Welcome to TVM’s Kindergarten & 1st-grade classroom with Ms. Louanne, Ms. Mari and Ms. Whitney! Please take a look around, enjoy all we have in store for your student! If you are a current parent please check our class Dojo and Google Classroom regularly as we communicate daily through those apps.
appy Summer! You have made it through an awesome and challenging school year. We hope you enjoy your summer having fun and learning!
Upcoming First grade students- Chrysanthemum
Upcoming Kindergarten – “A Bad case of the Stripes”
Summer book project ideas:
1. Write a letter to the main character and the character’s reply.
2. Write a different ending for the book.
3. Pretend you are a talk show host and interview the main character.
4. Create a travel brochure for the setting of the story or scrapbook pages
about key characters.
5. Create a book jacket, including illustrations, an enticing synopsis, author
bio, and favorable reviews.
6. Summarize the book into a comic or story aimed at younger students or
7. Write a news article about an important event in the book.
8. Write about the decisions you would make if you were the main character
in the book.
9. Dramatize a scene from the story with other students or using puppets.
10.Choose two characters from the story and write a conversation they
11.Write a letter or email to a close friend recommending the book you have
**Bring your project the first day of school to share with your class mates!**
Ms. Mari Cortes
Ms. Whitney Garcia
Ms. Louanne Bradley
**********Some recent pictures of our Seadragons having fun and working hard! ***********
Here are some recent pictures of the kids having fun!
We are planning a basket for the Nautical Nights fundraiser and our classroom basket is themed “Brunch Basket”. We need parent donations for this basket, things such as pancake mix, honey, maple syrup, orange juice, jams, chocolate… here are some basket ideas:
Please let us know if your’e able to donate. Thank you again in advance!
Building apple trees Rocket shooting
Numbers and patterns Read to Self time Numbers and patterns
Apple Graphing Apple tasting Apple tasting
Building a sustainable Garden
Our class spent the morning outside building a raised bed garden from scratch! We used wood, cardboard, soil, different types of organic fertilizer and plants to build a garden that will provide food for us in the near future. We planted the following edible and non edible items:
native Florida plants
different color flowers that will attract positive bugs
The kids took part in each part of building this beautiful garden. We look forward to keeping up with our plants and deriving food from it!
*If you would like information about the company who helped build this amazing garden, please contact Ms. Whitney at [email protected]
We have weekly STEAM activities for our students. These activities correlate to the thematic topics that the students are studying that week. Check out some of our previous activities:
Students made a bird nest our of items we collected on a nature walk. Students worked together to design a nest that they think would attract birds. We are awaiting visitors to our nests!
Our current theme of study is Fall including types of trees, apple study, seasons and how nature responds to different seasons. We had a STEAM activity that the students designed a boat from an apple. They chose the shape apple they thought would float the best. Ended up being the circular shape that won!
Upcoming field trips:
September 10th we will be having a very special visitor come and help us building a classroom sustainable garden. We are so excited to build a fruit and vegetable garden that will provide food for us throughout the year. Our students will be maintaining this garden throughout the year and adding to it as different seasons allow.
The next few months we are headed to Dolphins Plus, Crane Point, Deering Estates for a Bone Dig, Miami Children’s Museum, Zoo Miami, and in in house STEAM day!
*Current parents check Dojo for specific dates and details.
*Parent Service Hours. Log your hours on trackitforward.com. All families are required to complete 15 hours to benefit our school.
*Students have been given a folder to bring home each night. Please be sure to check this folder each evening for any important information or paperwork needing to be signed.
*Students need to bring a backpack, lunch, water bottle, and their folder every day to school. Students must wear closed-toe shoes daily (especially in order to play on playground). If your child wears boots or dressy flats, they must bring sneakers in their backpack for playground.
*Please note that Aftercare is available Monday-Friday until 5:30 p.m. for a fee.
*If you need help with Class Dojo please be sure to ask! We would love to walk you through understanding all the app has to offer! We communicate daily through the class stories and your welcome to message us through the app messaging as it is a private message.
Thank you parents for your donations and your time! We are so grateful for everything you all offer!
Spanish: Every day in the classroom. Please reinforce classroom learning by having a conversation daily about what they have learned.
P.E. : Held twice weekly, students should wear a uniform and tennis shoes along with a water bottle clearly marked with their name.
Art : Held once Weekly in the Art Studio
Music: Twice a week in our classroom for one hour each class!
Library: once a week in the TVM library