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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!

September 5, 2014

Thank you for entrusting us with your beautiful children. I feel so lucky to have the best job in the world! Mrs. J and I are delighted to be learning the personalities of each one of our kindergarteners – all so unique.
If you have not had the chance to do so yet, please check out the K handbook in the link below.

We have had a very busy week. We are just beginning to learn the routines that will guide us all year long. We are fully aware that Kindergarten is a big change from preschool years and we want to make the transition as comfortable as possible. Please keep us informed of attitude changes toward school, classmates. As usual, please contact me with concerns or questions.

Our First Week in Kindergarten-

In our first week, we concentrated on lining up in line order – a lot!  We practiced walking in the hall – quietly.  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.

Kindergarteners took a school tour led by Pete the Cat where we visited the people and places we will go when we begin our full day beginning September 22rd.

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, Kit and Kat 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).

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

This week we began our Star Student activity. This activity begins each day when we pull a name from a bag with a chant of course. The name is scrambled, and unscrambled, chanted and segmented with the help of the whole class. The child is interviewed and then we all get a chance to draw a portrait of the star student. The booklet your child receives is everyone’s drawing of the star student.

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. If you have older children you know this is a skill that will be practiced for many years to come and you will be glad you started this routine early. 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.

Children in Kindergarten will not have homework on a regular basis but I do have a few requests for families:

  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 26 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. (As a side note- we do not go through your child’s backpack – sometimes children can remember or you could shoot me an email to tell me to look if you’ve sent something.)
  3. As mentioned previously, please help your child learn his/her number in line.

 

PE

Beginning September 22 - Remember to send your child in approriate footwear (gym shoes) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Mrs. Christensen LOVES her new gym floor!
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.

VIP and Show and Tell will begin at full days in Kindergarten: Vip schedule is in the link below.


Parent Reminders
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Upcoming Events
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September 17 - Curriculum Night (plan to be there)
September 18 - Our First Free dress
October 2 - Pride Wear -contact me if you have not gotten a green 2023 graduate shirt yet
October 3 - NO 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

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 with Mrs. Denniston

Show and Tell/VIP

1:30  Library

Multi Arts

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