Sunday, September 16, 2018



Welcome to St. Augustine Catholic School
This Week in Kindergarten
September 17th - September 21st
~ When We Serve Others, We Serve Christ~


Language Arts:
This week we will continue our Quick Start unit in the Wonders program as we review letters Ii - Rr.  We will also add the word can to our word wall and begin working on I can sentences.  We will continue to practice our dry erase routine and transition our writing onto lined paper.  This week our nursery rhyme will be Little Miss Muffet.  We will continue to use nursery rhymes to build rhyming skills, practice reading fluency and practicing sequencing the events of a poem/story.

Math:
This week during math we will begin our first math unit of the year, Geometry: 2D Shapes.  During this unit we will focus on the following shapes:  circle, triangle, square, rectangle, and hexagon.  We will continue to practice building patterns during our calendar routine each day as well as reviewing days of the week, months of the year and counting skills.

Religion:
This week during religion we will focus on prayer as a way of building our relationship with God. We will be painting crosses for our classroom bulletin board and will complete "I love you Jesus" coloring activities, songs and prayers.  We will meet with the 8th Grade class again this week and will begin attending mass with our buddies the first Friday of October.

Social Skills:
We will not officially begin our Science/Social Studies units until the week of September 24th but will continue to take time this week to focus on being a positive member of a classroom and school community which ties directly into our Civics unit later in the year.  This week we will focus on many social skills that are very applicable to the classroom but also the school and home community.  

Dates to Note:
Wednesday, September 19th:  Early Dismissal @ 12:25 (No Bus, No Aftercare)
Thursday, September 27th:  Meet the Faculty Night
Thursday, June 6th: Kindergarten End of Year Picnic Celebration @ Patapsco State Park 

Happy Playing, Laughing & Learning!
Have a Wonderful Week!
Mrs. Weatherholtz 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018




A Note From The SAS Office:

Family Survey Forms were sent home in folders this week.  Please return by 9/21/18.  See below for an additional copy if needed.

Family Survey Letter
Family Income Survey 2018

Thanks so much!!

Sunday, September 9, 2018



Welcome to St. Augustine Catholic School
This Week in Kindergarten 
September 10th - September 14th
~ When We Serve Others, We Serve Christ ~ 


Language Arts:
This week we will begin our Quick Start unit of our Wonders program.  We will take time to review the alphabet quickly over the next 3 weeks before diving into our first unit which will provide a deeper look into phonics.  We will add our first word to our word wall this week, the word I.  You can find a running list of our sight words throughout the year under the "Kindergarten Links" section of the blog.  We will also use several popular nursery rhymes to discuss rhyming, fluency and reading with expression.  Students will be introduced to sequencing through these nursery rhymes and will revisit this important comprehension skill throughout the year.  

Math:
This week in math we will develop our calendar routines which focus on days of the week, months of the year, numbers to 120, patterning and place value.  Each day we will update our calendar and pull in many math skills as we work our way through the year.  We will also be exploring with lots of math manipulatives that we will use all year long :-)

Religion:
This week in religion we will focus on our PBIS Character Trait of the Month:  charity,  as well as learn a bit about our school saint and our classroom saint, St. Kateri.  We will also begin practicing the Our Father prayer daily as well as the before meals prayer God Is Great.  Students will meet our school guidance counselor, Mrs. T.  when she comes to visit and do a lesson on charity.  We will also meet one of our buddy classes, 8th Grade, this week.  We will begin joining our 8th Grade buddies for mass beginning in October.  We will visit the church several times as a class prior to joining in the weekly school mass with our buddies.

Social Skills:
We will not officially begin our Science/Social Studies units until the week of September 24th but will take time over the next two weeks to focus on being a positive member of a classroom and school community which ties directly into our Civics unit later in the year.  This week we will focus on many social skills that are very applicable to the classroom but also the school and home community including:  knowing and following rules, listening and learning, joining in and playing, being polite and kind and sharing and taking turns.

Dates to Note:
Monday, September 10th: Kindergarten Begins Full Day Schedule (8:25-3:25)
Thursday, September 27th:  Meet the Faculty Night
Thursday, June 6th: Kindergarten End of Year Picnic Celebration @ Patapsco State Park 

Happy Playing, Laughing & Learning!
Have a Wonderful Week!
Mrs. Weatherholtz 


Monday, September 3, 2018



This Week in Kindergarten
September 4th - September 7th 
~ When We Serve Others, We Serve Christ ~


This week in Kindergarten our focus will be building a positive classroom community as students get to know their teachers, classmates and new classroom routines.  We will enjoy several Back to School read alouds together including Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, 26 Big Things Small Hands Can Do and Have You Filled A Bucket Today?  Through these wonderful stories we'll learn one another's names, connect to our school-wide theme of service and learn how to be a kind and caring friend on our new school adventure.  We will also begin to explore lots of the wonderful learning materials in our classroom - this is always a fun part!  

We will have a wonderful week playing, laughing and learning together as we gear up for a wonderful year!  Please let me know if you have any questions :-) 

Dates to Note:
Wednesday, September 5th: Group 1 First Day (8:25-12:25)
Thursday, September 6th: Group 2 First Day (8:25-12:25)
Friday, September 7th: Whole Group (8:25-12:25)
Friday, September 7th:  CCASTA and SAS Tailgate Party (6:00-8:00)
Monday, September 10th: Kindergarten Begins Full Day Schedule (8:25-3:25)
Thursday, September 27th:  Meet the Faculty Night

Happy Playing, Laughing & Learning!
Have a Wonderful Week!
Mrs. Weatherholtz 

Thursday, August 23, 2018




Welcome to St. Augustine Catholic School Kindergarten!


Join our parish community on Sunday, August 26th for a Blessing of the Backpacks.  This event will take place during the 9:15 Mass at St. Augustine and the 10:30 Mass at Ascension.  There will also be a school supply collection for children in need in our community.  Click HERE for details.

Friday, August 10, 2018



Welcome to St. Augustine Catholic School Kindergarten!


I am so excited to begin our new school year very soon!  
Looking for a few books to get ready for Kindergarten?  Here are a few of my favorites to grab from your public library as we approach our first day of K!  





Click HERE to hear author, Eric Litwin, read his great back to school story "Pete the Cat Rocking in my School Shoes!  

See you soon!! 
Mrs. Weatherholtz 

Friday, July 13, 2018




Welcome to St. Augustine Catholic School Kindergarten!  

Wishing you and your family a happy and relaxing summer!
For summer packet information please visit our main school website by clicking the following link:


Have a great day!
Mrs. Weatherholtz 
St. Augustine Kindergarten 

Sunday, June 3, 2018



Welcome to St. Augustine Catholic School Kindergarten 

This Week in Kindergarten
June 4th - June 8th
~ All Things Bright & Merciful ~


It's hard to believe we're finishing up our Kindergarten year this week!  On Monday and Tuesday we will wrap up all subjects for the year.  Ms. Cramer and I are looking forward to seeing everyone at the park on Wednesday.  Ms. Cramer and I will be there as early as 10:00 and are excited to welcome families between 10:00 - 11:00.  We will have a few songs to present to families at 11:00 followed by each student receiving their end of year information folder.  After lunch we will have lots of play time on the playground and will wrap up between 1:00 - 2:00.  Please let me know if you have any questions regarding our End of the Year Picnic Celebration at Patapsco State Park on Wednesday.  Thank you for a wonderful year!!  

Monday, May 28, 2018



Welcome to St. Augustine Catholic School Kindergarten

This Week in Kindergarten
May 29th - June 1st
~ All Things Bright & Merciful ~


Language Arts:
We will complete our last Wonders unit of the year this week with a review of all letters and words that we've worked on throughout the year.  We will continue to journal write and review friendly letters as we write to our school nurses in thanks for a great year!  We will complete our sight word bags which will come home next week for summer practice/review.

Math:
This week we will also finish up our 3D Shapes unit in math by focusing on the attributes of the sphere.  We will review cubes, cylinders, cones and spheres by completing an emergent reader that will be added to our May book bags.

Religion:
In religion this week we will work toward completing our People of the Bible unit as we take a look at Joseph and His Colorful Coat, Ruth and Peter.  We will attend our last K mass on Friday at 9:00.

Science:
This week in science we will wrap up our science instruction for the year by reviewing our material for the year as well as pulling in a few Scholastic Science Spin lessons that we were not able to get to during our regular units :-)  First Up.....All About Bubbles!  Weather permitting, we will complete the lesson inside and head outside w/bubbles to explore how amazing bubbles really are!

Dates to Note:
  • Friday, June 1st: Donuts with Dad (PK-8th) in school hall 
  • Wednesday, June 6th:  Kindergarten End of Year Picnic Celebration at Patapsco State Park 
Have a Wonderful Week!
Happy Playing, Laughing & Learning!
Mrs. Weatherholtz 

Saturday, May 19, 2018



Welcome to St. Augustine Catholic School Kindergarten

This Week in Kindergarten 
May 21st - May 25th
~ All Things Bright & Merciful ~
Language Arts:
This week in LA we will complete our final letter work of the year with the Long Ee sound.  We will also add our two last words to our word wall - come and does.  Our full list of Kindergarten high-frequency sight words contains 40 words and can be found under "Kindergarten Links" on the right side of the blog homepage.  This week we will also begin our introduction to opinion writing.

Math:
This week in math we will continue to work in our 3D Shapes unit as we focus on the attributes of cylinders, cones and spheres.  We will take a look at how these shapes move, how them are similar and different and where we find them in real life.

Religion:
This week in religion we will continue our People of the Bible unit.  We will focus on the story of David and Goliath and Queen Ester this week.  We will join our 8th Grade Buddies for mass for their last academic day of the year :-)  We wish all of our 8th Grade buddies a wonderful summer and a great start in high school next year!

Science:
This week during science we will continue to move through our Force & Motion unit as we explore how things move on different surfaces and how to move objects from one position to another.  We will also take a few lessons to explore gravity in fun ways outside :-)

Dates to Note:
  • Tuesday, May 22nd:  Kindergarten Spring Field Trip to Sharp's Farm
  • Wednesday, May 23rd: Howard County Library Visit to preview Summer Reading Program
  • Monday, May 28th:  SCHOOL CLOSED - Memorial Day Holiday 
  • Wednesday, June 6th:  Kindergarten End of Year Picnic Celebration at Patapsco State Park 
Have a Wonderful Week!
Happy Playing, Laughing & Learning!
Mrs. Weatherholtz