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! The 100th day of school is almost here- i can't believe we are half way through the school year. We have been really busy learning fun, new, information. Here is a little bit of what we learned.....

Literacy:
 We are beginning the sixth Jack and Annie book and the class is excited to learn about the Ice Age and space. We have transitioned into working in 8 centers a week. 

Math:
We have completed the first seven chapters in our Go Math unit. We also celebrated the 90th day of school. The students are looking forward to celebrating the 100th day of school and are learning addition and subtraction with larger numbers, skip counting, and graphing!

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 Ice age, space, and the oceans. So far this year we studied pilgrims and native Americans, medieval times, pirate life, the Amazon Rain forest, Japan,  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:

Feb. 8th -Valentine's Day Dance
Feb. -12th - Half Day of School
Feb. 13th -  100th Day of School!
Feb. 14th - Valentine's Day Party
Feb. 18th- No School President's Day
Feb. 19th -Report Cards
Feb.21st- Mar. 8th- Gertrude Hawk Sale
Feb. 22nd- Snowed In Pajama Day
Feb. 26th-Mar. 1st- Book Fair
Feb. 25th-Mar. 1st- Read Across America Week
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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