like..." sentence, and we will keep practicing!


Social Studies:

This week in Social Studies we will continue our unit on Government!  Our unit is called "Me and My World."  This week our focus will be "Me and My Family" as we prepare for Special Friends Day on Friday!  (More info below about Special Friends Day!)

Math:

In math this week, we will continue to learn how to read, write, and represent our numbers. We will become excelling at using tools like ten frames and tally marks to show our numbers. We will also begin to discuss comparing numbers using words like "greater than" and "less than."
Here are a few of our favorite counting and subitizing videos to practice at home:



Science:

This week we will learn all about using properties to sort and describe objects. We have learned how scientists use their senses to discover an object's properties. We will learn about sorting by color, shape, size, texture, and more! Ask your child to find some things around their room (pillow, book, crayons, etc). and describe the physical properties.


Important Dates:

September 9th - 13th - Book Fair!
September 13th - Special Friend's Day (see below for info!)
September 24th - TCE Sonic Night (eat at Sonic and support TCE)
October 1st @ 6:00 p.m. PTO Meeting
October 4th - TCE Fall Family Picnic 
October 11th - Parent / Teacher Conference Day (no school for students)
October 14th - HOLIDAY - No School


Important Announcements:

Curriculum Night

If you were unable to make it to our curriculum night, please take a look at our slideshow HERE.

Book Fair

The TCE Book Fair is coming! We are in need of volunteers to help set up and run the book fair. If you are interested, please sign up here:

The book fair is open in the library all week from 7:30 - 3:30pm
You are welcome to come in with your child before school, after school, or
during recess (12:30 - 1:00) to pick out some books to purchase!

All Kindergarten classes previewed the book fair on Friday 9/6!
We are so excited about books and reading!!


TCE Special Friend's Day

Please plan on joining us Friday, September 13th for a fun-filled day at Town Center! We have designated times throughout the day for "Special Friends" (family & family friends) to visit our learners' classrooms in order to see some of the great things they are learning and doing. Our campus book fair will also be open during this time. Kindergarten Special Friends time will be 11:15-12:15 p.m.
In order to expedite the check in process as much as possible, please click on the link below to let us know what visitors your child will have that day.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Welcome to our Kindergarten Blog!

Welcome to our Kindergarten blog! Each week we will update it with things we are learning in class, celebrations, important dates for your calendar, and more! Thank you for taking the time to check it out.

Important Dates:

September 2nd - No School! Labor Day!
September 5th - Picture Day
September 9th - 13th - Book Fair!
September 13th - Special Friend's Day (more info to come!)

Important Announcements:

Curriculum Night

If you were unable to make it to our curriculum night, please take a look at our slideshow HERE.

Book Fair

The TCE Book Fair is coming! We are in need of volunteers to help set up and run the book fair. If you are interested, please sign up here:

Friday, April 26, 2019

April 29th - May 3rd


What We're Working on This Week

Language Arts:

This week we will wrap up our unit on Poetry and begin to read some books and stories about Mother's Day!  We love to celebrate Mom's! 

We will also have a 40 WORD WALL WORDS CELEBRATION!
Keep working on those words at home too! See if you can
read them and write them or make flash cards!

We are working on our end of the year assessments! Everyone has grown so much!
We are so proud of them! Keep reading at home! 



Social Studies:

We will continue our unit on Economics!
We will be learning about our needs and wants and identifying examples of each!




Math

In Math this week, we will be learning all about nonstandard measurement! We will learn how to use nonstandard tools (like paperclips, cubes, tiles, etc) to measure and compare. We will learn measurement words like longer and shorter and heavier and lighter. 



Science

In science, we will be learning about animal habitats! We learned last week that animals need air, food, water, and shelter to survive. We are excited to learn about how their habitats help them meet all of their needs!!




Terrific Tiny Texans:

We are so proud of these students for going above and beyond this week to show great citizenship qualities and kindness at TCE! Tiny Texans get to be the line leader for our class each week and show us how to be a good example to others! Here are this weeks Tiny Texans:
K1: ALL DONE
K2: ALL DONE
K3: Syon Mistry
K4: Caybren Williams


Important Dates:

April 22nd - No School (Professional Learning Day)
April 29th - TCE STEM Night 5:30 - 7:00
May 2nd - Kindergarten Round Up for students entering Kindergarten in 2019-2020
May 7th - Kindergarten Field Trip
May 10th - Kindergarten Muffins for Mom @ 8:00 a.m.
May 10th - All Library Books Due

Important Announcements:

TCE STEM Night

Mark your calendars for Monday, April 29th 5:30 - 7:00 for STEM Family Night!
Put on by the Perot Museum of Nature and Science :

Kindergarten - 2nd grade Author Visit

Author and former CISD Educator, Julie Wolf, will be visiting our TCE Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade classes on Monday, May 6!  We are looking forward to this special opportunity to have the author read aloud one of her books, show us how she became a published author, and share fun activities related to her stories.  Families are welcome to purchase their own copies of Julie Wolf's book from her website or Amazon. If you would like the author to autograph the book, please have your child bring the book to Mrs. Keene-Carlson (TCE Librarian) before the date of Ms. Wolf's visit so that she can prepare it for her to sign.


Kindergarten Field Trip


On May 7th, we will be going on our Kindergarten Field Trip to the Coppell Life Safety Park and the Coppell Biodiversity Center. We are so excited about this learning opportunity! Please return your child's lime green permission slip and $5 bus fee as soon as possible. If you need another one, please let your child's teacher know.


If you wish to be a chaperone on this trip, be sure you have let your child's teacher know by filling out the chaperone paper, and by completing a background check HERE! You cannot go on our field trip if you haven't filled this form out.

Kindergarten Muffins for Mom

On Friday morning, May 10th the kindergarten teachers and students would like to invite all MOM's to come and join us for "muffins" and fruit in the kindergarten classrooms. 
We will have a short presentation, some gifts for our moms, and some treats!
Muffins for Mom will be from 8:00 - 8:45 (BYOC bring your own coffee) :)
If a mom is not available please send anyone to join your child!  
We are happy to have them! 

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Spring Conferences 

It is hard to believe that we are already in our last nine weeks of the school year. Time has flown by so quickly with these amazing learners! 

The district is unable to set aside a day for spring parent / teacher conferences, but we are happy to make time to answer any questions or concerns you may have. You recently received your learner's third nine weeks report card, which provided you with an update on how your learner is doing in class. We will also be sending home your learner's end of year assessment summary sheet; along with a summer packet of resources and ways to support your learner over the break. The assessment summary sheet will show you their current levels in both Language Arts and Math as well as the benchmark. This will show you your students growth and progress throughout the school year! 

If you would like to discuss any questions or concerns regarding your learner and would like a conference (via email, phone or face-to-face) please email your child's homeroom teacher. What a JOY it has been to have these learners this year!

*We are unable to discuss 1st grade class placements for next school year. Please keep questions related to your learner's academic and emotional growth from the 2018-2019 school year.*

Monday, April 15, 2019

April 15th - 19th

What We're Working on This Week


Language Arts:

This week we will continue our unit on Poetry! We will be reading some poems and poetry books
as well as illustrating some poems of our own! We may even write a poem or two!

We will also learn our last 2 word wall words:
"has" and "at"
Next week we will have a 40 WORD WALL WORDS CELEBRATION!
Keep working on those words at home too! See if you can
read them and write them or make flash cards!






Social Studies:

We will begin a new unit on Economics!
We will be learning about our needs and wants and identifying examples of each!







Math

In Math this week, we will be continuing to explore 3D solid shapes. We will do math stations to explore 3D shapes and identify their attribute (faces, edges, and vertices). We will also be on the hunt for real life examples of 3D shapes. Encourage your children to see if they can find real world shapes when your are driving in the car, at the dinner table, or playing outside! 



Science

In science, we will be learning about the needs of plants. We will take a trip to our school garden to see just how all of our plants are having their needs met. We will also be celebrating Earth Day! We can't wait to learn about ways to help take care of our Earth!


Terrific Tiny Texans:

Tiny Texans are BACK! We are so proud of these students for going above and beyond this week to show great citizenship qualities and kindness at TCE! Tiny Texans get to be the line leader for our class each week and show us how to be a good example to others! Here are this weeks Tiny Texans:
K1: 
K2: Viaan Desai 
K3: Aryam Ramireddy
K4: Kelly Thluai

Important Dates:

April 19th - No School (Weather Day)
April 22nd - No School (Professional Learning Day)
April 29th - TCE STEM Night
May 7th - Kindergarten Field Trip
May 10th - Kindergarten Muffins for Mom @ 8:00 a.m.
May 10th - All Library Books Due


Important Announcements:

Kindergarten Field Trip



On May 7th, we will be going on our Kindergarten Field Trip to the Coppell Life Safety Park and the Coppell Biodiversity Center. We are so excited about this learning opportunity! Please return your child's lime green permission slip and $5 bus fee as soon as possible. If you need another one, please let your child's teacher know.

If you wish to be a chaperone on this trip, be sure you have let your child's teacher know by filling out the chaperone paper, and by completing a background check HERE! You cannot go on our field trip if you haven't filled this form out.



TCE STEM Night

Mark your calendars for Monday, April 29th 5:30 - 7:00 for STEM Family Night! 



PTO

 PTO Needs Your Help! Please sign up for a PTO position for 2019-2020 school year.

Spring Conferences 

It is hard to believe that we are already in our last nine weeks of the school year. Time has flown by so quickly with these amazing learners! 

The district is unable to set aside a day for spring parent / teacher conferences, but we are happy to make time to answer any questions or concerns you may have. You recently received your learner's third nine weeks report card, which provided you with an update on how your learner is doing in class. We will also be sending home your learner's end of year assessment summary sheet; along with a summer packet of resources and ways to support your learner over the break. The assessment summary sheet will show you their current levels in both Language Arts and Math as well as the benchmark. This will show you your students growth and progress throughout the school year! 

If you would like to discuss any questions or concerns regarding your learner and would like a conference (via email, phone or face-to-face) please email your child's homeroom teacher. What a JOY it has been to have these learners this year! *We are unable to discuss 1st grade class placements for next school year. Please keep questions related to your learner's academic and emotional growth from the 2018-2019 school year.*

Monday, April 8, 2019

April 8th - April 12th

What We're Working on This Week

Language Arts:

This week we will start a new unit on Poetry!  We will be reading some poems and poetry books
as well as illustrating some poems of our own! We may even write a poem or two!
We will also learn 2 more word wall words:
"up" and "get"
Keep working on those words at home too! See if you can
read them and write them or make flash cards!

 

Social Studies:

We will begin a new unit on Economics!
We will be learning about our needs and wants and identifying examples of each!




Math

In math this week, we will be exploring all about 3D shapes! We will be learning about their names and attributes- such as faces, edges, and vertices. We will also be learning about real world examples of these shapes! Here is one of our favorite 3D shape songs!


Science

In Science, we will be learning all about plants. This week we will explore a plant's life cycle. We will learn how it grows from a seed, to a sprout, to a plant, to a flowering plant. We will even be growing our own plants in our classrooms!



Terrific Tiny Texans:

Tiny Texans are BACK! We are so proud of these students for going above and beyond this week to show great citizenship qualities and kindness at TCE! Tiny Texans get to be the line leader for our class each week and show us how to be a good example to others! Here are this weeks Tiny Texans:
K1: 
K2: Arnav Nellore
K3: Syon Mistry
K4: Bishop Aycock



Important Dates:

April 12th - TCE Color Run
April 19th - No School (Weather Day)
April 22nd - No School (Professional Learning Day)
April 29th - TCE STEM Night
May 7th - Kindergarten Field Trip
May 10th - Kindergarten Muffins for Mom @ 8:00 a.m.
May 10th - All Library Books Due



TCE Tiny Texan Citizens of the Year

These students represented their kindergarten classes on Wednesday night at 
CISD Night at the Ballpark!  We are so proud of them! If you see them please tell them 
Congratulations!!
K1: Max Reed
K2: Adelaide Vasquez
K3: Brooks Johnson
K4: Beatrice Morton


Important Announcements:

TCE Color Stampede

No Visitors 4/9-4/10

We will be administering the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) to learners on Tuesday, April 9th and Wednesday, April 10th. Fifth grade will take Math on Tuesday and Reading on Wednesday. Fourth grade will take writing on Tuesday. During these days, all other grade levels will continue with a regular school day.

It is important that we have an environment that is free of interruptions to ensure that our students have the opportunity to do their best on these important days. In order to ensure a secure and quiet testing environment, no visitors will be allowed on campus for all grade levels.
Due to this, we will not allow lunch visitors these days.
You may contact the office on these days if you are in need of assistance and they will be happy to help you.
Thank you for your cooperation in helping our campus and our students to be successful on our testing days!


Kindergarten Field Trip

On May 7th, we will be going on our Kindergarten Field Trip to the Coppell Life Safety Park and the Coppell Biodiversity Center. We are so excited about this learning opportunity! Please return your child's lime green permission slip and $5 bus fee as soon as possible. If you need another one, please let your child's teacher know.

 If you wish to be a chaperone on this trip, be sure you have let your child's teacher know by filling out the chaperone paper, and by completing a background check HERE! You cannot go on our field trip if you haven't filled this form out.

TCE STEM Night

Mark your calendars for Monday, April 29th 5:30 - 7:00 for STEM Family Night! 


PTO 

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Monday, April 1, 2019

April 1st - April 5th

What We're Working on This Week


Language Arts:

This week we will continue to work on our writing goals and meeting our individual goals!
Everyone is doing great! 
We will continue learning new sight words or word wall words.  This week we will learn:
"in" and "big."
Our chart of all the word wall words we have learned so far is below! Please practice at home too!

 

Social Studies:

We will wrap up our unit on geography and maps!
We have focused on positional words, maps, the purpose of maps, different types of maps, and ways we can use maps in our home, school, community, and world! 





Math

In Math this week, we are learning all about geometry. We will be learning about 2D shapes and their attributes. We look forward to creating many creative projects and doing many FUN stations to learn all about our shapes. Here is one of our FAVORITE songs! 





Science

In Science, we will be learning all about plants. This week we will explore a plant's life cycle. We will learn how it grows from a seed, to a sprout, to a plant, to a flowering plant. We will even be growing our own plants in our classrooms!



Terrific Tiny Texans:

Tiny Texans are BACK! We are so proud of these students for going above and beyond this week to show great citizenship qualities and kindness at TCE! Tiny Texans get to be the line leader for our class each week and show us how to be a good example to others! Here are this weeks Tiny Texans:
K1: Rehman Khan
K2: Lucas Priest 
K3: 
K4: 



Important Dates:

April 2nd - PTO Meeting, 6:00 pm in the TCE Library
April 12th - TCE Color Run
April 19th - No School (Weather Day)
April 22nd - No School (Professional Learning Day)
May 10th - All Library Books Due

Announcements:

TCE Color Stampede



Color Stampede Auction Baskets: 

Donations needed! Please help us make our Kinder “Rainy Day Fun” auction basket awesome! The basket will be auctioned at the Color Stampede Event on April 12th. We need new board games, puzzles, craft supplies, books, activity/coloring books, gift cards for movie theaters or other indoor fun places to entertain kiddos on a rainy day!  Deadline for all donations is Friday, April 5th. Please use sign-up genius for complete info, and other donation ideas to sign up for! Thank you in advance!! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090945a8ad29a13-rainy

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