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




 Reading: Students should continue to practice recognition of all letters, their sounds, and especially writing them. The sight words we have learned to read are: am, a, are, and, as, be, for, have, his, has, he, I, is, little, like, look, my, me, she, see, the, to, we, with, was, and you.  Students should be able to tap and read simple words like fat, cap, pin, etc.  We have, also, learned about the digraphs wh, ch, sh, th, and ck.  So now they should be able to tap out words that have digraphs in them like sock, thin, chip, shop.
     This month we will learn the sight words: of, they and number words one, two, three, four, and five.

Math:  The shape of the month is an oval.  We are using an ABC pattern with the colors lavender, pink, and yellow. We continue to count the number of days we have come to school.  We continue to work on Numbers to 31.  We will be moving on to Addition Readiness.

Religion: We will be learning a new morning prayer,  The Morning Offering.   We have been reading a lot in the New Testament in preparation for Easter. We have read the stories the Prodigal Son, Jesus Heals the Blind Man, and Jesus and the Children. This month we will begin with Palm Sunday, continuing through Holy Week with Washing of the Apostles' Feet, The Last Supper, Good Friday, and the Resurrection.  We will continue with Jesus Appears on Earth and the Ascension.
     Since Holy Week will be finished we  will continue to read from the Old Testament again.  We will read the stories the Ten Plagues, Escape From Egypt, and the Ten Commandments.

                     
Important Dates:

           Week of March 30th to April 2nd - Pennies for Patients
               All donations should be in by Thursday, April 2nd.

           April 3rd - No School
               Good Friday


          April 7th-9th - Book Fair
              The way we do the book fair is on Tuesday the class will go to browse.  We will fill out a wish list for each child and send it home.  If you would like to purchase books just return the wish list with the money and we will get the books for you.  If you would like to be with your child to purchase books, you can do so on Family Night which is Wednesday, April 8th from  5:30 to 7:30.


          April 10th - Field Trip
               All money and permission slips should be in by now.  If you have not sent yours in please do so as soon as possible.

          April 20th to 24th - Spring Vacation

          June 11th - This is a half day for Kindergarten students only. 
               Dismissal will be at 11:00.

          June 12th - Kindergarten Celebration
               At the end of the year we do not have a graduation.  Instead the children take part in a paraliturgy.  We invite the children's families to come to the Celebration and after it is over, the children are dismissed for summer vacation.  More detailed information will be sent home in May but we wanted to give you these dates ahead of time so you can plan for it.


     Lastly, we are in need of paper towels, and straws for the classroom.  Thank you in advance for your donations.

     If at any time you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to get in touch with us by writing a note, sending an email, or calling the school. 


Mrs. Coderre and Mrs. Pizzo







 


 
 
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