Welcome to Kindergarten!

Here is what is happening in Kindergarten the week of March 30th - April 3rd, 2020.

Remote Learning Week 3

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Good morning Kindergarten Families!

Happy “Watcha reading Wednesday!”  Seeing you show your school spirit, each day, has been the best part of the week!   We can’t wait to see what books you will be reading today.

We heard that counting by 5s has been a bit tricky.  We found some fun, helpful songs to sing (see the three links below).  We’ve also attached a puzzle that you can print as well.

Thursday is our day to Zoom again at 11:30 a.m. We will kick off our meeting with this question:  “What is your favorite book?”  Next we will be reading a short book about counting money.  Finally we will sing the ‘Count by 5 Fitness Fiesta Song!’

Counting by 5’s Resources:

We hope you all have a wonderful day reading some great stories!

Take care,

Lisa and Katie

Lisa Desrochers and Katie Connors

desrochersl@mtstmary.org / 603-391-4586

connorsk@mtstmary.org / 603-401-4831

**Reminders – We will NOT have school/remote learning on:  Thursday, April 9th, Friday, April 10th and Monday April 13th To Celebrate Easter.

***WE WILL HAVE APRIL VACATION – APRIL 27-MAY 1

 

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Good afternoon Kindergarten Families,

We are excited to try out a new reading Website called Kids A-Z.  This is a great resource to keep your children reading at grade level!  Your child will have books in their library for them to read and answer comprehension questions when finished.  The books in their library are picked by your child’s reading level.  As their reading skills improve, their level will move up.  We would like your child to use this site daily for their reading.  We hope this helps with any of your reading concerns. This Website will have your children excited about reading.  Please reach out if you are having any issues signing up.

Here are the steps to sign in:

  • Step 1:  Log on to http://www.kidsa-z.com
  • Step 2:  Click on username (first,last) - Example: katesegal
  • Step 3:  Passwords are no caps, (last name, 2020)  Example: segal2020
  • Step 4:  Enter Reading Room
    • Pick a book
    • There are three icons
      • Press Head Phonesto have the book read to you
      • Press Book to read book on your own
      • Press Question Mark to complete comprehension questions

Take care,

Katie and Lisa

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Good morning Kindergarten Families!

We hope everyone had a great day yesterday!  We loved seeing your “Make it “photos!  Definitely a great way to start off Spirit Week. Today is “TRY SOMETHING NEW TUESDAY!”  Try a new food or make a new craft.  Try something you’ve never tried before!  We can’t wait to see some more great photos. Today is our Zoom Meeting day at 11:30 a.m.  We are very excited to see and hear about something that is special to you all.  We hope you have a great morning.  Keep up the terrific work you all have been doing!  See you soon.

As always we are available by email every week day from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Be well,

Lisa and Katie

Lisa Desrochers and Katie Connors

desrochersl@mtstmary.org / 603-391-4586

connorsk@mtstmary.org / 603-401-4831

 

**Reminders – We will NOT have school/remote learning on:  Thursday, April 9th, Friday, April 10th and Monday April 13th TO Celebrate Easter.

***WE WILL HAVE APRIL VACATION – APRIL 27-MAY 1

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Monday, March 30, 2020

Good morning Kindergarten Families!

We hope everyone had a great weekend! Today kicks off our first day of Virtual school Spirit week, “MAKE IT MONDAY!” We can’t wait to see all the creative things you make.  Please post pictures, of what you made, on our Facebook page Friends of Mount Saint Mary Academy.

In today’s packet there is a cross necklace for your children to scratch the darkness off and reveal the bright beautiful colors. Just like Jesus being in the dark tomb and then he resurrected bringing back light to the world.  There is also an extra sheet for them to create any picture they want. You could use it for make it Monday!

We continue to miss all of you so very much, but we are so very thankful that you are all staying healthy.  Have a great creative day. We look forward to Zooming tomorrow at 11:30 a.m.  We can’t for everyone to share their “something special!” Take care.

As always we are available by email every week day from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Be well,

Lisa and Katie

Lisa Desrochers and Katie Connors

desrochersl@mtstmary.org / 603-391-4586

connorsk@mtstmary.org / 603-401-4831

**Reminders – We will NOT have school/remote learning on:  Thursday, April 9th, Friday, April 10th and Monday April 13th To Celebrate Easter. 

***WE WILL HAVE APRIL VACATION – APRIL 27-MAY 1

 

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Good morning Kindergarten Families!

Happy fabulous Friday! It has definitely been a few interesting weeks. We are so incredibly thankful for everyone’s patience and willingness to make remote learning a success.  You and your children are amazing!  We really enjoyed our Zoom meetings this week.  We have missed your children so much, and getting a chance to see their smiling faces has brought so much happiness to Ms. Katie and I!  We will continue to have the meetings on Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s at 11:30 a.m. until remote learning comes to an end. For Tuesday’s meeting we would like the children to do a show and tell.  Please have your children show us something that is very special to them and have them share with us the reason why. We hope you all have a blessed weekend with your family. Take care.

**Reminders – We will NOT have school/remote learning on:  Thursday, April 9th, Friday, April 10th and Monday April 13th To Celebrate Easter. 

***WE WILL HAVE APRIL VACATION – APRIL 27-MAY 1

As always we are available by email every week day from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

We will check email during the day and evening and respond as soon as we can.

Be well,

Lisa and Katie

Lisa Desrochers and Katie Connors

desrochersl@mtstmary.org / 603-391-4586

connorsk@mtstmary.org / 603-401-4831

 

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For Music Class - Mrs. Morris would like us to listen to:

Songs of Silence

Mozart Concerto #3

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Good morning and Kindergarten Families!

It’s going to be a terrific Thursday!  We are looking forward to our Zoom meeting today.  We can’t wait to hear what everyone’s favorite thing is to do in the spring!  We sent out invites for 11:30 a.m.  Please let us know if you didn’t receive one so we can resend it to you.

Before we started remote learning, your children got a chance to see Mrs. Reynolds’, the Science teacher’s, duck eggs.  They were all excited to see how the ducks would be developing in the eggs and then watching them hatch. Mrs. Reynolds has been posting cool photos and videos on Facebook - Friends of Mount Saint Mary Academy. The hatch date is April 8th or 9th.  Mrs. Reynolds’ said we should start to see movement the week of March 30 – April 3.   We think the kids would really enjoy watching them.  Here is the link to use https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v8f5K8JzgY.

We hope you have a great morning, and we can’t wait to see you all at 11:30 a.m.

As always we continue to be available by email every week day from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

We will check email during the day and evening and respond as soon as we can.

Stay safe,

Lisa and Katie

Lisa Desrochers and Katie Connors

desrochersl@mtstmary.org / 603-391-4586

connorsk@mtstmary.org / 603-401-4831

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Good morning and Happy Wednesday Kindergarten Families!

It was so great seeing all your smiling faces yesterday during our Zoom meeting!  We would like to schedule future Zoom meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 a.m.  Please let us know if that will work for your family.

We continue to be thrilled by all the Terrific work we receive each day. We are so blessed to have students with such amazing families.  We hope you have a great day and look forward to seeing you at 11:30 a.m. for our Zoom meeting tomorrow!

We thought it would be fun to have a question to answer for the kids each time we have a Zoom meeting.

  • Thursday’s question is: “In Spring Time - What is your favorite thing to do?”  We are excited to hear each answer!

Just a reminder that we are available by email or text every week day from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. for any questions or concerns. We also will check email during the day and evening and respond as soon as we can.

Take care,

Lisa and Katie

Lisa Desrochers and Katie Connors

desrochersl@mtstmary.org / 603-391-4586

connorsk@mtstmary.org / 603-401-4831

 

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Zoom Conference Call

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Happy Snowy Tuesday Kindergarten Families!

It’s definitely nice staying home today!  We are so excited to have our Zoom Conference meeting at 9:00 a.m.  We have missed seeing your smiling faces so much! We can’t wait to hear about all the fun you have been having at home.  We are so impressed with your fantastic packet work! Keep up the good work!  We will talk to you very soon!  Have a terrific day!

Just a reminder that we are available by email or text every week day from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. for any questions or concerns. We also will check email during the day and evening and respond as soon as we can.

Be well,

Lisa and Katie

Lisa Desrochers and Katie Connors

desrochersl@mtstmary.org / 603-391-4586

connorsk@mtstmary.org / 603-401-4831

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Happy Monday Kindergarten families!

We hope everyone had a safe and fun weekend!  Katie and I are excited to try out Zoom Video Conferencing tomorrow.  We have invited you to join our meeting.  If you click the link, Lisa sent, it will ask you to download the free Zoom app and then you can join the meeting!  We are so excited to see all of your children!  We have missed them so much.  This will give them a chance to see each other and talk as well!  We plan on trying to do this on Tuesdays and Thursdays.   Also we will be reading a story on the Friends of Mount St. Mary Facebook page in a couple of days. Please show your children!

Today you should all start on the new packet labeled Week One.  The days are labeled again so you will know what to work on each day.  Please continue to take pictures showing your children’s work each day.  We love seeing how they are doing!  We appreciate all you are doing and we pray that your families continue to stay healthy!  Have a great day and we will see on Zoom in the morning!  If you haven’t received an invite, please let us know, and we will make sure you get one!

Just a reminder that we are available by email or text every week day from:   9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. for any questions or concerns. We also will check email during the day and evening and respond as soon as we can.

Be well,

Lisa and Katie

Lisa Desrochers and Katie Connors

desrochersl@mtstmary.org / 603-391-4586

connorsk@mtstmary.org / 603-401-4831

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Week of March 16th - 20th, 2020

Friday, March 20, 2020

Happy Friday Kindergarten families!

We know there have been some major changes, and we are so incredibly thankful for all of your patience and hard work this week. We are really looking forward to start using Zoom to meet up as a class every morning next week.  We still are working on getting it all set up, and we will be sending you invitations (links) via email to join.  It will be so great to see your children.  We have missed them so much!

We hope you all have a great weekend and enjoy some extra family time together.

REMINDER - Today is the last day to pick up packets for the next two weeks.

We are available by email or text every week day from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. for any questions or concerns.  We also will check email during the day and evening and respond as soon as we can.

We would like to end the week in prayer

Be well,

Lisa and Katie

Lisa Desrochers and Katie Connors

desrochersl@mtstmary.org / 603-391-4586

connorsk@mtstmary.org / 603-401-4831

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

It has been so great hearing from a lot of you over the last few days!  You have been doing an amazing job on your work packets as well as on your share fair projects! We love the videos and pictures you have been sharing! We miss you all so much. We are going to try and video chat with all of you starting next week!   We can’t wait to see your work today!  Have a great day with your loved ones!

 

Just a reminder that we are available by email or text every week day from

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. for any questions or concerns.

We also will check email during the day and evening and respond as soon as we can.

 

Be well,

Lisa and Katie

Lisa Desrochers and Katie Connors

desrochersl@mtstmary.org / 603-391-4586

connorsk@mtstmary.org / 603-401-4831

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Good morning Kindergarten Families,

We hope you all are continuing to stay healthy.  Thank you to all the parents who have been emailing and texting pictures of your children’s work each day.  They have been doing such a great job! Today your children should be working on their “Wednesday” packet.  Please continue to take pictures of your child’s daily work and submit them via text or email each day.

We are available by email or text every week day from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

We will check email during the day and evening and respond as soon as we can.

We also have finished all the remote learning packets for the next 2 weeks.  You may start picking them up TODAY from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Pick up will be available until Friday.  Thank you again for your patience during this time.  We miss seeing your children, but we are happy you are all safe and continue to be healthy!

If you have any questions please email us or text us directly.

Stay safe,

Lisa and Katie

Lisa Desrochers and Katie Connors

desrochersl@mtstmary.org / 603-391-4586

connorsk@mtstmary.org / 603-401-4831

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Good morning Parents,

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  We hope all of you continue to stay healthy. Today your children should be working on their “Tuesday” packet.  In order for us to keep track of the completed work, while we are in remote learning mode, please take pictures of your child’s daily work and submit them via text or email each night.  Please hold on to all completed hard copies as we will grade them once this virus passes.

We are available by email every week day from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Will check email during the day and evening and respond as soon as we can.

Thank you for your patience during this time.  We miss your children!

If you have any questions please email us or text us directly.

Stay safe,

Lisa and Katie

Lisa Desrochers and Katie Connors

desrochersl@mtstmary.org / 603-391-4586

connorsk@mtstmary.org / 603-401-4831

**The packets for the next two weeks will be available for pickup on Friday, March 20th, 2020 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.**

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Remote Learning Week 1

Monday, March 16, 2020

Good afternoon Parents,

We would like to start out by thanking you for your patience and flexibility as we transition to our remote learning curriculum.

We wanted to reach out to reassure you that we will continue learning through remote instruction model. Your child’s education is our top priority. Last week we sent home packets of work to be done daily. Along with that work, children should be reading each day. We provided some reading books at your child’s level and we encourage you to read with your child. Below is an amazing educational site that will be a great resource to keep your children excited and engaged about learning. Also, we will provide any family in need of an iPad with one (just email us back if you need one.) We will continue to provide you with materials for instruction. These packets will involve crafts and activities for your child. We will also be sending home the last few questions for the Share Fair to finish, including the pages they have already worked on.

**The packets for next week will be available for pickup on Friday, March 20th, 2020 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.** 

If you have any questions please email us or text us directly.

Wishing you and your family health and happiness,

Lisa Desrochers and Katie Connors

desrochersl@mtstmary.org / 603-391-4586

connorsk@mtstmary.org / 603-401-4831

Site: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-prek-k.html

 

Important Dates

  • Kindergarten Share Fair *Tentatively* Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 in the Gym
  • TBD -Tri-Fold Poster, Model and Oral Presentation Due - *Tentatively* Monday, April 6th, 2020
    • These are the questions we are writing about (in class) for the written report:
      • My animal is...
      • My animal eats...
      • My animal lives...
      • My animal has ___ babies
      • My animal sleeps... (during the day or during the night)
      • A fun fact about my animal is...
  • Easter Performance - *Tentatively* Wednesday, April 8th, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the Recital Hall