Antoinette DiPalma | Kindergarten

Antoinette DiPalma | Kindergarten

Behavior Chart

Kindly, look at the behavior chart each day and initial the appropriate day. If your child comes home with yellow, orange or red, I will write the number of the behavior code in the box. The codes are listed at the top of the calendar. Always discuss proper classroom behavior with your child. Thank you!


It is a pleasure to welcome you and your child to KD. I really enjoyed meeting all of my boys and girls last week. I am beginning to get know each and every one of them. It is wonderful to share their enthusiasm and excitement as they enter kindergarten. They all bring into the classroom their unique personalities that together will create a family – centered environment filled with fun and learning. I am looking forward to working as a team with you to make this year an unforgettable and successful educational experience for your child.

Week of March 12, 2018

Language ArtsThis week the children will be introduced to the letter and sound of /Pp/. They will associate picture names and decode words containing the beginning and ending sound of  /Pp/. They will also learn how to correctly write and identify the upper and lower case of /Pp/. They will also read the story “The Hunt” and practice using text features as a comprehension strategy. Other skills include making words that include the word families _ at, _ug,  _end, writing dictated sentences that end with an exclamation point, and identifying the memory word /put/. Also, the children will be bringing home the paper version of the stories that they read and discuss in their reading group. Kindly, allow your child to reread the story to you as this will improve fluency. They are all so proud of their reading skills and want to share their success with you.

Our centers this week will also feature a St. Patrick’s Day theme.

Please continue to take time to practice the Big Book of Blending each day in books to practice blending sounds together and to increase fluency which in turn enhances comprehension.

Big Book of Blending – Letter /Pp/ Please don’t forget to review the previous pages of the book as reinforcement for the sounds that have already been learned.

The Big Book of Blending is an essential component to our Superkids program. In this book the children will practice blending combination of letters and words. Blending letter sounds smoothly is one of the most important skills for children to master in learning to read. I am kindly asking that you practice the assigned pages at least 10 – 15 minutes per day, in addition to the practice they are receiving in class. By doing this, you will help improve your child’s fluency and comprehension. Please do not go ahead in the book as the pages are assigned according to the letter that is being taught. However, it is recommended that you take the time to review the previous pages assigned. Enjoy working together with your child as he/she begins the journey into the wonderful world of reading.

Math  The children did a GREAT JOB on their Chapter 8 Test!! This week the children will begin learning about telling time to the hour. They will learn about the “duration of time” (less or more time to do an activity). They will also learn about the hour and minute hands as well as the parts of an analog and digital clock.

Math Workbook – No workbook pages this week.

ReligionThis week we will continue to discuss the meaning of Easter as well as Jesus’ love and journey that led to His Resurrection. As part of this unit, the children will read books, make crafts, and much more.

The “Good Deed” activity  that is to be completed during Lent is due back to school on Monday, March 26.. The activity includes a picture of a stain glass window attached to a blank piece of writing paper. Each time your child does a good deed ( ex. helping parents, cleaning up toys, saying kind words, etc.), he/she is to color a puzzle piece on the stain glass window.  On the blank piece of paper, your child is to write a few samples of the good deeds that he/she has done (ex. I helped my mom set the table). Each day, we will discuss some of the good deeds. Kindly, keep the packet in a safe place at home. If you need more blank papers, please let me know. 

Science – This week we will continue the unit on “The Weather.” Throughout the unit, the students will observe weather patterns. They will understand weather as a pattern in the natural world. They will also learn how rainbows are made.

Social Studies


It is a pleasure to introduce myself to you. I am married to my husband, Pat. We have an 18 year old son who just enterd his freshman year in college. My interests include reading, cooking, crafts, and spending time with my family. I am a graduate of Glassboro State College ( Rowan) with a BA in Elementary Education and a MA in Reading Education. I taught primarily first grade in Galloway Township for 25 years until my retirement. I have previously been a member of the St. Joseph family as a parent, volunteer, substitute and classroom assistant. I was privileged to re-enter the wonderful profession of teaching, here at St. Joseph, as a kindergarten teacher. Teaching is my passion, and I am honored to be your child’s teacher.


The children will be having a snack each morning at about 9:30. Kindly, pack your child a light healthy snack in a disposable bag. You may include a juice container or a small bottle of water.


 Kindly,  subscribe to my webpage in order to become informed of all important classroom announcements and information. School events are also posted on the St. Joseph website and calendar. Very few paper notices are now sent home so please take the time to check the site daily.  At times, the children are disappointed because they were not made aware of an important notice or event.  Thanks so much!


1. Please empty your child’s green folder each night. Place all notes, money, and important papers in the folder and return it back to school.
2.  Kindly, check the web page daily for any updates.
3.  Subscribe to the “Special” teachers webpage to be informed of assignments or news concerning their classes.
4.  Click on “School Calendar” to be informed of school – wide important dates.


As part of our school’s Outreach Program, I have adopted the “THE ALCOVE” as our class’s charity in need.  It is a wonderful and caring organization that helps grieving children deal with the overwhelming loss of a parent or loved one. Throughout the year, the children may bring in, at anytime, loose change to put into our class jar.  They truly love watching the jar fill up as they help children of all ages. Thank you in advance for your generosity to this worthy cause.    

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