Mrs. Burns' Kindergarten

Weekly Wrap-Up

U.S. Symbols

In Social Studies we have learned about a few of the United States symbols. We are creating a book of U.S. symbols that includes information and artwork of the American flag, the Statue of Liberty, the Bald Eagle and the Liberty Bell. It will be going home next week. If you go to www.jr.brainpop.com, you and your child can watch a cute (and informative!) video called "U.S. Symbols"

Saints

In Religion, we have been learning about the Saints and how they are important role models for us! The children were so excited to share with the class their special saint mini-bio. I love how they chose so many different saints to learn about. Some students chose saints that shared the same name as them or a saint whose feast day falls on their birthday. Other students chose one that was a patron of something they enjoy (such as pets or sports) or a saint that is important to their family. Over the week we read "something special" about their saints, and went a little deeper into the lives of St. Francis, St. Joseph, St. Ann, St. Martha and St. Paul. We have also been singing the Litany of the Saints as a special prayer.

b / d Mix-Up!

It is age-appropriate for Kindergarten children to write their letters backwards at times... and/or switch them while handwriting. Here is a fun strategy to help your child if they are mixing up b and d.