Keseday, Julie

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Hello my name is Julie  Keseday and welcome to my Kindergarten Class!!! This is my second year teaching at Grandview and my 7th year teaching in the  school district. 

 Room 33
Contact Information: 

Email: JKeseday@pway.org

Call: 732-752-2501 x5761

Please leave a message on my voicemail and I will get back to you as soon as possible! If you need to get a message to me immediately, please call the main office.  

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Wow! We are officially 100 days brighter!  I can't believe we are half way through the school year. We have been really busy learning new information. Here is a little bit of what we learned.....

Literacy:
 We are beginning the seventh Jack and Annie book and the class is excited to learn about the space and ocean animals . We have transitioned nicely into working in 8 centers a week. 

Math:
We have completed the first eight chapters in our Go Math program. We also celebrated the 100th day of school and are continuing to practice addition and subtraction with larger numbers, skip counting, and 2D and 3D shapes!

Social Studies: 
We will  continue to learn about our community and New Jersey.  Through the Magic Tree House Series we will be learning about the space, the ocean, and the wild west. So far this year we studied pilgrims and native Americans, medieval times, pirate life, the Amazon Rain forest, Japan,  the ice age, and ancient Egypt.

Science:
We have learned so much since school began, we learned about dinosaurs, fossils, hieroglyphics, the life cycles of apples, pumpkins, and gourds, boat building, density, and color mixing. Next we will be learning about ice, magic water, the planets, volcanoes, and in the Spring we will be studying the life cycle of a butterfly. 

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Specials Schedule:
Gym-
Monday & Wednesday
Art-
Tuesday
Digital Literacy-
Thursday
Music- Friday

Library -
Wednesday

*Please wear sneakers to school every Monday & Wednesday. 

Don't forget your Grandview Greatness T-Shirts each Friday!!!

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Important Dates:

Mar. 29th  Walk A Thon

April 15th -April 19th- Spring Break!


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Homework

Homework will be sent home each day, Monday-Thursday.
Homework will be one literacy page and one math page. 
Starting in December I will begin sending home a weekly book club assignment to foster a love for reading and comprehension, which will be completed in addition to the daily homework.
 
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Classroom Schedule
8:40-9:05am -Arrival/Mystery Question/Morning Work
9:00-9:15am- Opening Group (Flag, calendar, weather)
9:15-10:15am - Math Block
10:15-10:30am- Snack
10:30am-12:00pm Literacy Block
12:00pm-12:10pm Buddy Reading
12:10pm-12:35pm- Recess
12:40pm-1:05pm- Lunch
1:10pm-1:20pm-   Graphics  Practice
1:20pm-2:00pm 
Mon., Wed., & Thurs. -Read, Write Learn
Tues.- Social Studies & Fri.- Science
2:00pm-2:25pm - Free Choice
2:30pm-3:10pm -Specials (Gym, Art, Music, Digital Literacy)
3:10pm-3:20pm- Dismissal


Quick Links: 

Piscataway School District
Grandview Elementary School
Tools of the Mind


 Math Links:
StarFall

Literacy Links
Raz-Kids