Kindergarten

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Kindergarten!

Full Day Program (21st year) with Before and After-Care Available

"The most valuable contribution parents can make to their children is to instill in them a genuine faith in God. "

(from Dr. James Dobson, Hide or Seek p. 169)

"I will put my Spirit into your children. My blessing will be like a stream of water flowing over your family." (Isaiah 44:3)

FAMILY BLESSING:

Heavenly, Father, shower your blessings on our family.

Watch over us and keep us safe from all that would harm us.

Make us one in heart and mind, after the example of the Holy Family.

Bind our family together in love for You and for one another. Amen


If you would like to see what we do, go to The St. Theresa School Facebook page and look for the Kindergarten videos!


RELIGION: knowledge of prayers- proper way to make The Sign of the Cross, Our Father, Hail Mary, Angel of God; St. Theresa and St. Francis of Assisi, St. Anthony; Ordinary Time/Church seasons

READING:

Question of the Week:

Fictional Story/Informational Text Selection:

Amazing Words:

Sight Words: I, school, is, my, and, go, like, to, you, do, in, the, for, see, we

Color Word Recognition: red, green, blue, yellow, black, purple, orange

Number Word Recognition: zero, one, two, three, four, five


MATH : rote counting to 35; ordinals first through tenth; patterns, position words, 2D shapes, sorting by color, size, shape, and kind, addition/subtraction readiness


Leadership Lessons paired with Second Step lessons: forming good habits is a way for us to be happy; bad habits can make us feel sad, angry, or frightened.

We look at facial expressions as well as body language for visual cues as to how we are feeling as well as how others are feeling.


UPCOMING DATES/EVENTS

November 13 Breakfast to Celebrate Veterans and Active Military Service

November 21 Thanksgiving Prayer Service in Church @ 2PM

November 22 - 27 No School

November 23 Happy Thanksgiving!

November 28 Picture Re-Takes

November 30 Second Trimester begins

* Canned Food Drive from November 13 - 20

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Kindergarteners Say the Darndest Things

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Please initial behavior calendar each day. The Reading calendar will begin in October and ends in March.

Communication folders go home on Wednesdays and should be returned on Thursdays. Office paperwork should be returned in manilla folder.

We do not ordinarily go into the backpacks, so if you have something to return, please make sure it is either in the folder or remind your child to give it to either Mrs. Ryder or me.

Phys Ed is each Monday. Please make sure your child is is the gym uniform which includes sneakers.

Library Day is each Tuesday; return borrowed book by then so that your child can take out a new book.

Each child needs to bring in a morning snack everyday even if he/she is buying the school lunch and not carrying a lunch box that day. Drinks are 50¢. The afternoon snack money is used for the snacks as well as for food related paper products such as napkins and plates.


Recommended educational websites:

www.ReligionSadlierConnect.com (goes with our Religion series)

www.starfall.com

www.scholastic.com

www.highlights.com

www.scifun.org

www.kidzone.ws/science/index.htm

Mrs. Judy Kelly

B.A. English (1980) Lehigh University
M.Ed. (1982, Elem. Ed.) Lehigh University

Emails: stsgrk@ptd.net

Kindergarten@sttheresaotcj.net

”The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart.” Psalm 19:8

The power of prayer in an educational setting is tremendous. You
will have the opportunity to provide a quality education only once and those
basics begin now. We commend you on your choice of St. Theresa School for
your child. Now
that’s
an investment in your child’s eternal life, and isn’t that
really what it is all about ?

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