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 .

Kindergarten Weekly Update 12/17

Looking Ahead:
Our annual Christmas Pageant will be this Friday, December 21st at 10:00 AM. The pageant takes place in the church. This will be our last day of school before Christmas break. There will be no extension available that day.
On Tuesday, December 18th, students may wear Christmas sweaters or other Christmas tops with uniform bottoms!
We will be having our class Christmas celebration on Thursday, December 20th. We are having a pajama day and will be watching The Polar Express. The students may come to school in their pajamas but must wear shoes. Please be sure to refrain from onsie pajamas or night gowns. Two piece pajama sets are acceptable. Thank you to those that signed up to provide one of the items for our celebration.
Don’t forget to bring in new and gently used toys for donation to the YUGO ministries in Tijuana by Tuesday, 12/19. Please no battery operated toys.
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:
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 December/January:
December 17th-21st: Eva
December 24th-31st: No School-Christmas Break
January 7th-11th: Frank
January 14th-18th: Jalynn
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: Advent and Christmas
  • Math: Three Dimensional Solid Shapes
  • Reading:Sid, Cultural Festivals, What can you do with a paleta?, A World Festival
  • Language Arts: Essential Question- Who are your neighbors?
  • Grammar: Use our senses to choose adjectives, Category Words-Food Words Blend words with short i and o, Long Vowel Awareness
  • Phonics: Letter: Dd,  High Frequency Words: do, you, is, go, and, like, you, a, we, the, I, can, see, at, am
  • Social Studies: Time and Timelines
  • Science: Continue Plant Needs
Dates and Reminder:
  • Friday, 12/21: Christmas Pageant 10:00 AM
  • Friday, 12/21: Half Day, Dismissal at 12 PM
  • 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 .

Kindergarten Weekly Update 12/10

Looking Ahead:
Thank you to the grandparents of Liam for donating, building and installing our new backpack hooks! They look great and have really worked nicely this week. We appreciate your talent and generosity.
Please save the date for our Christmas Pageant! The pageant takes place in the church and will be on Friday, December 21st at 10:00 AM.
We will be having our class Christmas celebration on Thursday, December 20th. We are having a pajama day and will be watching The Polar Express. The students may come to school in their pajamas but must wear shoes. Please be sure to refrain from onsie pajamas or night gowns. Two piece pajama sets are acceptable. If you would like to provide one of the treats for that day please sign up here
Please sign the report card envelope and return it, if you haven’t already done so. The physical report card is for you to keep, but please return the signed envelope by Monday 12/10.
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.

*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 December/January:
December 10th-14th: Emmett
December 17th-21st: Eva
December 24th-31st: No School-Christmas Break
January 7th-11th: Frank
January 14th-18th: Jalynn
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: Advent and Christmas
  • Math: Two Dimensional Flat Shapes
  • Reading: Whose Shoes?, Tom on Top, Little Juan and the Cooking Pot, Workers and Their Tools,
  • Language Arts: Essential Question- What do people use to do their jobs?
  • Grammar: Describing Words (Adjectives), Blend words with short a and o, sentences are a complete thought using punctuation at the end of the sentence and begins with a capital letter, Job Words
  • Phonics: Letter: O,  High Frequency Words: you, is, go, and, like, you, a, we, the, I, can, see, at, am
  • Social Studies: Time and Timelines
  • Science: Continue Plant Needs
Dates and Reminder:
  • Saturday, 12/8: Escondido Christmas Parade-9 AM
  • Wednesday, 12/12: Our Lady Of Guadalupe Apparitions Reenactment by the middle school           at  9 AM
  • Wednesday, 12/12: Half Day, Dismissal at 12 PM
  • Friday, 12/21: Christmas Pageant 10:00 AM
  • Friday, 12/21: Half Day, Dismissal at 12 PM
  • 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 .

Kindergarten Weekly Update 12/3

Looking Ahead:
We had a great first week back from break and are getting back into our routines. We have three weeks and then another break for Christmas.
Please save the date for our Christmas Pageant! The pageant takes place in the church and will be on Friday, December 21st at 10:00 AM.
We will be having our class Christmas celebration on Thursday, December 20th. We are having a pajama day and will be watching The Polar Express. The students may come to school in their pajamas but must wear shoes. Please be sure to refrain from onsie pajamas or night gowns. Two piece pajama sets are acceptable. A sign up genius will be coming out soon if you would like to provide one of the treats for that day.
Report cards went home last Friday. Please sign the envelope and return it, if you haven’t already done so. The physical report card is for you to keep, but please return the signed envelope by tomorrow 12/4.
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.

*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 December:
December 3rd-7th: Elise
December 10th-14th: Emmett
December 17th-21st: Eva
December 24th-31st: No School-Christmas Break
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: Advent
  • Math: Two Dimensional Flat Shapes
  • Reading: Please Take Me For a Walk, We Go to See Nan, Can We Go?, We Can Go, Field Trips
  • Language Arts: Essential Question- What places do you go to during the week?
  • Grammar: A sentence is a complete thought using punctuation at the end of the sentence and begins with a capital letter. Use of Sound Words
  • Phonics: Review Letters: Cc,  High Frequency Words: go, and, like, you, a, we, the, I, can, see, at, am
  • Social Studies: Time and Timelines
  • Science: Continue Plant Needs
Dates and Reminder:
  • Friday, 12/7: Half Day, Dismissal at 12 PM
  • Wednesday, 12/12: Half Day, Dismissal at 12 PM
  • Friday, 12/21: Christmas Pageant 10:00 AM
  • Friday, 12/21: Half Day, Dismissal at 12 PM
  • Monday, 12/24-Monday, 1/7: Christmas Break-No School
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at .

Kindergarten Weekly Update 11/26

Looking Ahead:
I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving with your loved ones. I missed all my students and was happy to have them back today!
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.
The students have been doing a great job unpacking themselves every morning. Thank you parents for helping them learn this skill. They can put their snack and water bottle on the top shelf of the cart next to the home folder bin. This way, they can take it easily into the classroom and place it in their cubby. Their lunch box can go on the middle or bottom shelf of the cart.
The students have been enjoying share time. The share schedule below will be the same throughout the end of the year.

*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 November/December:
November 26th-30th: Dayvin
December 3rd-7th: Elise
December 10th-14th: Emmett
December 17th-21st: Eva
December 24th-31st: No School-Christmas Break
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: We Learn About God With Our Families and Friends
  • Math: Two Dimensional Flat Shapes
  • Reading: Clang! Clang! Beep! Beep! Listen to the City, Nat and Tip, The Turtle and the Flute, Sounds Are Everywhere,Tim and Nan
  • Language Arts: Essential Question- What are the different sounds we hear?
  • Grammar: A sentence is a complete thought using punctuation at the end of the sentence and begins with a capital letter. Use of Sound Words
  • Phonics: Review Letters: Nn,  High Frequency Words: and, like, you, a, we, the, I, can, see, at, am
  • Social Studies: Time and Timelines
  • Science: Continue Plant Needs
Dates and Reminder:
  • Friday, 12/7: Half Day, Dismissal at 12 PM
  • Wednesday, 12/12: Half Day, Dismissal at 12 PM
  • Friday, 12/21: Christmas Pageant 10:00 AM
  • Friday, 12/21: Half Day, Dismissal at 12 PM
  • Monday, 12/24-Monday, 1/7: Christmas Break-No School
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at .

Kindergarten Weekly Update 11/19

Looking Ahead:
We had a great time with our 8th grade school family member at our Charlie Brown Thanksgiving feast! They enjoyed buttered toast, jelly beans, popcorn and pretzel sticks! Thank you to all the families that donated the items for our fun celebration.
Reminders:
This week there is no school, 11/19-11/23 for Thanksgiving break. I hope you all enjoy the holiday with your families.
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.
Super Star Students for November:
November 19th-23rd: No School-Thanksgiving Break
November 26th-30th: Dayvin
December 3rd-7th: Elise
December 10th-14th: Emmett
December 17th-21st: Eva
December 24th-31st: No School-Christmas Break
Dates and Reminder:
  • Monday, 11/19- Friday, 11/23: No School-Thanksgiving Break
  • Monday, 11/26: School Resumes
  • Friday, 12/7: Half Day, Dismissal at 12 PM
  • Wednesday, 12/12: Half Day, Dismissal at 12 PM
  • Friday, 12/21: Christmas Pageant 10:00 AM
  • Friday, 12/21: Half Day, Dismissal at 12 PM
  • Monday, 12/24-Monday, 1/7: Christmas Break-No School
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at .

Kindergarten Weekly Update 11/12

Looking Ahead:
Thank you to all the parents that came to parent teacher conferences. I really enjoyed meeting with each family and appreciate you making the time to do so.
We have invited the 8th grade class to come join us for a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving feast. I will need donations of the “feast” items. Please click here for a sign up genius if you are interested in donating any of the items.
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 words that we have covered as a review. Please encourage the children to read these books to you throughout the week and continue through the year. It is great idea to keep the books so they can continue to practice all the sight words.
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. They have been instructed to hold their hands out in prayer, but it is not required to hold the hand of the person next to them. When I get up to help with the gifts and to receive Holy Communion, please help keep the students quiet and facing the altar.
The students have been doing a great job unpacking themselves every morning. Thank you parents for helping them learn this skill. They can put their snack and water bottle on the top shelf of the cart next to the home folder bin. This way, they can take it easily into the classroom and place it in their cubby. Their lunch box can go on the middle or bottom shelf of the cart.
The students have been enjoying share time. The share schedule below will be the same throughout the end of the year.

*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 November:
November 12th-16th: Christian
November 19th-23rd: No School-Thanksgiving Break
November 26th-30th: Dayvin
December 3rd-7th: Elise
The homework page that we started this week should be completed only one section per day. I know the students want to complete the entire one pager on Monday, but please have them just do the quick review each night.
Please continue to read at least 15 minutes every night with your child and fill out the reading log.
Please keep the reading log and the homework weekly review page in their home folder on the “return to school” side. I will be checking for completion each morning, and stamping both papers to track whether or not the assignment was done each night. This way, I can assign an accurate grade for the reading log and the homework . I will collect both each week on Friday. A new log and homework weekly review paper will be sent home every Monday.

What we will be covering this week:
  • Religion: We Learn About God With Our Families
  • Math: Find and describe flat shapes with and without naming, Identify Triangles, Squares, Rectangles, Hexagons and Circles.
  • Reading: Rules to Go By, How Do Dinosaurs Go to School, Be Safe, Can I Pat It?, Tim Can Tip It, The Boy Who Cried Wolf
  • Language Arts: Essential Question- What rules do we follow in different places?
  • Grammar: Action Words and Think Aloud Clouds
  • Phonics: Letter: Ii,  High Frequency Words: to, like, you, a, we, the, I, can, see, at, am
  • Social Studies: Christopher Columbus and Thanksgiving
  • Science: Continue Plant Needs
Dates and Reminder:
  • Wedensday, 11/14: Half Day, Dismissal at 12 PM
  • Monday, 11/19- Friday, 11/23: No School-Thanksgiving Break
  • Monday, 11/26: School Resumes
  • Friday, 12/7: Half Day, Dismissal at 12 PM
  • Wednesday, 12/12: Half Day, Dismissal at 12 PM
  • Friday, 12/21: Christmas Pageant 10:00 AM
  • Friday, 12/21: Half Day, Dismissal at 12 PM
  • Monday, 12/24-Monday, 1/7: Christmas Break-No School
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at .

Kindergarten Weekly Update 11/5

Looking Ahead:
Thank you to all the Grandparents and loved ones that came to visit today! It is always fun to meet family members and see how excited the students are to show off their classroom.
Parent Teacher Conferences are this week, Monday through Wednesday, 11/5-11/7. Monday through Wednesday are half days with dismissal at 12:00 PM. If you have not already done so, please be sure to sign up here.
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 like in them. Please encourage the children to read these books to you throughout the week. It is great practice for them.
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. They have been instructed to hold their hands out in prayer, but it is not required to hold the hand of the person next to them. When I get up to help with the gifts and to receive Holy Communion, please help keep the students quiet and facing the altar.
The students have been doing a great job unpacking themselves every morning. Thank you parents for helping them learn this skill. They can put their snack and water bottle on the top shelf of the cart next to the home folder bin. This way, they can take it easily into the classroom and place it in their cubby. Their lunch box can go on the middle or bottom shelf of the cart.
The students have been enjoying share time. The share schedule below will be the same throughout the end of the year.

*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 November:
November 5th-9th: Cassy
November 12th-16th: Christian
November 26th-30th: Dayvin
Please 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 Helps Us to Discover
  • Math: Order and match numerals 1-10 and count down from 10-1, 1 less than a given number, Find and describe flat shapes with and without naming
  • Reading: I Love Bugs, Pat, From Catepillar to Butterfly, Bugs All Around, Tap, Tap, Tap!
  • Language Arts: Essential Question- What kind of bugs do you know about?
  • Grammar: Nouns, Verbs and Think Aloud Clouds
  • Phonics: Review Letters: Mm, Aa, Ss, Tt, Pp  ,  High Frequency Words: like, you, a, we, the, I, can, see, at, am
  • Social Studies: What is History? and Time
  • Science: Continue Plant Needs
Dates and Reminder:
  • Monday, 11/5- Wedensday, 11/7: Half Day, Dismissal at 12 PM-Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Friday, 11/9: Father Daughter Dance 6 PM
  • Wedensday, 11/14: Half Day, Dismissal at 12 PM
  • Monday, 11/19- Friday, 11/23: No School-Thanksgiving Break
  • Monday, 11/26: School Resumes
  • Friday, 12/7: Half Day, Dismissal at 12 PM
  • Wednesday, 12/12: Half Day, Dismissal at 12 PM
  • Friday, 12/21: Christmas Pageant 10:00 AM
  • Friday, 12/21: Half Day, Dismissal at 12 PM
  • Monday, 12/24-Monday, 1/7: Christmas Break-No School
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at .

Kindergarten Weekly Update 10/29

Looking Ahead:
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 a in them. Please encourage the children to read those books to you through out the week. It is great practice for them.
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 the equally. We need to assure this for fairness to all the students that their parents are not 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. They have been instructed to hold their hands out in prayer, but it is not required to hold the hand of the person next to them. When I get up to help with the gifts and to receive Holy Communion please help keep the students quiet and facing the altar.
The students have been doing a great job unpacking themselves every morning. Thank you parents for helping them learn this skill. They can put their snack and water bottle on the top shelf of the cart next to the home folder bin. This way they can take it easily into the classroom and place it in their cubby. Their lunch box can go on the middle or bottom shelf of the cart.

The students have been enjoying share time. The share schedule below will be the same throughout the end of the year.

*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 October/November:
October 29th- November 2nd: Brayden
November 5th-9th: Cassy
November 12th-16th: Christian
November 26th-30th: Dayvin
Please 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 Helps Us to Discover and All Saints Day
  • Math: Continue to Sort by Count 4-10 objects in linear, circular and scattered configurations, order and match numerals 1-10 and count down from 10-1
  • Reading: Shapes All Around, We Like Tam, Kites in Flights, Find the Shapes, I Like Sam
  • Language Arts: Essential Question- What shapes do you see around you?
  • Grammar: Verbs and Shape Words
  • Phonics: Letter Tt ,  High Frequency Words: like ,a, we, the, I, can, see, at, am
  • Social Studies: What is History? and Time
  • Science: Continue Plant Needs (Life cycle of the pumpkin)
Dates and Reminder:
  • Thursday, 11/1: All Saints Day- Mass at 8:00 AM- Students must wear Mass uniform.
  • Friday, 11/2: Half Day, Dismissal at 12 PM
  • Friday, 11/2: Grandparent’s Day 9 AM-12 PM
  • Monday, 11/5- Wedensday, 11/7: Half Day, Dismissal at 12 PM-Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Friday, 11/9: Father Daughter Dance 6 PM
  • Monday, 11/19- Friday, 11/23: No School-Thanksgiving Break
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at .