Father John V. Doyle School
Coventry, Rhode Island
Kindergarten Newsletter

Reading: The sight words we can read are: am, a, are, do, for, have, I, is, little, look, my, me, of, see, she, the, to, they, that, we, with, you, and number words one, two, three, four, five.  This month we will learn the words: from, here, go, said, was, what, come, and where.  The children should be able to read CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words like bat, fit, ham, etc. as well as  words with digraphs at the beginning and at the end of words like ship, chin, quack, etc. Please review all these skills at home.
     This month we will continue our practice with CVC words, words with digraphs,  and words beginning or ending with a consonant blend.  In June, I will send home a list of words I have taught this year for you to use for review over the summer.  It is very important to review during the summer vacation.  Two months is a long time for little ones to go without review.

Math:  We continue to review our counting skills, counting by ones, fives, and tens.  We are finishing up our chapter on numbers to 30 and will be moving on to addition and subtraction.
     This month we continue our pattern skills  on the calendar using an ABBC color pattern.  We are using blue, yellow, and green rectangles. 

Religion:  In the New Testament we have read  Jesus Appears To His Friends.   This month we will read the stories The Ascension,  Gift of the Holy Spirit, and the Story of Paul.  In the Old Testament, we have read all about Moses.  Now we are working on learning the Ten Commandments.
     During Lent we talked about how a caterpillar changes and grows into a beautiful butterfly.  We used this as a symbol of ourselves.  During Lent we tried to change and grow to become more like Jesus.  We prayed more, learned some new prayers, worked at being kinder to others, and helped others.  Like the caterpillar changes into a beautiful butterfly, we changed to become more like Jesus.  As a follow up to this project, we have received our real caterpillars.  It will be fun to watch how a real caterpillar changes and grows.  It is really exciting to see them come out of their chrysalis as beautiful butterflies.

Special Events:
     May 1st- First Friday Mass

     May 4th - 8th - Reading Week
          More detailed information is attached.

     May 5th - Teacher Appreciation Day

     May 12th - Zoomobile- All money should be in.  If you have not sent yours in please send it in as soon as possible.

     May 14th - Ascension Thursday Mass

     May 15th -Dress Up for Charity
          There will be one more Dress Up for Charity days.  The donation for this event is $1.00 but any donation amounts are welcome.  Just send your donation in an envelope labeled Dress Up for Charity and your child's name on it.  You can send it in at anytime.  As always we want to thank you so much for your support and generosity.

     May 19th - Carnival Day

     May 22 - No School
          Professional Day

     May 25th - No School
          Memorial Day

          Dismissal will be at 11:00.  There is no bus transportation or day care for KINDERGARTEN ONLY at dismissal.  Arrangements will need to be made to pick up your child.

     June 12th - Our Kindergarten Celebration
          This is the big day for Kindergarten.  At the Celebration the children will receive their certificates and their report cards.  More detailed information along with your child's part for the Celebration is attached to the newsletter.  It is VERY important to practice your child's part with them every night.  June 12th will be the last day for Kindergarten.

     As we move closer to the end of the year, there is still a lot of learning , preparation, and work to do.    If anyone has any large paper bags, we would be more than happy to take them off your hands.  At the end of the year we have to pack up everything in the bags.  So if you have any that you would like to donate, just send them in when you are ready.  We need as many as possible.
     Thank you so much for your help and support.

Mrs. Coderre and Mrs. Pizzo


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last updated May, 2015