Lesson Plans 2/20-3/2

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


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


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


Change in Lesson Plans

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


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


Books read YTD at Kitayama

Pic: Fall leaf and pumpkin pie 
“We’ve read 6373 books at KIT!”.
Image by ImageChef.com 


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



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


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



DIGITAL LIFE / TIP SHEET / DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP / REV DATE 2016 www.commonsense.org/educators

What’s the Issue?
We may think of our kids’ online, mobile, and technological activities as “digital life,” but to them it’s just life. In their world, being able to connect and communicate 24/7 from just about any location is normal – and expected! Between kindergarten and fifth grade, kids go through rapid growth in learning. From playing games on their mom or dad’s cell phone, to learning how to point and click a mouse, to navigating online by themselves, kids this age are participating in a connected culture.
Why Does It Matter?
The stakes are high because our kids’ technological abilities can be greater than their maturity and judgment. Having unrestricted access to information and people can result in gaining a wealth of information and experiences but also access to inappropriate content. Just as kids learn to eat properly, swim safely, or drive a car carefully, they need to know how to live in the digital world responsibly and respectfully. Their success depends on their abilities to use digital media to create, collaborate, and communicate well with others. Those who master these skills in using digital tools will benefit from the digital world’s awesome power.
common sense says 

  • Use bookmarks and safe search. Teach your child to bookmark his or her favorite sites. This way, your child is less likely to go somewhere online you don’t want. Use safe search options on web browsers, such as Epic or DuckDuckGo, to make sure your child can search safely. 
  • Consider using filtering and blocking software. Some parents find these tools to be useful to help protect younger children from accessing inappropriate content. 
  • Have older siblings help. Have your older children help teach your younger children how to be responsible and safe online. Let the older ones know that you want them to help you protect their little brothers or sisters online. 
  • Share wisdom. Kids often don’t understand how their actions affect others. We do. We teach kids to choose their words carefully, play nicely with others, and respect their teachers. Now we have to extend those lessons to a vast, invisible world. As a parent, you can translate your values into the digital world and help kids understand the implications of their actions. 
  • Seek balance. If our kids are going to thrive with digital media, we must balance the negative with the positive, privacy with protection. As our children grow, they need more independence and privacy. But parents have to be sure their kids know how to be safe and responsible before letting them loose. 
  • Keep an open mind. We don’t see the world the way our kids do. We don’t help our kids when we judge their lives through the lens of a non-digital world. It’s important for us to understand that our kids will spend much of their lives in a connected world, where everyone creates and communicates. We need to help them to enjoy it and learn from it. 

Lesson plans: Internet Safety

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


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


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.
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

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

(all materials are for classroom use, so it is not necessary to mark them with your child’s name)
• 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
• 1 solid spiral bound notebook-wide rule
• 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
• 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

• 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
• Wide ruled composition book

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
 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.

• 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
• 1 box gallon size Ziploc bags
• Small bottle hand sanitizer
• Pack of thick EXPO Dry Erase markers
• 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.

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)
1 box Gallon size Ziploc bags
• Bottle hand sanitizer
• Pack of thick EXPO Dry Erase markers
• 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.



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.


Book Fair 5/8-12

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


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


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

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