Welcome to Mrs. Pugliese's Kindergarten Class
(where we EMBRACE friendship!)

WEEK OF: January 22, 2018

Last week, the children had a fun, productive week in our classroom! They started preparing for Catholic Schools Week by reviewing God's Creation story. Our floor is focusing on God's sea and flying creatures. The students painted sea turtle shells, cut out the parts of sea turtles, wrote sea turtle facts, and watched a video learning more information. We learned that sea turtles are beautiful and interesting and live long lives. This week, we will focus on flying squirrels! Another awesome creature that God created. Our outside hall will look great with the children's creations. Inside the classroom, they made Sight Word Snowmen. They used their creativity to generate snowmen with nine sight words written on the snowballs. They used those sight words to write sentences on the bottom of the page. These decorations make our classroom look so wintry and educational.
In math, they were hands-on when comparing objects by weight, height, and capacity using balancing scales, rulers, and bins. They had fun, and learned a lot! In reading, we discussed our neighborhoods and community workers. They worked together in small groups to discuss CVC words and focused on the short vowel sounds of short a and short i. It was a busy week, despite having no school on Monday for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
Looking ahead to this week...
In religionwe will continue learning about the Creation story. Our focus for Catholic Schools' Week is "Come Witness the Creation Story," so our floor (Nursery, Pre-K, K, and Grade 1) will learn and display sea and flying creatures. We will read stories, watch videos, and create art projects and writing pieces to learn about the creatures that He created. 
Also, we will focus on two bible stories: Simeon and Anna meet baby Jesus and Jesus gets lost in the Temple. The children will also talk about when they became a part of God's family on their Baptismal Day. Pictures are due on Monday to help create poster projects.

In Fundations, every morning, we review all sight words and letters that we have learned so far this year in Kindergarten.
The sight words include:
I, can, the, we, see, a, like, to, and, go, you 
The letters include: t, b, f, n, m, i, u, c, o, a, g, d, s, e
This week, students will review the consonant Rr.
This week, students will:

* use picture cards to elicit words that begin with "r"
* feel the letter "r" on a card that has the letter "r" written in sandpaper
* chart "r" words
*color and trace the letter "r" and a rat
* use white boards and dry erase markers/erasers to form the letter "r"
* demonstrate "r" words by selecting surprise words that begin with "r" in a special backpack
* we will have a Fundations assessment by the end of every other week
Please continue to reinforce and review all sight words and letters and sounds.

In reading, we will begin with Unit 4 (week 2) readers.
Essential Question:
Who are your neighbors? 
We will discuss and chart responses.
Phonics letter: Dd
Sight word: do
Listening comprehension read alouds:
"What Can You Do With a Paleta?" 
"A World Festival"
Whole Group/Small Group/Individual/ Reading stories:
In math, students will begin Chapter 7 - Compose and Decompose Numbers to 10. 
Students will:
* be introduced to the chapter by cooperatively working on Am I ready? and by learning My Math Words.
* show ways to compose or make 4 and 5, and 6 and 7 by using concrete objects, drawings, and numbers.
* show ways to decompose or take apart 4 and 5, and 6 and 7 by using concrete objects and pictures.


Monday - Art

Tuesday - Music

Wednesday - Computer

Thursday - Gym

Friday - Spanish and Music


Monday, 1/22:
 Baptismal Pictures are due

Tuesday, 1/23:

Wednesday, 1/24:
 Happy birthday, Emersen!

Thursday, 1/25:
Family Night Out
Friday, 1/26:
Have a great weekend!

Sunday, 1/28:
10:15 AM - CSW Opening Mass - Holy Family Chapel
Come Witness the Creation Story
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Open House and Registration held at SEAS 

Looking forward to another great week together!

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