5/29/18

Student Work

I started a new tab called "Student Work" where I will post my students work. Check it out ... click on the tab "Student Work" above. Below is an example of our last assignment using Story Bird.com (click on the picture to see the poem).

4/23/18

Mark your calendars

What is coming up in the library ...
Last student check-out: 4/30-5/4
All Student library books due: 5/07-5/11
Book Fair: 5/14-5/18
Teacher library books due: 6/1

4/20/18

Lesson Plans 4/23-6/8

TK-2nd: Email Book
3rd-5th: Write a Diamante poem and publish on Storybird.com

3/21/18

Lesson Plans

TK-1st: 3/19-4/27: Parts of a Nonfiction Book
2nd-5th
3/21 - 3/27: Nonfiction Text Features
 3/28 - 4/27: Reference Material

3/5/18

Lesson Plans 3/6/18-3/30/18

2nd-5th: Book Reviews by Students
Kinder-1st: Parts of Nonfiction Books

2/21/18

Lesson Plans 2/20-3/2

3rd-5th:
2/20-2/26: Study Email address and password
2/27-3/2: Email Test

Kinder and TK: Checking in and out books
1st grade: Checking in and out and sorting number books
2nd grade: Finding books in the library

2/1/18

Lesson Plans 2/9-2/15

5th - 3rd grades: School E-mail address and password
2nd grade: Searching for books
1st: Checking-in and out picture books
Tk-Kinder: Checking out books

Lesson Plans 2/5-2/8

5th-2nd grades: Finding books in the library
1st grade: Checking-in and out E books and sorting them
TK-K: Finding Library card and checking-out a book
Pic: Destiny Quest Library Catalog

1/19/18

Lesson Plans 1/22/18-2/2/18

  • TK-Kinder: Receive and use library card
  • 1st: Check-out E books and learn to "Sort" books
  • 2nd-5th: Citations

12/4/17

Change in Lesson Plans

12/4/17-12/8/17
1st-5th: Coding
Kinder: Andrew's Loose Tooth by Robert Munsch and "Coding"(working on the breaking the habit of closing the Chromebook lids)

11/16/17

Lesson Plan: Hour of Code with guardians


12/15/17-12/21/17: TK-5th grade

Lesson plans: Code.org

11/27/17-12/14/17: Coding Tk-5th
 

10/18/17

Lesson Plans 11/13-11/17

TK-5th: Coding

Lesson Plans 11/6-11/10

3rd-5th: Email Test
2nd: Typing.com
TK-1st: Parts of a book

Lesson Plans 10/30-11/3

1-5: Keyboarding
TK-K: Using a Computer

Lesson Plans 10/23-10/27

1-5: Keyboarding
TK-K: Parts of a Computer

10/2/17

Keyboarding

Lesson Plans: 10/6-10/26
Kinder: Internet Safety and Intro to Computers
1st-2nd: Dance Mat Typing at http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr
3rd-5th: Typing.com at https://www.typing.com

9/27/17

How Library Things Work

Lesson Plans 9/29-10/5
Kinder: Intro
1st & 2nd: How Library Things Work
3rd to 5th: Internet Safety and Internet Safety Test

9/21/17

Lesson plans: Internet Safety

Lesson Plans: 9/25-10/6
5th-Kinder: Internet Safety

9/6/17

Lesson Plans 9/15/17-9/21/17

3rd-5th: Google Classroom
1st-2nd: Nonfiction books

Lesson Plans 9/8/17-8/14/17

Week 2: Where books go in the Library, check-in, and check-out.

Lesson Plans 9/1/17-9/7/17

Week 1: Intro to Library and check-out

7/21/17

School Supply List 2017-18

Tom Kitayama Elementary School Supply List 2017-2018
The following are suggested items that you may donate to help support the classroom curriculum.
TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN
FOR CLASSROOM USE
ALL STUDENTS
1 white 3 ring binder 1” with clear view
1 box of sheet protectors
1 box of 24 Crayola crayons, classic colors
1 dozen Ticonderoga pencils
1 box of Kleenex
1 container of Clorox wipes
1 tub of baby wipes
2 reams of paper; one white, one color cardstock
1 box of sandwich sized Ziplock bags
Boys bring:
1 box of quart sized Ziploc bags
1 box of 10 Crayola fine tip markers, classic colors
1 package of BLACK EXPO thin (fine) tip dry erase markers
1 package black fine tip Sharpie permanent markers
Girls bring:
1 box gallon sized, Ziploc freezer bags
1 box Crayola broad tip markers, classic colors
1 box BLACK EXPO broad tip dry erase markers
1 large bottle of Purell hand sanitizer

KINDERGARTEN
FOR CLASSROOM USE
ALL STUDENTS:
4-6 Avery glue sticks
1 dozen Ticonderoga pencils
1 box of Kleenex
1 box EXPO thin (fine or ultra fine tip) dry erase markers
1 container of Clorox wipes
Boys bring:
1 large bottle of antibacterial hand soap
1 box Crayola fine tip markers
1 box – 1 qt Ziploc (zipper slider) bags
Girls bring:
1 box – 1 gallon Ziploc (zipper slider) bags
1 box Crayola broad tip markers
1 tub of baby wipes

FIRST GRADE
(all materials are for classroom use, so it is not necessary to mark them with your child’s name)
ALL STUDENTS:
• 1 dozen Ticonderoga or Dixon brand #2 pencils
• 1 bottle unscented hand sanitizer
• 1 canister of Clorox wipes
• 6 Elmer’s glue sticks (NOT Target or generic brand, they don’t work)
• 1 box of 24 Crayola crayons, classic colors
• 2 boxes of facial tissue
• 1 red prong paper folder with pocket
FOR HOME USE
• 1 solid spiral bound notebook-wide rule
GIRLS BRING:
• 1 box Ziploc sandwich bags
• 1 box Crayola THIN markers
• 2 packages big Pink Pearl erasers
• 1 ream of COLORED copy paper
• 1 package of BLACK THICK EXPO markers
BOYS BRING:
• 1 box of gallon size Ziploc brand bags
• 1 box Crayola THICK markers
• 2 packages Post-It brand post-its (any color)
• 1 package of BLACK THIN EXPO markers
• 1 ream of WHITE copy paper

SECOND GRADE
FOR CLASSROOM USE
• Expo whiteboard markers (1 pkg.)
• 12 Avery glue sticks
• 1 container of Clorox disinfecting wipes or baby wipes
• 8-pack Crayola thick markers (classic colors)
• 8-pack Crayola thin markers (classic colors)
• 12-pack Crayola color pencils
• 24-pack Crayola crayons
• Pink Pearl erasers
• 3 x 3 Post-its
• Yellow double pocket folder – no prongs
• Expo markers (fine point and chisel)
• 1 set earbuds for personal use in class
• 1 red spiral bound notebook – wide ruled
• 1 box of sandwich bags (snack or quart size)
Girls Bring
• 1 ream colored Xerox paper
• 1 box of gallon size Ziploc bags
• 1 box of Kleenex
Boys Bring
• 1 package sheet protector
• 1 large bottle of Purell Hand Sanitizer
• 1 box of band-aids
AVAILABLE FOR HOME USE
• Wide ruled composition book

THIRD GRADE
FOR CLASSROOM USE - Please do not label with your child’s name
 2 box No. 2 pencils
 1 box 24 Crayola crayons
 1 boxes Crayola 12 colored pencils
 2 Pink Pearl erasers
 1 package each thick and thin EXPO markers
 Mr. Sketch markers
 Glue sticks, 12 pack
 2 boxes of facial tissue
 1 ream cardstock and 1 ream white copy paper
 Clorox disinfecting wipes
 1 box quart or gallon size freezer Ziploc bags
AVAILABLE FOR HOME USE
 Art supplies (colored pencils, scissors, glue, etc.)
 Library card
 One set each multiplication and division flash cards
* Your teacher may provide an additional list for classroom specific supplies.

FOURTH GRADE
FOR PERSONAL USE
• 2 1 1/2 three-ring binder (for science & music)
• 2 Erasers (pink pearl bar type preferred)
• Colored markers (8 wide, 8 thin)
• Ballpoint pens (1 each: red, blue, black and green)
• Highlighters (variety of colors)
• Colored pencils (box of 12 to 24)
• Student scissors (Fiskar preferred)
• 1 spiral bound notebook
• 24 pack (Dixon Ticonderoga preferred)
• 1 set earbuds for personal use in class
• 2 boxes facial tissue
• 6 glue sticks
• Post-its
• Copy paper (1 ream white, 1 ream colored-Astrobright preferred)
• 2 packages wide ruled binder paper
• Index cards (1 pack)
• Clear Scotch tape (2)
• Computer wipes
BOYS
• 1 box gallon size Ziploc bags
• Small bottle hand sanitizer
• Pack of thick EXPO Dry Erase markers
GIRLS
• 1 box snack size Ziploc bags
• 1 container of disinfecting wipes
• Pack of thin EXPO Dry Erase markers
*Your teacher may provide an additional list for classroom specific materials throughout the year.

FIFTH GRADE
Personal Supplies
• 2 1 1/2” three-ring binder (for science and music)
• Ruler (clear plastic)
• 2 erasers (Pink Pearl preferred)
• Colored markers (8 wide, 8 thin)
• Ballpoint Pens (1 ea.: red, blue, black, green)
• 3 highlighters
• Colored pencils (Box of 12 to 24)
• Student scissors
• Pencil box (standard size)
• 2 solid 2-pocket folders with prongs
• 2 Wide ruled marble composition book
• 2 spiral bound notebook
Class Supplies:
• 24 pencils
• 2 boxes facial tissue
• 6 glue sticks
• 4 pack 2 x 2 Post-Its
• Colored Copy paper (Astrobright preferred)
• 2 packages of wide ruled binder paper
• Index Cards (1 packs)
• Clear Scotch tape (2)
BOYS:
1 box Gallon size Ziploc bags
• Bottle hand sanitizer
• Pack of thick EXPO Dry Erase markers
GIRLS:
• 1 box sandwich size Ziploc bags
• 1 container of Clorox wipes
• Pack of thin EXPO Dry Erase markers
* Your teacher may provide an additional list for classroom specific supplies.

6/7/17

PHILFOTO @ PHIL-FOTO.com

Thank you Phil from PHILFOTO @ PHIL-FOTO.com for doing the photo booth at our Field Day.
Parents you can go to PHIL-FOTO.com to download the pictures (password is to the picture strip). Please, LOVE him on YELP. FYI: He is great with the kids!
Business card from PHILFOTO @ PHIL-FOTO.com phone # 844-980-1800














Phil from PHILFOTO @ PHIL-FOTO.com getting students to pose for a photo booth picture.

5/3/17

Book Fair 5/8-12

Our Book Fair is May 8th - 12th during Library Prep and after school from 2:05-3:00.

3/29/17

Lesson Plans: 4/10-4/14

Kinder: Finding and using library cards
1st grade: Finding E books on the shelves
2nd Grade: Finding F books on the shelves AT their reading level
3rd - 5th: Diamonte Science Poems (see my example below)

Earth’s Water 

Fresh Water
Limited, scarce
Drinking, irrigating, cooking
On Earth only 3% of our H2O is fresh and 97% is salty
Shipping, fishing, sailing
Abundant, plentiful
Salt Water

By: Mrs. Vranjes

Book Fair 05/08/2017 - 05/12/2017

1/20/17

Lesson Plans 1/23/17-1/27/17

3rd - 5th: STEM: Earth's Water
Kinder - 2nd grades