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Monday: Gym uniforms and word rings. During this week, please send in donations of dry cereal, oatmeal, pop-tarts, or jelly for the poor. Kindergarten is also asked to send in a bag(s) of individually wrapped hard candy or mints which will be added to the special treat bags given to our bus drivers, local first responders, and medical personnel. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Tuesday: Library Books
Thursday: Show and Tell – Letter Ee
Sunday, January 30: Beginning of Catholic Schools Week. You and your family are invited to come see your child’s classroom between 12:00 -2:00. I hope you are able to come visit. We are so proud of our school!
Tuesday, February 1st: Crazy Hat Day
Wednesday, February 2nd: Children may wear St. Jane Spirit Wear or Gym Uniforms. We will be attending the Dance Marathon and Book Fair.
Thursday, February 3rd: We will spend time in the gym for our special Kindergarten Olympics. Kindergarteners should wear red, white, and blue.
Friday, February 4th: 12:00 Dismissal (No lunch or after care)
Scholastic Book Code: HBWD3.
HOMEWORK: Math: Continue to practice subtraction facts. Language Arts: Practice all words on your child’s word ring. Have your child read the following words to you: Ed, pet, ten, den, net, met, wet, men, up, hot, nap, tip
New Words: is little
January 22, 2022
Oh my! This has been a crazy week! January is always an interesting month with snow days and delays. The children are so flexible with our schedule during these types of days. I was so excited to return to the classroom! I really missed being with all my little sweethearts! Their smiling faces and enthusiasm are so contagious!!! We now have a new Smart Board in our classroom. We have been learning how to use it throughout the week. This is something the children are able to interact with. As I learn how to use the board, the children will have more opportunities to use the board as well.
Kindergarten will not receive a mid-trimester progress report through email. We are working on each child’s individual mid-trimester assessment. (The weather has not been cooperating with us!) We will let you know when we have completed all of them and then we will send your child’s assessment home in their folder. These assessments are for you to see which areas your child may need more practice. Please keep the assessment as a reference for items to practice with your child.
RELIGION: God has given us our hands to be able to do wonderful things with them. God works through our hands to show others his love. Ask your child to tell you the story about the two blind men. We also discussed St. Vincent De Paul and the work he did for the poor. Next week, your child will use their hands to contribute to the poor and needy.
MATH: We are continuing to work with the numbers 11-20. Your child should recognize each number, write the numbers correctly, count objects, write and recognize tally marks to 20, identify the numbers that come before, after, more, less, and draw the correct number of objects for a given number. Please continue to practice the subtraction facts through 5.
LANGUAGE ARTS: Our letter last week was Hh. We spend a lot of time each day practicing so many skills for reading. We are constantly blending sounds to form new words. We do this both through listening to sounds and reading the letters to form the sounds. We substitute letters and sounds to read new words. Our reading sentences are getting longer and we are expected to recognize all the words on our word rings. We use a variety of activities to help us learn our skills: hands-on activities, songs, white boards, play doh, puzzles, worksheets, books, etc. Our days are filled with so much learning in so many fun ways. Please spend time reading with your child. This time is so special. Don’t let it pass you by. This special time spent together will help your child to become a life-long reader.
Phonemic awareness is the understanding that spoken words are made up of individual sounds, which are called phonemes. A child who is phonemically aware is able to isolate sounds, manipulate sounds, blend and segment the sounds into spoken and written words.
There are 8 Phonemic Awareness Skills we will be working with on a daily basis: Rhyming (rhyme recognition and production); Onset Fluency (isolating the initial phoneme); Blending; Isolating Final or Medial Sounds; Segmenting (syllables or sounds in words); Adding/Deleting/Substituting Sounds. We will also be working with Alphabet Knowledge and Language Awareness (words in sentences).
CENTERS: 1. Teacher Table – Journal 2. Numbers to 20 3. Letter Art 4. 100 Boards 5. Snowman at Night art 6. Play Doh 7. Snowman at Night writing 8. Kinetic Sand 9. Winter Words with letters 10. Hot Cocoa art
Have a great week! Stay warm!
We love to celebrate birthdays! If you want to send in a snack (no cupcakes or drinks), please send in enough for 15 children. Please send the snack in with your child. We usually have snack at 9:15. If you are going to send in party invitations, please send in enough for the whole class or just the boys (6) or just the girls (9).
* More parent information can be found online at www.stjaneschool.com/parents/
*Scholastic Book Code: HBWD3.
UNIFORMS: All uniforms must by purchased from Flynn &O’Hara.
- November 1 through March 31: Plaid jumper, white Peter Pan collar long or short sleeve blouse; dark green knee socks/tights; black or brown leather-like non-skid dress shoes(heels no higher than one inch); dark green sweater is an option. Option 2: Tan pants, green golf shirt with school logo; brown, dark green, or tan socks; black or brown leather-like non-skid dress shoes(heels no higher than one inch). No belts, please. (Dark green sweater is always an option.)
- May not wear nail polish or hoop/dangle earrings.
- November 1 through March 31: Tan dress pants; green golf shirt with school logo; brown, dark green, or tan socks; black or dark brown leather-like non-skid dress shoes. No belts, please.
- Gym Uniform: November 1 through March 31: green T-shirt with school logo, grey sweatpants with school logo, white socks, white or black sneakers( laces or velcro – NO LIGHT-UPS). Optional: grey sweatshirt with school logo. Gym uniform may be worn everyday in Kindergarten.
This is the Gym uniform which must be worn on all gym days. It may also be worn everyday during the specific times of the year.
- Boys & Girls: First day of school through October 31 and April 1 to the end of the school year: green T-shirt with school logo, black mesh shorts with school logo, white socks, all white sneakers(including laces/velcro).
- November 1 through March 31: green T-shirt with school logo, grey sweatpants with school logo, white socks, all white sneakers(including laces/velcro). Optional: grey sweatshirt with school logo.
- GIRLS: May not wear nail polish or hoop/dangle earrings. Options from first day of school through Oct. 31 and April 1 till the end of the school year: Tan skort or shorts, green golf shirt with school logo, white socks, all white sneakers and laces/velcro.
- The following must be worn from November 1 through March 31, but may be worn at any other time during the year: Plaid jumper, white Peter Pan collar long or short sleeve blouse; dark green knee socks/tights; black or brown leather-like non-skid dress shoes(heels no higher than one inch); dark green sweater is an option. Option 2: Tan pants, green golf shirt with school logo; brown, dark green, or tan socks; black or brown leather-like non-skid dress shoes(heels no higher than one inch).
- BOYS: May be worn from the first day of school through October 31 and April 1 till the end of the school year: Tan shorts; green golf shirt with school logo; white socks; all white sneakers(including laces/velcro).
- The following must be worn from November 1 through March 31, but may be worn at any other time during the year: Tan dress pants; green golf shirt with school logo; brown, dark green, or tan socks; black or dark brown leather-like non-skid dress shoe.