Kindergarten Update

Dear Parents, September 19, 2019

 We have begun our study in Language Arts with the introduction of the SuperKids Cass and now this week, Oswald. With the introduction of these characters, the students learn phonemic awareness, comprehension, handwriting and encoding. We will specify which skills the students are learning in this weekly update on our Kindergarten website.

The Bridges Math Program is a comprehensive Math curriculum which fully implements the Common Core standards and focuses on developing students’ understanding of mathematical concepts, proficiency with key skills and ability to solve problems. In Unit One this week the students practiced one to one correspondence and cardinality- that is an understanding that once all of the items have been counted, the last number said establishes the quantity.

We will have a Blessing of the animals on the Feast of St. Francis, Friday, October 4th. Students may bring a “real” or stuffed animal pet  to the yard in the morning. Father Robert will bless the animals and then the “real” animals must go home. Stuffed animals can be housed in the backpacks until dismissal.

We are continuing our lessons on Listening and Respect. The students are learning how to follow the school and classroom rules and how to be a part of the class and school.

We will conference with parents October 8th-11th. Please send in your conference request form if you have not already done so. They are due on Monday, September 23rd.

The last day to submit book orders is Monday,September 23rd.The book orders will be sent home in backpacks when they arrive.

Homework is due this week on Thursday, September 26th. Please do not send before.

Hope to see you at the Fun Fair on Saturday, September 21st  ( 10-5PM.)

Mazzee is our first Super Kid next week!

What’s Happening In Class

Religion:  Sign of the Cross, Six Steps of Listening, School Prayer

Language Arts:  Super Kid Oswald-sounds of “o” and “c”, form letter o and c correctly, distinguish between reality and fantasy, identify parts of a book, follow oral directions

Math:  Expand previous work up to number 10, practice counting, ordering, comparing; think about different ways numbers can be put together and taken apart, learn about 10 frames

Social Studies:  Policies and Procedures

Looking Ahead…

Sept. 26th-Homework Due

Oct.4th- Feast of St. Francis- Prayer Service, Blessing of the animals

Oct. 8th-11th-MINIMUM DAYS-Parent Teacher Conferences

Oct. 14th- Columbus Day- NO SCHOOL

Thanks for all you do. Mrs. Foster and Mrs. Halkias

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