Kindergarten Newsletter

February 8th - 12th


Dear Parents,

I wanted to thank you all for the fun, thoughtfulness, generosity, and organization you put into Catholic Schools Week! None of this would have been possible without you. I know it's quite a lot to keep track of, but we had the best time, saw some of the cutest costumes for Spirit Week, and were able to honor and appreciate all those we love in our school community and families. I felt so special and appreciated on Teacher Appreciation Day - all thanks to YOU! I am the luckiest Kindergarten teacher on the planet. You have the most wonderful, incredible kids, and I love them like I love my own. Thank you so much for all you do!!!!!!

What we're learning this week...

Phonics: -ing ending

Book: Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink by Adam Rubin

Reading Strategies: Making a prediction, understanding the problem and solution of the story, making a connection, writing about our favorite part of the book

Math: Comparing numbers to 20, number handwriting practice, fluency of addition and subtraction within 5

Writing: Writing our opinions, letter formation (handwriting practice)

Social Studies: Abraham Lincoln, George Washington

Science: Mystery Science – Force Olympics - Why Do Builders Need So Many Big Machines?

Religion: Jesus wants us to love, Jesus’ healings are signs of the Kingdom, Anointing of the Sick, Doing what Jesus says, helping, Praying for the sick

Social Skills: Following Directions and Getting the Teacher's Attention

Virtue: Cooperation

Social and Emotional Learning: Listening to others: children discuss the importance of being thoughtful and careful listeners, and practice how to use whole body listening skills (eyes looking, ears listening, mouth quiet, body still) during a song.

Assessment Information

You will be receiving two different assessment results on Friday, February 5th. One is from our STAR Early Literacy Test. The other is from our DIBELS assessment (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills). If you have any questions or would like to meet to discuss your child's results or overall progress in Kindergarten, please email me so we can set up a Zoom meeting.

Valentine's Party in Kindergarten

When: Thursday, February 11th

Where: Kindergarten classroom

Who: All students who choose to participate

What: Your child may bring in Valentine's, all labeled with their friends' names. All items must be prepackaged, no homemade treats are allowed. I will be sending home a list of all students in our classroom so that your child may write all names themselves.

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Seesaw practice at home

I am regularly updating Seesaw each and every week! There is lots of practice for your child to access, and it is all a review of what we learn each day and could really help support and reinforce your child's learning!