BLESSED ARE THE MERCIFUL
MRS. MURTAUGH'S KINDERGARTEN CLASS
SPRING HAS ARRIVED! The daffodils are blooming and the birds are singing! As we celebrate EASTER we shout “ALLELUIA!” and thank God for the gift of Jesus.
CONGRATULATIONS TO KB! The children continued to spread God’s Mercy during Lent by working hard on chores and being helpers at home. They earned over $250.00 for the Missions. God bless you all for putting your faith into practice!
Kindergarten returns to school after a month filled with exciting activities. We celebrated Albert Einstein’s birthday, and our wonderful Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Puzzles, games, mazes, gross motor and problem solving activities helped our brains develop new dendrite connections during our celebration of BRAIN WEEK.
In RELIGION we drew pictures for our RCIA friend welcoming him into our Church Family. We will continue to learn about the MASS- We Pray, We Sing, We Listen, and We Celebrate Jesus in the Holy Eucharist.
Spring is the perfect time to learn about our READING UNIT– “It’s A Big, Bright, Beautiful World”. In ILA, SCIENCE, and SOCIAL STUDIES we will read many fun fiction and non-fiction stories to help us learn about pond animals, insects, plant life, weather patterns, and map skills. Using our sight words and blending our sounds will help us read and write about these fun topics.
It has been fun in MATH using non-standard units to estimate, measure, and weigh objects. It amazed us that objects were heavier or lighter than they seemed! We are now measuring time and will use our counting skills to identify coins and make amounts to 20 cents using pennies, nickels, and dimes. It will be good practice to get ready for our Class Store in May. There will be lots of fun items to “buy”!
As we move on through this glorious EASTER season watch us as we continue to bloom and grow!
WEEK OF MAY 8, 2017
RELIGION: In class we will begin Chapter 22- We Belong To The Church and Unit 3 of Family Life. The prayer this trimester is the “Hail Mary”. Please practice this prayer with your child and review “The Sign of the Cross” and “The Lord’s Prayer”.
ILA: Phonics– -ot word family Please work on the Phonics pages and return on Monday.
Sight Words– Please Review All Words- I, am, as, a, the, little, like, can, see, have, we, he, me, she, to, and, play, go, big, at, look, come, you, do, will, my, up, is, are, for, it, do, with, red, yellow, blue, green, orange, purple, black, white,brown, pink, said, on, help, want, zero, one, two, three, this, not, four, five, has, be, in, saw, did, six, seven, had, so, eight, nine, had, so, get, make, ten, eleven, twelve, him, her , by, what, when, was, made, were, from, where Please Review Daily–
Please practice the sight words every night. A good way to do this is to make FLASHCARDS. As we learn more words your child can play memory games and begin to build sentences.
MATH: I will assess Chapter 9- Time by the end of the week. In class we will begin Chapter 10- Money. If you have not already done so, please send in a baggie containing 1 Quarter, 2 Dimes, 2 Nickles, and 10 Pennies ASAP. Please mark with your child’s name. We will use this to identify coins, the value of coins, and count amounts to 20 cents. Please practice these concepts at home.
SCIENCE: In class we will continue our ILA Unit- It’s A Big, Bright, Beautiful World!. The children will read fiction and non-fiction stories about planting seeds, plants, flowers, and insects.
SOCIAL STUDIES: We will write letters and draw pictures for our Veterans, who will be traveling to Washington, D.C. to visit their Memorials.
FINE MOTOR: Please practice tying laces, snapping, buttoning, and zipping jackets.
PLEASE CONTINUE TO SEND IN ITEMS FOR THE CRADLE TO CRAYONS AND YOUTH EMERGENCY SERVICES- DUFFLE BAGS SERVICE PROJECTS. WE WILL BE HELPING TO FILL BAGS SOON.
DON’T FORGET YOUR LIBRARY BOOK THIS TUESDAY.
PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR CHILD’S SHOW AND TELL DAY EACH WEEK.
DON’T FORGET TO SEND BACK YOUR CHILD’S TOWEL FOR REST TIME EACH WEEK.
WATER BOTTLES ARE A GREAT WAY TO STAY HYDRATED. PLEASE LABEL.
AS PER PARENT HANDBOOK, MUNCHKINS OR SMALL SOFT PRETZELS ARE ONLY ALLOWED FOR BIRTHDAY TREAT.