Christine Lacy | Kindergarten

Christine Lacy | Kindergarten

March 11th

The children will be taking another Superkid’s assessment at the end of the week.  Please continue to use the Big Book of Blending up to and including the letter M.

They will also be taking an assessment on the numbers to 100.  I  will begin teaching time to the hour this week.

I will talk to the children about St. Patrick this week and how he taught the Holy Trinity by using a shamrock.  We will also continue to discuss Lent and how we are getting closer to Holy Week.

All of our centers this week will have a St. Patrick’s Day theme.

Enjoy the week ahead.

March 4th

This week we have early dismissal at 1:00pm  for a teacher’s meeting on Friday.

I will be introducing the children to the Stations of the Cross this week.  We will be discussing and praying the stations a little each day.

The children will be practicing counting to 100 by ones and tens this week in math and will should complete chapter 8 this week and I will test the children on this chapter next week.

The children will be reading a Superkid story this week called The Hunt.  They will be introduced to the memory word for.  When using the Big Book of Blending please use up to and including the letter M this week.

Please don’t forget to return the permission slip for the animals show on Tuesday afternoon.



February 25th

This week is Read Across America Week.

Monday is Wear a Crazy Hat Day

Tuesday is Wear Crazy Socks Day and the children will read with their 8th grade buddies.

Wednesday is Crazy Hair Day and the children will see a presentation by Miss America.

Thursday is $1.00 Dress Down Day and the children will be read to by Miss NJ. Please note that all of the Read Across America events are optional.

The children will take Superkid’s assessment on Wednesday in the computer lab.  When using the Big Book of Blending you can go up to and including the letter N.  Please don’t forget to use this and the stories in the workbooks for reinforcement at home.

In math we will begin the twenties.  When using the practice book please don’t go beyond lesson 8.4 this week.

We will be talking about The Golden Rule this week and will begin praying the Stations of the Cross.  This is a child’s version and very appropriate for this young age.

The children are also being weather watchers in Science right now and are tracking our local weather.

Have a wonderful week.

February 11th

The children have begun the second half of the Superkid’s program for kindergarten called The Superkid’s Club.  The reading program really takes off now.  Using the Big Book of Blending and rereading workbooks and stories that are sent home will really help your child with fluency.  The children will begin reading a short passage on their own and answering a few questions associated with the passage very soon on their assessments.  This can be very challenging for some children. Working on fluency regularly will really help your child.  They are currently working on the letter b and can use up to and including the b pages in the Big Book of Blending.

The children will continue to work on the teen numbers.  The teen numbers are taught as ten and some more ones.  For instance 14 is ten and four more ones.  We will begin lesson 7.5 on Monday and I hope to complete Lesson 7.9 by Friday if you are working along in the practice book.

This is a very busy week.  Tomorrow is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, Tuesday is our Valentine’s celebration, Wednesday is Ash Wednesday and beginning of Lent and Thursday is the 100th day of school.  Please send in your child’s valentine’s by Tuesday.  We will have our valentine exchange on Tuesday because Wednesday is Ash Wednesday.  The children will be receiving ashes on Wednesday and I will begin to talk about how we pray, fast and give during Lent.  On the 100th day of school we do 100 exercises and read books associated with the number 100.

We will begin observing and talking about weather in Science.  The children will track the weather for a few days to and see if any weather patterns develop.

Have a great week.

February 5th

All of the vowels have now been introduced to the children.  They have been singing the song Vowel Bat in order to reinforce each short vowel sound.  You can use the Big Book of Blending to letter U this week.  Please review any stories that come home with your child.  This can include stories in workbooks or individual stories.

We will begin exploring the teen numbers in math this week.  We will not go any further than lesson 7.5 this week in math.

In religion we will talk abut how Jesus loves us and how we can show our love to others.

Please remember that Friday is an early dismissal at 1:00pm.  Please remember that our Valentine’s Day celebration is next Tuesday. If your child is sending in valentines please do so by Tuesday, February 13th.  We have 21 children in our class.

February 2nd

Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers, coffee mug and gift card for Teacher Appreciation Day.  The luncheon the PTA provided was delicious was so very kind.  Know that I appreciate all of your children and your families every day, too. Thank You.

January 30th

Happy Catholic Schools Week:

Please don’t forget that tonight is the book fair and open house from 6:00-8:00pm.

The children will be finishing up with Hot Rod this week.  They will begin the short u sound at the end of the week.  You can use up to and including the letter h in the Big Book of Blending. Please practice three to four nights a week to help your child with fluency.

The children will finish Chapter 6 in math this week and take an assessment on subtraction.

We are talking about weather and effects of the sun in Science.

We will attend Mass this week in honor of Catholic Schools Week.


January 24th

Just a little update:

This Friday is a $1.00 sports theme dress down day.(think Eagles)

Next Tuesday, January 30th, is an open house and Scholastic Book Fair.  The kindergarten students will browse on Tuesday and bring home a wish list.  I do explain to them that this is a wish list and not necessarily what they will be getting.

Next Friday, February 3rd, report cards will be available online.  Your online access was sent in September from the main office.  If you have not used it please try do so before Friday.  If you have trouble you need to call Mrs. Fletcher.  I do not have access to your login information.

Lastly, because Valentine’s Day is on Ash Wednesday this year, we will have a Valentine exchange on February 13th.  Please send in your child’s valentine cards by this date.  We have 21 children in our class.

Please remember to use the Big Book of Blending each week.  The reading program really picks up quickly and practicing at home will make everything easier for your child.  You can see by the latest assessment sent home that the expectation has increased dramatically since before Christmas.  If you have any questions about the Big Book of Blending please don’t hesitate to ask and remember that I emailed  a link to a video home in November with instructions of how to use the book.  If anything else comes up I will be sure to notify you.  Thanks for your support.

January 15 part two

I forgot to mention that we will be exchanging Valentine’s in class.  Please do not address your child’s valentines with classmates names.  Only have your child sign his or her name.  We will do the exchange on Valentine’s Day which is also Ash Wednesday this year. There are 21 children in our class.

January 15 pa

I hope you are enjoying the weekend with your children.  This week we will complete Chapter 5 (addition),  The children will take an assessment at the end of the week.  We will begin subtraction next week.

The children just met a new Superkid called Ettabetta.  When using the Big Book of Blending please use up to and including letter E.  This is a short e sound and sometimes the children mix it up with a short i.  You might want to be aware of this when you are working with your children.  I just point out that i sounds like the i in Icky and e sounds like the e in Ettabetta.  Please continue to use the Big Book of Blending as the reading program really starts to move quickly now.

In religion, we will be talking about God making each of us special.  We will be using a Veggie Tales movie as a place to start.  This will include appreciating the uniqueness of each of us.  Have a good week.

January 11th

Please don’t forget that tomorrow is 1:00 dismissal and a $1.00 Dress Down Day.  School is closed on Monday for Martin Luther King Day.

Enjoy the weekend.

January 7th

The children will continue with the Superkid Frits this week.  Please use the corresponding Big Book of Blending pages up to and including the letter F.  Many of the children are really

progressing nicely with their blending at this point.  We will begin regular centers this week with one of the centers being guided reading/writing with me.

In math, the children will continue with addition.  We should complete up to and including lesson 5.10 this week.  You can use the corresponding practice book pages for reinforcement.

In religion, we will talk about the Epiphany(since we missed it during the snowstorm) and the children will be making crowns to symbolize The Three Kings.  We will also be talking

about Martin Luther King Day which is next Monday.  Have a good week.

December 17th

Math and Superkids will be a review this week.  Please use the Big Book of Blending up to and including letter T.

In religion, we will be talking about Christmas around the world.  They children will learn how Christmas is celebrated in different cultures and nations.

Please have your child dress up for the Christmas show on Tuesday.  Have a peaceful week and Merry Christmas.

December 12th

Parents this Friday, December 15th dismissal is at 2:45 not 1:00.  I mistakenly posted it at 1:00pm.  Please accept my apology.

Please don’t forget that Thursday I will be taking the children to the Secret Santa Sale to Christmas shop.  Please send your child with reusable “green” bag along with his or her spending money.

Lastly, we had a great time at the movie today.  Our second grade teacher Mrs. Crawford deserves a big thank you for coordinating the entire trip for the downstairs.    I would also like to thank the moms and dads that came out to help too.  It was a wonderful way to spend Advent together.

December 11th

There is a lot here but hopefully this will help you plan accordingly.

Tomorrow is our trip to see the movie Star.  We will be eating lunch when we return from the movie.  If your child ordered lunch the cafeteria ladies will save it for your child until we return.  This is not a dress down day.  Please send your child is his or her uniform.

Thursday is the Secret Santa Sale for kindergarten.  Please send your money in by Thursday along with a reusable “green” type bag.  Some of the items are heavy and breakable and this will really help your child.

Friday is a $1.00 Ugly Sweater Dress Down Day . Dismissal is at 1:00 pm.  Please do not worry if your child does not have an ugly sweater.  They can still dress down.  The money will go towards a new piece of technology.

Next week’s schedule is as follows:

Tuesday is our Christmas Show for parents at 8:45 am in the gym. 

Wednesday the children will be meeting with 8th grade buddies for a prayer partner activity and then caroling at the hospital.

Friday is dismissal at 1:00.  Merry Christmas!

When working in with the Big Book of Blending please do not go past the letter T.  Please do not go past lesson 5.8 in the math practice book.  The children will take a math assessment when they return for the New Year.  We still have much to cover.  This chapter is especially challenging.  They will take one more Superkid’s assessment before Christmas.

We will talk about Christmas around the world next week.

I hope you have a stress free week and enjoy the time with your children.

Mrs. Lacy

December 4th

This week we will continue to talk about addition during math.  You can use up to and including lesson 5.6 in the math practice book.

The children will meet new Superkid’s named Tic, Tac and Toc tomorrow.  Please continue to use the Big Book of Blending up to and including the letter Ii.

Wednesday is St. Nicholas Day.  The children learned about why Santa is sometimes called St. Nick and made St. Nicholas hats that they will wear home on Wednesday.  Please don’t forget that school is closed on Friday for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.  Have a great week.


November 26th

I would like to take this opportunity to give a great big thank you to all of the moms who helped with our Thanksgiving centers.  The children enjoyed it and I believe the moms did as well.

Next Sunday is the first Sunday in Advent.  The children have been working on Advent wreaths to bring home at the end of the week.  They will be very excited to “light” their candles each Sunday in anticipation of Christmas.  We will begin preparing for Advent in class by reading the Christmas story and assembling all sorts of crafts to prepare us.

The children will take a test in math on Chapter 4 this week.  We will then begin Chapter 5 which is addition.  Please don’t go past Lesson 5.2 in the practice book until next week.

The children will meet a new Superkid on Monday named Icky.  When using the Big Book of Blending you can use up to and including the letter L.  I want to give the children a few days working on short i with me before they use it at home.  Next week will be perfect for using any pages up to and including letter I.  Please make a note that next Friday, December 8th school is closed for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

November 14

Here are just a few reminders before we meet on Thursday.  Tomorrow is the last day for the food drive.  If you are interested in participating in the St. Vincent dePaul giving tree please look for a form in your child’s folder tonight.

We will be completing chapter 4 in math before the Thanksgiving break and the children will take an assessment when we return.

I have included a video tutorial for you to view before our meeting on Thursday.  It is how I teach the Big Book of Blending in class.  I am hoping that you will use this as a reference when working with your child.  If you have any questions regarding the video I will be happy to answer them on Thursday.  This is something new I am trying this year in order to have us work in tandem with your child.  I hope it helps.  See you Thursday.

Big Book of Blending Tutorial

November 5

This week the children will be taking two assessments.  Math will be on the number 6-9.  Superkids will be on the sounds A and D.  I will have the results for your when we meet next week for conferences.  Please remember that

conferences are on Thursday, November 16 from 8:00 am to 8:00pm.  If you have not sent in your requested time please do so tomorrow.  You can also email me with a time request.  I will do my best to accommodate your time.

Conferences will be 15 minutes in length.

The children will begin using the Big Book of Blending this week.  I will have a copy for each of you next week.  This will be used at home as well as in school.  In math, we will begin comparing the numbers 6-9.  In religion, we will be talking about God giving us five senses to learn about the world.  We will also attend Mass on Tuesday when the Middle States team is here for our visit.

Please remember that Friday is an early dismissal at 1:00 pm.

Have a nice week.


October 29th

This week the children will continue to explore the letter d and will begin to blend the sounds that we have previously covered which are C, O ,G, and A.  This is the first step in the children beginning to read.  They will take an assessment next week in the computer lab.  They will also continue to learn about the numbers 6-9.  The corresponding pages in the practice book are up to and including the chapter 3 review.  I will assess the children on the numbers 6-9 next week.

We will be attending Mass on Wednesday for the All Saint’s Day.  The students will continue to work on their creation project.  It should be hanging in the hallway when you come to conferences in November.  We will also be having a Fall Celebration on Halloween Day.  It will include a snack and center games.  The children do not wear costumes to school on Halloween.

If you could please remember that we are collecting food for the Food Bank of Atlantic County.  Our class is responsible for cereal and oatmeal.  Please be as generous as your means allow as there are many people in need right now.  Lastly, could you each send in four empty toilet paper tubes?  One of my favorite projects all year are the Advent wreaths that we make in class and each child will need the toilet paper tubes to complete it.  Thanks for your help and I hope you enjoy Halloween with your children.

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