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Kindergarten Newsletter, March 18

Mark your Calendars/Upcoming Events:

  • Sunday, March 20: Family Mass, 10:30
  • Monday, March 21: Dining for Dollars at Q’s Bbq AND the Hot Dog Company
  • Friday, March 25: No School, Staff Development
  • Friday, May 6: Mother’s Day Tea, 10:30-11:30
  • Please send in PASTA/MAC AND CHEESE (MAHR) or PASTA SAUCE (FIRESTONE) for the food pantry donation next week.  Please refer to the religion section below.

Be sure to check out the spring auction page and look for more ways to get involved: https://cardinalauction.org/

This Week: Another busy week in kindergarten!  The children enjoyed their St. Patrick’s Day themed centers and art projects. We learned how St. Patrick dedicated his life to teaching others about his faith. We are working hard to do the same! God’s superstars teach us how to be saints too!

Next Week:

Language Arts: We will begin a new author study on ERIC CARLE. 

  • High Frequency/word wall words: We are finished introducing new words in March, so we will focus on reviewing the February/March word list: Word wall list-February March
  • Daily journaling
  • Guided reading
  • We will introduce vowels: a, e, i, o, u and sometimes y; what do vowels do in words? How many vowels are in our names?
  • We will begin reading Eric Carle stories and will learn about him as an author and illustrator.  He passed away last year, but has left us with so many beautifully written and illustrated books to enjoy!

Math: We have moved on to CHAPTER 9 which focuses on identifying and describing 2d shapes.  We will also introduce MONEY next week.

  • Coin identification: students will be able to recognize quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies, name the value of each and name some of the symbols on each coin.
  • Counting to 100 by 1s
  • Counting to 100 by 10s and 5s
  • Counting to 20 by 2s
  • Writing & Representing to 30+
  •  1 to1 Counting to 100
  • Represent Addition up to 10 with fingers, drawings, sounds
  • Represent Subtraction up to 10 with fingers, drawings, sounds
  • Represent Addition and Subtraction up to 5 with equations
  •  Decompose numbers up to 10 in more than one way (5=2+3 and 5=4+1)
  • For any number from 1 to 9, find the number that makes 10
  •  Fluently add and subtract within 5
  • Compose and decompose numbers 11-19 by drawings & equations
  • Identify Shapes (different orientation/sizes)
  • Identify 2-D (flat) shapes
  • Compose simple shapes to form larger shapes

Religion:

  • We learned all about St. Patrick this past week.  Next week, we will focus on St. Joseph.
  • We will continue praying the Our Father in the morning.
  • We will continue praying the Stations of the Cross each week. This past week was our first week praying them in church.  Please talk to your child about Jesus’ journey.  Who were the people that showed him kindness along the way? It’s a sad story, but Jesus doesn’t want us to be sad.  What is the happy part of the story?
  • We will begin the “Growing with God” program.
  • We will continue our Lenten acts of almsgiving: Please bring in any change for the rice bowl collection and also for next week, the children decided on pasta and sauce for the next food pantry donation.  Please send in: pasta, mac and cheese (Mahr) and pasta sauce (Firestone).  The children are recognizing that there are others that have a greater need and are learning to put others’ needs before their own. As we tell the children, sometimes it’s more important for the pasta/sauce to be enjoyed at YOUR house, and that’s just fine too! Only donate what you can!  So far we have donated peanut butter and jelly, boxed breakfast items and now pasta and sauce.  We are working hard to fulfill our Lenten commitments of praying more, sharing kindness and acts of almsgiving.