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 October 16


Language Arts –  This week the children will meet the Superkid, Alf. Alf loves adventures. Alf will help introduce the initial and medial sound of short /a/. The children will identify the initial and medial sound of /a/ and associate picture names and words with the sound. They will also learn how to correctly write the capital and lowercase /Aa/.  Other skills that will be taught include identifying ryhming words that contain the short /a/, drawing conclusions from pictures, categorizing pictures, and distinguishing between medial /a/ and /o/.

Math –   Chapter 3 was introduced on Friday. This week the boys and girls will model and count numbers 6, 7, and 8 using different manipulatives. They will also represent 6, 7, and 8 objects with a number name and a written numeral. The children will decompose these numbers ( break apart) to make different combinations (ex. 2+4=6, 5+1=6, 3+3=6.

Math Workbook -p. 41-50

Religion – This week the children will learn about days 1 to 4 of Creation. They will begin creating a Creation Book.

Science – This week we will begin a unit about living things and what they need to survive. They will watch a video, sing songs. and make a model of a plant.







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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