What a special and memorable week we had, last week. Thank you again to all the parents who volunteered at our retreat! The children loved to see you there and you helped make this event go so smoothly. It seemed to be a hit!
This week the kindergartners are leading courtyard prayers (Monday and Friday) and Mass on Wednesday. Yes, we are having Mass this week! Please join us if you are free.
A reminder, Friday is pajama day and ....shhh, Mother Goose is coming to visit! This will be a fun way to wrap up our last full week on Kindergarten.
And now for our week ahead:
Literacy: This week we have our final unit assessment in class. The students will spend one more week working with substituting sounds in words (beginning, medial, and ending). We will review all our sight words we've learned this year with some fun games and we'll have our final week of small group reading centers. Our reading books this week tie in with our social studies unit: Where We Live. We will look at where we live in a variety of different formats.
Social Studies: The students will be introduced to a variety of maps and new vocabulary. The students will be learning their address and phone numbers as well as looking at symbols of our country, state, and neighborhood.
Religion: The students will continue to work on all the prayers they learned this year and be assessed on them this week. We will talk about how we can continue to act like God wants us to over the summer break.
Math: We will prepare and review for our final math assessment. Lessons from our final Math unit include (addition, subtraction, measurements, money/cents.)
This week is sure to fly by, but it is packed full with some end of the year kindergarten fun. I hope you all have a great week!
So great to see you all Friday night for the children's performance! They worked so hard and did such a great job! It was also fun to see so many our the K2 dad's present for Dad's and Donuts!
I know the children love sharing special time with you at these events!
We have another exciting and busy week in store. Thursday is our Kindergarten Retreat and our Mother's Day Tea on Friday. There is so much excitement at the end of the year and so much to celebrate. Also, if your child has a summer birthday and would like a chance to celebrate in class complete with birthday song, blessing, hat, and lots of wishes from their classmates...send me an email and let me know what day you'd like and whether or not you'd like to send a birthday treat!
And now a peek at our week:
Reading: We will reviewing all the words and sounds we have worked on. There will be no sight word test this week as we have learned all our words and took our last assessment. There will be one final spelling test on Friday.
Math: This week we will spend one final week reviewing coins. The children have been working on remembering their values and names of each coin. We will take our assessment at the end of the week.
Religion: This week we'll learn the Angel of God prayer. We also will have a fun craft to go along with the prayer as we discuss what it means!!
We hope to see many of our K2 mom's this week and thank you in advance to those of you helping out with the retreat!
Have a great week!
Welcome back! I hope you had a great spring break filled with lots of fun and family time! Can you believe we are in the final stretch?! One final month of kindergarten for our K2 kiddos... where has this year gone??
Here is a glimpse at our week:
Reading: Our unit is all about asking for help when we need it. The sight words for this week are look, saw, very, put, out. Our sounds to practice are /z/ and /v/. We continue to build words and replace beginning, ending and medial sounds. Lastly the students have been working with subject-verb agreement prior to break and we will build on that grammar component further this week
Math: The students will be learning about weight a well as volume. We will get to play with balance scales and compare various items. Vocabulary such as heavier, equal, lighter, etc will be used to determine relationship with two items. The assessment on this chapter will be on Friday.
Religion: This week's lesson is about how after death there is life. We will talk about Jesus' resurrection and how his sacrifice is a special gift to us. Jesus gives us new life! An email with the questions for this chapter's assessment will go out on Wednesday and our assessment will be on Friday.
Science: In building on our religion theme, new life, we will talk about the life cycle of a butterfly.
We are sure to have a fun week....hope you have a good week too!
Here is what K2 is working on this week:
Reading: This week's theme is family outings. We will read stories focusing on doing things with our family and write about a favorite trip we've taken. The new sight words this week are have, one, ask, help, every, walk. The sounds we will be practicing are /l/ and /w/. We will have our sight word test on Thursday and our spelling test on Friday.
Math: We will continue to practice subtraction and creating math equations using many different games and counters.
Religion: We finished our Stations of the Cross book and now the children are working groups to portray various scenes from the stations. We will continue our class discussions about the passion and gear up for the fifth Sunday in Lent. This week the students will be adding a piece of the palm they receive at Palm Sunday Mass to their pots. They have been taking these items each week very seriously....and wowed a visitor in class last week with their knowledge:)
Have a great week!
Less than 3 weeks till spring break! Where has this year gone?
This week is exciting for our kindergartners as some of them are participating in our two school courtyard prayers and Wednesday school mass. This is one of two opportunities the kiddos get to participate in courtyard prayer and mass....and therefore a big deal for them!
It will be fun to see them shine. And if you didn't hear from me about your child's part this round, you will in May!
Literacy: This week we will start start off with our unit 5 test on Monday. The rest of the week will be focused around the new lesson's theme of "trying our best". We will read a few stories that focus on this theme and discuss how we feel when we achieve something ourselves. We will also learn about our last vowel, U, and practice both the long and short sounds. In grammar we will practice using singular and plural nouns and look at the plural ending: -es and -s.
Math: The students really showed their understanding of addition on their test this past Friday...they did great!! This week we move forward with subtraction using numbers 1-5.
Religion: We will wrap up or stations this week with 12, 13, and 14. The students continue to show such reverence as we move through each of the stations. The books they have created will be a neat way share the Stations of the Cross with you at home. This past Friday we talked about the 4th Sunday in Lent and the students we asked to place a small piece of bread or cracker in their prayer pots. This next week (5th Sunday) they will add a band aid. Thank you to so many of you that are keeping up with the prayer pots, praying with your children, and asking them to tell you about each week's item. The children get very excited at school to receive the next piece!
Have a great week!
Ps. The April Snack Calendar is posted!
This week will be spent reviewing Unit 5. We will go over letter sounds e, x, j, o, h, and k. We will continue to blend sounds and build words and sentences. This week's literacy theme is growing food. We will write about a favorite recipe and continue our practice using capitalization and punctuation, including exclamations. We will take a break from our sight words this week as it is review, but we will have our 3rd spelling test this Friday! List will be sent home today!
Math: We are strengthening our addition skills with continued practice in creating math equations. The students are using all kinds of fun things to help visualize addition. We will be playing some fun games in addition to our practice. They are getting very good at writing their equations too!
Religion: The students seem to be really grasping the Stations of the Cross. We learned up to the 7th station last week and will continue to review them this week. We will also focus on 8-11. The books the student's are creating are beautiful! I cant wait for you to see them.
We continue to talk about Lent and all the important aspects that make up this season. The children have been sharing that their prayer pots are filling up with the 3 objects so far. This week I will send home a band aid...so make sure to ask them the significance Friday!
Have a terrific week!
Welcome back! I hope you all had an enjoyable long weekend and we able to have some fun! A reminder that if you haven't not had a chance to purchase your child's Lasting Legacy's thumbprint plate, there is still time. You can do so in the office this week!
We have a fun filled week ahead...
Reading: Our new sight words this week include he, away, must, no, by, there. We will be working on two sounds this week: /h/ and /k/. We will have both the sight word quiz and our spelling test on Friday because of the shorter week. We continue to read about animals and learn about their abilities.
Religion: We will move forward with the Stations of the Cross and will focus on stations 5 to 7. It has been amazing to hear the children's thoughts as we learned about 1-4 last week. They have shown empathy for Jesus and Mary and a few have chimed in saying, "if I'd been there and seen Jesus, I'd help him carry his cross!" Friday our class will be in the church with Deacon Al to go through the full Stations of the Cross!
Math: We will continue to practice with addition stories and creating number sentences working with equations up to 10. Our assessment will be on Thursday.
Science: This week the students will plant their own seeds! Having learned all about the plant life cycle last week and with spring right about the corner, we thought this would be a fun and timely project. The students will observe and watch their seeds grow and keep a journal of the changes.
Have a great week!
K2 is very excited to have our special readers this week. Thank you to all of you who signed up to come and read to the class this week. We are looking forward to hearing your favorite stories!
Here is a peek at our week:
Reading: Our theme this week is life cycles. We will hear Oscar and the Frog and Zinnia's Flower Garden. We will be focusing on the sound /e/. The new sight words are: she, all, over, when, her, some.
Math: It's an exciting week!! We are starting addition stories. We will learn all about math sentences; equations. We will learn about plus sign and equal sign and what they mean. We will spend the next two weeks putting our new skills to work writing and solving addition number sentences.
Religion: As we continue our Lenten season, we will be learning about the Stations of the Cross. Each day the students will learn on of the stations and create a special book to share at home. This week we will learn stations 1-4.
Just a reminder there is no school Monday and Friday!
Have a great week and enjoy the spring weather that is around the corner!
Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend.
Here's a peek at our week...
Literacy: This week our them is growing up. We will hear a few stories about animals growing, as well as thinking about ourselves growing. This students will compare and contrast skills they didn't have as young children to what they can do now! We will focus on the sounds /j/ and /x/. The students will also learn 6 more sight words: said, was, then, could, ate, could. Word list will be sent home Monday to study for quiz on Friday. This students are really working hard on their sight words and its noticeable!! :) Please continue to let your child read the take home readers from school and send them back to school once they read them fluently, so they can get a new one!
Math: We will review our chapter on measurements and move into comparing sets. We will have an assessment on Friday.
Religion: This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday. In class we will discuss the season of Lent that starts Wednesday and takes us to Easter. We will learn how to prepare our hearts for this special time and create some special pieces to share at home.
Ash Wednesday mass will be at 10:00am. Please feel free to join us! This Thursday is Dr. Seuss birthday, but since the start to Lent falls this week, we will have belated celebration next week. I would love to have a few parents visit our class throughout the week and read a favorite Dr. Seuss book. I will be sending out a signup genius with a few time slots...stay tuned!
Thank you and have a great week!
,I hope you all enjoyed your weekend!
Literacy: After spending last week reviewing we, are ready to jump back in and learn 6 new words: make, them, give, play, say, & new. We will also focus on the letter "o" and listen for the long and short sounds in words. Our theme this week is social relationships and working with one another. We will read two stories that demonstrate this theme. The students will also work with pronouns such as he, she, they and practice using them in place of names.
Math: this week we focus on measurements. Through some fun hands on exploration, the students will learn to compare lengths with cubes and clips. The students will practice using words such as long and short, longer, longest, shorter, shortest. We will have an assessment at the end of the week to wrap this unit.
Religion: This week we look at everything God has made and learn his love for all the things he created including us! We will hear a few readings that express God's everlasting love and his longing for us to love him too. We will have an assessment on this lesson Friday.
Please remember to check the snack calendar and if you've accidentally missed your day, go ahead and bring a snack in and we'll save it for another day!
Lastly, our school auction is around the corner and this year the student created pieces will be available for purchase before the actual auction. Please see below for information on how to go about purchasing your child's auction art piece.