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 May 14, 2018


Language Arts – This week the letter /Zz/ will be introduced. The children will associate picture names and decode words containing this sound.. They will also learn how to correctly write and identify the upper and lower case of /Zz/. They will blend and read words that contained /Zz/ at the beginning and end of words. The children will identify the memory word “was.” and write sentences containing this word. They will also complete reading the story, “The Big Box Fix Up.”Other skills include drawing conclusions about the story, writing opinion sentences supporting their favorite fix-up box, and writing a story about what they would create from an empty box. I am so impressed with the boys and girls’ reading and creative writing skills. They enjoy using their imagination to write stories and complete writing prompts. I am so proud of their hard work in all subject areas!!

**** As a culminating activity to this week’s story, the children will be using their imagination, at the Art Center, to create something from an empty box. I am kindly asking that you send in a small to medium size box that they may use (example..tissue box, small shoe box, cardboard box). You may also include materials that they may glue on to decorate the box. I will also supply materials. Boxes are due by Friday, May 18. 

Our centers this week will include a Spring theme.

Big Book of Blending – Letters /Zz/. 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 FANTASTIC JOB on the Chapter 9 Test on 2 dimensional shapes. This week Chapter 10 will be introduced. This chapter focuses on 3 dimensional shapes. These shapes include a sphere, cylinder, cone, and cube. The children will name identify the attribute of each shape as well as explore which shapes stack, roll, and slide. The children would enjoy searching your house for samples of these shapes.

Math Workbook – p.199 – 208

Religion – May is considered the month of Mary, the Mother of God. The children will continue to learn about Mary and her great love for us. Each day they will recite a decade of the Rosary.

Science – Our unit onForce”will continue this week. The children will observe the effects that machines can have when completing a task.

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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Saint Joseph Regional School is located within Somers Point, NJ.  With close proximity to Atlantic and Cape May counties, it is a short drive to surrounding areas like Ocean City and Absecon Island.

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