Teacher's Name: Mrs. Marie Doyle

Grade/Subject:  Kindergarten   Room 208

Contact: mdoyle@stjohnskenmore.com 



Kindergarten had an AWESOME time celebrating Catholic Schools Week!

The week was filled with special activities and opportunities to come together as a school family!  Thank you to everyone who helped make it such a successful week.


We watched in anticipation as Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his den and

saw his shadow...6 more weeks of winter!

We had a lot of fun doing many groundhog themed activities throughout the day.


We will be celebrating our 100th day of school on Monday, February 12th.

We will be doing many 100th day activities.

We will eat the number 100 (a sausage link and bagels that look like 100) as our snack!

To help reinforce what 100 is, we will be sharing our 100th day projects.

Guidelines for completing the project were sent home at the end of January.

All projects are due in school by Friday, February 9th.


Please join us on Wednesday, February 14th in the Church at

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

Ash Wednesday and the Feast of St. Valentine.


Our February Break will begin after our normal 2:00 p.m. dismissal on

Friday, February 16th.  School resumes on Monday, February 26th.


If your child has not returned their completed January Book It Form,

please send it in so we can add them to our Book It Chart.

  Our chart is not as filled as we would expect it to be.

The February 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. 


  3rd - H.S.A. Father/Daughter Dance

 13th - UB BULLS Basketball game with SJS halftime show!

14th - SCHOOL MASS Ash Wednesday

17th-25th- February Break

26th - School resumes


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