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 What Do You Like?

This week we read a fiction story about friends and different things friends like to do together. We took a close look at the “characters” in the story and compared what they liked. We also talked about what it means when we see a question mark and came up with a list of  “question words” (who, what, when, where, why, how, etc.).  This is something we will continue to work on throughout the school year. When you are reading to your child, I would encourage you to talk about the characters in the stories you are reading as well as pointing out “question words” when you come across them to help reinforce what we are learning here at school.  This week we learned about the letter sound “S.”   The children did a great job coming up with a list of words for our predictable chart (S is for…). Please be sure you are practicing our “popcorn words” at home.  Many students are reading them every time they see them, however, some students could use a little more practice.  I encourage the children to keep the mini sight word readers they bring home each week so they can continue to practice reading them.  Hopefully they have been reading them to someone at home.  If they are practicing their popcorn words at least 2-3 times a week they should be able to read them with little or no assistance.  The children are very PROUD that they are reading!

FIELD TRIP TO APPLE WORKS:

The permission slips for Apple Works came home in last week’s Friday folder.  Please be sure you sign and return the bottom 1/2 of both pages by Monday, October 3.   The children are going to make their own “apple print” shirts to wear on our field trip.  I would like to ask that each child bring in a new or gently used white shirt by Friday, October 7th .   Sweatshirts or long sleeve shirts might be better for later on in October, however, a short sleeve shirt is fine. Depending on the weather though, they may want to wear a turtle neck or long sleeve shirt underneath if they make a short sleeve shirt.  Please let me know if you are not able to send in a shirt at this time.  I have a few from last year that parents donated.   Please write your child’s name on the inside collar/tag of the shirt. We need the shirts NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7th. Look for a “volunteer slip” to come home Monday or Tuesday of next week.   We are going to need a few extra hands when making our shirts. THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP!  Thanks to all of our chaperones who have already completed the Safe and Sacred training and background checks.  This is mandatory if you plan on chaperoning so please be sure to do so ASAP if you haven’t already.

**The Kindergarten class has a special opportunity to go on a field trip with their 8th grade buddies in November.  We will not need chaperones for this field trip.  We will be going to Roncalli High School to see the play Annie.  Roncalli will send a bus to pick up the 8th grade & Kindergarten students.  Space is very limited since all of the South Deanery Schools have been invited to attend and many classes need drivers.  We are fortunate enough that Roncalli will send a bus to pick us up at no cost (this is a free field trip).  Mr. Setnor, Mrs. Salazar and I will all be going.  The 8th graders are very excited about this opportunity to spend the afternoon with their Kindergarten buddies.  A permission slip will come home after fall break.**

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TEDDY

Theodore, AKA Teddy, was our STAR student this week!  He was born on August 8, 2010 and I remember like it was yesterday.  I still can’t believe he’s in Kindergarten already.  I taught both of Teddy’s sisters, Addie and Cammie.  The girls were so PROUD when he was born.  Teddy loves his family very much!  He enjoys swimming and playing outside with his sisters, but he also likes to go in their rooms at times to hear them scream “GET OUT!” 🙂  Teddy enjoys watching and playing baseball with his dad.  Teddy has been around baseball fields as long as he can remember since his dad is the baseball coach at Franklin College.  Every summer Teddy and his family travel to different baseball parks.  When Teddy was at Wrigley Field a foul ball came his way and he got to keep the baseball.  As you can imagine, he was pretty excited about that! Teddy said he enjoys hanging out with his mom at home and sometimes watching TV with her.  He also enjoys spending time with his aunt, uncles and cousins.  He loves getting to visit with his Bop Bop and Tutu when they visit from Wisconsin.  Teddy’s Grammy Sharon is now in heaven with God, but he has fond memories of their times together.  Teddy loves God and knows his Grammy is with God now.  Teddy told us about his trip to New York with his family this summer.  He thought it was really cool that they got to go inside the Statue of Liberty.  He enjoyed visiting a museum at Ellis Island and taking a boat ride on Niagra Falls.  His favorite place is Rascals and he likes to watch Jake and the Neverland Pirates.  He likes to color, play with Army men and cars.  He also enjoys playing soccer, playing in the snow and the leaves.  Teddy’s favorite foods are cheeseburgers, pizza and veggies.  His favorite color is green.  Thanks for sharing, Teddy!

REMINDERS:

*9/30  Come help PRIDE decorate the St. Rose float for tomorrow’s parade starting at 5:30 here at school.

*10/1  Franklin Fall Festival & 4:30 mass; ALL ARE WELCOME!

*10/2  8 & 11 a.m. mass (Includes Children’s Liturgy of the Word); ALL ARE WELCOME!

*10/3  Picture Retakes;  Students who did not get their picture taken on picture day or that need it retaken do NOT have to wear their uniforms on Monday.

*10/4  Deputy Baird will be visiting St. Rose once again to talk to grades K-5 on various topics.  He will be talking to the Kindergarten students about personal safety.  We always look forward to Deputy Baird’s visits to St. Rose!  PRIDE meeting at 6:30.

*10/6  Special visit from Mr. Boring to kick off Fire Prevention Week early (Fire Prevention Week 10/9-10/15).

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*10/7  End of 1st grading period, Spirit Day and Missionary Childhood Association boxes for Sr. Loretta are due.

*10/10-10/14  Fall Break (No School); Once we return from fall break, the children are NO longer allowed to wear shorts until after spring break.

*10/19 Report Cards come home & Parent/Teacher Conferences.

*10/20 &  10/21  Early dismissal at 1:00 & Parent/Teacher Conferences

**Sign up sheets for Parent/Teacher Conferences were out on tables in the PLC at Back To School Night.  If you were unable to attend that night, Mrs. Floyd has scheduled you in an available spot.  Confirmation letters with your Parent/Teacher date and time are coming home in today’s Friday folder.**

*Please check out the Sign Up Genius www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0849ABA72CA4F58-pride if you are able to help PRIDE with donations for the dinner they provide for teachers during conferences.

*Now that fall has arrived it is sometimes still cool when we go out for recess in the morning.  Please be sure your child brings a jacket, sweater or sweatshirt to keep in their backpack in case they need it.  It’s also a good idea to keep a uniform sweater or sweatshirt on hand because Mrs. Boring and Mrs. Salazar tend to get hot throughout the day so we like to keep the window open.  🙂

*You will find the October snack calendar in today’s folder.

*October goals will be listed in NEXT WEEK’S Kindergarten Corner.  We’ve only had 3 students complete their September goal sheet thus far.  Please be sure you are working on this at home.  Many students are just one goal away from completing this goal sheet.  I actually have quite a few “expert tiers” (keep working on getting those laces a little tighter) that help me tie shoes every day, but some students need to keep practicing their address & phone number.  I will be reassessing anyone that has not yet completed all of their goals next week along with other end of the quarter assessments.

*The October Scholastic Book Orders are coming home today. The orders are due NO LATER than Monday, October 3rd. There is NO obligation to order. However, the more orders we have, the more points we build up to get free materials for our classroom.  PLEASE send a check (NO CASH PLEASE) in an ENVELOPE by the due date. Please do NOT make your checks out to St. Rose. Your check should be made out to Scholastic Book Clubs.  If you ever need me to keep your order a surprise (gift), please just note this on the outside of the envelope and I will contact you when I receive the order. You may also order on-line by logging on to www.scholastic.com (click on Reading Clubs) and enter my code GVL8B.

*Please be sure to go over the papers that come in your child’s Friday folder each week with them so they can see what they are doing well and so they can learn from their mistakes.  Please be sure to practice handwriting at home if need be.

*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.

THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

*Thanks to all who attended the DINE TO DONATE this week!

*Thanks to all who have sent in permission slips, money and shirts for our upcoming field trip!  We are looking forward to visiting Apple Works in October.

*Thanks for all of the trash bag orders that were sent in.  We appreciate your help with this fundraiser!

*Thanks to all who have sent in the coin boxes for Sr. Loretta for our 1st service project of the school year!  The children are excited that they are helping children in need.

*Thanks to all who have already signed up to help with dinner during parent/teacher conferences!

*Thank you for helping out with our daily snacks!

*THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!

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ASK ME ABOUT

…some things that are orange & the orange song.

…what sound “s” makes and some words that begin with the “s” sound.

…different ways we can pray; what I can say to God when I pray; where we can pray.

…the characters in this week’s story and some of the things they liked to do.

…the fable “The City Mouse and the Country Mouse.”

…another word for fall.

…what it means when birds migrate, other signs of fall.

…the life cycle of a pumpkin.

…what the lines on a pumpkin are called, what the “gooey” stuff inside is called and what was on the bottom of pumpkin where it looks like a “belly button.”  🙂

Have a WONDERFUL Weekend!

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