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Kindergarten Class Web Page


Teacher Julie Baricevic
Teacher's Aide: Marisol Joynt
Room Parent: Gloria Arteaga
Room Parent: Jessica Feeney

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Teacher's Comments

Welcome to Kindergarten!

Kindergarten just keeps getting busier. Thank you to all for meeting with me for parent teacher conferences at the end of last month. I was so happy to discuss your child with you and appreciate your valuable insights. Thank you to Jas' family and Ellis' family for providing Kindergarten with some fun Thanksgiving books from the book fair. A big thank you to Jen, Alex's mom, who has set up a Shutterfly account so we can all view the great pictures from the class. I haven't uploaded pictures i have yet but it is on my list.  

Language Arts

Literacy workstations are off and running. Children are working in pairs with letters and words, poetry, paired reading, listening to books on tape, writing letters, lists and making signs. In handwriting we have learned h,b,t,l,m,c.  The children are conscientiously practicing their letters and phonics. In Writers Workshop, children are identifying with authors and trying to s-t-r-e-t-c-h their stories into 3 pages.

Math

Children are building number awareness as we practice counting, counting on from any number and counting backwards.  We practice subitizing (the ability to quickly identify a small number of items, without counting) as a group and in our math workstations. Our latest mathmatical investigation is comparing 2 dimensional shapes with 3 dimensional objects. We continue to make pattern discoveries in our calendar work.

Religion

We continue to teach from our religion series and integrate lessons and materials from Cathechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS).Portraits of Guardian Angels surround us in the classroom. During November we will begin a Saint research project (done at home with your help) and share Saint information with the whole class. I've provided a few resources I find helpful. Please return the 'Saint' report on November 14. (coming home on Monday)
Saints Fun Facts
List of Saints
Saints by Name

Science

Pumpkin Investigations was October and now on to GERMS. This week we learned a little bit about germs which segwayed into a handwashing exersise using glo germs (not real germs), a blacklight and handwashing. We found out that germs like to hang out in and around fingernails - We learned to scrub when you wash your hands and try not to put your fingers in your mouth! We have an on going science experiment with a clean apple and a dirty apple.

Kindergarten needs:

We always need these - Yoplait yogurt containers (the ones that are bigger on the bottom than the top)

Parents who can cut at home - please shoot me an email if you can help out.

Lunch
Please, please send a cloth or paper napkin to act as a placemat for lunch. Please send appropriate utensils with your child in his/her lunch. Please check water bottles for a secure seal.

 

Upcoming Events
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November 6 - Pride Wear
November 7 - Family Colors
November 11 - Veterans Day (NO SCHOOL)
November 20 -Free Dress
November 25 - 9am Mass (Full Uniform please)
November 26-28 - Happy Thanksgiving
November 30 - Advent begins
December 1 - Advent Prayer in school foyer 

Helpful Documents & Links
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- Kindergarten Handbook
- VIP Schedule

Class Times

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

7:00 - 8:15

Optional: Extended Care

8:15 - 8:30

Morning Prayer and Messages

8:30 - 9:15

Language Arts

Language Arts

Language Arts

Language Arts

Language Arts

9:15 - 10:00

Multi Arts/ Mrs. Flanagan

Writers Workshop

Writers Workshop

Writers Workshop

Writers Wrokshop

10:00 -10:40

Snack / Bathroom / Recess

10:40 - 11:45

Math

Math

Math

Math

Math

11:45 -12:15

Lunch

12:15 -12:45

Recess

12:45 - 1:15

PE

PE

PE

Religion

Religion

1:15 - 2:00

Science/Social studies

Religion/ 
Mrs. Denniston

Show and Tell/VIP

1:30  Library/Mrs. Lovejoy

Multi Arts/ Mrs. Flanagan

2:00 - 2:45

Centers

Centers

Early Dismissal

Science/ Social Studies

Centers

2:45 - 3:00

Prepare for Dismissal

Prepare for Dismissal

3:00 - 6:00

Optional: Extended Care