Kindergarten – Mrs. Anthony

panthony@youngstowndiocese.org

WELCOME TO KINDERGARTEN     WEEK OF  10-23-17

Religion: Chapter 7God Creates My Senses: The children will see that their five senses are gifts from  God. As a Catholic Church we use our five senses in the sacraments as we taste the host and drink the wine, feel the water and oil used in Baptism and Confirmation, smell the candles in church, see the colors of the vestments, flowers, and cloths used through the seasons. We touch the palms of the people around us as we give the sign of peace at Mass.We use our senses to discover God’s world and we thank Him for these gifts.

MATH: In Chapter 3 : We introduce these  vocabulary words : six and seven, eight, nine, ten. We will use objects to represent and count the quantities of 6-10. They will practice writing the numerals 6 to 10  on lined paper  and create sets to represent these numerals.

READING: . We continue working on letter recognition, matching and printing upper and lower case letters, and working with the individual sounds for each letter. . Please continue doing your list of sight words for this week that we sent home on Friday of last week. The words for this week are: six, purple, at, me, that.   Remember we are introducing the color words as well. We have had the colors red, orange, green, and yellow, brown and purple. We are comparing fiction and non fiction stories to make connections (similarities and differences )  and looking at story structure—beginning, middle and end of stories. We also discuss the setting of the story. The individual little readers coming home each week should be read with you nightly for fluency ( smoothness). Keep all these little readers even after we are done so that your child can read them again and again  for practice so they will retain the sight words they contain.

PHONICS: I will continue to work with the letter Hh and Mm this week. We will form them, identify and practice making the individual sound for Hh and Mm at the beginning of words.

LANGUAGE: We will review the sight words : I , a, the, have , like, see, am, can, and an , one, if, yellow, on, three, have, this week.  We will  form letters of the alphabet and put them in ABC order.   We are talking about nouns as naming words.  We will introduce verbs as “doing ” words.   We are writing in our journals to express our opinions about a topic. We use a capital letter at the beginning of a sentence, and practice putting spaces between words and ending the sentence with a punctuation mark.                                                                                                      

SOCIAL STUDIES:  The students will be discussing the activities that Fall brings such as carving pumpkins with Dad and Grandpa on Tuesday, Oct.24th at 8:30 in the cafeteria. Please bring your own pumpkin and carving tools with you. Donuts and coffee ( milk for the children ) will be served. Holidays bring laughter and good memories are made spending time with each other.

SCIENCE:  We are discussing what animals need versus what humans need  and how they grow and change.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Please practice your address and phone number this week and next with your child.

We have 18 children in the classroom and I gave you their names in the folder from our parent meeting. When sending in birthday treats both the number of students and their names will come in handy

EACH CHILD SHOULD BRING A SNACK TO SCHOOL DAILY. YOU MIGHT WANT TO PACK 5 SNACKS IN YOUR CHILD’S BOOK BAG SO THEY WILL ALWAYS HAVE A SNACK AND YOU WILL NOT FORGET.  REFER TO THE LETTER THAT WAS IN YOUR PARENT FOLDER FROM THE MEETING.

REMEMBER THAT EVERY TUESDAY IS GYM DAY. THE CHILDREN wear their gym clothes to school.