This month we were very excited to get our own personal Ipads. We use them to do a special learning program entitled IXL. The children can work on this program if/when they get their regular work done.
We spent much of this month planning for and celebrating Easter. The pictures from our egg hunt are below. Everyone was excited to have an Easter break and take a few days off. Upon our return we dove into the end of the year preparations. Now it's time to start planning for the new kindergarten class of 2022-2023. I was able to meet and assess most of my new friends last week. I am excited to have a visit day with them in a few weeks. The current kindergarten class will have a chance to meet and interact with the new class. It should be a fun morning!
What we are working on:
Phonics: This month we learned the letters "Dd", "Vv" and Jj". We continue to work on putting all the letters together to make and read words. Kindergarten is the most exciting year for reading. Most of the children come in with no reading ability and leave reading so many new books. It's very rewarding to watch the process unfold.
Reading: We learned the sight words " some, when, her, over, all, she, her, no, away, by, and there". We are reading stories with several sentences now. The stories have both sight words and decodable words in them. The children are also learning about good comprehension and what it means to be a fluent reader.
Grammar: This month we learned about question words and how to write a question sentence.
Math: We finished up our math book this month. For the remainder of the year, we will go back and spiral through all the lessons that we learned throughout the year and practice accordingly.
Religion: We spend most of our days talking about and preparing for Easter. We also learned about the Holy Spirit and how everyone receives the Holy Spirit at their baptism. We now know that Jesus is always with us in the form of the Holy Spirit and that the Holy Spirit helps us to make good choices, just as Jesus would do.
Science & Social Studies: This month we learned more about Spring weather, the Easter holiday, and Earth Day and what we need to do to protect our Earth. We planted sunflowers which we will transfer to our outdoor prayer garden next month.
Monday, May 2nd: All Creatures Great and Small presentation
Wednesday, May 4th: STAR testing
Friday, May 6th: Mass
Wednesday, May 11th: Talent Show
Monday, May 16th: New kindergarten class visit day.
Friday, May 20th: Schoolwide end of the year celebration
Monday, May 23rd: Sports day
Tuesday, May 24th: Camping Day
Wednesday, May 25th: Beach day and McDonald's
Thursday, May 26th: Kindergarten Finale and early dismissal
Erin - May 6th
Kendall - May 16th
Boone - May 29th
Bridget - May 31st
Pictures this month include; working on our personal Ipads, fun times at recess, our Easter baskets, and our egg hunt.
Welcome to Kindergarten!