Mrs. Katie Eakes -- Room 207

Kindergarten

Contact: keakes@stjohnskenmore.com

January

Kindergarten Updates:

We had a great month of December in Kindergarten! We had so much fun on our Polar Express Day, Seeing Santa, Merry Moose shopping, and making all of your lovely ornaments!

We also met some new Super Kids from our reading program- Sal and Lily! We can tell you all about the sounds letters S and L make. We are also starting to blend sounds, which means we can take the sounds we know and put them together to sound out words!

In math, we are now learning about addition and subtraction stories. For example, if 3 fish are swimming and 2 more join them, how many fish are swimming in all? 

HAPPY NEW YEAR ~ 2018 

WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!

We hope everyone had a wonderful vacation!

We will be doing many winter themed crafts and activities as we immerse ourselves in this winter season.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

We will be learning about Martin Luther King Jr. and how he

tried to instill the values of PEACE and LOVE to all!

There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 15th as we observe

the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

SCHOOL MASS

Please join us on Monday, January 29th in the Church at

9:00 a.m. for our School Mass celebrating

the start of Catholic Schools Week.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK

We will celebrate Catholic Schools Week from

Monday, January 29th until Friday, February 2nd.

Please watch for the schedule of events that will be coming

home with your child.

BOOK IT FORMS

If your child has not returned their completed December (or November) Book It Form, please send it in so we can add them to our Book It Chart. 

The January Book It Forms were sent home with your child.  

It is our goal that each child is reading 15-20 minutes every day.

Once they return their form, they will receive a certificate good for a

FREE personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut. 

JANUARY:

  1st - NO SCHOOL

 2nd - School Resumes 

 8th - H.S.A. Easter Candy Fundraiser Begins 

 11th - H.S.A. Meeting 7 p.m. in the Reina Room

15th - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

20th - H.S.A. Family Mass at 4 p.m. followed by

           CANDY BAR BINGO in the gym!

28th - SJS OPEN HOUSE  1-3 p.m.

29th - School Mass to kick off CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK in the   

           Church at 9:00 a.m.

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