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, Leprechaun traps where hope 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 18th-21st 

I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend. The Valentine's Ball was a big success. Everyone looked amazing and had great manners. I was happy to see the parents and students having a great time. Please send me any pictures you took during the ball. This week in a four day week and a full day Friday. We will have a Math Test and Superkids Test on Friday. 

 

 

KB students will get the chance to bring home the puppies one more time and bring in show-in-tell items. We will start at the beginning and work our way through the class. Brooke will be third. Remember to return the puppies on Tuesday so that the next child can bring them home. We want to make sure all students get a second chance with the puppies. Let me know if you have any questions. 

 

 

No better way to volunteer at DeC than being a lunch angel. Thank you for the parents who came! KB has many open slots in the next few weeks and are looking for parents to sign up. Your child will love having you in the classroom and it is a great way to meet all the students. I appreciate the parents who have already signed up!!

 

 

There are lots of ways to volunteer at our school and all of the fun events cannot happen without volunteers. One of the biggest ways to volunteer in the classroom is to be a Lunch Angel. To be a Lunch Angel you must be Virtus certified and fingerprinted. If you are already Virtus certified, please contact Catherine Tomsheck ( ) to be fingerprinted.

 

Please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns you may have! 

Love, 

Ms. Ayers

Weekly Schedule 

 

Religion:  We pray daily, many times a day, but we always begin Religion class with three special prayers: the Our Father, the Hail Mary, and the Glory Be. We will read different Old Testament stories that included: David and Goliath, Samson, and Gideon's Battle. 

Reading: We will continue with Superkids Club and letter Rr! Each unit in the Club contains 2-3 letters learned, so booklets will only come home twice a month. The Superkids have gotten 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. We read the story Let's Get Set and learn new vocabulary: scrub, robins, blob, glob, and the term: let's get set. We discuss contractions such as: let's. We also learn the Lasting Lesson: getting ready. We will have our test on Friday on letters Bb and Rr. 

 

Look over the booklet with your child and keep it in a safe place to use when reviewing letters. I have made comments on the cover and in the booklet about your child's progress. 

Math: We will continue with chapter 5 on shapes and geometry. We will begin with squares, rectangles, circles, and triangle. We will draw them, identify characteristics, and make patterns out of shapes. This week we will divide shapes in half, and in equal parts. We learn about symmetry and fractions. Our test will be on Friday. We still practice writing, reading and representing numbers 10-30 in the hope that it gets easier with time and practice. 

Language Arts: We will continue to practice our handwriting and go over our Superkids flashcards. We will read Superkids library books and Supersmart lesson. Superkids Club have 3 different library books that go with the unit. We will practice identifying vowel sounds. Practice reading them online for fluency practice. On Friday we will write in our journals about the Valentine's Day ball. 

Science/Social Studies:  This week we will discuss Presidents Day. We will learn about a few different Presidents such as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. We will discuss what Lincoln put in his hat and decide what we would put in our own hats. On Thursday we will go the 4th Songs Across America show. On Friday we will do a STEAM activity on the 3 Little Pigs. We will design and create our own houses and see which design hold up the best against the big bad wolf. 

 

 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 niff 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 loves to watch Tv about Igloos and Insects

T is for Tic, Tac, and Toc who like to Tootle on the Tuba and Toss Tangerines and jump on the Trampoline

F is for Frits who loves to fish

E is for Ettabetta who love puzzles and playing games 

H is for Hot Rod who loves to build hot rods and go fast 

U is for Us! All the Superkids together 

B is for Bus- the Superkids' new hangout

R for Rainbows 

Memory Words

(words you just have to memorize)

God, Oswald, Golly, Alf, Sal, Lily, a, Frits, I, Ettabetta, the, Hot Rod, Superkids, of 

Decodable Words

(words you can sound out by blending letters)

Unit 1-5: cod, add, odd, cog, dog

Unit 6: gas, sad, sag, sod, Cass

Unit 7: clad class, clog, doll, glad, glass, gloss, lad, lag, lass, log, loss, Sal, salad 

Unit 8: did, dig, dill, ill, slid, gill, ill, sid, is, lid, sill 

Unit 9act, at, cast, cat, cost, cot, dot, got, it, last, list, lost, lots, sat, sit, slot, still, stilt, Tac, tag, Tic, tilt, Toc, toss, tot

Unit 10: Alf, cliff, fad, fast, fat, fig, fill, fist, fit, flag, flat, floss, fog, gift, if, lift, loft, off, sift, soft, staff, stiff 

Unit 11: Ed, egg, elf, fed, fell, felt, get, led, left, leg, less, let, self, sell, set,sled, Ted, tell, test

Unit 12: had, hat, held, hid, hill, his, hit, hog, hot, hot dog

Unit 13: cuff, cut, dug, dull, dust, fluff, fuss, gull, Gus, gust, huff, hug, hut, lug, stuff, tug, us

Unit 14: 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 – Library

Wednesday – Music

Thursday – Art 

Friday  - PE (Kindergartners wear their PE uniform and sneakers to school on Fridays) 

 

Important Dates

Monday February 17th: President's Day/No school 

Friday February 21st: Math and Superkid Test 

Friday March 13th: Professional Day/No School 

Saturday March 14th: Gala 

Friday March 20th: Half Day 

 

Classroom Wish List: 

We are always in need of these items below. This list will be updated throughout the year depending on the needs of the classroom. Please do not go out of your way to purchase these items. If you happen to have extras at home or willing to donate any items to the class, we would be greatly appreciative! Thank you for your generosity. 

  • Gently used books and toys  

  • Clorox Wipes 

  • Tissues 

  • Baby Wipes 

 

*** 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.

  • If there is any change in your child's dismissal routine (i.e. going home early, being picked up by someone else, etc) you must send a note in that morning. Please do not email me with time sensitive dismissal info because I may not get it in time for dismissal.

  • 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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