Monday, November 30, 2020

Week of November 30th

 



Good Afternoon & Happy 1st Week of Advent! I hope you all enjoyed the long Thanksgiving weekend and had a wonderful time with your families. I missed the students very much and am so excited to go through an amazing Advent journey together during the next month together. 


This month brings many surprises and special events for us in Kindergarten! 


1) We began our Advent Countdown where one special surprise student each day will select a gift bag with our story of the day. Also today our awesome class scout elf, Snowflake, has arrived from the North Pole! He is here to watch us all being the wonderful bucket fillers and peacemakers we are and to learn all about Jesus with us. 


2) Today we sent home a flyer for our upcoming Kindergarten Christmas Gift Exchange. Please read the letter and let me know if you have questions. We kindly ask you to send the gifts to school by December 18th, if possible. 


3) Mrs. Mulvihill has so nicely reached out to me last week that she would like to put together a Christmas Goody Bag for each student. We kindly request that if each family could please send in a donation of Christmas themed favors, enough for 26 students, we would greatly appreciate it so much. Please send them in your child’s backpack labeled Favors For Mrs. Mulvihill we will send them along. If you could please bring them in by Friday, December 11th. Thank you in advance for your support! 


4) Reading Folders are going home today with December materials for the month, along with our weekly practice and our 5 new sight words. I will be sending home all November work with their prizes and certificates by the middle of the week. 


5) We will be having our TOP SECRET “Polar Express” event on Tuesday, December 22nd. Unfortunately, we are not permitted to have parent volunteers in-person that day, however as we get closer I may reach out in regards to ways we might need a little help to prepare. It is going to be an amazing day, and I cannot wait to surprise them. 


6) Please look at the Friday Folder for all other important info from the school. 


Here are the themes/concepts we are focusing on this week:

1) Reading/Language Arts/Phonics:

- Letters & Sounds- Reviewing Consonants  & Vowels 

-Sight Words- find, one, little, yellow, it 

-Drawing & Labeling- Building Independent Writing 

-Reading Comprehension Skill- Plot 


2) Mathematics:

-Tally Marks

-Graphing & Data


3) Religion:

-Advent- Week of Hope

-Advent Song & Calendar Daily 

-Daily Prayers


4) Social Studies:

-Holidays Around the World Unit Begins 


Thank you so much for your time & attention. I truly appreciate all your support to help us make this a December to truly remember! As always, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.


God Bless!
Love & Prayers,

Mrs. Tironi


Monday, November 16, 2020

Week of November 16th

 


Hello & Happy Monday, 

I hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend. We have a very exciting

week ahead as we prepare for our Thanksgiving Show and Celebration

coming up this Friday. Please keep Mr. Dunnigan in your prayers, as today

he went for his knee surgery. 


Here is some information for the week ahead: 


1) Reading Folders went home today with our new sight words and

practice pages for this week. Please return these folders on Friday. 


2) Our class is hard at work practicing and preparing for our show “The

First Thanksgiving” that we will perform for you on Friday at 1:15 pm from

our classroom. Since we unfortunately cannot have an in-person audience, I

will send you a ZOOM link via Dojo & email on Thursday afternoon that you

can use if you are able to join us. The show should only take us

approximately 20 minutes. I will also send a video of the recorded

performance as well so you can watch if you miss it or if there are any

lags/technology issues. 


3) A reminder that next week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday we are

having 11:30 am dismissals. There is after care available on Monday &

Tuesday until 6:00 pm, however there is no after care on Wednesday

(11/25).



4) Picture retake day is this Friday. If you would like your child to retake

their portrait, please send in your old picture. Any students who were

absent will also take their photos this day.



5) Pizza lunch is this Friday, along with the School Store. If you are

interested in ordering snacks from the school store, please write on a note

what items you’d like for your child and send in the note and exact change

in a labeled baggie/envelope on Friday morning. You can see the link below

for Snack Shop items. 

https://sts.stthereseroxbury.org/documents/2020/10/School%20Store%20Form.pdf


6) Please check our school website for the Friday Folder for any other upcoming events as well. 


Here are the themes/concepts we are focusing on this week:

1) Reading/Language Arts/Phonics:

- Letters & Sounds- Review all 26 & apply to learning CVC words 

-Sight Words- we, play, come, for, help 

-Drawing & Labeling- Building Independent Writing 

-Reading Comprehension Skill- Problem & Solution 


2) Mathematics:

-Data & Graphing- Tally Mark, Tally Charts, Bar & Picture Graphs

-Collecting, Analyzing, and Showing Data 


3) Religion:

-Unit 2- God is our Creator 

-We Learn About God with our Families

-Being Thankful for our Blessings

-Daily Prayers


4) Social Studies:

-The First Thanksgiving- Pilgrims & Native Americans Unit 


Thank you so much for your time & attention. As always, should you have

any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.


God Bless!
Love & Prayers,

Mrs. Tironi


Monday, November 9, 2020

Week of November 9th

 


Good Afternoon & Happy Monday!

I hope everyone enjoyed this beautiful weekend, it certainly feels more like spring than fall lately and I am definitely not complaining. :)


We are off to another great start to a new week full of fun and learning. Here is some information for the week/weeks ahead…


1) Our class has voted for our special reward day for filling up the Kindness Chart. The winning choice is...Bring a Fluffy Friend to School Day! Tomorrow, Tuesday, our class may bring in any fluffy friend of their choice to spend the day with them here, just please ensure it is one that can be easily carried. They are still wearing uniforms tomorrow, but can bring a stuffed animal.


2) This Thursday is our next school-wide TAG day fundraiser for our 8th grade buddies. The theme is “Twin Day” and our class will be deciding what color to wear tomorrow and I will let you know in a message. We will all wear this color to “twin” together. If your child dresses down, please send in the $1 donation that will go to our 8th grade class. 


3) A reminder that there is no school this Friday, November 13th in observance of Veteran’s Day. 


4) Reading Folders went home with new material today. They are not due back until Monday. 


5) Please SAVE THE DATE! Next Friday, November 20th at 1:15 pm, our class will be putting on our annual Kindergarten Play “The First Thanksgiving”. I will be working on how we will perform this for you all virtually via ZOOM or Google Meet, more details to come as we get closer. Please practice the “Our Father” prayer with your children at home, as this is a prayer we will be reciting together during our play. We do pray it every day in school as well. 


6) We will be having half days on the week of November 23rd. On Monday, November 23rd and Tuesday, November 24th we will be dismissing at 11:30 am, however there is aftercare available. On Wednesday, November 25th we will dismiss at 11:30 am and there is no after care available. We will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th for Thanksgiving Break. 


7) 8th grade fundraisers went home in the homework folders today as well. The delicious Meatball Madness Dinner coming up  and the Family Portraits this weekend. Please also check the Friday Folder for other upcoming events as well. 


Here are the themes/concepts we are focusing on this week:

1) Reading/Language Arts/Phonics:

- Letters & Sounds- Review all 26 & apply to learning CVC words 

-Sight Words- my, down, big, in, jump 

-Drawing & Labeling- Building Independent Writing 

-Reading Comprehension Skill- Problem & Solution 


2) Mathematics:

-Base Ten- Tens & Ones 

-Skip Counting by 10’s

-Greater than, less than, comparing numbers 0-20


3) Religion:

-Unit 2- God is our Creator 

-God Helps Us Discover 

-Being Thankful for our Blessings

-Daily Prayers


4) Social Studies:

-The First Thanksgiving- Pilgrims & Native Americans Unit 


Thank you so much for your time & attention. As always, should you have

any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.


God Bless!
Love & Prayers,

Mrs. Tironi



Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Week of November 2nd

 



Good Afternoon everyone & Happy November!


I apologize that my weekly update message is a day late, it has been very

busy this week with a faculty meeting yesterday and all our Election Day fun

today. Our class truly had an amazing Election Day today and I am so proud of how well they are all doing, I am really so blessed to be their teacher.



Since we are already in the start of a new month, I have some upcoming information for you all.


1) Yesterday our Reading Folders went home with our new November

READO Boards, Reading Logs, and Fluency practice. Our Weekly Homework

Checklist & new popcorn word lists were sent home as well. Please return

reading folders on Friday with the weekly practice page (2-sided). 



2) Yesterday we also sent home our Disguise a Turkey projects! We read

the story “Turkey Trouble” and spoke about how we can all help save Turkey

on Thanksgiving by giving him a costume/disguise so the Farmer can’t find

him. Please help your child decorate their turkey however they’d like so he

doesn’t look like a turkey and please return it to school by next Monday,

11/09. I cannot wait to see them! 



3) Our big ABC Bootcamp Fashion Show will be this Friday afternoon. I am

still working on finalizing details of timing but if we are unable to live

stream it for you, I will still be taking videos to send with you all so you can

see our amazing designers in action. Please return their vests to school on

Thursday, or no later than Friday morning if you need an extra day. 



4) Just a reminder that now that we are in November, we have started the

“winter uniforms”. Please try to label your child’s sweaters, jackets, and

sweatshirts as it gets very difficult to sort at times when they are not

labeled. Also, please try to layer your child in the morning since the weather

is always changing and we do go outside as long as it is above 32 degrees.

 


5) Please check the Friday Folder on our STS website for more information

for upcoming events.


6) A reminder that there is no school next Friday, November 13th, in

remembrance of Veteran’s Day.


Here are the themes/concepts we are focusing on this week:

1) Reading/Language Arts/Phonics:

- Letters & Sounds- Review all 26 & prepare for Fashion Show 

-Sight Words- my, down, big, in, jump 

-Drawing & Labeling- Building Independent Writing 

-Reading Comprehension Skill- Sequence & Characters 


2) Mathematics:

-Base Ten- Tens & Ones 

-Counting On, Counting Back, Missing Numbers 

-Greater than, less than, comparing numbers 0-20


3) Religion:

-Unit 2- God is our Creator 

-Being Thankful for our Blessings

-Daily Prayers


4) Social Studies:

-America Unit- Voting, Election Day, American Symbols

-Thanksgiving 


Thank you so much for your time & attention. As always, should you have

any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.


God Bless!
Love & Prayers,

Mrs. Tironi 


Monday, October 26, 2020

Week of October 26th

 

Good Afternoon & Happy Monday!
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. We are off to another excellent

week in Kindergarten. We have lots of fun and excitement ahead of us! Here is some information for the week ahead:


1) Reading Folders are going home today with this week’s checklist and sight

word practice. Please send them back Friday morning. A friendly reminder

that students do not have to do every activity each day, but we prefer they

do at least 2-3 for the week. A simple quick review of their sight words is

perfect too, you can turn it into fun games as well. :) 


2) This Friday we will be celebrating Halloween in our classroom! Students

may come to school dressed in their costumes, please remember it is school

policy that students cannot bring weapons. If your child’s costume has any

extra pieces, please make sure they are labeled. We will be sharing lots of

pictures of all the festive fun! 


3) This Friday is pizza Friday, if you are interested in ordering please be

sure to send your $3 in a labeled baggie or envelope that morning. Friday

evening is the Trunk or Treat at 6:30 pm. 


4) We are nearing the end of ABC Bootcamp already! We are focusing on W,

X, Y, Z this week. Designed ABC Fashion Show Vests are due back to school

by next Thursday, November 6th. 


Here are the themes/concepts we are focusing on this week:

1) Reading/Language Arts/Phonics:

- Letters & Sounds (Bootcamp)- W-Z (please send show & tell) 

-Drawing & Labeling- Building Independent Writing 

-Reading Comprehension Skill- Sequence & Characters 


2) Mathematics:

-Teen Numbers- Base Ten 11-20

-Counting On, Counting Back, Missing Numbers 

-Greater than, less than, comparing numbers 0-20


3) Religion:

-Unit 2- God is our Creator 

-Praying the Rosary Daily

-Honoring The Saints

-Daily Prayers


4) Social Studies:

-Introduction to America Unit- Voting, Election Day, American Symbols


5) Science:

  • Bats & Spiders Unit

  • Pumpkin Science 


Thank you so much for your time & attention. 

As always, should you have any questions please let me know.  

Love & Prayers,
Mrs. Tironi

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