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Mrs. Beth Foran, Kindergarten

Hi! I'm Mrs. Foran! I am delighted to be your child's Kindergarten teacher! It will be a year full of friends, fun, learning, and lots of adventure! I am so excited!

I thought you might like to know a little bit about me! My husband Bill and I have been married for 37 years. I am a Mom to five grown up children and a Nonnie to four beautiful little girls and one handsome little fella!   Emma is 10, Hannah is 4, Liam and Riley are fifteen months, and little Lena the Queena is one month!    My family is so very important to me!

This is my 41st year teaching! YIKES! (and I'm not yet 40 years old...)  I have been teaching at SJF for 25 happy years. I absolutely LOVE teaching Kindergarten! It is my mission to instill a love for learning in my students!  Kindergarteners make that an easy job! 

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. It is important to keep an open communication between us and I would love to talk to you whenever you feel the need!

A Few of my Favorites:

Color: purple and pink

Season: Summer!

Drink: Diet Dr. Pepper or Coke zero

Sport: Baseball... Go White Sox!

Favorite things to do:  play with my grandchildren, go swimming, go to the movies, read a good book, and of course I love to hang out with my kindergarten friends!

Easter Eggs

Posted on Apr 09, 2019

Please send in two hard boiled eggs (no funny business!) on

Wednesday, April 10th   

 


Please be sure to wrap the eggs so they

don’t crack!  A margarine tub lined with

paper towels works well or just use the egg

carton.  Please write your child’s name on

the egg carton or container.

 

Have a wonderful Easter and enjoy the vacation!

*classes resume on Thursday, April 25th!

April News in Kindergarten

Posted on Apr 02, 2019

Dear Kindergarten Families,

 

Happy, Happy Spring!  The months are moving so quickly in kindergarten and the children are growing like weeds!

 

The following are a few of the activities planned:

 

Religion:   New Life in Spring, Butterflies, and Bible stories

 

Reading Skills:  Name, shape, sound and sign for letters  Xx, and Uu

Word wall words:  what, said, was, red, yellow, blue, orange, green, purple, brown, pink, black, white and gray.

Phonics skills ~ blending sounds into words, brave spelling, forming sentences

 

Math:  addition and subtraction, three dimensional shapes, geometry

 

Science:  New Life and butterflies

 

Social Studies:   Italy

 

Art:   Spring!

 

Things to practice at home:  Letter/sound recognition, word wall words, blending sounds into words, writing sentences, numeral identification 0 – 31, addition facts/subtraction to 10, counting to 100

 

Mark your calendars for upcoming important dates:

 

Mother’s Day Tea and Fashion Show: Thursday, May 9th  at  9:00. (more details to come)  Please plan to be there! 

 

Friday, May 10th  11:30 dismissal May Crowning

 

Zoo trip Friday, May 24th!  (more details to come)

 

Memorial Day, May 27th – No school!

 

Lenten Activities for Kindergarten 2019

Posted on Mar 06, 2019

Lenten Activities for Kindergartners

 

Because the concept of giving something up for the entire season of  Lent can be more than overwhelming for small children, here is a calendar with daily activities that your child can do for Lent.  We like to think of Lent as a season to think about God, to show love and friendship to others, and as a way to say “thank you” to Jesus.

 

 Mar   6: Ash Wednesday. Go to church today.

           7:  Smile at everyone you meet today!

            8:  practice printing your first and last name 

            9:  clean up your room without being told! 

          10: Sunday.  Go to church and say “thank you” to God.

          11:  draw a picture for some one special

          12:  don’t eat any candy today!

          13:  hang up your coat and put away your shoes!

         14:   help clean up after dinner!

          15:   hug everybody in your family today

          16:   do something extra nice for someone in your family

         17:   Happy St. Pat’s Day!  Wear green! Wish everyone luck!

         18:   draw a picture for Daddy today!

         19:   St Joseph’s Day!  Wear Red!  Be kind to everyone!

         20:  First day of spring!  Draw a spring picture for someone special! 

         21:   ask Mommy if she needs any help today!

          22:   Go to bed as soon as Mommy and Daddy say!

          23:  Ask Daddy if he needs any help today.

          24:  Sunday. Go to church / say “hello” to your neighbors!

          25:  call your Grandma or Grandpa on the phone - say “I love you!”                                                                                                                                              

         26:  clean your room !

         27:  set the table for dinner tonight.

         28:  clean up your toys!

         29:  Give your family extra hugs and kisses today!

         30:   draw a picture for Mommy today!

         31:   Sunday.  Go to church.  Sing a beautiful song!

Apr     1:   April Fool’s Day!   Tell a funny joke to your family!

   2:   ask your Mommy if she needs any help today

   3:  help with the dishes today

  4:  no cookies today!

  5:  clean up your toys without being told!

  6:  say the “Our Father” for your family

  7:  Sunday. Go to church and say “I love you” to God.

  8:  do something extra nice for someone in your family

  9:  Read a book with a brother or sister or a friend

 10:  clear the dinner table tonight

 11:   show your best manners all day long!

 12:   no candy today!

 13:   no video games today!

14:   Palm Sunday. Get a palm from church.

15:   put all your school things where they belong! 

16:   make your bed and clean up your room!

17 :  Be extra kind to your parents and siblings today.

18:  today is Holy Thursday.  Tell Jesus you love Him.

19:  today is Good Friday.  Be extra quiet and say a special prayer to Jesus.

 20:  Ask your Mommy or Daddy to help you remember all the things you did to show love and kindness during Lent.  Try to remember to do kind things even when Lent is over.

21 :  Today is Easter!  Enjoy it with your family! 

 

 

Plan B:  Take a few ideas that you like from this calendar, add some of your own family ideas.  Put these on small pieces of paper, fold them up and put in a bowl.  Each day your child can draw a paper from the bowl for his/her Lenten activity for the day.

March News in Kindergarten 2019

Posted on Mar 06, 2019

Dear Kindergarten Families,

 

March will OF COURSE be a very busy month in kindergarten.  We will be making our way around the world as we learn a little about Ireland, Italy and China.  Polish and Italian Americans began St. Joseph tables and “wearing of the red” to express their ethnic pride in the 1890’s.  The following are a few of the activities we have planned during March:

 

Religion:  God’s Plan for springtime, Lent, Stations of the Cross, Bible stories, friends/friendship, St. Joseph and St. Patrick

 

Reading:  Name, shape, sound, and sign for letters:  Jj, Ww

Blending sounds into words / word wall words

New word wall words:  here, go, from, will, did

 

Math:  addition/subtraction practice,   geometry

 

Art:  Easter, Spring, Friends around the World

 

Social Studies:  Introduction to map and globe.  Friends in Ireland, Italy, and China. 

 

This is such a fun time to be a kindergarten teacher!  The children are growing and learning so much!  We can really see the huge steps since the beginning of our school year!  It will be grand to welcome and celebrate spring!

 

We would like to thank you for making this such a happy and successful year for us.  We truly appreciate all the time that you have spent practicing word wall words and phonics skills along with Math skills, adding and subtracting!  It makes such a big difference! THANK YOU! 

Sincerely, 

                                    The Head Leprechauns

 

 

*Report cards will be coming home on March 6th !

February News in Kindergarten

Posted on Feb 04, 2019

February News

 

Dear Kindergarten Families,

 

February promises to be a busy month in Kindergarten.  (aren’t they all??!!)  Our new theme is “Friends Around the World.”  This theme will carry over since the world is a big place and we would like to incorporate St. Patrick and  St. Joseph in our plans! Our grand finale arrives in May when we enjoy a fiesta!   The following are a few things that we will work on this month:

 

Religion:  Friends around the World,  I Can Love, Valentine’s Day and Bible Stories

 

Reading:  Name, shape, sound and sign for letters:  Ll, Gg and blending letter sounds into words.

Word wall words:  are, that, do, and number words one through ten.

 

Math:  100th day activities, counting by ones, fives, tens to 100 / represent, count, and write to twenty and beyond!

 

Art:  Friends around the World, President’s Day, Valentine’s Day

 

Social Studies:  Friends around the World, President’s Day

 

Dates to remember:

 

February 14th ~ celebrate Valentine’s Day!  Children are invited to pass out Valentines to entire class.  PLEASE do NOT put names on envelopes! Children may bring a WRAPPED treat if you wish.

 

February 18th ~ President’s Day ~ No School!

 

 

 

 

Thank You!   The Kindergarten Queens of Hearts

January News in Kindergarten

Posted on Jan 10, 2019

                                   

January Newsletter for Kindergarten

 

Dear Kindergarten Families,

 

Happy New Year!  Welcome back to school!  December certainly was a busy month for kindergarten!  We’re sure you’ll agree that the children warmed our hearts with the true meaning of Christmas.  Their Christmas Pageant performance was inspiring! We were, (and still are) so proud of each and every one of them!  They bring us such joy every day!

 

Please return costumes to school (if not already here) this week so we can pack them all away!!  Thanks!

 

The new theme for the month of January will be winter/penguins.  The following are a few of the things we have planned for the month ahead:

 

Reading – Introduce the letters  Ff, Oo, Hh. Introduce the word wall words:  see, look, they, you, of, in, get, and up. We are blending sounds together. The following letters have been covered and can be blended to make words: Mm, Tt, Ss, Aa, Pp, Ii, Bb, Rr, Dd  Examples:  am, Sam, Pam, pit, sit, sat, rat, bad, mad. Please enjoy practicing blending words with your little reader at home!

 

Math – subtraction/ addition/  represent, count and write numbers to 20 and beyond.

 

Religion – Jesus is our Friend, Jesus is our Helper, We love all people, Bible stories,

 

Science – Snow and penguins. 

 

Social Studies – Martin Luther King

 

Reminders:

 

No school on Monday, January 21st   – Martin Luther King Day

Sunday, January 27th   – 10:00 Catholic Schools Week Mass and Open House.

Friday, February 1st – Disney On Ice field trip!  Yahoo!!

 

Thanks for all you do!  We are so grateful!

Kindergarten Christmas Nativity Program

Posted on Dec 17, 2018

The Kindergarten Christmas Play

 

 

Our annual Christmas program will surely be the highlight of you holiday season!

 

Wednesday December 19th

1:00 in the church

The children should come to school at 12:45 dressed in their costumes. We will then meet you in Church.

 

 

The kindergarteners do not have regular class hours on this day. (They only come to perform the play.)

December News in Kindergarten

Posted on Dec 03, 2018

Dear Kindergarten Families, 

 

Well, can you guess the theme for December??  Summer fun!  Just kidding…it’s Christmas, of course!  This is absolutely the BEST time of year to be a kindergarten teacher.  Our classroom elves on shelves are adding fun as well as keeping order!  J The children have been working so hard on the Christmas play.  They fill us with the Christmas spirit at each and every practice.  (they provide some pretty good laughs, too!)

 

The following are a few things that we have planned:

Religion:  Christmas play “The First Christmas”

                  Advent “Waiting for Jesus”

Reading:  Review letters:  Mm, Tt, Aa, Ss, Pp, Cc, Ii

Introduce letters:  Nn, Bb, Rr

Review Word Wall Words and

Introduce new Word Wall Words:  me   with   she   can   big   yes   no

Math:  addition, decomposing numbers

Art:  Christmas!  Christmas!  Christmas!!

Dates to Remember:   

Friday, December 7th     No School ~ Faculty Retreat

Wednesday, December 19th Christmas Play at 1 :00  in church (for friends and family)

Children need to come dressed in their costumes (12:45 arrival ~ 1:00 program ~ dismissal following program)

Thursday, December 20th   Christmas Play for school children.  Please wear costumes to school! ( Regular school hours)

Friday, December 21st    ~ prayer service, 12:30 dismissal!   Christmas Vacation begins!

Monday, January 7th 2019!  ~  Back to school!

 

Anyone who would like to donate a costume for future use ~THANKS!  J

      Thanks again!

       The Kindergarten “Elves”

Go Sox!

Posted on Oct 29, 2018

 

Kindergarten Field Trip

 

When: Thursday, November 8, 2018

 

Where: Guaranteed Rate Field                     

 

Time: 9:00 A.M.

 

Cost: $8.00

 

Dear Parent,

 The Kindergarten children are going on a field trip to Guaranteed Rate Field. They may wear their gym sweats and a Sox shirt if they have one. We will tour the park looking at all the different areas and have lunch. They need to bring a brown bag lunch with their name on it and a juice box or water. We will be able to take a limited number of chaperones. If you are interested in chaperoning you must have completed Virtus Training and the following forms :

 

1. CANTS form – print, sign and return to school

2. Sign a Code of Conduct form – print, sign and return to school

3. Complete the online background check. Follow direction on website

 

All forms are available Online at the SJF Website. www.sjfschool.net You need to click on the link. It is easy to complete.

This process is necessary for all adults that plan on volunteering in any way at any school. We appreciate your attention to this matter. Please sign the form giving your child permission to attend the trip. All forms and money are due October 30, 2018.

 

 

My child________________________has permission to attend the trip to Guaranteed Rate Field on November 8, 2018.

 

 

___________________________________

Parents Signature

 

 

_____ I am able to chaperone    _____ I am unable to chaperone

BOO!

Posted on Oct 22, 2018

Kindergarten Halloween Party

The kindergarten will celebrate Halloween on Wednesday, October 31st  

 

The children should wear their costumes to school. Weapons of any kind or high heels are not allowed in school even on Halloween!  Please send a trick or treat bag and a juice box for your child.  Please be sure to write your child’s name on his/her trick or treat bag. 

 

We will be playing some fun games. Any parent that would like to take a class picture is welcome to come in with the children in the morning.

 

          We are asking each family to send in a donation for our party.  Please send 3 dozen small prizes or 2 bags of candy by Wednesday, October 24th.   (rings, straws, etc. available at Dollar Store or Party Stores)

 

          Thank you so much for your help and support!  We are all looking forward to a FUN day! 

 

                                      Sincerely,

                             Your Favorite Kindergarten Witches

***NO PEANUTS, PLEASE!***

Kindergarten Goal Getters

Posted on Oct 15, 2018

Dear Kindergarten Families,

Our kindergarteners are working hard on being “Goal Getters”!

Upon accomplishing the first goal, you child will join the “Alphabet Aces”. 

Alphabet Aces Membership requirements: recognize and name all upper case and lower case letters. 

Next month’s requirements will include being able to make the sound for each letter! 

No need to panic!  There is no time limit on joining the group!  Some children are already qualified to join the group while others will be working on reaching their goals!  We practice our letters and sounds every day in school.  Maybe one day our whole class will be members!

Each new member will receive a certificate and a trip to the Star Jar!

Congratulations and keep practicing!

Rock Star

Posted on Oct 09, 2018

How Being a 

Kindergarten Teacher

is Like Being a Rock Star

 

You work hard to hold the attention of a WILD CROWD

You hear your name being called out ALL the time

Groupies line up to follow you EVERYWHERE

Your fans FREAK OUT when they see you in public

You ask yourself constantly...  Did that REALLY just happen?

AND FINALLY....You know that you are LOVED UNCONDITIONALLY by these ADORABLE little fans

BEST JOB ANYWHERE

October News

Posted on Sep 28, 2018

 

Dear Kindergarten Families,

Now that it’s October, we are in for some “frightening” good times!  Our theme for the month will surprisingly be “Halloween!”

While diligently working to cover all of our skills, our lessons will focus on this very fun, very popular theme! 

Letters A through Z were introduced during the month of September.  The children should practice recognizing and writing the upper and lower case letters.  We will be introducing sounds this month.  Mm is the first letter sound that we learn. Your child should know the name, shape, sound and sign for the letter. (Of course we begin with a very difficult letter to form!)  We are depending on you for plenty of practice at home!  By the way, we have heard about all the name writing practice!  Thank You!  Now you can add letters to your “fun things to do at home” list!

 

Religion:   Noah’s Ark, Baptism, our 5 senses, and Bible stories

 

Reading Skills:  Name, shape, sound and sign language for letters: Mm, Tt, Aa and Ss.

Word Wall Words:  I, am, little, the (September)

to, a, is, have (have been added during October)

*Please make flash cards and practice reading these words at home.

 

Math:   Count and write numbers 6-9.  Compare numbers to 10

 

Science:  More ocean fun and nocturnal animals

 

Art:  Halloween!!  Halloween!!  Halloween!!

 

Upcoming Special Attractions: 

Tuesday, October 2 ~ picture day!  Smile!!  J

Monday, October  8 ~ Columbus Day, No school

Wednesday, October 31 ~ Halloween!!!  We will be having a Halloween party and of course we’ll be begging for your help!  More details will come home soon.  As you can see, our little “goblins and goblettes” will have plenty of fun this month!  This is definitely a favorite season in the life of a kindergarten student AND teacher!  

Thanks!   BOO!   The Kindergarten Witches ?!  Hmmmm J

 

Kindergarten Beach Party 2018

Posted on Sep 26, 2018

 

Beach Party

 

Dear Kindergarten Families,

 

          On Friday, September 28th, the kindergarten children will be going on an imaginary trip!  We will be taking an early morning flight to Hawaii where we will have a beach party!

Please have your child wear his/her bathing suit under play clothes.  (no uniforms allowed at the beach!)

We will be boarding our plane at gates  # 110, 113 and 114. This will be a direct flight with no layovers.  Estimated flight time: 49 seconds.  We are hoping for very little turbulence so we won’t have to use the dreaded barf bags!!  After a “wikiwiki” (SPEEDY) flight, the fun begins!  We will play some fishy games, have a fishy snack, and maybe do a hula dance!  We might even see a movie on the flight home!

 

          *Please have your little “beach bum” bring a towel with his/her name on it.

We are looking forward to a wonderful trip!  (Now you can see why we teach kindergarten—the fun never stops!)

 

                                         Mahalo and Aloha!

                                                  

                           Your BEAUTIFUL flight attendants,

       Mrs. Mary Donna Caffrey, Mrs. Nancy Fanjoy, and Mrs. Beth Foran

 

P.S.  Any child uncomfortable with the idea of wearing a bathing suit may just wear play clothes!

 

P.P.S.  Please be responsible parents and remember the sunscreen!! J

Rhymes for Forming Numbers

Posted on Sep 17, 2018

Number poems for practicing at home!  It’s just more fun with a rhyme!

_____ Zero is our Hero!  Let’s  go “O”!

_____One is like a soldier tall.  Just a line and that is all.   1

_____Around and back on a railroad track.  2

_____ Around the tree.  Around the tree.  That’s the way to make a 3.

_____Down and over and down some more.  That’s the way to make a 4.

_____Silly old 5 goes down and around.  Put a flag on top and look what I found! 5

_____ Down in a loop.  The 6 rolls a hoop! 6

_____Across the sky and down from heaven.  That’s the way to make a 7.

_____Make an “S” but do not wait.  Climb back up to make an 8.

_____A loop and a line will make a 9.

September 11

Posted on Sep 10, 2018

 

 Congratulations Room 114!  

We have exceeded our expectations for donations for the King Lockhart Park monument! 

Everyone is invited to wear red, white and blue tomorrow, September 11th! 

Thank you for your generosity!

 

September News in Kindergarten

Posted on Sep 06, 2018

September Kindergarten News

 

 

Dear Kindergarten Families,

 

We are off to a great start!  The boys and girls are adjusting to school with grace and charm!

During September (and spilling into October!) we will be studying Ocean Life.

  This is a huge favorite for teachers and kids!  We will be planning a Beach Party (don’t pack away bathing suits yet!) which is always fun, fun, fun!  We will send more info regarding this special day soon!

 

Religion:  I Am Special, I Am Special to My Family, I Am Special to My Friends, Creation, Bible Stories, prayer: “Our Father”

 

Reading Skills: Letter recognition, rhyming

Word Wall Words: I, am, the, little.

 Please make flash cards for each word wall word and practice reading them at home.  Each month we will add new words and it is very important that the children recognize and are able to read these words.

 

Math:  represent, count, compare and write numbers 0-10

 

Science:   Ocean

 

Art:  Painting, crafts, cut and glue

 

Mark your calendars:

 

Fisher Fest:  September 13, 14, 15, 16    * No school Friday, September 14th !

 

Beach Party:  Friday, September 28th

 

We are looking forward to a wonderful year with your  little monsters!  (angels!)

 

Thank You!

                                                The Kindergarten Teachers

 

 

*Tuesday, October 2nd  – School pictures!  J

ABC's of Kindergarten

Posted on Aug 18, 2018

Welcome to Kindergarten!

 

Kindergarten is an exciting time for students, parents and teachers as well. We have outlined a few things you should know as the Kindergarten year begins for you and your child.

 

There are three Kindergarten classes at St. John Fisher:  Mrs. Caffrey Room 110,  Mrs. Fanjoy Room 113, and Mrs. Foran Room 114.

 

 

The ABC’s of Kindergarten:

 

Absences

If your child is ill please report his or her absence to the school office at

   773-445-4737 before 8:00

 

Birthdays

Birthdays are a special time for everyone!  If your child would like to bring in a treat to share with their class there are 19students in Mrs. Fanjoy’s class,  19 students in Mrs. Caffrey’s and 20 students in Mrs. Foran’s class.  Please remember no peanuts, peanut butter, cakes or cupcakes.

 

Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences are November 19th   and  20th   

 

Discipline

The stoplight method is used in each classroom. Each child starts the day on green. If behavior becomes a problem, he/she will be moved to yellow as a caution. They will be held from playtime for ten minutes. In the behavior continues to be a problem he/she will be moved to red and held from playtime for the day. Hitting, shoving, throwing things are all behaviors that merit an automatic red light.

 

Early Dismissals

Early dismissals are noted in the calendar and in our Monthly newsletters.

 

Field Trips

During the year we may take a few field trips. We will ask for Parent Chaperones. You must be Virtus Trained and have all paperwork on file in the office. Forms can be found on our web site.

 

Grading

Kindergarten Report Cards are sent home at the end of each trimester. The grades are 1-Needs Improvement, 2-Satisfactory, and 3-Outstanding

 

 

 

 

Homework

Your child will receive a Monthly Homework Calendar. You are encouraged to complete the task with your child each night. Math homework will also come home in their folder. And finally, please practice their Word Wall Words each night.

 

Illness

If your child is ill or has a fever, please keep him/her home. Children must be fever free for 24 hours before they may return to school.  Children sent home from school with a fever or throwing up, may NOT return to school the following day.  Again, the 24 hour rule applies!

 

Journals

Your child will be writing in a journal to promote reading and writing skills and creativity.

 

Kindergarten Snacks

Your child should bring in a healthy snack and drink each day. We have lunch at 10:30 so they are hungry in the afternoon.  Please also send a snack on half days.  Please put their snack in a separate bag from lunch.

 

Lunch

Students should bring a lunch and a drink each day. Hot Lunch forms will come home each month.      Forms are sent home for “Special Lunch” that is once a month from a local restaurant such as Barraccos, McDonalds etc.  

 

Money

If you send money to school with your child please put it in an envelope or baggie with your child’s name and room number.

 

News

We send home a Monthly News Letter at the beginning of each month. Look for it in your child’s folder!

 

Open House

Open House is August 30th  

 

Parent-Teacher Communication

Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher with any concerns or questions through our email @ sjfschool.net.

 

Quiet Time

There will be a daily “Brain Break” quiet resting time each day.

 

Respect

We stress the importance of showing respect.

 

Supplies

A supply list is available on our website.

 

Times and Locations

The start of the school day is 7:50. Children in Mrs. Caffrey’s  room enter and dismiss on the Fairfield side, south door across from the convent. Mrs. Fanjoy’s and Mrs. Foran's classes will enter and dismiss at the end of the rectory driveway off Washtenaw next to Mrs. Fanjoy’s Classroom windows.

 

Understanding

Our goal is for each child to be able to understand and grasp the lessons taught to them.  Each child is different; so many different approaches may be used to meet this goal.

 

Volunteers

Throughout the year we may need volunteers. If you would like to be a volunteer you must be Virtus trained and have all paperwork on file in the office. Forms are available on our website.

 

Weather

Please dress your child appropriately for the weather.

 

“X”amine Backpacks

Remember to take time each day to go through and empty out your child’s backpack and daily folder. Notes and important information will come home in their folders.

 

You

As your child’s parent, you are their first teacher. You know your child the best. Please use this knowledge in helping your child with his/her education. Please practice the letter names and sounds, sight words, counting, dressing skills (tying, buttoning,  zippering, and snapping) and other skills we may be working on at the time.

 

Zzzzzzzz

Make sure your child gets enough sleep each night. Five and six year olds need a lot of sleep! A fully rested child makes a better and more eager learner!

 

Welcome to Kindergarten

Posted on Aug 18, 2018

ST. JOHN FISHER KINDERGARTEN

 

CURRICULUM

      

The curriculum focuses on the development of the whole child, including the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development. Our program utilizes an interactive approach. The children will have many opportunities to explore and experience materials and manipulatives, which will aid them in their understanding of the concepts being presented. The children need this “hands-on” experience before they can move on to the symbolic form.

 

ACADEMIC OVERVIEW

 

A.READING
  • recognize letters and sounds of the alphabet
  • identify beginning sounds of words
  • identify middle and ending sounds of words
  • understand story sequence
  • develop a familiarity with various forms of literature
  • learn sign language for the ABCs
  • identify word wall words
  • be introduced to reading skills

 

 

B.MATH

 

  • recognize numerals 0-31
  • recognize and create various patterns
  • develop math skills through the use of manipulatives
  • learn “touch points” for numerals 1-9
  • begin addition and subtraction skills
  • practice counting to 100

 

 

 
C.RELIGION
  • recite daily prayers
  • make the sign of the cross
  • share bible stories about God and His people
  • experience prayer through liturgy, prayer services, and spontaneous prayer
  • develop a respect for the gift of life

 

                                     

D.SOCIAL STUDIES/SCIENCE THEMATIC UNITS

These units will be incorporated into the curriculum throughout the year:

         

  1. Ocean
  2. Nocturnal animals
  3. Thanksgiving/food groups
  4. Christmas story
  5. Penguins/Antarctica
  6. Presidents, 100th day
  7. Friends around the world
  8. Easter, spring, new life
  9. Our human body

 

 

DAILY FOLDERS

 

The children are to bring in one two-pocket folder. Your child’s folder will be sent home each day. All school mail and your child’s papers will come home in this folder. It may be empty at times, but please check it each day and return it the next. Also, if you have any mail to send to us or the office please put it in the folder as we will check the folders daily.

 

HOMEWORK

 

We will be sending home monthly homework calendars and newsletters to inform you about what is planned for each month. The letters will list the skills that we will be covering for each subject area. You can work with your child at home by reviewing the letters, word wall words, printing practice, and/or skills for that month. *Reading to your child is very important. Please have someone in your family try to set aside ten minutes each night to read to your child - big brothers and sisters can be a great help with this!  

 

 

Your children are God’s most precious gift and we want to thank you for giving us the opportunity to get to know each and every one of them. We will do our very best to make our classrooms the next best thing to home. We are looking forward to a wonderful year!

Word Wall Words

Posted on Aug 18, 2018

Dear Kindergarten Families,

 

The following list contains the word wall words that kindergarten children are expected to know by the end of kindergarten. They will be tested on these periodically.  Please make one flash card for each word and practice every night. Feel free to move on after your child has mastered the words for the month. Thanks for all your help!

 

Sep: I, am, the, little

Oct: to, a, have, is

Nov: we, my, like, he, for, at, and

Dec: me, with, she, can, big, yes, no

Jan: see, look, they, you, of, in, get, up

Feb: are, that, do, one, two, three four,

five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten

March: here, go, from, will, did

April: what, said, was, red, yellow, blue, orange,

green, purple, brown, pink, black, white, gray

May: where, come, has, be

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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