Last modified Oct 5

Kindergarten Home Room

  • Kindergarten
*This is my third year teaching at Holy Cross Catholic School and I am excited to share my days with a wonderful group of students! I started teaching Kindergarten more than two decades ago! Prior to Holy Cross, I taught Kindergarten at Resurrection School in Allouez, Wisconsin. *I am a native of De Pere, a graduate of St. Norbert College and currently live in De Pere with my husband and son. *In addition to working in Catholic education, I enjoy gardening, reading, cheering for the Packers, and raising backyard chickens!
Michelle Anderson

October:

On October 3 we received a visit from a local fire department:

We learned many things about fire safety and prevention
a fire fighter shows us his turnout gear
we’re not afraid of fire fighters – they help us!
Mrs. Anderson tries on the turnout gear!
Mikey tries on the helmet
Justin tries on the helmet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Addison tries on the helmet

we toured the tender truck
we got to see some of the fire trucks
a special tool
this tool can help the fire fighters do many jobs
Thank you New Franken Volunteer fire fighters!

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September Fun:

using pattern blocks during math
we can make designs
lunch time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

we love our delicious food

 

 

 

 

 

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The Kindergartners and 4-K students remembered watching a video last spring of beavers building a dam. During recess they collected sticks and started making their own:

first, sticks were collected and arranged
mixing sand and water for mortar
several groups worked together
adding more sticks & mortar

placing sticks
The completed beaver dam

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August:

The school year has begun! Look at some of the fun we’ve had during the first two days:

Exploring the classroom

 

At the Art & Writing table

 

Fun friends!
Recess time!

 

Smile! We’re having a great day

 

Fun in the sun on day 1!
What can we do with this big cardboard box?

Kindergarten Is Fun!!

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Welcome to the wonderful world of Kindergarten! It is a year of fun, laughter, discovery and maturity. The children adjust to being in school, switching classrooms, having recess with older children and learn about their capabilities. They strive to learn new things and discover who they are through play and interacting with their classmates and teacher.

In Kindergarten, we are able to attend Spanish and Physical Education (gym class) twice a week. We go to Music, Library, Art and Mass once a week. When we are in our classroom we talk, sing, listen and learn. We learn responsibility by taking care of our things and putting items away as we finish with them.

In Kindergarten we count everyday! We learn to count to 100, to 20 forward and backwards, by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. We will learn to count to 10 in a different world language each month. We work hard to make sense of the alphabet, the sound each letter makes and the keyword associated with each letter. We learn to sound out a word by tapping the letter sounds and blending them together. The look of discovery on students’ faces as they figure this out is priceless!