KB - Ms. Ayers

 

Ms. Ayers
 

Welcome to Kindergarten (KB) at De Chantal!! I am so excited to be teaching your children this year! Kindergarten is the home of the Superkids, The Thanksgiving Day Feast, The Valentine’s Day Ball, The 100th Day of School, where we build traps in hopes to catch a Leprechaun and much, much more! Please be sure to check this page frequently for updates and contact me should you have any questions.

 

 Week of April 15th-17th 

I loved seeing everyone at the DASH! It was a big success and glad to see so many KB families at the event! Now we can look forward to the last three days of school until Spring Break!!! This week we wrap up learning about the letters Kk and Qq. We finish up our math chapter on time and we wrap up learning about plants in science. Tuesday is living Stations of the Cross. And lastly, we will wrap up learning about our wonderful state of Maryland in social studies as well as protecting our Earth in science. 

 

When we come back from break we have a busy 30 days of kindergarten left! We have the chicks, Field Day, our recycling field trip, Grandparent's Day, May Crowning, Spring Fling, Candle Ceremony, a visit to the first grade, the Variety Show, the last carpool with the 8th graders, making Rosaries, putting together Time Capsules, our last field trip to Rock Creek park, our end-of-year ice cream party and much more!

 

When we return from spring break we will visit the Montgomery County Recycling Center on a field trip on May 7. Please email me if you are interested in chaperoning. WE NEED MORE CHAPERONES!

 

Students have loved doing show and tell in the afternoons. I sent an email last week about which day students are able to bring in an item to share. Remember that students are to bring in one item to share with the class. If you have any questions please feel free to email me. 

Monday: Max, Evan, Heavenlee,Jason 

Tuesday: Grace, Phoebe, Alonso, Sofia, 

Wednesday: Marisela, Matthew, Frankie, Bella 

Thursday: Declan, Mathew, JoJo, Riley

Friday: Gia, Lena, Savannah 

 

 

** Your child will be able to take home the puppies for the second time! In order to have everyone have a second turn, some students will be taking the puppies home during the week. If your child brings home the puppies on Tuesday please return them on Friday. If your child receives the puppies on Friday, please return the puppies on Tuesday. If you have any question please let me know. **

 

 

Remeber to pack a wash cloth, trashbags, and utensils. Many students are forgetting this items. We do not have extra trash bags or utensils in the lunchroom. Please be packing these items from your child in there lunchbox. 

 

**We have many open slots open for lunch angel. Please consider signing up to be lunch angel. It is a great way to meet all the students in the class and spend so more time with your own child. Thank you to everyone who continues to volunteer!**

 

Please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns you may have! I am so impressed with everyone. I look forward for what is to come!

 

Love, 

Ms. Ayers


Below you will find important information for the upcoming week of school as well as our special schedule. 

 

Weekly Schedule

Religion: We continue to say our three class prayers: Glory Be, Our Father, and Hail Mary. We will attend the lviving Stations of the Cross on Tuesday. To help us understand Easter, we learn about the Sorrowful Mysteries. We will have the chance to recite these for a certificate. A list of the Sorrowful Mysteries went home in the read folders on Thursday. We will use jelly beans to say an Easter prayer. We will talk about Easter using Resurrection Eggs. 

Math: This week we continue chapter nine on Time. We have discussed times of day, days of the week, and months of the year. We will review for our test Monday and take the test Tuesday. 

Reading: This week we wrap up learning the letters Kk and Qq in unit 21. In this unit, Icky is the Supernoodle and he wants to put on a three-act skit called The Glum Princess. In this unit we learned the sound for Kk and Qq /kw/, learned how to write these two letters, and read the play script: The Glum Princess. New vocabulary includes: huff, puff, daffodil, stomp, romp, nip, difficult, grin, glum, contest, cricket, and present. We learned a new Memory Word: like. We identified idioms, rebuses, and understood characters in a play. We learned to read a script and practice reading with expression. The "Lasting Lesson" for this unit is: being thankful. 

 

**Please note I have added Memory words and Decodable words to the list below. These are words that we will test your child on at the end of the second quarter. Make sure you have made flashcards for the words and are practicing multiple times a week.**

 

Scroll down to find a list of the Superkids (as we meet them) and what they are known for.  Please review these with your children for our first quarter testing. Keeping the Superkids booklets in a safe place to review is a good way to have your student practice the letter sounds. The secret word is April. Have you child tell this word and he or she will receive a special treat. 

Language Arts: We will write in our journals about what we are doing over the break. We will continue to read the non-fiction library books: Sal's Closet, The Rotten Egg, and The Skunk on the Bus. We will read books about kings and queens! We will discuss how to be an actor/actress in a play and practice reading with expression. 

Science/Social Studies: We will learn to find Maryland on a map as well as landmarks one might fine on a Maryland map. We will learn about the capitol, Annapolis, and neat facts about our home state. We will make the Maryland flag and sing the Maryland state song. This week we also continue our unit on protecting our Earth! In honor of Earth Day we discuss reusing, reducing, and recycling to be conscious citizens and keep our environment clean. When we return from spring break we will visit the Montgomery County Recycling Center on a field trip.

 

Superkids We Have Covered

C is for Cass who loves to cook concoctions

O is for Oswald who loves odd animals 

G is for Golly who loves to sniff grass and garbage   

A is for Alf who loves adventures    

D is for Doc who loves to fix broken toys  

S is for Sal who loves Sports

 L is for Lily who Loves her Little Lions

I is for Icky who love to watch TV

T is for Tic, Tac, Toc who love to Toss Tangerines & Toot on a Tuba

F is for Frits who loves to Fish

E is for Ettabetta who love puzzles and games

H is for Hot Rod who loves to "race" fast cars

U us for US, all of the Superkids together

B is for Bus- the Superkids' new hangout

R is for Rainbow- the decoration the Superkids paint on the bus

N is for Noodle, Supernoodle that is!

M is for Map, a scavenger hunt map!

P is for Picnic

V is for Veterinarian 

W is for Wagwags

Kk is for Kings

Qq is for Queens

Memory Words

(words you just have to memorize)

God, Oswald, Golly, Alf, Lily, a, Icky, I, Frits, Ettabetta, The, Hot Rod, Superkids, Of, A,of, Supernoodle, no, for, put, to, like

 

Decodable Words-Meet the Superkids 

(words you can sound out by blending letters)

cod, add, odd, cog, dog, gas, sad, sag, sod, Cass, clad class, clog, doll, glad, glass, gloss, lad, lag, lass, log, loss, Sal, salad,did, dig, dill, gill, ill, is, lid, Sid, sill, slid, act, at, cast, cat, cost, cot, dot, got, it, last, list, lost, lots, sat, sit, slot, still, stilt, Tac, tag, Tic, tilt, Toc, toss, tot, Alf cliff, fad, fast, fat, fig, fill, fist, fit, flag, flat, floss, fog, gift, if, lift, loft, off, sift, soft, staff, stiff,Ed, egg, elf, fed, fell, felt, get, led, left, leg, less, let, self, sell, set, sled, Ted, tell, test, had, hat, held, hid, hill, his, hit, hog, hot, hot dog, cuff, cut, dug, dull, dust, fluff, fuss, gull, Gus, gust, huff, hug, hut, lug, stuff, tug, us

 

Decodable Words- Superkids Club 

New words are in bold:

bad, bag, bat, bed, bell, belt, best, bet, big, bill, bit, blast, blob, boss, bud, bug, bus, but, club, cub, glob, sob, tub, brat, crab, crust, drag, dress, drift, frog, grab, grass, rabbit, rag, red, rest, rid, rub, rug, rust, scrub, an, and, ant, band, bun, cabin, can, contest, dentist, end, fan, fantastic, fin, fun, grin, grunt, hand, hen, hunt, in, insect, land, lend, nest, net, not, nut, on, ran, robin, run, sand, send, sent, snag, stand, sun, ten, tunnel, untilam, comic, glum, gum, ham, him, mad, mat, melt, men, mend, mess, miss, mitten, mud, muffin, must, smell, bump, camp, cap, clap, clip, crisp, cup, damp, drip, drop, dump, flaps, flip, flop, gulp, gumdrop, happen, help, hiccups, hip, hop, lamp, lap, lip, lump, map, mop, nap, nip, pants, pass, past, pat, pen, pest, pet, picnic, pig, piglet, pigpen, pill, plan, planet, plant, plastic, plum, pond, pop, pot, present, press, problem, puff, puppet, ramp, rip, sip, slap, slip, slop, snap, snip, spend, spill, spin, spot, stamp, stomp, stop, stump, tap, tip, top, trip, up, upset,  eleven, seven, van, vast, vat, velvet, vent, vest, vet, visit,swim, twig, twin, wag, web, wed, well, went, wept, west, wet, wig, will, wilt, win, wind, windmill, ask, back, bank, basket, blanket, brick, bucket, clock, crack, cricket, desk, drink, duck, ink, kept, kick, kids, kiss, kit, lock, mask, muck, pack, pick, pocket, rock, rocket, sack, sick, sickness, skip, skit, skunk, snack, sock, stick, quack, quick, quilt, quit

 

 Weekly Special Schedule

Monday  - Computers

Tuesday – PE (Kindergartners wear their PE uniform and sneakers to school on Tuesdays)

Wednesday – Library

Thursday – Music

Friday  - Art

 

Important Dates

Tuesday, April 16th: Math Test 

 

Wednesday, April 17th: Early dismissal / Start of Easter Break 

 

Monday, April 29th: School resumes 

 

Friday, May 3rd: Field Day and early dismissal 

 

*** Important Reminders***

 

  • We are nut free in the classroom. When we begin eating in the cafeteria, children may bring LUNCH items that contain nuts (or processed in a factory with nuts) because there are peanut free tables for the children with allergies.

  • Important papers will be sent home in your child's red folders every Tuesday and Thursday.

  • Label ALL of your child's belongings.

  • Please send in a washcloth and trash bag in your child's lunchbox every day.

  • When sending in money to school, please be sure to put it in a sealed envelope and write who/where it is to go on the front of the envelope.

  • KB is collecting any gently used toys, books, games, recess equipment for the classroom. Please consider donating to our class. It would be GREATLY appreciated!

  • Scholastic Reading Club code: P4MNC. Every book you order earns KB points to purchase books for the classroom library!! Don’t forget to check out our classroom wishlist! Flyers will be sent home a couple of times over the year with a letter explaining how to submit orders online.

 Star Student

On the Monday your child is Star Student please remember to send in their favorite book, pictures and show and tell item so they can share them with the class throughout the week. These items will be returned on Friday. Your children will have the opportunity to bring our class dogs home for the weekend! You will be able to write about their adventures at your house in a notebook that is provided. The dogs come back to school on Tuesday – the kids LOVE this!!

 

Volunteering

Please visit this site on our school's web page regarding the compliance process for all volunteers as it has recently change. Before you can volunteer and come into KB you need to have completed the VIRTUS workshop and background checks. If you have any questions please contact Catherine Tomsheck .Before you may volunteer in the school, you must attend a Child Protection Workshop and complete a background check with Catherine Tomsheck. Please click here for more information: http://www.dechantal.org/hsa/volunteering-compliance-process/

 

Sick Information

KB loves to share but we do not share germs, please keep your child home if he or she is sick! Children have to be without a fever for 24 hours without Tylenol &/or Ibuprofen before returning to school.Children have to stay home for at least 24 hours after vomiting. Please let me and Kathy Hayzlett, our school nurse, know if your child is sick and will be out of school. 

 

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