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.
Online Registration NOW Open for ENRICHMENT CLASSES!!!
Register Now for SESSION THREE! Our LAST session of the school year.
Session 3 starts the week of FEB. 21st and runs until MAY 12th!
Many classes have a maximum amount of students,
so please register as soon as possible.
Description of all classes on the website....
To register, go to our school website: www.saintjohnxxiii.org, go to PARENTS tab, Click on Extended Day, then drop down to
+Enrichment Class Offerings
Click on --->Online Enrichment/Extended Day form
The following are the Enrichment Class Offerings for Session THREE:
MONDAYS: Chess Emporium
NEW! Codakid - Minecraft (grades 2-5)
TUESDAYS: Drama / Young Rembrandts
THURSDAYS: Athletes In Training / Beg.Guitar:Level 1
FRIDAYS: Cheerleading / Crazy Cool Science / Guitar:Rock & Pop
~~~For description of classes, please visit our website.
Fliers available in the school office.
Lastly, I hope you all had a great weekend!
A few reminders:
1. There are no enrichment classes this week, February 13-17. This week you may register for the third and final session of enrichment classes that will begin on February 21st. Please see the school website to sign up.
2. Our Valentine's Party is Tuesday! We have 20 kiddos, so if your child would like to bring Valentine's please send enough for the whole class. We'd love to see you at the party too. Feel free to stop by as long as your safe environment training is up to date.
On to our curriculum.
Literacy: This week we will read books focusing on discovery. There are no new sight words this week, so our time will be spent reviewing all 40 words that we've had so far. The children will continue to build words blend and decode sounds and we will wrap up the literacy unit this week with our assessment.
Math: The children have been catching on quickly to our new skill in math, and this week we will keep practicing our early addition and equations but using 10 frames instead. We will follow up with an assessment at the end of the week!
Religion: We will wrap up our discussion on Faith and Trust. We then move into learning about how Jesus comes first in our lives, and how we can live out our lives as he asks us to do.
February is dental awareness month and the kindergartens will have a special speaker this Thursday to learn more about the importance of dental hygiene.
Lastly, our class welcomed back Mrs. Keith back! She will be with us Mondays- Thursdays while Mrs. Frisacaro is helping cover another teacher who's away on maternity leave!
This will be a busy and very fun week!