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Kindergarten - Mrs. Brown

LisaBrownWelcome to Kindergarten! Throughout my years of teaching Early Childhood, I have found that children have the excitement of learning and it is a process I truly enjoy being part of. St. Christopher's is a wonderful school and I am honored to be a teacher and a member of a great team! If you have any questions or concerns, please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Mrs. Brown has had the experiences of teaching Kindergarten and Pre-K for over 20 years in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Maine.


 

 

 

 

Mrs_LagenfeldMrs. Beth Cole is the Full-Day Pre-K teacher's aide.

April News

April Showers Bring May Flowers and our Kindergarten is buddding and blooming with new learning! Although a bit early, each student will plant a flowers and vegetables.  We will experiment with the effects of sunlight and water on plants.The class has learned with the potato plant as it grows tall and green. We turn the plant each day ad watch it reach for the sunlight! Sprouting beans in a plastic bag in a window without soil and seeing results, followed by planting is  Observing how water travels in plants with colored water and celery is an interesting process.

With the completion of the alphabet, a series of 'Word Families'will be introduced weekly.The focus is on the short vowel families and middle sounds in words. The words will be used in spelling and writing sentences. This provides challenges for all students at their level. The pieces of the puzzle are being put together and the results are amazing! They enjoy sharing their work to the class!Smile

In math, tallying and couting objects is the unit. Activites using manipulatives provide practice.

God's gift for the Spring is the lessons we will learn about. His gifts fo nature are beautiful and are forever changing.  The character trait is the Egret who teaches Virtue and Integrity by doing what is right.

Earth Day is April 22nd. Learning about  simple ways to conserve energy and recycle to help the earth helps them to pitch in! Each student will learn about their place on earth creating a booklet on earth: home, town, state and county.

It is a short month and busy with new learning experiences! Enjoy April Vacation!

 

 

March

March 'comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb! Spring weather begins and March is known as a windy month. Our class will experiment with the wind outside and in the class with varied objects of weight and size and strengths of wind! It is especially exciting on a windy, blustery day!Smile

Force, Motion and Gravity is the science topic for the month. The students will explore ramps, speed, and distance with varied size and weight of vehicles. A fun experiment is planned with Mr. Egg as he travels down the ramp..what will happen and what are the results? Stay tuned for results!! A bowling contest is also a lesson for force and motion!

Dr. Seuss is celebrated throughout the month reading his whimsical tales and rhymes. Each student will become an author and illustrator creating a rhyming book. This introduces the 'word families' and provides practice with sentences and creativity!

Addition and Subtraction is the math unit. We begin with addition and practice with hands on activites up to 10 for a couple weeks followed by subtration. Many hands on acitivites and games help to reinforce skills.  IXL is suggested to practice at home!

We prepare for the Easter celebration each day as we learn and practice the teachings of Jesus. We join together as a school each Friday and participate in the Stations of the Cross during Lent. The character trait is the Lamb who represent "Forgiveness'. Children young and innocent in their hearts forgive and move forward with friends. It is an important trait to practice throughout life.

St. Patrick's Day is March 17th. The school celebrates on Friday, March 16th wearing green and white and beginning the day with mass. Our class with enjoy a green snack and learn to dance the 'jig'!

Easter is Sunday April 1st. No school on Good Friday or Monday, April 2nd. May you enjoy this joyous Holiday with Family and Friends.

 

February

February begins with Catholic School Week. Special activities are planned each day to remind us how fortunate we are for the opportunities that students, staff and families have being membersof St. Christopher School!

February 2nd is Groundhog day. Will 'Puxatawney Phil' see his shadow? We will experiment with shadows, light and measuring.

Next we celebrate 100 Days of School...Hooray!  The countdown is on and and excitement is in the air. Learning centers revolve around 100 hands on activities. Each student is asked to bring in 100 items into school to share with the class!

President's Day is this month and introducing the concept of coins and dollars fits right in. The focus is to become familiar with coins and the value as well as the paper amounts. It helps to use money for lessons and each student is asked to bring in coins for indentifying and counting. ( the attached sheet gives amounts ) We will complete the unit with a class store and pay with correct amount of money. Shopping is a good hands on lesson and lots of learning fun!

The character trait is Virtue which means demonstrating honesty and making right choices. We will relate this to our 16th President named 'Honest Abe". The lessons in religion are about friendship and how Jesus loves each of us.

 Verbs and nouns will be introduced and are used in sentence writing and reading. Their skills continue to develop with practice.

Throughout the month the class will be working on our STEAM project for the Stem Fair in March. KB will be architects as they experiment building houses with varied materials and 3 sizes. The theme is The 3 Little Pigs. The students will begin with small structures, then medium and end with large. They will find out if the wolf can blow them down! Undecided

 Valentine's Day will be celebrated by giving Valentine cards to classmates on Wednesday, February 14th. There are 15 students inthe class. Please have your child sign his/her name on the Valentine card only...no name on the envelope. It makes delivery easier! It is also a dress down day to wear red, pink or white. A special snack will be shared enjoyed on that day!

 

 

 

 

 

 
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