The Wonderful World of Kindergarten! December 2017 Newsletter
English Language Arts- So far, we have learned letters Aa-Mm. For each letter, we will be learning the name and sound of the letter and the keyword to help unlock the sound of each letter (example: dog /d/, jar /j/). We are learning to write the letters in capital and lowercase print. We also discuss where we hear the sound in words—initial, medial, or final position of the word. It is just as important for students to hear the medial and final sound as it is to hear the initial sound. We will be working on sounding out three letter words and spelling them with the letters we have learned thus far. Spelling Rule: When a vowel is followed by a consonant, the vowel is typically a short vowel. We will continue to work on rhyming words, count and segment syllables, words are separated by spaces and learn when to use a period, question mark and exclamation mark. Don’t forget to practice our pre-primer word list or the primer word list which ever list your child is learning.
Our literature this month will be about Advent, Kwanzaa and Christmas.
Mathematics- We will be working on six mathematical concepts on each worksheet. They are: 1-to-1 correspondence, number identification, or comparing numbers; addition or subtraction; patterns; measurement; geometry; story problem or mathematical reasoning. We will continue to work on knowing that we have five fingers on one hand without always having to count our fingers (counting from a given number other than 1- counting on). Other skills we are working on during math meeting time are: odd & even numbers, tally marks, ten frames and finding out how many more to make 10.
Religion- The Liturgical season of Advent begins December 3rd. We will be learning about the Infancy Narratives, the Feast day of St. Nicholas, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Juan Diego and the Immaculate Conception. We have been learning what prayer is and informational facts about the Bible. Like how many main parts in the Bible? What are they? What is the first book in the Bible? What is the first story in Genesis? How many books are in the Catholic Bible? (Answer is 73)
Please pray for all who are sick, our school, our principal and pastor, the benefactors of HSCA and the reality of a new church and school. I pray your family has a blessed Christmas season!
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
REMINDERS FROM MRS. RODRIGUEZ:
1. When I send home homework, it is due the next day. We are working on responsibility.
2. Their BMPH packet in their BMPH folder is due by Tuesday. Students are encouraged to continue earning points for the next incentive! Please keep your child’s letter of the week homework in their classroom folder NOT their BMPH folder. Thank you!
3. Winter Uniform- Short sleeve polo shirts, skorts and colored socks are not part of our winter uniform. Ladies please wear a pair of shorts under your jumper, belts need to be worn if there are belt loops and boys don’t forget your tie!
4. We will be raising money for the Walk in Sister Shoes St. Katharine Drexel Fund- HSCA benefits greatly from this fundraiser! I’ve told the students they need to ask your permission before bringing their donations. The official start date is January 8, 2018.
Upcoming Events for December and beginning of January
December 1 2nd Quarter Progress Reports sent home
8 All School Mass (Kdg. – 8th grade only) for the Feast of the Immaculate
Conception at Holy Savior Church 7:45 a.m. (Holy Day of Obligation for Catholics)
December Birthday Celebration
13 Late Start- School begins at 9:00 a.m.
19 Christmas Program- 7:00 p.m. Kids need to be at the church at 6:30 p.m. in their
Sunday’s best attire. Get ready to vote for our Christmas tree!
20 NOON DISMISSAL for Christmas Break
25 Christmas Day! Jesus is the reason for the season! Happy Birthday Jesus!
January 1 Happy New Year!
2 No School-Teacher Workday
3 Classes Resume- 7:45 a.m.----- 3rd Quarter begins
I pray you and your family have a joyful and blessed Christmas!
With God’s Grace and Mercy,
Hello parents and students!
Here are a few educational websites that your kindergarten child can work on at home. Research shows that keeping your child engaged over the summer months will help him/her not to lose skills they learned the previous school year!
I hope you and your child enjoy these websites.