Kindergarten Weekly Update

Dear Parents,

It’s been a whirlwind in Kindergarten! The students have been busy with their studies as well as celebrating  and enjoying holidays and events.

The Diocese of Oakland will be sponsoring The Lillian Black Festival of the Arts on Sunday, February 24th from 1-5PM. It takes place at Bishop O’Dowd High School.  Several different forms of student art from throughout the diocese will be displayed. St. Philip Neri will be participating in this festival with selected pieces of art. You will be notified if your child’s art will be shown. If you’ve never been, it’s a wonderful showcase of art forms.

Next month, the students will participate in the Young Author’s Faire. This is also a diocesan competition in which students and classes write and create books. Kindergarten will create a class book for submission. More info to follow.

Our Super Kid for this week is Maxx.

Rosie will go home with Romeo.

The Guesstimation Jar goes to Joaquin.

Please remember to have your child return their Friday Envelope Folder weekly. They are distributed on Fridays and need to be returned on Mondays ( or the first day of the week if Monday is a holiday.) Many students are not returning their envelopes regularly so that we may put their daily work in for you to see. Thank you.

What’s Happening in Class?

ELA/ Language Arts/ Superkids-identify upper and lower case Vv, associate picture names with v, use correct spacing and punctuation in sentences,blend sounds to decode words,identify an apostrophe, identify title of a story, answer questions about a story,understand characters, read memory words- “the, of, a, no, put ”, new memory word-m”for”

Be sure to practice reading nightly with your child. Even if you are reading to your child and your child is not yet reading, studies show that this helps your child on the path to becoming a reader!

Math.-Count forward from a given number rather than starting at 1, count backward from any number in the range of 10-1, read numbers from 0-20, write numbers from 0-20, order numbers from 0-20

Science- Begin Force and Motion

Social Studies- Presidents and Black History

Religion-Faith Families meet this week to make Rosaries in preparation for Lent.

Looking Ahead

Monday, February 18th- Presidents Day -No School

Sunday, February 24th- Lillian Black festival of the Arts- Bishop O’Dowd High School

Thursday, February 28th– February Homework due

Wednesday, March 6th– Ash Wednesday- All School Mass-8:30AM

Thank you to all of the parents who helped with our Teacher Appreciation day. We (and Ms. Whitney too)  loved our gifts and will certainly enjoy our dinner and champagne!

Thanks also for all of the Valentine love and chocolates! We feel loved by all of our students and parents.

Sincerely, Mrs. Foster and Mrs. Halkias

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