Wednesday, October 2, 2019



Welcome to St. Augustine Catholic School
~ A Year To Lead ~


Games are a great way to build math skills at home!  Added to the "Links" section of the blog you'll find a link to Greg Tang's math games page where you'll find several online games to review/practice math skills :-) 

Happy Playing, Laughing & Learning!
Mrs. Weatherholtz 

Sunday, September 29, 2019




Welcome to St. Augustine Catholic School
~ A Year To Lead ~


As Sunday night rolls into Monday morning we're off to the races with another full week of school ending with our Race for Education and Color Festival on Friday!!  It's going to be so fun!!  As we head into a new week, I'd like to share a few homework ideas I found while browsing through KidsActivities blog.  
  1. Create a special homework/learning space at home with fun papers, pencils, pens, markers, etc. that are only used for homework time.  If there's no space available at home, take learning elsewhere once or twice a week.....take learning outside (in your own outdoor space or a nearby park) or to your favorite restaurant where you can carve out a few minutes of homework time while munching on a favorite snack :-)
  2. Make learning a team effort once a week or a few times each month.  For older elementary students have a study time together followed by free time once the studying has wrapped up :-) Take it to the next level and cook dinner together afterward!
  3. Chunk homework time into smaller segments if time allows.  If your child is comfortable with a timer, play Beat the Clock and see how many math facts he/she can practice in 3 minutes or how many times you can write your spelling words correctly and neatly in 5 minutes.  If your child prefers to leave the timer out, let him/her know you'll help them get started then check back in after 10 minutes to review and have a snack break :-) 
Happy Playing, Laughing & Learning All Week Long!
Mrs. Weatherholtz 

Friday, September 20, 2019


Welcome to St. Augustine Catholic School
~ A Year To Lead ~


Happy Friday!  We're getting into the full swing of another great school year!  Today I had the opportunity to pop into 4th grade and begin a two part lesson on designing a donut shop which made for great math conversation!  To begin, I asked students to write 2-3 sentences relaying their opinions and/or experiences of cooking and baking - the responses made this cooking enthusiast's heart happy  :-)  I'm looking forward to visiting again next week.  Below are a few opinion samples from 4th grade as well as a link to a fun blog with a section on starting a "Family Dinner Book Club"


"I love to bake but I don't have much time to.  I enjoy doing it a lot.  I really want to do it more often!"

"I love to bake.  My parents bake all the time.  We bake from scratch all the time."

"I like cooking and baking but I do not do it often.  I prefer making batters instead of entrees.  I like using the toaster and oven.  I make coffee, homemade hot chocolate and homemade nachos."

"I think cooking and baking is a good way to express yourself."

"I think that I feel happy and baking is fun!  The best part is after all of your hard work you get to eat it.  My mom, me and my sister bake all the time."

Have a wonderful weekend!
Happy Playing, Laughing & Learning!
Mrs. Weatherholtz 


Sunday, September 8, 2019



Welcome to St. Augustine Catholic School
~ A Year To Lead ~


It's that time of year!  We're excited for our 2019 Race for Education & Color Festival!  It's just around the corner!  Funds raised this year will go into savings to install a new playground for all students, offset our operational budget and purchase classroom resources from each teacher's Christmas wish list.  All donations are greatly appreciated and will help us reach our fundraising goals!  Thank you for your support!

To Donate Click HERE


Welcome to St. Augustine Catholic School
~ A Year To Lead ~


Monday, September 2, 2019



Welcome to St. Augustine Catholic School
~ A Year To Lead ~


Welcome back!  I'm excited to begin my 11th year at St. Augustine School!  As we settle back into routines, many families will be spending time together in the car on their way to and from school each day.  We can use a few of those minutes to chat about the school day and/or practice skills from the classroom.  If you're looking for ideas of how to practice skills in the car check out this great list from the teaching blog "Lucky To Be In First".  This list includes lots of great practice ideas for early childhood learners but can also be used as an idea starting point for our older elementary learners as well :-)  

In Car Activity List 

Happy Playing, Laughing & Learning!
Have a wonderful first week!!
Mrs. Weatherholtz  

Tuesday, August 13, 2019



Welcome to St. Augustine Catholic School 

It's Almost Back to School Time!  
~ A Year to Lead ~ 


Dear St. Augustine Families,

As you know I have transitioned from my role as Kindergarten teacher into my new role as Resource Director for the new school year.  I am looking forward to working with teachers and students across all grade levels as well as all of the amazing school families that make our school community such a wonderful place!  This year I will be using my blog as a whole-school recourse site with useful links, fun game ideas, book ideas (both new and old favorites alike!) and much more!  

If you're looking to squeeze in a few more fun summer read alouds check out the blog post August Read Alouds to Beat the Heat from one of my favorite family friendly blogs, What Do We Do All Day?  

Dates to Note: 
Wednesday, August 28th - Middle School Orientation and PK-5th Grade Supply Drop-Off 
Tuesday, September 3rd - Grades 1-8 First Day 
Wednesday, September 4th - PK & K First Day 

Happy Playing, Laughing & Learning! 
See you soon!
Mrs. Weatherholtz 

Friday, July 5, 2019




Welcome to St. Augustine Catholic School 

Happy Summer from Mrs. Weatherholtz 
~ When We Serve Others, We Serve Christ ~


Dear St. Augustine Families,

I hope summer is treating everyone wonderfully!  As you know I will be transitioning from my role as Kindergarten teacher into a new role as Resource Director in the coming school year.  I am looking forward to working with teachers and students across all grade levels as well as all of the amazing school families that make our school community such a wonderful place!  Next year I will be using my blog as a whole-school recourse site with useful links, fun game ideas, book ideas (both new and old favorites alike!) and much more!  

Happy July!  
See you in September!
Mrs. Weatherholtz 

Sunday, June 2, 2019



Welcome to St. Augustine Catholic School 

This Week in Kindergarten 
June 3rd - June 7th
~ When We Serve Others, We Serve Christ ~


Dear Kindergarten Families,

It's hard to believe, but our year is coming to a close!  Looking back over the year our class has grown in so many ways!  It's truly a pleasure to teach Kindergarten and see the academic and social growth of each student!  This year is bittersweet as Ms. Cramer and I will be moving on to new roles as our last class together heads off to 1st Grade.  We are thankful to have spent this last year with you!  Thank you for all of your support and encouragement over the course of the year.  You are the first and most influential teachers to your children and we are grateful to have partnered with you on their educational journey this year!  

We will take this last week together to finish up units in all subject areas, prep to close up the classroom for summer, ready for our End of Year Picnic on Thursday and have lots of fun enjoying our last three classroom days together!  We look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday at Patapsco State Park.  

Happy Playing, Laughing & Learning All Summer Long!
See You Thursday!
Mrs. Weatherholtz 

Thursday, May 30, 2019




As you begin to gather books for summer reading, check out the link below for some fun book ideas from a great go-to blog for reading :-)  There are TONS of great reading ideas to be found on the "What Do We Do All Day?" blog.  Click HERE for book ideas for June and check out the site for book ideas for all grade levels!  Happy Summer Reading!