Kindergarten - Mary Helen Russell
Instructor: Mrs. Russell   
December 18-19, 2017
A Peek At Our Week
This week our unit is about Jesus. We are reviewing all letters/sounds learned thus far.
ááIn math we are working on numbers and number words.á We count to 100,byá2's, 5's and 10's daily.á Weáare also working on one to one correspondence, addition andáwriting numbers 0 -á20ácorrectly.ááWe are classifying objects into categories and comparing categories by counting.áááááááááááááááá
Vocabulary Words - We are reviewing words from all 18 weeks. We are practicing our number words.
ááááPlease review the work in your child's folder-we send home all work on Friday.

áááCooking -áIf your child is assigned an item toábring,ápleaseá á​ááááá
ááááááááááááááááááááááááááááááááá áásend it on Thursdayááá

ááHomeworká- Monday and Wednesday nightsáááá
ááááááááááááááááááááááááááááááMonday -áááááLanguage
áááááááááááááááááááááááááááááááááááááWednesday - á Math

ááá Snack - Please write your child's name on theirásnack.
Jackets/Sweaters, etc:á Please write your child's name inside these items.


ááááá Thanks for all you do!
Dear Parents, Thank you so much for giving me the greatest gift-the pleasure of working with your precious child. I appreciate all of your support this semester. Working with your child at home on homework, sight words, and classroom procedures has been invaluable. Being with these special students is such a gift and I hope they enjoy school as much as I do. Merry Christmas :)
PS: check links on right side for Sight Word practice over break (Dolch 100 is great). Files at bottom of page has a PowerPoint we use for morning counting, phonics, alphabet review.
December 4, 2017
Important Dates:
December 8: Mass at 1:40 Feast of Immaculate Conception and Denim Day
December 8: Christmas Angel gifts due
December 9: Breakfast with Santa
December 12: Mass/Our Lady of Guadalupe 1:40-students may bring flowers
December 14: Christmas Program 6 PM
December 15: Happy Birthday Jesus Party/1/2 day
December 19: Last day of semester
October 30-November 3
October 31st : Class Party at 1:30
November 1st: Mass at 1:40
November 8th: Veterans Day Mass at 7:40
November 14: Thanksgiving Feast 11-12:3
November 17th: Denim Day HIV/Aids Ministry
Nov. 20-24: Thanksgiving Break
December 8th: Denim Day : Walls Social Service
December 15th: Noon Dismissal
December 19th: Last Day of 2nd 9 weeks
December 20th- January 7th: Christmas Break
October 23-27 Red Ribbon Week
Monday: 9 AM Mass with Bishop
Tuesday: Pajama Day
Wednesday: Wear Red: Red Polo and jeans
Thursday: Team Up Against Drugs: favorite team shirt
Friday: Give Drugs the Boot: Wear your favorite boots. Denim Day: Collect for Olive Branch Social Services
October 23-transition to winter uniforms. See Principal Update.
September 18-22, 2017
School pictures-Monday 9/18/17
Sight Word information is going home this week. Please review with your child. Contact me if you have any questions.
September 11-15, 2017
Happy Anniversary Sacred Heart. Our school is celebrating 70 years of educating students in this area!
This week our unit is Community Helpers. We will identify community helpers and read about these people.
Phonics: our focus letter is Pp. We are learning to identify, write, and read this letter and reading words with all of the letters we have learned thus far: Ll, Oo, Gg, Hh, Tt.
Math: We are counting to 100 by 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s. We are writing our numbers. This week we will focus on different ways to make 5.
Parents, please check folder daily. Sight word information was sent home recently. Please work with your child on learning the Pre-Primer sight word list. If you need suggestions on fun activities, I'm happy to help. A link to this list is on the right side of this page.
Thank you for all that you do. We are having a great time.

Week of September 6-8, 2017
This week our unit is 5 Senses.
Phonics: Letter Tt-sound and handwriting. We are blending to create CVC words: hot, hog, etc. We are reviewing Pre-Primer Dolch Sight words;
Math: Identifying and writing 0; Counting objects 0-5; We count to 100 by 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s daily and identify days of week and months of the year.
Religion book fee is $20-please turn in ASAP.
Fundraiser ends Wednesday, September 6.
Read Principal Notes to find out about 70th Anniversary Celebration!
Fall pictures have been rescheduled to September 18. It is suggested that students wear a red shirt. These are the pictures used in yearbook.
Week of August 28, 2017
Dates to Remember:
September 2-5: Labor Day Holiday
September 6th: Fundraiser money due
September 7th: Fall Pictures Students need to wear school shirt (red if possible) Yearbook picture
September 29th: Denim Day- Walls Food Pantry

Our unit this week is Our 5 Senses.
This week our focus letter is Hh-we are learning to identify, write, and read this letter.
We are also working on Pre-Primer Dolch sight words in preparation for Primer Sight Words soon. I will be sending home information for you to practice these words with your child. The key to sight word recognition is repetition.

In Math we are counting 4 and 5 objects in different arrangements and writing our numbers 1-9. We are practicing counting by 1,2,5, and 10 and learning days of the week and months of the year. We are also learning our birthday and lunch number. Quiz your child on this information if possible.

Mass is at 7:40 on Wednesday mornings. Religion book fee is $20

Week of August 21, 2017
We are off to a wonderful start! Ask your child about the visit to the planetarium on Friday-it was out of this world :).
This week we are learning about the sun, moon, and Earth.
On Monday we will learn more about the eclipse and watch it via satellite. We will NOT go outside to watch the eclipse. School dismissal time is pushed back for Monday only to 2:50 PM. Barn Hill Preserve will be here Monday. Please check your child's folder for the permission slip.

*Reading/phonics: Letters Ll, Oo, Gg-we are identifying letter, sound, and writing them. Please practice with your child. We will start blending this week! We are learning color words.

*Math: We are counting objects in different arrangements. We count to 100 by 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s. We are learning days of the week, and months of the year.
Religion book fee is $20. Fundraiser is still going on! Please send any money in an envelope that is clearly marked with your child's name.

Week of August 7, 2017
On Monday August 8, 2017 at 6:15 PM, we will have a Back to School Parent Meeting at Sacred Heart. We will send home class information with your child Monday in their take home folder.
Objectives this week:
*Learn classroom routines and rules.
*Phonics-Letter Ll- identify upper and lower case and sound; Learn vowels and consonants.
*Math-counting objects-1, 2, 3; one to one correspondence with counting

PE is Thursday and Friday
Sign up for Remind for text:
Text this message: @msmaryhel to 81010

Please send any money in an envelope. Label with your child's name and what it is for: lunch, religion book, etc.

Class information was sent home today in take home folder. Please read over this information.
 Morning Review MH.pptx
Morning Review Powerpoint-contains our counting, alphabet/phonics routine and sight words (along with some extras). A great review to do with your child.
Snack: 8:30 M/W/F
9:15: T/Th

Lunch: 12:05 Daily
M: Music & Spanish
T: Computer
W: Library
Th/F: PE
No "Homework" exist(s)