Friday, February 8, 2019

February 11th - 15th

What We're Working on This Week


Language Arts

This week we will continue working on our journal writing: starting with a capital letter, using spaces between words, and ending with proper punctuation! We are going to chart our writing goals in the classroom so that we can see what ares we need to grow and how we are doing! 

We got some brand new books to use with our Lucy Calkins Reader's Workshop program! 
Ms. Martin was so awesome to use some school funds to help us purchase new books to fill our in class book bags!  These new books are darling and the kids are really excited to start book shopping and adding new books to the book bags they keep in class! We will tweet some pictures of us reading this week!  Everyone is doing great! 


Social Studies

This week we will talk about Valentine's Day and friendships and how to be a good friend to others! 
We can't wait to celebrate our friendships on Valentine's Day! 





Math

In Math this week we will be celebrating Valentine's all week with some fun and hands on Valentine math stations. We will be practicing writing and counting numbers, adding and subtracting, and ordering and comparing!




Science

In science this week, we will be finishing our unit on natural resources. We will review how we have learned about rocks, soil, and water. We will reflect on ways they resources help us live! 





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:  Liam Rose 
K2: Molly Gray 
K3: Ben Cook 
K4: Eli Spivey 



Important Dates:

February 14th - Class Valentine Parties @ 2:00 p.m.
February 15th - No School for Students / Teacher In-Service Day
February 18th - Bad Weather Day! No School! 
February 19th - Last Day to turn in Six Flag's Reading Logs
February 20th - Newcomer Parent Class (5:00 in the TCE Library)
February 22nd - PTO Movie Night (Movie TBA)



Announcements:

Valentine's Day



We are so excited to celebrate Valentine's Day in Kindergarten! Your homeroom teacher has sent home a list of the learners in your child's class. Please have your child address a Valentine card to each child in their class. They may bring these cards to school Monday, February 11th through Thursday, February 14th. We will celebrate with a party on February 14th and 2:00pm. All parents are welcome to join!


Six Flags Reading Logs



Keep Reading and recording your hours so that you can earn a free ticket to Six Flags over Texas this summer! Return Book Logs as soon as you have completed your hours! 

Final date to return book logs is February 19th!

A Note from PE

The American Heart Association and the Heart Heroes visited our school last week to kick-off Kids Heart Challenge (formerly Jump Rope for Heart)! Students enjoyed a 3D ride through Heartsville (view it here), which reminds us of how easy it can be to take care of our hearts. We hope you will join us as we work together to support the lifesaving mission of the American Heart Association by downloading the Kids Heart Challenge App or going to www.heart.org/kidsheartchallenge to register, take a healthy challenge, and start fundraising!

Together our students are working to help others and are learning how to keep their own hearts healthy. Our goal is to raise $20,000 as a campus, and if we do, we can earn brand new PE Equipment and Supplies for our school and students to use! PLUS, ANY student who has raised $150+ online by 11:59 pm central on February 13th will earn the PLUSH FINN and be recognized as a special Town Center Heart Hero over the morning announcements on February 14th!


TCE Cultural Night

A note is coming home in your child's folder today about our 2nd annual TCE Cultural Night. If you have anything you would like to share with our school for Cultural Night, please return the bottom portion of the form. 


Friday, February 1, 2019

February 4th - February 8th

What We're Working on This Week

Language Arts

This week we will continue working on our journal writing: starting with a capital letter, using spaces between words, and ending with proper punctuation!  We have come so far!!

We will also focus on word families.  Word families are words that have the same endings like:
cat, bat, hat, mat, sat, are all part of the -at word family.  Practice some in the car while driving or at home too just for fun!

We will also keep working on our reading in Readers Workshop and in guided reading groups!  Everyone has grown so much!!  Book Bags will be back on Monday so please keep reading at home!  Reading Rocks! 


Social Studies

This week we will talk about Valentine's Day and friendships and how to be a good friend to others! 
We can't wait to celebrate our friendships on Valentine's Day! 


Math

In Math this week we will be exploring how to to solve Story Problems. We will use addition and subtraction key words to help us solve these problems. We will also try writing our own problems for our classmates to solve!


Science

In science this week, we will be exploring WATER! We will learn all about sources of water. We will compare rivers, lakes, and oceans. We will also learn what makes water a natural resource and how we need it to survive.



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: Avery Griffin 
K2: Brooks Ford 
K3: Ava Rowe
K4: Harmithan Prasanna 




Important Dates:

February 5th - PTO Meeting @ 6:00 pm in the Library
February 14th - Class Valentine Parties @ 2:00 p.m.
February 15th - No School for Students / Teacher In-Service Day
February 18th - Bad Weather Day! No School! 
February 19th - Last Day to turn in Six Flag's Reading Logs 


Announcements:

Valentine's Day


We are so excited to celebrate Valentine's Day in Kindergarten! Your homeroom teacher has sent home a list of the learners in your child's class. Please have your child address a Valentine card to each child in their class. They may bring these cards to school Monday, February 11th through Thursday, February 14th. We will celebrate with a party on February 14th and 2:00pm. All parents are welcome to join!

We will be decorating our Valentine's bags at school next Friday, February 8th. If you would like to donate items to help us decorate these bags, we would SO appreciate it. We are mostly in need of heart-themed stickers, doilies, ribbon, stamps, etc. (Things that are easy to glue on their bags!) Thank you so much!!

Six Flags Reading Logs


Keep Reading and recording your hours so that you can earn a free ticket to Six Flags over Texas this summer! Return Book Logs as soon as you have completed your hours! 

Final date to return book logs is February 19th!

Lost and Found


All items in our lost & found will be donated Friday, February 8th. Please stop by before then to claim any items your child is missing. Our lost & found is located in the hallway outside the cafeteria and contains jackets, shirts, gloves, water bottles, and lunch boxes.

Friday, January 25, 2019

January 28th - February 1st

100th Day Song

Our Kindergarteners have been working hard to learn a song to celebrate our 100th Day. Check out the cute video below to see them!


What We're Working on This Week

Language Arts

We will start our week celebrating the 100th day of school!  We will write our 100 Wishes and complete some other fun activities!  We will also read some books,  discuss, and write about  Groundhog Day just for fun!



We will continue to use our  personal writing checklists that we glue in our journal each day! After writing in our journal we complete the checklists so that we are sure we have done everything we needed to do! 

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We will also begin our next reading unit called
Bigger Books:  Bigger Reading Muscles!

We will keep practicing our reading strategies and super powers during readers workshop and on Razz Kids too!  




Social Studies

This week we will wrap up our unit in Social Studies that focuses on Cultures, Traditions, and Celebrations: How we Live and Celebrate!
We will continue to learn about some other Famous Americans that have helped to shape our country. 



Math

We are so excited to be celebrating our 100th Day of School this week! We will be doing many fun 100th Day activities in math. We would love for you to practice counting to 100 with your child as well! 



Science

This week, we will be soil scientists as we study all about soil! We will learn to sort and classify soil. We will also learn about the many different ways we use soil every day! We can't wait to visit our TCE Garden to see soil up close! 




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: Campbell Long
K2: Dolapo Adeniran
K3: Allie Peters
K4: Ella Badescu


Important Dates:

January 28th - 100th Day of Kindergarten!
January 28th - TCE Spring Creek BBQ Night
February 14th - Class Valentine Parties @ 2:00 p.m.
 More Info Coming Soon!
February 15th - No School for Students / Teacher In-Service Day
February 18th - Bad Weather Day! 



Announcements:

100th Day of School

Monday, January 28th, we will be celebrating the 100th day of school! We will have several fun 100th Day stations all day long- and even a special 100th day snack! We are asking that each kindergartner bring in their own collection of 100 to share on our Wall of 100. Notes about this went home earlier in the week, so please e-mail your child's teacher if you need one.

Please return the collections on or before Monday January 28th! 

Also, your child is welcome to wear any special 100th Day shirts or hats! 

Spring Creek Spirit Night!

We will have our annual Lewisville Spring Creek Barbecue Spirit Night Monday, January 28th from 5-9PM. Come join us for fabulous food and socializing with all your favorite TCE friends and teachers. Spring Creek will donate 20% of all the evening's proceeds to our school. Also, the class with the best attendance will win a special prize!

571 E. Round Grove Road
972-315-2755
Menu: springcreekbarbeque.com






Six Flags Reading Logs

Keep Reading and recording your hours so that you can earn a free ticket to Six Flags over Texas this summer! Return Book Logs as soon as you have completed your hours! 

Final date to return book logs is February 19th!

Friday, January 18, 2019

January 21st - January 25th


What We're Working on This Week

Language Arts

We will continue to use our  personal writing checklists that we glue in our journal each day! After writing in our journal we complete the checklists so that we are sure we have done everything we needed to do! We added a journal entry to SeeSaw this week so you can see how far we have come! We will keep adding more entries so you can see our growth and progress! 


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We will also begin our next reading unit called
Bigger Books:  Bigger Reading Muscles! 

We will keep practicing our reading strategies and super powers during readers workshop and on Razz Kids too!  



Social Studies

This week we will continue our unit in Social Studies that focuses on Cultures, Traditions, and Celebrations: How we Live and Celebrate!
We will continue to learn about Martin Luther King Junior and
why we celebrate him in January each year! 



Math

Now that we are experts at reading, writing, and representing our teen numbers, we will be ordering and comparing them! This means being able to tell which number is greater or less, plus being able to put them in order correctly.
 These are a few of the fun songs we sing in class if you would like to sing them at home! (We especially love counting to 100!)




Science

This week, we will be geologists as we continue to study all about rocks! We will learn about how we can sort rocks according to their physical properties (size, shape, color, texture, and weight). We will also learn about how rocks are a natural resource we use every day! 



Terrific Tiny Texans:

Due to it being a short week, we will wait to have more Terrific Tiny Texans! Check back soon!

Important Dates:

January 18th - Yearbook Orders Due! Click below to order
January 21st - MLK Jr. Day / NO SCHOOL!
January 28th - 100th Day of Kindergarten!
January 28th - TCE Spring Creek BBQ Night 




Announcements:

100th Day of School

Monday, January 28th, we will be celebrating the 100th day of school! We will have several fun 100th Day stations all day long- and even a special 100th day snack! We are asking that each kindergartner bring in their own collection of 100 to share on our Wall of 100. Notes about this went home earlier in the week, so please e-mail your child's teacher if you need one.

Please return the collections on or before Monday January 28th! 

Also, your child is welcome to wear any special 100th Day shirts or hats! 

Yearbook

It's that time of year to purchase a yearbook for your child. Yearbook cost was not part of the Trailpass this year, so the only way to purchase is through balfour.com at a cost of $25.

You can also purchase an ad to appear in the yearbook to make this year extra special. Optional ads come in multiple sizes ranging from $15-$120.

We sold out last couple of years, so don't miss out! Yearbook sales end January 18, 2019.



Spring Creek Spirit Night!

We will have our annual Lewisville Spring Creek Barbecue Spirit Night Monday, January 28th from 5-9PM. Come join us for fabulous food and socializing with all your favorite TCE friends and teachers. Spring Creek will donate 20% of all the evening's proceeds to our school. Also, the class with the best attendance will win a special prize!

571 E. Round Grove Road
972-315-2755
Menu: springcreekbarbeque.com







Six Flags Reading Logs

Keep Reading and recording your hours so that you can earn a free ticket to Six Flags over Texas this summer! Return Book Logs as soon as you have completed your hours! 

Final date to return book logs is February 19th!

Friday, January 11, 2019

January 14th - January 18th 2019

What We're Working on This Week:

Language Arts

We are doing an awesome job writing in our journals and have continued to discuss our
Writing Checklist.  This week we got personal writing checklists that we glue in our journal each day!  After writing in our journal we complete the checklists so that we are sure we have done everything we needed to do!  We will add a journal entry to SeeSaw this week so you can see how far we have come!  Be on the lookout! 

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We will also keep practicing our reading skills!  Our Superhero Super Reader has taught us about 6 Super Reading Powers that we can all use to help us read!  We have two more to learn!
 Keep reading those book bags at home! 

Social Studies

This week we will continue our unit in Social Studies that focuses on Cultures, Traditions, and Celebrations: How we Live and Celebrate!
We will learn about Martin Luther King Junior and why we celebrate him in January each year!  

Math

In Math this week, we will be reading, writing, counting, and representing our teen numbers! We will learn that teens are made up a group of 10 + extra ones. These are a few of the fun songs we sing in class if you would like to sing them at home! (We especially love counting to 100!)








Science

This week, we will be geologists as we study all about rocks! We will learn about how we can sort rocks according to their physical properties (size, shape, color, texture, and weight). We will also learn about how rocks are a natural resource we use every day! 


Terrific Tiny Texans:

Each week we will be spotlighting a special TCE Tiny Texan from each class. This is someone who we've seen going above and beyond and doing a fabulous job in class! They will get to be our line leader for the week, and they will get to fill out a STAR STUDENT poster to share during family meetings. This weeks Texans are:

K1: Kaitlin Blankson
K2: Ethan Alvarez-Torres
K3: Remington Brown
K4: Joshua Woo

Important Dates:

January 11th - Report Cards go home!
Please sign and return!
January 18th - Yearbook Orders Due! Click below to order
January 21st - MLK Jr. Day / NO SCHOOL!
January 28th - 100th Day of Kindergarten!
January 28th - TCE Spring Creek BBQ Night 


Announcements:

Yearbook

It's that time of year to purchase a yearbook for your child. Yearbook cost was not part of the Trailpass this year, so the only way to purchase is through balfour.com at a cost of $25.

You can also purchase an ad to appear in the yearbook to make this year extra special. Optional ads come in multiple sizes ranging from $15-$120.

We sold out last couple of years, so don't miss out! Yearbook sales end January 18, 2019.



Spring Creek Spirit Night!

We will have our annual Lewisville Spring Creek Barbecue Spirit Night Monday, January 28th from 5-9PM. Come join us for fabulous food and socializing with all your favorite TCE friends and teachers. Spring Creek will donate 20% of all the evening's proceeds to our school. Also, the class with the best attendance will win a special prize!

571 E. Round Grove Road
972-315-2755
Menu: springcreekbarbeque.com




Six Flags Reading Logs

Keep Reading and recording your hours so that you can earn a free ticket to Six Flags over Texas this summer! Return Book Logs as soon as you have completed your hours! 

Final date to return book logs is February 19th!

Friday, December 14, 2018

December 17th - December 21st

What We're Working on This Week:

This week we will be having some holiday fun with a week focused on
GINGERBREAD!! 
We will be reading books by Jan Brett like "Gingerbread Baby" and "Gingerbread Friends." We will also read the books from the series "Gingerbread Man Loose At The ....."  
In Math we will be doing some fun gingerbread stations where we will practice all of the skills we have learned over the last few weeks.  

We are looking forward to a fun week before the winter break! 

Important Dates:

December 17th / 18th  - Jingle Bell Jog at 1:10
(see below for the specific day your child will jog)

December 20th - Holiday Party at 2:00
(Parents are welcome to join us!)

December 21st - Early Release at 12:15

January 7th - First Day Back to School!

January 18th - Yearbook Orders Due!
(the link to order yearbooks is below)

Library Day - Mondays 

LIBRARY BOOKS DUE ON MONDAY!
Bring your book back so you can check out a new one!
We Love Library! 





Six Flags Reading Logs: 


Before Thanksgiving break all the kindergarten students received an information letter and a book log
about our Six Flags Read to Succeed program! This is a fantastic program to help motivate children to read and listen to books and earn a reward in the process! Students that read (or listen) to stories for a minimum of 6 hours and record their book titles on the log will earn a free ticket to 6 Flags over Texas! The kids love getting their free ticket at the end of each school year! You can record ANY books that your child reads (book bag books), books that you read to them, or books that they read and listen to on Razz Kids!

Book Logs are due back in February but feel free to return as soon as you complete! 


Terrific Tiny Texans:

Each week we will be spotlighting a special TCE Tiny Texan from each class. This is someone who we've seen going above and beyond and doing a fabulous job in class! They will get to be our line leader for the week, and they will get to fill out a STAR STUDENT poster to share during family meetings. This weeks Texans are:


**Coming Back After Winter Break!!!  


Jingle Bell Jog: Postponed 

Our Kindergartners will be running in the Jingle Bell Jog on their next PE  day.
K3 / K4 Monday, December 17th @ 1:10
K1 / K2 Tuesday, December 18th @ 1:10

You are welcome to come run with your child- or cheer them on from the sides! Please check in at the front office and then meet us out at the track! 
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Yearbook

It's that time of year to purchase a yearbook for your child. Yearbook cost was not part of the Trailpass this year, so the only way to purchase is through balfour.com at a cost of $25.

You can also purchase an ad to appear in the yearbook to make this year extra special. Optional ads come in multiple sizes ranging from $15-$120.

We sold out last couple of years, so don't miss out! Yearbook sales end January 18, 2019.

Giving Tree

When: December 3rd – December 19th 

What: Town Center first graders are collecting new, unwrapped toys for children in need in Coppell. We will be donating the toys to the Coppell Lions Club. When you place your toy under the Christmas Tree, please sign your name on an ornament and hang it on the tree! 

Where: Place new, unwrapped toys under the Christmas tree by the front office. 

THANK YOU!!

Sunday, December 9, 2018

December 10th - 14th


What We're Working on This Week:

Language Arts

Last week our Superhero Super Reader taught us two new
Super Powers: Partner Power and Picture Power!  
So far we have learned: Pointer Power,  Re-Read Power, Partner Power, & Picture Power!
We have a few more super reading powers to learn!  We are SUPER READERS! 


We have learned 20 Word Wall Words so far!  Whoo hoo!!  We will go over these words this week and send home a list so you can practice them at home!  Keep up the great work!

We are doing an awesome job writing in our journals and have continued to discuss our
Writing Checklist:


This week we are going to learn about and use the writing process to write about SNOWMEN!
We will use our checklist to help us make sure our writing is awesome! 



Social Studies

This week we will continue our unit in Social Studies that focuses on our diverse cultures!
It is called Culture: How we Live and Celebrate!
We will kick off this unit by talking about several different winter holidays! 




Math

In Math this week, we will be exploring SUBTRACTION! We are so excited to learn several strategies for helping us take numbers apart and subtract! We will do many fun, hands-on stations to explore these strategies, too!


Science

This week, we will become experts about the different seasons. We will research about weather in each of the seasons and how the weather affects us. At the end of our research, we will create weather forecast videos to show all we have learned!



Library Day - Mondays 

LIBRARY BOOKS DUE ON MONDAY!
Bring your book back so you can check out a new one!
We Love Library! 





Six Flags Reading Logs: 


Before Thanksgiving break all the kindergarten students received an information letter and a book log
about our Six Flags Read to Succeed program! This is a fantastic program to help motivate children to read and listen to books and earn a reward in the process! Students that read (or listen) to stories for a minimum of 6 hours and record their book titles on the log will earn a free ticket to 6 Flags over Texas! The kids love getting their free ticket at the end of each school year! You can record ANY books that your child reads (book bag books), books that you read to them, or books that they read and listen to on Razz Kids!

Book Logs are due back in February but feel free to return as soon as you complete! 


Terrific Tiny Texans:

Each week we will be spotlighting a special TCE Tiny Texan from each class. This is someone who we've seen going above and beyond and doing a fabulous job in class! They will get to be our line leader for the week, and they will get to fill out a STAR STUDENT poster to share during family meetings. This weeks Texans are:


K1: Xavier Wick
K2: Ryker Allen 
K3: Bao Tran
K4: Tanaya Jaiswal


Important Dates:

December 14th - Jingle Bell Jog at 1:20
December 20th - Holiday Party at 2:00
December 21st - Early Release at 12:15
January 7th - First Day Back to School!
January 18th - Yearbook Orders Due! 

Jingle Bell Jog

Our Kindergartners will be running in the Jingle Bell Jog on December 14th at 1:20 pm. You are welcome to come run with your child- or cheer them on from the sides! Please check in at the front office and then meet us out at the track! 
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Yearbook

It's that time of year to purchase a yearbook for your child. Yearbook cost was not part of the Trailpass this year, so the only way to purchase is through balfour.com at a cost of $25.

You can also purchase an ad to appear in the yearbook to make this year extra special. Optional ads come in multiple sizes ranging from $15-$120.

We sold out last couple of years, so don't miss out! Yearbook sales end January 18, 2019.

Giving Tree

When: December 3rd – December 19th 

What: Town Center first graders are collecting new, unwrapped toys for children in need in Coppell. We will be donating the toys to the Coppell Lions Club. When you place your toy under the Christmas Tree, please sign your name on an ornament and hang it on the tree! 

Where: Place new, unwrapped toys under the Christmas tree by the front office. 

THANK YOU!!