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Teachers Name: Mrs. McLay
Classroom: Kindergarten
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Degree: Human Development, Master Program
University Name: University of the Pacific, Walden University.


  • Summer Homework
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    Have a wonderful summer break and don't forgot to check the links on our TK / Kindergarten classroom website for summer packets.

    If you are entering TK, you will work on the TK summer packet.  If entering Kindergarten, please work on the Kindergarten summer packet.  Those who completed Kindergarten during the 12016 - 2017 school year should check the 1st grade website for the 1st grade summer packet.

    Please let us know if you have any questions. 

    Antriece Muther

    Written on Friday, 02 June 2017 14:22 in Kindergarten - Assignments/Homework Read 78 times
  • Homework for the Week of May 15 - 19
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    TK Homework - Week of May 15 - 19


    Monday - Play “Find My Twin”.  Circle the figure in each row that is the same size as the one in the box.


    Tuesday - Flower Match rhyming game - Cut the flower cards apart.   Find two flowers that match because the words rhyme.  Repeat until you have made all the matches.


    Wednesday - Cut out eh items at the bottom of the page.  Sort them into the three groups listed at the top of the page; letters, numbers, and shapes.


    Thursday - Practice counting to 10.  Write the missing numerals.  Cout the objects in each box and circle the correct number.  Draw 10 fish in the bowl.  


    Kindergarten Homework - Week of May 15 - 19


    Monday - Write lowercase letters from a to z.  Now write the missing ending letter to the word by using your knowledge of letter sounds.


    Tuesday - Write the numbers from 0-20.  Write the equations to match the picture.  


    Wednesday - Use your knowledge of numbers and write the number that comes after the two numbers listed.  Now complete the sight word cut and paste.

    Thursday - Circle the number of syllables for each pictured item.  We reviewed this last week with the Hickety, Pickety, Bumble Bee Game.  Now show your parents how you can count to 100 by 1’s, 5’x and 10’s.

    Written on Monday, 15 May 2017 15:54 in Kindergarten - Assignments/Homework Read 80 times
  • Homework for the Week of May 1st
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    This week we begin our STAR testing.  This is the standardized testing taken by all the Catholic Schools in the Monterey diocese.  Due to testing this week and next week, we won’t have traditional homework.  Instead, get to bed early, get a good night’s rest, and eat a good breakfast before coming to school.  When you are well rested and have a full tummy, test taking is a breeze.  


    If you would like to work on something at home, kindergarten can…

    • Practice the first 25 sight words

    • Practice reading and writing numerals 1-30 in mixed order

    • Read with your child nightly

    • Practice writing your first and last name with correct upper and lowercase letters

    • Keep a journal and use your phonetic spelling to write a sentence about your day


    If you would like to work on something at home, TK can…

    • Practice writing your first name with correct upper and lowercase letters

    • Work on both upper and lowercase letter recognition

    • Read nightly and talk about the stories that you read to your child

    • Practice cutting with scissors

    • Practice recognizing the numbers 1 -10 out of order


    Even though we are testing, new concepts are still being taught.  TK is working on sequencing both stories and numbers.  They continue to work on scissor skills and other fine motor skills.  In the next few weeks TK will work more on listening comprehension as they answer questions about stories and put story events in order.  Kindergarteners are continuing to learn their digraphs, working on writing conventions and working on place value concepts with the numbers 10-30. Kindergarten will continue to expand their number concepts as we learn concepts of time, coin recognition, and work more with the numbers 1 to 100 in the following weeks.  We will also continue to expand our reading readiness skills as we finish our digraphs and are introduced to the vowel blank e (example a__e as in cape) spelling patterns.  


    Please let us know if you have any questions.  

    Antriece & Sr. Theresa

    Written on Monday, 01 May 2017 20:06 in Kindergarten - Assignments/Homework Read 85 times
  • Homework for the Week of April 24 - 28
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    This week’s homework is a little different.  As we prepare for the end of the school year, we will begin to review concepts in class.  This week, please play the two games below at home to help practice the first 25 sight words (for Kindergarten), letter names/sounds (for TK), and numeral recognition.  Have fun together as a family!  Play the games as many times as you like during the school week, fill out the bottom of this page, and return this page on Friday.  


    Math - Cut out the numeral cards.  Play numeral memory game with someone in your family.  Turn all the cards upside down on a table.  Take turns picking two cards.  If they match, you can keep them.  If they don’t match, turn them back over.  Make sure to name the numerals as you turn over the cards. At the end of the game, the person with the most cards is the winner!  (numeral recognition 1-10 for TK and 1-30 for Kindergarten)


    Reading -  Play  bingo with someone in your family.  Use the bingo boards provided and have someone in your family call out the sight words (for kindergarten) or the alphabet letters or sounds (for TK). Five in a row is bingo!  Want a challenge?  See if you can play blackout by covering all the spots on the board.  Play with the second board on another day.   (sight word practice for kindergarten and letter or sound recognition for TK)


    Reminder:  Friday is a short day and school ends at noon!

    Written on Monday, 24 April 2017 20:00 in Kindergarten - Assignments/Homework Read 105 times
  • Homework for the Week of April 10 - 13
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    Sight Words for the Week: no, came, ask, very


    You can work on the above sight words or review the first 25 sight words from the list that went home.  This list is also on the website under “resources”.


    TK Homework


    Monday - Count the eggs on the paper.  Can you write the numeral at the bottom of the paper?  Now count how many small eggs?  Try counting the large eggs?


    Tuesday - Follow the maze and help the seahorse find his way home.  Try to stay in the lines.  Check your pencil grip.  Are you holding your pencil correctly?


    Wednesday - Have someone read you a story.  Can you count the number of letters in the title?  Can you count the number of words in the title?


    Thursday - Turn in your homework.  Don’t forget to put your name on the front of the packet!  School ends at noon today!


    No school on Friday.  Have a wonderful Easter break!


    K Homework


    Monday - Look at the picture.  Sound out the word.  Circle the letters as you sound it out.  Now write the word on the lines.


    Tuesday - Read each word.  Write it in the space below.  Now put an “x” on the picture that matches the word.


    Wednesday - Read a book to someone.  Practice sounding out words that you don’t know.  If you come to a word that you can’t sound out, use your unknown word strategies. You can look at the picture in the book to help you figure out the unknown word.  Look at the beginning letter of the unknown word.  What would make sense that starts with that letter?  If this doesn’t work, ask an adult for help with the word.  


    Thursday - Turn in your homework.  Don’t forget to put your name on the front of the packet!  School ends at noon today!  

    No school on Friday.  Have a wonderful Easter break!

    Written on Monday, 10 April 2017 20:26 in Kindergarten - Assignments/Homework Read 128 times

Classroom Announcements

  • Have a wonderful summer!
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    Wishing you a wonderful summer break!  Spend some time outside and enjoy this time together as a family. 

    Don't forget to check the classroom websites for Summer Work Packets.  Those who will be entering Kindergarten next school year will work on the Kindergarten summer packet.  Those who will be entering 1st grade should check the 1st grade website for the 1st grade summer packet. 

    Thank you so much for sharing your children with us this year!  It has been such a joy to watch them grow and learn.  Please keep in touch.  

    Ms. Triece, Sr. Theresa, and Miss Chellee

    Written on Friday, 02 June 2017 14:26 in Kindergarten - Classroom Announcements Read 60 times
  • This Week - May 15-19
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    This Week - May 15-19


    Weekly News - May 15 - 19

    What a wonderful week!  We finished all our end of the year testing and had some fun!  We have been learning all about the oceans and our ocean studies have taken over our math and language arts time as we reviewed important skills using an ocean theme. In language arts, we have been reading stories and learning all about the animals that live in the ocean.  We have been listening carefully and answering questions about sharks, whales, hermit crabs, and sea turtles!  In math we graphed the number of sea creature in a sea life picture and make ocean animal patterns.  We ended our week with a couple of fun art projects.  We made construction paper sharks and “a beach in a jar”.  The kids really like their little bit of the beach in a small container!  


    Hope to see everyone tonight at Food Truck night!  It should be a fun evening.  


    Next week we continue to have fun with sea life, as we learn about sea otters.


    Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!


    Antriece & Sr. Theresa

    Written on Friday, 19 May 2017 22:20 in Kindergarten - Classroom Announcements Read 70 times
  • Our Classroom Ocean
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    Written on Friday, 19 May 2017 22:03 in Kindergarten - Classroom Announcements Read 71 times
  • Food Truck Family Night Informaton
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    Food Truck Family Night Information


    Looks like we are going to have a nice turnout for our first Food Truck Family night!  Here is some information you might find helpful.  I looks like it is going to be a lot of fun!


    • Final RSVP is due today.  Please email the office if you would like to attend and send payment with your child tomorrow.  

    • Please park in the designated parking spaces up top or take the road by the art building and park down on the basketball courts.  Please do not park on the shoulder of the circle drive that goes around the school.  According to fire code, that area must remain open with no cars.

    • Check in: Check in will be near the carport.  The food trucks will also be in the carport area.  Be sure to check in when you arrive.  

    • Bring chairs, blankets, sleeping bags, pillows or anything that might make you comfortable for the movie.  It gets cold in the evening!  The movie will be on the lawn in front of the 4th and 5th grade classrooms. The movie will be Disney’s The Sword in the Stone.

    • Ping Pong will be set up on the center lawns.  There will be four ping pong courts.  You can sign up for ping pong on the flyer and send in your extra money tomorrow with the members of your team.

    • Face painting (Our class is looking forward to this!) will be set up over by the entrance to the pool.  There will also be other games such as Jenga.

    • The chapel, cafeteria, hallways around the chapel and the field / playgrounds will be closed for this event.  


    Hope you find this helpful.  Look forward to seeing you there!


    Written on Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:14 in Kindergarten - Classroom Announcements Read 71 times
  • This Week in TK and K - May 8th - 12th
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    Hello TK and Kindergarten families,


    This week was a very busy one!  We had art class on Monday and we also finished our STAR testing this week.  You should be very proud of your children.  They stayed focused on the test and did their best!


    In language arts, TK began their end of the year testing for report cards.  They reviewed their alphabet letter, both upper and lowercase and their sounds.  They also worked on handwriting and fine motor skills.


    In kindergarten language arts we learned about “Super E”.  When he lands at the end of a CVC word, he changes the sound the vowel makes to the long sound.  We had fun playing with our Super E puppet changing words like “can” to “cane”, “cap” to “cape” and “tap” to “tape”.


    In math the TK worked on putting numbers in order and counting objects.  Kindergarten worked on ordinal position and learned about 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th.  As a whole class we reviewed time as we talked about yesterday, today, and tomorrow and morning, noon, and night.  We have also been learning how to count by 5s and have been singing the 5s song.


    Science was very fun this week.  We finished our handprint hermit crabs and started learning about whales.  We read several non-fiction whale books and watched National Geographic Kids Blue Whale video.  Our favorite book of the week was The Snail and the Whale.  We looked at a diagram of a whale and learned the names of the parts of a whale. We also made our own humpback whales.  


    We ended our week with a very fun activity.  We had “edible oceans” for an end of the day treat on Friday.  Our oceans were made out of blue vanilla ice cream water, gummy fish and whip cream waves.  


    Wishing everyone a wonderful Mother’s Day!

    Antriece and Sr. Theresa

    Written on Friday, 12 May 2017 22:06 in Kindergarten - Classroom Announcements Read 67 times

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Physical Education News

  • PE Updates
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    PE Updates

    Swimming is over for this trimester. Students will be moving onto field hockey and other activities for PE. 

    Written on Monday, 03 October 2016 20:11 in P.E. News Read 315 times
  • PE Schedule 2016 - 2017
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    PE times are as follows:

    • Kinder: 1140-1230 on Tues and Thurs
    • 1st: 940-1030 on Tues and Thurs
    • 2nd: Tuesday and Thursday
    • 3rd: Monday and Wednesday
    • 4th: Monday and Wednesday
    • 5th: Monday and Thursday
    • 6th: Tuesday and Wednesday
    • 7th: Monday and Thursday
    • 8th: Monday and Wednesday
    Written on Wednesday, 07 September 2016 17:33 in P.E. News Read 307 times


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The mission of The Salesian Elementary and Junior High School is a TK-8 private Catholic elementary and junior high school working cooperatively with the Diocese of Monterey to provide a child-centered learning environment within a family atmosphere that embodies the Salesian philosophy of reason, religion, and loving kindness as taught by Saint John Bosco and Saint Mary Mazzarello

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