Mrs. Jennifer Kaminska

Kindergarten

Contact: jkaminska@stjohnskenmore.com

October

Kindergarten Updates:

September has flown by! The children have been so busy meeting new friends and working so hard. We have been counting and comparing our numbers, reviewing our alphabet and learning all about our five senses. We have learned about our Guardian Angels and have begun writing in our journals. We are looking forward to learning all about Super Kids this month.

There are some very special days ahead so please be sure to check your calendar.

October 5th: Our Field trip to Kelkenberg Farm and Erie County Early Dismissal Drill. Dismiss 15 minutes earlier.

October 8th: No school due to Columbus Day.                                                                                                             

October 9th: No school due to staff development Day.                                                                                                 

October 10th: Picture Day:It is a dress up day. Our class will be going at 10:00 to have our pictures taken.              

October 12th: Race for Education Walk-A-Thon                                                                                                         

October 18th: 11:00 Dismissal                                                                                                                                      

October 19th: No school                                                                                                                                               

October 23th: School Mass at 9:00 a.m.                                                                                                                      

Thank you for sharing your child with us!

The following is a list of skills and ideas that would be helpful for you to work on regularly with your child: 

  • Read aloud to them daily and have them read to you! 

  • Identify their name (first, middle & last). 

  • Recognize the 26 letters of the alphabet (upper case & lower case). 

  • Identify the sounds that each letter makes. 

  • Print their first & last name. 

  • Identify the basic colors of the rainbow. 

  • Identify the basic two dimensional shapes (bonus for knowing three dimensional shapes). 

  • Recognize​​​​​​ numbers 1-20. 

  • Practice counting by ones and tens (end of year goal is to count by both to 100). 

  • Counting out objects to make groups of up to 20. 

  • Help them identify and create rhyming words. 

  • Practice coloring. 

  • Practice cutting & gluing. 

  • Encourage them to follow simple directions. 

  • Practice being able to handle their own personal needs such as putting on and taking off their jacket. They should be able to zipper, snap & button most of their own clothing. 

  • Help them learn to tie their own shoes. 

  • Encourage proper handwashing & personal hygiene (use of tissues). 

  • Independently open their own food & drinks for snack and lunch. 

  • Practice address & phone number (end of year goal is to know both). 

  • Model and encourage respectful behavior and good listening skills. 

Our year end goal in Kindergarten is for everyone to be reading and writing independently! 

The following list includes the 100 sight words we will be introducing: 

              a          did            hot            not            ten 

              all         down           I             of             that 

              am        drink           if             off            the 

              an         fast           in             on             three 

              and        find           into           one            to 

              are        for            is             pick            too 

              ask        full            it             play           two 

              at         fun            its            pull            up 

              away      get           jump           put            upon 

              be          go           just           ran             us 

              best       good          let            red            was 

              big         got           let's          run            we 

              black       had          like           said            well 

              blue        has          little          see            went 

              brown      have         look           seven          where 

              but         he           make          she            with 

              can         help         me             sit             will 

              come       here         must           six            yellow 

              cut         him          my            stop            yes 

              do          his           no            tell             you