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Mrs. Margaret Bentley

Junior Kindergarten

Biography

Margaret is a graduate of St. Norbert College with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Early Childhood. Her and her husband have been long time parishioners and even got married here! Thier son, Matthew, is a 1999 graduate of St. Cletus. Matt and his wife live in Chicago with their dog Dug.

JK Newsletter February 14, 2020

  We had a great time at our Valentine’s Day party!  Thank you parents,  for helping us at our party! Thank you Mrs. Allen for organizing it all!     https://www.readaloud.org/21daychallenge.html https://happyyouhappyfamily.com/raising-smart-kids/ Dear Families, These articles reinforce what we believe to be one of the most important things you can do for your child to...
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Junior Kindergarten February 7, 2020

Dear Families, We really saw the sun this week! Finally felt like getting outside and going for a walk! The fresh air is good for us! But please remember, if your child has a cold or is sick in any way, the best place for your child is HOME! We have had many students out...
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JK January 31, 2020

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/mental-wealth/201508/screentime-is-making-kids-moody-crazy-and-lazy The effect of screen time is interesting! Food for thought, to limit this time while your child is young. Creativity is found in time playing with things like a ball and making up games to play. We do this often in JK so our students can problem solve, and learn coping strategies as well..the...
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JK January 24, 2020

kindergartnershttps://www.understood.org/en/learning-thinking-differences/signs-symptoms/developmental-milestones/developmental-milestones-for-typical-kindergarteners These are skills we are working on! These skills are mastered by the END of Kindergarten, but many 5 year olds can find success even before that time! Reading aloud daily will help your child achieve these goals! Not to mention…gratitude is a way to expand young minds! Dear Families, We had a great...
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JK January 17, 2020

In case you missed it, our Cardinal College speaker was great! You received a card today with Jamie Strauss’ information to follow her and read her blogs! So helpful! Dear families, We had a great week, we are in full JK swing! We ended our week after filling our classroom bucket of kind deeds….by having...
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Junior Kindergarten January 10, 2020

  Happy New Year! May 2020 bring health and happiness to all! Our class made a resolution or a promise to do all things with LOVE! We hope you see this at home too. We all got right back into our classroom routines after our Christmas break. Lots of learning and fun was had by...
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Junior Kindergarten December 13, 2019

Dear Families, Have you noticed your child being more helpful at home? Our gift to Jesus on His birthday is our kindness, when we share the kind deed from home, we get to put a piece of “straw” in our classroom crib for Jesus, to make His bed soft for Him. Religion: We will continue...
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JK November 26, 2019

We are so grateful for all of God’s gifts! We are so thankful for our St’ Cletus families! What a blessing! Enjoy the Thanksgiving break!    
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JK November 22, 2019

    **Mark your calendars! Junior Kindergarten will be singing some special Christmas songs at Advent Mass on December 20th at 9:30! Come pray with us and enjoy our songs that tell about our Christmas joy! We are preparing for our classroom feast. Thank you to all who donated items to our class for this...
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