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[No longer applicable until spring] Summer uniform: The uniform for the boys can be either the shorts with polo shirt or the pants with the button down collared shirt.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: 1 language arts pages (practice writing the letter F), one math page, spelling words page and a reading book.
Monday: No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday!
Tuesday: We had a two hour delay so our time was cut short but even though, we managed to do a listening tape for the Letterbook and to do a page in math. We learned to use tally marks and apply the figures onto a picture graph. We signed a heart to say what we liked about our school so Bishop Burbidge can see it when he comes to visit our school next Monday, which will be a 12:15 dismissal! We had a short snack and playtime. During recess, we stayed inside and continued to watch the movie about emporer penguins called the March of the Penguins. In the afternoon we had a nap, packed up early, decorated paperbags and filled them with food that everyone has donated in the past for ECHO with our fifth grade buddies and lastly we had PE.
Wednesday: Morning work was writing the spelling words three times each, writing them in index cards to add them to their existing ring of spelling words, I read them two books: The Penguin Quartet and a Minnie Mouse book about a sleepover. We went over days of the week, months of the year, turned to the next number of 88 days in school and a page in Letterbook. We figured out the beginning letter of each picture and those first letters put together formed a word, then the students cut pictures and glued them next to the word that was formed. After spanish class, we had math, where we continued with tally marks and pictographs. We did a Scholastic page on penguins and watched a couple of short videos on the emperor penguins. After lunch and recess, we had a nap, library, religion and then packed up to go home.
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.