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 regularly as we communicate daily through that app.
Happy New Year! We are looking forward to the upcoming year and enjoying the learning that will occur! Students will be reading and learning more each day! Upcoming events to be aware of:
January 11- Speakeasy event
January 20- No School
January 23- Group A Miami Children’s Museum
January 24- Group B Miami Children’s Museum
Happy December! This month is going to go by so fast! We have already had a very successful field trip to Deering Estates where the kids enjoyed the old historical home of Charles Deering. We will be having a craft party on December 17th that we need parent volunteers for. Please message us on Dojo if you’re able to come! This month we will be learning all about Winter, winter animals, holidays around the world, interpreting data, time concepts and continuing reading strategies. We look forward to this month being a learning crunch time!
Thursday, December 19th- Art Under the Stars Event Morada Way 6pm-9pm .
Friday, December 20th – Walk Around the Sun for Morgan, Mason and Jeffery.
**Polar Express Pajama party in the morning**
Guest author coming to read an original written story from 2pm-3pm.
Parents are welcome to join!
Winter Break- Monday, December 23rd – Monday, January 6th .
Saturday, January 11th- Speakeasy * tickets $100.00.
Monday, January 20th- No School
***IMPORTANT*** Aftercare will not be available on Friday, December 20th. Sea Dragons must be picked up no later than
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!
Happy November! This school year is flying by! We are so excited for this holiday season with your children. There is so much to learn and so much to grow. We will be learning about parts of an amphibian, animal research projects, time, our globe, fractions and continuing with our reading and math concepts mastered. Please check your child’s Dojo for daily updates, cute pictures and information. Thank you to our parents who donated through our Amazon wish list. We are so excited to use our new materials.
Hello parents! There is a lot coming up in this month! We will be learning a lot about Fall, bones, pumpkins, tending our garden, different night time animals and so much more!
Some important dates to keep in mind:
Monday October 28th – 31st is Spirit Week!
Spirit Week :
Monday, October 28 – DECADES DAY (Dress in their favorite decade)
Tuesday, October 29 – TWINS DAY (Dress like a friend)
Wednesday, October 30 – CRAZY HAIR DAY
Thursday, October 31 – HALLOWEEN – COSTUME DAY
Monday, October 14th – No school
Friday, October 25th – Walk Around the Sun for so many October birthdays.
Thursday, October 31st – Halloween Party
Friday, November 1st- No school
November 12 and 13th Crane Point Park field trip
Monday, November 11th- No School
Thanksgiving Break- 11/25- 11/29
Thank you for all that you do!
Whats new…. (as of 9/25/19)
It is the end of September and time is going very fast! The children have been working very hard on their daily lessons and producing beautiful work. We have been learning about trees, apples, life cycles, continents, number patterns, seasons and more! Our STEAM projects have been very fun and educational. We are looking forward to the month of October and the beginning of Fall.
Building apple trees Rocket shooting
Numbers and patterns Read to Self time Numbers and patterns
Apple Graphing Apple tasting Apple tasting
We will be having many exciting things happening this next month! Here are a few important upcoming dates:
Picture Day 10/3
10/8 Islamorada Fire Department Visit
10/9 Field Trip Dolphins Plus
10/10 Field trip Dolphins Plus
10/14 No school
10/31 Halloween celebration
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!
Amazon wishlist : https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1JWT5E0UKNDNM?ref_=wl_share
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