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Kindergarten May 20 2017 Homeroom

Graduation Day

WEDNESDAY May 24 KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION

Students should come to the classroom with caps and gowns on and church clothes on underneath. Girls please wear your hair down with no bows, clips, or headbands. DO NOT bring anything to school with you. Students should arrive no later than 7:30. Every family has their own marked pew at church. Please look for your name at the end of the pew. Kindergarten students will process in at the beginning of Mass and will need to sit on the aisle end of the pew. The teachers will walk the kindergarten class over to church.

Siblings can sit with your family at church but please have them check in with their homeroom teacher first. We will celebrate Mass first. After Mass is over, the kindergarten class has two special graduation songs to sing and will then receive diplomas. After receiving diplomas, kindergarten students and their families are invited to come to the school gym for cake and refreshments. After the reception, siblings are expected to return to their homeroom class and kindergarten students are done for the school year.

Kindergarten May 14 2017 Homeroom

Week of May 15

Can you believe this is the last full week of school for kindergarten?!

Tuesday May 16- Kindergarten Graduation Pictures. Please have students arrive in their graduation cap and gown with uniform on underneath. Please make sure that girls wear their hair down with no clips, headbands, or bows.

Friday May 19- FIELD DAY, 12:00 dismissal. Students may wear comfy, work out type clothes. Students must wear tennis shoes. Students do not need to bring anything to school with them.

Religion

We will learn about the Ten Commandments and attend adoration on Thursday.

Phonics

We will work with words that contain the spelling ee in them such as tree, bee, sheep, and jeep. We will practice substituting the initial sound in words to make a new word. Students will get one more decodable reader called Three Rich Sheep.

Writing

Students will reflect on their favorite kindergarten memories.

Math

We will work with addition facts and review math concepts from the year.

Science

We will explore the forces of magnetism and wind.

Computer

The rest of the class will take the Foundational Skills Phonics Test.

Kindergarten May 06 2017 Homeroom

Week of May 8

Kindergarten graduation pictures will be the morning of May 16. Students should come to school dressed in cap and gowns with their uniform on underneath.

Religion

We will focus on talking about Mary as our Mother.

Phonics

We will continue to work with words that follow the long vowel, followed by a consonant, followed by a silent e rule. We will also work with words containing the digraph ch. Popcorn words: come, every, many

Writing

We will write about our mothers this week and learn about verbs.

Math

We will continue to work with writing and reading time. We will also return to addition with sums greater than 10.

Science

We are exploring a science unit about forces. Last week we worked with pushing and pulling objects. This week we will explore how round objects and objects with wheels require less force to move and we will explore the force of Earth's gravity.

Computer

Students will take the Scholastic Reading Inventory Foundational Skills test.

Kindergarten April 29 2017 Homeroom

Week of May 1st

Wednesday May 3rd is May Crowning Mass

Friday May 5th- ACA envelopes are due Friday and Friday is Spirit Day, 12:00 dismissal

Religion

We will focus on the Gospel story of Jesus observing the widow giving away her two coins. We will tie in the virtue of generosity with the Annual Catholic Appeal.

Phonics

We will learn the "sneaky e" or silent e rule for words. A vowel followed by a consonant and silent e makes a long vowel sound as in cake. We will focus on making and reading words that follow this rule. Popcorn words for the week: white, our, new

Writing

Students will write their narrative stories this week. Last week students used an outline to help them develop a beginning, middle, and end for their story.

Math

This week we are learning how to read time on analog and digital clocks and reading time to the hour.

Science

We will start a new unit about forces of motion. We will start with learning about the force of push and pull by observing and exploring these forces on the movement of objects.

Computer

Students will type in their address on Google maps and look at their house.

Kindergarten April 20 2017 Homeroom

Week of April 24

WELCOME BACK!

Tuesday, April 25 Students may bring $1 and dress down in Cardinal Red. Ice cream will be sold at lunch for an additional dollar

Please work with your child this week on knowing their address (house number, street name, city and state)

Religion

We will be celebrating Easter and Jesus' Resurrection.

Phonics

We will learn about the digraph oo and learn the two sounds that oo can make in words such as the sound in hook and the sound in tooth. We will review words with digraph th in the initial and final sound in words. Students will get a new decodable reader called "Look Who Can Cook" and we will review ending punctuation (period, question mark, exclamation mark) You can point out these ending punctuation marks when you read at home as well. Popcorn words: they, look, who

Writing

Students will use a quick sketch and quick note outline to plan a narrative writing piece. Students will be introduced to words that represent nouns. A noun is a word that names a person, animal, place, or thing.

Math

We will continue to count by 5's. Students will be introduced to fractional parts of whole and halves.

Science

Students will learn the characteristics of what makes things living or non-living. Students will identify living and non-living things outside the school and inside the school.

Kindergarten April 08 2017 Homeroom

Week of April 10

April 13- Holy Thursday, Noon dismissal. There will be aftercare

April 14- Good Friday, No School

April 17-21 Spring Break

Religion

We will learn about Holy Week and learn about the special parts of the Mass for Palm Sunday and Holy Thursday. We will attend Stations of the Cross on Monday at 8:30.

Phonics

This week we will work with words with digraph th and learn the sound of th. We will sort words with digraph ck, sh, and th.

Writing

Last week, we thought of reasons for why winter or spring is the better season. This week students will choose a position and write an opinion piece on which season is better and why. Students will use the steps of the writing process by starting with an outline, writing a draft, edit, revise, and share their final piece.

Math

We will continue to count by 5's and count nickels.

Science

We will look at the photographs we took on our nature walk and describe the plants we saw around the school. Students will make another scientific drawing of their sunflower plant and compare how it has grown and changed during the course of a week. Students will bring their sunflower plant home on Thursday.

 

 

Kindergarten April 01 2017 Homeroom

Week of April 3

Please return money for kindergarten cap and gown by Wednesday April 5.

Religion

Students will attend Stations of the Cross on Monday and adoration on Thursday. Students will be learning about the Stations of the Cross through stories, games, and dramatic play.

Phonics

Last week, students worked with words ending in digraph ck. This week students will work with words that have digraph sh, which can be at the beginning or end of words. Students will also practice omitting the initial sound in words, thinking of rhyming words, adding long vowel sounds to consonants, and recognizing words with ck and sh. We will work with the decodable reader called Will She Tell? Students have new popcorn words for the week and we will review the sight word when, which will be in the decodable reader.

Writing

For the next two weeks, students will work on opinion writing. A topic will be picked on giving an opinion about two different things. As a class, we will brainstorm ideas for key/star ideas for both positions. We will review the Traffic Light colors that are used for opinion writing. Green means go by starting with your topic sentence. Yellow means slow down and state your reason for your opinion. Red means stop and explain or elaborate. I will also introduce pronouns this week and how they are used in sentences to take the place of people's names.

Math

Students are doing a great job counting money! We will continue to work with dimes at the beginning of the week. Students will be introduced to counting by 5's and the nickel.

Science

Last week, each student planted a sunflower seed in a cup of soil. We have a grow light set up in the classroom so students can observe the growth of their seed. Students will take care of their plants by watering them. Students will observe their seeds throughout the week and make a scientific drawing of what they observe and notice. We will also observe the different types of plants around the school.

 

Kindergarten March 25 2017 Homeroom

Week of March 27th

Friday, March 31st is Grandparents Day!  Students will not need to bring anything to school with them other than a jacket or coat if needed. Friday will be a regular school uniform day.  12:00 dismissal on Friday

Religion

The theme for the week is The Holy Spirit is Our Helper and thinking about how the Holy Spirit can help us make good choices and live as a friend of Jesus. K-5 will attend Stations of the Cross on Monday morning at 8:30.

Phonics

This week in phonics we will be working with the digraph ck at the end of words. A digraph is two letters that come together to make one sound. We will learn that ck comes at the end of words after a short vowel as in black, duck, and lock. Children will code digraphs by underlining them. During the week, students will work with sounds by taking away the initial sound and making a new word and identify the vowel sound in words. Students now know three ways to spell the /k/ sound which is letter k, letter c, and digraph ck. Popcorn words for the week are: little, over, some

Reading

Last week, students enjoyed listening to a chapter book called March Mischief, a mystery about three leprechaun statues that are stolen in a town. They also listened to several examples of poems. This week they will hear a variety of books about seeds and spring.

Writing

Students will work on writing their own poem about their grandparents.

Math

We will review counting pennies on Monday. On Tuesday students will be introduced to dimes and observe what is on the heads and tails of dimes. Students will practice counting dime amounts and writing the amounts.

Science

Last week students learned the parts of plants such as roots, leaves, stems, and flowers. They learned that the roots help take in water for the plant and keep it anchored in the ground. Students learned that plants need light, water, and air to survive. They also observed and compared sunflower and marigold seeds. This week students will plant sunflower seeds and we will observe their growth thanks to Mrs. Neal and the use of her grow light.

Computer

Students will go to code.org and start basic coding activities where they pick directional arrows to move an object to another object and drag puzzle pieces in order to put them back together.

Kindergarten March 18 2017 Homeroom

Week of March 20th

Donuts with Dad on Wednesday. Students should come by the classroom with their dad or special guest to check in and then can go to Mass with their dad. Students who do not have a dad or special guest present will come to the classroom as usual and go to Mass with the classroom teacher.

Friday, March 24th Report cards will be sent home

Religion

We will be working with the parable of The Good Samaritan/Neighbor and talking about who our neighbor is and ways we can help our neighbor.

Phonics

This week students will learn a new spelling rule, a new coding mark, and be introduced to long vowel sounds. The long vowel rule is that a vowel not followed by a consonant makes the long vowel sound. Examples include words such as flu, hi, me, and so. The new coding mark is called a macron and is a straight horizontal line that goes over the vowel. Students will be introduced to the picture cards for the long vowel sounds (acorn, equal, icicle, overalls, unicorn). We will also read a new decodable reader, My Pal Bo. We will get new sight words this week that make long vowel sounds in them: play, day, gray

Writing

This week students will be introduced to poetry and we will work as a class to create a poem.

Math

We are starting a unit on money so break out your piggy banks and get our your coins! We will start with the penny, learning the name of the penny, looking at pennies with magnifying lens to notice details on the front and back, and learning the value of a penny. We will watch educational videos to learn how money is made in the United States.

Science

With the first day of spring right around the corner, we will start a unit on the life cycle of plants. Students will have the opportunity to plant seeds and observe them sprouting in the classroom. Students will learn what plants need to grow and survive.

Computer

Students will write a sentence for each sight word for this week and then type the words and/or sentences in Microsoft Word.

Kindergarten March 16 2017

Jan,Feb,Mar,April,May

 

 

Jan PE Unit-

Basketball Unit- rules, skills, passing,shooting and dribbing drills

Small court games, passing games, shooting drills, and full court games, knock-out and 11's game.

Feb PE Unit-

Hockey Unit- Skills, Passing, Shooting and saftey use of the Hockey sticks

Small cout games, passing games, shooting games and full court Hockey games.

Mar PE Unit-

Badmiton and Tennis Unit- Rules, court sizes, volley and serving

Small court games, passing games, serving games, and full court games.

April PE Unit-

Golf Unit- Skills, rules, basic grip with driver, irons and putter

Driving range off mats, chipping into buckets, and putting into practice holes and basic skills to play golf.

May PE Unit-

All school Field Day Event: Thank you all Parent's and Teacher's for your help and support on this special day!

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