Welcome to Kindergarten! Our goal in kindergarten is to create enthusiastic, respectful and confident learners while instilling good habits that students will carry with them throughout their educational career. Specific questions should be directed to Ms. Brocka, the classroom teacher.
Religion (Blest Are We, RCL Benziger):
Unit 1 - God's Love Creates the Universe
Unit 2 - God's Love Makes Me Who I Am
Unit 3 - God's Love Gives Me People to Love
Unit 4 - God's Love Give Me Jesus
Unit 5 - God's Love Teaches Me to Love
Project Genesis: We Are Gifts From God
Mathematics, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Reading - Reading,Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
Homework will be sent home each Friday (or the last day of the school week) and will be a couple of pages reinforcing skills and concepts from that week. Homework should be completed and returned on Monday. Please sit down with your child to help them with their work. This develops good study habits and also allows parents to see what their students are doing at school. Towards the end of the school year, the students will receive homework every night as preparation for first grade.
Anything going home will be sent home in the student's folders. Please empty them each day! If there is nothing going home then I will keep the folders here at school.
Because our day is so busy, kindergarten has a rest time after lunch each day. This time allows them to regroup before the afternoon. If we don't sleep then we read books quietly. After the first couple of months at school, we most likely will not need our naptime.
Students should leave toys at home. They are too much of a distraction to the student. If you child is attending Extended Care, they should still leave toys at home to avoid losing them. Extended Care has plenty of things to keep the children entertained before or after school.
Kindergarten is an exciting time for children to explore and discover the fun of learning and parents play a vital role in the experience. It is important for teachers and parents to work together and be on the same page. We work as a team to ensure that your child succeeds during the year and has a good experience at school. Please come to me with comments, concerns, questions or suggestions!
If your child has a birthday during the year, they may choose to celebrate it with their classmates. On their birthday, they wear a special birthday crown and usually provide a special treat for the class at the end of the day. Treats are your choice; you may bring anything from cupcakes to muffins, or fruit. You may also choose to bring special napkins, plates, cups, etc. We will save the treat until the end of the day usually about 20 minutes before dismissal. Parents can bring snack in the morning and we can keep it in our refrigerator or back room if you are unable to bring it in the afternoon. Parents are welcome to come at the end of the day to celebrate.
In kindergarten we are working on becoming responsible, respectful learners. We talk about choices and determining whether we are making a good or bad choice. Consequences include sitting out of an activity, head down on our table, or losing part of recess. Notes go home to parents if something needs to be reinforced at home.
At the end of each week, students who remained on a green for the entire week, have their name placed in a jar. On Friday, one name will be pulled from the jar and that student will get the choose something from the treasure box. Behavior charts start on green each day. Everyday is a new day!
Click here to view the Discipline Plan for primary grades.