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September 4-8


We had an amazing first week of school in the Kindergarten classroom. It was so much fun to meet all of our new classmates. We started our school year off by reading the story Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready For Kindergarten. We read about all the different things Miss Bindergarten and her students do to get ready for the first day of Kindergarten. Then we each said something we did to get ready for school. This week we really worked on some of our daily routines like lining up, walking in the hallway, lunch time, and so on. Finally, we did several Kissing Hand activities. We read four different books about Chester the Raccoon. We also made a Kissing Hand book, learned about being a bully, and created a Chester Raccoon.



Monday:

Labor Day


Tuesday:

Happy First Day of School!

Highlights from the Day:

  • Gathered as a school at the flagpole for prayer and pledge.

  • Listened to the story Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten and shared something we did to get ready for school.

  • Put all of our supplies away.

  • Took pictures with our 5th Grade Buddies

  • Worked on learning rule and daily routines

  • Sang the Better Alphabet song

  • Daily Calendar - using our new calendar binders

  • Music class with Mrs. McCarney

  • Listened to the story, The Kissing Hand, and made special handprints for our parents

  • Free play time/playing with our new classmates


Wednesday:

Worked on daily routines


Reading:

Sang the better alphabet song

Introduced to whisper phones

Introduced to picture walks through a book.

Silently read through the books in our reading bin.

Listened to the story, A Pocketful of Kisses.

Traced and colored our handprint - Ms. Torborg put all of our pictures together into a class book

Helped Ms. Torborg fill out a get to know me worksheet by answering some questions.


Math

Calendar binder

Partner Match activity - comparing the length of pieces of paper


Religion

Introduce/reviewed the Sign of the Cross



Thursday:

Reading:

Sang the better alphabet song

Introduced to our first word: I

Listened to the story, Chester Raccoon and the Big Bad Bully

Completed a Chester Raccoon color by number


Math:

Calendar Binder

Introduced to pattern blocks (triangle, rhombus, square, trapezoid, hexagon)


Religion:

Discuss Saint Mary, the Blessed Virgin Mary, watched a short video about her life, and colored her picture in our saint book. Her special feast day is September 8th.


Friday:

Reading:

Sang the better alphabet song

Worked one on one with Ms. Torborg so she could check our letters and letter sounds

Introduced to the iPads - procedures and rules

Practiced our letter skills on the iPad


Math:

Calendar Binder

Religion:

Mass at the church


Marathon Rally- Our activity was making connections. We found different ways were were each connected. We have raised $1,100 and have earned our first prize. Next Tuesday, we get to bring our stuffy to school for the day.

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