Kindergarten - Mrs. Lori Brogdon
I was born and raised in Kansas City, MO (Go Chiefs) and moved to the Bay Area over 20 years ago.Education is a second career for me and I am so blessed to be doing what I love. I taught pre-school for 12 years in Burlingame and am passionate about Early Childhood Education. I recently returned to graduate school to complete my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. This is my third year teaching Kindergarten and I am honored to be starting my career at Beresford.
I am the proud mom of two very active boys.Nickolas, (17) is a Junior at Hillsdale High School and Matthew (13) is a seventh grader at Bowditch Middle School.`I have been happily married to my husband, Michael, for 19 years. Our beloved German Shepherd, Kodi, keeps us moving each day. Running, reading and trips to the beach are weekend favorites of mine.
Kindergarteners amaze me each and every day. I learn from them, grow with them and celebrate successes with them. I am excited to teach them all the wonders of learning.
Messages from Mrs. Brogdon
• Please make sure to attend the Monday morning announcements in the LGI
What we're learning
- Fiction (false) VS Non-Fiction (not false, or true)
- Fairy Tales typically start with "Once upon a time."
- Informational Text: teaches us about something
- Poems: have rhyming words, typically at the end of sentences
- Main Characters can be: an animal, person or a thing
- Noun: person, place or thing
- Verb: action
- Questions start with: Who, what, where, when , why, how, what
- Question mark : ? (needs an answer)
- Exclamation point: ! (loud communication)
- Difference between a letter, word and sentence
- Begin sentence on the left of page..write to the right. Upper case letter begins sentence.
- Spaces between words,( students have been given a spacer that they have learned how to use)
- Period at end of sentence.
- Continue using available space to write before moving down page. (return sweep)
- Illustrations match writing/topics
- Commas: , make a short pause in your reading/writing
We've now covered all the letters and their corresponding sounds in the alphabet: practice DAILY USING YOUR ABC CHART
Sight Words: I, a, like, the, we, go, can, see, she, is: practice writing these at home. Use them in sentences. Use flashcards!
- Re-tell Key Details
- Identify and Describe the Sequence of Events
- Make Connections Between Illustrations and Events in the Text
- Use illustrations and titles of text to make a prediction
- Form/state an opinion of a text
- Listen and Retell: Text Features
- Identify Author’s Reasons
- Quotation Marks: " " change your voice, a character is talking
- Compare and Contrast Two Texts on the Same Topic
Read daily and use your BEAR Card questions
Life Cycle of Pumpkins: seed, sprout, flower, green pumpkin, orange pumpkin -what can we do with a fully grown pumpkin? (make food, carve it, replant seeds)
Plants and Animals have needs: water, food, shelter, sun. air
- We have identified and practice writing numerals 1-10
- Shapes: 2d: Recognition and formation (circle, square, rectangle, triangle, hexagon, octagon and trapezoid) 3d; (sphere, cube, cone, cylinder)
- Graphing: start bottom and record up
- Counting Collections: counting miscellaneous objects to 100. How can we count? Make a plan. Would sorting make it easier? How will I keep track of the items I've already counted (move them aside? put in a cup? ) Group by 10's, group by 5's..Record what you have counted onto a recording sheet. Draw a picture representing how you counted. Does the drawing match the actual items counted? Can you write the corresponding number correctly?
Thank you, as always, for your support!
Things we could use in Room #2
- Gallon of Elmer's Glue
- Side Walk Chalk for Recess Play
- Play- Doh
Mrs. Lori Brogdon
Upcoming Classroom Events:
Dec. 20 : 11:30am-12:15pm Gingerbread House Making in LGI. Read aloud in Room #2 @ 12:20pm.
December 22-Jan.8-No School/Winter Break
January15-No School-Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday
February 7-LIFESKILLS Day #2
February 9- Walking Field Trip to Post Office
February 19-No School-Presidents' Day Holiday
February 26-March2-Literacy Week
March 16- San Jose Discovery Museum Field Trip
March 28-Fun Run
March 30-Minimum Day Early Dismissal @ 12:40pm
April 2-15-No School-Spring Break
March 28- April 8-Spring Break
May 9-Founder's Day/Talent Show
May 17- Elkus Ranch Field Trip
May 23-Art Show
May 28-No School-Memorial Day Holiday
May 29-June 1-Student Led Conferences-Minimum Day Release all Week @ 12:40pm
June 8-Dance Party
June 21- Last Day of School-Minimum Day Early Dismissal @12:40pm
Wednesday: Technology/Computer Lab
*Book Bags due back every Thursday *