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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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Welcome to Kindergarten!

Every morning during Advent we gather as a school to celebrate this season of waiting and preparing. You may hear your children begin to sing: 
Candle, candle burning bright
Shining in the cold winter night.
Candle, candle burning bright,
fill our hearts with Christmas light.
On January 6th a parent in school will help celebrate the Epiphany in a special way with kindergarteners. Please send a shoe box with your child either on January 5th or Jan 6th.

Language Arts

In language arts we are spending time reviewing and practicing the correct formation of learned letters.  Kindergarteners are spelling simple consonant-vowel-consonant words individually and together as a class. The vowel is the hardest part of the word so we make sure students are very comfortable with the first vowel before we begin moving a little faster. Since we have already learned, a,b,c,g,h,l,m,s,t we can put together some good words.

Math

Math stations are constantly changing to reflect our newest learning objectives and gives us the practice we need to master those skills. This month we introduced +, - signs and we are beginning to count sets of numbers, put them together and take them apart. We will tackle math stories, talking about scenarios in which adding, subtracting, matching and finding partners of a number occur. Hexagon, trapazoid, square and triangles are the objects we are collecting this month. We not only count them but we try to find them in our world. The calendar work encourages students to practice using key prepositions accurately as they describe the location of the teddy bear relative to the box. "The teddy bear is under the box".

Religion


During December, we begin to familiarize the children with the names of places in Israel and the three principal cities where Jesus lived when he walked on the earth. We have worked on the map of Israel and labeled Nazareth, Bethlehem and Jerusalem. Children colored their own map and brought it home. This is all in an effort to give children the understanding that Jesus was a real person. We will continue to read scripture about Jesus' birth and read story books written from a wide and amazing perspectives, the donkey, a cat, shepherds, camel, and my favorite, the innkeeper. We opened the costume box today and your children began volunteering for parts and telling the story of Jesus' birth.

Science

We are just finishing our 5 senses work and the accompaning pages in our science book. Last week we smelled 6 diffferent jars from banana to perfume and each child had to guess the smell of each. We have taken a listening walk and recorded the sounds we heard. Our taste test was this week. The children were a little surprized when they tasted the chocolate (unsweetened) and recorded it as a bitter taste. 
We are also doing a fun Christmas activity during our center time that will result in a book the children bring home about the Five Senses of Christmas.

Thank you Kindergarten VIP's

I'd like to thank all the VIP's for providing our class with delicious, nutritious snacks. Our whole class appreciates the extra effort you put forth to provide the ready to eat fruits and veggies - the kids really love them.

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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December 18 - Advent Program - 6:30 in K classroom
December 19 - Noon Dismiss
January 5 - Welcome back to school
January 6 - Bring a shoe box to school

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