Welcome to Mrs. Pugliese's Kindergarten Class
(where we EMBRACE friendship!)

WEEK OF: May 21, 2018

Last week in Kindergarten was a busy, fun SPIRIT week at school! The students had fun dressing up by wearing hats, neon colors, 50s clothes, SEAS wear, and college shirts! We ended the week by getting ice cream from the ice cream truck during recess, then practicing for our CHEER during field day... GO BLUE! The BLUE team comprises of K-2, 2-2, 4-1, 6-1, and prayer pals from the 7th Grade. It was an awesome first practice!

We are busy enjoying this spring season by observing and watching our caterpillars grow in our classroom (they are now in their chrysalis stage) and by observing our sunflowers grow that we planted with our prayer pals.

 After reading Butterflies by Karen Shapiro and learning about butterflies, we made two butterfly life cycle projects which are hanging in our classroom. They did beautiful jobs, and really understand the process! 

In reading, we focused on what we see in the night sky. In math, we practiced problem solving and composed numbers 16 - 19.

The students prayed, learned, and played!
It was a great week.

Looking ahead to this week...

In religion, we are learning that this liturgical season brings us new life. We will continue to discuss the stages of a butterfly becoming a butterfly (egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, butterfly). We will continue to observe these stages and document them in observation journals. We will watch them grow in their habitat (a butterfly net) in our classroom. When they are ready, we will release them outside!
We will also discuss Pentecost on Monday and discuss how "Air is Good."

Throughout the month, we will also talk about Mother Mary and learn the "Hail Mary" prayer. We will discuss how important mother Mary is, and how important our own moms are! The May Crowning will be celebrated on
May 30th at the 9:00 AM school mass.
This week, we will also begin preparing for our June 7th mass, where Kindergarten hosts the mass!

In Fundations, every morning, we review all sight words and letters that we have learned so far this year in Kindergarten.
The sight words include:
I, can, the, we, see, a, like, to, and, go, you, do, my, are, he, with, is, little, she, was, for, have, they, of, said, want, here, me, this, what
The letters include: t, b, f, n, m, i, u, c, o, a, g, d, s, e, r, p, j, l, h, k, v, w, y, x, z, q

Now that all of the letters of the alphabet are reviewed, students will begin "Sight Word Sentences." Students will receive a sentence page daily. They will cut out the words on the page and glue them in correct sentence order. They will learn that the asterisk word will be the first word of the sentence, and the punctuation word will be the last word of the sentence. They will glue the words, copy the sentence, and create a drawing that correlates to the sentence. 
Please continue to reinforce and review all sight words and letters and sounds. 

In reading, we will begin Unit 9, Week 1 this week.
Essential Question:
How can you help out at home? 

Phonics letters: long a (long a says its name)

Sight words: help, too

Listening comprehension read alouds:

 "Peter's Chair"
(skill - plot and sequence)

 "The Clean Up!"
(skill - ask and answer questions)

Whole Group/Small Group/Individual/ Reading stories:
"Jake and Dale Help!"
(focus on comprehension and fluency) 
In math, students will conclude Chapter 11 - 
Compose and Decompose Numbers 11 to 19
Students will:

* decompose numbers 16 - 19 using concrete objects and drawings to show a group of 10 and some more.
* have a My Review and vocabulary and concept check
* have a Problem Solving review

The students are doing great writing in their new morning journals. After they unpack, students copy the date and a sentence that reflects something related to that day in their journal. Keep up the great work!

K-2 has had the opportunity to all be stars of the week in our class.
They have all taken pride in completing beautiful posters, and by sharing something important or something that they love.
It has been great watching them all shine in front of their classmates by reading the information on their posters and by sharing their Show-and-Tell. Way to go, everyone!


Monday - Art

Tuesday - Library 

Wednesday - Computer 

Thursday - Gym

Friday - Spanish and Music


Monday, 5/21:

 Tuesday, 5/22:

Wednesday, 5/23:

Thursday, 5/24:
Walk-a-Thon around the school parking lot at 9:42 AM - come cheer us on if you're around!
Friday, 5/25:
Have a great weekend! 
No school on Monday - Happy Memorial Day! 
See you on Tuesday, May 29th.

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