April 24th – 28th

                                   

A Note from Mrs. Hart

Dear Parents and Grandparents,

I hope you enjoyed Easter Break with your little one. Our students are doing very well with following classroom procedures and rules. They’re growing in more ways than one. It won’t be long and they’ll be on their way to kindergarten.

Please remember that on Wednesday we have Mass and students are expected to come ready. Shirts tucked in, ties on, and wearing proper uniforms.

This week we’ll be learning about farms and farm animals. On Friday, your child is welcome to bring a farm related item for Show & Share.

Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.

This Week in Class

Math

-Identify numbers 11-20

-Sort farm animals into colors and by type of farm animals

-Review patterns and what comes next

 

English Language Arts

-Act out the poems or short stories (Little Red Hen, Farmer in the Dell, B-I-N-G-O)

-Begin using appropriate voice volume, sentence structure, and vocabulary

-Recall some details in stories read aloud

-Be able to state what farm animals could be used for (pets, food, milk, etc.)

 

Fine and Gross Motor Activities

-Use stamps to create a farm with animals that would live on a farm

-Use PVC pipe and fittings to build an irrigation system for crops

-Use bolts, washers, and nuts to fix a pretend tractor

-Dress up in bib overalls and dresses (use little fingers to manipulate buttons)

 

Songs/Poems

B-I-N-G-O

Farmer in the Dell

There was a Little Turtle

 

Reading

Big Red Barn

The Cow That Went Oink

When the Rooster Crowed

Big White and Little Red Hen

Tommy’s Just Right Pet

 

Religion

-God Made Animals

 

Upcoming Dates & Reminders

April 27th – PTO Meeting in Neglia Hall

May 2nd – Midlands Gives

April 10th-12th

A Note from Mrs. Hart

Dear Parents and Grandparents,

This week we’ll be preparing for Easter. The students are learning about the Stations of the Cross and Holy Week.

Just a reminder we’ll be having our Easter Egg Hunt on Tuesday. Please send in your prefilled eggs on Tuesday if you haven’t already! Thank you for assisting us in having a great hunt!

No need to bring an Easter basket, we’re going to decorate Easter bags for our egg collection.

Please feel free to contact me with question or concerns!

This Week in Class

Math

-Count Easter eggs 1-20

-Students will sort and graph jelly beans

-Identify the positions first through tenth using concrete objects

English Language Arts

-Begin to ask questions about causes of events students observe or hear about in books

Community Project

-Students will be making Easter placements. These special placements will be used for Easter dinner for the less fortunate

Reading

The Easter Story

The Very First Easter

The Jelly Bean Tree

Religion

-Stations of the Cross

-Holy Week

Upcoming Dates & Reminders

Apr. 10th – Rice Bowls Due Back

Apr. 11th – Return signed report cards

Apr. 13th – Holy Thursday (No School)

Apr. 14th – Good Friday (No School)

Apr. 13th – 23rd – Easter Break Begins

May 2, please go to MidlandsGives.org/stpeterscatholicschool. Thank you for your donation to the school.

April 3rd – 7th

 

A Note from Mrs. Hart

Dear Parents and Grandparents,

Hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weekend! We’ll be completing unfished lessons and assignments from last week. We were unable to complete a few lessons due to assessments for the 3rd quarter.

We’ll be having an Easter Egg Hunt next Tuesday. I would like to ask every student to supply twelve prefilled eggs. Please be aware that we have students in our class with peanut allergies. You’re welcome to send the prefilled eggs to school anytime this week or by Tuesday. Thank you for assisting us in having a great hunt!

Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.

 

This Week in Class

Math

-Sort insects into colors and by type of insect

-Order flowers from smallest to largest

-Use spring pattern block mats in order to build problem solving skills

-Count flowers and record number of flowers

 

English Language Arts

-Participate in choral speaking of poems, songs, and stories with repeated patterns

-Seeks information by looking at texts, signs, and photographs in the classroom

 

Fine and Gross Motor Activities

-Use play dough, spring time cookie cutters, and beads to create beautiful works of art

-Use strainers and artificial flowers to make bouquets for our friends

-Crack open pretend eggs and place small magnetic letters in appropriate location, students must then put letter back in to eggs and close them

 

Reading

The Littlest Owl

Owl Moon

From See to Plant

Mouses First Spring

Kite Day

 

Religion

-God Made Birds

-Stations of the Cross

 

Upcoming Dates & Reminders

Apr. 10th – Rice Bowls Due Back

Apr. 11th – Reports Card Due

Apr. 13th – Easter Break Begins

March 27th – 31st

A Note from Mrs. Hart

Dear Parents and Grandparents,

Spring in here!  Although it’s spring please be sure to send a lightweight jacket or sweater with your child daily. Also, please send a water bottle with your child, we still have a few students that come without one. Unfortunately, we do not have a water fountain in our classroom.

The next couple of weeks we’ll be learning about spring. Be sure to ask your little one what they have learned about in class.

Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.

This Week in Class

Math

-Counting carrot leaves

-Order flowers from smallest to largest

-Use spring pattern block mats in order to build problem solving skills

 

English Language Arts

-Begin to recognize similarities in sounds at the beginnings and endings of words

-Participate in choral speaking of poems, songs, and stories with repeated patterns

-Seek information by looking at texts, signs, and photographs in the classroom

 

Fine and Gross Motor Activities

-Use play dough, spring time cookie cutters, and beads to create beautiful works of art

-Use strainers and artificial flowers to make bouquets for our friends

-Glue carrot leaves on top of paper carrots

-Crack open pretend eggs and place small magnetic letters on matching letter, students must then put letter back in to eggs and close them

 

Reading

Seeds

The Surprise Garden

Planting A Rainbow

When Spring Comes

The Littlest Owl

Owl Moon

 

Religion

-Lent:  Fourth Monday of Lent – Fourth Friday of Lent

-God Made Birds

 

Upcoming Dates & Reminders

Apr. 4th – Reports Cards Issued

Apr. 10th – Rice Bowls Due Back

Apr. 13th – Easter Break Begins

 

March 13th – March 17th

A Note From Mrs. Hart

Dear Parents and Grandparents,

It’s another wonderful week in K4!  This week we’ll be completing an author study about Dr. Seuss. Unfortunately, we missed his birthday on March 2nd.

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, I wonder if a “Magical” Leprechaun will visit our room on Friday. Maybe he’ll bring some magic and spread it around our classroom.

Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.

This Week In Class

Math

-Classify objects in their environment by color

-Count Dr. Seuss items 1-10

-Order shamrocks from shortest to longest

-Compare the lengths of objects

-Identify two-dimensional shapes: circle, square, triangle, and rectangle

 

English Language Arts

-Begin to distinguish between real and make believe in stories read aloud

-Recall some details in stories read aloud

-Recognize rhyming words with adult modeling

-Participate in choral speaking of poems, songs and stories with repeated patterns

 

Fine and Gross Motor Activities

-Use small fishing poles to catch pretend fish

-Sort little fish using tongs

 

Reading

The Cat in The Hat

One Fish, Two Fish, Three, Four, Five Fish

Are You My Mother

The Lorax

The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day

Ten Lucky Leprechauns

How to Catch a Leprechaun

 

Religion

-Discuss the meaning of Lent

-Discuss why we make sacrifices or changes during Lent

 

Upcoming Dates & Reminders

Mar. 12th – Daylight Savings Time

Mar. 17th – St. Patrick’s Day

Mar. 18th – St. Patrick’s Parade

Mar. 20th – 2:00 Dismissal ASP Available

March 6th – March 10th

A Note from Mrs. Hart

Dear Parents and Grandparents,

I hope everyone is refreshed and had a great four-day weekend. Please ensure your child is washing their hands! There have been a lot of children out sick the past few weeks. We’ve been discussing the importance of keeping our hands and fingers away from places they don’t belong.

This week we’ll continue learning about modes of transportation. Ask your children questions about transportation when you have a moment. They’ll be learning about what travels in the air, by land, and sea.

On Friday please send have your child bring a small transportation item for show and share. Children must leave their item in their back pack until its show and share time.

Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.

This Week in Class

Math

-Load trucks with 1-10 rocks

-Match car/truck number to number of stars in parking spaces

-Count the number of vehicles and write the amount in the space provided

 

English Language Arts

-Beginning and ending sounds of modes of transportation

-Begin to distinguish between real and make believe in stories read aloud

-Use magnetic letters to spell words (car, truck, plane, bike, keys, train)

 

Fine and Gross Motor Activities

-Use cookie cutters, playdough, and beads to make different kinds of transportation

-Use tweezers to load rocks into dump trucks

-Use small dump trucks, tractors, dirt, and rocks to create small roads and mountains

 

Reading

You Can Go

Cool Cars

I Stink

Super Submarines

 

Religion

Lent – During Lent, we follow Jesus and show our love for God in our deeds

Upcoming Dates & Reminders

Mar. 12th – Daylight Savings Time

Mar. 17th – St. Patrick’s Day

Mar. 18th – St. Patrick’s Parade

 

February 27th – March 1st

  

A Note from Mrs. Hart

Dear Parents and Grandparents,

I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weekend. Just a reminder this week is a short week. Thursday and Friday there will be no school because of the Diocesan Conference that teachers and staff will be attending.
This week and next week we’ll be learning about modes of transportation.
Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.

This Week in Class

Math
-Load trucks with 1-10 rocks
-Match car/truck number to number of stars in parking spaces
-Count the number of vehicles and write the amount in the space provided

English Language Arts
-Beginning and ending sounds of modes of transportation
-Begin to distinguish between real and make believe in stories read aloud
-Use magnetic letters to spell words (car, truck, plane, bike, keys, train)

Fine and Gross Motor Activities
-Use cookie cutters, playdough, and beads to make different kinds of transportation
-Use tweezers to load rocks into dump trucks

Reading
You Can Go
Traffic
Busy Boats
My Day with Jesus

Religion
Lent – During Lent, we follow Jesus and show our love for God in our deeds

Upcoming Dates & Reminders

Mar. 1st: Ash Wednesday

Mar. 2nd: No School (Diocesan Conference)

Mar. 3rd: No School (Diocesan Conference)

February 20th – 25th

A Note from Mrs. Hart

Dear Parents and Grandparents,

I hope you enjoyed the extended weekend.  This week your child will be learning about the zoo and zoo animals.  On Friday please have your child bring a zoo animal to show and tell about.  We would like them to be able to share a little bit of information about the animal. What kind of food do they eat?  What environment do they like to live in?  The zoo animal will remain your child’s book bag until show and share.

Next week I’ll be out most of the week.  Mrs. Moore will be here assisting Mrs. Robinson.  Mrs. Moore has several years of experience working with young children and adores our class.  I know our class will treat her with great respect while I’m away.

Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.

This Week in Class

Math

-Identify numbers 1-6 on a die and state orally to peers

-Count zoo animals and record correct number

-Sequence elephants from largest to smallest

 

English Language Arts

-Identify items that do not belong

-Begin to distinguish between real and make believe in stories read aloud

-Zoo animals beginning sounds

 

Fine and Gross Motor Activities

-Use cookie cutters, playdough, and beads to make different zoo animals

-Use different size zoo animal stamps to create a zoo portrait

 

Reading

Inside a Zoo in the City

If I Ran the Zoo

Is Your Momma a Lama?

Animal Strike at the Zoo

 

Religion

-God Made Land

Upcoming Dates & Reminders

Feb. 20th – President’s Day (No School)

Feb. 21st – Re-registration Begins

February 13th – 17th

A Note from Mrs. Hart

Dear Parents and Grandparents,

Happy Valentine’s Day!  K4 is super excited about Valentine’s Day.  Don’t forget to send Valentine’s for 22 on Tuesday.  This week we’ll be talking about kindness, forgiveness, love, and teeth.  I figured we’d split the week between Valentines and Dental Hygiene.

Speaking of hygiene, we are almost out of Kleenex and Clorox wipes.  If any of our parents or grandparents would like to donate these items to our classroom, it would be greatly appreciated.  We’ve had a lot of Flu and Strep going around and are doing our best to keep the germs to a minimum.

Please remind your children about their responsibilities as a student. We have some students not doing their job in the morning.  By this time of the year the students should know and understand the morning routine.  When we come into the classroom we do the following:

  1. We unpack, hang up our backpanks, jackets/sweaters, lunchbox and turn in our folder
  2. Complete morning sign in in the appropriate folder
  3. Have a seat on the classroom rug and whisper quietly to your friends

Thank you for helping me make your little one more responsible.  Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.

This Week in Class

 

Science

-Teeth (Teeth Hygiene)

 

Math

-Count heart manipulatives 1-20

-Count teeth manipulatives 1-20

-Sequence teeth from small to large

-Students will sort and graph Conversation Valentine’s Hearts

 

English Language Arts

-Students will share stories orally about friendship and being kind to one another

-Students will write/make a Valentine’s for the ones they love and place into our classroom mailbox

-Students will identify the first sounds of a variety of words

-Students will recognize lower and upper case letters while playing Valentine’s Bingo

 

Fine and Gross Motor Activities

-Use heart cookie cutters and red playdough to make different sized hearts

-Use letter stamps to spell out words in the playdough hearts (I, Love, You, Mommy, Daddy)

-Use small hearts to place on bingo cards

-Use small clothes pins to place on heart numbers cards

 

Reading

The Night Before Valentine’s Day

Bee My Valentine

Roses Are Pink, You’re Feet Really Stink

Rising Above the Storm Clouds

Hooray for Teeth

Why Do We Brush Our Teeth?

 

Religion

-Love and Forgiveness

 

Upcoming Dates & Reminders

Feb. 14th – Valentine’s Day Exchange

Feb. 20th – President’s Day (No School)

Feb. 21st – Re-registration Begins

February 6th – 10th

        

A Note from Mrs. Hart

Dear Parents and Grandparents,

Happy Tuesday! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Our total number of students is 21. Your child is welcome to bring a valentine for each student, as long as every student is included. Please have your child write their name in the “From Section” and leave the “To Section” blank on the Valentine. Our Valentine exchange will take place the last 30 minutes of the school day on February 14th.

This week we’ll be learning about the five senses.  On Friday, please have your child bring a small and safe item to share with the class.  I would like them to use their five senses to explain the item to their classmates.

Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.

This Week in Class

Science

-What are the 5 Senses?

-What are the 4 Seasons?

Math

-Count rocks 1-20 and sort into groups of 5

-Count by 5’s to 20

English Language Arts

-Identify parts of a book

-Use sight to identify objects

-Learn and identify rhyming words

-Fill in the blank with appropriate senses

Fine and Gross Motor Activities

-Use Mr. Potato Head and parts to grasp, push, and pull

-Use playdough and pipe cleaners to make people and add ears, eyes, nose, mouth, and hands

-Use fingers to control a game spinner

Reading

-My Five Senses

-Closer Look

-On Top of Spaghetti

-Will You Forgive Me

-Rising Above the Storm

-Granny McQueen and the Popcorn Machine

Religion

-Love and Forgiveness

-God’s Love for Us

Upcoming Dates & Reminders

Feb. 13th – 2:00pm Dismissal (ASP Available)

Feb. 14th – Valentine’s Day Exchange

Feb.20th – President’s Day (No School)

Feb. 21st – Re-registration Begins