Rm. KA - Mrs. Skibo

Mrs. Skibo



Welcome to Kindergarten at St. Jane de Chantal School!

Kindergarten brings Superkids, the Thanksgiving Feast and play, the 100th Day Party, the Valentine’s Day Ball, the very exciting Leprechaun Traps and much more! I look forward to enjoying each and every moment with your children this school year. 

Please check this website often. It will be updated weekly, aiming to answer many of your questions, however, if your questions are not answered, please feel free to email me anytime at

Please read on to see what we will be working on each week as well as information every kindergarten parent should know at De Chantal.

March 18 - 22, 2019

This warm weather has all of us excited for Spring! This week we wrap up Mm and begin learning the letter Pp. We finish our chapter on numbers 10-20 and begin the chapter on numbers 20-30. We will investigate maps in social studies, and our five senses in science. We celebrate three of our classmate's birthdays this week, and end the week by receiving progress reports to mark the third quarter.

Kindergarten students only receive the Archdiocesan report card at the semester and end of year. We provide a progress report to evaluate your child's strengths as well as the learning goals that are still in progress. This will go home Friday, March 22nd. Please email me to set up a meeting if you have any questions or concerns after receiving the progress report. 

As we have begun class fundraising competitions, this is an excellent time to register for the DASH! This is my favorite event at de Chantal and I hope all will consider participating. You can register for the race even if you just want to walk it! We are doing a little school competition and KA used to be in the lead but now we are stuck at only 24% participation for our class in almost last place. Let's try to get it higher by registering!!! Registering is an excellent way to support our school and our HSA. Click here to register: https://racewire.com/register.php?id=10221 

We have finished our star student project, having learned many fun facts about each student in our class, but will continue to pass the puppies one more time. We will begin with Sanvi and will go in number order. Students will either have the puppies Monday- Thursday or Friday through Monday. I know that printing pictures can be difficult. You can always have your son or daughter draw pictures to make it easier.

There are many ways to volunteer at our school and all of the fun events cannot happen without volunteers. To be able to volunteer, you must be Virtus certified. This means taking an evening Child Protection Class as well as arranging a meeting with Catherine Tomsheck, our Business Manager, to complete a background check. Scroll down on my web page for more information. 

Please feel free to email me with any questions or comments you may have at . I am also available to meet in person before school or after school most days, just email to set up a time. Happy Fall!


Mrs. Skibo

Weekly Schedule

Religion: We continue to say our three class prayers: the Glory Be, Our Father, and Hail Mary. This week we begin learning the Our Father. We will slowly work through the meaning of the prayer as well as saying the prayer with the correct words and pronunciations. We will recite the prayer aloud for a certificate. We will attend Stations of the Cross on Wednesday and continue our discussion of Lent. 

Math: This week we wrap up Chapter 15: Numbers 10-20, and begin Chapter 16: Numbers 20-30. In this next chapter we learn to write, count, name, represent, and manipulate numbers 20-30. We will focus on representing these numbers in ten frames as well as understanding the ones and tens place. We will use the numbers to look for patterns when skip counting and in word problems. I have seen a HUGE improvement on correct number direction, thank you for practicing at home. Our class is strong at counting, but sometimes it is hard to remember how to write the number we have counted to. Try to remind your child that the 1 comes first when writing numbers in the teens. 

Reading: This week we continue with the Superkids Club! We have moved on to the second booklet where we learn the letters Nn and Mm. Now that the Superkids have a clubhouse (the bus) and they have cleaned it, painted it, and made it comfortable, they are ready to have fun! But so many of the Superkids have different ideas, how will they ever decide what to do first? The Superkids decide to take turns being the leader of the club. The leader will be called the Supernoodle. Cass is the first Supernoodle and she wants to go on a scavenger hunt. In this unit your child learned the sound of Mm. They learn how to write Mm as well as sounding out simple words with this letter. New vocabulary included: scavenger hunts, collect, boss, and Supernoodle. The new memory word is: for. We will learn the difference between antonyms and synonyms. We continue to learn how to use and write a question mark, as well as how to adjust our voice when reading a question. We read the story The Hunt aloud from our booklets and learn the "lasting lesson" of sharing ideas. 

On Wednesday, we will begin the next unit on the letter Pp. We will learn the sound of Pp and listen for it at the beginning, middle, and end of words. We will learn to write upper and lowercase Pp as well as make simple words with P.

I have added Memory words and Decodable words to the list below. These are words that we will test your child on this week for third quarter progress reports. 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 second quarter testing. Keeping the Superkids booklets in a safe place to review is a good way to have your student practice the letter sounds.

Language Arts: This week we will read the Supersmart Interactive book: The Five Senses. We will read the non-fiction library books: The Odd ComicsOswald and Benand Across the Desert. We will read books about maps, scavenger hunts, and adventures. We will learn the meaning of synonym and antonym and will practice writing sentences correctly on our white boards. We will write in our journals about our five senses.

Science: This week we begin our unit on the five senses! We will learn about the senses with experiments that test our sense of taste, sight, touch, smell, and hearing. We will go on a five senses walk to observe the world around us using our five senses. We will taste different foods, smell different spices, and touch different materials. This is a fun hands-on unit.

Social Studies: This week we continue our discussion of maps. We will learn to read maps and will make our own maps. We learn about a map legend, the compass rose, and the purpose of maps.  

 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 learns information from watching TV

T is for Tic, Tac, and Toc who love to Toss Tangerines & Tootle 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

Memory Words

(words you just have to memorize)

God, Oswald, Golly, Alf, Lily, a, Icky, I, Frits, Ettabetta, the, Hot Rod, Superkids, of, Supernoodle, no, for

Decodable Words from Superkids (1st Semester)

(words you can sound out by blending letters)

cod, add, odd, cog, dog, Cass, sad, gas, sad, sod, 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 from Superkids Club (2nd Semester)

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, lent, nest, net, not, nut, on, ran, robin, run, sand, send, sent, snag, stand, sun, ten, tent, tunnel, until, am, comic, glum, gum, ham, him, mad, mat, melt, men, mend, mess, miss, mitten, mud, muffin, must, smell 

Important Dates:  


Friday, March 22nd: 

- Progress Reports go home

Sunday, March 24th:

- Mother/Son Bowling

Thursday and Friday, March 28-29th:

- 6th Grade Play- Once Upon a Mattress


 Weekly Specials Schedule 

Monday: Computers

Tuesday: PE

(wear PE uniform & sneakers to school)

Wednesday: Library

Thursday: Music

Friday: Art

 Volunteer Information

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/

****Important  Reminders****

- We have PE on Tuesdays. Please have your child come to school wearing only the PE uniform: white DeC tshirt and blue shorts with tennis shoes and school socks. Your child will wear this PE uniform EVERY Tuesday. Please do NOT wear it underneath the regular fall uniform.

- Please pack your child a snack, drink, trash bag (small newspaper bags work well), and a wash-cloth to use as a place mat EVERYDAY- even half days.

 - We are a nut-free classroom. Please do not send your child with items that contain nuts or are processed in a factory with nuts for morning snack. All birthday treats must be nut free and not processed in a factory with nuts. 

- If you are sending your child to extended day, please remember to fill out the form located online: 


- Important papers will typically be sent home in your child's red folders every Tuesday and Thursday but may be sent home on other days as well (especially in the beginning of the year) when important time-sensitive papers may have to come home. I will send an email to alert you should this happen. Please empty the folder before sending back to school the next day.

- Please practice self-help skills with your children (opening lunch containers, zipping backpacks and lunch boxes, tying shoes, buttoning clothing items). These are skills used in the classroom daily.  

- If there is any change in your child's dismissal routine (i.e. going home early, or 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.

- Don’t forget to label everything your child brings or wears to school, we have many children all wearing the same thing, it is hard to trace clothing and lunch boxes back to their owners!

- When sending money in to school please place in sealed envelope and label the outside with a To: and From: as well as what it is for.