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My name is Leandra Ruby.  I have taught for 14 years and this is my 9th year teaching kindergarten at PRA.  I received my Bachelor's in Liberal Arts and Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction.  

 

When I’m not teaching I love to watch Rockies games (and go to games when I can), read, organize, go camping, bake and watch movies.  

 

I love the PRA community and I’m excited for another great year in Kindergarten at PRA!

 

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Weekly Learning Targets- week of April 13th

Reading and Writing- Students will use Raz Kids to read books at their independent reading level.  We are working on CUPS (Capital, Understanding, Punctuation, Spacing/Spelling).  Students work on free writing, writing prompts, word dictation and more.  This week's sight word is 'are.'
 
Math- We will continue working on comparing numbers and sets.  Students will work on 'how many more?' and 'make them equal.'
 
Science-  We will continue our Taking Care of the Earth unit.
 
Social Studies- We will explore Early Townspeople and different jobs.

Pajama Day: Wednesday, April 8th

Our class earned a pajama day by filling up our shoe typing poster.  Since we won't return to school, we are going to have a pajama day this Wednesday.  If you join me for office hours you will see me in my pajamas too!

Weekly Learning Target: week of April 6th

Reading and Writing- Students will use Raz Kids to read books at their independent reading level.  We are working on CUPS (Capital, Understanding, Punctuation, Spacing/Spelling).  Students work on free writing, writing prompts, word dictation and more.  This week's sight word is 'of.'
 
Math- We will continue working on comparing numbers and sets.  I how you got to try the games "Who has More?" and "Who has Less?"  There is another card game, "Ways to Make 10," in the extension classroom.
 
Science-  We will continue our Taking Care of the Earth unit.
 
Social Studies- We will explore Early Townspeople.  We like to make butter at school during this unit.  I hope you try making your own butter at home.   The directions are in the extension classroom.  

Weekly Learning Targets: Week of March 30th

Specific weekly assignment information will be given through Google Classroom.  Weekly learning targets are snippets of what we will do in each subject.
 
Reading and Writing- Students will use Raz Kids to read books at their independent reading level.  We are working on CUPS (Capital, Understanding, Punctuation, Spacing/Spelling).  Students work on free writing, writing prompts, word dictation and more.  This week's sight word is 'what.'
 
Math- We will begin working on comparing numbers and sets.  
 
Science-  We will begin our next science unit, Taking Care of the Earth.
 
Social Studies- We will wrap up learning about Pilgrims and explore Early Townspeople.  

Weekly Learning Targets- Week of March 9th

Homework- Sight word 'he' and 'she' papers and math worksheet.  There is a tens frame included with the homework packet.  Students can use objects on the tens frame to solve the subtraction problems.  If you use food they eat it when they are finished.  If the math worksheet is overwhelming you can cut it in half and do each part on separate days.
 
Literacy/Daily 5- We are working on reading in groups, word work, listening, read to self and working with Mrs. Jacobi.  At the end of the week students will be assessed on the sight words 'his' and 'he.'
 
Phonics/Writing- We are working on CUPS (Capital, Understanding, Punctuation, Spacing/Spelling).  Students work on free writing, responding to literature and writing prompts.  They use their writing binders for housing finished and unfinished work and reference sheets.
 
Math- We are working on Subtraction.  We will use ten frames, rekenreks, pictures and number lines to solve subtraction problems.
 
Science-  We are working Weather and Seasons this week.  We have been graphing the weather in our science notebooks.  We will learn about fall and wind.  
 
Social Studies- We will begin learning about Pilgrims.

Weekly Learning Targets- Week of March 2nd

Homework- Sight word 'is' and 'his' papers and math worksheet.
 
Literacy/Daily 5- We are working on reading in groups, word work, listening, read to self and working with Mrs. Jacobi.  At the end of the week students will be assessed on the sight words 'you' and 'is.'
 
Phonics/Writing- We are working on CUPS (Capital, Understanding, Punctuation, Spacing/Spelling).  Students work on free writing, responding to literature and writing prompts.  They use their writing binders for housing finished and unfinished work and reference sheets.
 
Math- We are working on Subtraction.  We will use ten frames, rekenreks, pictures and number lines to solve subtraction problems.
 
Science-  We are working Weather and Seasons this week.  We learned about summer and types of clouds.
 
Social Studies- We will wrap up learning about Christopher Columbus this week.  The unit will be on Pilgrims.

Dr. Seuss Day- March 2nd

Students can bring one Dr. Seuss book (labeled with name) and can wear a Dr. Seuss themed shirt or book character outfit.  

Weekly Learning Targets- Week of Feb. 24th

Homework- Sight word 'you' paper and math worksheet.
 
Literacy/Daily 5- We are working on reading in groups, word work, listening, read to self and working with Mrs. Jacobi.  At the end of the week students will be assessed on the sight words 'has' and 'you.'
 
Phonics/Writing- Students are using writing binders.  It has writing resources and a portfolio of writing pieces.  We are practicing starting with a capital letter, spaces between words and a period to the end the sentence.  
 
Math- We wrap up Numbers to 100 and start Subtraction at the end of the week.  We will use ten frames, rekenreks, pictures and number lines to solve subtraction problems.
 
Science-  We are working Weather and Seasons this week.  We learned about winter and snow and will move onto spring and rain.
 
Social Studies- We will continue learning about Christopher Columbus this week.

100th Day Volunteer Misinformation

I wanted to clarify about volunteering on Friday- kinder parents are welcome to volunteer for the 100th day, but siblings are not able to attend.  It is just like any other day volunteering and the same guidelines apply.  Sorry for the misinformation going around!

100th Day Tomorrow!

Students are encouraged to wear 100 objects (and they can wear jeans).  If they forget that's okay, we will make hats and necklaces to wear.

Weekly Learning Targets: Feb. 18-21

Homework- Sight word 'as' and 'has' paper and math worksheet.
 
Literacy/Daily 5- We are working on reading in groups, word work, listening, read to self and working with Mrs. Jacobi.  At the end of the week students will be assessed on the sight words 'from' and 'as.'
 
Phonics/Writing- Students are using writing binders.  It has writing resources and a portfolio of writing pieces.  We are practicing starting with a capital letter, spaces between words and a period to the end the sentence.  
 
Math- We are working on Numbers to 100.  Students should be able to count to 100 by 1's and 10's, recognize and build numbers to 100.  We are also working on building numbers to 100 with base ten blocks and identifying place value.  I like to ask, "how many groups of ten and how many more"
 
Science-  We are working Weather and Seasons this week.  We will begin with seasons.
 
Social Studies- We will begin learning about Christopher Columbus this week.

Weekly Learning Targets: Feb. 10th-13th

Homework- only paper books and comprehension sheets (will go home Tuesday)
 
Literacy/Daily 5- We are working on reading in groups, word work, listening, read to self and working with Mrs. Jacobi.  We didn't get our spelling test in last Friday so we will do it on Wednesday.  At the end of the week students will be assessed on the sight words 'my' and 'for.'
 
Phonics/Writing- Students will start using writing binders this week.  It has writing resources and a portfolio of writing pieces.  You will see these on conference day.  We are writing with sentence starters (My favorite thing is...).  We are practicing starting with a capital letter, spaces between words and a period to the end the sentence.  
 
Math- We started Numbers to 100.  Students should be able to count to 100 by 1's and 10's, recognize and build numbers to 100.
 
Science-  Animal reports will go home this week.  I still need to grade them before I send them home.  We will start Weather and Seasons this week.  Students got to use thermometers in science lab today (Monday).
 
Social Studies- We will begin learning about Christopher Columbus this week.

Weekly Learning Targets- Week of February 3rd

Homework- Sight word practice 'for' & 'from' and measurement math paper.
 
Literacy/Daily 5- We are working on reading in groups, word work, listening, read to self and working with Mrs. Jacobi.  At the end of the week students will be assessed on the sight words 'my' and 'for.'
 
Phonics/Writing- We are writing with sentence starters (My favorite thing is...).  We are practicing starting with a capital letter, spaces between words and a period to the end the sentence.  
 
Math- Students will take their measurement test on Tuesday.  The next unit is Numbers to 100.  Students should be able to count to 100 by 1's and 10's, recognize and build numbers to 100.
 
Science-  We started animals reports on a chosen animal (penguin, lion, panda or dolphin).  They should be finished and go home at the end of the week.
 
Social Studies- We will wrap up our Native American unit.  The next unit is Christopher Columbus.

Scholastic Book Club Classroom Code: JF6FK