Christine Lacy | Kindergarten

Christine Lacy | Kindergarten

June 21st

Thank you so much for the heartfelt class book.  I absolutely love it.  I will also enjoy the gift certificate this summer.

I hope you enjoy the summer with your children.  It has been a pleasure to get to know and teach all of them.


Christine Lacy

June 16th

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the parents who made yesterday’s ice cream party a success.  The children looked great dressed as the Superkids and the ice cream sundaes really topped off an exciting day.

Looking ahead to our last week of kindergarten please keep these things in mind.  School dismissal is at 1:00pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  Dismissal on Thursday, the last day of school, is at 11:30 am.  Thursday is also Spirit Day.  Please make sure your child has sunscreen on before school as we will be outside all morning.  You may also want to consider bug spray.  I am not permitted to apply sunscreen or bug spray to your child.

I hope that you will keep your child reading all summer long.  Reading really is the key to preventing the summer slide.  With this end in mind, I am going to email you a pdf of 10 short stories that you can read with your child this summer.  There is even a coloring component after reading to check comprehension.  You could take one story each week and read it a few times a week to help your child increase his or her fluency.  I have done this with the children in the last week so they are familiar with it.  I timed them for 60 seconds and then let them know how many words they read in that time period.  Each and every one of your children increased by the fourth time. Look for this fluency drill in your child’s folder this week.  Also, look for the email from me with the pdf attachment of the stories.  I hope this is a simple way for your child to keep reading this summer in addition to the books he or she will read for complete pleasure.

Have a nice week.


June 3rd

Please don’t forget that this Friday, June 8th is early dismissal at 1:00pm.

Friday, June 15 will be Dress Like Your Favorite Superkid Day in kindergarten.  Your child can come to school dressed as his or her

favorite or if he or she can opt out and wear the school uniform.  We will be having an ice cream sundae party that afternoon.  It will be

a great way to end the year.

The children will also be saying goodbye to their 8th grade buddies on this Thursday.  It is the 8th grade’s last day of school.

We will meet with them early in the morning and give each buddy a bookmark for high school. We will also be visiting for a while

and play card games in the 8th grade classroom.  This can be an emotional day for the kindergarteners.  It can lead to some tears as the

8th grade makes their way through the school at the end of the day.   Please don’t be surprised if your child comes home upset.  It is a bittersweet day

for all of the students and staff.

Have a great week.


May 20th

This week the children will continue to work in their last Superkid book on the letters x and y.  These are the pages that you can use in the Big Book of Blending.

They will also complete chapter 10 in math which is 3D shapes and will take an assessment at the end of the week.

The children will bring home a set of mission rosaries to keep.  Sister Judy very kindly gets these for the kindergarten and first grade students every year.  I will introduce the children to praying the rosary and the background of the mission rosary.  When the children complete praying the mission rosary they have prayed for people all over the world.

We will continue to have fresh flowers in our classroom for the Blessed Mother throughout the month of May.  If you have a bloom or two in your yard and would like to send them in please do.

Although I do not have a definite date yet, we will be having a Dress Like Your Favorite Superkid Day in June.  It will be sometime after the 8th grade graduates so that we can get access to the gym.  Your child may begin talking to you about it soon.  Your child  does not have to dress like a Superkid if he or she does not want to do so.

Have a great week.


May 6th

This week we will begin the letter J in our Superkid’s book.  Please use the Big Book of Blending up to and including J.  The children are really showing a lot of progress in their reading and writing. Make sure your child reads to you when he or she brings home a reader or his or her Superkid’s book.

We will complete 2D shapes this week and the children will take an assessment.  We will then begin 3D shapes.

I will be talking to the children about Ascension Thursday this week.  They may have mentioned to you that we have our Mary statue up in our classroom now.  I have vases for flowers to honor Mary this month.  If you have any flowers in your yard that you would like to send in with your child, we can add them to our vase.  Please don’t make a special trip to buy flowers just a bloom or two from your yard is perfect.  I will try and keep this up all month.  It is a nice way for the children to honor Mary this month.

Please don’t forget that Friday is early dismissal at 1:00pm.


April 24th

The children will be bringing home their latest Superkids’  book this week.  It contains the latest story called Lily and the Wagwags.  Ask your child to read it to you.  They loved reading this story and you will enjoy hearing them read it too.  Please continue in the Big Book of Blending on letters up to and including W this week. The children will also take an assessment this week.

In math, we will continue to work on 2D shapes.

The children planted lettuce, radishes, snap peas and marigolds for Earth Day yesterday. I am fairly sure that the lettuce and radishes can be harvested before school lets out for summer but the snap peas may not be ready.  We will have to see how it goes just like farmers do.   The children are also working on a project for Mother’s Day that has an Earth Day connection.  I wish I could tell you but it is a secret.

We are also talking about ways to take care of the world that God created for all of us.

Have a good week.

April 15th

This week the children will begin exploring two dimensional shapes.  We will talk about sides and vertices when describing the shapes: square, rectangle, triangle and circle.  We should complete up to and including lesson 9.4 by the end of the week.

Superkids will begin with the letter W this week and you can use the Big Book of Blending up to and including this letter.  Please remember that you can use the online games and stories.

In religion, we will continue to talk about Easter and signs of New Life.  The children will also be part of the CAP (Child Assault Prevention)program this week on Thursday and Friday.

Have a nice week.

April 8th

I hope everyone had an enjoyable Easter vacation.  The children will continue to look for signs of new life during this Easter season.  The children will learn about the evolution of a butterfly and how this is a sign of new life.

In math, the children will continue to explore the coins penny, nickel, dime and quarter.  They will be taking an assessment on the end of the week and be responsible for identifying each and knowing their value.

The children can continue to use the Big Book of Blending up to and including the letter V.  Blending should be more automatic for the children at this time of year.  Look for it in your child.  Our centers will involve rhyming, beginning, middle and end and word families as well as number order.

Please remember that there is no school for kindergarten students on Friday, April 13th.  This is our second kindergarten conference time.  I look forward to seeing the children tomorrow.  Have a pleasant week.

March 26th

Please not the change to our school days and dismissal times this week.

Tuesday -full day

Wednesday-1:00 dismissal, no aftercare please bring lunch and snack.

Thursday-12:00 dismissal, no aftercare please bring snack there will be no lunch.

The children will begin learning to identify the coins; penny, nickel, dime and quarters and their value.

The easiest way to practice is to get out some coins and let your child identify them.

Your child can practice the Big Book of Blending over the Easter break up to and including the letter V.

We will also be learning about Holy Week this week and the children will participate in the Living Stations of the Cross that the fourth and fifth graders will present on Wednesday.

I hope everyone has a relaxing Easter break. Please don’t forget that Friday, April 13th is closed for kindergarten students.  This is our second kindergarten conference day.

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.

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