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.

Ms. Louanne

louanne.bradley@keysschools.com

Louanne Bradley

Ms. Mari

mari.cortes@keysschools.com

Ms. Whitney

whitney.garcia@keysschools.com

Whitney Garcia

Specials:

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

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:

sweet potato

kale

spinach

tomato

parsley

hibiscus

banana

papaya

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 whitney.garcia@keysschools.com.

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.

Housekeeping Notes:

*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.

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Thank you parents for your donations and your time! We are so grateful for everything you all offer!

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