Kindergarten

 

Hello. I am very excited to be your child’s teacher. I look forward to getting to know you and your child. Your child will be learning and adjusting to new routines and tasks that are expected in Kindergarten. Some of these tasks include the following: holding pencils correctly, turning pages of their books and finding the correct page, writing their names on all their papers, following directions, etc. Many of these tasks we take for granted, but in Kindergarten it does take effort from the children. 

Kindergarten is an exciting and important year. Your child will be learning reading and math skills that will provide the basis for future skill development. The children will also show tremendous growth this year not only academically, but socially, emotionally and spiritually. It’s going to be a wonderful year! 

Some of the things we will be learning about during January:

Reading/ELA
This month’s “Super Kids” are Tic, Tac & Toc, Frits & Ettabetta Phonemic Awareness and Phonics: Tt /t/,Ff /f/ & Ee/e/
Handwriting: Upper and Lowercase Tt, Ff & Ee Writing: Describing Words, Explore how you write an informational book, Review of letters, letter-sounds, & Capitalization for names
*Printing our names with proper letter formation (First letter capitalized and the rest lowercase)
*Proper letter formation (We use the Zaner-Bloser manuscript handwriting style)
*Illustrating a picture and dictating/writing a sentence to go with it.

Math-
We will be begin working on two dimensional and three dimensional shapes (Module 2)
*Students will learn about flat and solid shapes independently as well as how they are related to each other and to shapes in their environment.
*Students will begin to use position words when referring to and moving shapes.
*Students will learn to use their words to distinguish between examples and non-examples of flat and solid shapes.

*Please continue to reinforce numeral identification as well as counting objects at home.

Science
*Living and Non Living Things    *Habitats-Animals in Winter/Polar Regions

Social Studies-
*School & School Community      *Martin Luther King Jr., Fairness/ Kindness-Character Education

Religion-
*The Epiphany   * Recognize that God made all things and wants us to care for all creation lovingly.    * God made people unique, wonderful and different and that He loves all people.

Important Dates:
January 21st- Martin Luther King Jr. Day-No School
January 27th- February 1st- Catholic Schools Week

Birthday’s -
January 17th- Anthony
January 26th- Ryan

Ms. Karla Menchette - Lead Teacher    kmenchette@cawb.org         Mrs. Patty Dils  - Aide

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The Kindergarten classroom is an exciting place to be. It is a place where children grow spiritually, academically, socially and find that learning is fun.

We have a strong academic program in Kindergarten. Reading, Phonics, Writing and Language take up a big part of our day. The children also have a daily Math and Religion lesson. In addition to our daily lessons, the students will be exposed to Science and Social Studies. We won't forget many special and fun activities throughout the year.  Thanksgiving Feast, Gingerbread Man Unit, Christmas Pageant and Hatching chicks from eggs are just a few of the special times for the Kindergarten class.

Children that are ready for more challenging work are advanced and those that need a little extra help are given individual instruction.

Kindergarten students will also take part in our special subjects.  During the week, the class will participate in Art, Spanish, Physical Education, Computer, Music and Library Class.

This is an important time in a young child's life. We want to provide a secure and happy environment that will promote a love of learning and a classroom where each child will succeed and be proud of their accomplishments.

Some  great learning sites:

http://www.starfall.com
http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/SumSense/sumadd.html
http://www.oswego.org
http://illuminations.nctm.org 
http://www.funbrain.com

Mrs. Patty Dils Aide

Miss Karla Menchette - Kindergarten
kmenchette@cawb.org