Ruhnke Review 2/4/19

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Carson will be a new Kindergartener on Monday!!

Let’s all welcome a new student, Carson, to our Kindergarten room!!

We Are Learning About:

****Because of all the Snow/Cold days we have had this week, we will be learning all these next week!!***

Reading: We finished the Ee book with our SuperKids friend Ettabetta! So, we will begin our next book: the Hh book with our SuperKids friend Hot Rod!!

Math: We will continue to work on Topic 9: Measurement.This topic has many vocabulary words your child will need to know. Please practice using these terms with your child at home: large, larger, largest, small, smaller, smallest, medium, big, bigger, biggest, size, as long as (same length as), as short as, as tall as, longer than, shorter than, taller than, longest, shortest, tallest, measure, estimate, check, holds more, holds less, empty, full, most, least, about the same, heavy, heavier than, lighter than, balance, weigh, weighs more, weighs less. We will learn several of these words each day. When we are done with Topic 9, we will begin Topic 10: Addition

Religion: We will continue to learn about the mass.

Humanities: The Code of Hammurabi is what we will continue to learn about this week.

Science: We will continue to learn & test Magnets.

Star of the Week for February 4th


A couple of times a month we will have a Star of the Week student in our classroom. This entitles the student to be the line-leader, to lead the morning calendar routine, to share/tell all about him/herself by filling in a poster. This will come home about a week or so before they are the star. A letter will also be included with the poster explaining all the special things the student will have an opportunity to do.

Weekly News

Reading At Home

By this time of the school year, your child should be reading out loud to you. Not you reading to them (although you may continue to read to them, that’s great),  BUT, they NEED to be reading the 20 minutes daily out loud to you.

They should be reading at an A level or a B level. Please only use these leveled books with your child, or they will become frustrated at it being too difficult.

You will find leveled books in the Scholastic book flyers. They usually come in packs with levels A, B, C, and D in a pack. Usually there are around twelve books for $12.00 dollars, or twenty books for $20.00, which is a wonderful deal. In the February flyers, most of the flyers have one or two of these leveled book packs. (Orders are due Monday, February 25th.) Otherwise, you can go to your local public library and talk to the librarian and ask him/her for level A & B books.

When your child is reading at the correct level, they should be able to read most of the words easily since many will be the sight words that they have been working on. The words they don’t know, they should stretch it out. What I mean by this is, take the word “cat.” Your child should say the sound of each letter c-a-t (sound it out. Although we do not say that, we say “stretch it out.”) Then after they stretch it out 3 or 4 times, tell them to blend it together until they can say the word. They know how to do this. We have been doing this in class now for quite some time. Please don’t automatically tell your child the word. They NEED to be able to figure it out on their own. Let them use the techniques they have been taught in school first.

The more they do this, the better & faster they will get.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask me.

Reading Logs:

Please send in your child’s January Reading Log.

The February reading log is in your child’s Take-Home-Folder today.

Sight Words:

Practice these words every day, both reading them and spelling them:

a, and, of, the, to, in, is, you, as, at, I, it, be, on, we, he, for, she, if, do, was, his, can, are, an, by, go, see, all, no, or, so, am, but, did, up, get, me, my, not, has, had, how, now, got, her, off, out, one, put, saw, two, who, why, yes, us

Open House-Winter Blast!! (Date has changed to February 19th)

Please let others know how much you love St. Jerome School. Send them our way to check us out and visit us so that they may consider St. Jerome school for their children!! THANK YOU!! Remember, if you bring a new family to the Open House, February 19 from 5-7pm, you will receive a free gym shirt. If you bring a new family and they register for next year, you will receive $300 off your tuition bill.


Kindergarten will be taking the NWEA math & reading tests on February 4th & 5th.

100th Day:

Our 100th day of Kindergarten will now be on February 21st. We will celebrate this by doing many things with the number 100! ***Please have your child bring in 100 things (items) such as marbles, cotton balls, candy pieces, etc.) to show the class!!***

Valentine’s Day:

We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day, February 14th, here in Kindergarten!

Please take some time with your child to make a Valentine box. Use a shoebox, or one that size, and help your child decorate it any way that they like! Please bring it to school on either Feb. 12th or 13th, not any earlier. Be creative. Use construction paper, tissue paper, buttons, stickers, noodles, cheerios, clothe, ribbons, etc. Make sure his or her name is on the box, and it is big enough for everyone to read it. Also, make sure there is a large enough slit on the top of the box for the cards to fit in. Have Fun!!

If your child plans to bring in valentines for their friends, they must bring one in for each student in our classroom. We don’t want to leave anyone out or have hurt feelings. I will attach a list of all the students in our kindergarten class. (Please see below for all student’s names.)

Also, if you would like to send in a treat for all the students, that would be wonderful! Please remember, we have allergies in our classroom. So, nothing with nuts or peanuts-it needs to be made in a factory without nuts/peanuts. No cucumbers, melons, squash, pineapple, or zucchini.

Thank you for your Children!

I want to thank you for sending your child (children) to St. Jerome School. I am the luckiest Kindergarten Teacher because I have such wonderful students this year!! They all bring such unique gifts to our classroom! Thank you, parents, for teaching your child the basics of life-being polite, respectful, and kind to all. Your children are the best!! : )

Daily Specialists:




Music/Art/& Phy Ed


9:45 Mass



Computer Lab/Library/Phy Ed

Book Return & Checkout

Share Day



Upcoming Events:

2/4 & 5th NWEA Testing Math & Reading

2/6 or 7th Candy Sale begins. Candy Bars comes home to sell.

2/7 School Advisory Meeting at 7pm

2/12 Tally Tuesday (bring in $$ from the candy sale). Home & School meeting at 7pm.

2/14 Valentine’s Day!

2/18 NO SCHOOL-President’s Day

2/19 Winter Blast & Open House from 5-7pm. Pizza dinner, apple cider, hot chocolate & ice cream! Then check out the classrooms. They each have something special to do!! All are welcome!

2/21 100 Day!!

2/25 Scholastic Book Orders Due.

Valentine Name List:

  1. Andrew

  2. John

  3. Abel

  4. December

  5. Johnson

  6. Matilda

  7. Zephan

  8. Carson

  9. Janiyah

  10. Leonardo

  11. Graham

  12. Robyn

  13. Terri

  14. Lerpway

  15. AnNista

  16. Daniella

  17. Henry

Annette Ruhnke