Kindergarten Update 2/11

Looking Ahead:
Our 100th day of school was a lot of fun! The students and I had a great day celebrating the accomplishment of being 100 days smarter! Thank you to those volunteers that helped that day or donated items to make our 100th  day a success.
Thank you to all the families that donated canned goods or non perishable items. Our school grand total was 760! We appreciate all the families generosity.
Tomorrow, 2/12, is our field trip to the post office! We will be leaving after recess/snack at 10:15 AM. Parent drivers please arrive by 10:00 AM. The students may wear their regular school uniform. Any color uniform polo is acceptable.
Thursday is Valentine’s Day. We will be having a small class celebration to celebrate St. Valentine. Thank you to those parents that volunteered to donate goodies for that day. The students may bring in Valentine cards to exchange. They must bring one for every student in the class. We have 20 students in our class. Please do not have your child write the names of the other students on them. Please just have your child write their name, so their classmates will know who the card is from. This makes it much easier to pass them out, without too much confusion. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Reminders:
Thank you to the parent volunteers that sit with our class at Mass on Wednesday mornings. I appreciate the help. Please remember that you are there to help the children maintain appropriate Mass behavior and that all the children need to be treated equally. We need to assure this for fairness to all the students that don’t have parents present. It is not always possible for you to sit near your child as it is necessary for me to spread the parent volunteers out as necessary. The children are not instructed to hold hands during the Our Father prayer. When I get up to help with the gifts and to receive Holy Communion, please help keep the students quiet and facing the altar.
We continue practicing reading sentences with the use of pictures and our high frequency words. Last week, the students brought home a book with the sight word little in it. Please encourage the children to read these book to you throughout the weekend and week. It would be helpful to keep these books each week and have them practice as review of all the words we have learned. It is great practice for them.
Please continue to read at least 15 minutes every night with your child and fill out the reading log. Please keep the reading log in their home folder on the “return to school” side. I will be checking for completion each morning, and stamping the log to track whether or not the assignment was done each night. This way, I can assign an accurate grade for the reading log. I will collect the reading logs each week on Friday. A new log will be sent home every Monday.
Share Schedule:
Monday: Abigail, Andrew, Brayden, Christian, Elise
Tuesday: Eva, Jalynn, John C., Kyle, Liam
Wednesday: Martha, Moises, Agnes, Anthony, Cassy
Thursday: Dayvin, Emmett, Frank, Jayln, John M.
Friday: Lia, Lorenzo, Mia and Zach
*Reminder that the Super Star Student of the week can bring something to share each day of the week.
**I will have a bin outside the classroom for the share items in the morning. Please only have your child bring an item to share on their scheduled day (except when student is Super Star Student). If they forget, they are not to bring something the next day, but instead they will wait until their next scheduled share day. Thank you for your help with this. The children may share books, gifts, and stories.  Weapons and other such items may not be brought to school. Likewise, fragile items should not be sent to school.
Super Star Student- I will go in alphabetical order by first name. The student that is Super Star Student for the week will bring in a small photo album with 10-15 pages. You may wish to include pictures and a description of your child’s likes/dislikes, favorite vacations, special events, thing he/she enjoys doing, etc. We will read from this book every day that your child is Super Star.  Being Super Star also means being line leader, prayer leader, and calendar leader.  The Super Star may share every day during his/her week, not just on his or her assigned share day.
Super Star Students for February/March:
February 4th-8th: Kyle
February 11th-15th: Lia
February 18th-22nd: Liam
February 25th-March 1st: Lorenzo
Please continue to read at least 15 minutes every night with your child and fill out the reading log. Please keep the reading log in their home folder on the “return to school” side. I will be checking for completion each morning, and stamping the log to track whether or not the assignment was done each night. This way, I can assign an accurate grade for the reading log. I will collect the reading logs each week on Friday. A new log will be sent home every Monday.

What we will be covering this week:
  • Religion: Jesus Wants Us to Love
  • Math: Series of Longer than and Shorter than Comparisons, Compare Objects Using Same As
  • Reading: Rain, The Rain, Weather is Fun, Kim and Nan, The Frog and The Locust, Cloud Watch
  • Language Arts: Essential Question- What happens in different kind of weather?
  • Grammar: Read Words with k and ck with short vowels a, e, i, Naming Words (nouns)
  • Phonics: Letter: Kk , High Frequency Words: she, was, little, with, he ,are, my, to, do, you, is, go, and, like, you, a, we, the, I, can, see, at, am
  • Social Studies: American Monuments and National Symbols
  • Science: The Most Magnificent Thing/Engineering Fair
Dates and Reminder:
  • Tuesday, 2/12: Field trip to Post Office 10:15 AM -12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 2/13: Half Day, Dismissal at 12 PM
  • Thursday, 2/14: Valentine’s Day-Class Celebration
  • Monday, 2/18: No School: President’s Day
  • Wednesday, 2/20: Family STEM Night 5:30 PM
  • Thursday, 2/21: Team Day: Students may wear blue jeans and St. Mary team shirt
  • Friday, 3/1: Half Day: Dismissal at 12 PM
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at .