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Mrs. Balcarczyk

Kindergarten

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Week of 3/27

 
Religion - We will discuss the sacrifices Jesus made for us by dying on the cross. We will learn about the stations of the cross.

 
ELA - We will continue to learn the short /e/ sound, both at the beginning and the middle of a word. We will sound out short e words and read our k readers. We will review what the setting of a story is. We will learn about the pronouns I and me. We will discuss the difference between reality and fantasy. We will continue to review the use of capital letters and punctuation in sentences.

 
Math - We will continue the chapter on measurement.  We will be measuring the length of objects.  We will be comparing weights using a balance scale.  We will learn the word capacity and determine which container holds more.

 
Social - We will discuss the rights and the responsibilities we have in our community.

 
Science/ Stream - We will be finishing our unit on the five senses with some "hands-on" experiences like finger painting and shaving cream play.

 
Friday March 31st - Show and Tell

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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