Kindergarten 1 – Mrs. Pacchioli

 

 

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 Monday:  School is Closed.

Tuesday:  Word Rings

Wednesday:  Allentown Symphony 

Thursday:   

Friday:  8:15 Mass.  

Please mark your calendar:  We will be having “Kindergarten Conferences” on March 14th.  Your child will attend school as usual on this day.  I will be sending out a “Sign Up Genius” for you to choose a time to meet with me.  I always look forward to this day to share some of the amazing progress your child has made throughout the year.  

Homework:

  • Practice word ring words and Home Practice Lessons 29 & 32
  • Practice Subtraction flash cards

If you know of anyone who is interested in sending their child to our school next year, please invite them to come take a tour to see all the wonderful things we do here at St. Jane School!   

    Image result for free school clip art happy kids in snow  February 17, 2024

Dear Parents,

Wow! We had such an exciting week! We welcomed Azzurra into our classroom, had a snow day, received ashes during Mass, and celebrated Valentine’s Day.  Our week was very busy and filled with lots of fun!

Hawk Walk Letter Writing – Beginning on Tuesday, the children will be writing letters to their loved ones for this wonderful school fund raiser.  A big “Thank You” to the parents who have volunteered to come in to help us with this writing.  We greatly appreciate your family and friends participating in this fund raiser.

Allentown Symphony – We are thrilled that our entire school will have the opportunity to visit the Allentown Symphony on Wednesday.  This opportunity will expose our children to the beauty of music and the arts.  We will be gone in the morning but return before lunch.

Here is a look into next week’s activities:

RELIGION:   The children will learn to appreciate light as a gift of God.  Jesus is called the “Light of the World.”  We will be discussing  the importance of the Easter candle and their Baptism candle as a sign of their share in Jesus’ life.

MATH:  We have continued to practice subtracting through various activities.  I am hoping everyone has been spending time practicing their subtraction flash cards.  I will begin to evaluate the children on their “quick recall” sometime during the week.

We are also going to begin learning to identify the following coins and their values:  penny, nickel, dime, quarter.  The children will be using these coins to differentiate and identify each one.  Money is a somewhat difficult skill for a lot of children.  In Kindergarten, the expectation is for each child to identify the various coins and know their value.  At home, you could have your child use real coins to practice identifying them and their value to help build their knowledge.

LANGUAGE ARTS:  

Our Essential Question for the Week:  How do you take care of different kinds of pets?

New Words:  help, too, has          Letters:  Jj and Qq 

Words and sentences to read:  jog, jump, jug, quit, quilt      Look at him jog.   Can you jump?   I have a big jug.     Do not quit.    I have a big quilt.  

I am incorporating some of the UFLI reading/phonics suggestions for our children to practice.  Please keep the “Home Practice” sheets at home to practice the suggested skills with your child throughout the week.  We complete similar activities each day throughout the week.  We have now begun to use our whiteboards to practice spelling dictated words.  The children love when we do this.  This is an opportunity for them to feel proud of their learning while practicing their letters and sounds.

We are continuing to build on our letter sounds to read new words.  Each day, we spend a lot of time in whole group and small group instruction to continue to build the essential skills we need to become great readers.  It is so exciting for me when the children try to read harder words.  Did you know that we write a morning message together each day? I write one sentence at a time and the children read it.  It is amazing to see how much they have learned and how they have become so confident in their reading! Your partnership in this adventure is so important.  I hope you are enjoying listening to your child read.  Remember, each child develops these skills at different times.  Enjoy this journey as your child continues to grow!

CENTERS:   1,  iPads     2.  100 cups     3.  play doh     4.  Listening     5.  Magna Tiles     6.  Cube Designs

SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES:  During February, we will be exploring various topics in Social Studies and Science. Our lessons will cover Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, Presidents Day, and Dental Health Month. 

I truly appreciate your support and commitment to your child’s education. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

Thank you for being amazing partners in your child’s educational journey.  God Bless and enjoy your week!

Mrs. Pacchioli 

Learning to Read:  Children learn to read at various times and rates.  One of the most important skills we are working on is “blending.”  Please listen carefully as your child blends sounds to form words.  I know we want to do it for them, but they need to do it on their own.  Remember, you are their first educator.  Reading is not an automatic skill children learn.  Children need a lot of repetition and practice.  Your child will truly benefit from the extra time and practice you give them.

Phonics:  Phonics is the connection between sounds and letter symbols.  Children begin by learning the individual sounds letters can make.  Then the children progress toward looking for patterns within words and how combinations of letters produce various sounds.

Phonemic Awareness.  Phonemic awareness is done orally and without print.  Phonemic awareness is the knowledge that words are made up of individual sounds.  It is also the knowledge of how to manipulate these sounds:  blending sounds (putting sounds together to form a word); rhyming; syllables (We like to clap out our syllables in our classroom.); and segmenting sounds (the ability to break up spoken words into their separate sounds.)

 

  • WINTER UNIFORMS:  November 1 through March 31:  All uniforms MUST be from Flynn & O’Hara.  Children may not wear nail polish, hoop/dangle earrings, bracelets, or light-up sneakers.  Kindergarteners should not wear belts.

    • Gym Uniform (Boys and Girls):   Gray T-shirt with school logo, green sweatpants with school logo, white socks, white sneakers.   Gym uniform may be worn everyday in Kindergarten.
    • GIRLS:  Option 1:  Plaid jumper, white Peter Pan collar, long or short sleeve blouse, dark green knee socks/tights, black or brown leather-like non-skid dress shoes (no boots).  Option 2:  Tan Flynn & O’Hara pants, green golf shirt with school logo, brown, dark green, or tan socks, black or brown leather-like non-skid dress shoes. (no boots)  
    • BOYS:  Tan Flynn & O’Hara pants, green golf shirt with school logo, brown, dark green, or tan socks, black or dark brown leather-like non-skid dress shoes.  (no boots)
    • Girls and Boys:  Only the green sweatshirt with school logo, or 3/4 zip pull-over with school logo may be worn during the day if your child gets cold.  (Our classroom is very warm during the colder months.)

 

  • FALL/SPRING UNIFORMS:  First day of school through Oct. 31 and April 1 till the end of the school year:        It can be somewhat confusing as to which “shirt and shoes” go with which uniform.  All uniforms MUST be from Flynn &  O’Hara.  Please do not have your child wear a belt with their pants. Children may not wear nail polish, hoop/dangle earrings, bracelets, or light-up sneakers. 

Gym Uniform for Boys and Girls:  Black shorts with school logo, gray t-shirt with school logo, white socks, white sneakers.

Girl Options other than gym days: 

  1. Tan skort or shorts (Flynn & O’Hara), green golf shirt with school logo, white socks, white sneakers, no belts.
  2. Plaid jumper, white Peter Pan collar short sleeve blouse, dark green knee socks/tights, black or brown leather-like non-skid dress shoes.
  3. Gym uniform:  Black shorts with school logo, gray t-shirt with school logo, white socks, white sneakers.

Boy Options other than gym days:

  1. Tan shorts (Flynn & O’Hara), green golf shirt with school logo, white socks, white sneakers, no belts.  
  2. Tan dress pants (Flynn & O’Hara), green golf shirt with school logo, brown, dark green, or tan socks, black or dark brown leather-like non-skid dress shoes, no belts.
  3. Gym uniform:  Black shorts with school logo, gray t-shirt with school logo, white socks, white sneakers.                                                                        

 * More parent information can be found online at www.stjaneschool.com/parents/   

*Scholastic Book Code:  HBWD3.  

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