Antoinette DiPalma | Kindergarten

Antoinette DiPalma | Kindergarten

Farewell

It is hard to believe that this school year has come to an end. I cannot begin to express to you how heartwarming it has been to be your child’s kindergarten teacher. I have had the pleasure of getting to know each and everyone of “my children.” Their unique personalities, strengths and talents blended together truly created a classroom filled with learning, fun, and friendships. They have worked so hard and  achieved so much! How amazing it has been to watch them grow and blossom academically, physically, emotionally, and socially. I am so PROUD of ALL of their ACCOMPLISHMENTS! All these accomplishments could not have been possible without the dedication and commitment of our wonderful parents. Thank you so much for taking the time to work together with me to enhance your child’s learning. SUPER JOB! I wish you and all my boys and girls so much happiness, success, and fun as they continue their journey into the next grade level and always. I will miss you all! Have a wonderful summer!

 

I am sending home a ‘Summer Packet’ that your child may complete this summer. It is a great way to keep his/her skills sharp for the coming year. Please try  to set some time to keep practicing The Big Book of Blending as well as to read books or stories. They may also continue to write in their school journals to practice their writing skills. They might want to write about a day at the beach or any other fun time they will have this summer. Some math skills to practice may include counting to 100 and beyond, writing and recognizing numbers to 100, and addition and subtraction facts to 10.  Thank you!

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!

Welcome

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 June 4, 2018

 

Language Arts – This week the children will complete the last book of our Kindergarten Superkids Program.  Next week, they will be working on different activities to reinforce the reading and writing skills that have been taught. The boys and girls have worked so hard and learned so much. I am so proud of all their accomplishments.

***** As a culminating activity for our kindergarten Superkids Program, the children will be dressing up as their favorite Superkid. This fun event will be held 0n Friday, June 15. They will also be enjoying an Ice Cream Sundae Party as part of the festivities. If you have any questions, please feel free to email or send me a note.

Big Book of Blending – All the letters of the alphabet have been introduced. Continue to review all the letters to reinforce your child’s blending and fluency skills.

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 This week the children will continue to participate in hands-on activities to measure the length, height and weight of different objects.

Workbook – Complete as many page as you would like in Chapter 11

*** On Thursday, the children will be meeting with their 8th grade buddies for the last time. They will be playing games and presenting their buddies with a scrapbook page that includes their handprint, poem, and a picture. This is often a very emotional day. The children have become very close to their buddies and consider them as a big brother or sister.

REMINDER:  June 8 – 1:00 dismissal.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

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.

Snack

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.

Website

 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!

A FEW REMINDERS

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.

OUTREACH PROGRAM

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.    

Classroom Links

Mathematics

Reading/Writing


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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.

A Diocese of Camden Catholic School Serving Preschool to Grade 8

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