Kindergarten with Mrs. Kalny

Thank you for all the support this year regarding my father's illness & passing. It is greatly appreciated & comforting. Thank you for the beautiful flowers sent & for those who came to the wake, sent cards & just said a few words. It has been a long few years & I am hoping to get back into the swing & some type of normalcy. Your kindness & support truly means a lot & I am blessed. Okay, school is wrapping up! It's amazing how quickly time has gone by! We are practicing our Stepping Up songs & the ceremony itself. Here's what we have left academically.  

We just started chapter 12, which focuses on graphing. It is our final chapter in math.  We will spend time reviewing areas where I have seen the class struggle with & I also will review subtraction & addition till the end of the school year.   Please be sure your child can count to at least 100 & beyond. We are still working on counting on a daily basis. Remind them each number increases by one more. Their second page of HW is a review of all chapters previously taught.   

ELA: The students are really enjoying the stories we have been reading every week.  This week we will be reading "The Little Engine that Could" We are continuing to review all story elements; setting, main idea, characters, main character,  
 sequencing & comparing & contrasting (what is alike/different, Venn diagrams) Cause & effect is also discussed & reviewed.  We are also reviewing the vocabulary terms from each story & the high frequency words as well. In handwriting, please be sure they are starting their letters at the TOP line, never at the bottom. Lowercase letters also, some begin at the top line as well, or the dotted line. Please be aware of how they are forming them & remind them as I do in school. Thank you!! :) Unit 5 assessment is approaching. 

Social Studies:
 We are completely finished with our SS curriculum for the year, however, we are always looking at the different areas of SS through our stories, phonics pages & handwriting. We jump onto Google Earth & find different areas of the world were different animals or cultures are looked at related to the topic at hand.  

​We have pretty much completed all in Religion for the year. We will continue to review & learn more prayers till the end of the school year. I also will be reading bible stories to them.  Please be sure your child is saying their prayers every night, especially the "Our Father" & how to properly do the sign of the cross. We are also practicing this in school. Please be sure you are taking your children to mass every Sunday. When we attend church with the school, I can see some do not know what to do while at mass.  

 Please be sure they are completing their homework every night. Whatever pages I send home, must be completed & sent back the next day in their red folder. They are graded on homework as well. Any incomplete homework pages results in a zero in my grade book & can reflect on their grade, come report card time. Please continue to read with your child every night! It's so important for them. Thank you for your cooperation & understanding & for your child, they are all special!  

For incoming Kindergarten students 2016/2017 school year link for summer work, click here to download.  Summer K Packet 

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Wednesday: LIBRARY



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