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2760 South Park Ave, Lackawanna, NY 14218



Mrs. Balcarczyk


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Week of 9/25

HOMEWORK - Monday 9/25 - Read "words I can read" and "sentences I can read" in the notebooks, Math p 47/48.  Six students have this week's K reader.  That's all I have for this week.  If your child has one, read it together tonight and return it tomorrow.  Six other students will bring it home tomorrow. 


Religion - We will learn that God created the world.  We will read Bible stories and praise God through songs.  We will begin to recite the Hail Mary.


ELA - We will continue to work on recognizing the alphabet, concentrating on the letters O,P,Q,R,S.  We will review our high frequency words I and am.  We will add the words the and little to our word wall.

We will put pictures in sequence, recognize the beginning, middle and end of a story, and work on rhyming words.  I only have 6 copies of the K reader for this week's ELA lesson so 6 children will bring it home each day to read.  Please have your child read the book and return it the next day so I can send it with the next group. 

Math - We will be working on groups that are equal, greater than, and less than.  Please continue to have your children practice printing the numbers 1-5.

Social - We will be learning about location and the purpose of maps.

Science  - We will continue to learn about the seasons, concentrating on the changes we see in the fall.

Stream - We will be reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears and do activities exploring the size of the chairs and beds. 

Remember our schedule change - Gym is now on Thursdays and Fridays.  No more gym on Tuesdays. 





Classroom Philosophy

Kindergarten is an introduction to learning in a structured classroom environment. It is important that students learn both academic and social skills to prepare them for the future. It is my belief that all students learn in different ways and come to school with different abilities and experiences. It is my goal to meet students at the levels they are at and have them make the most progress possible through play, social interactions, and interactive lessons. It is also my belief that education is a group effort that requires the home and school to work together to best help the students reach their goals. In encourage parents and families to be as hands on as possible with the learning process.


Grading Policy

Students will be assessed through individual testing, classwork, and informal teacher observations. Report cards are standard based and use a 1 to 4 grading system. Level 1 means the student is not mastering the skill, even with support. Level 2 means the student is not mastering the skill, but can do it with support. Level 3 means the student is meeting standards and has mastered the skill. Level 4 means the student has not only mastered the skill, but can apply it in different situations.


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