Kindergarten

 

I’m very excited to be your child’s teacher and I look forward to getting to know you and your child. Our new Kindergarten class is off to a great start! The children have been adjusting to our daily routine 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, spiritually, and emotionally.

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Kindergarten December News

Reading/ELA –

This month’s “Super Kids” are Lily, Icky &Tic,Tac,Toc,

Phonemic Awareness and Phonics: Ll, Ii /i/ &  Tt/t/

Handwriting: Upper and Lowercase Ll, Ii & Tt

Writing: Generate a list of facts, use temporary spelling, Label drawings, interview a classmate and present information.

*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.

*We will be reading traditional as well as non-traditional versions of the Gingerbread man.  The students will be making a comparison chart which contains the following criteria: Characters, Setting, Story Events and The Ending.The students will create their favorite character from their favorite versions we have read.  The Students will be making Gingerbread houses with the 8th Graders.

Math- We will be finishing our first Module Numbers 0-10 as well beginning Module 2 two dimensional and three dimensional shapes. **Write Numerals Correctly** 

Science-*The Five Senses

Social Studies-

*We will be learning about different “Legends of Christmas” as well as “Christmas, Around the World.”

Religion-

*Advent and how we prepare for the birth of Baby Jesus.

*We will be reading The Sparkle Box by: Jill Hardie which is about a family participating in various acts of kindness and recording them on slips of paper to give to Baby Jesus as a gift. 

 

Important Dates:

December 16th-Gingerbread House Making

December 17th- Visit from Santa

December 19th- Christmas Pageant 1:00pm in the Gym

December 20th- Christmas Party

December 21st-January1st Christmas Vacation School Resumes on Wednesday, January 2nd

Birthday’s

December 12th Canton

December 27th Jack

December 31st Andrew

We would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

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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