Ruhnke Review 4/15/19

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We Are Learning About:

Reading: We continue our adventure in “The SuperKids Club” with the letters “Pp”, “Vv” & “Ww”.

Math: We will continue Topic 14: Time. Please work with your child on these vocabulary terms-more time, less time, sequencing/order of the day, sequencing/order of events, knowing where the numbers are on a clock, telling time to the hour, and times of events. Please do NOT use a digital clock when working with your child on time. They need to be learning time on a clock with “hands.” When we finish with Topic 14, we will move on to Topic 15: Calendar: Month & Seasons, Days of the Week, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Numbers on the Calendar, Temperature. We talk about and do our calendar every day here in Kindergarten, so your child is definitely familiar with these terms and how it works and all comes together, but it can never hurt for you to discuss these terms with your child…

Religion: We will continue learning about Easter Sunday.

Humanities: This week we will again continue to learn about “The Ten Commandments”

Science: We will continue studying Day & Night in this unit.

Writing: For our Writer’s Workshop we are working on a three-sentence personal narrative paper. 1. The first sentence should tell the characters and the setting. The characters are the people or the animals. The setting is where & when. 2.The second sentence should tell the problem. 3. The third sentence should tell the resolution/how to fix the problem. Parents, will you please help your child with remembering these? THANK YOU!!

Weekly News

Reading Logs:

The March Reading Logs were due April 1st. If you haven’t done so, please send it back to school today.

Sight Words:

The Sight words are MEMORY words, which means your child needs to memorize them, NOT stretch (or sound) them out. Many of the sight words do not follow the rules of phonetics, so don’t have your child stretch them out. Kindergarten will only learn the short vowel sounds. They will learn the long vowel sounds in first grade. They just need to memorize each word and it’s spelling. Use the flashcards I gave you last September.

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, one, our, said, book, him, like, way, will, have, look, love, your, that, this, them, then, from, here, they, very, when, were, many, make, just, over, little, there, want, went, what, with

CONFERENCES: Are on Monday, April 15th & Tuesday, April 16th. I look forward to seeing each of you to discuss your wonderful children!!

Junior Achievement:

Volunteer Help: Ms. Amenya (Robyn’s Mom) has stepped up to do JA. Ms. Amenya will begin the Junior Achievement lessons on April 29th and continue on May 1st, 6th, 8th, & the 13th.. There is a total of 5 lessons. Thank you so much, MS. Amenya!

Junior Achievement teaches Kindergarten students about economic choices, knowing the difference between a need and a want, learning about money-earning and saving it, and the importance of giving to a worthy cause.

Scholastic Book Orders:

Remember to invest in your child’s reading by getting their level books. Look for the packs with levels A-D. There is a Bonus this month!  If you order $25.00 worth online, you get a FREE $5.00 book!! Orders are due by April 26th. If you would like to place an order; the easiest way to do so is online. Use code RGVYW. If you would rather fill in your order using the flyer, please send it back to school with your child, and with a check or cash for the total. THANK YOU!!

Kindergarten Mass-May 1st

Parents, Kindergarten will be helping with the May 1st church mass. Many of your children will be saying a reading. If your child is doing a reading, it will be coming home with them this next week, by April 18th. Your child’s reading part will be highlighted in yellow. Will you please help your child so that they are able to read their portion with ease & with expression? Practice each day with him/her. We hope you will be able to attend mass on May 1st to see us!!!

Daily Specialists:




Music/Art/& Phy Ed


9:45 Mass



Computer Lab/Library/Phy Ed

Book Return & Checkout

Share Day



Upcoming Events:

4/15 Conferences 4-8pm REGISTRATION DUE TODAY to be in the drawing for a $500 tuition credit! TADS also due.

4/16 Conferences 4-8pm.

4/17 “Seven Last Words” of Christ (Led by the 7th & 8th graders) @2pm in the church.

4/19 NO SCHOOL-Good Friday. “Seven Last Words” of Christ (Led by the 7th & 8th graders) @12 noon in the church.

4/22 NO SCHOOL-Easter Monday.

4/26 Scholastic Book Orders Due Today by 3:00pm.

4/27 Party with all of us at St. Jerome! This is for adults, age 21 or over. You may purchase tickets in our school office or on our website: Advanced sale tickets are $30.00. At the door tickets will be $40.00. This years’ party is called “Party with a Purpose! Portraits of St. Jerome” Dinner & Silent Auction. Please come join us!! 5:30-9pm

5/1 Kindergarten will be doing the MASS today! Please come join us!!

Annette Ruhnke