Today we remember…
As we think about today’s date, let us remember and pray for all who were affected by 9/11. May God Bless all of the men and women that have served and continue to serve our country. A SPECIAL THANKS to all of our service men/women as well as our public servants & first responders, for the sacrifices they make every day for our GREAT COUNTRY! GOD BLESS AMERICA!
I hope everyone enjoyed the 3-day weekend. This week we talked a lot about “workers” and why we celebrate Labor Day. We discussed many different jobs that people do and why they are so important to our communities. We even talked about some of the tools that people need to do their jobs. The children did GREAT coming up with several different jobs. We read books about “workers” followed by nice discussions. The children then illustrated in their journals what type of job they’d like to have when they grow up! Be sure they tell you what they hope to be doing in the future! I’m confident they will be very successful and I look forward to hearing from them in the future!
WHOSE BABY AM I?
This week the children enjoyed reading a non-fiction story about animal families. We discussed the ways animal families are the same and different from “people” families. The children learned the names for many different animal babies; see if they can share some with you. This week we focused on the letter “Mm.” The children did a WONDERFUL job coming up with a list of “M” words for our predictable chart (M is for…). Madalynn was especially
happy since her 1st name begins with the “m” sound. Now that we have started a letter of the week, we will be learning how to write the letter we are focusing on in D’Nealian. As I mentioned before, our workbooks are not written in D’Nealian, but we will use D’Nealian handwriting practice sheets as we learn each letter. Please be sure when you are helping your child at home that you refer to the handout I gave at “Back To School Night.” The letter “m” (lower case) tends to be a difficult letter for many children, but we’ll continue to work on it and I will send home an extra practice sheet with your child if they need it. As of right now, I see that a few students need extra practice in the area of handwriting so please be sure to practice at home if you see your child struggling with a particular letter (or number). Each week we will make a “puppet on a stick” for the letter sound we are working on. I encourage the children to keep these in a safe place at home for practicing their letter sounds. Once we have several letters and add some vowels they can even practice making 3 letter words with their puppets or they can put the puppets in a pile and choose a puppet to come up with a list of words that begin with that letter sound. Please be sure they are “chopping” their sounds like we talked about at “Back To School Night.” We don’t want them adding extra sounds (for example: muh). The children are working very hard and are doing their best! With continued practice and hard work I know they will continue to learn and grow! Thanks in advance for your reinforcement and help at home! It makes a world of difference.
Apple Works Field Trip:
Be sure to mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 27. We will head to Apple Works in the morning and will return by lunch time. Look for more details to come home in a couple weeks along with a permission slip. I will be needing chaperones to attend. However, there is limited space on the wagon ride and tour so we will only need one adult per student IF you are able to attend. You MUST have your Safe and Sacred Training completed and a current background check on file in order to attend. Please be sure to check out the following link if you have not yet completed your training. The link to the program is https://safeandsacred-archindy.org/login/index.php
**Please note the dates are different from last week’s “blog.” I just realized that I had the wrong dates listed last week. I apologize for any confusion this may have caused.** Be sure to stop by some time during the school day the week of September 14th to check out our STAR door! If you are new to St. Rose it might give you an idea of how people decorate our STAR door! I’ve already had people asking me when we are going to begin showing off our STARS. The whole school looks forward to learning about our Kindergarten students! Below are the stars for September/Beginning of October:
**I hope to begin assessing September goals toward the end of next week. I will send home a “goal sheet update form” once I assess your child. IF your child does not complete all of their goals this form will let you know which goals your child has completed and which ones they have not completed. Please know it takes time to assess 16 students on an individual basis so your child may not be assessed until the following week.**
*9/18 & 9/19 St. Rose Parish Festival; Volunteers are needed. Please click on the following link to see how you can help out http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d49acac2ca3fc1-parish. You can also “pick a stick” in the atrium if you are unable to attend the festival, but would like to make a donation. We appreciate any help that you can give!
*9/21 NUT day for students who had a parent volunteer at the festival.
*9/24 Mark your calendar for “Donuts with Dad” from 7-8 a.m. in the PLC. Come enjoy a donut and coffee with your FAVORITE Kindergarten student before school. If dad can’t make it, no worries, you can bring grandpa, an uncle or a special gentleman in your life.
*9/25 Trash Bag orders and money due.
*9/28 Dine to Donate at Chicago’s Pizza from 5-9 p.m. Come enjoy a yummy dinner and help raise money for PRIDE.
*We will have our annual Kindergarten Vision Screening in October. Franklin School System offers this free screening to all Kindergarten students. They will send a bus to pick us up. We are normally gone about 30-40 minutes and then return to school. Mrs. Salazar and I travel with the children. I will send home a permission slip at the end of this month.
*P.E. every Monday and Tuesday, please be sure your child wears tennis shoes.
*Library books are due every Wednesday.
*Many of our students are having difficulty tucking in their uniform shirts. If you can please help us by practicing at home we would appreciate it. It’s much easier for the children to do this before they zip and button their pants.
*Please be sure you are checking out the St. Rose website frequently to keep up to date on all that is going on at St. Rose School.
*If at any time your e-mail address changes, PLEASE send me a message so that I can continue to keep you updated on all of the great things going on here at St. Rose. You should be receiving Mrs. Floyd’s weekly ROAR every Monday and my newsletter “blog” link every Friday. If not, there is a problem so please let me know so we can fix it and keep you in the loop. You can also find my newsletter at www.stroselions.net under the Kindergarten “blog” tab.
*Be sure to ask family and friends to save their BOX TOPS and send them in to help earn money for our school. There’s a box in the atrium that you can drop them off in.
THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
*Thank you for helping out with the snacks every day!
*Thanks in advance to all who are helping with the festival in any way! We truly appreciate it!
*Thanks in advance to all who are selling trash bags to help with the PRIDE fundraiser! We truly appreciate all that PRIDE does for us so thanks for your support!
*Thanks for sending in plastic lids and Box Tops!
*THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!
ASK ME ABOUT…
…some things that are purple & the purple song.
…what sound “m” makes (please make sure your child is “chopping” their sounds & not saying “MUH”) and
some words that begin with the “m” sound.
…what non-fiction means (you may need to ask what makes the story “Whose Baby Am I a non-fiction story).
…some of the “animal baby” names I learned this week.
…how “people” families are like animal families and how they are different.
…what lesson we learned when we read the fable “The Bundle of Sticks.”
…using shaving cream to help us with our handwriting.
…what coin we traded 2 dimes and a nickel for to show 25 days of school.
…what pattern we are starting to notice on our number line when we are counting by 5’s (see if your Kindergarten student can tell you what the numbers end in when counting by 5’s).
…when we change the number on our place value chart in the 10’s column (once we have a bundle of 10 straws).
….what a rainbow is a sign of (God’s love).
….God’s promise to Noah.
….how we can help care for and show our love for God’s creation.
Have a WONDERFUL Weekend!