MJS Kinder Press
September 21 - 25, 2015
Newsletter No. 2
Thank you for joining us for the Kindergarten Back to School Night held last week. We had a tremendous turnout of families who attended our event and we hope your questions were answered during this informative session. If you missed the chance to sign up for field trips, library reading opportunities, Friday rotations, or helping out with this year's (November 2015) Book Fair event, please feel free to contact your room parent to sign up for events held throughout the year.
Room Parent for Ms. Heupler - Krista Charvat (Allie's mom)
Room Parent for Ms. Hale - Julie Soma (Lola Pena's mom)
Room Parent for Mrs. Agundez - Richelle Huizar (Aviana's mom)
Milk and Juice Program
Some students have signed up for the milk and juice program and the other children have expressed interest in signing up for this program as well. Please take the opportunity to order milk or juice for your child with our easy sign-up program found online!
We ask our parent helpers to arrive at school at approximately 9:15 a.m. to help with set up of the classroom rotation station. We begin rotations close to the 10 o'clock hour and the three rotations wrap up at 11:50 a.m. with clean-up duty handled by our parent helpers.
SAVE THE DATE! Upcoming Events
Friday, September 25th - Mass of the Holy Spirit/Student Council Installation @ 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 27th - Family Welcome Mass - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Gym
Wednesday, September 30th - Picture Day
Last week was a busy one for our kindergartners! We introduced several themes in our curriculum and continued working on classroom routines with the students.
Language Arts - The children have been introduced to the second character of the SUPERKIDS reading program. The character is called Oswald and he loves odd animals! Last Friday, each class had a chance to make octopus hot dogs as part of our study of animals Oswald likes. Some of the animals we discovered included an ostrich, an ox and an ocelot!
Math - We are exploring math vocabulary centered around the topic of more/less and the same. We have also learned our numbers 1-5 and spent the week practicing writing those numbers during the week.
Guidance - Kindergartners met with Dr. Pannell who is a doctor of feelings. Dr. Pannell will meet with kindergartners on a regular basis throughout the year. As part of Dr. Pannell's introductory lesson, students shared feelings they have heard about with Dr. Pannell and drew pictures of different kinds of feelings.
Religion - The students learned about God as a Creator and each class was introduced to the concept of how God created the world with the first man and first woman through the telling of the story about Adam and Eve.
Kindergartners used iPads for SUPERKIDS program
Students listened to a story about the SUPERKIDS program on the iPads.
Students in Mrs. Hale's class learned about the concept of more, less and the same with the use of paddles.
Students hold up paddles with answers to the more, less and same lesson.
Mrs. Hale's students meet Dr. Pannell, the "Feeling Doctor"!
Building in Kindergarten
Some of the students in Mrs. Heupler's class are building a structure.
Play-Doh Fun in Kindergarten
Play-doh was used to make designs in Mrs. Heupler's class.