Sunday, December 16, 2018



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



Language Arts:
This week in LA we will focus on the letter Dd and the /d/ sound.  We will add the word do to our word wall.  As this week's schedule will be impacted by special activities/events and lots of Christmas excitement, we will begin this unit this week with the plan to review upon return from Christmas break before diving into new material :-)  

Math:
This week in math we will continue to work on our addition unit as we build in the math symbols + and = for joining stories.  We will begin to practice fact fluency for addition problems with sums to 5.  Students will be bringing home fluency bags (gingerbread house bags) with fact cards inside to practice at home :-) We will also continue to review Numbers to 120 this week.   

Religion:
This week in religion we will continue to focus on the season of Advent and will continue to explore the story of the nativity.  We will be making our Senior Lunch table decorations this week as we continue to learn ways in which we can serve our school/church community.  We will have our final Early Childhood Advent prayer service on Monday and we will join our 8th Grade Buddies for mass on Friday at 9:00 - all are welcome to join :-)  

Social Studies:
This week in SS we will finish up our Christmas Around the World unit with a focus on Brazil and Australia.  When we return from break we will begin our next Science unit, Arctic Animals and will begin to prepare for our first STEM focused topic - Animals in Winter at the end of January.  

Dates to Note:
  • Tuesday, December 18th:  Pajama Day!  Please wear/bring tennis shoes for PE and Recess 
  • Wednesday, December 19th:  Christmas Program & Band Concert 
  • Friday, December 21st:  Early Dismissal (12:25)
  • Thursday, May 16th: Spring Field Trip (Sharp's Farm) (Chaperones Welcome!) 
  • Thursday, June 6th: Kindergarten End of Year Picnic Celebration @ Patapsco State Park 

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

Sunday, December 9, 2018



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


Language Arts:
This week in LA we will focus on our next vowel, Oo and the short /o/ sound.  We will spend time this week listening for the short /o/ sound at the beginning and in the middle of words.  We will add the word you to our word wall.  We will continue to build our writing skills as we write about why we love St. Augustine School :-)

Math:
This week in math we will continue to work on our addition unit as we build in the math symbols + and = for joining stories.  We will also continue to review Numbers to 120 as well as patterns this week.   

Religion:
This week in religion we will continue to focus on the season of Advent and will begin to explore the story of the nativity.  We will connect Social Studies and Religion on Thursday as we focus on Sweden and the Feast Day of St. Lucy.  We will join our 8th Grade Buddies for mass on Friday at 9:00 - all are welcome to join :-)  

Social Studies:
This week in SS we will continue to explore Christmas traditions around the world as we focus on Italy and Sweden.  

Dates to Note:
  • Friday, December 14th: PK-8th Grade Open House (10:00-12:00)
  • Wednesday, December 19th:  Christmas Program & Band Concert 
  • Friday, December 21st:  Early Dismissal (12:25)
  • Thursday, May 16th: Spring Field Trip (Sharp's Farm) (Chaperones Welcome!) 
  • Thursday, June 6th: Kindergarten End of Year Picnic Celebration @ Patapsco State Park 

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

Sunday, December 2, 2018




Welcome to St. Augustine Catholic School
This Week in Kindergarten 
December 3rd - December 7th 
~ When We Serve Others, We Serve Christ ~



Language Arts:
This week in LA we will focus on the letter Cc and the /k/ sound as the beginning and final sound in words.  We will search for the /k/ sound in words as we read texts this week and will work to decode (reading) and encode (writing) CVC words including the /k/ sound such as cap. We will add the word go to our word wall.  We will continue to work together to sequence stories by identifying events of the story.  We will also continue working to build writing skills to write one-sentence journal entries - this week our writing focus will be on describing our Christmas tree.  

Math:
This week in math we will move into our first addition unit.  We will begin our unit by identifying that addition represents joining groups.  We will work on joining stories using manipulatives and illustrations as we move from stories that include an "and/is" format such as 3 and 2 is 5 to a number sentence using "+/=" format such as 3+2=5.  We will continue to review counting and number sense skills regularly as we move past our Numbers to 120 unit.  Please continue to count regularly at home :-)  

Religion:
This week in religion we will begin our unit focusing on Advent and Christmas.  We will also learn about St. Nicholas this week as we celebrate his feast day on December 6th.  Throughout the season of Advent we will be learning about and celebrating Advent during religion, during weekly mass and during 3 special prayer services with the Early Childhood Classes (PK-2nd).  We will join our 8th Grade buddies on Friday for mass at 9:00.  

Social Studies:
This week in social studies we will wrap up our discussions on Christmas traditions in the United States and begin exploring traditions of other countries around the world.  Our focus this week will be Mexico and Germany.  During this unit we will review map skills from our first SS unit as we take a look at each country on the map.    

Dates to Note:
  • Sunday, December 2nd: First Sunday of Advent 
  • Friday, December 14th: PK-8th Grade Open House (10:00-12:00)
  • Wednesday, December 19th:  Christmas Program & Band Concert 
  • Friday, December 21st:  Early Dismissal (12:25)
  • Thursday, May 16th: Spring Field Trip (Sharp's Farm) (Chaperones Welcome!) 
  • Thursday, June 6th: Kindergarten End of Year Picnic Celebration @ Patapsco State Park 

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

Tuesday, November 27, 2018



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Save The Date 

Friday, December 14th 
10:00-12:00
PK - 8th Grade
All families are welcome to attend
 and bring a friend :-)  

Sunday, November 25, 2018



Welcome to St. Augustine Catholic School
This Week in Kindergarten 
November 26th - November 30th
~ When We Serve Others, We Serve Christ ~


Language Arts:
This week in LA we will focus on the letter Nn and the /n/ sound as the beginning and final sound in words.  We will search for the /n/ sound in words as we read texts this week and will work to decode (reading) and encode (writing) CVC words including the /n/ sound such as pan, nap, and fin.  We will add the word and to our word wall.  We will continue to work together to sequence stories by identifying events of the story.  We will also continue working to build writing skills to write one-sentence journal entries - this week our writing will focus on fall.  

Math:
This week in math we will continue in our Numbers to 120 unit.  We will move into our first addition unit next week but will continue to revisit counting and number sense skills regularly as we move past our Numbers to 120 unit.  Please continue to count regularly at home :-)  

Religion:
This week in religion we will finish up our fall religion activities with a special November prayer and Bible verse puppet before moving our focus to Advent.  Throughout the season of Advent we will be learning about and celebrating Advent during religion, during weekly mass and during 3 special prayer services with the Early Childhood Classes (PK-2nd).  We will join our 8th Grade buddies on Friday for mass at 9:00.  

Social Studies:
This week we will move back into Social Studies as well explore Christmas traditions in the United States and several countries around the world.  We will begin by defining tradition and brainstorming traditions families in our classroom have to celebrate this wonderful time of year.  We will move from there to explore traditions in many other countries around the world :-)  During this unit we will review map skills from our first SS unit as we take a look at each country on the map.  Please chat with your child this week about your families Christmas traditions :-)  

Dates to Note:
  • Tuesday, November 27th: Fall Field Trip (Library & Fire Department Visit) (No Chaperones Needed)
  • Wednesday, November 28th: Early Dismissal (12:25)
  • Thursday, November 29th: Dinner w/Santa No Uniform Day ($2)
  • Friday, November 30th:  Dinner w/Santa 6:00-8:00
  • Sunday, December 2nd: First Sunday of Advent 
  • Wednesday, December 19th:  Christmas Program & Band Concert 
  • Friday, December 21st:  Early Dismissal (12:25)
  • Thursday, May 16th: Spring Field Trip (Sharp's Farm) (Chaperones Welcome!) 
  • Thursday, June 6th: Kindergarten End of Year Picnic Celebration @ Patapsco State Park 

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

Sunday, November 18, 2018



Welcome to St. Augustine Catholic School
This Week in Kindergarten 
November 19th - November 23rd 
~ When We Serve Others, We Serve Christ ~
Dear Kindergarten Families -

During this short week we will take time to review material introduced thus far in the year rather than beginning new material prior to several days off for the Thanksgiving holiday.  We will participate in the Turkey Trot Fun Run on Tuesday morning as well as the Buddy Celebration on Tuesday afternoon. 

Please keep in mind we are continuing to collect canned fruit donations. Many thanks to those who were able to donate thus far! 

Upon returning we will dive into our next Wonders unit for LA, continue in our Numbers to 120 unit in math, begin to prepare for the season of Advent in religion and move into our next Social Studies unit, Christmas Around the World

Ms. Cramer and I wish each Kindergarten family a blessed Thanksgiving break filled with quality family time, rest and relaxation and lots of tasty treats :-)  

Dates to Note:
  • Tuesday, November 20th: Early Dismissal (12:25)
  • Wednesday, November 21st - Friday, November 23rd: School Closed for Thanksgiving Break
  • Tuesday, November 27th: Fall Field Trip (Library & Fire Department Visit) (No Chaperones Needed)
  • Wednesday, November 28th: Early Dismissal (12:25)
  • Thursday, May 16th: Spring Field Trip (Sharp's Farm) (Chaperones Welcome!) 
  • Thursday, June 6th: Kindergarten End of Year Picnic Celebration @ Patapsco State Park 

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

Sunday, November 11, 2018



Welcome to St. Augustine Catholic School
This Week in Kindergarten
November 12th - November 16th 
~ When We Serve Others, We Serve Christ~


Language Arts:
This week in LA we will focus on our second vowel of the year, Ii and the short /i/ sound.  We will identify words that begin with the /i/ sound and words that have the medial /i/ sound like sit, pig and fin.  We will continue to build our writing skills as we add a new word to the word wall - this week's word is to.  We are continuing to build stamina for spending time with a text and reading books in different ways - read the words, use the pictures to tell the story, search for and identify words/letters we know, and retell a favorite story.  

Math:
This week in math we will continue with our Numbers to 120 unit.  We will continue to focus on building number sense for 1/2 more/fewer.  Below are a few simple ways to practice 1/2 more/fewer at home and/or in the car :-)  
  • Roll a dice or flip a playing card and have your child identify the number that is 1 more, 1 less, 2 more and 2 less than the number rolled/flipped
  • Play "I'm Thinking of a Number"
    • I'm thinking of a number that is 1 more than 4.  Can you guess it?  
    • I'm thinking of a number that is 2 less than 10.  Can you guess it?  
  • Write numbers 1-10 on sticky notes and stick to the table/wall/floor.  Have your child start across the room, listen to your instruction and run to grab the number you're looking for:
    • I need the number that is 2 less than 5
    • I need the number that is 2 more than 8
    • I need the number that is 1 less than 7
Religion:
This week in religion we will work on and submit our Keep Christ in Christmas posters, finish our meal time prayer plates and work on our "Thank You God For ___" turkeys :-)  Our character trait focus for November is gratitude.  We will join our 8th Grade Buddies for mass on Friday @ 9:00.  

Science:
This week in science we will work to complete our Introduction to Weather unit with a focus on thunderstorms, snow and rainbows.  We will begin our next Social Studies unit upon return from Thanksgiving Break - Christmas Around the World.

Dates to Note:
  • Tuesday, November 20th: Early Dismissal (12:25)
  • Wednesday, November 21st - Friday, November 23rd: School Closed for Thanksgiving Break
  • Tuesday, November 27th: Fall Field Trip (Library & Fire Department Visit) (No Chaperones Needed)
  • Wednesday, November 28th: Early Dismissal (12:25)
  • Thursday, May 16th: Spring Field Trip (Sharp's Farm) (Chaperones Welcome!) 
  • Thursday, June 6th: Kindergarten End of Year Picnic Celebration @ Patapsco State Park 

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

Sunday, November 4, 2018




Welcome to St. Augustine Catholic School
This Week in Kindergarten
November 5th - November 9th 
~ When We Serve Others, We Serve Christ~



Language Arts:
This week is our first review week in our Wonders program.  We will be reviewing the letters m, a, s, t, and p along with their letter sounds.  We will practice blending sounds and take a look at the AN and AT word families.  

Math:
This week in math we will continue with our Counting & Cardinality unit in math with a focus on numbers 1-20.  This week we will continue to use number lines, ten frames and 100 charts to help order numbers and identify 1 more/less and 2 more/less than a given number.  We will also practice writing numbers 1-20 and begin counting sets up to 100 this week.  

Religion:
This week in religion we will focus on giving thanks and learning about our Character Trait of the Month, Gratefulness.  We will begin our prayer plate set with our God is Great prayer and we will add Thank You Lord to our meal-time prayers.  We will join our 8th Grade buddies for mass on Friday at 9:00.  

Thank You Lord for happy hearts
For rain and sunny weather.
Thank You Lord for this our food
and that we are together.  

Science:
This week we will continue with our Introduction to Weather unit as we review clouds and begin to learn more about rain, wind and severe weather.  

Dates to Note:
  • Tuesday, November 20th: Early Dismissal (12:25)
  • Wednesday, November 21st - Friday, November 23rd: School Closed for Thanksgiving Break
  • Tuesday, November 27th: Fall Field Trip (Library & Fire Department Visit) (No Chaperones Needed)
  • Wednesday, November 28th: Early Dismissal (12:25)
  • Thursday, May 16th: Spring Field Trip (Sharp's Farm) (Chaperones Welcome!) 
  • Thursday, June 6th: Kindergarten End of Year Picnic Celebration @ Patapsco State Park 

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

Sunday, October 28, 2018



Welcome to St. Augustine Catholic School
This Week in Kindergarten
October 29th - November 2nd
~ When We Serve Others, We Serve Christ~



Language Arts:
This week in LA we will focus on the letter Tt and the /t/ sound at the beginning and end of words.  We will add the word like to the word wall.  We will continue to work on building sentences this week focusing on using words from the word wall, beginning sentences with an uppercase letter, spacing between words and adding punctuation at the end.  

Math:
This week in math we will continue to work in our Counting & Cardinality unit as we move beyond numbers 1-10 into numbers up to 20.  We will begin to practice writing numerals this week as well as ordering numbers 1-20 and counting sets of objects.  

Religion:
This week in religion we will focus on All Saints Day coming up on November 1st.  We will join our 8th Grade buddies for mass on Thursday this week as All Saints Day is a Holy Day.  

Science:
This week in science we will continue in our Introduction to Weather unit with a focus on clouds.  We will be building writing skills into our science unit as we learn about informative writing.  

Dates to Note:
  • Wednesday, October 31st: Early Dismissal (12:25) 
  • Thursday, November 1st: Early Dismissal (12:25) Afternoon Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Friday, November 2nd:  School CLOSED Parent/Teacher Conferences 
  • Tuesday, November 27th: Fall Field Trip (Library & Fire Department Visit) (No Chaperones Needed)
  • Thursday, May 16th: Spring Field Trip (Sharp's Farm) (Chaperones Welcome!) 
  • Thursday, June 6th: Kindergarten End of Year Picnic Celebration @ Patapsco State Park 

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