KINDERGARTEN & 1ST GRADE

September

Bible —  Genesis, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John


Composer Study — K-3 is studying the composer George Frideric Handel. 


Tales and Fables — “Sleeping Beauty”, “Jack and the Beanstalk”, “Little Red Riding Hood”, “John Henry”


Literature — “Blueberries for Sal”, “The Pilgrims of Plimoth” 


Spelling/Phonics —Kindergarten is working on learning spelling rules (11, 26, and 1). They are working on learning the first 26 phonograms (the traditional ABC phonograms). They will begin reading words in their in-class reading books. 1st grade will be reviewing all of the phonograms. We are reviewing spelling rules 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 18, 25, 26, 27, 30. They will be learning CH, NG, TH, WH, IGH, SH, WR, OR, TCH, KN words. They are learning how to mark words in order to identify how to spell. They are also working on transcription which is practicing how to write passages as neatly as possible. 


Picture Study — We are learning about artist Edouard Manet for the Fall semester. We will be learning about his paintings, “Boat”, “The Races at Longchamp”, “Still Life with Melon and Peaches”, and “Manet Painting on His Studio Boat”. 


Poetry — We are studying the poems “Try Again”, “Friends”, “Days of the Week”,” Months of the Year”, “Days of the Month”, “The Star”, “Love Between Brothers and Sisters”. 


Read Aloud — “Manners Can Be Fun”, “Parables of Nature” and “Homer Price”. 


Handwork — We will be stitching initials to work on sewing techniques. We have trays and rubber bands where we will be working to create different designs. The kids also play with puzzles during handwork time. 


Math — Kindergarten:  Introduction to number and expressing number (quantity), understand the calendar and the idea of day, month, season and year. Learn to write the symbols (numerals) that represent numbers. Associate number (quantity) with its name and symbol. 1st grade - Numbers 0-10, counting, number bonds and making number stories.


History — This semester we are reading “Squanto, Friend of Pilgrims”. 


Art — Kindergarten/1st will be working on ABC art using oil pastels and watercolors.


Spanish — I open the Book / Abro el Libro  (Series), I Write / Escribo (Series), Rima (Rhyme) and “Martinillo” (Song)


Music —  Loud - soft, fast - slow, timbre, long - short, breathing techniques, “God Bless America” and “This Land Is Your Land”.


Physical Conditioning — For PE the kids have free recess time to run around. We also will play many organized team games (ex. sharks and minnows, kick ball, line tag, relay racing, soccer).


Nature Study —  We will learn about the Sassafras tree, Setaria Italica (known as foxtail or bristlegrass), and Pokeweed. 


*Tutoring opportunities have begun; if you have a specific interest for your child (that we have not already discussed) please let me know.*


*Will be requesting volunteers for our Handwork subject (Wednesday from 11:45-12:45)


*Looking for handcraft supply donations.

  • scrap yarn 

  • scrap string

  • scrap cardboard

  • large beginner sewing needles

  • old CD’s or  small round plastic lids ex- sour cream, cottage cheese

  • scrap paper (construction, scrapbook paper)

  • felting needles

  • foam felting pads

  • acorn caps 

Important Dates

9/7/20 - No School, Labor Day

9/10/20 - Campus Meeting

9/11/20 - Early Dismissal for students 11 a.m.

9/22/20 and 9/24/20 - Early Dismissal for students 11 a.m.      Parent/Teacher Conferences

9/23/20 - See you at the pole

9/30/20 - Picture Day (Chapel dress)

**Tentative date for field trip to Heron Pond - Sept 25 

Info will be sent home soon. 

Carpooling volunteers will be requested.

 
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Marion, Illinois 62959

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