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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I can't believe it is already December, I feel like school just started! We have been really busy learning fun, new, information. Here is a little bit of what we learned.....

Literacy:
 We are beginning the fourth Jack and Annie book and the class is excited to learn about pirates and in January Ninjas. Soon we will be transitioning into 8 centers a week. the students are ready for the challenge!

Math:
We have completed the first four chapters in our Go Math unit. We also celebrated the 50th day of school. The students are looking forward to celebrating the 100th day of school and learning addition and subtraction!

Social Studies: 
We will  continue to learn about our community and New Jersey.  Through the Magic Tree House Series we will be learning about pirate life and life as a ninja. So far this year we studied pilgrims and native Americans, medieval times and ancient Egypt.

Science:
We have learned so much since school began, we learned about dinosaurs, fossils, hieroglyphics, and the life cycles of apples, pumpkins, and gourds. Next we will be learning about water and buoyancy; the class will be taking part in a boat building project. 

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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:

December 2018
Wed. 12/5 -PTO's Paint Night- 6:30-8:30
Thurs. 12/20- Gingerbread Day- The entire Kindergarten will celebrate Gingerbread Day together with fun classroom activities.
Fri. 12/21- Pajama Day- Wear comfy pajamas to school.
Fri. 12/21- Classroom Holiday Party

12/24/2018-1/1/2019 - Winter Break

1/2/19- School will reopen!

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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