Teacher's Name: Mrs. Marie Doyle
Grade/Subject: Kindergarten Room 208
On Wednesday, May 2nd we will celebrate our Kindergarten Mass in the Chapel.
The children have been practicing very hard for this Mass and look forward to
celebrating with our Kindergarten Families!
This will be a Dress Up Day for Kindergarten.
You may sign your child out in their classroom following the Mass
if you would like to take them home with you.
After school care is still available if needed on Wednesday.
SPECIAL $1 DRESS DOWN DAYS
Even though Kindergarten does not wear uniforms they will need to
use a planner in first grade. The cost of the planner is $5.
These dress down days (the 5 Tuesdays in May) serve as a way to pay for the planner $1 at a time. The upper grade students like to split the cost of the planner so that they can dress down. If you would prefer to pay for the planner all at once, please send in $5.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
Kindergarten will attend the Scholastic Book Fair during their scheduled Library Period
on Monday, May 7th at 12:30 pm.
There are many books to choose from at this cash and carry event.
Please remember to include a little extra to cover the cost of sales tax.
There will be an evening shopping event on Wednesday, May 9th from 6-9 pm.
Please enter through the front flagpole doors on Belmont Avenue.
MOTHER'S DAY PLANT SALE
The Kindergarten Students will have an opportunity to shop at the Mother's Day Plant Sale on Wednesday, May 9th at 9:15 am.
There will be a variety of small plants and herbs available.
If you would like your child to purchase plants, please send money in an envelope clearly labeled with their Name, Plant Sale, K #208 and a list of who they are buying plants for.
Please send in a small shoe box or handled gift bag to make it easy for them to carefully transport their plants.
ASCENSION THURSDAY MASS
Please join us for Mass at 9:00 am in the Church on Thursday, May 10th as we we celebrate Ascension Thursday with our school and parish. This is a Holy Day of Obligation.
There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, May 11th due to a Staff Development Day.
Our May Crowning of Mary will take place in the Church at 9:00 am on
Monday, May 14th.
Our 3rd graders, dressed in their First Communion outfits will do the honors.
On Thursday, May 24th following their lunch period at 11:50, the Kindergarten students will attend Kidz Biz in the gym.
Kidz Biz is an opportunity for our older students to create and run a business. They may be selling refreshments, hosting an activity or whatever ingenious idea they have come up with.
The cost for items runs from .50 to $5.00.
Everyone will be attending this event so if you would like to send in money for your child to shop please put it in an envelope with your child's NAME, Kindergarten #208 and Kidz Biz clearly labeled on it so we can keep track of it for them.
Please consider supporting our young St. John's entrepreneurs!
NO SCHOOL-MEMORIAL DAY RECESS
There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, May 25th or Monday, May 28th
in recognition of the Memorial Day Holiday.
ROCK AROUND THE BLOCK
Join us on Thursday, May 24th from 6-9 pm for our first ever Rock Around the Block
Outdoor Concert and Food Truck event!
What a great way to kick off the Memorial Day Long Weekend and enjoy
music, food and fun with our St. John's families!
BOOK IT FORMS
If your child has any completed Book It Forms that were not turned in,
please send it in so that we can add them to our Book It Chart and give them their
FREE Pizza Hut personal pan pizza certificate.
It is our goal that each child is reading 15-20 minutes every day.
Please continue encouraging them to read!
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
We would like to wish all our Mother's, Grandmother's and Aunts
a very Happy Mother's Day!
2nd - KINDERGARTEN MASS 12:30 pm in the Chapel
7th - Scholastic Book Fair in the Library (Kindergarten 12:30)
9th - Mother's Day Plant Sale (Kindergarten 9:15 am)
Book Fair Evening Hours: 6-9 pm
10th - Ascension Thursday Mass 9 am in the Church
11th - NO SCHOOL (Staff Development Day)
13th - Mother's Day
14th - May Crowning 9 am in the Church
24th - Kidz Biz in the gym (Kindergarten 11:50 am)
Rock Around the Block Outdoor Concert and Food Trucks 6-9 pm
25th - 28th- NO SCHOOL: Memorial Day Weekend
29th- 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