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Mrs. Nancy Fanjoy, Kindergarten

Who is Mrs. Fanjoy ?

A REALLY IMPORTANT thing that I want you to know is that this will be my 38th“fun filled” yr. of teaching and I can’t imagine doing anything else! I have taught grades Pre School – Grade 3 with the majority of my experience in Kindergarten!  I truly feel that this is what I was always meant to do.

My husband and I both attended St. John Fisher School. I went to Mother McAuley High School and then went on to earn a BA Degree in Education from Ripon College in Ripon Wisconsin. I have a K-9 Elementary Education Teaching Certificate with an Endorsement in Language Arts. I received the following awards/acknowledgements: Recipient of “Archdiocesan” Heart of the School Award and was a Golden Apple Nominee.

Personal Information:

Married for 37 years

Mother of 3 and Grandmother of 6 (ages 2 month – 7yrs.) 

Favorite Things “Besides” Teaching:

ALL Holidays

“Pontooning” in Minocqua, Wisconsin

Tubing with my grandkids

Fishing

Camping

Favorite Team: Blackhawks

Favorite Color: Purple

Favorite Student: Ha Just Kidding – NO favorites –I LOVE them All!

A REALLY IMPORTANT thing I want you to know…… is that I will love your child with all my heart and will help him or her to reach their full potential while instilling a love for learning!

Summer

Posted on Jun 30, 2020

summer

I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you and hope you are having a

WONDERFUL SUMMER.

5/18-5/22 Weekly Chart

Posted on May 21, 2020

Dinosaur Week

WEEKLY READING STORY:

We’re Back: A Dinosaurs Story

You Tube : Read A Loud

 

We’re Back: A Dinosaurs Story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPXRt9a76dA

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Friday Field Trip:

Dinosaur Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qem_n7Z014

READING

 WORKBOOK PAGES:

Write and Read 5X each

/a/ Word families:

an: fan, pan, can, ran, Jan

ap: tap, cap, rap, sap, lap

at: rat, sat, fat, Pat, mat

am: jam, Pam, ham, Sam, ram

 Write a sentence for each /an/

word from Monday.

 

Write a sentence for each /ap/ word from Monday.

 

Write a sentence for each /at/ word from Monday.

 

Write a

sentence for

each /am/

 word from

Monday.

 

MATH

 WORKBOOK PAGES:

Chapter 12 Book

12.5 Read a Graph

711-716

Chapter 12

Review and Test

717-718

Chapter 12

Review and Test

719-720

Addition

Worksheet

 sent as attachment

Subtraction

Worksheet

sent as

 attachment

RELIGION:

Draw a picture of one GOOD DEED that you will do today.

TRAIT OF THE WEEK:

Perseverance

Draw a picture something that is hard BUT you are going to do it anyway!

SAY the

 

“Our Father”

SAY the

 

“ Hail Mary”

You Tube: Beginner Bible Stories for Children. Choose one to watch

Activity: Draw your favorite part of the Story

*When you no longer have phonics pages:

Choose one letter of the alphabet and draw five things that begin with that letter.

Phonics: One

 Page per day

 Front and Back

Phonics: One Page per day

 Front and Back

Phonics: One Page per day

 Front and Back

Phonics: One Page per day

 Front and Back

Phonics: One Page per day

 Front and Back

 

EXTRA WORK CHART 5/11 - 5/15

Posted on May 11, 2020

EXTRA WORK CHART 5/11-5/15

 

Tap out and read:

Ten

Cat

Fan

Map

Mom

Pin

 

Write 4 sentences using the following WWW:

Three

Of

Look

You

 

Write out AND Read the following sentences:

1.Ned can run fast.

2.Ken fed the big dog.

3.The little dogs can jump.

4.I can hang from my legs.

5.What can you do?

Write 3 sentences about animal homes:

Have someone read these to you and you write down the spelling:

Pin

Cub

Hut

Pen

Cab

Hat

 

Copy the following words and draw a picture for each.

Six

Fox

Rug

Pan

Sun

Wig

Bed

 

Draw a picture of an animal home.

Sing your ABCs

Say each letter of the alphabet, the sound it makes, and a word that begins with that sound.

Ex,: A name , /a/ sound, apple

Animal Homes 5/11 - 5/18

Posted on May 11, 2020

5/11-5/15

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

WEEKLY READING STORY:

Animal Homes

Mrs. Fanjoy’s  You Tube Read A Long Video:

Animal Homes

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Friday Field Trip:

Robert Irwin Australian Zoo Tour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YBRu5JFHmw

READING

 WORKBOOK PAGES:

Family Times Page :

 

Short Vowel Sounds

 

 Pgs  53 & 54

CVC words

And

pg 54 Word Bank

PHONICS STORY:

What Can You Do?

Pgs 57 & 58

Comprehension and Drawing Conclusions

Pg 58

Phonics Review

Pgs 59 & 60

Comprehension and Drawing Conclusions

And

Complete Sentences

MATH

 WORKBOOK PAGES:

Chapter 12 Book

Intro. Ch 12

Classify and Sort Data

683-686

Chapter 12 Book

12.1 Classify & Count by Color

687-692

Chapter 12 Book

12.2 Classify & Count by Shape

693-698

Chapter 12 Book

12.3 Classify & Count by Size

699-704

Chapter 12 Book

12.4 Make a Concrete Graph

705-710

RELIGION:

LEAFLET:

*When you no longer have leaflets please think of one good deed to do today and draw a picture of what you will do.

TRAIT OF THE WEEK:

Perseverance

Draw a picture something that is hard BUT you are going to do it anyway!

Make a Card for someone you love.

SAY the

“ Hail Mary”

You Tube: Beginner Bible Stories for Children. Choose one to watch

Activity: Draw your favorite part of the Story

*When you no longer have phonics pages:

Choose one letter of the alphabet and draw five things that begin with that letter.

Phonics: One Page per day

 Front and Back

Phonics: One Page per day

 Front and Back

Phonics: One Page per day

 Front and Back

Phonics: One Page per day

 Front and Back

Phonics: One Page per day

 Front and Back

Weekly Charts 5/04-5/08

Posted on May 04, 2020
Here are our charts for the week. I hope you have fun. 
 
Weekly Lessons:
 

5/04-5/08

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

WEEKLY READING STORY:

The House That Tony Lives In

Mrs. Fanjoy’s  You Tube Read A Long Video:

The House That Tony Lives In

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Friday Field Trip:

Butterflies

https://youtu.be/pV-XeI1H8rk

READING

 WORKBOOK PAGES:

Family Times Page :

 

Short Vowel Sounds

 

 Pgs  43 & 44

CVC words

And

pg 44 Word Bank

PHONICS STORY:

What Pets Do

Pgs 47 & 48

Comprehension and Setting

Pg 38 Fill in Missing Letters

Pgs 49 & 50

Comprehension and Setting

And

Exclamations!

MATH

 WORKBOOK PAGES:

Chapter 11 Book

655 - 660

Compare Heights

 

Chapter 11 Book

661 –  666

Problem Solving

 

Chapter 11 Book

667 -  672

Compare Weights

Chapter 11 Book

673 - 678

Length, Height, and Weight

Chapter 11 Review and Test

679 - 682

 

RELIGION:

LEAFLET:

*When you no longer have leaflets please think of one good deed to do today and draw a picture of what you will do.

TRAIT OF THE WEEK:

Optimism

Draw a picture of one thing that is GOOD about staying home.

Make a Card for MOM and give it to her on Mother’s Day -  Sunday!!

SAY the

“ Hail Mary”

You Tube: Beginner Bible Stories for Children. Choose one to watch

Activity: Draw your favorite part of the Story

Phonics: One Page per day

 Front and Back

*When you no longer have phonics pages:

Choose one letter of the alphabet and draw five things that begin with that letter.

Phonics: One Page per day

 Front and Back

Phonics: One Page per day

 Front and Back

Phonics: One Page per day

 Front and Back

Phonics: One Page per day

 Front and Back

Phonics: One Page per day

 Front and Back

EXTRA WORK CHART:
 

Tap out and read:

MOM

Hat

Pin

Rug

Can

Ten

Write 4 sentences using the following WWW:

Blue

See

Little

Four

 

Write out AND Read the following sentences:

  1. Peg the dog will tug.
  2. Hal is a pet pig.
  3. Tad the frog can hop.
  4. Sam the cat can sit on my lap.

Write 3 sentences about why your mom is a  good MOM:

Have someone read these to you and you write down the spelling:

MOM

Pan

Tub

web

 

Copy the following words and draw a picture for each.

MOM

Fan

Crab

Man

pan

 

Draw a picture of your MOM looking like a QUEEN.

Sing your ABCs

Say each letter of the alphabet,, the sound it makes, and a word that begins with that sound.

Ex,: A name , /a/ sound, apple

The Night Worker

Posted on Apr 27, 2020

4/27-5/01

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

WEEKLY READING STORY:

The Night Worker

Mrs. Fanjoy’s  You Tube Read A Long Video:

The Night Worker

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READING

 WORKBOOK PAGES:

Family Times Page :

 

Letter u

 

 Pgs  33 & 34

Aa, Oo , and Uu,

And

pg 34 Word Bank

PHONICS STORY:

Gus and the Bug

Pgs 37 & 38

Comprehension and Plot

Pg 38 Tap and read

Pgs 39 & 40

Comprehension and Plot

And

Questions/Answers

MATH

 WORKBOOK PAGES:

Chapter 10 Book

627 – 632

In Front of and Behind

 

Chapter 10 Book

633 – 636

Chapter Review and Test

 

Chapter 11 Book

637 – 644

“ Plants All Around”

Measurement and Data

 

Chapter 11 Book

645 – 648d

Introduction  To Measurement

Chapter 11 Book

649-654

Compare Lengths

 

 

RELIGION:

LEAFLET:

*When you no longer have leaflets please think of one good deed to do today and draw a picture of what you will do.

 

SAY the

 “Our Father”

Make a Card for someone

SAY the

“ Hail Mary”

You Tube: Beginner Bible Stories for Children. Choose one to watch

Activity: Draw your favorite part of the Story

Phonics: One Page per day

 Front and Back

*When you no longer have phonics pages:

Choose one letter of the alphabet and draw five things that begin with that letter.

Phonics: One Page per day

 Front and Back

Phonics: One Page per day

 Front and Back

Phonics: One Page per day

 Front and Back

Phonics: One Page per day

 Front and Back

Phonics: One Page per day

 Front and Back

Old McDonald

Posted on Apr 06, 2020

OLD MCDONALD HAD A WORKSHOP

4/06-4/10

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

WEEKLY READING STORY:

Old McDonald’s Workshop

Mrs. Fanjoy’s  You Tube Read A Long Video:

Old McDonald’s Workshop

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READING WORKBOOK PAGES:

Family Times Page AND

Pgs  13&14

Aa, Ii, Oo

And

pg 14 Word bank

 Pgs 17&18

Characters in a story

Pg 18 Tap and read

PHONICS STORY:

Spin the Top

Pgs 19&20

Adjectives: Tap and read before choosing

 

Good Friday

 

MATH WORKBOOK PAGES:

Chapter 10 Book

573-578

Chapter 10 Book

579-584

Chapter 10 Book

585-590

Chapter 10 Book

591-596

Good Friday

 

RELIGION:

LEAFLET

SAY the “Our Father”

Make an Easter Card for someone

You Tube:

The Beginners Bible: The Story of Easter

 

Good Friday

 

Phonics: One Page per day

 Front and Back

Phonics: One Page per day

 Front and Back

Phonics: One Page per day

 Front and Back

Phonics: One Page per day

 Front and Back

Phonics: One Page per day

 Front and Back

Good Friday

 

April News 2020

Posted on Apr 02, 2020

APRIL NEWS

spring-morning

Dear Kindergarten Families,

 

Happy, Happy Spring!  Hopefully the weather is going to improve soon and we can all at least enjoy some time in the back yard!  

We are still uncertain as to how much longer we will all be at home.  Thank you for all the work that you are doing!  We miss the kids so much!  It feels like a very long time since we were together!  Thank you for sending us pictures to brighten our days!  

 

The following are the things that we would be covering in school:

 

Religion:   New Life in Spring, Butterflies, and Bible stories -  Lent is a time to change and grow!   Any caterpillar/butterfly stories are great! 

 

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

 

Art:   Spring!  Let’s draw some fun butterflies and spring pictures! 

 

Things to focus on:  Letter/sound recognition, word wall words, blending sounds into

words, writing sentences, brave spelling, numeral identification 0 – 31, addition facts to 10/subtraction, counting to 100

 

Please continue to “Teach your Monster to Read!”  We have received some exciting news about  some awesome progress!   Keep up the good work!

 

We miss witnessing the joy of your growing children, their growing friendships, and all the profound lessons taught to us by smart, kind, and insightful kindergarten children! 

Stay healthy!  And keep in touch! 

Week of Homes Around the World

Posted on Mar 31, 2020

WEEK OF:

3/30-4/03

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

WEEKLY READING STORY:

Homes Around the World

Mrs. Fanjoy’s  You Tube Read A Long Video:

Homes Around the World

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READING WORKBOOK PAGES:

Family Times Page

Pgs  3&4

PHONICS STORY:

Vin and the Bag

Pgs 7&8

Pgs 9&10

MATH WORKBOOK PAGES:

Chapter 9 Book

547-552

Chapter 9 Book

553-558

Chapter 9 Book

559-564

Chapter 9 Book

565-568

CHAPTER 10 book

569-572

 

RELIGION:

LEAFLET

SAY the “Our Father”

Make a Card for someone

Say the “Hail Mary”

You Tube: Beginner Bible Stories for Children. Choose one to watch

Activity: Draw your favorite part of the Story

Phonics: One Page per day

 Front and Back

Phonics: One Page per day

 Front and Back

Phonics: One Page per day

 Front and Back

Phonics: One Page per day

 Front and Back

Phonics: One Page per day

 Front and Back

Phonics: One Page per day

 Front and Back

Pajama Day 2020

Posted on Mar 23, 2020

HAPPY PAJAMA DAY

Teach Your Monster to Read

Posted on Mar 22, 2020

three-eyed-monster-thumb

TEACH YOUR MONSTER TO READ

Dear Families,

Teach your Monster to Read is an award-winning series of games which helps children to master the key first stages of reading.  It's been created by the Usborne Foundation, led by Peter Usborne (of Usborne Publishing).

It’s free to play on a PC and laptop, or you can download the Teach Your Monster to Read app from the app store on phones and tablets.

To play on the website, visit teachyourmonstertoread.com and start playing in seconds.

You are being emailed a password card so, you can log in to your child’s game using these details.

We hope this is a FUN addition to your at home classroom. Thank you so much for all you are doing at home to help your child stay on track.

Sincerely,

The Kindergarten Teachers

Keep Brushing

Posted on Mar 22, 2020

Remember to Keep Brushing those teeth  3 times a DAY!!

E Learning Days

Posted on Mar 13, 2020

 

 SJF Kindergarten

        E Learning Lessons     

Dear Families,      

We are sending home a packet of work for two weeks in the event that school may be closed for this amount of time. IF we return before then just send back incomplete work along with anything that has been done. Most of the work is self explanatory with directions on each page.

Religion: Before beginning this Stations of the Cross booklet let your child know there will be some sad pages BUT this story really does have a HAPPY ending! Discuss ONE station of the cross each day and then children may color in that page.

Reading: You are receiving Reading pages for two weeks. Week #1 is Messenger, Messenger and Week #2 is The Little Engine that Could. Please do the front and back of one page per day. Mondays are “Family Times” pages. Just circle and color the pictures that have the short /u/ sound in the middle of the word. The back has more activities you can do - IF you would like to.

Other pages: Just follow directions at the bottom of each page except for Wednesday which is the Phonics Story Day – Read and Relax!

Phonics Stories:  Week #1 – “Fun for Jud”      Week #2 – “Jan and Gus”

Phonics: Follow directions on the page.

Math: Follow directions at the bottom of the page. Please do 2 pages front and back each day. We are also sending an addition worksheet for some extra practice.

Art: Family Fun Time

Supplies Needed: Newspaper, crepe paper, flour, wallpaper paste, joint compound, and glycerin

We would like you to make a SIMPLE paper mache craft with your child. Don’t be overwhelmed. It will be fun! Just get the materials and return them the next day - Because this is just a joke!! No Art Project – we like you too much for that!

We hope your students are well behaved and please let them know each day how much we miss them!

Kindergarten Events

Posted on Mar 10, 2020

 

Upcoming Kindergarten Events

Just a heads up!! We have a few upcoming activities planned for kindergarten that you may want to attend. More information will follow at a later date, but we wanted to give you a heads up in case you need to take off work.

 

 

Soldier Field Field Trip: Tuesday, April 7th

 

Mother's Day Tea: Thursday, May7th. Children come dressed up at regular time. Moms come at 9:00 for Tea and Fashion Show. Children leave w/ moms after the Tea.

 

 

Zoo Field Trip: Friday, May 29th.

 

Be sure to mark your calendars with these very important dates.

March News 2020

Posted on Mar 02, 2020

leprechaun

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: Identifying Numbers 0-30, 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, and adding and subtracting! It makes such a big difference! THANK YOU!

Sincerely,

The Head Leprechauns

*Report cards will be coming home on March 4th !

*Parent/Teacher conferences are March 5th from 3:30-6:00

* March 16th is an institute day- NO SCHOOL!

*March 26th is an early dismissal – 1:45- faculty meeting

Clubs

Posted on Feb 19, 2020

KINDERGARTEN

ROOM 113

CLUBS

Dear Parents,

 We are going to be having some wonderful clubs for the boys and girls to join. In order to be a club member they will have to “test” in. Once they achieve a 100% on their “entrance tests” they will become a member to these VERY PRESTIGIOUS clubs and win a prize. The following are the Clubs offered:

ABC Club: Identifying ALL Upper and Lower case letters of the Alphabet by NAME.

AEIOUY Club: Recognizing the SOUNDS of ALL the Letters of the alphabet.

WORD WALL Club: Monthly Membership: Each Month with 100% accuracy.

100 Math Club: Counting to 100

0-30 Club: Recognizing Numbers 0-30

Sincerely,

Mrs. Nancy Fanjoy

Valentine's Day 2020

Posted on Feb 11, 2020

valentine_dinos

 

Valentine’s Day will be celebrated during regular school hours on Friday, February 14th.

 

Please do not write children’s names on the envelopes.  Please just sign the cards.  (If you are VERY organized and have already written out the envelopes, that’s okay – no problem!)

 

Children may bring a “wrapped” treat to share with the class. We have 23 children in our class.

 

Thank You!

Feb News 2020

Posted on Feb 04, 2020

Valentine__FEB_Sign

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

 

Social Studies: Friends around the World, President’s Day, Groundhog’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 17th ~ President’s Day ~ No School!

 

 

 

 

Thank You! The Kindergarten Queens of Hearts

 

100 Days

Posted on Jan 27, 2020

100 Days of Schoool

Dear Kindergarten Families,

The time is fast approaching for our 100th day of school!!

Friday, January 31st will be our official 100th day of kindergarten! Wow! Time sure flies…

To celebrate with style and grace, we are asking the children to dress as if they are 100 years old. Please do not buy anything new! Any fun “grandma and grandpa” type clothing and props will be perfect! We will go on a funny parade! (no high heels, please!)

Thank you! Thank you!

A HUNDRED thank yous!!

Brave Spelling

Posted on Jan 21, 2020

 

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Der Parint,

 Az yor child brings home riting, do not be serprizd at the speling. The inglish langwij is confusing for studints. We will uz “brav speling”  in r wrk.   It iz a grat asesment to se wut yor child nos.  It helps yor child lern to brak down werdz. 

 

      Az parints u can hlp yor child bi prazing awl thair riting. Let yor child red thair riting to u. Displa thair riting around ur hom. No that az yor child becomz familyer with riting, he or she wil mak the transishin to standerd speling.

                               Thank You!

 

The Kindrgrdin Techrz

January 2020

Posted on Jan 06, 2020

skating-penguin

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 20th – Martin Luther King Day

Sunday, January 26th – 10:00 Catholic Schools Week Mass and Open House.

Thanks for all you do! We are so grateful!

Play Reminder

Posted on Dec 16, 2019

Friendly Reminders:

 

Tuesday, December 17th is Polar Express Day!

Please wear pajamas to school!

 

Wednesday, December 18th is our Christmas Nativity Program!

Children should come to school at 12:45 dressed in their costumes!

Children will be dismissed following the program.

 

Thursday, December 19th, children have a regular class day, but should wear their costumes to school! 

 

Friday, December 20th we have an all school Christmas prayer service at 10:15 and 11:30 dismissal!

 

T’is the Season!

Thank You!

December news 2019

Posted on Dec 03, 2019

santa_sleigh

December News

 

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 6th     No School ~ Faculty Retreat

Wednesday, December 18th 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 19th   Christmas Play for school children.  Please wear costumes to school! ( Regular school hours)

Friday, December 20th     ~ All school mass ~ Christmas Vacation begins -11:30 !

Monday, January 6th 2020!  ~  Back to school!

 

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

      Thanks again!

       The Kindergarten “Elves”

Thanksgiving 2019

Posted on Nov 19, 2019

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FIRST WE GIVE THANKS FOR THE FOOD WE ARE GIVEN

THEN WE GIVE THANKS FOR THE HOUSES WE LIVE IN

THEN WE GIVE THANKS FOR THE SUN UP ABOVE

BUT MOSTLY WE GIVE THANKS FOR THE PEOPLE WE LOVE

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING!

November News 2019

Posted on Nov 04, 2019

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November News in Kindergarten

 

Dear Parent,

Thanks for all of the wonderful treats and prizes for our Halloween party! The teachers were exhausted and the children were happy! Sounds like a perfectly successful Halloween celebration! J

Our theme for the month of November will be Thanksgiving. We have many activities planned:

 

Reading - Review the letter name, shape and sound of the letters Mm, Tt, Aa, Ss and Pp

We will be introducing the letters Cc, Ii and Bb this month.

Review the word wall words I, am, the, little, a, to, have, and is. The new words are: we, my, like, and, he, for, and, at.

 

Math – greater than/less than/equal, begin addition/subtraction

 

Religion – Thanksgiving – “Thanking is good” Prayer, Bible Stories

 

Social Studies – Voting and “The First Thanksgiving”

 

Science – Owls/eating healthy foods

 

Important dates:

 

Wed. November 14th ~ Report cards

Mon. November 25th ~ 11:30 dismissal, Parent/Teacher Conferences

Tues. November 26th ~ 11:30 dismissal, Thanksgiving prayer service, conferences continue.

November 27th ~ 29th ~ No school

Mon. December 1st ~ Class resumes

 

*Kindergarten will be performing a Christmas program on Wednesday, December 18th ! Mark your calendars!

 

Sincerely,

 

The Kindergarten Teachers

Fun Number Poems

Posted on Oct 21, 2019

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. 2-2-2!

_____ 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

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Posted on Oct 15, 2019
 

K Halloween

Posted on Oct 15, 2019

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Kindergarten Halloween Party

The kindergarten will celebrate Halloween on Thursday, October 31st  

 

The children should wear their costumes to school. Toy weapons of any kind and/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 and having a BLAST all day!

 

          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 23rd .   (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

Halloween Song

Posted on Oct 07, 2019

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Halloween is Coming

Sung to: Skip to My Lou

 

Jack-O-lantern Clap Your Hands

Jack-O-lantern Clap Your Hands

Jack-O-lantern Clap Your Hands

Halloween Is Coming

 

Little Witch Fly, Fly, Fly

Little Witch Fly, Fly, Fly

Little Witch Fly, Fly, Fly

Halloween Is Coming

 

Big Black Cat, Run Away

Big Black Cat, Run Away

Big Black Cat, Run Away

Halloween Is Coming

 

Scary Ghost, Hide Your Eyes

Scary Ghost, Hide Your Eyes

Scary Ghost, Hide Your Eyes

Halloween Is Coming

October News 2019

Posted on Oct 02, 2019

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October News

 

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!

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 use your flash cards and  practice reading and writing these words every night.

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

Science: Nocturnal animals

Art: Halloween!! Halloween!! Halloween!!

Upcoming Special Attractions:

Monday, October 14 ~ Columbus Day, No school

Thursday, 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 their teacher!

Thanks! BOO! The Kindergarten Witches ?! Hmmmm

Friendly Reminders

Posted on Sep 19, 2019

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      FRIENDLY REMINDERS

1. Tomorrow, Friday 9/20 is the last day to order Special Lunch from Pop's.

2. Tuesday, 10/1 is Picture Day. Please return Picture Envelope before Oct. 1st if you want to purchase any pictures.

* New this Year: All children WILL have their picture taken HOWEVER, IF you wish to make a purchase, a prepayment must be made prior to pictures being taken. 

ABC KIndergarten Poem

Posted on Sep 16, 2019

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WWW 2019 2020

Posted on Sep 09, 2019

 

KINDERGARTEN WWW LIST

Word Wall words are words that appear OFTEN in our stories. MANY of them cannot be sounded out phonetically. Therefore, the children NEED to memorize them in order to be able to read our weekly stories.

September:  I, am, the, little

October:  to, a, have, is

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

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

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

February: 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

Please be sure to have ONLY one word wall word written on each index card and keep in a Ziploc bag labeled with the corresponding month. Then all monthly bags should be kept in a gallon size bag w/ your child’s name on the bag. Sooo, you should have 9 monthly bags inside one Gallon Bag. Parents – PLEASE DO the printing of each word so it will be easy for your child to read. Please send in the ENTIRE SET by Wednesday – Sep. 18th. I will check off your child’s name and return the cards to you. Once your child has mastered the words feel free to move on to the next month. The children will be tested on these several times throughout the year.                     

Thanks for your help with this!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Nancy Fanjoy

2019 September News

Posted on Sep 09, 2019

 

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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:

 

 

Back to School Night:  September 4th

 

Fisher Fest:  September 12, 13, 14, 15,     * No school Friday, September 13th !

 

Beach Party:  Friday, September  27th   (more details will follow- but don’t put away bathing suits yet!)

 

We are looking forward to a wonderful year !

 

Thank You!

                                                The Kindergarten Teachers

Welcome 2019

Posted on Sep 03, 2019

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ST. JOHN FISHER KINDERGARTEN 2019-2020

 

TEACHER: Mrs. Nancy Fanjoy

 

 

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 first hand, 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/PHONICS

- recognize letters and sounds of the alphabet

- identify beginning sounds of words

- understand story sequence

- develop a familiarity with various forms of literature

- learn sign language for the ABCs

- identify word wall words

- phonograms (word families) ex. “at” words: cat, bat, sat ….

- be introduced to reading

 

B. MATH

- recognize numerals 0-31

- recognize and create various patterns

- develop math skills through the use of manipulatives

- make comparisons using graphs

- learn “touch points” for numerals 1-9

- practice counting to 100

- Intro to addition and subtraction

 

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. THEMATIC UNITS - These units will be incorporated into the curriculum throughout the year. The following are a few that we have planned:

1. Ocean

2. Nocturnal Animals

3. Thanksgiving/Food Groups

4. Christmas

5. Penguins/Antarctica

6. Friends Around World

7. Easter, Spring, New Life

 

DAILY FOLDERS

The children are to bring in 2 two-pocket folders. 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 letters 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, and/or skills for that month. *Reading to your child is very important. So, please have someone in your family try to set aside ten minutes each night to read to them- big brothers and sisters can be a great help with this! Math sheets that reinforce skills covered in class will be sent home for homework and should be returned the following day. PLEASE make flash cards of our word wall words and practice these each night. The children will be tested on these often throughout the year.

 

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!

Sincerely,

The Kindergarten Teachers

ABC's 2019

Posted on Aug 27, 2019

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 two Kindergarten classes at St. John Fisher:   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!  You are welcome to send in a treat to share with the class if you wish!  Please remember no peanuts or peanut butter!  Also please do not send cakes or cupcakes.

 

Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences are November 25th

 

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 Word Wall Words and read together every 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 each day. The Hot Lunch Program will begin on Tuesday after Labor Day .  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

Please join us for Open House on September 4th . 

 

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 was included in your Book Day folder.

 

Times and Locations

The start of the school day is 7:50. Children should line up at the corner of the Courtyard off Washtenaw rectory driveway/ next to Mrs. Fanjoy’s Classroom windows.  Dismissal is at 2:25 at the same door!

 

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 (PLEASE!) 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!

 
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