Mrs. Griffin’s Room
Updated on 08-27-2017 at 6:27am.
Hello and Happy Sunday!
What a great first week of school we had! I am really enjoying getting to know each one of the children. I hope they told you about all of the fun we had last week reading stories about the Gingerbread Man and the Gingerbread Girl, going on a gingerbread hunt and decorating gingerbread cookies. I am sure that they were all exhausted when they got home to you. It usually takes a couple of weeks for them to gtet into the routine and get used to such a long day.
This week, our theme is "Back to School" so we will be reading many stories about the first day of school, following school rules, being happy with who we are and always trying our best such as The Kissing Hand, Froggy Goes to School. I Like Myself, The Little Engine that Could and Officer Buckle and Gloria.
We will also be spending a great deal of time in religion class this week talking about our school theme, "Do Small Things With Great Love" and coming up with ways that we can accomplish this goal.
In math, we will begin to learn about the numbers 0-5. A big part of the kindergarten math standards focuses on numbers. Not just recognizing and writing them, but being able to recognize them in many different ways and how to pick them apart and put them back together (compose sne decompose).
As we are working on each of these things, I will also be spending a great deal of time assessing each of the students to see where they are beginning the year in regards to reading and math. Much of the first two weeks weeks will be spent doing these assessments. Once the assessments are complete I will have a better idea of each of the child's individual needs and how to best meet those needs in the classroom. I will send copies of all of the assessments home once they are completed and then we will begin centers and small group guided reading.
If you continue reading, I have posted the specifics from this week's class newletter so that you can see all of the details of what will be happening this week in kindergarten.
Please note that there was a change to our gym time again. We now have gym on Monday so the children may wear their gym clothes to school tomorrow! This is how it will remain for the rest of the year!
Also, this coming Thursday will be our first Pride Day! On Pride day, the students may wear any St. Francis top with their regular uniform bottoms.
I hope you have a great week! As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me!
A Peek at Our Week!
Updated on 08-27-2017 at 6:28am.
A Peek at Our Week
Religion: Our theme for the year is “Do Small Things with Great Love” so we will be talking about ways that we can accomplish this
Reading: We will be reading many different stories this week and doing lots of fun activities. Please ask your child to tell you all about them! Some of our stories include The Kissing Hand, The Little Engine that Could, Froggy Goes to School, Officer Buckle and Gloria and many more! We will also begin to talk about the parts of a book (front cover, back cove, title page, author, illustrator, etc.)
Phonics: Identifying Uppercase and Lowercase letters
Writing: Writing their first name correctly on the line with only the first letter capital
Math: Introduction of Math Journals and Procedures/Identifying, Writing, Composing and Decomposing Numbers 1-10/Counting with one to one correspondence
Social Studies: School and Classroom Rules
Things to Work on at Home
Updated on 08-27-2017 at 6:30am.
This list will be updated regularly as the year goes on with the skills we are working on at school. Please continue to check the list and work on the skills listed at home.
- Memorizing their Address and Phone Number
- Writing their name with the only the first letter capital
- Recognizing and Writing the Numerals 0-10
- Recognizing the letters of the alphabet and if they are capital or lowercase
- Making the sign of the cross with their right hand
- Memorizing the prayer before meals and our end of the day prayer at school
Snack & Mystery Bag Schedule
Updated on 08-27-2017 at 6:31am.
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August 31- Pride Day- The students may wear any St. Francis shirt with their regular uniform bottoms.
September 4- No School Labor Day!
September 5- Fall Pictures
September 8- Our Mother Mary’s Birthday
PLEASE REMEMBER- GYM IS ON MONDAY
Please also visit the homepage of the website in order to find and complete all important beginning of the year forms. You will need to print the emergency medical form and return it to school with your child!
8:30-8:45: Morning work, attendance, lunch count, etc.
8:45-9:00: Morning Meeting (Calendar and other activities)
9:00-10:00: Whole Group Language Arts (Reading, Phonics, English, Writing, etc.)
10:50-11:10: Science/Social Studies/Health
11:10-12:10: Small Group Learning Centers
2:50-3:00: Get ready for dismissal
Updated on 09-18-2017 at 1:58am.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Please find updates regarding Music Education at the link below for Gradelink.com.
Updated on 07-10-2017 at 12:34pm.
Hello Falcon Families,
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! I am super excited for a fun & active year with your children. If you have any questions or concerns throughout the year please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week all grades will begin class with an “ice breaker” & we will review class rules and expectations.
How to “Be” in PE
Be a Good Sport
Be a Team Player
Athletes Prayer: Father, thank you for the abilities you give me to play my sport. Jesus, be with me as I play that I might do my best. Holy Spirit, inspire me as I compete. May I always play fairly and with respect of my opponents. Whatever the outcome of this game, bless me, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.- St. Sebastian, Patron Saint of Athletes. Pray for us. Amen
Updated on 02-24-2017 at 11:50am. The month of March is here! This week we are celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss. His talents go way beyond rhyming words. We will celebrating his life with some of our favorite books by Dr. Seuss. Our week of celebration will include a Readers Theatre, a scavenger hunt and games all focused around Dr. Seuss. Our Friendly Falcons reading clubs will meet this week to choose our next books. The 3rd grade girls have made the wonderful choice of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. The books are ordered and should be here soon. Can’t wait to start. Fourth grade girls should be finishing up the Because of Winn Dixie movie and ready to choose a new book. Fifth grade is watching The Wizard of Oz. If anyone is interested in joining a book club please come to the library and help pick a book. “You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting.,..... So get on your way!” Dr. Seuss
Updated on 02-24-2017 at 11:50am.
The month of March is here! This week we are celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss. His talents go way beyond rhyming words. We will celebrating his life with some of our favorite books by Dr. Seuss. Our week of celebration will include a Readers Theatre, a scavenger hunt and games all focused around Dr. Seuss.
Our Friendly Falcons reading clubs will meet this week to choose our next books. The 3rd grade girls have made the wonderful choice of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. The books are ordered and should be here soon. Can’t wait to start. Fourth grade girls should be finishing up the Because of Winn Dixie movie and ready to choose a new book. Fifth grade is watching The Wizard of Oz. If anyone is interested in joining a book club please come to the library and help pick a book.
“You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting.,..... So get on your way!”
Updated on 08-21-2017 at 11:17am.
Updated on 05-21-2017 at 5:46pm.
Happy Summer to all!
Mrs. Susie Ahbe
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