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Kindergarten Class Web Page


Teacher Julie Baricevic
Teacher's Aide: Carolyn Breysse
Room Parent: Julie Kirkevold
Room Parent: Jesse Sullivan

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Welcome to Kindergarten!

 

Religion

We had a wonderful December reading from the Holy Bible about the Annunciation, The Birth of Jesus and Adoration of Shepherds. Following the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd model, I give presentations using child friendly materials, linking it to Scripture Readings. For an activity, the children had the opportunity to retell the story of the First Christmas using costumes and props. A few children had an opportunity to act out The Birth of Jesus during our morning Advent prayer. We will continue our Christmas celebration during this first week in January as we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany.
It won't be long before we are in another preparation time: Lent (March 6). In the meantime, children will see presentations of (and work with materials) The Good Shepherd, and Kingdom Parables including the parable of The Mustard Seed and The Pearl of Great Price.

Language Arts

Next week we will compare and contrast three versions of ‘The Mitten” ‘Mitten’ activities will be distributed throughout our workstations and centers for storytelling and writing practice.

After reading Squirrel’s New Years’ Resolution we have begun to make our own resolutions. The class has an abundance of ideas of changes to make in 2019 to help themselves or help others. Your child’s completed project is on our bulletin board now!

Writers Workshop

Opinion writing was our focus in our last unit. We learned a lot about what is an opinion, where are they and who has them.  Kindergarteners wrote about their opinion in the world, in school and at home. We wrote about some of our favorite books and tagged them in the library. Some of what we wrote about was what makes the best pet, what is the best thing to drink at lunch and how much dessert is too much?.  As a shared write, we wrote Mr.Mullen a note asking him if we could eat in the cafeteria on Fridays - and made a convincing case too! We are approaching the end of our unit and we will select one page, polish it a bit and put it all together for a class book called: Our Opinions Rock!
Our next Writers Workshop Unit is Personal Narratives. We will write stories that are important to us and try to pull out the small moment. It is a process but we will get there.
Math
Decembers calendar work encouraged 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". In January, the same teddy bear sports a sweater and using the theme of buttons, students develop an understanding of part-whole relationships as they recognize a set of objects can be broken into smaller subsets. We explore and record combinations to 5 as well as lots of discussion and building of combinations to 10. We will work on some interval counting using a number line and learn to read inequalities using the greater than and less than symbols. Counting objects at home: up to 50 would be a great daily game especially if you can incorporate writing numerals too. I encourage you to play board games, card games and games involving dice and dominos.

 

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 check water bottles for a secure seal and send appropriate utensils with your child in his/her lunch.

Upcoming Events
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  • Thursday, Jan 17 – Free Dress
  • Monday, Jan 21 – No School – MLK holiday
  • Thursday, Jan 24 – school family (wear family shirt)
  • Monday, Jan 25 – Wear School Family colors
  • TBD – Field trip to Mercer Slough
  • Sunday, Jan 27-Feb 1 – Catholic Schools week (watch for updates)

  • Helpful Documents & Links


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- Kindergarten Handbook 2018



Class Times

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

7:00 - 8:15

Optional: Extended Care

8:15 - 8:30

Morning Prayer and Messages

8:30 -8:50

Handwriting

Handwriting

Handwriting

Handwriting

Handwriting

8:50 - 9:30 Language Arts Language Arts Language Arts Language Arts Language Arts

9:30 - 10:00

Writers Workshop

9:15
Art

Writers Workshop

Writers Wrokshop

Writers Workshop

10:00 -10:15

Recess

10:15 - 10:45 Bathroom/Snack

Bathroom/Snack

Bathroom/Snack

Bathroom/Snack

Bathroom/Snack

10:45 - 11:30

Math
11:00 Music

Math

Math

Math

Math

11:30 - 12:35

Lunch / Recess

12:35 - 12:45 bathroom/drinks

12:45 - 1:15

PE

PE

PE

Science/
Social studies

Mrs. Denniston

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