Welcome to Mrs. Pugliese's Kindergarten Class!

Week of: April 3, 2017

It was a great start to the beginning of the school year from September - December, and I'm looking forward to more enjoyment and more learning at SEAS. It is going to be awesome to watch their continued growth from now until June with respect, responsibility, and reverence.

We have a great program at our school titled, Ambassadors of Christ. These are children who are followers of Jesus Christ and of his ways.

April's Ambassador is Bella Clinton 

In October, we recognized Emma Doherty;
in November, we recognized Connell Faver;
in December, we recognized Hailey Albanese;
in January, we recognized Nicholas Gelish;
in February, we recognized Julianna Fiumano;
in March, we recognized Anthony Rugen.
Congratulations to all!

In addition to our monthly ambassador, we also have a  
Star of the Week in our classroom.

This week's star is Nicholas Gelish

Previously, we have had Bella Clinton, Harper Albanese, Allie Wolken,
Justin LaGreco, Jacob Tibay, Dominick Ciano, Logan Dillworth, and Julianna Fiumano, and Connell Faver. 
Congrats to all!

During this season of Lent, we are actively praying, learning, and trying to remember our Lenten promises to better ourselves. Lent is a time of reflection on the passion of Jesus; 40 days in which we reflect on the hugeness of what our Salvation is and the plan that God had for each of us through Jesus. The children will continue to learn about this wonderful season during our liturgical year and will share the concepts of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Students made Lenten crosses which are hanging in outside our classroom, next to their Lenten promises. In addition, they are coloring a booklet and learning about the Stations of the Cross and Jesus' suffering, death, and resurrection. 
The students performed beautifully at their Lenten prayer service last Thursday. They were prayerful and reverent, and the growth that was shown was tremendous! Great job, K-1 and K-2!

Last week was a busy, full week! Students continued their review of letter recognition, sounds, high frequency words, and sentence reading and writing throughout Fundations. In reading, students started Unit 6. The theme is Weather for all Seasons. The essential question was, "How are the seasons different?" The phonics letters were B and L, and the weekly sight words were is and little. The listening comprehension stories are always an interesting discussion forum, and the literary element was rhyme. In math, students started Chapter 9: Subtraction. Students worked together to complete an online readiness quiz and a foldable activity to introduce subtraction. Students modeled subtraction as taking away from or separating groups. They used concrete objects to solve subtraction problems. Students also went to Mass on Wednesday with their prayer pals and learned more about the Stations of the Cross. It was a fun, educational week! 

This week, students will continue with our daily review of Fundations, and will review the letter "w". In religion, students will make a craft titled, "Jesus Loves Every Bunny!" and will also complete another Easter project with their prayer pals on Wednesday. It's so nice to see them work together in a prayerful way. They will also continue learning about the Stations of the Cross in their booklets. In reading, students will work on week 2. This week's essential question is, "What happens in different kinds of weather?" Students will listen to listening comprehension stories titled, "Rain," and "Cloud Watch," and will read aloud as a group and independently a story titled, "Kim and Nan." Our skill is sequence, our phonics letter is "k", and our sight words are she and was. In math, students will continue with the subtraction process. Students will use the minus symbol to show subtraction, will use concrete objects to show how many are left, and will write number sentences to solve subtraction problems. It will be a great week!

Weekly Reminders:

Monday, 4/3 - Dress Down Day ($3)

Tuesday, 4/4 - Creative Arts Program 2:15 - 3:45 PM

Thursday, 4/6 - Early dismissal - 11:15 AM
9:00 AM Mass

Specials Schedule:

Monday - Art
Tuesday - Music
*Wednesday - Gym 
Thursday - Spanish
Friday - Computer

*Wear gym uniforms and sneakers every Wednesday.

*Nightly homework consists of a math sheet, writing in the Fundations journal, and reading the assigned book in the book bag. Please complete the reading log and report (that will be distributed each Monday) and hand in by Wednesday of each week. On Wednesday, you will then receive a reader and be expected to read for fluency an assigned story, with no written work attached to that.

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