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This Week (Nov. 12-16):

This week, our theme in reading was how the weather changes during the different months and seasons.  It was a little difficult to explain the different seasons to the children when it is snowing in the middle of November!

We focused on the -an word family and sight words “come” and “me”.

In Math, we continued to work on addition.  The children do not only have to learn how to find the sum.  They also have to be able to find a missing addend when given the sum.  This is very difficult for them. We will continue to work on it.

Our Religion focus was being thankful to God for all of our blessings! I am truly thankful for all of the children in KB!

On Friday, we sailed our Mayflower ship to America and enjoyed a wonderful feast.  Thank you to everyone who donated items for our feast! There is a short video on our SJA Facebook page that shows part of our voyage if you have time to check it out!

 

In Two Weeks (Nov. 26-30):

We will be working on the letter Nn.

We will add two new sight words to our word wall, “with” and “my”.

In Math, we will continue our unit on Addition.

Our Religion topics will be “Noah’s Ark” and Advent.

 

On the Horizon:

December 4th is our next Kindness Day! Students should wear their kindness t-shirts.  

 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

 

GO BUCKEYES!!!

 

Mrs. Switlick

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This Week (Nov. 5-9):

This week, our theme in reading was how we can create with shapes.  We realized we can draw anything if we break each item down into shapes!

We focused on the -at word family.  Word families always take practice, but many of the children already were getting the hang of it!

Thank you to everyone who returned their R.E.D. folders.  To keep organized with the R.E.D. folders, please keep the book that I sent home and the QR code paper in your child’s R.E.D. folder until Friday each week.  Thank you!

In Math, we completed our unit on comparing numbers.  The workbook went home on Thursday. Please make sure you review any missed items or concepts with your child.  Later in the week, we began addition!

Our Religion chapter was titled, “We Thank God at Mass”.  We identified that Jesus is present with us at Mass, learned that Sunday is the day the Church gathers for Mass, and discussed how we take part in the Mass every time we go.

We also took a tour of the Church this week with Mrs. Terrill.  We enjoyed touching things and seeing things up close which we typically do not get to see!

A Social Studies lesson focused on The First Thanksgiving.

Thank you to those of you who turned in your Turkey disguise project already! They look great! If you have not turned it in yet, please turn it in on Monday.  Thank you!

We also focused on Fire Safety this week.  Many of the children were concerned that they did not know where their “safe meeting spot” was at home.  Please take a moment to discuss it with them. Thank you!

 

Next Week (Nov. 12-16):

We will add two new sight words to our word wall, “come” and “me”.  For the next couple of months, two sight words will be added each week instead of one.  Please keep practicing the words at home. After next week, everyone should fluent with their red sight word list!

In Math, we will continue our unit on Addition.

On Friday, we will be reenacting The First Thanksgiving by dressing up as Pilgrims and sailing to “America” (otherwise known as Fifth Grade).  We will then have a Thanksgiving feast with the fifth grade. I am asking for each student to bring in an apple by Thursday. I am also in need of the following items if you are willing to donate any of them: fruit loops (generic is fine), mini marshmallows, a big of gumdrops, juice boxes, a box of toothpicks, and raisins.  Thank you in advance for helping with our feast!

 

On the Horizon:

Parent/Teacher conferences are on November 19th and 20th.  A Sign-up Genius was emailed to you. If you have not signed up for a time yet, please do so.  I am looking forward to meeting with all of you!

 

Have a great weekend! Go Buckeyes!!!

 

Mrs. Switlick

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This week was very busy with Halloween and All Saints celebrations, but we managed to get a few things in! Thank you to Mrs. Decker and Mrs. Baldwin for organizing a wonderful Halloween party for KB!

Parents, thank you for all of the wonderful Saint costumes! I was excited to have 100% participation in our first Saint costume event! The children really impressed me with all of the information that they knew about their chosen Saint.  Thank you for supporting our school efforts at home!

The children also did a wonderful job showing appropriate behavior at Mass on Thursday.  They enjoyed sitting with their seventh grade buddy.

We focused on the letter Pp this week.  We watched our popcorn that we received at the Eric Orchard pop in the microwave on Wednesday.  The children loved watching it pop all over the microwave! We also made a popcorn Art project at Art Center this week.

Our new sight word this week was “to”.  

Thank you to everyone who returned their R.E.D. folders.  Please make sure you are reading with your child every night! I am sending home a new book from our classroom library for the children to practice next week. Please have your child practice reading the book at least two times.   I am also sending home a story to scan and a response sheet. This is an optional activity. Many of the children enjoy them.

In Math, we worked on completed our unit on comparing numbers zero through ten.  Some of the children are having difficulty remembering the meaning of the terms “greater than, less than, and fewer than”.  We will continue to revisit these terms.

Our Religion chapter was titled, “The Saints Are Special Friends of God”.  We learned that Saints are holy people who live with God in heaven and that Mary is the greatest Saint.  We learned many facts about many Saints on All Saints Day!

 

Next Week (Nov. 5-9):

We will be working on the -at word family.

In Math, we will begin a new unit on Addition!

We will continue to work on the Saints in Religion.

In Health, we will be working on a unit on Fire Safety.  

A fun family project will be coming home in your child’s blue folder on Monday! Please return by the following Monday, Nov. 12th.  

Tuesday, November 6th, is Kindness Day! Students should wear their “Be Kind” shirts that were handed out a few weeks ago.  

 

On the Horizon:

Parent/Teacher conferences are on November 19th and 20th.  A Sign-up Genius will be emailed to you, so you can sign up for a time.  I am looking forward to meeting with all of you!

 

Have a great weekend! Don’t forget to “fall” back!

 

Mrs. Switlick

Contact

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