Sorry for the delay this week. The children will be attending Mass on Friday for the first time. We will be going with the first and second grades to the 8:30 Mass. Please talk to your child about
behavior at Mass. Next week is the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. We will be having a blessing of the animals with the first grade. Your child may bring in a picture of his or her pet to have blessed.
If you do not have a pet at your house your child may bring one small stuffed animal.
We will be finishing Chapter 1 in Math this week. I will give an assessment on the numbers 0-5 which includes the number recognition, number word recognition as well as counting items to show
The children also met a new Superkid named Oswald. Oswald teaches the short O sound. The children are really responding to the Superkids and seem to be enjoying them. I will be sending home a
homemade wipe-off board as well as dry erase pen your your child to use at home. Your child can use this all year to practice writing his or her name, numbers, letters, words and eventually sentences. We will
practice another day at school and then look for them in your child’s folder by the end of the week.
Please check your child’s folder each evening and sign his or her behavior chart. The transition to kindergarten from preschool can sometimes be difficult for the children in regard to talking so a gentle reminder from home
will help the children keep our classroom a peaceful place to learn.
I have had a few questions about snacks that are appropriate for school in regard to our nut free classroom. This year it includes peanuts, tree nuts and soy. Here is a list of snacks that will be appropriate in our classroom:
- All fruit – no cherries
- Teddy Grahams
- Graham crackers
- Ritz crackers
- Tortilla / potato chips
- Baked goods just no peanuts, tree nuts, peanut butter or almond butter in them
- **Most brand store bought cookies are fine, they all have the warning may be processed in a facility that also process peanuts, tree nuts etc. but the line is cleaned between and Mr. Karabin tells me that there have not been any issues to date.
- Please remember that this is just for snack time. Your can send your child with whatever you like during lunch time. This is only when we eat in the classroom. Thanks for your cooperation.