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Kindergarten Class Web Page


Teacher Julie Baricevic
Teacher's Aide: Kelly Pishaw
Room Parent: Michelle Housel
Room Parent: Molly Jackson

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Teacher's Comments

Welcome to Kindergarten!

Language Arts

Our Fairy Tale unit provided an opportunity to read some wonderful children’s stories as well as learn the mechanics of retelling including characters and setting. We had fun with it, making a fairy tale castle book to sort good and evil characters and sorting real and make-believe story settings. Our wiener dog flap book reminds us that fairy tales have a beginning, middle (longer) and end. We wrapped up our retelling by presenting a readers theater

Kindergarteners have learned to print and know the sounds of a, b, c, d, e (print only), f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n, o, p, qu, r, s, t, u, v, , y ck and ch!   Before the year is over we will learn w, x and z.
Sight words :
I, a (pronounced /uh/), is, the, of, for, me, he, she, be, all, as, you, to, this, has, that, are, they
Kindergarteners are enjoying our reading time whether they are working on sounding out short vowel words or are reading more complex text.

Math

In math we have wrapped up our geometry lessons but students will continue to rotate through geometry workstations. Our focus for the remainder of the year will be addition and subtraction story problems within 10. We will also work on place value by working with numbers 11-19 in order to understand that these numbers are composed of 1 ten and some more. Math workbooks were distributed to the enthusiastic group a couple of weeks ago and we incorporate using these during our math time

Religion
We continue to honor Mary every morning with a crowning. Thank you for honoring this tradition with the beautiful handmade crowns.

Science/Social Studies

We’ve just begun a social studies unit about our country, our world. We plan to begin with our planet and work our way closer and closer to home. Your participation as a guest speaker will greatly add to the flavor and diversity of learning more about our world. To sign up for a time please fill out the invitation sent home or contact me. Thank you to those who have already signed up.

Take home folders will go home on Monday and Thursday.  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.

  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 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.
  3. Shoelaces – If your child wears shoes with shoelaces please tie them in double knots before they come to school.

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.

Upcoming Events
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  • May 23, Tuesday - Welcome to Kindergarten Night class of 2026!
  • May 26 - Friday at 11:30 -  Grandparent Lunch
  • May 29 - Monday - No School
  • June 2 - Junior Olympics dismiss at 12:30
  • June 13, Tuesday noon dismiss
  • June 14, Wednesday last day of school - dismiss at 10:30

 

 

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