May 30th-June 1st

Dear Rising Kinder Families,

I look forward to meeting the new Kinders in August! Below is a list of supplies for your Kinder at school and a suggested reading list. Have a wonderful and safe summer!

Love,

Miss Stanford

 

Kindergarten Reading List 2017-2018

Miss Tera Stanford, Teacher

TStanford@StPetersCatholicSchool.org

 

Research has shown that the single greatest factor in predicting reading success is whether a child is read to when young. Here are just some suggestions to get you started!

 

Freight Train

By: Donald Crews

 

Ten Little Fish

By: Audrey Wood

 

Hop on Pop

By: Dr. Seuss

 

The Mixed Up Chameleon

By: Eric Carle

 

Goodnight Moon

By: Margaret Wise Brown

 

Any Easy Readers Level One

Summer Bridge activity book highly recommended for practice of taught skills in K-4.

 

Kindergarten Supply List 2017-2018

Miss Tera Stanford, Teacher

TStanford@StPetersCatholicSchool.org

 

    • Tri-fold sleep mat- 45”Lx19”Wx1”H (The mats are red & blue. Due to storage limitations in our room, we cannot allow mats that are larger than these dimensions. Any mat that is larger will be sent home and a new mat will have to be purchased. The required mat size is available at Wal-Mart.)
    • 1 Back Pack (Please make sure the Back Pack can hold a small blanket for quiet time and a letter size folder; Please NO wheels, animal shaped, or messenger bags.)
    • 1 Water Bottle (Because there is no water faucet in the classroom, the students will need to bring the water bottle daily to school filled with water only. Please make sure your child knows how to open and close the water bottle.)
  • 2 BLUE sturdy plastic folders with pockets

 

  • 1 pair round tipped scissors for school and 1 pair for home. (If your child is left handed, please make sure to buy him/her left handed scissors.)

 

 

Please label the above items with your child’s name. Thanks!

 

 

1 BLUE pencil BOX (8 x 5)

2 boxes Crayola crayons (16 count)

8 Elmer’s glue sticks

2 large boxes of tissue

2 reams of white copy paper

1 package of baby wipes

1 large container disinfectant wipes

1 package (10) Crayola washable markers

Girls: 1 package of white cardstock

Boys: 1 package of your choice of ONE Color construction paper (9×12)

1 bottle of hand sanitizer

1 package of SEASONAL (Halloween, winter, fall) stickers

1 photo of family in picture frame

 

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A Note From Miss Stanford

Dear Families,

I have enjoyed having your children in my class this year. It was so wonderful supporting their early developmental growth through songs, reading, games, laughter, play, learning, and SO MUCH MORE!! I hope you all have a fantastic summer filled with reading and playing!

Parent’s please check the online  First grade newsletter to see the summer reading & supply list for the 2017-2018 school year!

Also, as we come to the end of the year; please remind your children to stay focused so we can have FUN!

In Class This Week

Reading: genre- informational text (texts & articles) comprehension- answer questions about details from a text, main idea, characters, and setting phonics- blend and read words orally, recognizing and reading high frequency words

writing: opinion writing, sentence writing *punctuation

Math: review all math skills with games

Religion: Jesus gave us air, joy, and life

Science: Health & Wellness

Homework: Practice Graduation speaking part 🙂

Important Dates & Reminders

June 1st- Kindergarten Graduation, 10 am, Neglia Hall, *Sunday’s Best *Regular Start to School Day

 

 

May 22nd-May 26th

A Note From Miss Stanford

Dear Families,

Can you believe this is the last full week of Kindergarten? It has been such a fun year full of leaning and laughter. I am excited to bring the year to a close at Kindergarten graduation, and hope to see all of you there. Also, as we come to an end of the year, please remind your child to stay focused so we can have FUN!

This week the children will begin our health and wellness unit. In this unit the students will be learning healthy eating, exercising, and safety habits. In math the students will practice all learned math skills this year.

In Class This Week

Reading: genre- informational text (texts & articles) comprehension- answer questions about details from a text, main idea, characters, and setting phonics- blend and read words orally, recognizing and reading high frequency words

writing: opinion writing, how to write a letter

Math: review all skills

Religion: Jesus gave us air, joy, and life

Science: Health and wellness

Homework:

Monday- treasures for gull

Read every night

Upcoming dates & reminders

May 26th- cottle farms field trip 8:30-11

May 29th- Memorial day, no school

June 1st- Kindergarten graduation, 10am, Neglia Hall *Regular start to the school day, children released to their parents after

 

May 8th-May12th

A Note From Miss Stanford

Dear Families,

We will begin a new unit on Earth Science on Oceans and Waterways, keeping one essential question in mind; In what ways is the Atlantic Ocean important? The children will also be learning about animals that live in the ocean. The month of May St. Peter’s will be collecting items for the organization Birthright. This is a wonderful charity that gives hope to young mothers and their newborns. Please join us in collecting items for infants. There will be a basket in the K-5 classroom.

On May 12th from 7:30 am-8:30 am in the K-5 classroom we will have Muffins for Mom celebration for our mother’s in honor of Mother’s Day! Moms you may come anytime between 7:30-8:30 and have a muffin with your child. Happy Mother’s Day!

In Class This Week

Reading: Genre- fiction vs. non fiction and poetry comprehension- analyze and evaluate phonics- blend and read words  orally *qu rule, high frequency words *will, into, your, be, that, who, nouns (person, place, thing)

Writing: opinion writing, sentence writing

Math: Reading information on a graph, making a tally chart, pictograph, and bar graph

Religion: Blessed mother Mary, We give thanks in Mass

Science: Oceans and Waterways

Important Dates & Reminders

May 12th- PTO family picnic 5:30-7:30 pm

May 15th- Early Dismissal, 2pm

May 15th- May Processional in Morning Prayer *Please have your child bring a flower to school

May 1st-May 5th

A Note From Miss Stanford

Dear Families,

Happy May! This week we will be continuing word problems using addition. In K-5 we are learning and discovering life cycles and our caterpillars are growing and GROWING! What an exciting and fun time of the year celebrating new life.

The month of May St. Peter’s will be collecting items for the organization Birthright. This is a wonderful charity that gives hope to young mothers and their newborns. Please join us in collecting items for infants. There will be a basket in the K-5 classroom.

On May 12th from 7:30 am-8:30am in the K-5 classroom we will have Muffins for Mom celebration for our mother’s in honor of Mother’s Day! Mom’s you may come anytime between 7:30am-8:30am and have a muffin with your child. Happy Mother’s Day 🙂

In Class This Week

Religion: We celebrate God’s love and give thanks at Mass Luke 22:19-20

Reading: Genre- fiction vs. non-fiction Comprehension- retell, infer/predict Phonics- blend and read words orally, recognizing and reading high frequency words, proper nouns for places, people, and pets

Writing: opinion writing, sentence writing

Math: addition word problems

Science: life cycle

Homework:

Monday- Playin with popcorn

Read every night

Show & Share Friday: Free Choice

Important Dates & Reminders

May 2nd- Midlands Gives

May 12th- PTO Family Picnic, 5:30-7:30

May 15th- Early Dismissal, 2pm

April 24th-April 28th

A Note From Miss Stanford

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

Dear Families,

Welcome back!! I know your children enjoyed having last week to play and re-charge their batteries to finish off the school year as Kindergartners! I have seen so much academic growth as well as physical; the kids have sprouted over night! This week the children will be scientists and record their observations of the change in our caterpillar’s metamorphosis. In math the children will take already learned skills in addition and take it a step further with word problems.

In Class This Week

Religion: Jesus the light of the world calls us to share his light with others, John 8:12; Matthew 5:14-16

Reading: Genre– informational text, folktales comprehension– sequence of events, infer/predict phonics– blend and read words orally, recognizing and reading high frequency words, proper nouns for places, people and pets

Writing: opinion writing

Math: Addition word problems

Science: Butterflies life cycle

Homework-

Monday: Read -ug word families to a family member 3x *The children will be making this word family in a small group throughout the week, therefore look out in their folder

Tuesday: Lots of Bugs! Subtracting by 5

Important Dates & Reminders

April 27th- PTO Meeting, Neglia Hall, 5:30 pm

May 2nd- Midlands Gives

April 10th -April 12th

A Note From Miss Stanford

Dear Families,

The Lenten season is drawing to a close as the Kindergarten children prepare for Easter day! The children have gained so much knowledge of Jesus’s life here on Earth and the days leading up to Jesus’s crucifixion. Although this is a sad story, we are also celebrating Jesus’s resurrection and the many blessings that he has given us! ALLELUIA! I hope all of you have a blessed Easter day with your families.

Remember on Tuesday, April 11th will be our Easter egg hunt at 2 p.m. Please bring in 8 pre-filled eggs not containing chocolate or peanuts. Also, baskets are not needed as the children will already have one.

In Class This Week

Religion: The Easter Story

Reading: Genre– historical informational text comprehension– find facts read aloud, demonstrate inferential comprehension by answering questions read aloud phonics– blend and read words orally, recognizing and read high frequency words

Writing: Stations of the cross

Math: Measurement

Science: Butterflies life cycle

Homework :

Monday- Popcorn word hunt

Important Dates & Reminders

April 13th-April 21st- Easter Break

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

April 3rd -7th

A Note From Miss Stanford

Dear K-5 Families,

This week we will be closely looking into the butterfly’s life cycle. The children will be scientist and track the growth and development of the different stages of the caterpillar to butterfly right in the K-5 room! The children will begin our measurement unit too!  Last week we planted seeds to connect with our Religion lesson; Jesus died to give new life. This week the children will connect the butterfly’s life cycle to new life, and Jesus rising from the dead, Alleluia!

In Class This Week

Religion: Jesus rose from the dead and gave us new life Mark 16:1-7

Reading: Genre- informational text comprehension- find facts read aloud, sequencing, listen for information and understanding phonics- blend and read words orally

Writing: write to compose informative/explanatory texts

Math: Measurement

Science: Butterflies life cycle

Show and Share this Friday: Bring in a picture of a life cycle

Homework:

Monday- Identifying rhymes

Tuesday- Puppy path

Upcoming Dates & Reminders

April 4th- Report cards issued

April 13th-April 21st- Easter break

 

March 27th-March 31st

A Note From Miss Stanford

Dear K-5 Families,

This week we will continue our farm unit and also delve more into life cycles. The children will continue to do fun and interactive activities with the main learning objective in mind; farm animals. The children will also continue our time unit this week. We will be planting seeds to connect with our Religion lesson; Jesus died to give new life. The children will learn that a seed dies when planted to give new life just like Jesus died for us to have life.

In Class This Week

Religion: Jesus died to give us new life John 12:23-25

Reading: Genre– informational text, Comprehension– find facts read aloud, demonstrate inferential comprehension by answering questions, listen for information and understanding Phonics– blend and read words orally, blending and classifying beginning and ending sounds, reading predictable text, build high frequency words

Writing: Write to compose informative/explanatory texts

Math: Telling time to the hour, identify day and night, identifying parts of a calendar

Science: Farm animals, life cycle

Show and share Friday:

Bring in a picture of a farm animal we’ve learned or favorite farm animal *To practice the children’s speaking skills I want them to be more prepared for Show and Share. Here are three points the children can use to lead their presentations:

  1. Where is the animal’s habitat?
  2. What does the animal eat?
  3. Fun Fact

Homework:

Monday- I can read and match it

Tuesday- Party Time!

Read every night 🙂

Important dates & Reminders

April 4th- Report cards issued

April 13th- April 21st- Easter Break

March 20th-March 24th

A Note From Miss Stanford

Dear Families,

Happy Spring! This week our unit will be all about farm animals. The children will do fun and interactive learning activities with the main learning objective in mind; farm animals. The children will begin our unit on time this week. All of the calendar skills we have practiced all year will really come in handy this week!

In Class This week

Religion: Lenten season

Reading: Genre- nonfiction vs. fiction comprehension- close reading, inferring phonics- blend and read words orally, blending and classifying beginning and ending sounds, reading predictable text, recognizing high frequency words, and create words by changing a sound

Writing: Writing to tell information

Math: Time- identifying parts of a calendar, read #’s to 31, concept of today, yesterday, and tomorrow, telling time to the hour

Science: Farm Animals

Homework:

Monday- ABC 123

Tuesday Read Animals on the Farm x2

Read every night

Show and Share Friday- Bring in a picture of a favorite animal

Important Dates & Reminders

March 20th- 2p.m. Dismissal

March 6th-March 10th

A Note From Miss Stanford

Dear K-5 Families,

I hope everyone is refreshed and had a great weekend. This week we will be learning how to care for our teeth. We will be reading fiction and informational texts about the parts of a tooth, how to brush, and what is healthy for our teeth….and what is not so healthy. The children will be scientist and see the effects of unhealthy choices on our teeth.

In math the children will continue our money unit. This week the children will be able to identify all coins (penny, nickel, dime, quarter) and count on from these coins.

The Lenten season has begun! Don’t forget to encourage your child to focus on prayer, giving, and fasting. Also, please help and encourage your child to begin working on their Lenten Egg project.

 

In Class This Week

Religion: Jesus gives himself to us in the Eucharist Corinthians 11:23-26

Reading: Genre– fiction vs. informational text Comprehension– identify characters and main idea Phonics– blend and read words, blending and classifying beginning, middle, and ending sounds, reading predictable text, and identifying and creating sight words

Writing: How to writing and drawing to dictate a sentence

Math: Identify coins, and counting on from these coins

Science: Dental health

Homework:

Monday- Money Math pg. 102

Tuesday- We like to brush.

Read every night 🙂

Show and Share Friday- Draw a picture of Abe Lincoln or George Washington and give three facts

Upcoming Dates & Reminders

March 20th- 2 p.m. Dismissal