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 February 19th-22nd

 

I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend. I hope everyone was able to see them at the Valentine's Day Ball or if you come to volunteer for lunch angel. We had a blast on the 100th day of school and then we had a "ball" on Valentine's Day! It was a fun and busy week to be a kindergarten student. Thank you to all of the parents who volunteered, took pictures, and joined in dancing, it would not have been a success without you! Please send me any pictures and videos with me via email. 

 

This week we get back into our regular routine with the letter Bb in Superkids, using numbers 0-12 in math, learning about the scientific method in science, and the presidents in social studies. Be practicing the flashcards and blending at home. Superkids Club moves much faster and students are expected to use skills, like blending, from Meet the Superkids to future lessons. Also, if your child does not know how to tie their shoes please be practicing with them. 

Now that things are quieting down a bit, this is an excellent time to register for the DASH! This is my favorite event at de Chantal. You can register for the race even if you just want to walk it! Registering is an excellent way to support our school and our HSA. Click here to register: https://racewire.com/register.php?id=10221

 

Please remember to provide a place mat and trash bag in your child's lunchbox every day. Many students have been missing this items over the last few weeks. Also, please only pack items that are nut free for snack. Students cannot eat anything that is made or processed in a facility that contains nuts. 

 

Remember that when is it your child's turn to be the Star Student he or she can bring in their favorite book(s) and show and tell items. The entire week is for them, so if they want to bring in a different book and show and tell item everyday, they can! At the end of the week, the student will take home our class puppies. There is a journal to write in about your child's weekend with the puppies. The puppies and their journal are due back the following Tuesday. 

 

It is flu season.... Please keep your child home if he or she is sick! Sending them to school provides a greater risk for many other students and teachers to get sick as well. 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. If you have any questions please contact our school nurse Kathy Hayzlett. 

 

It is that time of year where we are in of donations to KB! Our class is low on forks, spoons, and Lysol. Thank you for your generosity!  

 

**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. This week we get back to reading from the Old Testament. Next week we begin to learn about Jesus' life as a child. 

Math: We  will continue with chapter 8: using numbers 0-12. We will use these numbers in graphing, work problems, sequencing, skip counting and ten frames. We continue writing, reading, and counting these numbers. We will look for number patterns as well. 

Reading: We will continue with Superkids Club! Each unit in the Club contains 2-3 letters learned, so booklets will only come home twice a month. In the first unit we learn the letters Bb and Rr. The Superkids get together and decide they need a place to hang out and play. After searching for places around their town, they decide to turn an old school bus into a clubhouse. In this unit your children will learn the sounds of B and R. They will learn how to write B and R as well as sounding out simple words with these letters. New vocabulary includes: club, bride, groom, stuff, bit, discuss, and the contraction: let's. We introduce a new memory word in the unit as well: of. We learn to form plurals, adding an -s to the end of words. We will read the story Big Busaloud from our booklets and learn the lesson of asking for help. 

 

**Short vowel sounds are difficult to differentiate, especially when found as the middle sound in simple words. Practicing the difference between sit, sat, set, or pit, pat, pot, and pet is an excellent idea for a beginner reader. Making nonsense words using the vowel sounds such as dit, dat, dot, det is a fun game and and good practice. **

 

**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 Catholic. Have you child tell this word and he or she will receive a special treat. 

Language Arts:  We will use white boards to review writing words and sentences with spacing between words and correct punctuation. This week we will read the Supersmart Interactive book: A Great Place. We will read the non-fiction library books: Get ItThe Attic, and Frits Had a Frog. We will read books about the community and our homes. We will compare different kinds of texts. We will practice summarizing a text and recognize periods and question marks. We will use white boards to review writing words and sentences with spacing between words and correct punctuation. On Friday, we will write in our journals about the Valentine's Day Ball. 

Science/Social Studies: This week we continue our unit on the scientific method. Using our science fair projects we will investigate the five steps of the scientific method. We will then practice the scientific method on a sink or float experiment next week. We will be 1. Asking a question, 2. Developing a Hypothesis, 3. Testing the Hypothesis, 4. Collecting and analyzing results, and 4. Drawing a conclusion. This week we learn about the US Presidents. We discuss the job of the president and who can be a president. We learn about past presidents such as: Abraham Lincoln and George Washington in honor of their February birthdays and Presidents' Day. We will read books about these famous men and discuss the possibility of a future female president!


 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

Memory Words

(words you just have to memorize)

God, Oswald, Golly, Alf, Lily, a, Icky, I, Frits, Ettabetta, the, Hot Rod, Superkids, Of

 

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

 

 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, March 5th: Pancake Supper

 

Wednesday, March 6th: Ash Wednesday

 

Friday, March 8th: No School

 

Friday, March 15th: Half Day,St. Patrick's Day parties, Leprechaun traps are due 

 

Sunday, March 24th: Mother/Son Bowling- sign up now!

 

Thursday and Friday, March 28-29th: 6th Grade Play- Once Upon a Mattress

 

*** 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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