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This Week (Jan. 14-18):

This week, our theme in reading was how living things change as they grow.

We focused on the letter Gg and the following sight words: find, from, but, this, came, and on.

During third quarter, we are also working on reading the ten basic color words.  

We also worked on the -ig word family.

Our class reading goal for third quarter is 75 points which is definitely attainable if everyone reaches their individual goal of three points.  

In Math, we continued our unit on Subtraction.  We are also working on fluently adding math facts with sums no greater than five.  Any help at home is always appreciated.

Our Religion book was titled, “Zacchaeus Listens to Jesus”.  We listened to the Bible story of Zacchaeus and discovered the importance of listening to Jesus.

Parents, please make sure you are following the proper morning drop off procedures.  If your child is unable to exit your vehicle without your assistance, please park your vehicle and walk your child to the door instead of using the car line.  Thank you! We want to ensure all students are safe in the morning!

 

Next Week (Jan. 21-25):

We will be working on the letter Rr and the following sight words: will, into, your, be, that, who.

In Math, we will complete our unit on subtraction.

Our Religion topic will be the story of Zacchaeus.

No school on Monday, January 21st in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Report cards will be available for viewing on Friday, January 25th.  The scale is E=Excellent, S+=Above Avg. Satisfactory, S=Satisfactory, S-=Below Avg. Satisfactory, N=Needs Improvement, and U=Unsatisfactory.  Please let me know if you have any questions about your child’s report card or are unable to view it.

 

On the Horizon:

Valentine’s Day will be celebrated in KB on February 14th! The co-chairs are looking for volunteers to provide the craft and game at the Valentine’s Day Party.  You are welcome to come to the party and assist the children, or if you just want to send in something, the co-chairs will execute your craft or game. Please consider helping! Thank you!

We will be exchanging valentines in KB.  If you are participating, please make sure you send in 23 valentines and only have your child fill out the “From:” portion of the valentine.  It makes it a lot easier if the children can just walk around and drop their valentines into each child’s holder (which we will make at school!).  Thank you!

Beginning with Catholic Schools Week, we will be attending all of the all-school liturgies from then on.  I will let you know what day of the week they are, as they do change. January 31st will be our first one.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Mrs. Switlick

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This Week (Jan. 7-11):

This week, our theme in reading was what scientists study.  The children loved this topic! It was so fun to hear their comments and see their excitement!

We focused on the letter Ii and the following sight words: is, of, many, how, so, where.  We are now working on six words a week which is quite a jump from our usual two!

We also worked on the -it word family.

I am proud to say that every one of the students in KB met their goal of two points during second quarter! Third quarter begins on Monday, January 14th.  I am setting a goal of three points per student for third quarter! I know they can do it! I will send home new response sheets on Monday in the R.E.D. folders.

In Math, we began a new unit on Subtraction.  We are also working on fluently adding math facts with sums no greater than five.  Any help at home is always appreciated.

Our Religion book was titled, “We Belong to the Catholic Church”.  We learned that the Church is made up of friends of Jesus and through our baptism we become members of the Church.  Thank you to everyone who shared their Baptism pictures with us. The children were so excited to see them all!

A Social Studies lesson focused on the difference between needs and wants.

Our current Science topic is the solar system!

On Tuesday, Mrs. Armbruster came in for another Kindness lesson.  She focused on being accepting of others and their differences. Thank you to Mrs. Armbruster once again!

 

Next Week (Jan. 14-18):

We will be working on the letter Gg and the following sight words: find, from, but, this, came, on.

In Math, we will continue to work on subtraction.

Our Religion topic will be the story of Zacchaeus.

Monday is another Unbound day! Students who bring in $1 (or more!) to support our Unbound students may dress out of uniform.

 

On the Horizon:

No school on Monday, January 21st in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Mrs. Switlick

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This Week (Dec. 10-14):

This week, our theme in reading was how animals make their homes. The children love to learn about animals! They enjoyed all of our stories this week.  We completed the week with one of our favorite characters, Pete the Cat’s 12 Groovy Days of Christmas.  

We focused on the letter Bb and sight words, “are” and “now”.

One of our “have to’s” during center time focused on all of the word families we have worked on so far in Kindergarten!

Please continue to help your child do their R.E.D. folder each week! Currently, we have 36 points earned towards our 50 point goal.  If your child has not completed a reading response paper yet, please encourage them to do one before Christmas break!

In Math, we completed our unit on addition! We have worked so hard on this concept this quarter.  We will complete the unit test next week. Our standard in Kindergarten states that children should be fluent in addition facts with a sum up to five.  Fluent means that children should be able to say or write the sum within three seconds of seeing the addition problem.  Using flashcards is a wonderful way to practice at home. We will also be practicing here at school. There is an online program called XtraMath that might interest you as well.  It has been proven to help children learn their facts fluently. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Our Religion book was called “Jesus Lived in a Family”.  We discovered that Jesus was a child and did many things all children do, identified that Jesus is the Son of God, described the family of Jesus as the Holy Family, and demonstrated ways family members care for one another.

A Science lesson focused on what all plants need in order to grow.  We learned that there are many things that can get in the way of a seed sprouting.  

On Thursday, we enjoyed a wonderful band concert by all of our SJA bands!

Thank you to everyone who donated to our Advent family, Hannah’s socks.  We had two boxes overflowing in our classroom!!

Parents, please continue to make sure your child has a nut-free snack every day for snack time.  Also, please make sure you pack it separate from his/her lunch or mark it “snack”. Thank you!! Also, please make sure your child has a drink every day for lunch.  Thank you!!

In your child’s blue folder today, there is a book order form from Ignatius Book Club.  This is a Catholic book club that I am trying out. If you are interested in ordering books from them simply go online and use the club code found on the back of the order form (Z37PCF).  The order must be placed by December 31st.  Obviously, these books will not be in before Christmas.  

 

Next Week (Dec. 17-20):

We will be reviewing our last eight sight words.  There will not be any new words added next week.

In Math, we will work on addition facts with a sum up to five.

Our Religion topics will be Advent, Christmas, and the Epiphany.

Tuesday is our Christmas performance!!!  Students should arrive at 5:40 pm and come to the classroom.  Mrs. Fletcher is asking students to wear their “Sunday best” Christmas clothes.  Please do NOT have your child wear a hat. Students should wear their uniform on Tuesday to school.

Thursday is our Christmas Party in KB! A special thank you to Mrs. Wagy and Mrs. Keeler who are coordinating the party! Please do not forget to send in a wrapped, new book for our book exchange by TUESDAY.  Thank you!

Mrs. Guzman has also announced that students may wear casual, Christmas clothes on Thursday.  Red or green would be fine.

There is no Extended Day on Thursday, December 20th.  

 

On the Horizon:

Christmas break is December 21st through January 6th.  

 

Have a wonderful weekend, a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!!!

 

Mrs. Switlick

Contact

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