We made it! The final week of the school year! Can you believe it?! I have had such a wonderful year with all of your kiddos and it has been a joy working with and getting to know each of you as well.
We will close out the year with our promotion ceremony on Tuesday. Please join us in the parish hall on May 23 at 1:15 for this exciting celebration. Our ceremony will be followed by a reception in the ramada. Please remember that any siblings that attend St. John should not be pulled out of their classes to attend promotion. Although it is a very exciting time for your kinder, we do need to respect the other teachers and the work they are trying to get done in these final days. Thank you for your understanding.
For our final day on Wednesday we will have one last school mass and an awards ceremony. Please feel free to join us for both. Dismissal will be immediately following at 10 am.
Again, thank you for such a fantastic year and I hope that you all have a relaxing summer!
I hope all of you wonderful moms had a great Mother's Day! We loved celebrating you on Friday :)
Can you believe it is the last full week of school?? I cannot believe how fast the year has flown by!
This week we will be finishing up all of our curriculum. We will have final unit tests and spend some time reviewing what we have learned throughout this year. The students will be assessed on all the prayers that we have learned. We will also be learning about our state this week and talking about maps. Please practice your address and phone number with your child at home as we will be discussing that this week as well!
Don't forget Pajamarama will be this Friday!! The kids can come to school in their pajamas and we will have a special day full of fun to end our school year!
Have a wonderful week!
I am so proud of all the kids for their incredible performance on Friday night! They worked so hard and Mrs. Girardi put together a wonderful show! Don't forget this week we have our kindergarten retreat on Thursday and our Mother's Day Tea on Friday. I am looking forward to seeing many of you this week!
This is what we will be working on in our class:
Reading: We will work through our last reading lesson of the year! We will reviewing all the words and sounds we have worked on. Our stories are Pet Show! and Miss Kindergarten Celebrates the Last Day of Kindergarten. There will be no sight word test this week as we have learned all our words and took our last assessment. There will be one final spelling test on Friday. The words will be:
Sentence: The boy and girl love to swim!
Math: This week we will spend one last day reviewing coins and their values and take our assessment. We then will spend some time reviewing various topics we learned throughout the year and play some math games.
Religion: We will learn the Angel of God prayer and talk about when we pray it. We also will make a craft for the prayer.
Have a great week!!
We have a busy week ahead of us! Here are some reminders of what is going on!
This Monday is May Crowning. Please have your child at school by 7:45 if possible. We will be singing a song during the celebration. Don't forget to bring a flower to place in front of the Mary grotto as well!
Thursday May 4th is Donuts with Dad. It will begin at 7:15 in the cafeteria. We hope to see you all there!
Friday May 5th is the Spring Concert and Art Walk. If you would like to order your child's art please fill out and return the form I sent home. I will attach it again to the end of this post as well. Prices will go up if you choose to buy at the art walk instead of order before! Please have your child in K1 by 5:30 for the concert. For details on what to wear please see the email I sent out last week. Don't forget to come back to K1 after the concert to sign out and pick up your child. Thanks!
Reading: This is our final unit of new words and sounds!!! We will be talking about learning new things and all that they have learned this year in kindergarten. Our stories are Baby Brains and Look at Us. The letter sounds we are working on are /y/ and /kw/. Our final sight words for the year are day, show, take, our, too, off. Spelling words for this week will be as follows:
Sentence: I shop for six cats.
Math: We are finishing our final chapter in our math books this week. We will be learning about money. The students will be practicing with the names of each coin, their value, and some counting of coins.
Religion: We will review the parts of the mass this week. Monday we will also be talking about Mary and May Crowning.
Have a great week and I look forward to seeing you all around school this week!
Welcome back everyone! I hope you had a great spring break!!! I am looking forward to our last month of the school year together!
This what we will be doing in K1 this week:
Reading: Our unit is all about getting help when we need it. We will be reading two stories: The Little Engine that Could and You Can Do It, Curious George. The sight words for this week are look, saw, very, put, out. Our sounds to practice are /z/ and /v/. The spelling words are:
Sentence: I saw a duck at the zoo.
Math: The students will be learning about weight a well as volume. We will play with balance scales to compare the weights of items. The assessment on this chapter will be on Friday.
Religion: This week's lesson is about how after death there is life. We will talk about Jesus' resurrection and how his sacrifice gives us new life! An email with the questions for this chapter's assessment will go out on Wednesday. The assessment will be on Friday.
Science: To go with our religion chapter on new life, we will be talking about the life cycle of a butterfly!
Have a wonderful week!
Happy Palm Sunday all!
This week in K1 we will finish up our discussion on the story of Easter. We will have our subtraction test on Monday. There is no spelling test or sight word test this week. We mostly will be having some fun preparing for Easter!
Don't forget dismissal will be at 11:50 on Wednesday.
I hope you all have a very blessed Holy Week and enjoy your spring break!
Happy April everyone!!
Here is what we will be working on this week:
Reading: This week's lesson is about family outings. We will hear the stories Someone Bigger and One of Three. We will also read an information article called Cross-Country Trip that teaches us about different places we can visit and what you do there. The new sight words this week are have, one, ask, help, every, walk. The sounds we will be practicing are /l/ and /w/. We will have our sight word test on Thursday and our spelling test on Friday. This week's spelling words and sentence will be as follows:
dust, wish, land, ask, God
bonus word - only
Sentence - I can ask God for help.
Math: We will continue to practice with subtraction. We will work through various activities and centers to become more comfortable writing and solving subtraction number sentences.
Religion: We finished our Stations of the Cross book and are focusing on the Resurrection Eggs and deeper discussion of what happened to Jesus. We also will have the opportunity to portray some of the Stations of the Cross as a class. Keep an eye out for a special video featuring your kids coming soon :)
Have a great week!
I hope you all had a great weekend and a blast at the school auction if you were able to attend! Thank you for supporting our school!
If your child would like to enter the poetry contest make sure they are working on their poems! They are due on April 7th! See the entry form and instructions in my email regarding the contest.
Please make sure to fill out the REAL survey that I emailed out as well. We would love to see 100% parent participation in the survey. Thank you!
Here is what we will be doing this week in K1:
Reading: Our unit 5 test will be on Monday. Then we will begin our 6th and final unit for the year!! This week's lesson is all about values and trying your best. We will be learning the /u/ sound and the words do, went, just, down, little, only. The stories for the week are Curious George Makes Pancakes and Kittens First Full Moon.
Math: We are moving on to subtraction! The students will learn the word and symbol minus and begin to work on building and solving subtraction number sentences.
Religion: We will finish up our Stations of the Cross booklet this week by learning about stations 12-14. We also will start using Resurrection Eggs to learn more specifically what Easter is all about.
Science: Last week we planted radish seeds. This week the students will observe and journal about what changes they see in their plants. On Friday they will take them home!
Spelling Test: This week's test will challenge them a little more. We are moving on to four letter words and they will have a sentence to write. Make sure to practice starting the sentence with a capital letter and ending it with a period!
Bonus Word: away
Sentence: The frog can jump.
Have a great week!
This week will be a lot of reviewing before we begin new units next week. Here is what we will be working on:
Reading: This unit is all about food and where it comes from. We will hear the stories Bread Comes to Life and Pie in the Sky. We will be reviewing all the letters we've been working on as well as the sight words we have learned. There will be an assessment next week on this unit.
Math: We are spending one more week on addition before we move on to subtraction! We will play some games to practice writing and solving addition number sentences and take an assessment at the end of the week.
Religion: The students will learn about stations 8-11 and will continue to work on pages for their Stations of the Cross booklet.
Spelling test will be on Friday this week, make sure to practice!
Have a great week!
Happy Monday! I hope you all enjoyed the four day weekend and had a chance to relax or get out of town for a bit!
Here is what is happening this week in K1:
Reading: We are revisiting animals this week and will hear the stories Red Eyes, Blue Feathers and Chameleon, Chameleon. The new sight words are he, away, must, no, by, there. We will be working on two sounds this week: /h/ and /k/. Our sight word quiz and our spelling test will be on Friday this week so that the kids don't lose a day to study. They did a great job on the first spelling test!
Math: We will continue to practice with addition and creating number sentences. Last week we only worked with numbers to five so this week we will move on to numbers to ten. The assessment will be on Thursday.
Religion: This week the students will learn about stations 5 to 7. We also will have a chance to go through the stations of the cross with Deacon Al on Friday!
Science: Since our stories last week were all about life cycles and we learned about planting, this week the students will plant their own seeds. We will observe and watch them grow and keep a journal of the changes we see.
Don't forget that if you have not done so already, you can order your child's plate that they worked so hard on to support the school and the upcoming auction.
Have a wonderful week,
Ms. Lauren Cordier