2017-2018 School Year

Check out our fire hall photos and our class pictures so far for the year!

 

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September 29, 2017

Hello everyone!

We are starting Book-It on October 1st. Book-It is where I set a goal for the kids each month for the amount of books that either they need to read or books can be read to them. If they meet their goal, then they get a Pizza Hut certificate for a free personal pizza. Each month I will raise the goal a few more books. I am sending home a blue calendar for Book-It. When you read a book to your child or your child reads one to you, please write the title of the book on the date it was read and initial that you read it or that they read it to you. At the end of the month, return the calendar and if they made their goal, I will send their certificate home. The goal for October is 12 books! If you have any questions, please let me know!

Thank you!

Mrs. Becker

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September 28, 2017

Hello parents!

Wanted to get some feedback from you. The Preschoolers and Kindergarteners along with Teacher Ann, Mrs. Becker, Miss Kelly and Miss Jenny are going to have a Halloween party together on Halloween (October 31st). We are looking for helpers to come and help with games and activities for either the morning or the afternoon. We would like to know, if you can help and what would work best either morning or afternoon. After we get some responses back, we will see what the majority chooses and then go from there. Please return the bottom of this sheet to your child’s teacher by Friday October 6th!

 

Thanks for your help!

Teacher Ann, Mrs. Becker, Miss Jenny and Miss Kelly

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I/We ____________________________________ WILL help for the Halloween party.

I/We ____________________________________ WILL NOT be able to help for the Halloween party.

If you are able to help, please CIRCLE which would be best:

I would prefer the Halloween party to be in the MORNING.

I would prefer the Halloween party to be in the AFTERNOON.

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Newsletter 9-21-17

Hello from Kindergarten!!

We have been having a great school year so far! This week, we are learning how to write the letters D, P and B. We are also learning how to write the numbers 1-10. In Religion, we are learning that God is our father. We also learned another name for God which is “Abba”. We have been reading a story for Reading called “Fix-It Duck”. It is about this Duck who tries to fix things, but he just keeps breaking things instead of fixing them! We have also learned a few words like: I, am and some animal names. We have also learned how to read a couple of stories together as a class and by ourselves for our parents!!!! In Math, we are learning how to sort things by alike/different, by color, by size, by shape and by kind. Lots and lots of sorting! We have also been working a lot on our listening and following direction skills. We would like to thank Miss Sandy for all of her hard work, dedication, time and commitment to our school! We are so sad that she will be leaving us! Her last day is tomorrow! We wish her well at her new job and we hope she comes back to visit! Have a great weekend everyone!!!

Mrs. Becker

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9-8-17

Hello Parents/Guardians,

We have had a very fun 1st week of school! Next week, we will start getting into the swing of things and learn about the different subjects we will be working on!

**I would like you to fill out the attached orange sheet and send it back with your contact information. It is an easy way for me to find your information that may be needed throughout the school year! My email is shteacherk@arvig.net.

**Attached is also the snack calendar for the rest of September. I will be sending out a monthly snack schedule.  Your child will be responsible for providing a snack for all the kindergarten students in class for the designated week.  Please send a total of 13 servings each day. They will also be able to have milk with their snack as well (provided by the school).

Ideas for snack: crackers, fruit, yogurt, pudding, cheese balls, cheese, fruit snacks, peanut butter, bread, applesauce, pretzels, cereal, cereal bars, fruit, vegetables, etc.

Hope you all have a great weekend!!

Mrs. Becker

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2016-2017 School Year

 

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5-11-17

Hello from Kindergarten!

I cannot believe we only have 16 days of school left! WOW!! Time sure flies when you’re having fun and learning lots! We have been very busy in Kindergarten — trying to finish things up for the year and getting ready for Kindergarten graduation! Graduation is next Friday, May 19th at 2:00 p.m. in the school gym. Hope to see you there! In Religion, we are learning about the different seasons in the church year (Christmas, Ordinary Time, Lent, Easter, Pentecost and Advent) and what colors represent each season (White, Green, Purple and Red). In Math, we are just finishing learning about money (pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters). In Reading, we are reading a story called “Seeds”. It is about all different kinds of seeds — seeds from trees, seeds from fruits and veggies, seeds from plants, etc. We are learning what seeds need in order to grow — good soil, lots of sunlight, water and space. Happy Mother’s Day to all of you mothers and grandmothers! Thank you for all you do!! I hope you all have a great weekend! Get out and enjoy the beautiful, sunshiny weather!

Mrs. Becker

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Hello from Kindergarten!!

Hope everyone is doing well! We are anxiously awaiting Spring Break next week!! The kindergarteners have been very busy learning new thing every day! On Monday, we finished our alphabet letters (now we know how to write all of the big letters and little letters!)!! Whoooohooooo! The kids were very excited!! Now we are working on writing words and sentences! In Religion, we are learning about different ways that God blesses us. We are also learning some about the Beatitudes. In Reading, we started a new story called Animal Babies in Grasslands. The story talks about what the momma animals are called (elephant, zebra, lion, prairie dog, kangaroo, giraffe and meerkat) and what their babies are called (calf, foal, cub, pup, joey, calf and pup). The kids are also reading some books for this section called “Pat the Cat”, “Tam and Sam Go to The Zoo” and “My Map”. They are doing a great job and are learning new words every day! In Math, we are working on identifying, building and combining solid shapes along with finding what the surface of the solid shape looks like. In Social, we are learning about some different symbols and monuments of our country (White House, U.S.A. Flag, Bald Eagle, Lincoln Memorial and Washington Memorial). Hope you have a great rest of the week and an AWESOME spring break!!

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March 1, 2017

Hello Everyone!!

Awesome job on the book-it reading so far! For March, our goal is 30 books! That is just one book a night! You can do it!!

I hope the reading stories for homework are going well! It will really help the kids out if they continue to get lots of practice each night!

Spring picture day is coming up this next Monday, March 6th! They will be taking individual pictures and a class picture!

** If you have not signed and returned the mid-quarter reports, please do so asap.

Another reminder… our Spring break is March 13th – March 17th!

Hope you all have a great night!

Mrs. Becker

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February 2, 2017

Hello Everyone!

Just wanted to send out a note about Book-It for February. This month our goal will be 25 books! Keep up the great work!

Tomorrow (Friday) is pajama day! I told our class that they could bring a blanket and a stuffed animal if they would like! Also, we DO have church tomorrow….so…. please just send their pajamas with to school and we will change after church!

Daniel has been our Star of the Week this week! He can bring something for show and tell tomorrow!

Hope you all have a great night!!

Mrs. Becker

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Hello from Kindergarten!!! We have been very busy learning lots of new things every day in class! We almost know how to correctly write all of the little letters of the alphabet! In Reading, we are reading the story “Julius”. It’s about an Alaskan pig that Maya’s granddaddy brought back from Alaska for Maya. Maya taught the pig how to behave and Julius (the pig) taught Maya how to have fun. We are learning about what/who the characters are in a story. We are also learning how to correctly form sentences by using a capital letter at the beginning, a period at the end, use our best handwriting and the sentence has to make sense. In Math, we are learning how to sort and make a graph. We are going to look at different pictures to and then make a graph as well. In Religion, we are learning about our parish.  Our parish is a neighborhood family of Catholics. And, the pastor is the priest who is the leader of the parish. We are anxiously awaiting Catholic Schools Week! The students are very excited to have dress-up days, activities and a movie throughout the week! Have a great rest of the week and an awesome weekend!

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January 4, 2017

Hello Parents/Guardians,

I hope you all had a great Christmas vacation!! I enjoyed the break, but it is nice getting back into a routine and it is awesome to see the kids again and hear all of their stories!

** I am sending home a new calendar for Book-It for January!!! Awesome job on all of the reading!! Keep up the great work!! For January, our goal is to read at least 20 books!!

** Keep working on selling carnival raffle tickets!

Have a great night!!

Mrs. Becker

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12-14-16

Hello again everyone!!!!

Just wanted to let you know…. We are going to have a little Christmas party in our classroom next Wednesday (December 21st). That day, we will have pajama day just for Kindergarten (they have wanted to do this for a while!)! We are also going to do a little gift exchange. Please send a wrapped gift worth $5-$10. Boys send a boy gift, girls send a girl gift! They will play a dice game and choose a present. Everyone will get a gift back! Please make sure the gift is here by next Wednesday morning for sure…. You can send them earlier if you want to!!

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Have a great night!!!

Mrs. Becker

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12-12-16

Hello Everyone!

Just wanted to send out a reminder…. This Thursday (December 15th) is our dress rehearsal practice for our Christmas program starting at 6:30 p.m. Please be at the Sacred Heart Church basement no later than 6:15 p.m. so we can get everyone lined up and get costumes on the Pre-K kids. Please be there on time, so our practice doesn’t go very late!

Kindergarten kids – for the program, remember to wear nice Christmas clothes.

**Taylee is our Star of the Week this week! She can bring something for show and tell on Wednesday!

**Tomorrow is Library! Please send your child’s book back!

Thank you! See you all Thursday night!!

Mrs. Becker

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12-5-16

Hello Parents/Guardians,

I hope all is well with all of you!

**Today, I am sending home 3 different Scholastic Book Orders. They are due back to me or online by December 12th – I will order them that day. My sheet says that if they are ordered by the 12th, they are guaranteed to get here before Christmas. So, if you would like them as stocking stuffers or a Christmas gift, please let me know so I don’t send them home with your child.

**Mid Quarter is tomorrow already! This quarter is just flying by! Mid quarter reports will be sent home next week. Please look them over, sign them and return to me.

**Also, we are collecting non-perishable food items for a food drive. Each grade has a Christmas tree by their doors. When 10 items come in, we get to put an ornament on our tree!

**For one of the Kindergarten service projects (we do 2 a year), we just finished making Christmas placemats for the Meals on Wheels people at the community center.

Thank you! Have a great night!!

Mrs. Becker

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12-1-16

Hello Parents/Guardians,

Awesome job with Book It! for November!!! Keep up the great work! Our goal for December is going to be 17 books! We have green calendars for this month. Please write down the names of the books on the calendar. If 17 books are read, then your child will receive a slip for a free personal pizza from Pizza Hut!

** If you haven’t turned in November’s calendar yet, please send it back tomorrow so I can give your child their certificate.

**Last week I sent home a speaking part for your child for the Christmas program on a red sheet of paper. Please make sure you are practicing it with them so they can learn their parts. The program is only 20 days away!

**Also, for the Christmas program, your child will need to dress up in a nice Christmas outfit.

**Please remember to send 1 snack a day for your child to have at snack time.

**It is winter time, so please remember to send: snowpants, winter boots, hat, mittens and a winter jacket with your child every day. You never know what the weather is going to be like.

*** Just to let you know… each year we have to do 2 service projects to help the community. This year, one of our projects is making Christmas placemats for the Meals on Wheels program. We are almost finished with this project. When we are done, I will be bringing them over to the community center so they can be used with Christmas meals.

Hope you all have a great night!

Mrs. Becker

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Newsletter 11-17-16

Hello from Kindergarten!!

We have been very busy in Kindergarten lately! We’re learning new things every day! In Religion we just got done learning about the three trinities (God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit). Now, we are on to learning the different ways God talks to us (through Sacred Scripture, the church, through all of creation and through the people who love us) . In Handwriting, we just finished learning our big curve letters (C, O, Q and G). In Math, we are learning about different positions (up, down, left, right, above, below) and different patterns. In Reading, we just finished up with our story called “Fix-It Duck”. He was a very good friend and helper, but everything went wrong and he just made things worse when he tried to fix them. Now we are on to the story “Plaidypus Lost”. In Social, we are learning about what cooperate means and how we need to cooperate with others. We are also learning what it means to be a good citizen! The kids are anxiously awaiting the snow that is supposed to come tonight and tomorrow! Happy Thanksgiving next week as well!

Mrs. Becker

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November 3rd, 2016

Hello Everyone!

Just wanted to send a note home about the Book-It for November! This month each child’s goal is to have 13 books read to them and written on the orange calendars! If they reach or beat this goal, then they receive a free personal pizza from Pizza Hut!

**Way to go on October’s goal!!! ** Looks like lots of good books have been read!

A couple little reminders…..

**It is wintertime in Minnesota – please send a hat, mittens, warm shoes/boots and a winter jacket with your child EVERY day! The weather is always changing, so we want to be prepared if it is cold outside!

**Parent/Teacher conferences are next Thursday. Everyone should have received a little sheet of paper stating what time your conference is. If you didn’t get one, please let me know!

**We will be having a Veteran’s Day program next Friday, November 11th.

Have a great night!

Mrs. Becker

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October 24, 2016

Hello Everyone!

I hope you all had a great MEA weekend! It was a very nice break but it’s also good to be back in school! Lots of stuff to remember!

Tomorrow is Library day! Please send your child’s library book back!

Wednesday is pony rides for the Pre-K and Kindergarten kids for achieving the work-a-thon goal! Please send the yellow permission slips back tomorrow (Tuesday). Please send your child with a hat, mittens, winter coat and warm clothes.

Friday we will be having our Halloween party in Kindergarten! If you have treats for the class, you can send them in for Friday.

Please remember to send 1 snack with your child every day! An afternoon snack (2nd snack) is provided by the school district.

Also, it is getting colder outside. Please be sure to send warm clothes, a winter jacket, mittens and a hat with your child every day!

Homework tonight is a Math worksheet!

I hope all is well with everyone! See you all soon at conferences on November 10th! Have a great night!

 

Mrs. Becker

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October 18, 2016

Hello Parents/Guardians,

I hope you are all doing well!!! Kindergarten is going well so far! They keep learning new things every day! They are still trying to get used to working on all of our subjects each and every day. It is coming along though!

We had a great time today making apple pies! They smell soooo yummy!!! Hopefully the kids share a little with you! We are very excited for our work-a-thon tomorrow and then a 4 day weekend!!

** REMINDER ** Don’t forget to fill out your child’s October reading calendar. Please read at least 10 books for October!!

Have a great night!!

Mrs. Becker

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Newsletter #1

Hello from Kindergarten!! We are having a great start to our 2016-2017 school year! Everyone seems to be getting settled into our daily routine and is eager and ready to learn numbers, sounds, letters, counting, etc. This next Thursday September 29th is Grandparents Day – all of the grandparents are welcome to come to mass at 8:30 am and then to the school to have some refreshments! In Kindergarten, we always love visitors! If you would like to come in and help us with a project or to come read a story, we would love to have you! Just give me a heads up so I know! We are very excited to see what the rest of the year brings! We are really happy with all of this nice, Fall weather already! Have a great rest of the week and a great weekend!!!

Miss Becker

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September 22nd, 2016

Hello Parents and/or Guardians,

I hope you are all doing well! We have been crazy busy in Kindergarten learning lots of new things each and every day!!! We are having lots of fun!!

I am sending home a Star of the Week sheet for you and your child to fill out. Please send some pictures with your child (you will get them back after your child has been the Star of the Week). We love learning about each other and this gives us another chance to do that!

**Please remember to send 1 snack a day for your child. We also have an afternoon snack (either fruit or vegetable) that we get from the Public School every day. So, only send 1 snack a day for your child.

**Just wanted to give you all a heads up….I am going to be gone September 29th, 30th and October 3rd for my wedding!! Mrs. Rosie Blessing will be subbing for me when I am gone those days!

Miss Becker

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September 6, 2016

Hello Kindergarten Parents/Guardians:

We had a great 1st day of Kindergarten! We learned a lot about our classroom (where things are, our schedule, our classroom rules, etc.). Just wanted to let you know about a few things…

  1. Please send a snack with your child each day (we have a later lunch time this year so we need to have a morning snack for the kids).
  2. We have Library on Tuesday mornings, so library books need to come back Tuesday’s. They did have library today, so they have a library book in their backpacks.
  3. If you did not send your child’s Summer Bridges workbook back, please do so even if it is not completed. I would like to see how far they got over the summer.

If you have any questions, please let me know! Looking forward to a great year!!!

Have a great night!

Miss Becker

 

 

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Dr. Seuss 1

Dr. Seuss hats! 🙂

Dr. Seuss 3

Dr. Seuss Day fun!!

Dr. Seuss 2

Dr. Seuss Day fun!

Easter 1

Easter Bunny Cars! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Easter 2

The finished products!

Easter 3

Making Easter Bunny Cars

Easter 4

Making Easter Bunny cars!

Reading

Reading fun!!

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“In Kindergarten, We LOVE To Have Fun!!!”

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April 6, 2016

Hello Parents/Guardians,

Just a few upcoming events/reminders:

* This Friday, April 8th is our Parent Appreciation pizza party supper, the          school dance and sleepover! Supper starts at 6:00pm! Hope to see you   all there!! J Please send back the pink or green sheets so we know how many people to plan for supper and for the sleepover!

 

*May 20th will be our Kindergarten Graduation! J I will let you know on    the time for sure soon!

 

*May 24th will be the Preschool and Kindergarten field trip to the zoo in  Brainerd! J

 

**Homework for tonight is to write the ABC’s in capital letters and abc’s in little letters! J

 

Have a great night!

Miss Becker

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3-17-16

Hello Kindergarten Parents/Guardians,

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you all!!! I hope you are all doing well!!! We have been crazy busy in Kindergarten lately! And….we are finally ALL back after battling some sicknesses for the past month or 2!

Just a few reminders:

*the Kindergarten class is in charge of working for the fish fry     tomorrow night! The fish fry goes from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. Please come           and help if you are able to….. many hands make light work! J

*Preschool and Kindergarten round-up is next Tuesday night (March       22nd)

*End of the quarter is next Wednesday (March 23rd)

*Also, Lakewood Health System is bring bike helmets for the kids on       Tues. May 10th

 

Have a great night!!!

Miss Becker

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Hello from Kindergarten! We are learning lots of new things each and every day! We have learned how to write all of our classmates first and last names! We have had 116 days of school, so we also know how to write to 116! We read a story called “A Bed for the Winter” and are learning where different animals sleep or hibernate in the wintertime. We have learned lots of new words and can read stories alone, with a group and with a partner! In Social, we are learning about landforms, different bodies of water and what globes show. In Science, we are learning about our land, water and air around us. In Math, we have learned that numbers have 2 different names (ex. 1 and one), now we are learning how to order numbers 1-12 and how to sort those numbers! In Religion, we are starting to learn about Easter and the holy days before Easter! One of our families just had a new baby, so we have been very excited to see pictures and hear about the new baby. We are very excited that the weather is getting nice out again!!! Have a great rest of the week!!

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2-23-16

Hello Kindergarten Parents/Guardians,

I hope you are all doing well! We are finally getting back into a routine in school! There have been sooooo many fun activities going on lately that we haven’t had a regular routine in a while!

The Religion activity sheet that we talked about today and is sent home tonight is about Advent! Weird! Not sure why they put that this far back in our books! Advent was a while ago! Anyways…. I guess we are talking about Advent again. So anyways, just so you know…. We are not behind in Religion….my book is just weird and put this at the end.

We didn’t have Library today; we will have it tomorrow, so please send their Library book back!

Homework tonight is a math sheet!

I hope you all have a great night!

Miss Becker

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2-16-16

Hello Kindergarten Parents/Guardians,

I hope you all had a nice, long weekend! We are happy to be back and learning new things again! Tomorrow (Wednesday) is our 100th day of School and our Valentine’s party!! If you have treats to send with your child, please send them tomorrow! We decorated our boxes today!

Please keep reading books with your child for the Reading Challenge! Today, we had guest reader: Megan Dolezal! You can mark off (on your child’s Purple Reading Challenge sheet) –An Alphabet Book (we read L M N O Peas) and A Book Whose Cover You Like (we read Llama, Llama and the Bully Goat). If you would like and are able to, we would really enjoy it if you could come in and read a story to our class! If you are interested, just let me know when you are able to and we will try to fit you in!

Have a great evening!

Miss Becker

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2-1-16

Hello Kindergarten Parents/Guardians,

I hope you are all doing well! We are starting off our Catholic Schools week very well! Our dress-up days for the week are: Today we had rainbow day (we had Orange), tomorrow we have mismatch day, Wednesday is superhero day, Thursday is hat day and Friday we have pajama day.

Our Star of the Week is: Alexa! She can bring something for show and tell for Wednesday!

Please turn in any sold or unsold raffle tickets; we need ALL of them back!

Tomorrow we have Library, so please send Library books with your child.

Friday, the kids get out 2 hrs. early!

Also, please sign and turn in your child’s report card!

I hope you all have a great evening!

Miss Becker

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Hello from Kindergarten!!! We are working very hard and learning new things everyday in Kindergarten! Each day we have a new sentence to write correctly on our papers along with our first and last names. Our writing is improving more and more every day! In Religion, we are learning about showing kindness everywhere we are. In Reading, we are working on a book called “Life in an Ocean” and starting a new book called “Armadillo’s Orange”. We are also reading a couple little books by ourselves. In Math, we are learning the names of solid shapes, how to build solid shapes and the surfaces of solid shapes. In Science, we are learning about Plants and Animals All Around on land and in water. Lastly, in Social we are learning about goods and services and will start learning about where we live. We hope you are all enjoying the warmer weather! We are so glad to be able to go outside and play for recess! Have a great weekend! NO SCHOOL TOMORROW!

Miss Becker

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1-12-16

Hello Kindergarten Parents/Guardians,

I hope you are all doing well and staying warm in this very frigid, cold weather! Here’s a little update on what we are working on this week!

We are busy working on writing numbers, letters and sentences correctly. In Math, we are learning how to predict and record outcomes, then we have our Chapter 5 review (tomorrow) and test (Thursday), then we start Chapter 6 in our books! In Reading, we are reading a few stories including: “Life In An Ocean”, “I Have!”, “Tam At The Beach” and “A Little Mat”. In Science, we are learning about the parts of plants, how plants grow and plants and animals all around. In Social, we are learning about why we make choices and what goods and services are. In Religion, we are learning about how God blesses us!  We finished our lower case letters today! Now we are going to be working on classmates names! We can count up to 120! We can write up to the number 77 (we have been in school for 77 days already!). Time is going by SOOOOO fast!

Our Star of the Week is: Brooklyn. She can bring something for show and tell tomorrow!

For the Math homework tonight, please be sure to read the directions carefully. They have to predict first and write that number down, then they have to spin 5 times on the little spinner at the top of the page and make a tally mark for each spin!

Have a great night! Stay warm!

Miss Becker

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12-14-15

Hello Kindergarten Parents/Guardians,

I hope you all had a great weekend and are almost ready for Christmas!  We are very excited for Christmas to get here in Kindergarten!

Tonight there are 2 homework sheets. One is a Math symmetry sheet (symmetry means the same exact on both sides) and a Science sheet.

Our Star of the Week is: Grace. She can bring something for show and tell on Wednesday.

We are also getting ready for our Christmas program on Wednesday night! Please have your child/children in the church basement between 6 and 6:15 pm. The closer to 6 the better….we need to get them all lined up and ready to go by 6:30 p.m. SHARP!!!

Have a great night!

Miss Becker

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12-8-15

Hello Preschool and Kindergarten Parents/Guardians,

I just wanted to send out a reminder letter about the Christmas Program practice tomorrow night (Wednesday Dec. 9th) starting at 6:30 p.m. SHARP!!!!!!! at Sacred Heart Church! Be there a little early so we are ready to go right at 6:30!!!  Every student NEEDS to be there so we can practice the whole program!

Thank you! See you all tomorrow night!

Miss Becker

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12-7-15

Hello Kindergarten Parents,
I hope you all had a great weekend! We are still preparing for our Christmas Program! We went through the whole thing for the first time today! We need some more work, but it will be super fun!

 

**Please send your child’s library book back tomorrow. We have Library!

 

** Our Star of the Week is: Chloe. She can bring something for show and tell on Wednesday!

 

**We are working on lots of stuff this week:

-Reading books: “Tam!”, “Toy Store”, “Dig, Dig Digging”, “Let’s Go”

-Learning about different shapes, symmetry and equal parts in Math

-Writing the numbers: 55-59

-Writing the letters: l, k, y, j and p

-Religion: Family Celebrations

-Listening and Speaking in Social

-Animals moving and changing in Science

 

**Keep practicing Christmas songs and speaking parts.

 

**We have practice on Wednesday evening starting at 6:30 p.m. sharp!!!!!!

 

Have a great week!
Miss Becker


11-30-15

Hello Kindergarten Parents/Guardians,

I hope you all had a really great Thanksgiving weekend!  I know I sure enjoyed my time off with family and friends!!

**We have Library tomorrow. Please send your child’s book back.

**Please keep practicing Christmas program parts! They need to be memorized by next Monday, December 7th!

**Reminder: Please make sure your child has their snowpants, boots, hat, mittens, winter jacket and/or a scarf. It is getting chilly outside. The kids will go outside every day unless the weather is not cooperating.

**Here are a few more directions for tonights homework packet (we have a test tomorrow).

-Page 2: Encourage children to predict what Rosa and Tim will find in the trunk. Ask them why they think that.

-Page 3: Check children’s predictions, noting that the trunk contains dress-up clothes. How many hats does Tim have? What else is there one of? Have children write the number and tell how many on the line.

-Page 4: How many gloves is Rosa wearing? What else are there two of? Ask children to write the number and tell how many.

-Page 5: How many hats does Tim have now? Ask children to write the number to tell how many. Encourage them to find other groups of three in the picture.

-Page 6: Ask children to count the shoes and write the number to tell how many. Can you find four of something else in the picture?

-Page 7: What number is on Tim’s shirt? How many buttons does Rosa have? Ask the children to find other groups of five in the picture.

-Page 8: How many clothes are inside the trunk?

**Our Star of the Week is: Lauren

**I am sending home 3 different book orders. They are all for December. At the top of the sheets I have class activation code if you would like to order online. I also have the date for when they are returned which is Monday December 14th.

**Also, please remember to send a snack with your child every day!

Have a great night!!

Miss Becker

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11-20-15

Hello Preschool and Kindergarten families,

We are starting to prepare for our Christmas program. It is titled “Let’s Dress Up for Christmas”. Some kids will be animals, angels, shepherds, wisemen, star, Mary, Joseph and part of a band (some of these kids will also have a small speaking part), and other kids have a bigger speaking part. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, practice with them so they can have their parts memorized by the beginning of December so practice on December 9th goes well!!!!!!

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Thank you!!!

Miss Becker

 

Mary – Lily                                                                     Speaking parts:

Joseph – Christopher                                                    -Alexa

Dog – Joshua                                                                 -Cooper

Chicken – Lucy                                                               -Chole

Cow – Kaylee                                                                  -Marleigh

Sheep – Hunter                                                              -Lauren

– Amelia                                                              -Danika

Cat – Katelyn                                                                  -Drake

Pig – Ben S.                                                                     -Kaylee

Shepherd – Isaac                                                           -Oskar

– Alex                                                             -Clara

-Sawyer                                                         -Roxy

-Ben R.                                                          -Taylee

Angels – Aubree                                                             -Kana

-Aleea                                                                 -Aleea

-Taylee                                                                -Brooklyn

Star – Kennedy                                                               -Alex

Wisemen – Gabe                                                            -Emitt

-Oskar                                                            -Leah

-Emitt                                                             -Grace

Band – Danika                                                                -Carson

-Roxy                                                                      -Amelia

-Marleigh                                                              -Isaac

-Easten                                                                   -Sawyer

-Milli                                                                      -Cooper

-Alexa

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Hello from Kindergarten!! We are having fun and learning a lot here in Kindergarten! We can all count to 100 and write our numbers up to 44! Whoooohoooo! In Science we have learned what living and non-living things are. In handwriting, we can write all of the capital letters. Now, we are working on the lowercase ones, they are a little tricky, but we will learn them. In Religion we learned about different things you see at a baptism (baptismal candle, white garment, holy fountain and the blessed chrism). In Reading, we are learning to read some short little books all together, with a partner and by ourselves! We really love reading! We are very excited about the recent snowfall! We cannot wait to go play in it! We are getting really excited to start practicing for our Christmas program soon! Have a great rest of the week and an awesome weekend!

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11-13-15

Hello Kindergarten Parents/Guardians,

Conferences went very well last night! I would like to apologize again for going over the time limits and making some of you wait! I really, truly am sorry for that! The time just went by so fast! It was crazy!

We have a quick, easy math homework sheet for this weekend. Sorry about that, but it is really easy, I promise! There is also a little story book in their folders that they would love to read to you over the weekend. It is called “Animal Friends”.

I hope you all have a great weekend! See you on Monday!

Miss Becker

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11-11-15

Hello Kindergarten Parents and Guardians,

Here are a few more directions that go with the kids’ homework for tonight. We have a test tomorrow, so this is their review for it.

– Cover – Read aloud the title of the story for child. Have child answer the title question. Ask how many dogs, how many children, and how many toys they see. Do they match one to one.

-Page 2 – Point out that a friend has joined Ben. Read aloud the sentence. Do the toys and children match one to one? How do you know?

-Page 3 – Read aloud the sentence. Ask how many pails children will draw. Why will you draw 3 pails?

-Page 4 – Have children look at page 4. Are there more children or toys? How do you know?

-Page 5 – Ask children to look at the toys in Ben’s sandbox. Are there fewer pails or shovels? How do you know?

-Page 6 – Read aloud the question as children look at the page. Accept sorting rules children can justify, such as trucks and tools, red things and yellow things, or things with wheels and things without wheels.

-Page 7 – Does Ben have more trucks or tools? How did Ben find out which group had more?

-Page 8 – Ask how many friends are at Ben’s sandbox now. Is there one toy for each friend? How do you know?

**The kids did a wonderful job on singing their 2 songs with the Pre-K kids! They all did a very nice job! I was proud of them!!  

Have a great night!  

Miss Becker

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11-9-15

Hello Kindergarten Parents/Guardians,

I hope you all had a safe, fun and enjoyable 1st weekend of deer hunting! We are very busy this week in Kindergarten! We are learning lots and having fun!

We have been practicing our songs for the Veteran’s Day program.  I think we are ready for it!! Have your child sing our two songs to you! They are doing a good job! The Veteran’s Day Program is on Wednesday November 11th at 10:00am. Please have your child/children wear Red, White and Blue on Wednesday for the program.

I sent home conference times in an envelope today for Parent/Teacher conferences on Thursday.

Our STAR OF THE WEEK this week is: Kana. Kana can bring something for show and tell on Wednesday!

We have Library tomorrow, so please send back Library books. 

I think that is all! If not, I will send another note home this week.

See you all Thursday afternoon/evening for conferences!

Miss Becker

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November 2nd, 2015

Hello Kindergarten Parents/Guardians,

**I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween weekend!! I cannot believe it is NOVEMBER! Wow! We have been in school for 2 months already! Time fly’s when you’re having fun!

**Today we started learning our 2 songs for our Veterans Day program. The songs are called “Veterans Day” (to the tune of Jingle Bells) and “Veterans, We Thank You” (to the tune of Three Blind Mice). They are good little singers!  We will be singing these 2 songs with the Preschool kids, so, our Kindergarteners are the leaders this year!!

**We are starting STAR OF THE WEEK this week! If you have not turned your child’s sheet in, please do so ASAP. If you would like to send some pictures with, you sure can do that! I promise, you will get them back!  What we are going to do with this STAR OF THE WEEK thing is…. I have a board in the classroom that I will hang up the sheet that you and your child have filled out and put the pictures on the board too. On Wednesday of the week that your child is STAR OF THE WEEK, they can bring something for show and tell, we will look at the pictures and read about what your child likes to do and then each student will be drawing a picture of your child and something that he or she likes to do with him/her. I will put these drawings together as a little book for your child to keep. Our STAR OF THE WEEK this week is: Leah

**I am sending out November book orders today, if you would like to order, please have your orders turned in by Monday November 16th so we can hopefully have the books by Thanksgiving!

**Parent-Teacher conferences are next Thursday, November 12th . If you have not turned in your sheet with the times you can come, please do so ASAP so I can get the full schedule ready for that night.

**Lost and found: we have a pair of pants (Cherokee size 5) and a blue Sacred Heart t-shirt (size Medium) in our room. I think someone forgot them at the time of the Work-a-thon. If they are your child’s, please let me know and I will get them back to you!!

**Reminder: We have Library tomorrow, so, please send your child’s book back with them! 

Miss Becker

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October 20th, 2015

Hello Kindergarten Parents/Guardians,

We are having a great time in Kindergarten so far! We are glad that everyone is back in our class after being out sick.

In Handwriting this week, we are learning how to write the letters: V, W, X and Y.

We are practicing writing our numbers for our binders and we are up to number 23. This week we will be writing 24, 25 and 26.

In Reading, we are going to read Miss Bindergarten, The Little Toys, Am I Little? and Go To Town. In the papers I sent home today, there was one reading one titled Family Times. That explains what we will be talking about and learning this week in the story Miss Bindergarten. That sheet is not homework….it is just to give you a heads up as to what we are talking about and what kind of questions you can ask your child/children.

In Math, today we did problem solving using a pattern. Tomorrow we have Chapter 2 review, Thursday we have Chapter 2 test, and Friday we will start Chapter 3.

In Science, we are learning about living and nonliving things.

In Social, we are learning about What makes a good citizen and what are rights and responsibilities.

Explanations: AR is Accelerated Reading. We do this every Monday morning with the 5th graders. The Kindergarteners pick out a book and the 5th graders read it to them. Then, the Kindergarteners have to take a 5 question test on the book. If they get so many right, they earn AR points. For the 1st quarter they have to earn 1 point, 2nd quarter 2 points, 3rd quarter 3 points and 4th quarter 4 points.

Recess Rescue is where if the students are messing around during class and do not get done with their work. They have to stay in from recess with a teacher and work on their work. Each time they stay in, they are marked down. So, recess rescue is something that you don’t want your kids getting any points for.

I hope that clears a few things up!  If you have any questions, please feel free to come and talk to me!

Have a great week!

Miss Becker

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October 5, 2015

Kindergarten News

Hello Kindergarten Parents!

Things are going great so far in Kindergarten! We have been learning lots including:

days of the week, calendar, month, date, year, and how many days of school,

how to write the letters F, E, D, P and B,

how to write the numbers 1-16,

position words in Math,

Jesus, his apostles, and a few Saints,

Fix-it Duck, Cat and Dog Work Together, Go To School

and lots of other fun projects.

 

This week we will be learning how to write the letters R, N, and M. We are reading Plaidypus Lost. Learning about St. Jerome and St. Paul. We are learning more about position words, patterns with sounds and motions, how to extend patterns and translating patterns in math.

 

This week we have a visit to the Fire Station, math testing on Wednesday, and no school on Friday.

 

During the month of October, we are praying the rosary every morning.

 

Also sent home today is the book order sheet for October. Please return them by October 21st, so I can get our order placed before the end of the month.

 

We have Library tomorrow, so please return library books.

 

I hope you are all doing well! If you have any questions, please feel free to stop in and talk to me or send a note.

 

Have a wonderfully, awesome week!!

Miss Becker

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Hello from Kindergarten!!  We are having a great start to our 2015-2016 school year! Everyone seems to be getting settled into our daily routine and is eager and ready to learn numbers, sounds, letters, counting, etc. As the new Kindergarten teacher I am getting to know all of my students and some of the parents! Everyone has been a great help! I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year brings for us! This past Thursday was Grandparents day. The Kindergarteners were very excited to have visitors in our classroom. They each made some hand print posters that say ‘I love my Grandparents’ to give to them when they visited our room. We are very excited to see what the rest of the year brings!

Miss Becker

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September 8th, 2015

Hello Kindergarten Parents!

We had a great first day of school!! We learned lots about each other, the classroom and the school!

One thing I forgot to mention was about sending a snack for the afternoon with your child. Milk is provided by the school, but a snack is not. I had a snack for them today, but if you could start sending one tomorrow, that would be great!

I hope you all have a great night! We are all excited to come back to Kindergarten tomorrow! See you tomorrow!
Thank you!

 

 

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