“Those who trust in the Lord …will soar on wings like eagles.” – Isaiah 40:31
Dear Kindergarten families,
Welcome to the 2023-24 school year. I am so happy to be your child’s teacher this year. Ms. Ashley (our Kindergarten teacher’s assistant) and I are preparing for the arrival of our new class.
My name is Ms. Shea and I recently moved back to Florida after teaching in Denver and Chicago. I have taught Preschool, Kindergarten and First grade. My favorite has always been Kindergarten. I attended Catholic school from kindergarten to college and have taught in four different Catholic schools. I strongly believe in Catholic Education and admire you for sending your children to Blessed Trinity Catholic school. Kindergarten is such a pivotal year for students, it always amazes me how much they grow and learn.
More information regarding academics, behavior policies, snack week, homework and procedures will be provided to you within the first week of the school year. I would like to emphasize the value I place on parent communication. Please feel free to email me regarding any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure the school always has your current email address. This is how I will contact and communicate with you.
I look forward to a wonderful start to this school year. I feel blessed to share this special year with you and your children. I thank you in advance for your partnership in your child’s education.
As you may already know, Kindergarten is a time to learn social/emotional skills, but it has also become very academic due to most children attending Preschool.
Social/Emotional skills: can separate from caregiver, shares, takes turns, plays cooperatively with peers, responds with empathy to others in distress, adapts to new situations. Can follow 3 step directions, communicates clearly to be understood by people outside the family.
Our Language Arts/Emergent Literacy goals by the end of the year are: to write first and last name, know all letter sounds, identify first, middle, and ending sounds, recognize and produce rhyming words, read 100 sight words, CVC words, write a sentence, identify short/long vowel sounds listen and retell stories, can draw a self-portrait and label, comprehends, who, what, why, and when questions, can differentiate between a statement/comment and a question.
Math goals: understand positional words, recognize and extend patterns, identify 2D and 3d shapes, count to 100 by 1’s,10’s, and 5’s, solve addition and subtraction problems 1-10, learn to make 10 frames, measurement, write numbers 1-100.
We will also learn about the world in social studies and science, and about our savior Jesus and bible stories in religion class.
Kindergarten Enrichment schedule is as follows:
P.E.-Mondays and Tuesdays @ 8:15 in the morning. (the students may wear their “P.E.” uniforms these two days all day.)
School Mass/Art class-Wednesday