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Kindergarten September is finally here and kindergarten is in full swing!In the beginning of our year, we focus on review of the alphabet. We review one letter a day until we finish the alphabet. Then, we move on to learning sight words and concentrating for a longer period of time on each letter and the sound it makes. In Math, we are focusing on same and different and sorting by size, shape, and color. In Religion, we will learn all the gifts God has given us.

October finds the kindergartners all settled in. We have had fun learning patterns and finishing up the letters of the alphabet. We attended our first mass with our 7th grade buddies and are we looking forward to our class trip to Duffield's farm on October 15th. In preparation for that trip, we are studying how pumpkins grow. We even made a cute booklet to illustrate the process!

November is a month to be thankful. Our classes are putting together baskets of food for those in need. We are also gathering toys for the children in Camden. It is always so nice to see how giving our kindergartners can truly be. November 16th will be our schoolwide Thanksgiving Luncheon and November 21st will be our Kindergarten classroom feasts. So much to look forward to in this month!

During the month of December the children will learn that Advent means a time of waiting for the birth of Jesus. We will make Advent wreaths in the classroom and attend an Advent Prayer Service. Each hallway in the school is decorated to portray one of the candles/weeks of Advent. Together they will make an Advent wreath. Our hallway is the purple candle of Peace. The children are loving the bright decorations! As the months goes on, we will be writing letters to Santa with our middle school buddies. It is always a fun time when we get together! Lastly, we look forward to our Christmas Concert on December 18th and our class parties on the 20th. Merry Christmas!

Happy New Year! January brings the promise of a brand new year of learning and growing. The month begins with a special Penguin Week. Learning about the different types of penguins, where they are found, and making some interesting crafts will be a blast! Then, we will be working with our middle school buddies on a project for Martin Luther King Day. Helping those less fortunate will be our service project. Later in the month, we will celebrate Catholic Schools Week with many activities to showcase our talents.

February is an exciting month for our kindergartners. We will celebrate Day 100 on February 11th with many fun counting activities. It is so awesome to be 100 Days Smarter! We are looking forward to Valentine's Day to share our love with our friends. The kindergartners had fun making the special bags to hold our cards and treats. We have been working hard at becoming readers and we especially love our Superkids! Subtraction is up next for us in Math. In Religion, we learned how we can live like the saints did and how the Holy Spirit is always with us to help and guide us.

Wow, we can't believe we are already in the month of March!Our month began with a salute to Dr. Seuss. We participated in many fun activities and readings of his wonderful books. This month also brings with it Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. We will attend a prayer service on Ash Wednesday to receive our ashes and prepare ourselves for what good choices we will work towards or what we will choose to give up during Lent. Later in the month, St. Patrick's Day will find us graphing Lucky Charms among other fun learning activities. Finally, the kindergartners are looking forward to hosting the March 19th school mass. It also happens to be Grandparents' Day! We have an awesome surprise for the grandparents at that mass, so we are hoping to have as many as possible join us to celebrate!

April finds us working hard in kindergarten and really becoming readers! Looking ahead, we are eagerly awaiting the Stations of the Cross and our primary retreat. We will focus on Holy Week. April 17th begins our Easter vacation.