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 .

Kindergarten Weekly Update 2/18

Looking Ahead:
There is no school on Monday, 2/18/19, in observance of President’s Day. Enjoy the 3-day weekend.
Thank you to all the parents that have volunteered to come in and share about their career and/or lead an art project with the class. Thank you to the parents that donated items or helped for our Valentine’s Day celebration. The class and I have really enjoyed having you in the classroom!
We have another field trip coming up on 2/21, to the Fire Station. I emailed the permission slip form today, as I inadvertently forgot to put it in their home folders today. Please print and return on Tuesday.
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 books with the sight words she and was. 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.
Next week I will begin sending home “Book Bags” at the beginning of the week 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 18th-22nd: Liam
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: Compare Objects Using Same As, Compare Objects Using Heavier Than and Lighter Than
  • Reading: Waiting Out the Storm, Bad Weather, Getting Ready, Mack and Ben, Rainbow Crow, Rock Ken, Ben, Deb, Lin
  • Language Arts: Essential Question- How can you stay safe in bad weather?
  • Grammar: Read Words with short vowels e and h, b, r, f, l and k, Naming Words (nouns)
  • Phonics: Review Letters: Ee, Ff, Hh  , 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:
  • 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
  • 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 .

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 .

Mid-week Kindergarten Update 2/6

Looking Ahead:
Our 100th day of school is this week, tomorrow, February 7th! Thank you to those volunteers that have signed up to help that day or have donated items to make this day a success.
Thank you to all the families that have donated canned goods or non perishable items. We are at 85 items today with only 1 more day to go! Please help us reach our goal of 100 items to donate to those in need. I sent home a few reminders today in the home folders.
If you would would like to view the sign up, you can view it here.
We also have a field trip scheduled for next week, 2/12, to the post office! If you have not turned in the permission slip can you please return in by tomorrow, 2/7.
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, the students brought home a book with the sight word with 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.

*Reminder that the Super Star Student of the week can bring something to share each day of the week.

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
**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 Teaches and Helps Us
  • Math: Comparison of Length and Height
  • Reading: Mama, Is It Summer Yet?, It Is Hot!, Little Bear, A Tour of the Seasons,
  • Language Arts: Essential Question- How are the seasons different?
  • Grammar: blending words with b, k and d with short vowels a, e, i, Naming Words (nouns)
  • Phonics: Letter: Bb, Ll , High Frequency Words: little, with, he ,are, my, to, do, you, is, go, and, like, you, a, we, the, I, can, see, at, am
  • Social Studies: Where are you?- Learning terms of relative location (left, right, near and far etc.)
  • Science: Finish Plant Needs/Plant Parts
Dates and Reminder:
  • Sunday, 1/27-Saturday, 2/2: Catholic Schools Week
  • Thursday, 1/31: Team Day: Students may wear blue jeans with a St. Mary Spirit Shirt (current year or previous years)
  • Friday, 2/1: Half Day: Dismissal at 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, 2/7: 100th Day Celebration!
  • 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
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at .

Kindergarten Weekly Update 1/28

Looking Ahead:
Our 100th day of school is next week! Day 100 is on Thursday, February 7th. I will need volunteers for this day as well.
If you would like to volunteer or donate any items needed for that day, please find the sign up here.
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, the students brought home a book with the sight word are in them. 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.

*Reminder that the Super Star Student of the week can bring something to share each day of the week.

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
**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 January/February:
January 28th-February 1st: John Meziere
February 4th-8th: Kyle
February 11th-15th: Lia
February 18th-22nd: Liam
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 Teaches and Helps Us
  • Math: Comparison of Length and Height
  • Reading: An Orange in January, Farmers’ Market, Ron With Red, Farms Around the World, The Farmer, Let’s Make a Salad
  • Language Arts: Essential Question- What kind of things grow on a  farm?
  • Grammar: blending words with f, r, d, p and n with short vowels a, e, i
  • Phonics: Letter: Ff, Rr, High Frequency Words: with, he ,are, my, to, do, you, is, go, and, like, you, a, we, the, I, can, see, at, am
  • Social Studies: Where are you?- Learning terms of relative location (left, right, near and far etc.)
  • Science: Finish Plant Needs/Plant Parts
Dates and Reminder:
  • Sunday, 1/27-Saturday, 2/2: Catholic Schools Week
  • Thursday, 1/31: Team Day: Students may wear blue jeans with a St. Mary Spirit Shirt (current year or previous years)
  • Friday, 2/1: Half Day: Dismissal at 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, 2/7: 100th Day Celebration!
  • Wednesday, 2/13: Half Day, Dismissal at 12 PM
  • Thursday, 2/14: Valentine’s Day
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at .

Kindergarten Weekly Update 1/21

Looking Ahead:
I hope you enjoyed the day today in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.
We are getting close to our 100th day of school! I sent home some information in the student’s folders today about our celebration for Day 100! Day 100 is on Thursday, February 7th. I will need volunteers for this day as well.
If you would like to volunteer or donate any items needed for that day, please find the sign up here.
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, the students brought home a book with the sight word my in them. 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.

*Reminder that the Super Star Student of the week can bring something to share each day of the week.

Share Schedule:
We will resume our regular share schedule this week.
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
**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 January/February:
January 21st-25th: John China
January 28th-February 1st: John Meziere
February 4th-8th: Kyle
February 11th-15th: Lia
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 Grew Up in Nazareth
  • Math: Recognize 2D and 3D Shapes and Recognize Flat Shapes and Corresponding Solid Shapes
  • Reading: A Grand Old Tree, The Tree, Many Trees, Ed and Ned, The Pine Tree, From a Seed to a Tree
  • Language Arts: Essential Question- How do living things change as they grow?
  • Grammar: pronouns, blending words with t and n with short vowels a, e, i, o
  • Phonics: Letter: Ee ,  Short E sound, High Frequency Words: when ,are, my, to, do, you, is, go, and, like, you, a, we, the, I, can, see, at, am
  • Social Studies: Where are you?- Learning terms of relative location (left, right, near and far etc.)
  • Science: Continue Plant Needs
Dates and Reminder:
  • Monday, 1/21: No School: Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Sunday, 1/27: School Led Mass 10:30 AM
  • Sunday, 1/27-Saturday, 2/2: Catholic Schools Week
  • Friday, 2/1: Half Day: Dismissal at 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, 2/7: 100th Day Celebration!
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at .

Kindergarten Weekly Update 1/14

Looking Ahead:
I hope everyone had a restful Christmas break and enjoyed the time with their families over the New Year! We had a great first week back from Christmas break. It was great to be back and get back into our classroom routines.
We are getting close to our 100th day of school! I will be sending some information home next week about our celebration for Day 100! Day 100 is on Thursday, February 7th. I will need volunteers for this day as well.
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, the students brought home two books with the sight word you in them. Please encourage the children to read these books 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.

*Reminder that the Super Star Student of the week can bring something to share each day of the week.

Share Schedule:
This week we will be taking a short break from share to reiterate the importance of respect while others are speaking/sharing. The Super Star Student will still be sharing each day this week. We will resume our normal share schedule the following week, 1/21.
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 January/February:
January 14th-18th: Jayln
January 21st-25th: John China
January 28th-February 1st: John Meziere
February 4th-8th: Kyle
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: God the Father Gives Us Jesus
  • Math: Communicate positions of flat shapes and solid shapes using positional words (above, below, beside, in front of, next to and behind), classify solid shapes into categories
  • Reading: My Garden, Hop Can Hop, My Garden Grows, The Mystery Seeds
  • Language Arts: Essential Question- What do living things need to grow?
  • Grammar: Adjectives and Pronouns
  • Phonics: Letter: Hh,  High Frequency Words: my, to, do, you, is, go, and, like, you, a, we, the, I, can, see, at, am
  • Social Studies: Transportation
  • Science: Continue Plant Needs
Dates and Reminder:
  • Monday, 1/21: No School: Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Sunday, 1/27: School Led Mass 10:30 AM
  • Sunday, 1/27-Saturday, 2/2: Catholic Schools Week
  • Friday, 2/1: Half Day: Dismissal at 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, 2/7: 100th Day Celebration!
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at .

Kindergarten Weekly Update 12/24

Looking Ahead:
We had a great time at our Polar Express pajama day celebration! They enjoyed the hot chocolate and other treats! Thank you to all the families that donated the items for our fun celebration.
The students did a great job at the Christmas Pageant. The students have been practicing and were proud to perform for you. We hope you enjoyed the pageant.
Thank you for all the kind gifts and sentiments. I appreciate each and every family. I hope you all have a very blessed Christmas with your families.
Reminders:
The next two weeks there will be no school, 12/24-1/7 for Christmas break. I hope you all have a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year with your families. We will resume school on Tuesday, 1/8.
Please continue to read with your child over the break and practice the sight words we have been working on. The small books that are sent home each week are a great way to continually practice.
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.
December 24th-31st: No School-Christmas Break
January 7th-11th: Frank
January 14th-18th: Jayln
January 21st-25th: John China
Dates and Reminder:
  • Monday, 12/24-Monday, 1/7: Christmas Break-No School
  • Tuesday, 1/8: School Resumes
  • Wednesday, 1/9: Half Day, Dismissal at 12 PM
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at .