Kindergarten Weekly Update 5/13

Looking Ahead:
Thank you to all the families that joined us at the Gala. It was fun and great to see many of our families at our biggest fundraiser of the year!
Our shoe tying party was fun last Friday! They all practiced hard and it showed. I appreciate all the parents and students hard work in achieving this goal. Here is a picture of them all wearing their Shoe Tying Champion Medal!
We have our book fair at school this week. We have a goal of $2500! Please come and support our school through this fundraiser. The hours are as follows:
Tuesday, 5/14
7:30 AM-3:00 PM

Wednesday, 5/15
12:00-2:15 PM

Thursday, 5/16
1:00-3:00 PM

Friday, 5/17
7:30 AM-10:00 PM
Kindergarten Promotion Information:
We will be having our end of the year Promotion Celebration on Thursday, June 6th at 9:30 AM. Please send your child to school dressed in their Sunday best at our regular start time, 8:00 AM. After the Promotion Celebration the students are dismissed and do not have school the next day. June 6th is Kindergarten’s last day of school.
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.
Please continue to send back the “Book Bags”  every Friday. I will send new books home every Monday if they are returned.  Please continue to have your child read to you. These books should be practiced many times throughout the week, before they are returned on Friday. This will count as time for their reading log each night. There will also be a key ring with sight word flash cards attached in the “Book Bags.” These should be practiced nightly as well. I will add words to the rings as necessary.
Please have the students read a sheet of the sight word sentence homework nightly. They may color in 1 star after reading the page in entirety. Please have your child write at least 1-2 sentences on the lined writing paper each night using their sight word sentences and inventive spelling. They may rewrite one of the sentences provided or create their own new sentence. This is a part of their homework, this is not optional. They must write a minimum of 4 sentences for the week.
We continue practicing reading sentences with the use of pictures and our high frequency words. This week the sight words we are practicing are does and come. It would be helpful to keep the small books that come home 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, Christian, Elise
Tuesday: Matthew, John C., Kyle, Liam
Wednesday: Moises, Agnes, Anthony, Cassy
Thursday: Dayvin, Emmett, Frank, Jayln, John M.
Friday: Lia, Lorenzo, Mia and Zach
**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. If they forget, they do not 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.
All of our students have had the chance to be our Super Star Student! Thank you for putting their books together to share with the class. I am picking a random daily Super Star Student each day in the morning who will be the line leader, prayer leader and calendar helper for the day.

What we will be covering this week:
  • Religion: We Care About Others as Jesus Did
  • Math: Adding and Subtracting Numbers (Garfield Math), Composition and Decomposition of Numbers (Number Bonds) and Number Sentences
  • Reading: All Kinds of Families, We Come on Time, The Perfect Color, Good For You, My Box and Let’s Make a Band
  • Language Arts: Essential Question- In what ways are things alike? How are they different?
  • Grammar: Blend Words with long e, e_e, ee, and , Pronouns, Question Words (who,what,where,when,why and how) and Opposites
  • Phonics: Long Vowel Sound Ee (e, e_e, ee) High Frequency Words: come, does, good, who, where, look ,play, has, help, too, this, what, here, me, said, want, they, of, for ,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: California Symbols
  • Science: Animal Habitats
Dates and Reminder:
  • Friday, 5/17: Rosary at 2:15 PM
  • Friday, 5/24: Rosary at 2:15 PM
  • Monday, 5/27: No School: Memorial Day
  • Thursday, 5/30: Team Day: Students may wear jeans and their St. Mary Spirit Shirt
  • Friday, 5/31: Rosary at 2:15 PM
  • Tuesday, 6/4: Fly-up Day
  • Wednesday, 6/5: Half Day: Dismissal at 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, 6/6: Kindergarten Promotion Celebration 9:30 AM (Dismissed after Promotion Celebration)
  • Thursday, 6/6: Last Day of School for Kindergarten/Half Day for Grades 1-8 Dismissal at 12 PM
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at .

Kindergarten Weekly Update 5/6

Looking Ahead:
We had a great first week back from Easter break and had fun dressing up each day for Spirit Week! Here we are on Crazy Hair Day!
This Wednesday is a half day with dismissal at 12:00 PM. The teachers will be attending professional development in the afternoon.
Kindergarten Promotion Information:
We will be having our end of the year Promotion Celebration on Thursday, June 6th at 9:30 AM. Please send your child to school dressed in their Sunday best at our regular start time, 8:00 AM. After the Promotion Celebration the students are dismissed and do not have school the next day. June 6th is Kindergarten’s last day of school.
Gala Information:
Before Easter break a letter was sent home by our room parents regarding donations for our Annual Gala. This is our biggest fundraiser. Our class is responsible for a tablescape and the theme is USA! Please help make this fundraiser a success and send in your donations in the envelopes provided by our room parents.
It is a fun fundraising event and I hope to see all of you there.
Shoe Tying Party:
Please continue to practice and help your child successfully tie the template and their own shoes! We will be having a shoe tying party this Friday, May 10th! All the students that can tie their shoes by this date will earn a special treat at our shoe tying party!
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.
Please continue to send back the “Book Bags”  every Friday. I will send new books home every Monday if they are returned.  Please continue to have your child read to you. These books should be practiced many times throughout the week, before they are returned on Friday. This will count as time for their reading log each night. There will also be a key ring with sight word flash cards attached in the “Book Bags.” These should be practiced nightly as well. I will add words to the rings as necessary.
Please have the students read a sheet of the sight word sentence homework nightly. They may color in 1 star after reading the page in entirety. Please have your child write at least 1-2 sentences on the lined writing paper each night using their sight word sentences and inventive spelling. They may rewrite one of the sentences provided or create their own new sentence. This is a part of their homework, this is not optional. They must write a minimum of 4 sentences for the week.
We continue practicing reading sentences with the use of pictures and our high frequency words. This week the sight words we are practicing are good and who. It would be helpful to keep the small books that come home 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, Christian, Elise
Tuesday: Matthew, John C., Kyle, Liam
Wednesday: Moises, Agnes, Anthony, Cassy
Thursday: Dayvin, Emmett, Frank, Jayln, John M.
Friday: Lia, Lorenzo, Mia and Zach
**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. If they forget, they do not 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.
All of our students have had the chance to be our Super Star Student! Thank you for putting their books together to share with the class. I am picking a random daily Super Star Student each day in the morning who will be the line leader, prayer leader and calendar helper for the day.

What we will be covering this week:
  • Religion: We Care About Others as Jesus Did
  • Math: Adding and Subtracting Numbers (Garfield Math), Composition and Decomposition of Numbers (Number Bonds) and Number Sentences
  • Reading: What’s the Big Idea, Molly?, A Good Time for Luke, The Elves and the Shoemakers, The Variety Show, Animal Band, We Want Honey
  • Language Arts: Essential Question- What can happen when we work together?
  • Grammar: Blend Words with long u with h, p and m, Pronouns, Question Words (who,what,where,when,why and how)
  • Phonics: Long Vowel Sound Uu High Frequency Words: good, who, where, look ,play, has, help, too, this, what, here, me, said, want, they, of, for ,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: California Symbols
  • Science: Finishing Pushes and Pulls
Dates and Reminder:
  • Wednesday, 5/8: Half Day: Dismissal at 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, 5/9: May Crowning at 7:15 PM- Mandatory for students in grades 1-8
  • Saturday, 5/11: Gala at 5:00 PM
  • Friday, 5/17: Rosary at 2:15 PM
  • Friday, 5/24: Rosary at 2:15 PM
  • Monday, 5/27: No School: Memorial Day
  • Thursday, 5/30: Team Day: Students may wear jeans and their St. Mary Spirit Shirt
  • Friday, 5/31: Rosary at 2:15 PM
  • Tuesday, 6/4: Fly-up Day
  • Wednesday, 6/5: Half Day: Dismissal at 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, 6/6: Kindergarten Promotion Celebration 9:30 AM (Dismissed after Promotion Celebration)
  • Thursday, 6/6: Last Day of School for Kindergarten/Half Day for Grades 1-8 Dismissal at 12 PM
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at .

Kindergarten Weekly Update 4/29

Looking Ahead:
I hope everyone had a great week off of school with their families and a very blessed Easter.
Spirit Week Information:
Monday: Tie or Tie Dye Day
Tuesday: Disney/Super Hero Day
Wednesday: Wacky Accessories (These may be put on with Mass uniform after we attend Mass and take our Kindergarten Promotion pictures.)
Thursday: Crazy Hair Day with Free Dress
Friday: Pajama Day-No nightgowns and school appropriate shoes must be worn with all pajamas
Kindergarten Promotion Information:
We will be having Kindergarten Promotion pictures this Wednesday, 5/1/19. Please send your student to school in their normal Mass uniform.
I can’t believe the end of the year is upon us! We will be having our end of the year Promotion Celebration on Thursday, June 6th at 9:30 AM. Please send your child to school dressed in their Sunday best at our regular start time, 8:00 AM. After the Promotion Celebration the students are dismissed and do not have school the next day. June 6th is Kindergarten’s last day of school.
Gala Information:
Before Easter break a letter was sent home by our room parents regarding donations for our Annual Gala. This is our biggest fundraiser. Our class is responsible for a tablescape and the theme is USA! Please help make this fundraiser a success and send in your donations in the envelopes provided by our room parents.
If you have not purchased tickets to attend the event you still have time! It is a fun fundraising event and I hope to see all of you there. Click here for Ticket Order Form.
Shoe Tying Party:
Please continue to practice and help your child successfully tie the template and their own shoes! We will be having a shoe tying party on Friday, May 10th! All the students that can tie their shoes by this date will earn a special treat at our shoe tying party!
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.
Please continue to send back the “Book Bags”  every Friday. I will send new books home every Monday if they are returned.  Please continue to have your child read to you. These books should be practiced many times throughout the week, before they are returned on Friday. This will count as time for their reading log each night. There will also be a key ring with sight word flash cards attached in the “Book Bags.” These should be practiced nightly as well. I will add words to the rings as necessary.
Please have the students read a sheet of the sight word sentence homework nightly. They may color in 1 star after reading the page in entirety. Please have your child write at least 1-2 sentences on the lined writing paper each night using their sight word sentences and inventive spelling. They may rewrite one of the sentences provided or create their own new sentence. This is a part of their homework, this is not optional. They must write a minimum of 4 sentences for the week.
We continue practicing reading sentences with the use of pictures and our high frequency words. This week the sight words we are practicing are look and where. It would be helpful to keep the small books that come home 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, Christian, Elise
Tuesday: Matthew, John C., Kyle, Liam
Wednesday: Moises, Agnes, Anthony, Cassy
Thursday: Dayvin, Emmett, Frank, Jayln, John M.
Friday: Lia, Lorenzo, Mia and Zach
**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. If they forget, they do not 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.
All of our students have had the chance to be our Super Star Student! Thank you for putting their books together to share with the class. I am picking a random daily Super Star Student each day in the morning who will be the line leader, prayer leader and calendar helper for the day.

What we will be covering this week:
  • Religion: Ch. 26 We Celebrate That Jesus is Our Friend
  • Math: Adding and Subtracting Numbers (Garfield Math), Composition and Decomposition of Numbers (Number Bonds)
  • Reading: Bread Comes to Life, Look! A Home!, Look Where It Is From, What’s For Breakfast, Spider Woman Teaches the Navajo
  • Language Arts: Essential Question- How can things in nature be used to make new things?
  • Grammar: Blend Words with long o with h, p and m, Describing Words (Adjectives)
  • Phonics: Long Vowel Sound Oo High Frequency Words: where, look ,play, has, help, too, this, what, here, me, said, want, they, of, for ,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: Natural Resources
  • Science: Pushes and Pulls
Dates and Reminder:
  • Monday, 4/29: School Resumes
  • Wednesday, 5/1: Kindergarten Promotion Pictures
  • Friday, 5/3: Half Day: Dismissal at 12:00 PM
  • Friday, 5/3: Rosary at 11:15 AM
  • Saturday, 5/4: 2nd Grade-First Holy Communion at 10:00 AM
  • Wednesday, 5/8: Half Day: Dismissal at 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, 5/9: May Crowning at 7:15 PM- Mandatory for students in grades 1-8
  • Saturday, 5/11: Gala at 5:00 PM
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at .

Kindergarten Weekly Update 4/15

Looking Ahead:
Holy Week: On Holy Thursday we will be having attending a prayer service and the school will be presenting Washing of the Feet in the church at 8:30 AM. On Good Friday the middle school will be presenting the Living Stations of the Cross in the church at 10:00 AM. Good Friday, 4/19, is a half day with dismissal at 12:00 PM.
Last week a letter was sent home by our room parents regarding donations for our Annual Gala. This is our biggest fundraiser. Our class is responsible for a tablescape and the theme is USA! Please help make this fundraiser a success and send in your donations in the envelopes provided by our room parents.
Please continue to practice and help your child successfully tie the template and their own shoes! We will be having a shoe tying party on Friday, May 10th! All the students that can tie their shoes by this date will earn a special treat at our shoe tying party!
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.
Please continue to send back the “Book Bags”  every Friday. I will send new books home every Monday if they are returned.  Please continue to have your child read to you. These books should be practiced many times throughout the week, before they are returned on Friday. This will count as time for their reading log each night. There will also be a key ring with sight word flash cards attached in the “Book Bags.” These should be practiced nightly as well. I will add words to the rings as necessary.
Please have the students read a sheet of the sight word sentence homework nightly. They may color in 1 star after reading the page in entirety. Please have your child write at least 1-2 sentences on the lined writing paper each night using their sight word sentences and inventive spelling. They may rewrite one of the sentences provided or create their own new sentence. This is a part of their homework, this is not optional. They must write a minimum of 4 sentences for the week.
We continue practicing reading sentences with the use of pictures and our high frequency words. This week the sight words we are practicing are play and has . It would be helpful to keep the small books that come home 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, Christian, Elise
Tuesday: Matthew, John C., Kyle, Liam
Wednesday: Moises, Agnes, Anthony, Cassy
Thursday: Dayvin, Emmett, Frank, Jayln, John M.
Friday: Lia, Lorenzo, Mia and Zach
**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. If they forget, they do not 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.
All of our students have had the chance to be our Super Star Student! Thank you for putting their books together to share with the class. I am picking a random daily Super Star Student each day in the morning who will be the line leader, prayer leader and calendar helper for the day.

What we will be covering this week:
  • Religion: Holy Week and Easter
  • Math: Adding and Subtracting Numbers (Garfield Math), Composition and Decomposition of Numbers (Number Bonds)
  • Reading: Hen Hears Gossip, We Can Play, The Little Red Hen, Team Up to Clean Up, Mike Helps Out, Clive and His Friends
  • Language Arts: Essential Question- What do good citizens do?
  • Grammar: Blend Words with long i with n, p, l and f, Describing Words (Adjectives)
  • Phonics: Long Vowel Sound Ii High Frequency Words: play, has, help, too, this, what, here, me, said, want, they, of, for ,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: Needs and Wants
  • Science: Pushes and Pulls
Dates and Reminder:
  • Thursday, 4/18: Prayer Service and Washing of the Feet at 8:30 AM
  • Friday, 4/19: Living Stations of the Cross at 10:00 AM
  • Friday, 4/19: Half Day: Dismissal at 12 PM- Good Friday
  • Monday, 4/22-Friday, 4/26: Easter Break- No School
  • Monday, 4/29: School Resumes
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at .

Kindergarten Weekly Update 4/8

Looking Ahead:
I am so proud of the work they have been doing for the engineering fair coming up this week, Thursday, 4/11. They will have the opportunity to share their project with other students in the school. After school on Thursday, 4/11, from 3-4 PM the projects will be on display in the classroom for the parents to walk around and view. Please come see your child’s “magnificent creation”  they imagined and built.
Reminder: This Wednesday, 4/10, is a half day with dismissal at 12:00 PM.
Please continue to practice and help your child successfully tie the template and their own shoes! We will be having a shoe tying party on Friday, May 10th! All the students that can tie their shoes by this date will earn a special treat at our shoe tying party!
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.
Please continue to send back the “Book Bags”  every Friday. I will send new books home every Monday if they are returned.  Please continue to have your child read to you. These books should be practiced many times throughout the week, before they are returned on Friday. This will count as time for their reading log each night. There will also be a key ring with sight word flash cards attached in the “Book Bags.” These should be practiced nightly as well. I will add words to the rings as necessary.
Please have the students read a sheet of the sight word sentence homework nightly. They may color in 1 star after reading the page in entirety. Please have your child write at least 1-2 sentences on the lined writing paper each night using their sight word sentences and inventive spelling. They may rewrite one of the sentences provided or create their own new sentence. This is a part of their homework, this is not optional. They must write a minimum of 4 sentences for the week.
We continue practicing reading sentences with the use of pictures and our high frequency words. This past week was a review of all the sight words we have covered thus far.
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, Christian, Elise
Tuesday: Matthew, John C., Kyle, Liam
Wednesday: Moises, Agnes, Anthony, Cassy
Thursday: Dayvin, Emmett, Frank, Jayln, John M.
Friday: Lia, Lorenzo, Mia and Zach
**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. If they forget, they do not 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.
All of our students have had the chance to be our Super Star Student! Thank you for putting their books together to share with the class. I am picking a random daily Super Star Student each day in the morning who will be the line leader, prayer leader and calendar helper for the day.

What we will be covering this week:
  • Religion: Lent and Stations of the Cross
  • Math: Adding and Subtracting Numbers (Garfield Math), Create a set with the same amount, one less and one more, Composition and Decomposition of Numbers (Number Bonds)
  • Reading: Peter’s Chair, Let Me Help You, How Can Jane Help?, Jake and Dale Help!, Helping Out at Home
  • Language Arts: Essential Question- How can you help at home?
  • Grammar: Blend Words with long a with t, p, c, b, k, l and f, Describing Words (Adjectives)
  • Phonics: Long Vowel Sound a High Frequency Words: help, too, this, what, here, me, said, want, they, of, for ,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: Needs and Wants
  • Science: The Engineering Fair
Dates and Reminder:
  • Wednesday, 4/10: Half Day: Dismissal at 12 PM
  • Thursday, 4/11: Engineering Fair
  • Friday, 4/12: Stations of the Cross, 2:00 PM
  • Friday, 4/19: Washing of the Feet at 9:30 AM
  • Friday, 4/19: Half Day: Dismissal at 12 PM- Good Friday
  • Monday, 4/22-Friday, 4/26: Easter Break- No School
  • Monday, 4/29: School Resumes
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at .

Kindergarten Weekly Update 4/1

Looking Ahead:
I sent home a shoe tying practice template home last week. Please help your child successfully tie the template and their own shoes! We will be having a shoe tying party on Friday, May 10th! All the students that can tie their shoes by this date will earn a special treat at our shoe tying party!
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.
Please continue to send back the “Book Bags”  every Friday. I can send new books home every Monday if they are returned.  Please continue to have your child read to you. These books should be practiced many times throughout the week, before they are returned on Friday. This will count as time for their reading log each night. There will also be a key ring with sight word flash cards attached in the “Book Bags.” These should be practiced nightly as well. I will add words to the rings as necessary.
Please have the students read a sheet of the sight word sentence homework nightly. They may color in 1 star after reading the page in entirety. Please have your child write at least 1-2 sentences on the lined writing paper each night using their sight word sentences and inventive spelling. They may rewrite one of the sentences provided or create their own new sentence. This is a part of their homework, this is not optional. They must write a minimum of 4 sentences for the week.
We continue practicing reading sentences with the use of pictures and our high frequency words. This past week the sight words we were practicing were this and what.
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, Christian, Elise
Tuesday: Matthew, John C., Kyle, Liam
Wednesday: Moises, Agnes, Anthony, Cassy
Thursday: Dayvin, Emmett, Frank, Jayln, John M.
Friday: Lia, Lorenzo, Mia and Zach
**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.
All of our students have had the chance to be our Super Star Student! Thank you for putting their books together to share with the class.

What we will be covering this week:
  • Religion: Lent and Stations of the Cross
  • Math: Adding and Subtracting Numbers (Garfield Math), Compare Using More than, fewer than and same as or equal to
  • Reading: Bringing Down the Moon, Going Up, In the Clouds, Up! Up! Up!, A View From the Moon
  • Language Arts: Essential Question- What do you see in the sky?
  • Grammar: Blend Words with short u with g, w and x, Prepositions and Ordinal Numbers
  • Phonics: Review Letters: Uu, Gg, Ww, Xx, Vv, Jj, Qu and Zz. Review High Frequency Words: this, what, here, me, said, want, they, of, for ,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: National Symbols and American Monuments
  • Science: Weather and The Engineering Fair
Dates and Reminder:
  • Friday, 4/5: Half Day: Dismissal at 12 PM
  • Friday, 4/5: Stations of the Cross, 11:15 AM
  • Wednesday, 4/10: Half Day: Dismissal at 12 PM
  • Thursday, 4/11: Engineering Fair
  • Friday, 4/12: Stations of the Cross, 2:00 PM
  • Friday, 4/19: Washing of the Feet at 9:30 AM
  • Friday, 4/19: Half Day: Dismissal at 12 PM- Good Friday
  • Monday, 4/22-Friday, 4/26: Easter Break- No School
  • Monday, 4/29: School Resumes
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at .

Kindergarten Update 3/25

Looking Ahead:
This Friday, 3/29/19, there is no school for students. Teachers will be attending professional development day through the Diocese.
I will be sending home a shoe tying practice template this week. Please help your child successfully tie the template and their own shoes! We will be having a shoe tying party on Friday, May 10th! All the students that can tie their shoes by this date will earn a special treat at our shoe tying party!
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.
Please continue to send back the “Book Bags”  every Friday. I can send new books home every Monday if they are returned.  Please continue to have your child read to you. These books should be practiced many times throughout the week, before they are returned on Friday. This will count as time for their reading log each night. There will also be a key ring with sight word flash cards attached in the “Book Bags.” These should be practiced nightly as well. I will add words to the rings as necessary.
Please have the students read a sheet of the sight word sentence homework nightly. They may color in 1 star after reading the page in entirety. Please have your child write at least 1-2 sentences on the lined writing paper each night using their sight word sentences and inventive spelling. They may rewrite one of the sentences provided or create their own new sentence.
We continue practicing reading sentences with the use of pictures and our high frequency words. This past week the sight words we were practicing were here  and me . They brought two small books home with these sight words in them. It would be helpful to keep the small 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, Christian, Elise
Tuesday: Matthew, John C., Kyle, Liam
Wednesday: 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 March:
March 25th-29th: Matthew

What we will be covering this week:
  • Religion: Lent and Stations of the Cross
  • Math: Adding and Subtracting Numbers (Garfield Math), Compare Using More than, fewer than and same as or equal to
  • Reading: Ana Goes to Washington D.C., See Our Country, Pack a Bag, Places to See, See This!, The Best of the West
  • Language Arts: Essential Question- What do you know about our country?
  • Grammar: Blend Words with short vowels i, e, a, and u with y, z, ck, k, , p, s, t and b, Prepositions and Ordinal Numbers
  • Phonics: Letter: Yy and Zz, High Frequency Words: this, what, here, me, said, want, they, of, for ,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: National Symbols and American Monuments
  • Science: Types of Weather and The Engineering Fair
Dates and Reminder:
  • Friday, 3/29: No School
  • Wednesday, 3/27: All School Reconciliation (Grades 2-8)
  • Friday, 4/5: Half Day: Dismissal at 12 PM
  • Friday, 4/5: Stations of the Cross, 11:15 AM
  • Wednesday, 4/10: Half Day: Dismissal at 12 PM
  • Thursday, 4/11: Engineering Fair
  • Friday, 4/12: Stations of the Cross, 2:00 PM
  • Friday, 4/19: Washing of the Feet at 9:30 AM
  • Friday, 4/19: Half Day: Dismissal at 12 PM- Good Friday
  • Monday, 4/22-Friday, 4/26: Easter Break- No School
  • Monday, 4/29: School Resumes
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at .

Kindergarten Weekly Update 3/11

Looking Ahead:
This Wednesday, 3/13/19, is a half day with dismissal at 12 PM.
A Few Uniform Reminders:
  • Socks must be plain white, black, or navy. They may not have patterns or logos on them.
  • Due to the cold weather we have been having, if you choose to put a long sleeve shirt under the uniform shirt it must be plain white (no print or other colors are permitted).
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.
“Book Bags”  will be sent home every Monday and returned every Friday. In the “Book Bags” will be some small readers that your child should read to you. These books should be practiced many times throughout the week, before they are returned on Friday. This will count as time for their reading log each night. There will also be a key ring with sight word flash cards attached in the “Book Bags.” These should be practiced nightly as well. I will add words to the rings as necessary. We will be testing on sight words every other week.
Please have the students read a sheet of the sight word sentence homework nightly. They may color in 1 star after reading the page in entirety. They need to write 1-2 sentences on the lined writing paper each night using their sight word sentences and inventive spelling.
We continue practicing reading sentences with the use of pictures and our high frequency words. This week the sight words we have been practicing are of  and they . They brought two small books home with these sight words in them. It would be helpful to keep the small 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, Christian, Elise
Tuesday: Matthew, John C., Kyle, Liam
Wednesday: 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 March:
March 11th-15th: Moises
March 18th-22nd: Zachary
March 25th-29th: Matthew

What we will be covering this week:
  • Religion: Lent
  • Math: Adding and Subtracting Numbers (Garfield Math), Compare Using More than, fewer than and same as
  • Reading: Bear Snores On, A Vet in a Van, Anansi: An African Tale, Animal Homes
  • Language Arts: Essential Question- Where do animals live?
  • Grammar: Blend Words with short vowels i, e, a, and o with f, x, m, v, n and b, Action Words (verbs), Adding -ed to show action in the past
  • Phonics: Letter: Xx and Vv, High Frequency Words: said, want, they, of, for ,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: National Symbols
  • Science: Types of Weather and The Most Magnificent Thing/Engineering Fair
Dates and Reminder:
  • Wednesday, 3/13: Half Day: Dismissal at 12 PM
  • Thursday, 3/14: Team Day-Students may wear blue jeans and St. Mary team shirt
  • Friday, 3/15: Stations of the Cross 2 PM
  • Thursday, 3/21: Half Day: Dismissal at 12 PM
  • Friday, 3/29: No School
  • Friday, 4/5: Half Day: Dismissal at 12 PM
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at .

Kindergarten Weekly Update 3/4

Looking Ahead:
The students and I have enjoyed our field trips and classroom presentations from family members to help strengthen the understanding of our community and the jobs/careers within the community. Thank you to all those that we have visited or have come visit us in the classroom. Please email me if you would still like to set up a date and time to come in!
Please join us this Thursday, 3/7/19, at Panda Express on Felicita Avenue for a Dinner Night Out Fundraiser!
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.
“Book Bags”  will be sent home every Monday and returned every Friday. In the “Book Bags” will be some small readers that your child should read to you. These books should be practiced many times throughout the week, before they are returned on Friday. This will count as time for their reading log each night. There will also be a key ring with sight word flash cards attached in the “Book Bags.” These should be practiced nightly as well. I will add words to the rings as necessary. We will be testing on sight words every other week.
Please have the students read a sheet of the sight word sentence homework nightly. They may color in 1 star after reading the page in entirety. They need to write 1-2 sentences on the lined writing paper each night using their sight word sentences and inventive spelling.
We continue practicing reading sentences with the use of pictures and our high frequency words. This week the sight words we have been practicing are have and  for. They brought two small books home with these sight words in them. It would be helpful to keep the small 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, Christian, Elise
Tuesday: Matthew, John C., Kyle, Liam
Wednesday: 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 March:
March 4th-8th: Mia
March 11th-15th: Moises
March 18th-22nd: Zachary
March 25th-29th: Matthew

What we will be covering this week:
  • Religion: Ash Wednesday and Lent
  • Math: Adding and Subtracting Numbers (Garfield Math), Decomposition and Number Pairs
  • Reading: Pet Pals, The Birthday Pet, My Cats, Their Pets, I Hug Gus, The Family Pet
  • Language Arts: Essential Question- How do you take care of different kinds of pets?
  • Grammar: Blend Words with short vowels u, e, a, and i with t and b, Action Words (verbs), Adding -ed to show action in the past
  • Phonics: Letter: Ww and Gg, High Frequency Words: of, for ,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:
  • Wednesday, 3/6: Ash Wednesday
  • Thursday, 3/7: Panda Express Dinner Night Out
  • Friday, 3/8: Stations of the Cross 2 PM
  • Saturday, 3/9: Track Meet K-8 at Cathedral Catholic High School
  • Wednesday, 3/13: Half Day: Dismissal at 12 PM
  • Thursday, 3/14: Team Day-Students may wear blue jeans and St. Mary team shirt
  • Friday, 3/15: Stations of the Cross 2 PM
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at .

Kindergarten Weekly Update 2/22

Looking Ahead:
We had a great field trip to the Fire Station! Thank you to all the parent volunteers who joined us.
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. This week was a review of all the sight words we have been practicing. Please encourage the children to read these words in the books you choose nightly. It would be helpful to keep the small books each week and have them practice as review of all the words we have learned. It is great practice for them.
I will begin sending home “Book Bags” at the beginning of the week, Monday, to be returned on Fridays. In the “Book Bags” will be some small readers that your child should read to you. These books should be practiced many times throughout the week, before they are returned on Friday. This will count as time for their reading log each night. There will also be a key ring with sight word flash cards attached in the “Book Bags.” These should be practiced nightly as well. I will add words to the rings weekly. We will be testing on sight words every other week.
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 25th-March 1st: Lorenzo
March 4th-8th: Mia
March 11th-15th: Moises
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: Adding and Subtracting Numbers (Garfield Math), Compare Objects Using Same As, Compare Objects Using Heavier Than and Lighter Than
  • Reading: ZooBorns!, Two Cubs, Animal Bodies, A Pup and a Cub, Baby Farm Animals, Kitty Caught a Caterpillar
  • Language Arts: Essential Question- How are some animals alike and how are they different?
  • Grammar: Read Words with short vowels u, a, and i with t and b, Action Words (verbs)
  • Phonics: Letter: Uu, High Frequency Words: for ,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:
  • Friday, 3/1: Half Day: Dismissal at 12 PM
  • Wednesday, 3/6: Ash Wednesday
  • Friday, 3/8: Stations of the Cross 2 PM
  • Saturday, 3/9: Track Meet K-8 at Cathedral Catholic High School
  • Wednesday, 3/13: Half Day: Dismissal at 12 PM
  • Thursday, 3/14: Team Day-Students may wear blue jeans and St. Mary team shirt
  • Friday, 3/15: Stations of the Cross 2 PM
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at .