Antoinette DiPalma | Kindergarten

Antoinette DiPalma | Kindergarten


As our OUTREACH PROJECT for October, our school will be collecting socks for the needy. Since St. Joseph School turns 60 years old this year, the goal for each classroom is to collect 60 pairs of new socks. You may send the socks to school with your child. So far, our class has collected 15 pairs. The drive ends on October 31. Thank you so much in advance for your generosity!

WEEK OF October 15

Each week, I will be posting the skills that will be taught throughout the week in Language Arts, Math, and other subject areas. Kindly, review the skills as it will help you to also reinforce these skills at home.  I will usually update my webpage on Sundays.

*** Please make sure to write your child’s name on the tag of his/her sweatshirt. If you are missing a sweatshirt, please let me know. I have 2 that no one is            claiming. Thanks so much!


LANGUAGE ARTS – On Friday, the children took the Progress 1 Skill Test. They did a GREAT JOB! Look for it in the green folder. They also met the new Superkid, Alf.  Alf loves to go on adventures. He will help the children learn about the letter /Aa/ and its short vowel sound. They will learn to correctly write the upper and lower case /Aa/. They will also associate and identify the short /a/ sound at the beginning and middle part of a picture name. Other skills that will be taught include: drawing conclusions from pictures, generating ideas before writing, dictating a story ending for an adventure, and distinguishing between the short vowels /o/ and /a/. The children will also be working in Halloween Centers. The centers include: Reading, Writing, Math, Art, and Listening. At each center, the children will be reinforcing the skills that have already be taught in each subject area. Working at centers will also help the children work independently and enhance work habit skills.

 Please continue to practice your child’s name. If you would like a few more sheets of “ice cream” paper, I will be happy to send some home with your child.

MATH – The children will be taking the Chapter  2 Test sometime this week . Chapter 3 will be introduced. This chapter will focus on how to count,write,and decompose numbers 6 to 9. This week, the children will represent and model numbers 6 and 7 using objects to count and write the numbers. They will also use a ten frame and chips to decompose these numbers. Example: 3+3=6, 4+2=6, 5+1=6

Math Workbook Homework – Complete the remaining pages in Chapter 2. Please review the page as a practice for the test.

RELIGION –  The children will complete the unit on Creation.



Behavior Chart

 I will not be sending the behavior chart home until I explain our classroom discipline policy to the parents on Back to School night. For the next few weeks, I will be doing a trial run with the children

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. We have a great class filled with  a group of children who are so full of excitement and so ready to learn. I am beginning to get know each and every one of them.. They all bring into the classroom their unique personalities that blended together will create a family-centered environment filled with enthusiasm, learning, fun, and many friendships. These first few days of school have marked one of the most important milestones in your child’s life. I am honored to be a special part of it!  I am looking forward to working together with you as a team to make this year an unforgettable and successful educational experience for your child.

It is a pleasure to introduce myself to you. My name is Antoinette DiPalma. I am a graduate of Glassboro State College ( Rowan) with a BA in Elementary Education and a MA in Reading Education and Supervision. I taught primarily first grade in Galloway Township for 25 years until my retirement. I was privileged to re-enter the wonderful profession of teaching here at St. Joseph. This is my sixth year teaching kindergarten. 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. No candy, please. Since we have lunch at 11:15, one snack will be sufficient,  Please include a juice container or a small bottle of water. Also, pack your child’s snack separately from lunch because it will be placed in his/her cubby. Thank you so much for your cooperation!



 Kindly,  subscribe to my webpage in order to become informed of all my 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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