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.
Week of: December 3rd-7th
*Upcoming literacy concepts: labeling; writing.
*Upcoming Math concepts: graphing; ten frames; addition.
Thursday, December 20th:Christmas Program
Friday, December 21st:Early Release 12:00 PM
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: 1A – Being faithful Roman Catholics who know traditional Catholic teachings and practices.
Literacy:listening to/interacting with various read-alouds; writing about waiting for Jesus; matching word family words; reading CVC short e words & matching them to a picture; identifying missing vowels; practicing writing the letter Ee and brainstorming words that start with that letter; checking out books in our school library; writing given words in alphabetical order.
Math:counting and writing the numbers 1-5; comparing amounts; rolling two dice, finding the sum, and coloring a picture.
Religion:participating in the all-school Mass and Benediction; discussing Advent & preparing for Jesus; discussing Saint Nicholas; praying the Sign of the Cross, Grace Before Meals, and Guardian Angel prayer; singing songs about Jesus!
Social Studies:continuing to discuss and identify the difference between needs and wants.
Science:we did not cover a science concept this week.
Spanish (with Mrs. Keenan): learning greetings and conversational words.
P.E. (with Mr. Feeney): playing various games to practice teamwork, physical fitness, and following directions.
Music (with Mrs. Dwyer):practicing our song for the Christmas program – only two rehearsals left! Pa-rum-pa-pum-pum!
Computer (with Mrs. Fox):typing our names; practicing logging in to the computer; playing learning games to strengthen our computer skills.
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! :)