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This Week (Sept. 17-21):

This week, our theme in reading was the kinds of work people do.  We read a story called Pizza at Sally’s.  We learned about Sally’s job owning a pizzeria.  Then we sequenced events from the story and made our own pizzas to enjoy!

We focused on the letter Mm this week! We made mice at Art Center and practiced writing the letter correctly on a given set of lines.

We worked on identifying beginning sounds in words this week.  This will be assessed at the end of first quarter.

This year, we will be learning many sight words.  Our sight word this week was “and”. So far in Kindergarten, we have learned the following sight words: and, I, like, the, zero, one, two, three, four, and five.  

Thank you to everyone who helped their child complete their R.E.D. folder this week, especially The Biggest Apple Ever story! Please let me know if you are having difficulty accessing the story.

During journal time, we learned how to make spaces between our words, so readers can read our writing!

In Math, we completed chapter two! Please look for your child’s chapter two book to go home next week.  Just like last time, please go over any missed items from the chapter test with your child.

Our Religion chapter was titled, “I Am a Child of God”.  We discovered that taking care of someone or something is a sign that a person or thing is special to us, learned that God made us and we are children of God, and we identified gifts that show God’s love for us.  

On Tuesday, Mrs. Guzman came into our classroom to do our first lesson for Kindness Day! She taught us that everyone has an invisible bucket that we can help fill with kindness!

On Wednesday, Mrs. Keller, our SJA Enrichment teacher, came into our classroom to do an activity with us based on the story, The Dot.  We are looking forward to seeing her every month in our classroom!

On Friday, we were able to go to the SJA library for the first time! All children checked out a book on Friday.  Please make sure your child leaves the card with his/her name in the back of the book. Please return the book by next Friday.

Parents, please make sure that you are checking the ingredients in your child’s snack.  There were several snacks this week that had peanuts or tree nuts in them. We are not allowed to have any of these ingredients in the classroom.  Thank you!

 

Next Week (Sept. 24-28):

In Reading, our theme will be how tools help us do things with our hands.

We will be focusing on the letter Ss next week, especially how to make a capital and lowercase Ss correctly on a given set of lines.

In Math, we will focus on numbers six through ten.

Our Religion topic will be “The Bible Tells Us About God’s Love”.

Please look for another story to have your child listen to in his/her R.E.D. folder!

 

On the Horizon:

Grandparents Day is on Friday, October 5th.  Please note that our Grandparents Day for Kindergarten begins at 8:45 am and ends at 10:00 am.  We do NOT attend Mass. Please let me know if you have any questions!

 

Have a great weekend!

 

Good luck to all of the KB Cross Country runners!!

 

Go Buckeyes!!!!

 

Mrs. Switlick

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This Week (Sept. 10-14):

This week, our theme in reading was why people have to take care of their pets.  We learned that our pets need us to care for them and to love them! We read many Clifford books this week, one of our favorite fictional pets, and made our own Clifford art project.  

This year, we will be learning many sight words.  Our sight word this week was “the”.

During journal time, we reviewed direction of print.  We learned writers need to follow rules, so readers can read our writing!

In Math, we worked on comparing numbers and sets to determine which number/set is greater, less, or to see if they have the same.

We continue to practice reading number words zero through five.

Our Religion chapter was titled, “God Gives Us Animals and Plants”.  We discovered that God cares for all creation, learned that God wants us to care for the creatures that he created, and found out that God created plants and trees that give us foods to eat.  

On Wednesday, we celebrated Pedro’s (one of our Unbound friends) birthday! We prayed for Pedro and his family and ate cookies to celebrate.  We predicted that Pedro was having fun for his birthday in Honduras.

On Friday, we finally were able to do our MAP reading test on the Chromebooks! The children did an excellent job staying focused and doing their best to get through forty-four questions! The results will be given to you at a later date.

Thank you for helping your child complete his/her R.E.D. folder this week.  Look for it to come home again on Monday! Next week, in your child’s RED folder, you will find a story response sheet.  These will be something I send home periodically for your child to complete. This sheet goes with the story The Biggest Apple Ever.  On the top of the page you will see a QR code.  I would like your child to listen/watch this story and complete the response sheet as one of their evening books.  If you do not have a QR scanner on your phone or tablet, I recommend an app called i-nigma. This is a free QR reader that can be found in the app store.  Simply open the app, hold the red box over the QR code on the paper and it will automatically scan it. After it has been scanned it will prompt you to click “go online”, push that button and the story should open.  If you have any questions about this process, please let me know. This story should be used for one evening and your child can select whatever they would like to read for the remaining 3. Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Next Week (Sept. 17-21):

In Reading, our theme will be what kinds of work people do.

We will be focusing on the letter Mm next week, especially how to make a capital and lowercase Mm correctly on a given set of lines.

Our new sight word is “and”.  

In Math, we will complete Chapter Two already!

Our Religion topic will be “The Bible Tells Us About God’s Love”.

Picture Day is on Monday.  Students must be in their uniforms.

Tuesday is Kindness Day.  Students who bring in $1 to support Mrs. Belcher’s (an SJA parent) fight against ALS may dress down.

 

On the Horizon:

Grandparents Day is on Friday, October 5th.  Please note that our Grandparents Day for Kindergarten begins at 8:45 am and ends at 10:00 am.  We do NOT attend Mass. Please let me know if you have any questions!

 

Have a great weekend!

 

Good luck to all of the KB Cross Country runners!!

 

Go Buckeyes!!!!

 

Mrs. Switlick

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This Week (Sept.3-7):

This week, our theme in reading was why there are rules at school.  We discovered that rules help keep us safe and happy! In KB, we are working hard to follow the rules every day.  Raising our hand when we want a turn to speak is proving to be difficult for some of us in KB, but we will continue to practice! At home, you can help by not allowing your kindergartner to interrupt family members when they are speaking.  Everyone likes a turn!

This year, we will be learning many sight words.  Our sight word this week was “like”.

During journal time, we made a class chart of ideas or topics for writing time.  The children are advancing their writing skills each week!

In Math, we completed our first Math chapter! Your child’s book will be coming home next week.  At the end of the book is the chapter one assessment. Please go over any incorrect items with your child.  There are many pages in the book that we did not do in class. These are excellent pages for you to use if your child is having difficulty in Math or is begging for homework like his/her older siblings have!

Our Religion chapter was titled, “My Church Family Is a Sign of God’s Love”.  We discovered that the church family is a sign of God’s love, learned the Church is our home in God’s family, and identified ways we can do things together with our church family.  

We have also been working on saying The Sign of the Cross correctly.  At SJA, we say, “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen”

This week we did a practice test for our upcoming MAP test.  We spent time teaching the children how to navigate a Chromebook throughout the test.  Next week, we will take the actual test on Tuesday. Please make sure your child gets adequate sleep the night before, so he/she can do his/her best! Please see the SJA Weekly if you have any further questions about this standardized test.

Thank you to everyone who ordered Scholastic Books! I receive points from these orders which I can use to order things for our classroom!

 

Next Week (Sept. 10-14):

In Reading, our theme will be why people have to take care of their pets.

Our new sight word is “the”.  

Look for your child’s R.E.D. (Read Every Day) folder to come home on Monday.  A letter will be sent explaining the process of the R.E.D. folders in Kindergarten.

In Math, we will begin chapter two.  We will be comparing numbers zero through five to determine which one is greater or less.

Our Religion topic will be “God Gives Us Animals and Plants”.

MAP test on Tuesday.

 

On the Horizon:

 Picture Day is Monday, September 17th.  

 

Have a great weekend!

 

Good luck to all of the KB Cross Country runners!!

 

Go Buckeyes!!!!

 

Mrs. Switlick

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This Week (August 27-31):

This week, our theme in reading was how families can be the same or different.  We listened to several stories and poems about families. We learned how all families love each other and help each other.

We worked on identifying rhyming words and producing rhyming words which will both be assessed at the end of the quarter.

This year, we will be learning many sight words.  Our first sight word was introduced this week, I.

During journal time, everyone wrote in response to the prompt, what does your family like to do together? Looks like many KB families like to get ice cream!

In Math, we continued to work on numbers zero through five.  We put the numbers in counting order and listened to story problems where we had to model the stories using math counters.

Our Religion chapter was titled, “My Family Is a Sign of God’s Love”.  We learned that our families help us to learn to live as children of God, are a gift from God, and help us know and love God.

Every day before snack and lunch, we pray the Prayer Before Meals.  Some of the children already know the prayer from home! Thank you for praying with your children at home!

We are still spending some of our day learning the procedures of our classroom.  All of the children have a lot to say. We are working on not interrupting each other and giving Mrs. Switlick a lot of turns!

Thank you to everyone who helped support the SJA book sale!

 

Next Week (Sept. 4-7):

In reading, our theme will be why we have rules at school.  

In Math, we will complete chapter 1! The children will be given an assessment at the end of the week.  If you have time, please practice reading number words zero through five with your child. Your child will bring their entire workbook home the following week.

Our Religion topic will be “My Church Family Is a Sign of God’s Love”.  

No school on Monday.  

Scholastic orders are due on Friday, Sept. 7th.

 

On the Horizon:

 Picture Day is Monday, September 17th.  

 

Have a great, long weekend!

 

Go Buckeyes!!!!

 

Mrs. Switlick

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This Week (August 20-24):

This week, we spent a lot of time learning all the procedures of our classroom.  The children are doing a great job being responsible for hanging up their things and packing up their things every day! We are working on raising our hands to take a turn to speak in the classroom.

In Language Arts, we listened to some more Pete the Cat books which are proving to be a classroom favorite! We also identified rhyming words that we heard in some of the stories.

We had two writing periods this week.  The children love writing in their own journals during writing time.  Many of the children chose to use their letter sounds to write words which is developmentally appropriate for kindergarteners.  We call this invented spelling and is encouraged in KB!

In Math, we worked on representing numbers one through five using objects, numbers, and number words.

Our Religion topics this week were different names for God, prayer, The Sign of the Cross, and The Bible.

After listening to the book, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, the children participated in a STEAM activity where they made their own coconut tree which had to balance plastic letters at the top.  Some groups said it was easy while others found it more difficult! Balance was definitely the key!

Thank you to everyone who attended Parent Night on Tuesday.  I appreciate you taking time out of your evening for your child’s school.  One request from our kindergarten aides that I forgot to mention. If your child is a car rider and you are parking your car to walk up to get them, please make sure the aide sees you take your child from her line.  They want to make sure everyone gets home safely! Thank you!!

 

Next Week (August 27 - 31):

In reading, our theme will be families!

In Math, we will work on finding pairs that make five and ordering numbers through five.

Our Religion topic will be “My Family is a Sign of God’s Love”.

Don’t forget your child’s scrapbook page is due on Monday!

Our classroom’s first Scholastic order will be coming home on Monday!

SJA is having a books sale beginning on Tuesday.  Please see the SJA Weekly for details! If you are sending money to school for your child, please always put it in an envelope or zip-lock bag with your child’s name on it.  Thank you!

 

On the Horizon:

 There is no school on Monday, Sept. 3rd, due to the Labor Day holiday.

 

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Switlick

Contact

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