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Kindergarten Class Web Page


Teacher Julie Baricevic
Teacher's Aide: Marisol Joynt
Room Parent: Sarah Herzog
Room Parent: Beth isenhath

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Teacher's Comments

Welcome to Kindergarten!

Thank you all for the wonderful notes, wishes, and gift card for a happy birthday. I love my Mrs. B notes – you may see one from time to time and the plant container was beautiful – looks great on my front porch! There really is nothing like celebrating a birthday with a bunch of 5 and 6 year olds!  Thank you all.
Happy Mother'd Day to all our wonderful Mothers and Grandmothers!

You can be very proud of your children because ... (drumroll please) ... we collected enough quarters to buy a goat and a flock of ducks!!!! Thank you so much for all your support. We counted the quarters on Friday and a few more this week for a grand total of $150.50. I hope it was as much fun on the doing end of the chores as it was hearing about all the vacuuming, folding, table setting, table clearing, dishwasher duties, letting the dog in, letting the dog out, making the bed, etc, etc, etc. A check will be mailed to Heifer International next week.

Mary Crowning and Mother’s Tea is fast approaching. This Friday at 1pm in the church with a reception following.

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 their use during our math time.

Reading and Writing

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, w, y ck and ch!   Before the year is over we will learn x and z. Our red flag words (sight words) are: I, a (pronounced /uh/), is, the, of, for, me, he, she, be, all, as, you, to
Kindergarteners are enjoying our reading time whether they are working on sounding out short vowel words or are reading more complex text.

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.

Religion

We continue to honor Mary every morning with a crowning. We will learn about and celebrate Pentecost with the class this month.

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 every week. 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.  Please send the folder back to school the following day. At the beginning of the month your child will bring home a months worth of weekly reading logs. This is homework. The kindergarten expectation is that the student writes the title and rates the book. If your child has difficulty writing the title at first,  an adult can assist by writing the title in highlighter and have child trace over it. Please send back to school after you have finished the week.

PLEASE label your child’s sweaters and sweatshirts. Sweatshirts/sweaters are a required piece of the uniform (they must have 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) or at recess. Can you imagine trying to find the owner of 21 identical sweatshirts? PLEASE LABEL!!!!

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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  • Mother's Tea - Friday, May 6th at 1pm
  • HAPPY MOTHERS DAY - Sunday!!
  • Hawaiin Day - Dress Hawaiin or dress in uniform - Friday, May 13th
  • Thursday, May 19 - Free Dress
  • Junior Olympics - Friday, May 27 - Dismiss at 12:30
  • No school - Monday, May 30th - Memorial Day
  • Last day of school - Friday, June 10th at 10:30am

Helpful Documents & Links
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- Kindergarten Handbook 2015



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

Language Arts

Language Arts

Language Arts

Language Arts

Language Arts

9:30 - 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

Multi-Arts

1:15 - 2:00

Science/Social studies

Religion

Show and Tell/VIP

1:30  Library

Religion

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