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Kindergarten Class Web Page


Teacher Julie Baricevic
Teacher's Aide: Kelly Pishaw
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Welcome to Kindergarten!

Thank you for entrusting us with your beautiful children. Mrs Pishaw and I feel so lucky to have the best jobs in the world! We are delighted to be learning the personalities of each one of our kindergarteners – all so unique.  We have had a very busy week. We are just beginning to learn the routines that will guide us all year long. Kindergarten is a big change from preschool years. Please keep us informed of attitude changes toward school, classmates. As usual, please contact me (email is best) with concerns or questions.

Our First Week in Kindergarten-

In our first week, we practiced lining up in line order, walking in the hall – quietly, learning prayers and practicing polite table manners at snack and lunch.  Every morning we energize ourselves by singing our Awake song. Ask your child to sing Alive, Awake, Alert, Enthusiastic! We ask a Question of the Day to reinforce speaking in full sentences.  We are reading books and doing some kindergarten community building activities.

Mr. McGovern was kind enough to give the boys a tour of the bathroom and explain bathroom etiquette to them  - including proper use of the urinals.

Everybody has met our class pets, Princess and Leia and we all are contributing to the demise of their girlish figures by sharing our lunches (the last bite of foods that grow in nature).

We have practiced a fire drill and an earthquake drill.

The  K children were one of the guests of honor at our first school assembly where each Kindergartener introduced themselves to the school.

Math

Reading and Writing

Language Arts

Religion

Science/Social Studies

Take home folders will go home on Monday. Please establish a routine at home that includes your child taking out the contents of backpack with a specific location to put his/her folder. To avoid the loss of school communication please discourage your child from opening his/her folder away from adult supervision.

In the folder will be a piece of paper your child worked on in class that tells his/her table color and line order number. Please reinforce your child’s number with him or her.  Please send the folder back to school on Tuesday. Also in the folder you will find a September Reading Log. Please use the log and write the titles of books you read to your child during the month. This is kindergarten homework.

  1. PLEASE label your child’s sweaters and sweatshirts. Although sweatshirts/sweaters are a required piece of the uniform (they must have them with them) kindergarteners often opt to take off the sweatshirt/sweater very early in the day – due to our classroom being very warm (all year). Can you imagine trying to find the owner of 20 identical sweatshirts? PLEASE LABEL!!!!
  2. Please send a ball to school with your child by Thursday next week.  The ball must be smaller than a regulation soccer ball.
  3. Please send a napkin (cloth preferred) in your child’s lunch everyday!! This is their placemat. It not only keeps their food off the table but it also creates a defined area for their food.
  4. Shoelaces – If your child wears shoes with shoelaces please tie them in double knots before they come to school.
  5. Please send a family photo to school. Either a 4x6 or a 5x7 would be lovely.

We do not go through your child’s backpack – sometimes children can remember to give it to a teacher or you could shoot me an email to tell me to look if you’ve sent something.

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:

Muffins for Mom – Tuesday 10/11

Donuts with Dad – Tuesday 10/18

Moms and Dads, on your designated day come into the classroom with your child when you bring him/her to school. We’ll have our morning prayer, play a game or work on an activity and share our delicious snack together. Our visit will be short and sweet and you’ll probably be on your way by 9-9:15.

Upcoming Events
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  • Sept  12-23 - 12:30 dismiss (k only)
  • Sept. 15 -7pm curriculum night ( K-2)
  • Sept. 16 - First school family meeting (wear school colors)
  • Sept. 22 - Free Dress
  • Sept. 26 - Begin Full Days  8:15-3pm (2pm on Wed)

Helpful Documents & Links
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- Kindergarten Handbook



Class Times

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

7:00 - 8:15

Optional: Extended Care

8:15 - 8:30

Morning Prayer and Messages

8:30 - 9:30

Handwriting

Handwriting

Handwriting

Handwriting

Handwriting

9:30 - 10:00

Multi Arts

Language Arts/
Writers Workshop

Language Arts/
Writers Workshop

Multi Arts

Language Arts/
Writers Workshop

10:00 -10:15

Bathroom / Recess

10:15 - 11:00 Snack/
Math
Snack/
Math
Snack/
Math
Snack/
Math
Snack/
Math

10:00 - 11:45

Math

Math

Math

Math/
Writers Workshop

Math

11:45 - 12:30

Lunch / Recess

12:30 - 1:15

PE

PE

PE

Science/
Social studies

Religion

1:15 - 2:00

Science/
Social Studies

Religion

Religion

Library

Reading Buddies

2:00 - 2:45

Centers

Centers

Early Dismissal

Centers

Show&Tell/VIP/
Centers

2:45 - 3:00

Prepare for Dismissal

Prepare for Dismissal

3:00 - 6:00

Optional: Extended Care