The month of May is so beautiful, but also so busy! May is a bittersweet month. We are excited to move on and become first graders, yet it is hard to say goodbye. Kindergarteners have come such a long way this year. I am so proud of them! But, before we officially say goodbye, there are many more exciting, fun-filled activities to complete!
Learning about Holly Thursday
Looks like March coming in like a lamb went out like a lion. Although April started off looking like the beginning of winter, believe it or not, graphing the month of March, the kindergarteners found that the majority of March was “lamb” like weather. Kindergarteners are optimistic that April’s weather can only get better. During the month of April, we will be learning about the meaning of Holy Week and the coming of Easter. We will be completing a variety of activities that will develop that learning.--
In like a lion, out like a lamb! Kindergarteners are keeping a close eye on the weather in the month of March. We are graphing each day to see what the weather will be like for the whole month of March. It is very exciting! We will also be learning about St. Patrick, the people he helped, and how he used the shamrock to teach others about the Holy Trinity. Finally, we begin Lent on the first Wednesday of March. Kindergarten will be learning about the meaning of Lent and how much Jesus loves us.
February will be filled with a lot of fun activities. We learned about the history behind Groundhog Day. We had an exciting Catholic Schools Week! Next up is our 100th Day of school celebration. Kindergarten will be counting, creating, and working with 100 different objects to make shapes, letters, numbers, and pictures, etc. We will be celebrating Valentine's Day. The students will be making cards for the homebound. We will also be surprising our Buddies with a special Valentine. Finally, we will learn about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln while celebrating President's Day. Many special things are happening!
January has been packed with many fun filled activities. In the beginning of January, the students learned all about the New Year and how we changed our year from 2021 to 2022! We discussed the celebrations that we had and the different traditions we celebrated with our families. We also learned about Dr. Martin Luther King and what an impact he made to our society. We learned about the word justice and how Dr. Martin Luther King fought for it. We will end the month of January by celebrating Catholic Schools Week. We are all looking forward to it and the activities that we will be completing!
The month of December has been filled with so many fun and exciting activities. We learned about the history of St. Nicholas and then created an activity. The kindergarteners also learned about the meaning of Advent. We are all preparing for the coming of Jesus, waiting patiently. Finally, learning about the story of the Nativity was amazing to hear. It was also filled with a variety of activities bringing us closer to Jesus.
A VERY BIG THANK YOU to the Amherst Library for coming to read to us and give us books.
It has been such an exciting year and we are learning so much! The students are learning the story of Thanksgiving and how important it was for the settlers and the Native Americans to work together. The Native Americans taught the settlers how to grow their crops correctly and where to hunt and fish. The settlers were so grateful to the Native Americans that they invited them to a Thanksgiving dinner. That was the first Thanksgiving! We discussed many things that we are grateful for in kindergarten and created turkeys with our thoughts of gratitude on the turkey's feathers.
A very big thank you to Mrs. Makruski for a fun Halloween afternoon.
Please practice those letter sounds! We are beginning to tap, sound, and stretch out words, and we are reading sentences with more unfamiliar words in them. We enjoy learning letters and sounds by watching
Working on fine motor skills at home is a great way to strengthen skills. Let your child practice using scissors, holding a pencil correctly, tracing lines, tracing letters and numbers, playing with play dough (have them make letters or numbers with the Play dough), putting beads on pipe cleaners. Developing these fine motor skills are essential in Kindergarten.