Kindergarten

Kindergarten

Jordan Weatherbie

Mrs. Weatherbie is enjoying her sixth year teaching Kindergarten. It is her second year at St. Pius X and she loves it so much already! Her first four years teaching Kindergarten were at Assumption Catholic School in Bellingham and she is ecstatic to be here at St. Pius X! Mrs. Weatherbie love teaching Kindergarten and she says, “I LOVE teaching in a Catholic school. It is the best job in the world.”She got married in June 2014 so she and her husband still consider themselves 'newlyweds.' She grew up an Air Force "brat" and has lived all over the U.S. and even in Germany & England; however, she considers Colorado her home. She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 2011 with a degree in elementary education. After graduation Mrs. Weatherbie chose to move to Washington for student teaching, she fell in love with this state in high school and the rest is history! She enjoys baking, cooking, traveling, living her Faith, crafting, reading, bubblegum ice cream, singing, rainbow sprinkles, football (GO SEAHAWKS), and anything Disney.

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Week of: January 28th-February 1st

**Looking ahead:**

*Upcoming literacy concepts: L-blends; CVC words; digraphs

*Upcoming Math concepts: ordinal numbers; patterns; number order; addition 

Wednesday, February 13th:The 100thDay of Kindergarten!

Thursday, February 14th:Valentine’s Day

Here are some of the things we worked on the past week in Kindergarten:

The school-wide learning expectation (SLE)that we focused on was: 1B – Being faithful Roman Catholics who actively participate in Catholic faith life, discipleship, and service. 

Literacy:listening to/interacting with various read-alouds; participating in our in-class spelling bee; identifying long vs. short ‘o’ vowels; reading through our Scholastic Let’s Find Out magazines about Groundhog Day; practicing writing the letter Mm and brainstorming words that start with that letter; checking out books in our school library.

Math:figuring out place value with bundles of ten and extra ones; graphing; rolling two dice, finding the sum, and coloring a picture; filling in ten frames. 

Religion:participating in the all-school Mass and Catholic Schools Week; praying the Sign of the Cross, Grace Before Meals, and Guardian Angel prayer; singing songs about Jesus!

Social Studies:illustrating our families.

Science:we did not cover a Science concept this week.

Spanish (with Mrs. Keenan): continuing to learn words for objects in a classroom.

P.E. (with Mr. Feeney): playing various games to practice teamwork, physical fitness, and following directions.

Music (with Mrs. Dwyer):practicing Mass parts and hymns. 

Computer (with Mrs. Fox):typing the alphabet; practicing logging in to the computer; playing learning games to strengthen our computer skills.

 

Homework

Kindergarteners will have weekly homework packets that will go home on Mondays and are due on Fridays. They are also encouraged to read with their families as much as possible! :) 

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