Kindergarten Page

 

 

Welcome to Mrs. Bateson's Class Page! 

 

   January 21-25, 2019

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

 

In MMSA Kindergarten we are happy to fulfill Dr. King's dream of little boys and girls all

being one together despite the color of their skin. Dr. King, your dream lives on!

 

Kindergarten celebrations...

 

 

    

 


Calendar

Jan. 21- No School ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday

Jan. 23 - All School Mass

Jan. 24 - Prospective Families Open House Night 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 26 - MMSA Trivia Night 6:00 p.m.

Jan. 27 - Pancake Breakfast Kick-Off Catholic Schools Week

Jan. 28 - Feb. 1 - Catholic Schools Week

Jan. 28 - Super Star Brayden

Jan. 30 - All School Mass

 

  

   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: We Are Loved and We Are Grateful for What We Have

Chapter 14 focuses on the love God gives us and how we can share that love with everyone we meet. We are very fortunate to go to a school where we can share God's love openly by praying together, worshiping in church as a school community, and talking freely about God throughout our school day.  The students will share their ideas about what is so great about MMSA School and we will happily display it in our hallway for the whole school community to see.

Language Arts: Hot Rod and the letter Hh /h/

Students should practice reading consonant vowel consonant (cvc) words with the letters we have already met.  Some examples are: dog, cat, dig, sit, and log

Students should have memorized the following Superkid's names:  Cass, Oswald, Golly, Doc, Alf, Icky, Lily, Tic, Tac, Toc, Frits , Ettabetta, and Hot Rod.

Hot Rod is the final Superkid, however, the 2nd semester of the Superkids is challenging the students to read sentences with fluency, punctuation, tone, and proper phonetics.

Click HERE for the list of Superkids Memory Words.  Memory words are like high frequency words that you have to memorize rather than sound out.

 

    

                                                          

Math: Patterns, number order, numeral writing, object counting, and understanding shapes and sides

        

Social Studies: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement

Being able to learn from the past is an important lesson as we explore history, especially, the civil rights movement and the people who took a stand for equality for all.  Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. are two people who shared their love for civil rights and made a difference for people who now live today.  Students have shared in conversation about the color of our skin and the rights or lack of rights of those who were living in the 1960s in the United States.  Please share your thoughts with your children and openly answer any questions they may have for you.  Keep the conversation going to accept and love one another rather than divide people by their race. After all, we are Americans with freedoms of Religion, Speech, and Social Justice.

 

   

Science: Dinosaurs

Our next science unit is the study of prehistoric life, the dinosaurs.  We will explore their life and habitat through investigative research including their size, weight, diet, and lifestyle. We will read books to learn more and add an artistic impression using our feet to capture their facial features.  This activity is sure to put a smile on our faces as we have some dinosaur fun!

 

                             

Weekly Newsletter: January 14-18, 2019

  

Check out these websites for some great computer learning:


superkidsreading.org  

www.abcya.com

www.funbrain.com

www.starfall.com

www.teachyourmonstertoread.com
 

Kindergarten Daily Schedule:

2018-2019

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

SPECIALISTS:

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!
      batesonf@mmsaschool.org

 

 

 

 

Kindergarten Candids