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January Class News 2017


clip_january001_LIt's time for kindergarten to launch off into space to study our solar system!  This unit is truly a blast to teach, and the children are sure to enjoy exploring the different planets, as well as observing my traditional rocket launch.  Space exploration is continuous and exciting , so we will be checking in with the NASA website to connect with the latest discoveries.

In math we will continue with number work and addition and subtraction.  Many of the games that we play at our work stations require adding and subtracting skills which is a fun way to practice and strengthen these skills.

Our character trait for this month is generosity which involves giving of one's time and talents.  With the number of wonderful volunteers we have in our St. Chris family, generosity is modeled for the children on a daily basis.  We are surrounded by so many forms of generosity in our school, that it is almost impossible not to get swept up into becoming part of it.

Our reading program will be picking up the pace with these added HFW:  they you of are that do one two three four five This month's focus is on finding the main idea of a story and relating the cause and effect.  These kinders love being read to, and have become quite familiar with the elements of literary form.  I will begin daily readings of Little House in the Big Woods starting the first week in January.  I usually read through the first few books in this series because the children enjoy it so much.  We also will be doing more reading and wordwork activities as part of the daily five method.

We will begin something new this month:  COMPUTER CLASS!  On alternating Fridays, KN will be traveling upstairs to work with Mrs. Litch in the computer lab.

Just a reminder that I will be reassessing the students over the coming weeks because report cards will be going home at the end of the month.

At the very end of January, we also will be celebrating Catholic Schools Week which will include many fun activities!