The Wonderful World of Kindergarten
September and October 2019 by Mrs. Rodriguez
English Language Arts (ELA)- We will be working on learning the letters of the alphabet- uppercase and lowercase letters. It’s important that they learn both types of letters, because books are not written in just one type of letter. We will be working on phonemic awareness: recognizing and creating rhyming words, counting syllables in words and listening for the beginning sound of words. When I read a story, we will discuss it, answer comprehension questions and discuss the characters and setting of the story. Please remember to read to your child as often as you can. Reading with your child is the best gift they can ever receive from you!
Beginning in October and going through March, we will participate in the Pizza Hut Book It! reading program.
Library- Kindergarten goes to the Library on Tuesday afternoons with Ms. Thomas where they have 5th grade reading buddies. I think they are enjoying having an older friend!
Mathematics- We will be learning how to correctly write the numerals 0-9, recognize numbers and say their names from 0-20, count fluently from 0 to 25, count objects with 1-to-1 correspondence, 2D shapes and daily use of Math Meeting which encompasses many math skills including patterning, addition- digits 0-9 plus 1, place value and shapes.
Math homework = Practice counting by 1’s to 100, count objects with 1-to-1 correspondence and work in their BMPH (Bernie’s Math Power Hour) packet. Remember, to have your child return their BMPH packet by Tuesday each week. The packet does not need to be finished in one night. It is meant to be done throughout the week- one page per evening. Remember to have a parent sign the packet and return the packet in your child’s folder so they will receive their points!
Religion- We will be learning the following prayers: Our Father, Glory Be, Angel of God, Grace before Meals, Grace After Meals and the Hail Mary. You will find these prayers in your Back to School packet. We will be learning about The Story of Creation and Noah and the Ark. God is so good!!!! We are also learning information about The Holy Bible. We will be discussing and discovering how God loves us so much! We are all children of God and are beautifully and wonderfully made! We will be continually learning about Mass behavior.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset- “Growth Mindset: The belief that with practice, perseverance, and effort, people have limitless potential to learn and grow. People operating in the growth mindset take on challenges with the understanding that making mistakes and failing are essential to growth.
Fixed mindset: The belief that people are born with a fixed amount of intelligence and ability. People operating in the fixed mindset are prone to avoiding challenges and failures, thereby robbing themselves of a life rich in experience and learning.” From, The Growth Mindset Playbook, by Annie Brook and Heather Hundley
Science- We will be learning about how apples grow, Johnny Appleseed and how we are like apples -God created us similar, but unique. We’ll learn how pumpkins grow and compare pumpkins and apples.
Social Science- We will be discussing a program called Youth Corp. “Youth Corp students are encouraged to live a life of influence, to be productive citizens, lifelong learners and take responsibility for their lives, family and community.” The first idea we will discuss is that we are in control of our thoughts. This ties in with our BIST program. The five life goals that we work on are listed in your Back to School packet.
REMINDERS FROM MRS. RODRIGUEZ:
Tardies- Our school day begins at 7:45 a.m. Your child may begin coming into the classroom at 7:40 a.m. if your child arrives before 7:40 a.m., they need to go to Extended Day. The clock that controls the front door is the main clock we use for tardies. Tardy Policy: We count tardies from Thursday through Wednesday. Any student from Pre K 2.5 – 8th grade that is tardy three (3) times a week will have to attend detention on Thursday morning at 7:00 a.m.
Dress Code- we are in summer dress uniform until November 1st. We are doing fairly well with the dress code! Please remember white or black socks only (high enough that they can be seen), belts need to be worn if there are belt loops and predominantly red, white or black tennis shoes. A personal request from me- please have your daughter wear a pair of shorts under their jumper.
I must know the day before if your child needs a breakfast or hot lunch. Have your child give me a note or please tell me in the clas
Please call the office if your child is not coming to school so it is an excused absence
If someone else or another parent is picking up your child, please contact the office.
If you haven’t yet, please purchase your Red & Black Event tickets (a fundraiser for the church and school) Ask for details in the office.
Don't forget to down load the Box Top 4 Education app and scan your receipt within 14 days .
Upcoming Events for September and October:
11 Late Start - School begins at 9:00 a.m.
12 3 R’s Mandatory New Parent meeting 6:00 p.m.- Mr. Stutey
3 R’s Kindergarten Readiness meeting for those who need assistance in finishing the two surveys 6 p.m. in the kindergarten classroom
3 R’s meeting- 2nd session Health Core Clinic 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
15 Catechetical Sunday at HSCC -11:00 a.m. Mass- All are invited- Students are asked to wear their school uniforms.
16 Deadline for completing Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot Surveys
18 Late Start - School begins at 9:00 a.m.
19 3 R’s meeting- 3rd session Health Core Clinic 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
20 1st Quarter Progress Reports sent home
25 Late Start - School begins at 9:00 a.m.
26 3 R’s meeting- 4th session Health Core Clinic 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
3 R’s meeting- Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Presentation- held in the Atrium
28 VIRTUS Training with Ms. Santiago 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
6th Annual Red and Black Event
UV Saturday School dates for September and October are: Sept. 14th, 21st, 28th/Oct. 5th,12th, 19th, 26th.
UV Saturday School is part of the UVS afterschool program.
3, 10, 17, 24 Sessions 1-4- Health Core at Health Core Clinic 6:00-8:00 p.m.
10 3 R’s Parent Meeting- KCCRS (Kansas College & Career Ready Standards) Math for Kdg - 2nd 6:00 p.m. - Mrs. Rodriguez
17 3 R's Meeting- Keeping Middle school Students Safe- presented by Peter Njogu and Mr. Stutey
25 End of 1st Quarter
28 Quarter 2 begins
31 NO SCHOOL- Parent Teacher Conferences
Thank you for blessing me with you and your child this school year! We are going to learn so many wonderful things!
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.