Kindergarten Page



Welcome to Mrs. Bateson's Class Page! 


     March 27-31, 2017


Weekly Theme:


March Madness; 

Running away from the lion day at recess.


Monday, March 27 ~ Super Star Leo Silas!

Book orders are also due.

Tuesday, March 28

Wednesday, March 29 ~ All School Mass

Thursday, March 30 ~ Open House for Prospective Families @ 6:30pm

Friday, March 31 ~ MMSA shirts and jeans/khakis ~ hats/sweatpants for $ donation


Religion: As we continue Lent we are reminded of the sacrifice Jesus did for us and our eternal salvation.  Please continue to pray the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be with your kindergartner.  These are good prayers to memorize as we pray them daily together. We are currently working on the Stations of the Cross.  The students are learning about the journey Jesus took and the ultimate sacrifice HE did for us.  We just completed discussing Stations 1-4, and we will continue 5-9 this week.  We should be able to do the final station on before we have our Easter Break.

Congratulations Silas! You are the next Super Star!

Language Arts: Please continue to read 20 minutes daily.  Invite your child to follow along as you point to the words and help sound out the words. Also, keep practicing writing names with one capital letter.

The students have completed the first semester, Meet the Superkids, and now they are into the second semester, The Superkids Club.  It is awesome to see their reading skills continue to develop.  Please continue to practice reading and writing at home.  A bedtime story followed with a couple questions about the story is a great way to end a successful day of learning. Don't forget to the find the birthday of the book (the copyright date)!

We are currently on letter Pp.  The students will continue to learn about the next Supernoodle and how that Superkid can make learning fun for the kindergartners.


"We Stand for Luke & Jude" Kindergarten Club with MMSA Student Council

Math:  Tracing numbers 1-31, recording weather data, and matching patterned objects.  I invite parents to help their kindergartner with reviewing flashcards number 1-31 and counting past 100.  Now that we have celebrated the 100th day, it's time to start addition with numbers to 20.  This will
be followed by subtraction.  Yeah for Math!

Science/Social Studies: March certainly came in like a lion, and hopefully the weather will tame into a lamb as March comes to an end this week.  Students will have fun dancing the "water cycle boogie" this week. Vocabulary words will include: precipitation, condensation, evaporation, as well as types of cloud formations.  Students have the opportunity to track lions and lambs days at home using a graphing activity sheet.  Please take time each day to help your child complete this simple activity.  Our weather unit continues with the beginning of Spring this week.  Will the "March Madness" basketball tournament bring a snow storm to Minnesota? Keep an eye on weather to find out!


Library Day is Wednesday. 

Don't forget to return your books!

Read Across MMSA!



   Feb. 27-March 3, 2017

   March 6-10, 2017

   March 13-17, 2017

   March 20-24, 2017


Check out these websites for some great computer learning:

Kindergarten Daily Schedule:


English Language Arts 60-90 minute block

Mathematics 45 minute block

Religion 30 minute block

Science & Social Studies 30 minute block (alternates)

Snack Time 15 minutes

Recess & Lunch 40 minutes combined  

Rest Time 20 minutes

Learning Centers 30 minutes

Extra Recess 20 minutes


Physical Education 3 times a week for 30 minutes

Music 3 times a week for 30 minutes

Library 30 minutes once a week

Computer 30 minutes once a week

Spanish 30 minutes once a week

Art 30 minutes once a week


Please remember that you can contact me anytime via email.  Please share your thoughts and concerns
with me.   I look forward to hearing from you!





Kindergarten Candids