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March 2019 Newsletter

                 The Wonderful World of Kindergarten!

                                                      

Image result for math clip artEnglish Language Arts- We are almost finished learning all the letters of the alphabet!  We are working on sounding out and spelling three letter words (CVC words).  Spelling Rule: when a vowel is followed by a consonant, the vowel is typically short. We will continue to work on rhyming words, count and segment syllables, blend and segment CVC and CVCC words. We are working on copying sentences from the board to paper. We are learning that the first word must be capitalized, words are separated by spaces, learn when to use a period, question mark and exclamation mark and the sentence must make sense. We will be working towards writing our own simple sentences utilizing these four important rules. We will be reading simple text which will include CVC words and our sight words. We will be learning about fact and opinion. When the 4th quarter begins, I will add our last ten pre-primer words to our sight word deck. Don’t forget to help your child practice their sight word list! Our literature this month will primarily be about Lent, Easter, spring and science concepts.

 

Image result for math clip art  Mathematics-   We are working on: patterns, sorting, 2D flat and 3D solid shapes. counting to 100 by 1’s, and 10’s, count forward and backward, hundreds, tens and ones place value, tally marks, ten frames and finding out how many more to make 10, decompose numbers from 11-19 (10+1=11, 17=10+7) and represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, acting out situations, verbal explanations (number talks), expressions, or equations and basic addition and subtraction facts to 5. Right now, I let students use their fingers or counters for the basic math facts to 5, but they really need to have them memorized going into first grade.

 

Image result for religious clip art  Religion- We are still in the Liturgical season of Lent and we are preparing for Easter.  Easter is the most important season in the Catholic Church!  Please encourage your child to participate at Mass on Friday’s. It is part of their Religion grade. We work daily on our prayers that we are responsible for learning. We read and discuss stories from the Children’s Bible. Please pray for all who are sick, our school, the benefactors of HSCA and our new church and school building project! It’s coming along very nicely! Please keep praying as we still need money for a gymnasium!  Thank you for your donations to the Walk in Sister Shoe (WISS) campaign- HSCA benefits greatly!

 

Image result for dont forget clip art   REMINDERS FROM MRS. RODRIGUEZ

1. Short sleeve polo’s and girls skorts are not part of the winter dress code. Belts need to be worn if there are belt loops, white or dark socks only and boys remember your ties each day! Your child must be in correct uniform the whole week to be put on the Uniform Incentive list on Fridays! Spring Uniform begins April 1st.

2. Your student’s BMPH packet in their BMPH folder is due by Tuesday. Remember each packet has a parent signature line in the top right corner for you to sign. Students loose points when there is no parent signature. Students are encouraged to continue earning points for the next incentive!  Please keep your child’s homework and any other class papers in their classroom folder NOT their BMPH folder. I do not go through their BMPH folder and won’t see their homework. Thank you!

3. When I send home homework, it is due the next day. Please have your child complete the homework in pencil.  I’m trying to get them into a routine of having homework and returning it the next day, like they’ll be doing as they get older and it is part of their grade!

4. We are getting close to the end of the year and I want to remind you of Diocesan Policy #406. Students who are absent 20 or more days of school will be mandated to attend summer school.  Late/Tardy minutes will be accrued to a school day. If the student accrues 7.5 hours in tardy minutes, that will equal one day absent.

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                                                           March Upcoming Events

         1       March Birthday Celebration

         6       Ash Wednesday- Kdg -8th Mass at Holy Savior Church

8       No Mass/End of 3rd Quarter

         10     Daylight Savings Begin (turn clocks forward 1 hour- Spring forward!)

         11-15     Spring Break- NO SCHOOL

         18     Quarter 4 begins/ Classes resume- 7:45 a.m.

20    Late Start- School Begins at 9:00 a.m.

21     Parent-Teacher Conferences (6-7:30 p.m.)

22     Parent-Teacher Conferences (7:30-4:30)

Thank you to those who have returned your sheet! I am sending home your confirmation sheet. Look for it in your child's folder. Please return your sheet if you haven’t so I can confirm your conference time.

         27     Late Start- School Begins at 9:00 a.m. $2 Tag Day color is Purple

          

With God’s Grace and Mercy,

Mrs. Rodriguez      

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Image result for valentines day clipartFebruary 2019 Newsletter   Image result for valentines day clipart

The Wonderful World of Kindergarten!

 

Image result for valentine clipartEnglish Language Arts- So far, we have learned 19 out of the 26 letters.  We 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 are working on sounding out three letter words (CVC 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 and name a period, question mark and exclamation mark.  Remember to have your child practice their sight word list I gave them- practice makes them better! We are up to the 3rd quarter list of pre-primer words. Our literature will primarily be about winter, Valentine’s Day, National Dental and Black History Month.

 

Image result for valentine clipartMathematics-  During math and math meeting we are working on: number recognition, counting to 100 by 1’s, 5’s and 10’s, hundreds, tens and ones place value, tally marks, ten frames and finding out how many more to make 10, decompose numbers from 11-19 (11=10+1, 17=10+7) and represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, acting out situations, verbal explanations (number talks), expressions, or equations and basic addition and subtraction facts to 5, color and algebraic (AB, ABB, ABC) patterns and recognizing and naming 2D and 3D shapes. We are spending most of our time working on our main standard “Counting and Cardinality.” Kindergarten is the only grade with this math standard.  I feel it is the most important standard, because it is the foundation of understanding numbers. For students to have successful math experiences in the future, they need to have a strong number sense foundation.

Image result for valentine clipartReligion- March 6th is Ash Wednesday which begins the liturgical season of Lent! Lent is a time of preparation. We will be preparing for Easter. We’ve been learning about St. Katharine Drexel with the Walk in Sister Shoes fundraiser, discipleship, stewardship and being a good steward. We will be learning about St. Valentine, the Holy Family and Baptism. We read and discuss stories from the Children’s Bible. Please pray for all who are sick, our school, the benefactors of HSCA and the reality of a new church and school with our “A New Hope, A New Home, Built of Living Stones” campaign! The building project is going great! Have you driven by the site lately? It is so wonderful driving by there knowing that that is OUR school and church! Father Billinger is asking all of us to please continue our pledges so the building can continue.

Science- We will be learning about Forces: Effects of Push and Pull and Forces: Change of Speed and Direction, hibernation and National Dental Month. We discuss the weather each day! I hope your child watches the weather at home on the weekends too!

Social Science- We will be celebrating Black History Month. I will read various African American books to the students.

Image result for reminder clipartREMINDERS FROM MRS. RODRIGUEZ:

1. Short sleeve polos are not part of the winter dress code, belts need to be worn if there are belt loops, white or dark socks only and boys remember your ties each day! Your child has to be in correct uniform the whole week to be put on the Uniform Incentive list on Fridays! Dr. Shropshire has made announcements to the students that designs in their hair are not allowed. They can have one line in their hair.

2. Please remember that there is only one day a month for celebrations. This includes student’s birthdays or any special days during the month. Please do not send regular sized cupcakes-mini cupcakes only. Trust me students do not eat them. Thank you very much!

3. Your student’s BMPH packet in their BMPH folder is due by Tuesday. Remember each packet has a parent signature line in the top right corner for you to sign. Students lose points when there is no parent signature. Students are encouraged to continue earning points for the next incentive!  Please keep any  homework and any other papers in their classroom folder NOT their BMPH folder. I do not go through their BMPH folder and won’t see their homework. Thank you!

 

 Image result for reminder clipart February Upcoming Events

6        Late Start- School Begins at 9:00 a.m.

8        3rd Quarter Progress Reports Sent Home

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      Along with our February birthdays, we will be passing out Valentines so please have your child bring their Valentines on or     

before Friday, February 8th. We have 23 students. I sent home a Valentine’s Day celebration note on Monday, February 4th.

13     Late Start- School Begins at 9:00 a.m. Tag Day colors are Red and White

15        NO SCHOOL- Teacher In-Service Day

18        NO SCHOOL- President’s Day

19        Principal's Black History Month Project due

20        Late Start- School Begins at 9:00 a.m.

21        Muffin’s for Mom -HSCA Library- 7:15 a.m. Come in with your child(ren) for breakfast before you go to work!

26        Black History Month Program 7:00 p.m. (Students are to arrive at The Boys and Girls Club at 6:30 p.m. in Sunday best attire)

27        Late Start- School Begins at 9:00 a.m. Tag Day colors are Red and White

 

March Upcoming Events

 

1          Birthday Celebration

6          Late Start- School Begins at 9:00 a.m.

11-15   Spring Break- NO SCHOOL

20        Late Start- School Begins at 9:00 a.m.

22        Parent-Teacher Conferences (7:30-4:30) Sign up list will come home soon. First received will get their preferences. Remember to    mark your 1st, 2nd and 3rd time choices. This really helps me out creating my conference schedule. You will receive your child’s report card at your conference.

27        Late Start- School Begins at 9:00 a.m. Tag Day color is Purple

                       

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                            Mrs. Rodriguez    

 

 

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January 29, 2019

Dear Parents of children in the UVS program,

 

Welcome to the HSCA UVS after school program!

 

Your 2nd semester payment of $60.00 per student is due per Dr. Shropshire.  If you have not paid, please pay as soon as possible so your child(ren) can participate at the YMCA on Mondays and all other great benefits that UVS has to offer! If you have already paid, thank you very much!

 

On specific Mondays, the UVS group will travel with Ms. Matthews, Ms. Santiago or myself by bus to the North YMCA beginning on Monday, February 4, 2019.

 

Here are the dates that UVS will be going to the YMCA. These dates are all on Mondays.

 

February 4, 2019                                                    

February 11                                                                       

February 25                                        

March 25                                            

April 1         

April 8               

 

To play on the YMCA’s gym floor, students must have on tennis shoes.

 

Thank you for your support of the UVS program!

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Susan Rodriguez, Lead Teacher

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.

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Rodriguez

Mrs. Rodriguez
Lead Teacher/Kindergarten 
srodriguez
@holy-savior.org