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 March 16th-20th  

Hello KB! I am sure by now, everyone has heard the announcement that we are closed for two weeks. We were prepared for this to happen and sent home the learning packets last Friday. Inside each packet is a cover letter with daily assignments for each subject. This packet covers one week of school. I will send around ideas and assignments for the second week sometime next week. Our goal is to keep students engaged and learning. Please email me with any questions and check this website for updated info on learning expectations for each week. Many of the learning opportunities for kindergarten are age appropriate. I do not believe kindergarten students should be typing papers on a computer so activities like sorting coins, sorting laundry, and outdoor scavenger hunts fulfill many of our learning objectives. The best thing to do over the next few weeks is to set up a rountine like we have at school. Have academic times, play times, quiet times, creative time, chores, and family time.  Each part of the day should be about 20-30 minutes. You and your child will like having a rountine.

 

I understand many of you will be working for home or trading off with your spouse/grandparents to go into the office. This makes implementing assignments difficult, especially with multiple children in different grades. Do what you can with what you have. No student will be penalized. Remember that being with your family at home is also a wonderful opportunity for bonding and learning life skills such as how to do chores, how to get along with each other, and more! Thank you for being the “teacher” for a couple weeks while we wait for this to pass.

 

Unfortunately, this means that St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated at home. As for the Leprechaun Traps, I suggest “setting” the traps at home and seeing what you catch! Maybe some Leprechauns will stop by and leave glitter or some green foot prints. If not, assure your student that when we return to school, they can still bring their traps in to present in class, and “set” them at school to see what we catch. Did you know…..Leprechauns don’t only come out on St. Patrick’s Day! If you do not want to store a Leprechaun trap in your house for two weeks and it ends up in the recycling bin, I completely understand ;)

 

There are a few websites that I suggest using that we use in school. Your children should be familiar with these websites and or content and be excited to have access at home. Mysteryscience.com has excellent mini lessons for kindergarten and they are free because of Covid-19. Abcmouse.com and starfall.com are also free during this virus time and the songs for each letter of the alphabet are a favorite among our classes, so are the games. Storylineonline.net features read loud stories by celebrates and famous authors. Flipgrid is a fun way to communicate, gonoodle.com has excellent exercise and shake-out ideas; Superkids online, IXL.com, Sumdog, and more! Check back here in case I add more ideas. Have fun! 

 

We have finished the March assessments. You will recieve the assessment report when we return to school at the end of the month. The packet is filled with review skills that were on assessment. Continue to practice skills and concepts during the next few weeks.  

 

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. Max G will be sixith. 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. 

  

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 were going continue our discussion about Jesus as a boy and go to Stations of the Cross on Wednesday morning. We were going to learn about St. Patrick. The shamrock is a good example of the Holy Trinity. The Father, Song and Holy Spirit are represented by the three leaves on the shamrock. See your packet for daily assignments in religion. 

Reading: This week your child should be reviewing flashcards, using Superkids Online to read books from their online library, completing worksheets assigned for each day, and reading aloud from old Superkid booklets.

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: This week in your learning packet, each student should review shapes on Monday by looking for them in your house. On Tuesday, use the tangram paper to create your own picture with the 7 shapes. Complete 15 min of IXL on Wednesday. Pick topics we have covered in class or that your child seems familiar with. Thursday is a review of numbers 0-30 and Friday is a review of sorting and organizing coins. 

Language Arts: This week you can read stories aloud to your child and ask reading comprehension questions such as: What characters are in the book? Where does the story take place? What is the problem? How do they solve it? What is the main idea of the story? Complete pages in handwriting packet as well.

Science/Social Studies:  In science students should learn about the five senses. This should be fun to do at home. You could have taste tests with salty, sweet, spicy, sour, and bitter foods. Go outside and "see" what you can find on the Scavenger Hunt worksheet. Close your eyes and listen for sounds outside your house and try to identify them. Touch different fabrics found in your closet to feel soft, rough, velvety, scratchy, slippery, etc. Think about ways in which you use your five senses everyday!   

 

 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 

N is for superNoodle

M is for Map

P is for Picnic

Memory Words

(words you just have to memorize)

God, Oswald, Golly, Alf, Sal, Lily, a, Frits, I, Ettabetta, the, Hot Rod, Superkids, of, no, Supernoddle, for, put 

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

Unit 15: brat, crab, crust, drag, dress, drift, frog, grab, grass, rabbit, rag, red, rest, rid, rub, rug, rust, scrub

Unit 16: 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, tent, tunnel, until 

Unit 17: am, comic, glum, gum, ham, him, mad, mat, melt, men, mend, mess, miss, mitten, mud, muffin, must, smell

 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

Wednesday April 8th: Half Day/ Start of spring break 

Monday April 20th: Return to school from spring break 

 

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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