At this point, I believe I have pretty much had the opportunity of meeting all of the parents of the RSCA kindergarten-2nd grade class. I do, however, want to take a brief moment to share a little about myself, as I am sure you would like to know more about your children’s teacher.
For over a decade, I have sensed the Lord’s calling me into full time Christian ministry. That being the case, I studied at Liberty University and received my BS in Biblical studies with a minor in Psychology and I received an MA in Theological Studies. I am currently attending Southeastern Seminary with the hopes of joining the PhD program in New Testament. I have worked as a youth pastor four years, and have taught New Testament at a boarding school in Lynchburg, Va. I have also served as a children’s pastor, and currently teach children at Lifecity Church in Raleigh.
I have to say, I genuinely am enthused by the honor of teaching your children, the fundamentals for future academic success, as well as the Truth of God’s Word. It is my goal, to challenge your students to embrace their potential as they learn to read and write. I believe it is my duty to try and create an enjoyable atmosphere for learning.
Over the past week, we have worked a considerable amount on writing lower case letters, as well as writing numbers and drawing shapes. The motor skills for accurate hand writing are quite precise. Children are constantly being challenged to not only make the proper shape of the letters, but also to stay in the lines. We have thus far worked on letters “a-d.”
In math, students are learning how to write their numbers, as well as solve math problems. It is highly enjoyable to watch the enthusiasm of the children when they probably answer the equations.
If ever you have a question for myself, feel free to ask. I appreciate the opportunity to serve your children.
This past week we continued our work on lower case letters "g-j." The children did very well, as they are starting to better understand the classwork expectations. In math, we worked on writing the numbers 6-9. We also began introducing subtraction.
For the following the week, we will continue our work on lower case letters (k-p). We will also continue to work on sounding out short words and even try to construct sentences. In math, we will learn to write numbers 10-14, and work on bigger addition problems as well as subtraction problems.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me any time.
Starting this week, here is our new extra-curricular schedule at RSCA:
* Monday is Music (taught by Evan and Isaiah): 9:15am-10am
* Tuesday is Soccer (taught by Mr. David): 9:05am-10am
* Wednesday is T-ball/Softball (taught by Mr. RJ): 9:05am-10am
* Thursday is Basketball (taught by Mr. Knight): 9:05am-10am
* Friday is Golf for K-12th group and Tennis for 3rd-12th group
**Spanish is taught each day while Ms. Veronica relieves the teacher to coach their sport
To begin with, I want to let the parents know that I will be out of town next week (Oct. 7-11); however, Mrs. Veronica will be filling in for me.
This past week we nearly finished learning how to write all of the lower case letters. As such, next week we will review by challenging the students to recall what they have learned by writing their lower cases in alphabetical order.
As for math, much of our time has been devoted to learning the numbers 11-13. We are also continuing with addition problems (ex. 4+2=). Next week, we will continue our focus on the teens, and learn the numbers 11-16, as well as continuing with our addition problems.
In science and history, we are learning about the months and states, respectively. The children are learning how to sing the 12 months in order.
Again, if you have any concerns or questions feel free to let me know. Thanks for all your continuing support.
As we have the day off due to inclement weather, I want to begin by letting you know that I am constantly praying for your families and your children. Having the privilege of teaching your children is a great responsibility and it is my hope that I honor your investment in our school by not only providing the children with proper academics but also a true knowledge of how good our God is!
In recent weeks we have begun to learn long "a" and long "e" words and rules. In doing so, our children are starting to recognize that in most four letter words, when a word has an "e" at the end, the vowel found previously in the word will transform to a long sound. Please feel free to encourage your children to sound out such words.
As for math, the children are progressing with counting to higher numbers as well as adding and subtracting larger numbers. What we are in the process of doing, is helping children to become more independent in their abilities to solve math problems.
As we are out for snow, I want you to know that today's lesson plan included reviewing double "e" words, such as "bee, tree, see" and long "a" words, "date, late, mane." For math today, we are doing more clock work, where the children should be able to tell the hours of the clock. That is, the children should recall that when the big hand is at 12 and the little hand is at three, the time is 3:00 etc. I would encourage you to try and challenge your children with these skills daily.
Thank you so much for all your help. I sincerely appreciate it.
This past week we have been working on learning our number words up to the number nine. Next week we will work on addition and subtraction problems using the number words. We have been progressing with our long vowel sounds for "a" and "e." Next week we look forward to incorporating the long vowel sound for "i." Also, as the following Friday will be Valentine's day, we would like to encourage all the children to bring one food item to celebrate valentines day during lunch and snack. Thank you all for you support.
This Wednesday (2/12/14) we will be having pictures. Please be sure to dress your children for picture day!
Hi parents. I wanted to let you know that this week we will begin by working on long "o" words (ex. road, boat), as well as counting to 30. For art this week, we drew the word "purple" with glue and traced it with string. For science and social studies, we are working different types of sounds (ex. happy, mysterious, silly sounds) and influential African-American men and women in honor of Black History month.
Finally, I wanted to simply let you know of our five classroom rules:
1. Listen when your teacher is talking
2. Follow directions quickly
3. Respect others, respect yourself, and respect your school
4. Raise your hand to speak
5. Be safe, be honest
I hope you have a blessed week.
Hi parents, I wanted to let you know two things. First, we will be having picture day this Monday February 24. The theme will be spring, so make sure the children are dressed for a spring backdrop. Secondly, we want to make up our Valentine's Party on February 28. As such, please feel free to bring cup cakes or valentine related treats. If your children made valentine gifts/cards please bring them in on Friday. Thank you again for all your support.
This past week has been a very good week for our centers. Our children really enjoyed and did very well in their multiple learning centers. The curriculum this past week targeted the different sounds of the alphabet as well as improving penmanship when writing our numbers. Likewise, next week we will continue to work on our alphabet's sounds as well as writing the upper and lower case forms. For math, we will continue to write our numbers up to 10, as well as counting to 50 and working on more addition.
For social studies our children are beginning and will continue to learn the different coins in our US currency as well as their relative amount (i.e. 5 pennies= 1 nickel, etc). In science, we will be learning about the different seasons and reviewing the months of the year.
Thank you all for your support, especially with the pajama day this past week and the make up Valentine's day party.
This has past week has been a great week for crafts. In all we did three crafts, one of which was a little leprechaun in lieu of the upcoming Saint Patrick's Day.
As for language arts we are continuing to work on our letter sounds by focusing on the upper case forms. Next week we begin emphasizing lower case forms as well as building on the sounds. For math, we worked on addition and writing the numbers 1-5 in a more legible manner. Also, we started to learn a rap song on our number words. For history we continued to talk about currency and the worth of a penny, nickel and a dime. Next week we will study the three states of matter by looking at a solid, gas, and liquid. Thank you again for all your support as you continue to reinforce the teachings in the classroom at home. We sincerely appreciate it.
This past week, we have begun assessments of our students in the core competencies, namely Language Arts and Math. As such we have continued with some review in seeking to understand how the children are progressing in the curriculum. We have also enjoyed doing a couple of crafts which allowed the children to express their creativity. As we will be having a science fair on April 17, we will begin working on a couple of science experiments over the course of the next several weeks. Thank you for your support. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.
Good Friday afternoon! I wanted to let you know that this past week we had a great week of academics in all areas. We continued our "at" word group, as well as worked on more addition. As for science, we began preparing for the April 17 science fair by experimenting with how to make the colors orange, purple and green. In history, we looked more at the 7 continents and 50 states.
In regards to other matters, I wanted to please remind the parents to follow the dress code that is laid out in the manual found on the RSCA website. We do have casual Friday's! Also, if your child will need a spoon for both snack and lunch, please pack two spoons as it is required by the sanitation department that we discard the utensils after their first use. Finally, we are beginning to take donations for dress up clothes, so if you have any type of dress up play clothes please feel free to bring it. Our children will be happy to enjoy them! Thank you again for all your help.
So good news, Spring has actually decided to join us! This has been a good week for our students. For language arts, we have begun learning our "an" words. In math, our students are doing really well with their addition problems. History this week revolved around discussing some different geographical types of landscapes which wound up focusing on volcanoes, as the children showed considerable interest in volcanoes. In science, we have been discussing the three forms of matter- gas, liquid and solid- which led to us making a slime science experiment.
Finally, we want to invite you out to two things in the next week. First, this upcoming Thursday (April 16) we will be having a science fair in which all the classes will showcase different experiments they have been doing recently. Secondly, the church I attend will be offering a big Easter egg hunt on Saturday, the 19 at Lake Lynn Park. We would love to have all the children there. If you are interested feel free in letting me know, I would be happy to give you more information.
Have a blessed weekend.
I want to begin by sharing my genuine thanks to all your support and help throughout the past several months. Unfortunately, this will be my last week as I have recently been offered an associate pastor position. I have truly been blessed by working with your children. I have been amazed at just how smart all your children are. I pray that God continually will bless your children so they may be the next men and women to love God with all their hearts. Again, thank you very much for your support. May God bless you and the entire RSCA family.
Greetings! I'm honored to be here at RSCA as the teacher of Kindergarten-2nd. By now, I have met all of the parents of each student. I want to briefly share a few things about myself. I'm a 2011 graduate of Greensboro College. I have a BA in Liberal Studies with a Concentration in Education. It is my desire to further my education by obtaining a Masters degree in Special Education. I also enjoy arts and crafts, so I will love to see your child's creative side! The next few weeks, I will review everything that the students have learned so far such as colors, numbers, alphabet sounds, color & number word recognition, etc. I will have many hands-on activities for your child in order for them to not only learn but have fun as well! Please feel free to ask me if you have any questions or concerns.
Hello everyone! I just want to give a recap of everything we've done so far. In language arts, we've been working on sight words, number & color words and simple sentences. In math, we've been reviewing addition, missing numbers and measurements such as taller or shorter. For Science, we've done quite a few exciting things! Several parents have told me that their child really love the experiments were done in class. We've done experiments such as Lava Egg, Magic Milk and Sink or Float. The students most favorite experiment was Magic Milk. We have new extracurricular activities that were introduced this week. Students will participate in dance on Mondays and Cross Country on Fridays.
Have a great weekend!
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