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December 8, 2023

Good afternoon families,
This Week’s Activities:
ELA – Since we completed the alphabet last week, this week I introduced word families. We started with the -AB family. The students are also completing their morning work handwriting workbooks and I started to show them how to use a composition notebook for morning work with the word families that they’ll have in the 3rd quarter after Christmas break. We continue to practice reading in our little phonics book of the week and practicing spelling. The students took their November sight word and sentence fluency tests. We’re working hard on sounding out words and blending the sounds to read words.
Math – We completed chapter 9 this week on breaking apart numbers up to 10 down into smaller numbers. We took a chapter test. We reviewed what a pattern is and the students used Advent colors to make a pattern paper chain to decorate our classroom. We practice counting every day and we’re working on being able to fill in a 100s chart from 0-50 independently.
Religion – This week we learned about the Church’s liturgical calendar as we began Advent. We learned about the Advent season and the students decorated our classroom Jesse tree. We attended Eucharistic adoration on Wednesday and Mass today for the feast of Mary’s Immaculate Conception. We learned about the life of St. Nicholas on his feast day on Wednesday and he visited us and gave us candy canes! We prayed the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary.
Social Studies – We learned about the economic concept of needs vs wants. We brainstormed and wrote lists of needs and wants and then completed a cut and glue.
Science – We continued learning about severe weather by learning all about thunderstorms. The students added thunderstorms to their Severe Weather brochure.
Have a great weekend!

November 17, 2023

Good afternoon families!
We had a busy and blessed week in Kindergarten! I have a lot of wonderful pictures to send, but I’m having trouble getting them to go through. I checked with other teachers and they are having technical issues as well, so I will try to send them from my home internet.
We had fun today having lunch, apple dipping, and recess with our 8th grade buddies. Thank you so much to the parents who donated items for our sweet treat. Thank you also to the parents and students who helped set up our school’s Christmas tree at the library. It looks wonderful. If you have a chance to stop by and see all of the wonderful trees, they’ll be up into January.
This Week’s Academics and Activities:
ELA – We added letters W and Y to our list of letters learned. Only 2 letters left! We’re so excited to finish the alphabet and have an alphabet party! We worked on our handwriting, spelling, and reading and read some great Thanksgiving read alouds. We took a test on letters J, Z, N, and M.  I let the students take home up to 5 books from our class library so they have plenty to read over the break. 
Math – This week we worked on counting and writing 0-50 into a blank 100s chart.
Religion – We completed lesson 7 in our workbooks on how we praise and thank God. We read the story of Samson in the Old Testament. We prayed the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary. The ladies that run the Outreach program at the church came to visit us and we blessed them with all of the food we have collected so far. They were blown away and send a huge thank you to you all for being the hands of Jesus to those struggling in our community.
Science – We learned about hurricanes and how to prepare for them. We’ve begun making a severe weather brochure.
Social Studies – We learned about the history of Thanksgiving. We watched a video today on how to draw a cornucopia and the students made pinecone turkeys to decorate their Thanksgiving tables.
From my family to yours, I wish you a blessed, safe, and restful Thanksgiving with your families.

November 10, 2023

Good afternoon families!
We had a busy week here in Kindergarten. We have begun practicing for our Advent Presentation and are so excited to share the joy of the season with you! Please mark your calendars for Thursday, November 30, at 1:15 p.m. in the hall.
ELA – We added U and V to our list of letters learned. We are so excited we only have 4 letters left to learn in the alphabet and then we can work more with our words and blending. The students continue to finger follow read with me in their little phonics books, review all letters, practice sight words, sentences, and spelling. We continue to enjoy our read aloud time together every day.
Math – We completed chapter 7 on 3D shapes this week. We made the shapes out of clay and then went on a campus wide shape hunt marking our findings in a tally chart. We practice counting every day and are working on 0-50 on a hundreds chart.
Religion – We completed Lesson 6 in our workbooks on how God shares His life with us through Jesus, prayer, and the Sacraments. We read the Old Testament Bible story of Joshua leading the Israelites in the Promised Land with the battle of Jericho. We prayed the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary. We got with our 8th grade buddies to make signs for the Project Share campaign coming up to collect toys for families in need for Christmas and colored funny turkey masks to wear next week to our buddy lunch and dessert before break.
Science – We learned about Florida’s two seasons of weather – the summers that are hot and humid, and the cooler dry season. The students’ pumpkin seeds have sprouted! We’ll plant them in our garden bed next week.
Social Studies – We learned what a veteran is and the history of Veteran’s Day. The students made cards for veterans. If you or anyone in your family is a veteran, God bless you and thank you for your service.

November 3, 2023

Good afternoon families!
This Week’s Academics:
ELA – We added letters P and R to our list of letters learned. We are working hard on our letter recognition, sound, spelling, and reading skills. We took our October sight word and sentence fluency tests and began learning our November words and sentences.
Math – This week we began working on chapter 7 about solid or 3D shapes. We’ll complete this chapter next week, make the shapes out of clay, and go on a shape hunt around our campus.
Sorry for any confusion with the math homework on IXL. Your child should be completing 15 minutes several days a week. This is their only math homework, which I chose over worksheets so they can choose whichever math skill they want to work on at their level. It is for a math homework grade, but more importantly to help them learn and practice their math skills. Shout out to Dylan for completing the most questions proficiently on IXL in October! Great job!
Religion – We learned about and celebrated All Hallows Eve, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day this week. We prayed the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary. We read the stories from the Bible of the Israelites entering the Promised Land in the Old Testament.
Science – We learned about the 4 traditional weather seasons of the year. The students completed a cut and glue activity.
Social Studies – We learned about U.S. currency and spent time sorting, counting, and cleaning coins.
Sorry, I didn’t take too many pictures this week after Halloween festivities.
Have a great weekend!

October 27, 2023

Good afternoon families!
This Week’s Academics:
ELA – This week we added letters N and M to our list of letters learned. Just 8 more letters and we’ll have the whole alphabet to start working on word families and blending more to read. We continue to practice finger following and reading with our little phonics books, our sight words and sentences for the month, and spelling. And of course daily read alouds, which we love. October ends next Tuesday, so the October homework is due next Wednesday and I will test the students on their words and sentences.
Math – This week we worked in chapter 6 on plane shapes. We recognized and drew triangles, circles, squares, rectangles, and hexagons. We learned how to use rulers to make straight lines. We have mastered 0-20, so now we’re working on a 100s chart to 50. By the end of the quarter we should be able to count to, recognize, and write numbers 0-50.
Religion – This week we continued reading the Bible story of Moses in the desert with the Israelites and when God gave us the Ten Commandments to follow. We completed lesson 5 in our workbooks about what the Church is, and prayed the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary.
Science – We continued learning about pumpkins this week diagramming their life cycle with clay. The students had to work hard to combine colors for their diagram. We also planted pumpkin seeds to observe their life cycle.
Social Studies – We completed our study of U.S. symbols with the Statue of Liberty. We learned all sorts of facts about this special statue and then watercolor painted a picture of Lady Liberty.

October 25, 2023

Good afternoon families!
We are so excited to celebrate our first big holiday together next Tuesday, October 31st, for Halloween! We will focus on the Catholic feast of All Hallows Eve before the feasts of All Saints and All Souls. We’ll learn about bats in science class and finish our pumpkin studies. If you would like to donate items towards our festivities, please sign up here and send the items in by next Monday. Thank you!

October 19, 2023

Good afternoon families,
Thank you all so much for coming to meet with me today! It was such a pleasure to get to talk with you about your child’s progress this year.
  • Pizza lunch 10/31 – You’ll find the order form in your child’s folder to order them pizza lunch on Halloween. Please send that in as soon as you can.
  • I will be out Monday, October 23rd. Ms. Monica will be subbing for me. I went over the activities for the day with the students today so they know what to expect.
  • We’re planning our class Halloween celebration. I’ll let you know the details next week.
  • The kids were all talking about the Fall Festival at the church this weekend. I hope you can make it and have a great time!
This Week’s Academics:
ELA – This week we added letters J and Z to our list of letters learned. Only 10 letters left to learn and we’ll be working hard on word families and blending, which we have already been practicing in class. We were ‘pumpkined’ by our 8th grade buddies, so we ‘pumkined’ the 1st grade with kind notes and a pumpkin coloring sheet.
Math – We began chapter 6 this week on plane shapes. The students also learned about tally marks, made their own tally chart survey and surveyed each other.
Religion – We read the story of Moses, the ten plagues, and the crossing of the Red Sea in the Bible, and prayed the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary.
Science – This week was all about pumpkins! We learned the parts of a pumpkin and the students made their own diagram. We carved our own pumpkin, and roasted and ate the seeds. Next week we’ll learn the life cycle of a pumpkin and plant our own seeds in our Kinder-Garden bed outside.

October 13, 2023

Good afternoon families,
We had a jam packed last week of the first quarter! Today the students had some extra play and crafting time to celebrate all of their hard work this first quarter.
ELA – We completed another little phonics book. We practiced our letters, sounds, and practiced spelling. We will complete the rest of the letters at the beginning of the second quarter and then move more heavily into word building, practice, and blending.
Math – We worked on chapter 5 this week on writing, recognizing, counting, and comparing letters 6-10. I am individually testing the students on the material from chapters 3-5.
Religion – We started reading the story of Moses in the Bible. We led the school in the beautiful procession and prayer to Our Lady of La Leche on her feast day on Wednesday. We got to spend some time with the nuns from India that visited our parish. We prayed the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary.
Science – We set up bean seed germination stations to observe bean seeds sprout.
Social Studies – We learned about the White House and took a virtual tour online. The students built their own White House out of model magic clay and paint.
I’ll see you at parent/teacher conferences next Thursday! There is no school next Friday, October 20, for a teacher PD day.

October 6, 2023

Good afternoon families!
  • Next week is the end of the first quarter already! Your children have been an absolute blessing to work with. Report cards will be emailed home, and I will see you on the 19th for our conference to discuss their progress.  Here is the link if you still need to sign up:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080D4AA8AA2EA64-44636046-parentteacher
  • Just a reminder to please only send water in your child’s refillable water bottle. If you want to pack a juice box or another water bottle with a mix in in their lunchbox, that’s fine, but the refillable water bottle should just have water in it. Thank you!
This Week’s Academics:
ELA – We completed our final letter for the first quarter with letter K. They are doing such a great job with their letter recognition, sound, and beginning blending. They are also doing well finger following in their little phonics books every week. We are laying the foundation for little readers! I tested each of the students this week on their September sight words and fluency sentences and we began memorizing our October ones.
Math – We completed chapter 4 on writing, recognizing, and comparing numbers 6-10. They have just about mastered the ten digits we will need to build every other number.
Religion – We completed lesson 4 in our workbooks on “Who is Jesus Christ?” and learned about the Holy Family. We reread the story of Joseph and his brothers in the Old Testament because this is such an important lesson on trusting God in hard times, how God can bring good out of any evil, and the importance of forgiveness. We prayed the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary together this week and the students took a Rosary home to keep. We were blessed to spend a few minutes with Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration this morning and we stopped by the hall to see the display of Eucharistic Miracles of the World.
Science – We continued in our plant unit by learning all about seeds. The students completed a diagram of a bean seed and were able to dissect real seeds to see the parts.

September 29, 2023

Good afternoon,
  • The September homework is due Monday. Please return the homework binder with completed work for homework grades.
  • I will test the students individually next week on their September sight words and fluency sentences.
  • Please begin studying the October sight words and fluency sentences. Add them to the ones mastered.
  • Math homework begins on IXL in October. You’ll find the log in the homework binder. Students must complete 30 math questions a week for a math homework grade.
  • Please sign up for a conference with me and thank you to those that already have!
  • If you buy books for your child to enjoy at home, please consider purchasing them through our Scholastic class website. We earn points to purchase books for our class library.
  • Just a reminder next Friday, October 6,  is early dismissal beginning at 11:20 a.m.
This Weeks’ Academics:
ELA – We added letter Q and H to our list of letters learned. We continue to review letters, practice reading with finger following, sounding out and blending words, and writing. We were so excited to have our first surprise secret reader today! Mrs. Wooley read us If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and brought us cookies and pencils. The students did a color by number mouse and then got to choose what they would give the mouse and molded it out of model magic clay.
Math – We completed chapter 3 on counting, ordering, and comparing number 0-5, recognizing greater than and less than numbers, and ordinal number 1-5. The students made their own alligator mouth out of popsicle sticks to compare numbers. 
Religion – We completed Lesson 3 in our religion workbooks about why God made us. We read the story in the Beginner Bible about Joseph and his brothers and how God can bring good out of any bad thing that happens to us. We prayed the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary.Science – We learned about the parts of a plant and what each part does. The students traced and colored their own plant.Social Studies – We learned all about our first President, George Washington, and the students made their own George Washingtons._______________________________________________________________________

September 26, 2023

Good afternoon,
Just a reminder our first homework due date is next Monday, October 2. Please send in your child’s homework binder with the September reading log completed and their writing notebook for reading and English grades. I will test them next week on the September sight words and fluency sentences. We’ve been practicing at school as well and they are doing great! Thank you so much.

September 22, 2023

Good afternoon families,
We practiced our safety drills this week including a fire drill and a lockdown drill so the students know what to do in case of emergency. I know this can be scary for the kiddos, so I wanted to let you know. We talked all about it, how safe we are here in our school, how every adult on campus is here to protect them, and I answered any questions they had.
This Week’s Academics:
ELA – We added the letters E and G to our list of letters learned. I gave the students their first reading and writing test on the first four letters we learned: L, T, I, and F. They did great! We practiced finger following and reading our little phonics book of the week and the students each read it to me. I started showing them how to use the manipulatives in our Discovery bins we work with on Wednesdays and they can practice the skills if they complete their work early. I started showing them how to play Alphabet Go Fish. So fun and a great way to practice letter recognition!
Math – We worked on chapter 2 this week, which was all about counting, recognizing, and writing numbers 0-5, making equal groups, as many as, and fewest and most. I started teaching the students how to play the War card game to practice number recognition and comparison.
Religion – We completed Lesson 2 in our workbooks about who God is. We read the stories in the Bible about Isaac and Rebekah, and Jacob and Esau. We prayed the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary.
Science – We began our plant unit this week by learning all about what plants need to grow. The students painted their own poster of plant needs.
Social Studies – We are continuing to learn about United States symbols by learning facts all about our national bird, the bald eagle. The students colored their own eagle and attached real feathers. We even checked out a bald eagle nest live cam!

September 15, 2023

Good afternoon families!
I want to thank everyone for a wonderful turnout at our Kinder/8th Sundaes on Sunday event. I hope everyone had a wonderful time fellowshipping with each other and enjoying sweet cool treats despite the super hot weather.
You’ll find a sample of the reading and writing tests I’ll be administering to your child one-on-one with me over the last couple weeks of the first quarter in your child’s Friday Folder today so you can see what is expected of them to meet the Diocesan standards and can use them to practice with your child at home.
This Week’s Academics:
ELA – This week we added A and B to our list of letters learned as we continue to review previous letters. We also sing this alphabet song together every day to practice letter recognition and sound. We read our little phonics book together every day as we practice recognizing and memorizing new words, finger following as we read, and reading from left to right. We also discuss story elements like characters and setting. Please have them read the little phonics book to you. They are excited and proud to be emergent readers! We have been practicing our September sight words and fluency sentences every day as well. I continue to read aloud a book a day. I have begun to show them how to use the independent practice bins that have many manipulatives for them to practice at their desks while I work with small groups.
Math – We are counting the days of school every day so we can celebrate the 100th day of school! Today was the 24th day! We also count from 0-20 every day verbally and with pom poms on a 20 chart. We got a bit behind because of the hurricane, so this week we caught up by completing chapter 8 on position and location, which included identifying:
1. Above and below
2. Top, middle, and bottom
3. Over, on, and under
4. Inside, outside, and beside
5. In front of, behind, and next to
6. Left, right, and between
Next week we’ll begin chapter 2 on writing and recognizing 0-5.
Religion – This week we discussed and prayed the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary. We completed lesson 1 in our religion workbooks: How do we know God? Through prayer, reading the Bible, the Sacraments, and through others. We read the story in the Bible about Abraham, Sarah, and baby Isaac, watched a cartoon about the story, and colored a sheet to add to our Bible books we’re making.
Science – We learned all about the complex life cycle of a frog as an animal that goes through a metamorphosis. We read a few non-fiction books about the topic and watched a few educational videos. Then the students made the life cycle out of clay.
Social Studies – We began our United States history and symbols unit by learning all about our American flag. The students painted their own flags.

September 12, 2023

Good morning,
In your child’s Daily Folder today you will find their log in info for IXL.com. We will be using this website for required math homework for a math homework grade for each month. You will find the log for this in their homework binder. Starting the first week of October, students will be required to complete at least 30 math problems per week on IXL.com.
The best parts about this website are:
1. You and your child can choose the skills they work on at their own level and pace
2. It has Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies skills as well that they can practice
Please try to log in in the next few weeks before October to check it out and let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!


September 8, 2023

Good afternoon families!
Thank you so much for RSVPing to our buddy event on Sunday! As of right now there are 82 people attending! Wow! See you there!
We had popsicles with the principal on Tuesday to celebrate her birthday 🙂
This Week’s Academics:
ELA – This week we began our Reading to Phonics workbook. Every week the students will have a little phonics book of the week we will repeat read together every day with finger following. Their first one is in the Friday Folder. See if they can read it to you! We added the letters D and O to our list of letters learned. We review the letters learned every day. We also started building words with the letters we’ve learned and practiced blending the sounds left to right to read them. We looked at our September sight words and have begun to memorize them.
Math – We completed chapter 14 this week on measurement. We practiced testing procedures with the chapter 14 test and they did so great! We practiced measuring objects with rulers and tape measures. We use pom poms on a 20s board to count to 20 and we count the days of school every day. IXL.com info will be coming home next week to start for math homework. Until then, keep practicing counting and recognizing numbers 0-20.
Religion – This week we prayed the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary and celebrated Mary’s birthday today! We paid a special visit to the Our Lady of Fatima statue on campus to pray and made beautiful Mary projects with tracing, cutting, finger painting, and glitter! They turned out beautiful and we hung them in the hallway. Mrs. Sammelman’s class invited us over to eat some birthday donuts, sing some Mary songs, and make necklaces with blessed Mary medals.
Science – We had our first science lesson this week where we learned all about what science is, what scientists do, how they use their five senses to make observations, and looked at many tools scientists use to explore the natural world. The kids had fun playing with the tools and pretending to be scientists.

August 31, 2023

SURPRISE READER: Once a month we’ll have a surprise parent reader come to our classroom to read aloud to the students. You’ll read aloud to the class and are welcome to stay for a craft that goes with the book. You’re also welcome to bring a snack for the kids if you want. I have all of the books here. You have to be a cleared school volunteer to sign up. Try to keep it a secret from your child. It’s so fun for them to be surprised! Thanks!

Good afternoon families,
I hope everyone’s family and homes are safe from the hurricane.
Your child’s homework starts tomorrow for the month of September, so please check the homework binder to plan how to best meet the practice goals of this month. Let me know if you have any questions.
This Week’s Academics:
ELA – Every reading and writing class we warm up with reviewing all of the letters and and sounds and then review the ones we’ve learned more in depth so far. This week we added C to that list. Next week we’ll begin our Reading to Phonics workbook and looking at the September sight words.
Math – We began chapter 14 on measurement. I jump around a bit in the workbooks doing the easier intro material first and then building up to more challenging skills. We compared objects by size and length, and then ordered objects by length.
Religion – We prayed the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary. We read the Bible story about Noah’s Ark, watched the cartoon that goes with our Bible, and colored a picture of it. Mrs. Sammelman’s Kindergarten class invited us over on Tuesday afternoon to learn about the life of St. Therese the Little Flower, make a craft, and pray with her relics.
Science – Excited to finally start our science classes next week by learning about what science is, what scientists do, different types of fields in science, tools scientists use, and how they use their five senses to observe the natural world.
Just a reminder there’s no school on Monday in observance of Labor Day. Have a great weekend!


August 29, 2023 – Kindergarten Books

Hi everyone,
Thank you so much to those of you who were able to take time out of your busy schedule to come meet with me today! It was so great to see you face to face and talk about this awesome year with your kiddos.
Here is a list of Kindergarten books to read aloud to your child like we talked about. I read aloud great books to them every day. You can also Google lists of Kindergarten books. I also highly recommend taking them to the Flagler County Public Library to get their very own library card and check out books for free! They have a great children’s section in there on the back right when you walk in the front door. I also read to them from the Beginner Bible. We will read the entire Bible by the end of the school year so they have a good foundation to continue to study the Word of God for the rest of their lives.
The goal by the end of Kindergarten is for your child to be able to read level A and B books independently. Here are some simple sets you can get to practice at home if you want. Repetition is important at this stage of development. I included up to levels E and F if they are already a strong reader.

August 25, 2023

Good afternoon everyone,
We had an excellent week here in Kinder. Here are a few notes and reminders:
  • Homework begins in September. I sent it home today so you could look at it and plan for how it will best fit into your schedule. There are skills we work on for the month, so you can do it with your child when it works for your family.
  • I decided to use the binders for homework instead of the Friday papers. Sorry for any confusion. The homework binder will stay home until it is due once a month. The Friday Folder will come home Fridays to be cleaned out by you and returned on Mondays, and the Daily Folder will continue to live in the backpack for daily items between home and school when needed.
  • In the binder you’ll also find my plan for the year on the skills to be covered in all four quarters so you can see the academic goals for your child.
  • I hope you can make it to the Breakfast Meeting on Tuesday morning at 8:15 here in our classroom. It will be nice to meet face to face and discuss the goals for the year and answer any questions you have. Please enter through the office if you’re attending. Thanks!
  • Starting next week, students may bring a toy with them to school on Fridays to play with on the playground. There is no school next Friday because it is a Professional Development day for teachers, so they may bring a toy on Thursday.
This Week’s Academics:
ELA – We reviewed the letters learned so far and worked on letters I and F. I read aloud a good book to the students every day.
Math – We completed chapter 1 on sorting by size, color, and shape. I didn’t have the students take the paper test for this first chapter, but had them show me they could sort with multi-color buttons. We are counting the days of school to 100 and are working on mastering writing, counting, and recognizing numbers 0-20 in this first quarter.
Religion – We prayed the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary this week. We also read the Bible story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Every week the students will color a worksheet based on the Bible story we read to reinforce the lesson and practice choosing appropriate colors, coloring in the lines, and strengthening their hands. You won’t see these sheets come home because I assemble them at the end of the year into their own Bible book they can take home of all the stories we’ve read.
Science and Social Studies – I was hoping to start science and social studies classes this week, but we worked on taking the STAR test instead to get beginning of the year data on where your child is academically. I have a few more students to test next week and then I will send home the results. We’ll take the test again after Christmas break and at the end of the year to see their progress.
Have a great weekend!


August 18, 2023

Good afternoon families!
We made it through our first full week in Kindergarten and I have to tell you how impressed I am with your kiddos. They are a joy!
We met our 8th grade buddies for the first time this week. We attended our first school Mass on Wednesday morning. We started our first classes.
In your child’s backpack today, you’ll find their Boomerang Binder and their Daily Folder. The Boomerang Binder goes home Fridays with completed work, absent assignments, and any paperwork from the school. Please clean out their binders over the weekend and return on Mondays. Their Daily Folder lives in their backpack for any papers that need to travel between home and school during the week.
This Week’s Academics: 
ELA – We practiced our first letters: L and T. We practiced recognizing them, brainstormed words that start with these letters, and practiced writing them. We read aloud and discussed some great books every day. We’ll begin working with out Phonics to Reading workbooks next week.
Math – We began chapter 1 on sorting objects by size, color, and type. We did some hands on sorting every day. We practice counting 0-20 every day.
Religion – We started reading the Bible with the story of God creating the world. We started learning how to pray the Rosary with the Joyful Mysteries.
I’m planning on beginning our science and social studies classes next week 🙂

August 11, 2023

Good afternoon families,
Happy Friday! We had a great second day in K. We practiced our procedures again so everyone feels confident and comfortable in our classroom home.
We practiced making the Sign of the Cross properly. We began talking about what we’ll be learning in reading and math classes. We watched a little video on how to properly hold a pencil. I had them copy the sentence: This is me in Kindergarten, and draw a picture of themselves so I could see where their handwriting is and ability to copy from the board, because that is a skill all in itself.
I showed them the x-ray of a Kindergartener’s hand compared to a first grader’s so they could understand how everything we do like working with play-doh and clay, beading, building, etc. builds strength in their hands for better coordination.
We counted to twenty in math and talked about and traced the number zero. We learned how to use our water color paint and painted pictures of God’s creation. We hung up our sheep on our Jesus as the Good Shepherd bulletin board. I love how they all look different because we are all different, but all made and and loved by God.
The students that brought their About Me poster in got to present them. We had fun playing with toys inside because of the heat advisory again today.
Have a great weekend!

August 10, 2023

Good afternoon families,
I hope your child had an awesome first day of Kindergarten! They did so great today. We weren’t able to play outside because of the heat advisory, but we made the best of it playing inside. We read aloud The Twelve Days of Kindergarten, crafted a sheep to go on our bulletin board with Jesus as the Good Shepherd, planted a tiny plant so we can watch it grow along with us this year, had our first music class, and colored a first day of school picture.

Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School