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*Updated every Friday!

**I know this is lengthy, but please read all of the info!

This Week (May 14-18):

This week, in reading, we worked on the /sh/, /ch/, and /th/ sounds.

We completed our “Baggy Books” for the year.  All of the children have made great strides in their reading skills this year.  This can be quickly lost if they do not continue to read over the summer! If you have kept the morning books that we read each week in class, these can be used for practice over the summer.  Also, the public library is a great resource.

Thank you to all of the volunteers who came in during center time this year, so I could spend time reading with each child.  This could not have been done without you!!

Our QU Wedding was on Tuesday.  If you haven’t had a chance to view it yet, the ceremony is posted on the SJA Facebook page.  The children had a great time!

We had our last library time this week, so no more library books will be going home.  Please make sure you return your book from this past week. Thank you!

In Math, we completed our unit on measurement by measuring weight and recognizing that an object can be measured in many ways.  We also continued our study of money. Most of the children know the coin names and values, but some could use a little more practice at home.

The second Math workbook went home today with your child.  This is a great resource for them to keep up with their academics over the summer!

Our Religion book was titled, “We Make Choices”.  We discussed how we make many good choices throughout each day.  

On Thursday, during Mass, Father Adam suggested that the children pray a rosary with their family during the month of May in honor of Mary.  If you have time, the children would love to! During Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Mrs. Terrill taught them a little about the praying of the rosary, and we prayed it at May Crowning last week.

 

Next Week (May 21-25):

On Monday, students may be out of uniform if they bring in $1 in support of the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society.  

In Math, we will begin a new unit on graphing.

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

On Tuesday, we will be enjoying the Spring Music Concert in the gym in the afternoon.

Wednesday is field day! Students are welcome to be out of uniform on Wednesday.  The water bottle that each student brought in at the beginning of the school year for our emergency kits will be used during field day, so there is no need to send in additional water bottles.  Thank you to all of you who offered your help to Mrs. Russell who is coordinating this day!

No school on Friday, May 25th.

Many items will be coming home next week.  If you could make sure you empty out your child’s bookbag and folder each day, I would appreciate it! Thank you!

 

On the Horizon:

No school on Monday, May 28th due to Memorial Day.

Last day of school on Wednesday, May 30th.  We will be attending Mass on May 30th in celebration of St. Joan of Arc’s feast day.  Even though we will be attending Mass, students are permitted to be out of uniform; however, please follow the “Dress Down” guidelines in the handbook.  Sandals, flip flops, and tank tops are never permitted at school. The SJA parish is providing students with a hot dog lunch on Wednesday. If your child does not like hot dogs, please pack something else for them.  We will be having a picnic lunch, so please send in a beach towel for them to sit on. Our Kindergarten program will begin promptly at 2:00 pm in our KB classroom. All parents are invited! Dismissal will be at usual time, 2:50 pm.

 

Thank you so much for sharing your children with me this year! I have thoroughly enjoyed working with you and your child! They will be greatly missed!

 

Mrs. Switlick

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This Week (May 7-11):

This week, in reading, our theme was what can I do to be a good neighbor or a good friend.

We reviewed the vowel sounds this week because they are the most difficult to hear in words.  We are also continuing to practice sight words. Please keep practicing the lists with your child!

Thank you to everyone who has been reminding their child to complete his/her book reports! I really appreciate it.  If your child has completed all four book reports, they will not receive any more. Please continue reading with your child though!

In Math, we began our unit on measurement by measuring length and height. We are also learning about money! Students are expected to identify the following coins and their worth by the end of the quarter: penny, nickel, dime, quarter.

Our Religion focus was The Holy Spirit.  We learned how the Holy Spirit is always with us and helps us live as children of God, how Jesus made a promise that the Holy Spirit would be our helper, and how we can call on the Holy Spirit in prayer.

Thank you so much for all the wonderful gifts and letters for Teacher Appreciation Week! It is so nice to work in a place where you feel so appreciated!

On Tuesday, we attended May Crowning, and on Thursday, we attended Mass without our seventh grade buddies.  Everyone did a great job listening and participating!

On Thursday, the boys listened to a presentation about Cub Scouts for next year! They were all very excited!

 

Next Week (May 14-18):

We will be focusing on the /sh/, /th/ and /ch/ sounds and reviewing all of our sight words this year!

This will be the last week for “Baggy Books”.  Thank you so much for taking time to read with your child each week! I am sure you are just as proud of their reading skills as I am!

In Math, we will continue our unit on measurement.

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

We will continue to say morning prayer on WSJA this week.  All children will be saying The Hail Mary. Students must be in uniform to be on WSJA and be at school by 8:05 am.

On Tuesday, May 15th, we will be having a mock wedding to join the letters Q and U.  The children are welcome to wear their “Sunday best” that day. However, please keep in mind that we will still be going out for recess that day.  

 

On the Horizon:

On our last day of school, May 31st, all parents are invited to come in at 11:00 am for a kindergarten performance and time to say goodbye.  More details to come. Reminder: Dismissal is at 12:00 on the 31st.

Have a great weekend and Happy Mother's Day!!

Mrs. Switlick

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This Week (April 30-May 4):

This week, in reading, our theme was what kindergarteners learn.  We discovered kindergartners in other schools learn a lot of the same things we do!

We focused on the letters Yy and Qq this week and the following sight words: off, take, out, too, day, show.  We have completed our letter and sight word study for the year. We will continue to practice sight words here at school.  Please continue to practice with your child at home as well. If you have lost your child’s list, please ask for another one!!

Thank you to everyone who has been reminding their child to complete his/her book reports! I really appreciate it.  If your child has completed all four book reports, they will not receive any more. Please continue reading with your child each week though!

In Math, we completed our unit on shapes with the chapter assessment.  Please look for it in your child’s folder next week.

Our Religion focus was The Holy Spirit.  We learned how the Holy
Spirit is always with us and helps us live as children of God, how Jesus made a promise that the Holy Spirit would be our helper, and how we can call on the Holy Spirit in prayer.

On Wednesday, two teachers from “Toledo Grows” came into our classroom to teach us about plants.  They helped us plant two seeds, a pumpkin seed and a bean seed. We are keeping them in our classroom to see which seed sprouts first!

 

Next Week (April 30 - May 4):

In reading, our theme will be what can I do to be a good friend or a good neighbor.  

We will be focusing on the /sh/ and /ch/ sounds and reviewing all of our sight words this year!

In Math, we will begin a new unit on measurement.

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

It is KB’s turn to say morning prayer on WSJA this week.  Please look for a schedule in your child’s folder. All children will be saying The Hail Mary.  Students must be in uniform to be on WSJA and be at school by 8:05 am.

On Wednesday morning, I will be in the gym screening incoming Kindergarteners to SJA.  Mrs. Elfreich will be subbing while I am out.

 

On the Horizon:

On Tuesday, May 15th, we will be having a mock wedding to join the letters Q and U.  The children are welcome to wear their “Sunday best” that day. However, please keep in mind that we will still be going out for recess that day.  

On our last day of school, May 31st, all parents are invited to come in at 11:00 am for a kindergarten performance and time to say goodbye.  More details to come. Reminder: Dismissal is at 12:00 on the 31st.

 

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Switlick

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This Week (April 23-27):

This week, in reading, our theme was why it is important to help your friends.  

We focused on the letters Vv and Zz this week and the following sight words: look, saw, very, put, their, out.

Thank you to everyone who has been reminding their child to complete his/her book report! I really appreciate it.  The fourth and final one will go home next week, but we will continue to read for a few more weeks.

In Math, we continued our unit on three-dimensional shapes.  We tried to make some of our own three-dimensional shapes using straws and play-doh.  It was fun, but challenging for the children!

Our Religion focus was The Holy Spirit.  We learned how the Holy Spirit helps us remember to help others!

We enjoyed two beautiful performances this week by The Toledo Opera and our own SJA students in The Talent Show.  

 

Next Week (April 30 - May 4):

In reading, our theme will be what children learn in kindergarten.

We will be focusing on the letters Yy and Qq and the following sight words: off, take, out, too, day, show.  These will be the last sight words of the year!

In Math, we will complete our unit on three-dimensional shapes.

Our Religion topic will continue to be The Holy Spirit.

Toledo Grows is coming on Wednesday to teach us about plants!

 

On the Horizon:

On our last day of school, May 31st, all parents are invited to come in at 11:00 am for a kindergarten performance and time to say goodbye.  More details to come. Reminder: Dismissal is at 12:00 on the 31st.

 

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Switlick

Contact

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