• Tiffany Semcken

    tmturner@d47.org

    815.444.4850 (School)

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  • 2/28

    Posted by Tiffany Semcken on 2/28/2020

    This week, we....

     

    - Learned all about penguins 

    - Read fiction and non fiction books on penguins

    - Read If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and similar stories

    - These stories are called circle or cycle stories

    Retold these stories with pictures

    Sequenced events in order

    - Addition and subtraction practice

    - Partners of numbers

    - Attributes of cubes

    - Viewed Polar Bear Players: The Jungle Book 

     

    *Please continue to read from reading bags every night!*  

     

    If you are interested in becoming a mystery reader, please email me I will add you to the list!  We have almost gone through the whole list from the beginning of the year, and we will have time for more readers if anyone is interested!  You can plan to be here for 15-20 minutes, and we always try to work around your schedule.  It can be grandparents, aunts, uncles, parents, etc.

     

    IMPORTANT DATES:

    3/3- Onward ticket orders and payment due!

    3/3 3:30pm- Kindy/1st Grade solo try outs.  Please direct all questions to devans@d47.org

    3/19 6:30pm- Kindergarten & 1st Grade Jazz/Blues Performance.  Please see the email sent from Mrs. Evans, our music teacher, for more information.  Please direct all questions to devans@d47.org 

     

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  • 2/21

    Posted by Tiffany Semcken on 2/21/2020

    This week, we...

     

    - Discussed President's Day and learned about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln

    - Read stories and learned about important US symbols

    - Learned the difference between 2D and 3D shapes

    - Explored attributes of spheres

    - More practice with partners of numbers (10)

    - Introduction to Math Mountain and Tiny Tumblers

    - Addition and subtraction story problem practice

    Greater than/less than- comparing numbers

    - Practiced writing 1-20

     

    *Please continue to read from reading bags every night!*  

     

    If you are interested in becoming a mystery reader, please email me I will add you to the list!  We have almost gone through the whole list from the beginning of the year, and we will have time for more readers if anyone is interested!  You can plan to be here for 15-20 minutes, and we always try to work around your schedule.  It can be grandparents, aunts, uncles, parents, etc.

     

    IMPORTANT DATES:

     2/26- Early Release- Dismissal at 2pm

    2/28- Polar Bear Players Parent Show 7pm

    *Save the Date: 3/19 6:30pm- Kindergarten & 1st Grade Jazz/Blues Performance.  Please see the email sent from Mrs. Evans, our music teacher, for more information.  Please direct all questions to devans@d47.org 

     

     

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  • 2/14

    Posted by Tiffany Semcken on 2/14/2020

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    Take a look to see what we did this week!

    - Continued discussions on diversity

    - Took a closer look at story elements of several stories

    - Many Valentine's Day  stories and activites

    - Made teen numbers with manipulatives

    - Sorted  teen number equations

    Addition and subtraction story problems

    Greater than/less than

    - Valentine's Day Party - Thank you to our volunteers!

     

    *Please continue to read from reading bags every night!*  

     

    If you are interested in becoming a mystery reader, please email me I will add you to the list!  We have almost gone through the whole list from the beginning of the year, and we will have time for more readers if anyone is interested!  You can plan to be here for 15-20 minutes, and we always try to work around your schedule.  It can be grandparents, aunts, uncles, parents, etc.

     

    IMPORTANT DATES:

    2/17- President's Day: NO SCHOOL

     

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  • 2/7

    Posted by Tiffany Semcken on 2/7/2020

    Here's what we've been doing the last couple of weeks....

     

    - Made Groundhog's Day predictions

    - Discussed diversity

    Compared and contrasted stories about diversity

    - Discussed ways we are unique 

    - Discussed character traits

    - Unit 3 math test

    - Met with 5th grade buddies and discussed 100 ways to choose kindness

    - Celebrated the 100th Day of Kindergarten!- Practiced making teen numbers with manipulatives and equations

    Partners of 10

     

     

    IMPORTANT DATES:

    Ongoing: Kids Heart Challenge.

    2/8- Fun Fair 11-3pm

    2/14- Early Release day- dismissal at 2pm

            -Valentine's Day Party *Wear RED*    **No edible Valentine's!  Please only write who the valentine is From: rather than writing To: and From:

    2/17- President's Day- NO SCHOOL

     

    *Save the Date: 3/19 6:30pm- Kindergarten & 1st Grade Jazz/Blues Performance.  Please see the email sent from Mrs. Evans, our music teacher, for more information.  Please direct all questions to devans@d47.org 

     

     

     

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  • 1/24

    Posted by Tiffany Semcken on 1/24/2020

    Here's what we did this week...

     

    - Discussed ways we are similar and different from one another

    - Read several stories about uniquenes and working together

    - Created a self portrait  to show our differnces

    - Completed all Fastbridge Assessments

    - Assembly to kick off the Kids Heart Challenge

    - Addition and subtraction 

    - Partners of numbers

    Counting practice

     

    IMPORTANT DATES:

    1/30- Glacier Ridge Reads

    1/31- Disney Day (school spirit day)

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  • 1/17

    Posted by Tiffany Semcken on 1/17/2020

    Here's what we accomplished this week...

     

    - More rhyming practice

    - Discussed the story elements of Bunny Cakes and completeed many activities along with the story

    Snowman name activities

    - Learned all about Martin Luther King Jr.

    - Completed the first test of the FastBridge Assessment (the final two tests will be taken next week on chromebooks)

    Teen number practice

    - Counting to 60 practice

    Addition

     

    IMPORTANT DATES:

    1/20- NO SCHOOL- MLK Day

    1/22- Early Release- 2pm dismissal

    1/23- Kindergarten Reading assessment on chromebooks

    1/24- Kindergarten Math assessment on chromebooks

    1/30- Glacier Ridge Reads

    1/31- Disney Day (school spirit day)

     

     

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  • 1/10

    Posted by Tiffany Semcken on 1/10/2020

    Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had an enjoyable break with family!

     

    Here's what we did this week...

    - Read several Jan Brett stories and activities

    - Lots of journal writing

    - Practiced rhyming words

    - Discussed our favorite thing to do in winter

    - Positional words (above, below, on top, under, next to, etc.)

    Tally mark practice

    Sorting by different attributes

    Addition and subtraction practice

     

    IMPORTANT DATES:

    1/17- NO SCHOOL

    1/20- NO SCHOOL- MLK Day

    1/22- Early Release- 2pm dismissal

    131- Disney Day (school spirit day)

    2/8- Fun Fair

     

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  • 12/20

    Posted by Tiffany Semcken on 12/20/2019

    Here's what we this week...

     

    - Sight word practice

    - Discussed kindness

    - Holiday activities and stories

    - Polar Express movie and activities

    - Holiday concerts

    - Set a New Year's Resolution

    - Addition and subtraction practice

    - Sorting practice

     

    *Towels came home this week!  Please keep these at home from now on.  Come 2020, our "rest time" will turn strictly into "finish your work time" or practicing reading.

     

    *White t shirts will be coming home this afternoon as well, please wash and return on 1/6.

     

     

    I hope everyone has a wonderful, safe, and relaxing winter break!  I look forward to seeing everyone in 2020! 

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  • 12/13

    Posted by Tiffany Semcken on 12/13/2019

    This week, we.....

     

    - Learned about the domino effect and how to spread kindness

    - Kindness stories

    Holiday stories and activities

    - Rhyming practice

    - Used shapes to make different shapes

    Sorted shapes based on color, size, sides, etc

    - Met with our 5th grade buddies

     

    IMPORTANT DATES:

    12/16-12/20- Holiday Spirit Week

    12/16- GR Eats Out- Chick-Fil-A

    12/17- GRR Grinch

    12/20- Holiday Party

    12/21-1/5- Winter Break

    1/6- Classes Resume

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  • 12/6

    Posted by Tiffany Semcken on 12/6/2019

    Here's what we did this week...

     

    - Continued our discussions on kindness

    - Put events from a story in order

    - Several gingerbread stories and activities

    Compared and contrasted stories

    Rhyming practice

    - Addition and subtraction practice

    - Practiced making a teen numebr using groups of 10 and then extras

     

     

    Be sure to check out the Arctic Blast some fun upcoming events for Glacier Ridge!

     

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