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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 39th“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 38 years

Mother of 3 and Grandmother of 6 (ages 1yr – 8yrs.) 

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!

Weekly News 1/17-1/21

Posted on Jan 14, 2022

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RELIGION: I Am Special, I Am Special to My Family and Friends, and Bible Stories

PHONICS: review vowel Uu, build CVC words,  and uppercase letters N-Z

READING:

Sight words: Review: a, the, see, I, my, by, to, am, at, go, man, no, is, can, and, you, an, it, is, ran, he, she, did, in, put, sits,  me, with, big, good, his, very, got, on, here, of,  had, be, do,  ten

New words for the week: but,  up, look,  want

Please remember to make flashcards of each sight word by month and practice daily!

Essential Question: What does it mean to try hard?         

Read Aloud BooksJabari Jumps and All By Myself

Phonological Awareness- blend phonemes into words, isolate medial sounds, and produce rhymes

Reading and Vocabulary- characters, setting, events, predictions using picture/text clues, return sweep(Being able to read left to right on each line)

Big Idea Words- practice, proud, success

Power Words-important, scared, surprise

Grammar- pronouns

 

Math Chapter 7: Represent, Count, and Write 11 to 19

             

Science/Social Studies: Let's Find Out Scholastic Magazine

Weekly News January 10 -14 2022

Posted on Jan 11, 2022

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January 10th- January 14th

Posted on Jan 10, 2022

 

RELIGION: I Am Special, I Am Special to My Family and Friends, and Bible Stories

PHONICS: review Ll Jj, build CVC words, uppercase letters

READING:

Sight words: Review: a, the, see, I, my, by, to, am, at, go, man, no, is, can, and, you, an, it, is, ran, he, she, did, in, put, sits,  me, with, big, good, his, very, got, on, here, of

New words for the week: had, be, do, ten

Please remember to practice sight words daily. 

Essential Question: How can I be my healthiest me?         

Read Aloud BooksTake. Care of Yourself Getting Rest and Bed

Phonological Awareness- identify/isolate initial sounds, blend phonemes into words and produce rhymes

Reading and Vocabulary- characters, setting, events, topic, central idea, and key details, asking/answering questions

Big Idea Words- energy, exercise, healthy

Power Words-peaceful, relax, rest

Grammar- sentences and periods

 

Math Chapter 7: Represent, Count, and Write 11 to 19

             

Science/Social Studies: Let's Find Out Scholastic Magazine

" Happy New Year"

Dates to Remember

Posted on Dec 10, 2021

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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

 

Tuesday Dec 14th - Santa’s Busy Bakery Cookies and Milk order due

Wednesday Dec 15th - Children wear Pajamas for our Polar Express Day.

Thursday Dec 16th - Children arrive at 1:OO “DRESSED IN THEIR COSTUMES.” Please arrive at their regular doors. The pageant will begin at 1:15.

After the program children will process out of church and meet you outside at their regular dismissal doors.

Friday, Dec 17th - Children come to school dressed in their costumes (we will be performing the pageant for the school today. Regular school hours.

Monday, Dec 20th - Ugly Sweater Day OR anything “ Christmassy “ can be worn with a school uniform.

Tuesday, Dec 21st½ Day - 11:30 Dismissal! Also, Pajama Day w/ Milk and Cookies from Santa’s Bakery OR bring your own if NOT ordered.

Thursday, Jan. 6th - Return to School

 

The Kindergarten Teachers Wish You a Very Merry Christmas!

 

Weekly News 11/8-11/12

Posted on Nov 05, 2021

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RELIGION: I Am Special, I Am Special to My Family and Friends, and Bible Stories

PHONICS: letter and letter sounds v and w and inflection-s

READING:

Sight words: Review: a, the, see, I, my, by, to, am, at, go, man, no, is, can, and, you, an, it, is, ran, he, she

New words for the week: did, in, put

Please remember to make flashcards of each sight word by month and practice daily!

Essential Question: What makes a community?         

Read Aloud BooksA Bucket of Blessings and Bo and Peter

Phonological Awareness- identify/isolate final sounds and produce rhymes

Reading and Vocabulary- characters, setting, theme, and events, retelling a story

Big Idea Words- community, location, neighbor

Power Words-hope, wonderful, worried

Grammar- adjectives for shapes/numbers

 

Math Chapter 5: Addition

             

Science/Social Studies: Let's Find Out Scholastic Magazine

Weekly News 11/1 - 11/5

Posted on Oct 29, 2021

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I hope everyone had a great weekend and a fun Halloween!!

 

RELIGION: I Am Special, I Am Special to My Family and Friends, and Bible Stories

PHONICS: letter and letter sounds r, f, h, l, k

READING:

Sight words: Review: a, the, see, I, my, by, to, am, at, go, man, no, is, can, and, you, an, it, is

New words for the week: ran, he, she

Please remember to practice WWW flashcard daily!

Essential Question: What makes a community?         

Read Aloud BooksQuinito's Neighborhood and The Alphabet from the sky

Phonological Awareness- beginning sounds and alliterations

Reading and Vocabulary- characters, setting, topic, central idea, and predictions

Big Idea Words- community, location, neighbor

Power Words-busy, help, neighborhood

Grammar- capitalization

 

Math Chapter 4: Represent and Compare Numbers to 10

             

Science/Social Studies: Let's Find Out Scholastic Magazine

Weekly News 10/25-10/29

Posted on Oct 24, 2021

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October 25th-October 29th

 

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

RELIGION: I Am Special, I Am Special to My Family and Friends, Creation, Noah's Ark, and Bible Stories

PHONICS: letter and letter sounds j and p, and long/short vowel i

READING:

Sight words: Review: a, the, see, I, my, by, to, am, at, go, man, no, is, can, and, you

New words for the week: an, it, is

Please remember to practice WWW flashcards every night.

Essential Question: What makes a community?         

Read Aloud BooksPlaces in my Community and Map My Neighborhood

Phonological Awareness- identify/produce rhymes and identify medial sounds

Reading and Vocabulary- topic, central idea, and key details, concepts of a word

Big Idea Words- community, location, neighbor

Power Words-earn, safe, together

Grammar- nouns for places/things

 

Math Chapter 4: Represent and Compare Numbers to 10

             

Science/Social Studies: Let's Find Out Scholastic Magazine and October stem- Tuesday we will make Halloween slime with the 6th Grade!!

Weekly News 10/18 10/22

Posted on Oct 15, 2021

 

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October 18th-October 22nd

Posted on Oct 15, 2021

 

RELIGION: I Am Special, I Am Special to My Family and Friends, Creation, Five Senses, and Bible Stories

PHONICS: letter and letter sounds c, p, e, and r

READING:

Sight words: Review: a, the, see, I, my, by, to, am, at, go, man, no, is

New words for the week: can, and, you

Please remember to practice WWW flashcards daily!

Essential Question: What makes each of us special?         

Read Aloud BooksTiny Rabbit's BIG WISH and My Friends

Phonological Awareness- blending syllables and initial/final sounds

Reading and Vocabulary- characters/setting, topic and theme, synonyms/antonyms, and concepts of a sentence

Big Idea Words- celebrate, different, special

Power Words-enormous, height, wish

Grammar- color/size adjectives

 

MathWe will finish Chapter 3: Represent, Count and Write Numbers 6 to 9 and begin Chapter 4: Represent and Compare Numbers to 10

             

Science/Social Studies: Let's Find Out Scholastic Magazine : Firefighters

Weekly News 10/11 - 10/15

Posted on Oct 07, 2021

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RELIGION: I Am Special, I Am Special to My Family and Friends, Creation,  and Bible Stories

PHONICS: letter and letter sounds d, s, and n

READING:

Sight words: Review: a, the, see, I, my, by, to, am, at, go

New words for the week: man, no, is

Please remember to practice those Word Wall Word Flash cards EVERY night.

Essential Question: What makes each of us special?         

Read Aloud BooksNaked Mole Rat Gets Dressed and Pete the Cat Too Cool For School

Phonological Awareness- identify rhymes and initial sounds

Reading and Vocabulary- characters/setting and problem/solution, synonyms/antonyms, and concepts of a sentence

Big Idea Words- celebrate, different, special

Power Words-exception, serious, wise

Grammar- adjectives

 

MathChapter 3: Represent, Count and Write Numbers 6 to 9

             

Science/Social Studies: Let's Find Out Scholastic Magazine

 

Week of Oct 4th to Oct 8th

Posted on Oct 04, 2021

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RELIGION: I Am Special, I Am Special to My Family and Friends, Creation, Noah's Ark, and Bible Stories

PHONICS: letter and letter sound g and vowel a

READING:

Sight words: Review: a, the, see, I, my, by, to

New words for the week: am, at, go

Please remember to make flashcards of each sight word by month and practice daily!

Essential Question: What makes each of us special?         

Read Aloud Books- I Like Myself! and ABC I Like Me!

Phonological Awareness- identify syllables and identify middle sounds

Reading and Vocabulary- characters/setting and problem/solution, synonyms/antonyms

Big Idea Words- celebrate, different, special

Power Words-bother, change, same

Grammar- past tense verbs

 

Math: Chapter 3: Represent, Count and Write Numbers 6 to 9

             

Science/Social Studies: Let's Find Out Scholastic Magazine

 

Weekly News sep 27 oct1

Posted on Sep 27, 2021

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Sep 27- Oct 1

RELIGION: I Am Special, I Am Special to My Family and Friends, Creation, Noah's Ark, and Bible Stories

PHONICS: letter sounds b, t, c, and vowel o

READING:

Sight words: Review: a, the, see, I

New words for the week: to, my, by

Please remember to make flashcards of each sight word by month and practice daily!

Essential Question: What makes each of us special?         

Read Aloud BooksI am Rene the Boy and Being Different Rocks

Phonological Awareness- identify syllables and identify final sounds

Reading and Vocabulary- characters/setting and problem/solution

Big Idea Words- celebrate, different, special

Power Words-participate, pronounce, research

Grammar- past tense verbs

 

MathChapter 2: Compare Numbers to 5

             

Science/Social Studies: Let's Find Out Scholastic Magazine

Weekly blog 9/20 9/24

Posted on Sep 19, 2021

RELIGION: I Am Special, I Am Special to My Family and Friends, Creation, Noah's Ark, and Bible Stories

PHONICS: letter sounds m and s and vowels i and u

READING:

Sight words: Review: a, the, see

New word for the week: I

Please remember to make flashcards of each sight word by month and practice daily!

Essential Question: What will I discover in Kindergarten?          

Read Aloud BooksSchools Around the World and Annie, Bea, and Chi Chi Dolores

Phonological Awareness- identify syllables and identify beginning sounds

Reading and Vocabulary- characters/setting, central idea, book parts

Big Idea Words- discover, dream, partners

Power Words-city, country, map

Grammar- verbs

 

MathChapter 2: Compare Numbers to 5

             

Science/Social Studies: Let's Find Out Scholastic Magazine

 

Back to School Slides 113

Posted on Sep 14, 2021

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Weekly News

Posted on Sep 14, 2021

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Weekly News: 9/13 - 9/17

RELIGION: I Am Special, I Am Special to My Family and Friends, Creation, and Bible Stories

PHONICS: letter sounds t, b, f, m, n and letter recognition Qq-Zz

READING:

Sight words: Review: a, the 

New word for the week: see

Please remember to make flashcards of each sight word by month and practice daily!

Essential Question: What will I discover in Kindergarten?          

Read Aloud BooksKindergarten Kids and School Bus

Phonological Awareness- identify syllables and identify rhymes

Reading and Vocabulary- characters/setting, and events, rhyme and rhythm, book parts

Big Idea Words- discover, dream, partners

Power Words-clue, mistake, puzzled

Grammar- present tense verbs

 

Mathrepresent, count, compare, and write numbers to 10

             

Science/Social Studies: Let's Find Out Scholastic Magazine and the Ocean

Weekly News

Posted on Sep 07, 2021
 
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WEEKLY NEWS 9/06-9/10

RELIGION: I Am Special and Creation

PHONICS: Introduction to Fundations and letter recognition Gg-Pp

READING:

Sight words: a

Please remember to make flashcards of each sight word by month and practice daily!

Essential Question: What will I discover in Kindergarten?          

Read Aloud BooksA Squiggly Story and One Happy Classroom

Phonological Awareness- identify words in a sentence and identify rhymes

Reading and Vocabulary- characters/setting, beginning, middle, end, and book orientation

Big Idea Words- discover, dream, partners

Power Words-idea, offer, stuck

Grammar- nouns

 

Mathcounting numbers 0-5

             

Science/Social Studies: Let's Find Out Scholastic Magazine and the Ocean

Blog 8/30

Posted on Aug 30, 2021

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Here are a few things we have planned for the week of 8/30- 9/3

RELIGION: I Am Special and Creation

PHONICS: Introduction to Foundations and letter recognition Aa-Ff

READING:

Sight words: the

Essential Question: What will I discover in Kindergarten?          

Read Aloud Books- Keisha Ann Can! and School Day!

Phonological Awareness- identify words in a sentence and identify rhymes

Reading and Vocabulary- characters/setting, matching pictures to text, and book orientation

Big Idea Words- discover, dream, partners

Power Words-plan, polite, share

Grammar- nouns

 

Math: counting numbers 1-5

Science/Social Studies: school feelings

 Specials Schedule

Monday: Library 

Tuesday: Extra Special 

Wednesday: Gym 

Thursday:  Art

Friday:  Computer

 

Welcome 2021 2022

Posted on Aug 30, 2021

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ST. JOHN FISHER KINDERGARTEN 2021-2022

 

TEACHERS:  Mrs. Nancy Fanjoy

     Mrs. Mary Donna Caffrey

     Mrs. Erin Rech

 

Dear Kindergarten Families,

 

Welcome to St. John Fisher Kindergarten! We are so thrilled to be starting the school year with your children and wanted to update you on some important information as we prepare to begin.

Arrival and Dismissal

Kindergarten Doors: ALL kindergarteners should arrive and dismiss at the glass church foyer doors. These are located off of Washtenaw and down the driveway by the rectory garage doors.Teacher’s names are on the doors.

Kindergarten Hours : Last Names beginning with A-L have an arrival time of 7:45. Last Names beginning with M-Z have an arrival time of 7:50. All students dismiss at 2:55.

 

 SNACK: 

Please send a lunch AND a snack every day. PLEASE send your child's snack and drink in a separate paper bag labeled SNACK. ALSO, just water bottles OR CLEAR juice for snacktime½ days  ONLY a snack and drink are needed…… This is what you need for FIRST DAY (8/25/2021).

 

CURRICULUM

       

The kindergarten 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( Into Reading) / PHONICS  Fundations)

-          recognize letters and sounds of the alphabet * ONE specific picture word will be taught for each letter sound.

-          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 (Go Math)

-          recognize numerals 0-31

-          recognize and create various patterns

-  develop number sense by working with ten frames

-          develop math skills through the use of manipulatives

-          make comparisons using graphs

-          practice counting to 100

-          Intro to addition and subtraction

 

  C.      RELIGION ( I Am Special, Stories of God’s Love, Bible Stories)

-          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.      Science/Social Studies ( Scholastic: Let’s Find Out Kindergarten Magazine)

 

  • Arises children’s curiosity and engages them in science and social studies

 

 

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/sounds, word wall words, and/or Math skills for that month.

 READING : *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! The children will be bringing home small black and white printed paper booklets (usually twice a week). The booklets have been covered in class BUT the children NEED to read these aloud at home. Please sign the front title page, after your child has read to you, and return these books the following day. Your child’s name will be checked off and then the booklet will be sent home for you to keep. ALSO, PLEASE make flash cards of our word wall words and practice these each night …. A WWW list will be sent home with your child and will have instructions on how to make these. The words are grouped according to the months they will be introduced

MATH : Math sheets that reinforce skills covered in class will be sent home FREQUENTLY for homework and should be returned the following day. These homework pages reinforce the skills that were covered in class that day.

 

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! Please feel free to reach out to any of us at any time. Our email addresses are listed below or you can leave a message for us at the school office (773) 445-4737. 

 

Sincerely,

 

The Kindergarten Teachers

Mrs. Fanjoy:  nfanjoy@sjfschool.us

Mrs. Caffrey:  mcaffrey@sjfschool.us

Mrs. Rech:  erech@sjfschool.us

WWW

Posted on Aug 18, 2021

2021 - 2022 Word Wall Words for our HMH Reading Series 

“Underlined” words are also part of our Fundations Phonics Program

September

October

November

December

January

February

March

April

May

the 

to

an

big

but

get

off

same

came

a

by

it

good

up

hot

will

take

gave

see

my

has

his

look

where

down

know

about

I

am

ran

very

want

if

so

out

just

 

at

he

got

him

stop

back

home

pick

 

go

she

on

us

come

let

like

because

 

man

did

here

her

red

were

many

play

 

no

in

of

yes

that

what

right

ate

 

is

put

not

help

our

then

keep

them

 

can

sits

lot

too

cut

this

made

again

 

and

me

are

six

must

could

why

how

 

you

with

was

have

said

now

would

 
 

one

as

had

some

when

tell

make

 
 

they

or

be

   

well

time

 
 

we

for

do

   

your

all

 
   

from

ten

   

who

into

 

 

Please make flash cards for the above words. First label 9 zip lock bags September - May. Write one word on each index card and store these WWW cards  in the correct monthly bag. Put ALL 9 bags in a Gallon zip lock bag that has your child’s name on it. Send this to school by Friday, Sep 3rd. After your child’s name is checked off for having these completed they will be returned to you for NIGHTLY REVIEW. We REALLY can not stress to you how important it is to practice these words every night. If you fall behind on this it is extremely hard to catch up,

WE are asking Parents to write these cards out so they will be easier for the children to read. Please use ALL lowercase letters when doing this.Once your child has mastered one month they may move on to the next.

 
 

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