Mrs. Spaventa's Class

Welcome to Kindergarten 1

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The Kindergarten Curriculum

The goal of Our Lady of Mercy School's Kindergarten program is for each child to succeed in a safe and comfortable Christian learning environment.  The Kindergarten curriculum includes the following areas: Religion, ELA (English Language Arts), Math, Social Studies, Science, STEM, Art, Music, Gym, Computer, Library, and Spanish.  The children are encouraged to be independent, but will also work cooperatively with others.

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Parents can help support their child's learning by adopting these practices:
*Slowing down and recognizing everyday activities as learning opportunities
*Giving their child daily opportunities to express him/herself through art, music, language, and dance
*Reading to their child everyday

*Looking for opportunities to point out shapes, numbers, letter, and words in everyday life
*Honoring their child's right to open-ended, creative play

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Kindergarten Rules 
*Be kind to others
*Raise your hand to speak
*Respect and listen to others 
*Keep your hands, feet, and other objects to yourself
*Always do your best work


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What Is Going On In K1? 

Welcome to Kindergarten!  My name is Mrs. Karen Spaventa and I will have the pleasure of teaching your child this year. I have been working at OLM for the past 17 years. I have been teaching for a total of 18 years. My undergraduate studies in Art Education took place at St. John's University. I have a Masters degree in Childhood Education with a specialty in Early Childhood from St. John's University, as well. I hold certifications in Childhood K-6, Early Childhood Birth-2, and Art K-12. It is my belief that a child's success is based on a cooperative parent/teacher relationship. I look forward to working with you throughout the year. 

 I hope you and your child that are getting ready to embark on an important milestone in your child's life. Kindergarten is a year of growing socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. It is a year where children come in knowing only letters/numbers and walk out being able to read 50-100 sight words, decode, encode, count (by 1s, 5s, 10s, and 2s), add, subtract, decompose, work cooperatively, and write complete sentences on different topics learned.  Your involvement, interest, and enthusiasm will help make this a wonderful year of growth for you and your child. Thank you for entrusting your precious child to me. 

This week we are learning to:
*Recognize, name words that start with, and name sound of letter Cc
*Know who made people
*Explain how apples grow
*Explain how an apple tree changes over the seasons
*Understand who Johnny Appleseed was and some facts of his life 

*Write our names correctly (uppercase letter first, the rest lowercase)
*Conduct STEM/science experiments related apples
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Please have your child do h.w. in pencil  only.  Coloring should only be done in crayonsPlease have your child write his/her name on the top of every page of h.w. and parents MUST look over and sign the h.w. each night.


Sight words: orange, purple
Superkids: pgs. 2 and 4
Handwriting: pg. 14
***Pretzel lunch tomorrow-$2.00


Handwriting: pg. 15
Math: pgs. 587-588
***Chicken Nugget lunch tomorrow-$2.50

Superkids: pg. 3
Math: pgs. 593-594
***Pizza lunch tomorrow-$2.50

Superkids: pgs. 6 and 7
Letter C ditto page
***Meatball hero lunch tomorrow-$3.00

Have a great weekend!