Friday, January 18, 2019

January 14th - 18th

Last week we studied penguins and learned many facts about what they eat, their habitat, and ways they move.  We used our movable alphabet to write phonetic sentences about penguins.  This week, the kindergarten students did some "editing" and rewrote their sentences using the correct spelling and starting each sentence with a capital letter.  Can you believe kindergartners are working like first graders!  I'm so proud of the work they are doing!  This week our words of the week are:  will, with and the letter of the week is Kk.

This week in Social Studies, we discussed Martin Luther King, Jr.  With the help from our Scholastic Weekly Reader and many fantastic library books, we learned that Martin Luther King Jr. was a hero!  He was a kind and peaceful man who wanted everyone to be treated equally.  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is famous for his "I Have A Dream" speech.  The students created booklets that show pictures of how Dr. King's dreams have come true!

This week, George was our student reader.  He read to the class and did a wonderful job!  The boys and girls enjoyed a story about an otter who needed to take a bath!  The story was called, Otter, Oh No, Bath Time!

Reminders and Events

Monday, January 21st - Student Holiday

Friday, February 8th - Parent Visitation Day

Since it is cold season, could you please send in either a box of tissues and/or baby wipes or hand wipes.  No Clorox wipes.  Thank you!

Have a great weekend!
Sharon DeBardino

Friday, January 11, 2019

January 7th - January 11th

         Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a terrific holiday and are ready for all the wonderful things to come in 2019!  After the holiday break, the Kindergarten students are back to working in small and large groups, centers, and getting ourselves back into the school routine.  This month we are working on simple addition and subtraction using a number line, writing sentences, adding new vocabulary from the reader, and learning about penguins!  Our word of the week is:  this and the letter of the week is Bb.

Here are some fantastic facts about penguins.  The students used the Montessori moveable alphabet to write their sentences.

After learning how to use the number line, the students had fun using an app on the Ipad which reinforced the skill of adding using a number line.

We read the story Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.  We created our own snowy day scenes using cotton balls and chalk!

As the year goes on, the boys and girls will get chances to read aloud to the class!  The rest of the class made a terrific audience!

                                                                GO EAGLES!!!!!

Reminders and Events

Rest towels are being sent home today.  Please return on Monday.  
Please remind your children toys are for home.  Some are bringing in their toys and we don't want any pieces to get lost or broken.

Have a great weekend!  Go EAGLES!
Sharon DeBardino

Friday, December 14, 2018

December 10th - 14th

What a busy and exciting time to be an HCA Kindergarten student!  We have been working very hard for the Christmas show!  We have been practicing in our costumes and we make the best Nativity!  And don't forget our role as the barn animals in the Aloha show!  In the classroom, we have been working on writing Christmas sentences using the Montessori movable alphabet.  We created a list of words all about Christmas!  We have been learning about Advent and preparing for Jesus' birthday!  The Kindergarten class wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Rest towels will be sent home on the last day before Christmas break.

Our last day is Wednesday, December 19th
School resumes on Thursday, January 3rd

Christmas Show for Parents, Monday, December 17th, show starts at 6:30 p.m.
Kindergarten students need to be here at 6:00 p.m.

Grandparents Day, Tuesday, December 18th

May you and your family enjoy the Christmas holiday and have a Happy New Year!
Sharon DeBardino

Friday, December 7, 2018

December 3rd - 7th

This week the students took a ride on the classroom "Polar Express!"  We read the story, made a classroom train and worked on retelling the story using beginning, middle, and end.  The students had fun wearing their pajamas to school for the day and watching the movie while enjoying a special treat!  We even had tickets!

Polar Express Fun

All Aboard!

Tis the season!  We have been very busy getting ready for our Christmas Show!  You won't want to miss it.  The Kindergartners will act out the Nativity as the Fourth Graders tell the story.  The First, Second, and Third Graders make a beautiful choir and the Pre-Kindergarten class are the joyful angels!

 Also, the Third and Fourth Grade classes will be putting on a wonderful Christmas play as the First and Second Graders help with the singing.  The Kindergarten class are an added bonus this year and will represent the animals in the manger!  A huge thank you to Ms. Brown for all her hard work, dedication, and guidance!  Again, you don't want to miss it!


An important letter will be sent home on Monday from me with details about the Christmas show regarding what your children will need to wear.

This advent the school's focus for service will be collecting materials for the Providence Center.  It is an education center founded by the SHCJ sisters in the Fairhill section of Philadelphia.  Please send in items by Monday, December 17th.  Thank you!

Sunday, December 9th - Family Christmas Liturgy, 10:00 am

Monday, December 17th - Lower School/Early Childhood Christmas Show

Tuesday, December 18th - Grandparents Day

Have a great weekend!
Sharon DeBardino

January 14th - 18th

Last week we studied penguins and learned many facts about what they eat, their habitat, and ways they move.  We used our movable alphabet...