Kindergarten Weekly Update 12/17

Looking Ahead:
Our annual Christmas Pageant will be this Friday, December 21st at 10:00 AM. The pageant takes place in the church. This will be our last day of school before Christmas break. There will be no extension available that day.
On Tuesday, December 18th, students may wear Christmas sweaters or other Christmas tops with uniform bottoms!
We will be having our class Christmas celebration on Thursday, December 20th. We are having a pajama day and will be watching The Polar Express. The students may come to school in their pajamas but must wear shoes. Please be sure to refrain from onsie pajamas or night gowns. Two piece pajama sets are acceptable. Thank you to those that signed up to provide one of the items for our celebration.
Don’t forget to bring in new and gently used toys for donation to the YUGO ministries in Tijuana by Tuesday, 12/19. Please no battery operated toys.
Thank you to the parent volunteers that sit with our class at Mass on Wednesday mornings. I appreciate the help. Please remember that you are there to help the children maintain appropriate Mass behavior and that all the children need to be treated equally. We need to assure this for fairness to all the students that don’t have parents present. It is not always possible for you to sit near your child as it is necessary for me to spread the parent volunteers out as necessary. The children are not instructed to hold hands during the Our Father prayer. When I get up to help with the gifts and to receive Holy Communion, please help keep the students quiet and facing the altar.
We continue practicing reading sentences with the use of pictures and our high frequency words. This week, the students brought home two books with the sight word you in them. Please encourage the children to read these books to you throughout the weekend and week. It would be helpful to keep these books each week and have them practice as review of all the words we have learned. It is great practice for them.

*Reminder that the Super Star Student of the week can bring something to share each day of the week.

Share Schedule:
Monday: Abigail, Andrew, Brayden, Christian, Elise
Tuesday: Eva, Jalynn, John C., Kyle, Liam
Wednesday: Martha, Moises, Agnes, Anthony, Cassy
Thursday: Dayvin, Emmett, Frank, Jayln, John M.
Friday: Lia, Lorenzo, Mia and Zach
**I will have a bin outside the classroom for the share items in the morning. Please only have your child bring an item to share on their scheduled day (except when student is Super Star Student). If they forget, they are not to bring something the next day, but instead they will wait until their next scheduled share day. Thank you for your help with this. The children may share books, gifts, and stories.  Weapons and other such items may not be brought to school. Likewise, fragile items should not be sent to school.
Super Star Student- I will go in alphabetical order by first name. The student that is Super Star Student for the week will bring in a small photo album with 10-15 pages. You may wish to include pictures and a description of your child’s likes/dislikes, favorite vacations, special events, thing he/she enjoys doing, etc. We will read from this book every day that your child is Super Star.  Being Super Star also means being line leader, prayer leader, and calendar leader.  The Super Star may share every day during his/her week, not just on his or her assigned share day.
Super Star Students for December/January:
December 17th-21st: Eva
December 24th-31st: No School-Christmas Break
January 7th-11th: Frank
January 14th-18th: Jalynn
Please continue to read at least 15 minutes every night with your child and fill out the reading log. Please keep the reading log in their home folder on the “return to school” side. I will be checking for completion each morning, and stamping the log to track whether or not the assignment was done each night. This way, I can assign an accurate grade for the reading log. I will collect the reading logs each week on Friday. A new log will be sent home every Monday.

What we will be covering this week:
  • Religion: Advent and Christmas
  • Math: Three Dimensional Solid Shapes
  • Reading:Sid, Cultural Festivals, What can you do with a paleta?, A World Festival
  • Language Arts: Essential Question- Who are your neighbors?
  • Grammar: Use our senses to choose adjectives, Category Words-Food Words Blend words with short i and o, Long Vowel Awareness
  • Phonics: Letter: Dd,  High Frequency Words: do, you, is, go, and, like, you, a, we, the, I, can, see, at, am
  • Social Studies: Time and Timelines
  • Science: Continue Plant Needs
Dates and Reminder:
  • Friday, 12/21: Christmas Pageant 10:00 AM
  • Friday, 12/21: Half Day, Dismissal at 12 PM
  • Monday, 12/24-Monday, 1/7: Christmas Break-No School
  • Tuesday, 1/8: School Resumes
  • Wednesday, 1/9: Half Day, Dismissal at 12 PM