Kindergarten

Welcom Kindergarten!

  2018-2019

 Week 8

Show-n-Tell: Each day one student will be assigned to bring a show-n-tell for the following day.  When your child is selected he/she is to bring in one thing that begins with the letter of their first name. Please include 3 clues and encourage your child to write them. (*SC)

Religion:  It is fall and it is a natural way to segue from colors of fall to colors of our Church seasons.   Kindergarten will also discuss who gave us the gift of our senses. Saint Reports continue. Saint dolls need to be returned with your child’s three facts and picture poster for us to display by Friday of the same week (*AC). They need to be able to share what they learned with the class.

Language Arts:  Kindergarten will read and write about our senses using decoding skills and writing strategies. We will put into practice skills to figure out vocabulary we don’t know when we read with picture cues and infer what makes sense for deciding what a word means such as the word, swiftly. 

High Frequency Word (HFW): See

                                       Phonics:  “Aa”          

Math: We are ready for our Go Math Chapter 3 assessment and begin Chapter 4 where we will practice representing and comparing numbers to 10 working in pairs and groups (*RL).

 Science/Social Studies Kindergarten will be learning about the seasons beginning with Autumn/Fall and learn about Johnny Apples seed.  We will taste test,  vote and graph their favorite apples! (*SC).

Important information:

  • Picture Day is October 3rd!  
  • Parent/ Teacher Chat is this Thursday and Friday. Thursday is a half day and Friday is no school for the kids.

BOX TOPS – Thank you for all the box tops! Keep them coming!  Even if we as a class do not win for most box tops we still are winners as our school benefits with all your contributions! (*TC)

 

READ, PRAY, and PLAY EVERYDAY!
Ms. Gramlich


September Birthdays

Olivia 

Aidan 

 








 Week 7

Show-n-Tell: Each day one student will be assigned to bring a show-n-tell for the following day.  The theme this month is to bring in one thing that begins with the letter of their first name. Please include 3 clues and encourage your child to write them. (*SC)

Religion:  In this week’s lesson Kindergarten will be learning about God’s house, the Church, as the physical building.  We will go into more depth about The Church as referring to the members in it in a couple weeks.  Kinder will learn about the items found in the Church and come to know the correct behavior of Church. (*AC)

Language Arts:  This week’s literacy theme is helping each other with reading The Little Red Hen and The Parable of the Good Samaritan.  The class will learn about action verbs (present tense), beginning sounds, and pausing for punctuation.

High Frequency Words (HFW) review:  I, like, the, and

Phonics:  “Ss” 

Math: The class will work on solving math problems drawing pictures as a strategy and use manipulatives to practice representation of numbers 6,7,8,and 9.

 Social Studies: Kindergarten will learn about Saint Francis of Assisi through our Kindergarten Saint Dolls report (*SC).

Science:   It may be still over 100 degrees,  but Kindergarten will be learning about the seasons beginning with Autumn.   

Important information:

  • BOX TOPS competition is on!!!  Go KINDER!
  • Sept. 27 No School for Grades 6-8 MS conferences all day Early dismissal K-5 K-5 Conferences in PM
  • Sept. 28 No School K-8 Conferences

READ, PRAY, and PLAY EVERYDAY!
Ms. Gramlich

September Birthdays

Olivia 

Aidan 






W
elcom  Kindergarten!
  2018-2019

This Week in Kindergarten!

Week 6 

Show-n-Tell: Each day one student will be assigned to bring a show-n-tell for the following day.  The theme this month is to bring in something that begins with the letter of their first name. Please include 3 clues and encourage your child to write them.

Religion:  This week we will finish up lesson four in our Image of God series, Who am I?.  We will learn about the Parable and learn which of the Ten Commandments the sons did not follow.  Our second Saint doll will go home Monday for our Fun Faithful Friday Saint report(*SC).

Language Arts:  This week we’ll talk about different kinds of jobs people have in our communities. We will also read a fable about a special relationship between a mouse and a lion. We will look for the setting, characters, problem, and solution and understand that “Little friends can accomplish great things through Christ.” (*AC)
Letter focus will be – letter and sound Mm/m/
High frequency word- “and”

Math:  Kindergarten will be learning order of numbers 0-10, showing understanding by sequencing  The Ten Commandments. (*RL)  We will revisit and practice skills on the concept with hands on approaches to learn greater than, less than, or equal. 

 Social Studies:     We will discuss the importance of students contributing to a community (e.g., helping others, working together, cleaning up the playground). And discuss what would our neighborhood be like without workers such as firefighters, police officers, and mail carriers.  (*TC)

Science: We will learn about the simple machine, the inclined plane, and create marble paintings and drip paintings. (*RL)

Technology:  Our class will learn why we need to learn the keyboard and practice correctly placing fingers on the home keys and type different letter combinations first using printable guide and then transferring what they know on to word.   

Important information:

  • BOX TOPS
  • Sept. 27 No School for Grades 6-8 MS conferences all day Early dismissal K-5 K-5 Conferences in PM
  • Sept. 28 No School K-8 Conferences

READ, PRAY, and PLAY EVERYDAY!
Ms. Gramlich

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September Birthdays

Olivia 

Aidan 



Week 5 Some of the following may be continued into next week due to the shorter week. 

Religion:  Last week we learned that God made us unique and special and yet all in His image. This week we will learn about how our attitudes and actions both should show our love for God.  Children will learn that God gave the Commandments because He loves us and wants to help us make choices in His image.

Language Arts:  Last week we focused on nouns being places and how good writers label. This week the class will be introduced to the concept that nouns can be animals and we will collaborate how to caption pictures.    Through big books and small groups we will discuss the elements of a story; characters, where the story takes place and what happens.

Letter focus will be – Letters Uu, Vv, Ww, Xx, Yy, Zz

High frequency word- “the” 

 Math:  Zero the hero returns Tuesday,our 20th day in school!  We will be making 20 beaded bracelets to celebrate! This week we will assess comparing numbers 1-5, and introduce comparing 6-9 using Go Math workbook and manipulatives.

STREAM/Integrated Studies: Launching Lowell’s Observatory LOCKS program this week as we introduce Newton’s First Law! Our class will observe and participate in activities to learn that an object at rest will remain at rest and an object in motion will remain in motion until it is acted upon an outside force.

 

Important information:

  • Thank you for complying with our nut free snacks! The only nut allowed in class is me!
  • ACS’s Back to school BBQ kickoff Friday, September 7 2018 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
  • BOX TOPS-Good work families! Let’s keep them coming!

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September Birthdays

Olivia 

Aidan 

 

READ, PLAY, AND PRAY EVERYDAY!

Ms. Gramlich




Week 4
ReligionThis week in our “Who am I” curriculum we will review the 7 days of creation.  Our focus will be on the 6th day that God created man and woman, Adam and Eve.  The class will understand that God made each of us special and unique.  

Language Arts:  Last week we focused on nouns being people, this week the class will be introduced to the concept that nouns are places,  define what a character is, and learn writing strategies.  Through informational text and fantasy, kindergarten will also learn about going to school and the importance of rules.

Letter focus will be – Pp, Qq, Rr, Ss, Tt.

High frequency word- “like”

Math:  The class will identify whether one group is greater than, less than, or equal to using matching and counting skills.

 Social Studies:    As we teach about community rules, the children will learn that they are an important part of their communities because they  have  unique and special talents. In art class the children will extend the theme with self portraits. 

Science:  This week the class will be little scientist and make fingerprints.  Kindergarten will learn that no two fingerprints are alike.  The class will make fingerprint cards, then observe them with magnifiers and finally compare them with each other.

Technology:  Thank you for bringing in the headsets/ear budsLast week the children had an opportunity to explore Starfall as we introduced computer lab.   Focus this week will be to find the letters that make their unique name on the keyboard. 

Important information:

  • Community Prayer is this Tuesday, August 28th at 8:10.Parents are welcome to join us as we hand out the fruit of the spirit award, Joy!
  • BOX TOPS Competition! Your box top paper will be in your Monday folder. Just clip and tape your box tops  and return.  Find more box tops by asking   grandmas and grandpa’s, aunts, uncles, and neighbors to save them for you! Please be sure to sign your name and grade K. 

READ, PLAY, AND PRAY EVERYDAY!

Ms. Gramlich



Week 3
Religion:  This week we will learn about creation and how we can see God in everything He created!  In groups, we will make collaborative pictures to represent the seven days of creation.  The children will also learn that God created Angels and we pray for others with this week’s focus on our families.

Language Arts:   This week we will look be discussing about what makes a family.   Kindergarten will practice comprehension skill of main ideas by summarizing what we read.   Our narrative writing prompt will be about our family.  We will continue with identifying rhyming words and learning about nouns. 

Letter focus will be –Kk, Ll, Mm, Nn, and O. 

High frequency word- “I”.

Math:   Our continued focus on making 5 in more than one way as well as practice writing number words one, two, three, four, and five. 

 Social Studies:  We will discuss about similarities and differences in our families.  The children will make a looped chain representing number of people in their family.

Science:  Kindergarten will learn that a scientist is a person who asks questions and tries different ways to answer and what tools we could use to be scientist in our classroom.

Technology:  Kindergarten will learn the parts of the computer and the functions of each part. 

 

Important Information:

  • Please bring in one ear bud set in a labeled baggie to be kept at school for computer lab this year.
  • Thursday- Return Library Books to ensure your child will be able to check out a book on Friday.
  • Friday is noon dismissal, no lunch but please pack a snack and water.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
August Birthday - Anthony 

 

READ, PLAY, AND PRAY EVERYDAY!

Ms. Gramlich

 



This Week in Kindergarten!

Week 2
Religion:  This week we are going to learn and understand the prayer, Glory Be and The Holy Trinity.  We will have a short quiz about The Holy Trinity at the end of the week. 

Language Arts: We are reviewing letter names f, g, h, I, j. Last week we read Chrysanthemum.  We learned how many letters were in her name and our names using unfix cubes.  This week the class will break our names into syllables and practice recognizing and writing their last name.  Our poem of the week, Mary had a little lamb will give us many opportunities to find rhymes, capitals and nouns. 

Math: Number 5 is an important concept in math for grouping and counting.  The class will match 1:1 correspondence up to 5 and practice writing math words; one, two, three, four, five.

Social Studies: This week we will finish our presentations with the “about me” bags.  The children will be taught about school safety which will include fire drills and lock down drills.  

Science: The class will practice the engineering process of solving the problem, “How to keep Mary’s lamb from following her to school”.  We will also read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and predict if a coconut will Sink or Float!

Technology:  The class had fun using the smart board last week.  We will continue practicing math and literacy games for future center activities.

 

Important Information:

  • In a couple weeks we will begin using laptops.Please bring in a labeled baggie with one set of ear buds or headphones.
  • August 15th Wednesday –Feast of the Assumption.School wide mass. Families are welcome.

    Wednesday is also Curriculum Night for K-5, preceded by an all parent meeting in the church. All parents should attend the meeting from 6-6:30, even those with only middle school kids. 

     

  • Thursday-Return Library Books.   

Happy Birthday! 
August Birthday-Anthony Kosik

 

READ, PLAY, AND PRAY EVERYDAY!

Ms. Gramlich

 






Week 1
Religion
– This week Kindergarten will be introduced to our daily prayer routine.  They will practice and remember motions of making The Sign of The Cross.   The class will meet their 8th grade buddies and learn how we behave in Mass.

Language Arts: Kindergarten will practice rhyming using Nursery Rhymes and work on letter recognition and letter phonemes for letters A-E.  We will identify names as nouns and the children will demonstrate their writing alphabet and letters skills.

Math: The class will also explore math
 manipulatives to learn centers and demonstrate skills in representing, counting, and writing numbers 0-5. They will show independent thinking with
pictorials  and presenting their different ways to make 5.

Social Studies:  This week we will learn about each other with our “about me” presentations.  The next two weeks and as needed the class will be learning elements of fair play, good sportsmanship, and the idea of treating others the way you want to be treated. We will demonstrate and practice what respect for our friends, teachers and Church looks like. We will demonstrate how our choices have positive and negative consequences. We will refer back to these rules on an as needed basis.  


STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Hands on experiences will begin with the learning the first step in the engineering process, defining the problem.  This weeks problem will be how to prevent Jack and Jill from tumbling down the hill!  

                   Reminders for next week

  • Wed, Aug. 15, is the feast of the Assumption. All classes will attend Mass at 8:15.
  • Wed, Aug. 15, is also Curriculum Night for K-5, preceded by an all parent meeting in the church

READ, PLAY, AND PRAY EVERYDAY!

Ms. Gramlich