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This Week (March 11-15):

 

This week, our theme in reading was how animals’ colors help them survive.  The children loved learning about animals this week!

We worked on the letters Hh and Kk.  Our sight words this week were he, away, must, no, by, there.  We are now on the pink list in class! Thank you to everyone who has helped their child learn their sight words this year! I truly appreciate it!

In Math, we worked on numbers 1 through 100! We worked on counting these numbers by ones and tens.  

Please keep working on addition facts with sums up to five! Thank you!

Our Religion topics this week were Lent and The Holy Spirit.  We learned the Holy Spirit helps us live as children of God and identified ways to call on the Holy Spirit in prayer.

Just a friendly reminder that students are expected to be practicing their address and phone number at home.  Once your child knows his/her address and phone number, please return the paper that was sent home at the beginning of the quarter.  Students will be assessed on their phone number and address at the end of the quarter which is March 21st.

In Social Studies and Math, we have been learning about money.  In Kindergarten, children are expected to know the name and value of the penny, nickel, dime, and quarter.  We also have been learning about saving and spending money. During center time this week, the children made a piggy bank to save their money in! They were very excited to learn about money!

 

Next Week (March 18-22):

We will be having a review week about all of our letters and sight words so far in Kindergarten.  We will also be doing a lot of assessments since it is the end of the quarter.

In Math, we will continue our unit on numbers to 100.

Our Religion book is titled, “We Make Choices”.

On Monday, students are permitted to wear green instead of their uniform in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.

Mass is on Tuesday, March 19th.  Please make sure your child is wearing his/her uniform.  Thank you!

On Thursday, we are going to The Valentine Theatre.  We will be eating lunch at 11:00 am in the classroom.  Please make sure if you are bringing your child lunch that day that it is here by 11:00 am.  Thank you!

No school on Friday, March 22nd.

 

On the Horizon:

On Tuesday, April 2nd, we will be having our next Kindness Day! Students are permitted to wear their Kindness t-shirt with any bottoms they would like.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Mrs. Switlick

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This Week (March 4-8):

 

This week, our theme in reading was what steps someone can follow to plant and grow flowers.  We are excited to know that Spring is on its way! We have learned the saying, “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb”.  Each day we are determining whether or not it is a lion or lamb day. So far, we have more lion than lamb days.

We worked on the letter Ee, the -et word family, and the -ed word family.  Our sight words this week were she, all, over, when, her, and some. We are now on the purple list in class!

Students who earned their three ducky points were sent to the office this week to collect their second rubber duck.  If you need more ducky response sheets, please let me know. I would love to see everyone meet their goal this quarter!

In Math, we began a new unit on representing, counting, and writing numbers twenty and beyond.  

Please keep working on addition facts with sums up to five! Thank you!

Our Religion topics this week were Ash Wednesday, Lent, and The Holy Spirit.  We learned the Holy Spirit helps us to remember to help others.

Thank you to Mrs. Armbruster who came in to do our Kindness lesson this week which was titled, “I Am a Friend.”

Just a friendly reminder that students are expected to be practicing their address and phone number at home.  Once your child knows his/her address and phone number, please return the paper that was sent home at the beginning of the quarter.  Students will be assessed on their phone number and address at the end of the quarter which is March 21st.

 

Next Week (March 11-15):

We will be working on the letters Hh and Kk and the following sight words: he, away, must, no, by, there.

In Math, we will continue our unit on numbers 20 to 100!

Our Religion book is titled, “The Holy Spirit Helps Us”.

Mass is on Thursday, March 14th.  Please make sure your child is wearing his/her uniform.  Thank you!

 

On the Horizon:

On Thursday, March 21st, we are going on a field trip to The Valentine Theatre.  Please return your child’s permission slip by Monday, March 11th.

 

Have a wonderful weekend! Don’t forget to “Spring Forward”!

 

Mrs. Switlick

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This Week (Feb. 25-March 1):

 

This week, we spent a lot of time reading and listening to Dr. Seuss books! The children loved having lots of time enjoying books this week! We were happy to have two guest readers read their favorite Dr. Seuss books this week, Mrs. Guzman and Mrs. Kendziora.

In Math, we completed our unit on numbers eleven through nineteen.  We spent a lot of time concentrating on decomposing these numbers such as 18 is 10 ones and 8 ones.  We will continue to review these numbers are they are proving to be challenging for some students.

Please keep working on addition facts with sums up to five! Thank you!

Our Religion book was titled, “Jesus Blesses the Children”.  We learned that Jesus invited the children to come to him, why it is important to pray to Jesus, and what it means to listen to Jesus.

We reviewed what we learned from Dr. Brennan last week about Dental Health by playing a game called “Tic Tac Tooth”.  

Just a friendly reminder that students are expected to be practicing their address and phone number at home.  Once your child knows his/her address and phone number, please return the paper that was sent home at the beginning of the quarter.  Students will be assessed on their phone number and address at the end of the quarter which is March 21st.

 

Next Week (March 4-8):

We will be working on the letter Ee and the following sight words: she, all, over, when, her, some.

In Math, we will begin a new unit on numbers 20 to 100!

Our Religion book is titled, “The Holy Spirit Helps Us”.  We will also be focusing on Ash Wednesday and Lent. A paper went home in your child’s folder today about a school wide Lenten project.

On Monday, students who bring in $1 to support the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society may dress down.  

Tuesday is Kindness Day.  Students are asked to wear their Kindness t-shirts with bottoms of their choice.

On Wednesday, we will be attending Mass for Ash Wednesday.  Please make sure your child is wearing his/her uniform.

On Thursday, we are having our pajama day that was earned from our Ducky Points.  Please have your child wear his/her pajamas to school with school shoes.


 

On the Horizon:

On Thursday, March 21st, we are going on a field trip to The Valentine Theatre.  Please look for a permission slip to be coming home soon.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Mrs. Switlick

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This Week (Feb. 18-22):

 

This week, our theme in reading was how things change when someone grows up.  I have definitely seen many changes in KB lately! Many of the children are maturing in many ways.  It is hard to believe that they will be first graders before we know it! Do not forget to come to our Open House on Sunday and check out first grade!

We focused on the letter Xx and the following sight words: said, was, then, good, ate, could.

We made our reading goal this week and surpassed the 75 mark! The children voted and decided that they wanted another pajama day! Since we already have many fun things planned for next week for Dr. Seuss week, I told them it would have to be the following week.  I will let you know as it gets closer.

In Math, we worked on numbers fifteen, sixteen and seventeen.

Please keep working on addition facts with sums up to five! Thank you!

Our Religion book was titled, “Jesus Is Always With You”.  We discovered that Jesus is always with us, learned that things tell us about Jesus and discussed ways that we can tell other people about Jesus.   

In Social Studies, we learned about Abraham Lincoln and George Washington.  We also learned about the difference between goods and services.

It is that time of year that uniforms (including shoes) are wearing out.  Please make sure your child’s uniform is in good condition and that if you are buying new shoes for your child, the new shoes follow our dress code.  Low-top tennis shoes may be worn but no high-top tennis shoes. Also the predominant color of the tennis shoe, dress shoe, or deck shoe must be white, black, brown, grey, or navy in color.  Thank you!

Also, please make sure your child has a nut-free snack every day.  If you could please pack your child’s snack separate from their lunch, that would be prefered.  Recently, snack has been taking quite a long time. Students are not sure what they are supposed to be eating, or they do not have anything to eat.  I appreciate your help in this matter.

 

Next Week (Feb. 25- March 1):

We will be working be taking a break from our usual reading series and will be enjoying Dr. Seuss books all week! Please see the green flyer that went home on Thursday with all the details.

In Math, we will continue to work on counting, writing, and representing numbers 11 to 19.

Our Religion book is titled, “Jesus Blesses the Children”.

No School on Monday.

Mass is on Thursday at 8:30 am.  Please make sure your child is in his/her uniform.


 

On the Horizon:

Tuesday, March 5th, is our next Kindness Day.  Students may wear their Kindness t-shirts.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Mrs. Switlick

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This Week (Feb. 11-15):

This week, our theme in reading was playing and working together.  We read a wonderful poem about musicians working together in a concert.  The children loved learning about the different kinds of instruments!

We focused on the letter Oo and the following sight words: make, them, give, play, say, now.  We began List #5, the blue list, this week! Thank you for all of your help at home with sight words.  Many of our children are continuing to progress through the lists.

I have not gone through the R.E.D. folders yet, but we are very close to meeting our class goal of 75 books read this quarter! Way to go KB!

In Math, we worked on numbers thirteen and fourteen.

Please keep working on addition facts with sums up to five! Thank you!

Our Religion lesson focused on how Jesus is the Light of the World.  We worked on something special that will be displayed at Open House on February 24th.  Please plan to come and check it out!

Mrs. Keller visited our classroom this week to do a science experiment involving the reaction between candy hearts and different liquids.  

We earned another marble jar party for positive behavior in our classroom, enjoyed a wonderful Valentine’s Day party, and cheered our SJA basketball games at a pep rally on Friday.  It was definitely a week of festivities!

Tomorrow is the La Soiree Rouge.  Please look for our beautiful windchime that we made in KB!

Next Week (Feb. 18-22):

We will be working on the letter Xx and the following sight words: said, was, then, good, ate, could.

In Math, we will continue to work on counting, writing, and representing numbers 11 to 19.

Our Religion book is titled, “Jesus Is Always With Us”.

On Thursday, we will be listening to a presentation on Dental Health by our own SJA parent, Dr. Brennan! It was rescheduled from this past week.

Mass is on Friday at 8:30 am.  Please make sure your child is in his/her uniform.

On the Horizon:

SJA Open House is on Sunday, February 24th, from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.  Please come by and check out the first grade classrooms for next year!

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Mrs. Switlick

Contact

Amy Switlick
Kindergarten Teacher- KB
aswitlick@school.joanofarc.org

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