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Thursday: Spring Pictures (Only those who have prepaid for pictures may dress casually.)
*Scholastic Book Code: HBWD3.
Have you been practicing all the words on your child’s word ring? Has your child become an addition and subtraction pro?
April 9, 2021
Spring has arrived! I hope everyone had a happy and blessed Easter! It is great to be back with the children! They always bring so much joy and excitement to our classroom.
Congratulations to Kalli’s family as they welcome the birth of their baby daughter/sister! Both Mommy and baby are doing great!
Here is what we did this week:
RELION: We celebrated the joy of Easter! Each child created a scene with the tomb of Jesus being empty. Their “He is Risen” hats helped them celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus. The children also colored butterflies with the word “Alleluia” to remind us of Jesus’ great love for us. They learned some facts about St. Julie Billiart.
MATH: We are now learning about “time.” Time includes different parts of the day, how many seconds make a minute, how many minutes are in one hour, how many hours are in one day. We also talked about the days of the week and months of the year. We learned about the parts of an analog clock. We have begun to learn how to tell time to the hour. So much fun!
Here is this week’s challenge: Practice counting by 5’s to 60.
LANGUAGE ARTS: Theme: Growing Up Essential Question: How can you help at home? Sound of the Week: Long /a/ New Words: help, too, has, play, where, look Decodable Words: made, cake, save, name, gate, Jake
Your child is now learning to read words with long vowel sounds. This can be a difficult skill for some children. It can be a little confusing to understand if a word has a short vowel sound or a long vowel sound. We will be working on these skills for the remainder of Kindergarten.
Here is a poem the children use to help them with long vowels: When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.
It is so important for your child to practice their reading skills at home. Knowing all our sight words (word ring words) helps your child to be able to read many words without having to stop to “sound them out.” In school, we read each book 2-3 times. If your child is having some difficulty, help them. Let them sound out the words and then go back to reread the whole page. Learning to read is a slow process. Each child learns at their own pace. When I think back to their reading abilities in September, and then listen to them read today, it is amazing to see, hear, and watch the growth they have made!
This week, we began to identify nouns. A noun is any person, place, animal, or thing. We had fun determining if a given word was a noun. We concentrated on nouns that are people and animals.
Word Ring Words: help, too, has, play, where, look, a, like, I, can, the, we, see, to, and, go, you, do, my, are, with, he, is, little, was, she, for, have, of, they, said, want, here, me, this, what, red, yellow, blue, green, purple, orange, brown, black, zero, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, circle, square, triangle, rectangle, oval, diamond
CENTERS: Teacher Table-Long /a/ activities; Letter/picture partners; April Art (hot air balloons); Bunnies/sounds; Teacher Table – initial picture sounds/words; Writing Around the Room; Long /a/ art – grapes; One More/One Less
SOCIAL STUDIES/SCIENCE: How some seeds can travel in the wind. We spent time discussing ways we can help at home.
Here is a look at next week:
RELIGION: The children will gain an understanding of the mystery of life and death through the life of a seed. Shhhhh! (We will be planting our own seeds.) We will also be discussing how they received new life in Baptism to live as Jesus lived.
MATH: Time: Analog and digital clocks to the hour, days of the week, months of the year, daily activities
LANGUAGE ARTS: Theme: Good Citizens Essential Question: What do good citizens do?
Letter: Long I Words: help, too, has, play, where, look Decodable Words: bike, ride, line, kite, mile, time
God bless! Enjoy your week.
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UNIFORMS: All uniforms must by purchased from Flynn &O’Hara.
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.