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Kindergarten - Mrs. Brown

LisaBrownWelcome to Kindergarten! Throughout my years of teaching Early Childhood, I have found that children have the excitement of learning and it is a process I truly enjoy being part of. St. Christopher's is a wonderful school and I am honored to be a teacher and a member of a great team! If you have any questions or concerns, please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Mrs. Brown has had the experiences of teaching Kindergarten and Pre-K for over 20 years in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Maine.


 

 

 

 

Mrs_LagenfeldMrs. Beth Cole is the Full-Day Pre-K teacher's aide.

April

 

April Showers Bring May Flowers! Although a bit early, each student will plant a flower and vegtable. It is exciting to watch the seeds sprout and grow! We also have planted cut pieces of potatos and and wondering if potatoes will grow? Stay tuned until June to find out...Smile 

With the completion of the alphabet, we have begun a series of 'word families'. Word groups will be sent home to practice reading and spelling the words. The students independently are writing complete sentences with high frequency words, word families and punctuation. The pieces of the puzzle are being put together and the results are amazing! 

In math, we begin with subtraction followed by tallying. Hands on activities using manipulatives provide practice for concrete understanding.

The students learn about Jesus's journey on earth and meaning of Easter. Let us remember and give thanks for our gifts and blessings. The character trait is the Egret who teaches Virtue and demonstrates honesty and integrity by making good choices.

Earth day is April 22nd. Learning about ways to conserve energy and recyle lessons. A craft activity the students will complete is learning about their place on earth: home, town, state, country and continent.

Happy Easter and Enjoy Spring Break!

 

March

March 'comes in like a lion and goes our like a lamb'.  It is known as a windy month and we will experiment with varied objects of size, weight and strengths of wind to find out which ones will move and to what distance. It is especially exciting on windy days outside with helicopters they design and fly!

With the arrival of Spring..'.Hooray' and the change of seasons, Our class will learn and explore about insects We will collect and examine species, so if you have a bug lover please collect any and send them There is much excitement when a new bug comes in!

Througout the month, in honor of the whimsical tales and rhymes of Dr. Seuss, each student will become an author and illustrator of their own short book. It will include characters and setting and there will be pages that are silly and some fact. This wrting activity introduces 'word families' and incoporates sentence structure, writing skills and creativity! Smile

Due to the snow days, we will complete our math unit of coins and counting with shopping at the class store. Addition is the unit for the month and hands on activites part of all lessons. IXL has been enjoyed by many students and is encouraged to practice and reinforce skills. They so enjoy receiving a certificate after completing a given amount of problems to solve.

The character trait is the lamb who represents 'Forgiveness' and teaches to accept apologies from others. and forgive them. The students will also prepare for Easter and paricipate on Fridays by going into church with the school for Stations of the Cross.

The school celebrates the Feast Day of St. Patrick on Friday March 17th. It is a dress down day to wear green. Our class will enjoy a festive snack and drink of green. There may be excitement as they anicipate a visit from the leprechaun!

 

February

February begins with Catholic School Week. Special activities are planned each day to remind us how fortunate we are for the gifts and opportunities that students, staff and families have being members of St. Christopher School!

February 2nd is Groundhog day. Will 'Puxatawney Phil' see his shadow? We will experiment with shadows, light and measuring.

Next we celebrate 100 Days of School...Hooray!Smile The count down is on and excitement is in the air. Learning centers revolve around 100 hands on activities.

Force, Motion and Gravity is our Science fair project. The students will experiment exploring ramps, speed and distance which incorporates math, measuring length and distance with varied size and weight of vehicles. A fun experiment is planned with 'Mr. egg' as he travels down the ramp...what will the results be? The students will also explore force with tubes attached to air pumps outside. How high will they go with force? Bowling is also incorporated into the fact finding mission!

President's Day is this month and introducing the concept of money in math is perfect. The focus is to become familiar with coins and the value. It helps to use money for lessons and ach student is asked to bring in coins for identifying and counting. (Please see the attached sheet for amounts) We will complete the unit with a 'class store' during centers where each student will shop for items to buy and must count and pay with correct amount of coins. Shopping is always fun!

The character trait is Virtue which means demonstrating honesty and making right choices. We will relate this to our 16th president named 'Honest Abe'. The lessons in religion are about friendship and how Jesus loves each of us.

Verbs and Nouns will be introduced and will be incorporated into sentence writing and reading. Their skills and confidence continue to grow with practice. Practicing high frequency words, writing and reading are part of daily phonics lessons.

Valentine's Day will be celebrated by giving Valentine cards to classmates on Tuesday, February 12th. There are 25 students in the class. Please have your child sign his/her name on Valentine card only...no name on the envelope. It makes delivery easier! It is also a dress down day to wear red, pink or white. A special snack will be enjoyed on that day!

 

 
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