Kindergarten Page



Welcome to Mrs. Bateson's Class Page! 


   October 15-19, 2018


October Calendar

Monday, October 15 ~ Fire Safety Theme continues

Tuesday, October 16 ~ Parent & Teacher Conferences 3:20-8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 17 ~ No School: Conferences 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 18 & Friday, October 19 ~ MEA Fall Break

Tuesday, October 23 ~ Halloween Family Night 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 24 ~ All School Mass

Thursday, October 25 ~ Owl Author Visit

Friday, October 26 ~ Fire Safety Fire Fighter Visit

Monday, October 29 ~ Afton Apple Orchard Field Trip 10:00-1:45

Wednesday, October 31 ~ Halloween Party ~ Students may wear orange & black



   MMSA Kindergarten Class

Please make sure your child has a healthy breakfast to help him/her be successful in school. 

Let's go MMSA Wolves and make it a fabulous year in Kindergarten!




Religion: Chapter 5 focuses on finding quietness when we speak and pray to God.  Utilizing a bubble activity we discover the joy of bubbles but also the delicateness and peacefulness they can bring.  To listen intently for the bubble pop can be as tender as feeling your own heartbeat within your chest.  Please take time to enjoy the silence, especially when you take time to pray.


We will also review Chapter 4, "God's Creation," by taking a nature walk and finding signs of nature to fill our paper bags.  Fall brings an unique appreciation for the changing colors and calmness before the season of winter.  Enjoy the ever-changing world we live in and look for signs of God's creation every where.


Language Arts: Golly and the letter G /g/ and Alf and the letter A /a/

Golly is very excited to join Cass and Oswald as a Super "dog"! He guards Gus and Gert's gas station all day long and dreams about garbage.  Well he is a dog! 


This week we will explore how letter Gg can also be a final consonant.  Now that we have meet /c/, /o/, and /g/, the students can blend those letters together to make the word "cog." A cog is a tooth on the rim of a wheel.  It plays an integral part in making the wheel go around. 


Alf will help us understand short Aa /a/. All the vowels in the Superkids curriculum for Kindergarten are short vowel sounds.  Students will learn long vowel sounds in 1st grade. Reading is super fun with the Superkids!  Students may want to practice Superkids online over the MEA Break.

Please continue to read 20 minutes and practice your reading skills.


Math: Unit 1 continues with the exploration of corresponding objects to numbers.  Please watch for math lessons and the possibility of homework.  We will also begin practicing numeral writing 1-3 and penny coin values.


Social Studies: Fire Safety will be our focus this week and we will learn about the dangers of fire both in our home and wooded nature.  Smokey the Bear will be a fun fire safety friend for us this week.


Science:  Our Afton Apple Orchard Field Trip is on Monday, October 8.  This will culminate our unit on the study of apples.  Please remember to send a bag lunch, plastic water bottle, and dress for the weather. 


Weekly Newsletter: October 8-12, 2018


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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 40 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