Kindergarten News
Thank you for all of the memories, love, and support this year! Have a great summer!

I can’t believe May is here! Where has the time gone? It seems like only yesterday when the children walked into our classroom on the first day of school. The children have been working hard and I am so proud of them! We finished our “Sea Creature” unit and the students took home their completed books. They did a wonderful job making them while reviewing some of the sea creature facts learned.

          We have some exciting news! Our caterpillars arrived a few weeks ago. We have been learning all about different life cycles, especially the butterflies. The children were so excited when their new crawly friends arrived. The students have been observing and taking care of them until they turn into chrysalises. Then, we will wait for them to emerge into butterflies. We will keep them for a few days to grow strong, and then let them fly free! 

 Below are some important dates along with information about our end of the year Kindergarten Celebration:

  • Week of May 10th- May 14th: Last week for homework. Thank you for all of your help this year in assisting and returning your child’s homework!
  • Monday, May 31st: No School! Memorial Day!
  • Wednesday, June 2nd: Last full day of Kindergarten. We will have a kindergarten class picnic this day. Please have your child bring a beach towel to sit on for our picnic.
  • Thursday, June 3rd: Kindergarten will not have a regular day of school this day. This will be their last day to come to school this year for their “End of the Year” Celebration. The children will be allowed two guests to attend the celebration which will be held in the church. They can wear their dress clothes on this day. There will be assigned seating. Parents must register to attend the celebration and a link will be sent out to you do so. There will not be a reception after the celebration. Room 109 will be at 12:00 PM and Room 110 will be at 1:30 PM. You may drop your child off at the primary wing double doors 15 minutes before the celebration begins. There will be a small speaking part for each student to practice which will be sent home. Please keep them in their folders so we can practice at school as well. 

Week of April 19th- April 23rd

I can’t believe how fast the year is flying by! We were very excited to welcome spring and are enjoying the nice weather! We are continuing to work on our sight words and new reading/math skills we are learning. We have also started a new Ocean Animals unit and will learn about the animals, habitats, feeding pattern, lifestyles, etc. 

In Math, we have introduced time and are continuing to practice counting by tens. We will also start a unit on measurement.

  Friday, April 30th- Professional Development
Day for teachers. No School!

Friday, May 28th- 11:30 AM Dismissal. No After Care!

Monday, May 31st-Memorial Day! No School

Wednesday, June 2nd will be the last full school day for Kindergarten. 

Week of March 22nd- March 26th

 Thursday, March 25th- Spring Spirit Dress Down Day! Dress in your spring colors (brights, neons, pastels, etc.)

       Thursday, April 1st- Holy Thursday and 11:30 AM Dismissal

April 2nd- April 11th- No School! Happy Spring Break!

In Religion, we have continued to work on our Stations of the Cross books and are excited to bring them home to share with our families!

       In Math, we have started our Chapter on Time. So far we have learned about calendars, days of the week, seasons of the year, yesterday/today/tomorrow, and filling in a blank calendar on our own. As we continue in this chapter of math, we will also focus on telling time to the hour. 

       Please continue to practice those monthly sight words and decodables that are sent home each week! Boom Cards are also added each week on Boom Learning. Those are great ways to get in extra practice at home!

While we have been enjoying the spring-like weather, it does appear to be a bit chillier on some days. Just a reminder that we go outside twice a day (for recess and snack) so please make sure your child has the appropriate clothing. 

Week of March 15th- March 19th

 Monday, March 15th- Professional Development Day for teachers! No School!

Wednesday, March 17th- Happy St. Patrick’s day! Dress down in your festive green to celebrate this day!

We had a lot of fun on St. Patrick’s day and created leprechaun traps to try and catch that sneaky leprechaun. While we are at snack, a leprechaun snuck into our classroom and made a big mess! He turned some of our chairs around, knocked over our traps, and even left us a message on our Smart board. At the end of a treasure hunt with tricky clues, he left us a chocolate coin as a reward!

While we have been enjoying the spring-like weather, it does appear to be a bit chillier this week. Just a reminder that we go outside twice a day (for recess and snack) so please make sure your child has the appropriate clothing. 

Week of March 8- March 12th

 The boys and girls have been continuing to learn about the Stations of the Cross, the importance of Easter, and what it means to us. In Math, we finished our addition and subtraction unit. We introduced coins (penny, nickel, dime, and quarter) and have practiced counting on using money. We are continuing to practice our digraphs (sh, th, wh, and ch) and have come such a long way in their independent journal writing! 

Important Dates 

Thursday, March 11th- Trimester 2 Report Cards will be sent home. Please sign and return the report card envelope.

Monday, March 15th- No School! 

Professional development day for teachers

Thursday, April 1st- 11:30 AM Dismissal 

Friday, April 2nd- April 11th- Spring Break! Enjoy a happy Easter with family and friends!

Week of March 1st- March 5th

I can’t believe we are already in March. The boys and girls have been doing such a great job and have progressed so much through this year! They completed their second round of their 

i-Ready diagnostic and are showing such awesome growth! 

We are continuing to prepare for Lent and have started reading about the Stations of the Cross in our religion books. 

We have introduced digraphs which is helping us to expand the words we can read and the sounds that we know! This is so helpful as our decodables getting more challenging each week. 

In Math, we are continuing to subtract simple math problems and different ways to make ten. 

Upcoming Dates to Remember

March 11th- Seocnd Trimester Report Cards

March 15th- Professional Development Day- No School!

April 1st- 11:30 AM Dismissal 

 April 2nd- April 11th- Spring Break! Happy Easter 

Week of February 8th- February 11th

The boys and girls had so much fun celebrating our 100th day of school. They looked so great in their costumes and had fun doing all of our 100th day activities.

 We are learning to subtract in Math and are having fun doing math stories that help us practice this new skill. They are doing such a great job with their decodables as they are getting harder each week. In Religion, we are starting to get ready for Lent which starts next Wednesday! They have also been learning about the miracles of Jesus. 

 Thursday, February 12th- 1:00 PM Dismissal 

Parent/ Teacher conferences by request. Please still bring a lunch and a snack.

Friday, February 13th- No School!

Monday, February 15th- No School!

Week of January 25th- January 28th

Thank you for all of your help and patience while we were remote. The boys and girls did such a great job and I was so impressed with how independent they are becoming! 

Friday, January 29th will be our 100th day of school. The boys and girls can come to school dressed like they are 100 years old or wear 100 things on a t-shirt. Please wear gym shoes (no slippers allowed).

Friday, January 29th- 100th day of school & 1:00 PM dismissal. Please still bring a snack and lunch. No after available on this day.

Thursday, February 12th-

1:00 PM Dismissal Parent/ Teacher conferences. 

Information will be sent home.

Friday, February 13th- No School!

Monday, February 15th- No School!

Week of December 14th- December 18th

 The boys and girls did such a great job during their Christmas concert and looked so cheerful in their Christmas clothing. They worked so hard to Thank you to Mr. Rhead for teaching them the sign language for “The First Noel”. The video was sent to parents virtually. 

 On Friday, the students will be receiving a large white envelope that will include all of the materials they will need while we are e-learning. Please keep this envelope and these materials safe until we return to school on Wednesday, January 6th. We will return to in-person learning on Tuesday, January 19th. We will be off Monday, January 18th for Martin Luther King, Jr. day.  

 Monday will be “Grinch Day”. The students can wear any “grinch-inspired” clothing. We will do fun activities based around a “grinch-theme”. 

 Tuesday is an 11:30 AM dismissal and our last dress down day which will be “Crazy for Christmas”.  

Week of December 7th- December 11th

 We will be having a purple dress down day to support Pancreatic Cancer on Thursday, December 10th. Please bring in a $1 donation to dress down.

The students may “dress up” for their Christmas concert on Wednesday, December 16th. Their performance will be recorded and sent to families virtually. Wednesday is a gym day to please wear comfortable shoes.

We will be celebrating Grinch Day on Monday, December 21st. Students can dress in their best grinch attire (green or red clothing, Who-inspired hairstyles, or antlers like the grinch’s dog, Max). We will be doing fun literacy, math, and art activities that are based on a grinch theme!

Week of November 30th- December 4th

  Thank you to all of the parents that attended conferences. It was so nice to talk with you and discuss your amazing kindergarteners! 

We have been very busy getting ready for Christmas! December is such a fun and busy time! In Religion, we talked about the different ways in which we get ready for Christmas and the reason we celebrate this special holiday. We learned about Advent and the first Christmas. 

In Math, we started a chapter 6 where we will focus on graphs, data, and fractions. We will continue to work on one-to-one correspondence and start an introduction to tally marks. 

Library books are due back on Thursday

Digital Homework due by Friday: 
“Beginning Sounds” assigned on Boom Learning

Please complete the packet and
return the homework folder by Friday.