WELCOME TO KINDERGARTEN!!!!
We are the Barrick Bunch and from Mrs. Swahn and myself we are very happy to be your child's teachers!
Please look at this page for information. The top portion pertains to both Kindergarten classes and then it is separated by Mrs. Peckl's classroom and then to mine (Mrs. Barrick).
I look forward to a wonderful school year!
The Barrick Bunch!
Kindergarten Teacher: Mrs. Barrick
Kindergarten Aide: Mrs. Swahn
PE uniforms to be worn on PE days: Tuesdays and Fridays. The other days are regular uniform days.
[No longer applicable until spring] Summer uniform: The uniform for the boys can be either the shorts with polo shirt or the pants with the button down collared shirt. The uniform for the girls can be either the shorts or skort with polo shirt or the jumper (or pants) with the peter pan collar shirt. We have PE on Tuesdays and Fridays. For both boys and girls, the PE shorts and PE shirt will be worn with tennis shoes.
[Now until Spring] Winter uniform: The uniform for the boys will be the pants, button down collared shirt and the blue uniform sweater. The girls' uniform is the jumper (or pants) with the peter pan collar and the blue uniform sweater. For both boys and girls, the PE sweatpants and the PE sweatshirt must be worn. Please make sure the PE shirt is worn underneath the sweatshirt so that the sweatshirt can be taken off if the student gets too hot after running around in PE.
GOING OUTSIDE FOR RECESS DURING THE WINTER MONTHS: Please make sure you child comes to school with their coat, hats and gloves. The policy is that any child without any of these winter items will stay inside because they are not properly prepared to be outside.
HOMEWORK THIS WEEK: Two math pages and two language arts pages
Monday: Veterans Day. No school. Parent/Teacher Conferences
Tuesday: This morning after prayers we did centers. The centers concentrated on numbers and alphabet. Some were to find the missing number along a number line, others were to see how quickly the student can assemble to alphabet into its place before the time runs out, others were putting puzzles together to show different ways to indicate a number, others were using tweezers to pick up fuzzy balls to count the number on a dice and still others were balancing wooden numbers in order but stacked one on top of the other. We had a surprise visit from the firefighters since they never made it last month when they were scheduled to come. The students were shown how a firefighter puts on their gear and why they wear it, all the components to a fire truck and ambulance. Ask your child what they should do at night if they think there is a fire (closed bedroom door, crawl on floor if smoke, touch the door with back of hand to see if hot. If so, do not open). We had Letterbook connecting the Letter L to all the pictures that begin with that letter and in math we began to write the numbers 0 and 1 properly and identify what is the quantity of 0 and 1. After lunch and recess, Fr. Richardson came and taught the students how to sign the prayer Hail Mary. Then it was PE, ECHO with our 5th grade buddies, pack up and a light nap.
Wednesday: This morning the students practiced writing the letter S, both upper and lowercase. Then I read the book Rooster Goes Off to See the World and Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving. We did three pages in our Letterbook L. Identifying and writing the beginning letter of the picture, and writing the upper and lowercase letter L. In math, we are identifying the quantity of 2 and 3 along with writing the numerals correctly. We did a Scholastic page on Veterans and watched a couple of videos on who are Veterans, who are the armed forces, who's the boss (the President of the U.S.) of the military and of the army personnel jumping out of a plane and landing on the ground. We learned that dogs can also be part of the military. After lunch and recess, a half hour nap, library, and a project depicting the journey across the ocean from England to the Americas and a short story to put in order how the pilgrims built homes and then celebrated the first Thanksgiving Feast.
Thursday: Snow Day. No School!
Friday: In the morning, we turned over the next school day number, sang Days of the Week/Months of the Year, and the Hokey Pokey. In preparation for our Thanksgiving Feast we will be having on Monday of next week, we prepared by learning how to communicate through Native American drawings. We learned many different symbols that they used to tell of hunting parties, war, hunting for food, weather, locations, animals around, calendar, etc. We made necklaces, decorated Indian pillowcases for those that chose to be Indians, Indian headbands, Pilgrims' voyage from England to the New World, and in between we squeezed in PE, Art, lunch/recess and a short nap.
MONDAY: Music 11:10 - 11:140 a.m.
TUESDAY: P.E. 1:45 - 2:15 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Spanish 10:40 - 11:10 a.m. Library 1:45 - 2:15 p.m.
THURSDAY: Computer 1:50 - 2:30 p.m.
1/2 Day Computer 10:50 - 11:20 a.m.
FRIDAY: Art 10:55 - 11:35 a.m. P.E. 1:45 - 2:15 p.m.
IMPORTANT: I will send homework for the week on Mondays. IT IS NOT MEANT TO BE DONE IN ONE NIGHT. Please pace the homework during the week and as each page is done, send it back to school via the school folder aka Kidmail. All homework is to be done by Friday.
Remember to ALWAYS have your child bring a nut free morning snack even on half days. If your child is bringing lunch, too, please ensure a way for your child to know what is snack and what is lunch.
Each morning after we enter the classroom, folders are placed on the table they are assigned, tote bags and lunch boxes put away in their cubbies, lunch count is done and prayers (over the intercom). At the end of the day, prayers are said over the intercom and then dismissal to canopy, back circle, extended day and sidewalk.
Rules of the Classroom:
1. Keep Hands and Feet to yourself
2. Use your indoor voice
3. Raise Your hand before speaking
4. Follow directions
5. Use kind words
All School Monthy Masses at 9:00 am Dress Uniform Required*
* If any of these Monthly Masses fall on a Tuesday or Friday (our P.E. days), your child must wear the dress uniform but wear tennis shoes in order to participate in P.E.