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This Week (Oct.16-18):

Since we had such a short week, we spent most of the week reviewing our letter sounds and sight words and completing some assessments, since it is the end of the quarter.  Report cards will be posted on RenWeb on November 6th.  

We made a lift the flap book this week called Find the Pumpkin.  Each student made one page in the book in which they had to use positional words to tell where their pumpkin was located. They did a great job!

In Math, we worked on comparing numbers through ten by matching sets of objects or counting.  We also learned how to model a story by using our math manipulatives to solve the story problem.

Our Religion topics were “Noah’s Ark” and “The Parable of the Pumpkin”.  Two stories that told us about God’s great love for us.  

We also had a special visitor this week.  Sister Valerie came in to introduce herself to us and tell us about what a sister of God does.  We are looking forward to seeing her around!

Thank you to everyone who sold raffle tickets this week! Please let me know if you need more to sell! :-)

 

Next Week (Oct.23-27):

Our theme will be how animals move in different ways.

In Reading, we will be focusing on the letter Cc and the sight word, “a”.  

In Math, we will continue to focus on comparing numbers one through ten, and we will complete our chapter four assessment.

Our Religion lessons will continue to focus on the story of Noah’s Ark.  

Tuesday is Picture Retake Day.  If you would like your child’s picture retaken, please send in their original package.


 

On the Horizon:

Our Halloween Party is on Tuesday, October 31st.  You are welcome to come into the classroom to help change your child into his/her costume as long as you have your volunteer requirements complete.  If you are not sure if you have done everything you need, please contact Jane Friesner in the Parish Office at jfriesner@joanofarc.org

 

I hope you have a great weekend!

 

Mrs. Switlick

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This Week (Oct.9-13):

Our theme this week was how animals and people communicate.  We learned that people use words to communicate while animals use sounds.  We also discussed how we can tell how animals are feeling by the sounds they make since they are unable to use their words.

Our new sight word this week was “we”.  So far in Kindergarten we have practiced reading the following words: and, I, like, see, the, see, zero, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine and ten.

During journal time, we worked on writing a sentence to tell a story and using a period at the end of our sentence.  We never tell the children how to spell words.  We always help them sound out their words and write the sounds they hear.  This is called invented spelling.  When you are helping your child with their homework assignment, please use this same strategy.  Thank you!

In Math, we worked on decomposing ten and ordering numbers through ten.

Our Religion topics were The Five Senses and Mary, Jesus’s mother.

Mrs. Brundage, our school counselor, came into our classroom on Thursday to teach us about bullying.  October is Bully Prevention Month.

Thank you to everyone who sold raffle tickets this week! Please let me know if you need more to sell! :-)

I was so proud of all of the Pee Wee Cross Country Runners!! Way to go!!

 

Next Week (Oct.9-13):

Our theme will be how animals move in different ways.

In Reading, we will be spending some time reviewing our letter sounds and sight words due to the short week.

Our Math lessons will focus on comparing sets by matching and counting.

Monday is Mismatch Day to thank everyone for participating in the Raffle.  All students are able to participate in this fun day.

No School on Thursday or Friday.


 

On the Horizon:

Picture Retakes are on Tuesday, October 24th.  If you would like your child to have his/her picture retaken, please send in the old packet on the 24th.  Thank you!

Our Halloween Party is on Tuesday, October 31st.  You are welcome to come into the classroom to help change your child into his/her costume as long as you have your volunteer requirements complete.  If you are not sure if you have done everything you need, please contact Jane Friesner in the Parish Office at jfriesner@joanofarc.org

 

I hope you have a great weekend!

 

Mrs. Switlick

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This Week (Oct.2-6):

Our theme this week was our five senses.  We learned that our senses are a gift from God that help us learn about our world.  We did several activities to isolate our senses such as smelling objects without seeing them and trying to identify what each object was.

In Reading, we focused on blending parts of a word together such as /j/ and /et/.  This is a pre-reading skill.  I also read with all of the children each work in small groups during center time.  Everyone is already reading something!

Our new sight word this week was “see”.  So far in Kindergarten we have practiced reading the following words: and, I, like, see, the, zero, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine.

In Math, we completed Chapter 3 with an assessment.   Please look for it in your child’s folder next week.  Overall, the children did a great job! Some of them are having difficulty with two greater or two less.  We will continue to work on these skills.

Our Religion unit was titled, “God Gives Me Five Senses”.  We discovered ways to use our five senses to learn about God’s world.

A Science topic focused on how a pumpkin grows.  We compared and contrasted how an apple and a pumpkin grows.

Thank you to everyone who sold raffle tickets this week! Please let me know if you need more to sell! :-)

We had our first marble jar party on Thursday.  The children filled our jar by making good choices in the classroom, hallway, restroom, gym, and music room.  Good job, KB!!

Thank you for all of the treasure box items! Some of the children worked really hard to earn a treat!

Our Grandparents Day was a lot of fun!! Thank you to everyone who donated food or helped in the gym.

 

Next Week (Oct.9-13):

Our theme will be how people and animals communicate.

In Reading, we will be concentrating on the letter Tt and the word, “we”.

Our new Math chapter is “Represent and Compare Numbers to Ten”.

In our classroom we have a map of the world.  The children love to find places on the map and learn map skills.  If you are ever traveling out of state or out of the country, please let us know.  We would love to find your destination on our map! Thank you!

Mrs. Guzman has extended the short policy until Oct. 16th.  Students may wear shorts until the 16th due to the warm weather.  Thank you!

 

On the Horizon:

No school on Oct. 19th and 20th.

Our Halloween Party is on Tuesday, October 31st.  You are welcome to come into the classroom to help change your child into his/her costume as long as you have your volunteer requirements complete.  If you are not sure if you have done everything you need, please contact Jane Friesner in the Parish Office at jfriesner@joanofarc.org

 

I hope you have a great weekend!

 

Mrs. Switlick

Contact

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