Kindergarten

During our morning work time, the children drew a picture and wrote about how they can get more people to recycle.

During our Morning Meeting, we focused on filling in the missing number in an addition problem, story problems, and vowel sounds. We read and discussed “Every Day Is Earth Day!”

Learning Centers: (I completed Report Card Assessments during this time).
Literacy: The children completed a room walk to write picture words with the correct missing vowel.

Math: The children worked on subtraction, and they worked with pattern puzzles.

Literacy: The children filled in the correct “Earth” blends with picture words.

Literacy/Comprehension: The children divided items into the following categories: “Trash” or “Recycle.”

Craft/Comprehension: The children made their own Earth with white, blue, and green paint.

This afternoon, we focused on story sequence, characters, setting, problem, and solution by reading and discussing “The Lorax.”

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The Indiana Senate budget proposal ignores the needs of charter school students by removing the facilities funding grant. As you know, charter schools must divert dollars from the classroom to pay for facilities and other needs.  This is resulting in programs being cut and staff being reduced state-wide, and it’s happening here at APA.  Based on current estimates for the biennial budget and school funding formula, APA is set to receive HALF of the amount of funding per student when compared to local districts.  We currently do not receive capital projects funding which comes from your tax dollars.  The charter school facility grant will allow us to update our facilities, make needed repairs, reinstate programs and provide a better education for your child. Your child attends an A-rated school and deserves A-rated facilities and programs!

It is imperative that the charter school community let their voices be heard on this issue!

 Here are three ways you can help right now:

1)    Email every member of the Indiana Senate here. Sample text is provided, but please make these messages personal to illustrate the real children and families affected by these policies.

2)    Call at least six members of the Indiana General Assembly and urge them to support a state budget that includes facilities funding for charter schools:

  1. Senator Long: 317-232-9416
  2. Senator Kenley: 317-232-9453
  3. Senator Mishler: 317-233-0930
  4. Senator Hershman: 317-232-9840
  5. Representative Bosma: 317-232-9677
  6. Representative T. Brown: 317-232-9651

I am calling to ask _________ to support a state budget that gives charter schools $1,500 per student for facilities funding. Without these funds, charter schools are forced to divert dollars away from their classrooms.

3)    Take to social media.

  • Using #fairfunding4kids, tweet messages of support for a state budget that includes charter school funding.
  • Use the Hoosiers for Quality Education action center to tweet at specific legislators (click on the Twitter tab).
  • Post on Facebook and tag specific legislators.

.@INSenateGOP is ignoring the needs of charter school students by removing facilities funding from state budget. #INLegis #fairfunding4kids

.@INSenateGOP funding for charter school facilities will help drive more dollars to the classroom. #fairfunding4kids

Public charter schools don’t receive local property tax dollars. Traditional pubs receive average of $3,000 per student. #fairfunding4kids

Thank you for helping us get the word out and gain support for our school!  The legislative session will be ending soon, so the sooner we can be heard, the better chance we have of getting this funding!

Jill Barker
Director of Academics & Curriculum

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IMG_2704[1]During our morning work time, the children drew a picture and wrote about why we need to recycle.

During our Morning Meeting, we continued to focus on story problems, and we worked on filling in the missing number with addition problems. We ready and discussed “Earth Day.”

Learning Centers: (I completed Report Card Assessments during this time).
Literacy: The children found our new sight word “play” in their sight word books, read the books together, and they played the sight word game.

Literacy: The children picked Earth Day words out of a bag, and they stamped the words out with letter stamps.

Math: The children made shapes with geoboards.

Literacy/Comprehension: The children divided items into the following categories: Recycle or Composte.

Math: The children counted Earth Day items, recorded the total number, and they wrote the number that comes before and after.

This afternoon, we focused on taking off and changing sounds in words, and we read and discussed “Earth Day” fun. We read “We Can Help The Earth” together.

Daily News: “Will you play with me?”

Have a great day!

During our morning work time, the children drew a picture of the Earth and wrote about it.

During our Morning Meeting, we focused on solving subtraction story problems, and we worked on telling the difference between when we need to add and subtract. We also worked on filling in missing numbers in addition problems with ten frames and making the complete problem when adding to ten with ten frames.

Learning Centers: (I completed Report Card Assessments during this time).
Literacy: The childrne worked on a “We Can Help The Earth” book and played the sight word game.

Literacy: The children worked on their own “they” book and worksheet.

Math: The children completed Earth Day patterns, and they made completed pattern designs with foam shapes.

Math: The children completed a ten frame addition room walk. Some of the children filled in the missing number to complete the addition problem, and some of the children wrote out the math problem.

Literacy: The children divided materials that can be recycled into the following categories: Paper, Plastic, and Glass.

This afternoon, the children helped me sort through “trash” to see and discuss everything that can be recycled, and we talked about why this is so important for the Earth. We worked on sounding out and breaking up longer words, and we reviewed hand washing with the book “Those Mean, Nasty, Downright Disgusting But Invivisible Germs.”

Daily News: “They can see a stingray.”

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The Indiana Senate budget proposal ignores the needs of charter school students by removing the facilities funding grant. As you know, charter schools must divert dollars from the classroom to pay for facilities and other needs.  This is resulting in programs being cut and staff being reduced state-wide, and it’s happening here at APA.  Based on current estimates for the biennial budget and school funding formula, APA is set to receive HALF of the amount of funding per student when compared to local districts.  We currently do not receive capital projects funding which comes from your tax dollars.  The charter school facility grant will allow us to update our facilities, make needed repairs, reinstate programs and provide a better education for your child. Your child attends an A-rated school and deserves A-rated facilities and programs!

It is imperative that the charter school community let their voices be heard on this issue!

 Here are three ways you can help right now:

1)    Email every member of the Indiana Senate here. Sample text is provided, but please make these messages personal to illustrate the real children and families affected by these policies.

2)    Call at least six members of the Indiana General Assembly and urge them to support a state budget that includes facilities funding for charter schools:

  1. Senator Long: 317-232-9416
  2. Senator Kenley: 317-232-9453
  3. Senator Mishler: 317-233-0930
  4. Senator Hershman: 317-232-9840
  5. Representative Bosma: 317-232-9677
  6. Representative T. Brown: 317-232-9651

I am calling to ask _________ to support a state budget that gives charter schools $1,500 per student for facilities funding. Without these funds, charter schools are forced to divert dollars away from their classrooms.

3)    Take to social media.

  • Using #fairfunding4kids, tweet messages of support for a state budget that includes charter school funding.
  • Use the Hoosiers for Quality Education action center to tweet at specific legislators (click on the Twitter tab).
  • Post on Facebook and tag specific legislators.

.@INSenateGOP is ignoring the needs of charter school students by removing facilities funding from state budget. #INLegis #fairfunding4kids

.@INSenateGOP funding for charter school facilities will help drive more dollars to the classroom. #fairfunding4kids

Public charter schools don’t receive local property tax dollars. Traditional pubs receive average of $3,000 per student. #fairfunding4kids

 

Thank you for helping us get the word out and gain support for our school!  The legislative session will be ending soon, so the sooner we can be heard, the better chance we have of getting this funding!

Jill Barker
Director of Academics & Curriculum

Let’s Help The Earth!

by Shannon Hobbs on April 13, 2015

Posted in: Kindergarten

During our morning work time, the children drew a picture and wrote about what they did over Spring Break.

During our Morning Meeting, we focused on subtraction story problems, and we reviewed how to sound out and write longer words. We worked on graphing and building words.

Learning Centers: (I completed Report Card Assessments during this time).
Literacy: The children found the word ‘they’ in their sight word books and read them together.

Literacy: The children worked on building words with letter tiles.

Math: The children worked on separating and graphing Earth Day items.

Math: The children worked with our Measurement Center.

Literacy: The children fixed a silly sentence to state the following: “They can not go.”

This afternoon, we talked about ways we can help the Earth, and they categorized different things that they can do to show whether they help or harm the EarthIMG_2675[1]

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IMG_2691[1]. We also celebrated Brendyn and Julia’s birthdays!

Have a great day!

Miss is Proud to Announce…

by Carla Lee on April 13, 2015

Posted in: Kindergarten

I am proud to announce the newest addition to Room 1 with the birth of my daughter, Harper Lee Broderick!  She was born on March 30, 2015 at 4:56 p.m. At the time she weighed 6 lb. 15 oz. and was 19 inches long!  Harper and I are doing great and are loving every minute of our new life together!

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Room 1 Students & Parents,

          I hope the transition went well after my leave.  I miss each and everyone of you dearly and I am excited to come back at the end of the year to see how much you have grown!  I am so proud of you and all I hear are great things!  Keep up the wonderful work!  

Love, Miss Lee

Spring Fling!

by Shannon Hobbs on April 2, 2015

Posted in: Kindergarten

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IMG_2306[1]During our morning work time, the children drew a picture and wrote about an egg that just hatched.

During our Morning Meeting, we focused on subtraction problems, and sounding out long words. We read and discussed the book “The Great Easter Egg Hunt.” We also worked on our new Weekly Reader as we talked about eggs and used nests and eggs to solve math problems.

We had our Spring Fling today, and the children loved our egg hunt, decorating eggs, bunny bowling, egg toss, and put the tail on the bunny! Thank you so much for all of your help and donations!

I hope that you and your family have an amazing Spring Break! We will see you back on Monday, April 13!

During our morning work time, the children drew a picture and wrote about a dinosaur egg that just hatched.

During our Morning Meeting, we focused on subtraction story problems, counting on, and we reviewed diagraphs.

Learning Centers: (I completed A to Z Assessments during this time).
Literacy: The children worked on their own “from” sight word book and worksheet.

Math: The children estimated and measured classroom items with big and small eggs.

Math: The children worked on making shapes with geo boards.

Math: The children rolled one or two dice, depending on their group, to total the amount, write it inside an egg, and they recorded the previous and next number.

Fine Motor: The children worked on a special bunny project.

This afternoon, we focused on counting how many sounds are in words, and we worked on stretching out blends.

We need more plastic eggs and wrapped candy for our Spring Fling on Thursday, if you can help! Please send in any donations tomorrow so that we have time to pack the eggs! IMG_2291[1]

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IMG_2264[1]Have a great day!

During our morning work time, the children drew a picture and wrote about how they would rescue an egg that is falling to the ground.

During our Morning Meeting, we focused on punctuation, magic ‘e’words, and we worked on subtraction. We read and discussed the book “The Great Big Especially Beautiful Easter Egg.”

Learning Centers: (I completed A to Z Reading Assessments during this time).
Literacy: The children highlighted our new sight word “from” in their sight word books, and they played the sight word game.

Literacy: The children completed a differentiated room walk to find eggs around the room, open them, try to write the word for the picture inside, and they drew a picture to match the words.
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Math: The children worked on subtraction with bears.

Math: The children worked with pattern puzzles and made patterns with blocks.

Literacy: The children fixed a silly sentence to state the following: “Here comes the Easter Bunny.”

This afternoon, we worked with the “Humpty Dumpty” rhyme to have them recognize when I change words. We also worked on recognzing the long ‘a’ and ‘i’ in the middle of words.

Have a great day!