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Mrs. Fritz's Kindergarten Class ~ Room 3

Welcome to Kindergarten Room 3 with Mrs. Fritz and Mrs. Marino!
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Two Weeks Down! At Home Learning Continues...

I just realized that the video did not share my Seesaw Screen, sorry about that! Hopefully my description helped, but, as always, if you have any questions, please let me know!

Kindergarten News ~ March 27, 2020

We have officially completed Week 2 of at-home learning! While I know this is not easy, I thank you for your patience, cooperation and dedication to helping your children continue to learn and grow.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our two class meetings this week! I love seeing everyone's faces and talking to everyone. It is great to have that connection with each other when we cannot physically be together. I look forward to seeing everyone next week in our meetings!
Here is what we worked on this week:
English/Language Arts
Our story of the week was "Max Takes the Train" and all of our read-alouds were transportation themed. Out letters of the week were Ww & Jj and our sight words were all of the color words. Everyone did a great job on Seesaw with Ww words and Jj words as well as reading, writing and matching the color words! I especially loved your responses to the read-alouds! There were a lot of creative cars in response to "If I Built A Car" and I loved your reasons for either letting the pigeon drive the bus or not letting the pigeon drive the bus.
Math
This week we learned about measurement! We used many non-standard items to measure things - and people - in our homes! I loved seeing all of the creative ways to measure. We also learned about measuring with a ruler and/or tape measure. 
Religion
We are continuing to work through our Stations of the Cross booklet as we get closer to Holy Week. We are also working on our 90 for 90 challenge. Don't forget to try to take 90 seconds to be quiet and pray everyday or work towards our classroom challenge of doing 90 acts of kindness to add links to our class chain!
 
Looking ahead...
Next week will be much like this week with activities being loaded onto Seesaw each morning. There are many supplemental activities to be found if you should find yourself looking for more. Everyone should have received access to our classroom EPIC! Books site for further reading options. Don't forget to check out the Blogs for Gym Class, Art Class & Music. And as always, please reach out if you are having difficulties or just need clarification. I look forward to seeing you all at our class meetings next week!
Have a great weekend! :)

Kindergarten News ~ March 20, 2020

Well, we made it through our first week of at-home learning! Parents, you are doing a great job! I know this is a strange and stressful time for many of us, but we are all in this together and  I will try to help you out as much as I can along the way!
 
Here's what we covered this week:
Reading/Language Arts
Our story was Abuela and it was about a grandmother and her granddaughter who have adventures together. If you did not get the chance to "read" it yet, it is still on your child's Seesaw. We continued to learn about the letter /e/ this week and did some practice with short /e/ word sorts and CVC words. Everyone did a great job with this! On Seesaw, the students also responded to story questions and to my video questions, which was awesome!
 
Math
We worked on finishing up our chapter on composing and decomposing numbers. We sent home the remainder of the chapter's pages to complete and work on at home. The workbook pages often have a website for further learning should you need it!
 
Independent Center
This week we continued with positional words and directional words. 
 
Religion
We celebrated St. Patrick's Day and St. Joseph's Day this week!
We sent home the Stations of the Cross booklet as well. This booklet is one that we would have done in class, completing 1-2 Stations per day, reading and talking about the Station and taking our time to color the pictures. 
 
Looking Ahead to Next Week
As I did this week, I will be posting 3-4 activities on Seesaw each day for the students to complete. These activities will mirror what our lessons in Reading/Language Arts and Math would have been in class. Monday will feature our story of the week, so be sure to check that out!
Activities will load around 8:00/8:30 each day and will remain there for you to complete.
Your child's completion of the activities serves as their attendance for that day of school.
As always, there are so many other things to do to keep your child engaged. I always encourage writing, reading and exploring the world around you! Have the children go on a hunt around the house for things that begin with the letter of the week. They can draw it or take a photo of it and put it in their Seesaw journal. Have them practice their prayers (Our Father and Hail Mary). Have them write their first and last names. Write a story about something they see outside of their window. Build a block tower or Lego town. There are endless ideas and feel free to reach out if you are stuck!
 
Hang in there and have a great weekend! :)
 

First Day of At-Home Learning

Hello Room 3!
I hope everyone is well on this Monday! 
Just a few notes and links to help you get through this new adventure!
1. Everyday I will assign 2-3 Seesaw activities for your child to complete. This is like their independent/iPad center for the day.
2. Complete the items sent home in the Red Folder last week FIRST, then go to the items in the Yellow Folder. The items in the Red Folder would be what we would have been covering in class this week.
3. Check out my Page on the left with a suggested schedule to follow during this at- home learning time. It is only suggested. Do what works for you and your family! Remember: at-home learning will be completed much quicker than actually class-time learning. Don't be alarmed!!
4. Here is a really cute link for Lunch Doodles with author Mo Willems. Don't be alarmed if there is a long "queue" when you go to the link...it goes quickly!
5. I will add more Seesaw activities as needed for next week along with downloads of paper activities that you can print out if needed.
 
Hang in there everyone!! :)

Kindergarten News ~ March 13, 2020

Most of you have probably read/seen Mrs. Carlson’s Principal Post and/or Yellow Letter regarding possible school closures due to the Coronavirus. Unfortunately, we will be closing beginning Monday, March 16th until an unknown date. Please feel free to message me regarding the work that was sent home in the Red Folder as well as the electronic learning I sent home (eSpark & Seesaw). I will be happy to help! If needed, I will add activities to Seesaw as needed, but if you are in need of other activities have your child write stories, practice sight words, write CVC words and practice writing their letters and numbers correctly, along with their first and last names!

Here’s what we worked on this week…

Reading/Language Arts: We read the story “If You Could Go To Antarctica” and learned about what you would discover if you visited Antarctica. Our letter of the week was Ee (which we will continue next week) and our sight words were: here, go & from.

Math: We began our chapter on composing and decomposing numbers (putting together and taking apart). This is a review of addition and subtraction.

Religion: We learned that Baptism is the sacrament that welcomes us into the church. Through Baptism we become members of God’s family!                                                         

Independent Center: We worked on positional words this week! We identified where items were placed and used words to describe where they were. We also reviewed Rhyming words.        

 

Kindergarten News ~ March 5, 2020

We had a great week celebrating Dr. Seuss1 We read so many books, watched videos, created projects, discussed our favorite characters/stories and learned about Dr. Seuss as an author! We had so much fun! Ask your child how they liked the green eggs and ham we had for snack on Monday! Combined with Student Council’s Spirit Week activities, we had a blast all week long!

Gym Class is on Tuesday & Thursday next week!

Our week at a glance:

Reading/Language Arts: This week we focused on a different Dr. Seuss book each day and did activities that went along with them! We practiced rhyming words and recognized word families to help us rhyme. We learned about Dr. Seuss as an author and did some writing that went along with his stories and allowed us to use our imaginations!

Math: We are still working on subtraction, however we reviewed addition and did some fun, Dr. Seuss themed math activities1

Independent Center: We completed many Dr. Seuss themed activities this week! We used our imaginations and creativity to complete projects and activities!

Religion: This week we learned more about Lent and the symbols that go along with the season.

Coming up…..

  • Testing for Report Cards will continue next week. Report cards go home on March 13th.
  • Please remember: if your child has a fever or has been vomiting, they must remain home for 24 hours AFTER they are fever and vomit free. Please do not send your child to school if they are not feeling well! We are trying very hard to keep our room clean and free of germs!

Enjoy the long weekend!!

Kindergarten News ~ February 28, 2020

We had a busy week celebrating Mardi Gras and beginning the season of Lent with Ash Wednesday.

Gym is on Tuesday next week!!

Here’s what we worked on:

English/Language Arts: We read the story “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” and discussed the concept of character. We focused on the letter Gg at the beginning and end of words. The sight words we reviewed were: one, two, three, four & five.  We are still practicing beginning and ending blends as well as CVC words.

Math: We are still working on the subtraction chapter in our math book and we are reviewing missing numbers in a sequence.

Independent Center: This week we worked on Mardi Gras themed activities and Dental health activities.

Religion: Our chapter this week focused on the season of Lent. We learned that Lent is a time to be reflective and think of Jesus’ sacrifice for us. We attended Ash Wednesday Mass and participated in a Rice and Broth lunch. We received Rice Bowls to collect spare change in throughout Lent!

Coming up…

  • We will be testing for Report Cards next week! Report Cards go home on Friday, March 13th!
  • Next week is Spirit Week at QAS! Please see the page on my blog with specifics.
  • Next week is a short week with No School on Friday!

 

Kindergarten News ~ February 21, 2020

We spent this short week learning about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln! We discussed what it means to be the President of the United States and thought about the things we would do if we were President!

Gym Class is on Monday and Friday next week!

Our week at a glance:

Reading/Language Arts: This week we read the story “One Little Mouse and practiced sequencing and retelling events in a story. We learned about beginning blends and ending blends this week. While this was a new concept, we did a great job with blends! Our new sight words this week were number words: one, two, three, four & five.

Math: We began our chapter on subtraction this week! We learned what it means to “take away” and see how many are left.

Independent Center: We completed activities about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln this week. We learned that they lived a long, long time ago and did many wonderful things for our country.

Religion: Our chapter this week told us that we can learn about Jesus with our friends. We also learned that friends are special gifts from God.                          

Coming up…..

  • Tuesday is Mardi Gras! Students may come to school out of uniform in Mardi Gras colors! We will be giving the students masks and beads!
  • Lent begins next Wednesday with Ash Wednesday! We will attend an all-school Mass at 2pm in the Basilica.
  • Wednesday is our annual Rice & Broth lunch in honor of Ash Wednesday. If your child would like to participate, please send in $2.00 on or before Wednesday! If you choose not to participate, please send in a lunch from home as there is no hot lunch service on this day.
  • Rice Bowls will be sent home on Wednesday. This is for “Operation Rice Bowl” through Catholic Charities. Please allow your child to do special things to earn change to fill the Rice Bowl throughout Lent. Rice Bowls will be collected the week before Spring Break and Easter.

Kindergarten News ~ February 14, 2020

 This week we celebrated Valentine’s Day with our classmates! We completed an art project for our parents and did many Valentine’s Day themed things!

Gym Class is on Thursday next week!

Here’s what we worked on this week:

Reading/Language Arts: Our story was “My Lucky Day” by Keiko Kasza and our letter of the week was Ll. We continued working with the sight words: are, that & do. We are reviewing all of our sight words, practicing our letter sounds and sounding out CVC words.

Math: We are finishing up our unit on addition and we are working hard at identifying number sequences (what comes before and after a number) and missing numbers with numbers from 1-100. We have also been working on identifying number words.

Independent Center: This week we worked on activities Valentine’s Day themed activities!

Religion: We discovered ways that we learn about God with our families. We also learned about St. Valentine.

Coming Up…

  • There is no school on Monday, February 17, 2020, due to the Presidents Day holiday.
  • Please remember: If there is snow on the ground, your child must wear boots to school and bring a pair of shoes to wear in the classroom!

 

Enjoy the long weekend with your family! :)

Kindergarten News ~ February 7, 2020

Our week started out with the Groundhog’s prediction of an early spring! We celebrated our 100th Day of School on Tuesday! We also did a mini unit on telling time to the hour and half-hour! It was a fun-filled week!

Gym Class is on Tuesday & Thursday next week!

Here’s what we worked on this week:

Reading/Language Arts: We read the story “Bunny Day” which introduced us to clocks and telling time. Our new letter of the week was Hh and we learned three new sight words: are, do & that. We are working hard on sounding out CVC words and writing a sentence.

Math: We are finishing up our lessons on addition and are working hard on counting to 100 and identifying numbers up to 100!

Religion: This week we covered the chapter “Jesus Teaches and Helps Us.” We learned that Jesus wants to teach us about God and helps us each and every day.

Independent Center: We worked on telling time to the hour and the half-hour and reviewed our Days of the Week!

Other News

~ If you have requested a Parent/Teacher Conference for Friday, February 14, 2020, you will receive your time slot next week. (*Please note, these conferences are not mandatory as they were in the Fall!)

~ Next Friday is Valentine’s Day! Kindergarten students may come to school in Valentine colors and may bring Valentine cards to pass out to the class. We will not be having a class party due to the half-day schedule. (See note on reverse side)

~ Friday, February 14, 2020 is a half-day of school with 11:45 dismissal for all students and no after-care offered. Students will only need a snack next Friday, no lunch!

~ There will be No School on Monday, February 17, 2020, in honor of Presidents Day!

Kindergarten News ~ January 31, 2020

We kicked off Catholic Schools Week on Sunday with Mass and Open House. Thanks to everyone who stopped in to see all of our hard work!

Language Arts: This week we read the story “Hide Clyde” and continued working with the short Oo sound. The children should be able to sound out simple CVC (consonant/vowel/consonant) words now. Be sure to read over the Kindergarten readers that are sent home each week with your child at least 3 times.

Math: We continued to learn about addition and different ways to put numbers together. We have also been practicing counting and ordering numbers and items, as well as finding the missing numbers in a sequence.

Religion: This week we focused on what it means to go to a Catholic School in honor of Catholic Schools Week! We thanked our families for sending us to QAS and we thanked members of our neighborhood and school community for supporting us!

Independent Center: To go along with our story “Hide Clyde” we learned about other animals that use camouflage to hide from predators!

More News & Info:

  • Gym Class will be on Monday and Wednesday next week!
  • Keep sending your child to school in boots and with cold-weather gear. They have been going outside for recess if the temperature is not too low!
  • 100th Day of School in on Feb. 4th! Don’t forget to get your 100th item ready to wear on Tuesday! Students may be out of uniform wearing their 100th Day creation on Tuesday!

**We have started testing for our Winter Review! Please see below for the items we are testing!


Sight Words

a

am

for

have

he

is

I

like

little

me

my

she

the

to

we

with

look

they

you

of

see

 

Letters/Sounds

Mm

Tt

Aa

Ss

Pp

Cc

Ii

Bb

Nn

Rr

Dd

Kk

/ck/

Ff

Oo

 

Numbers

11     17

12     18

13     19

14     20

15     21

16     22

23    24

25    26

27    28

29    30

 

Students should also be able to sound out CVC (consonant vowel consonant) words such as: cat, tip, not.

 

Students should also be able to answer simple addition problems up to 10 (may use finger or cubes). Example: 2+3=?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kindergarten News ~ January 24, 2020

We had a nice short week learning about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and comparing the stories “The Mitten” and “The Hat” by Jan Brett. Don’t forget to have your child dressed for the weather each day! Boots should be worn if there is snow on the ground! School sweaters should also be in school everyday!

Gym Class will be on Tuesday next week!!! This will be our last day of roller skating! Gym class time on Tuesday will be from 12:50 until 1:25.

Here is what we worked on this week~

Language Arts: Our story this week was “Seeds” which taught us about different seeds and the plants they grow into. We worked on the vowel sound Oo this week and practiced reading, writing and identifying words with the short o sound.

Math: We completed Chapter 5 in our Math book on Addition! We will be continuing to work on making addition sentences using + and = as well as combining numbers through addition to make 10 to make sure we really understand addition. We will also be reviewing numbers and trying to count to 100 for 100th Day!

Independent Center: This week we worked on activities about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and activities from the two Jan Brett stories – “The Hat” and “The Mitten.”

Religion: This week we learned that Jesus wants us to Love. We learned about the ways we can show love for one another everyday!

In other news…

  • Don’t forget about our Kindergarten 100th Day project! If you have misplaced the note, a copy can be found on my Blog on the right-hand side.
  • Next week is Catholic Schools Week! Please see the reverse side for all of the activities that will be taking place, beginning with Mass and Open House on Sunday!
  • Please remember that if your child has a fever or has been vomiting, they must be fever free and/or vomit free for 24 hours before returning to school! There has been a lot going around and we are trying to keep everyone healthy! Thank you!

Catholic Schools Week Schedule

Sunday: Celebrating Our Parish

  • Mass 11:00 a.m.
  • Open House 12:00-1:30

 

Monday: Celebrating our Buddies

  • Wear crazy socks with your uniform
  • Faith Partners activity

 

Tuesday: Celebrating our Parents

  • Create a card for our parents

 

Wednesday: Celebrating the School Community and Beyond

  • Volunteer Coffee & Tea 8:10 a.m. – please be sure to RSVP if you will attend!
  • Students will write thank you notes to people in our school and community

 

Thursday: Celebrating our Students

  • Students may be out of uniform today!
  • Carnival in the afternoon!

 

Friday: Celebrating our Faculty and Staff

  • Breakfast for Faculty and Staff 8:30-9:30
  • Room Parents work with students from 8:30-9:30
  • Wear QAS spirit wear!

 

Saturday: Celebrating Families

  • Enjoy the day with your family in anyway you choose! :)

 

Kindergarten News ~ January 17, 2020

Penguins have taken over Room 3! We have been learning about different types of penguins, comparing sizes and characteristics, discovering “Tacky the Penguin” books and having so much fun exploring different penguin traits and their habitats!

        Thank you to all of the parent volunteers for Gym Class so far. We are having fun learning to Roller Skate! Even if there is no sign-up slot available to help, please feel free to come as long as you are Virtus trained! Gym Class is on Friday next week!

Here’s what we worked on this week;

Reading/Language Arts: This week, we read the story “Farfallina and Marcel” which was about how friendships grow and change. We continued to work with the sight words see & look. Our letter of the week was Ff. We are practicing identifying middle vowel sounds and sounding out CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words. We did some comparing and contrasting between “Tacky the Penguin” and real penguins.

Math: We are continuing to work on addition. We are working on modeling addition problems using cubes, counters, chips or objects. We now know how to use the plus (+) sign and equals (=) sign as well!                                      

Independent Center: We explored penguin activities this week!

Religion: This week we learned that Jesus grew up in Nazareth with Mary and Joseph. We discussed similarities and differences about things Jesus did with his family and what we do with our families.

Coming Up…

  • No School on Monday to observe Martin Luther King, Jr, day!
  • Reminder: If there is snow on the ground, children MUST wear boots to school and bring shoes to change into. We go outside for recess and do not want to track wet shoes into the classroom. Also, please be sure to send hats, gloves and warm clothes! See the Winter Clothes tab on my blog!
  • Our 100th Day of School is quickly approaching! Please see the tab on my blog for more information! A hard copy of this information was sent home in the Red Folder next week! :)