Ruhnke Review 4/29/19

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We Are Learning About:

Reading: Our next adventure in “The SuperKids Club” is with the letters “Kk”, “Qq” & “Jj”.

Math: We will continue Topic 16: Graphing. Please help your child with these vocabulary terms-as many, more, fewer, less, more likely, less likely. This topic we will learn about collecting data, real graphs, picture graphs, bar graphs, and they will learn to make a graph. When we are done with Topic 16, then we will begin Topic 15: Calendar: Months & 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 learn about Miracles of Jesus.

Humanities: This week we will learn about Amenhotep IV and Monotheism.

Science: We will learn about Plants.

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

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, four, about, could, would, their, which, where, some

ABC Countdown to Summer!!

Can you believe this school year is almost over? Time sure does fly by… In your child’s white folder, a packet called, “ABC Countdown to Summer” came home with your child yesterday. Beginning Tuesday, April 30th, the countdown will start! Each day will have a different activity, or something for your child to bring to school (only if you have it. Please do NOT go out and buy anything, unless you want to). This is a fun way to end the school year!

April Reading Log is Due May 1st!!

The May Reading Log went home about a week and a half ago.

Junior Achievement:

Volunteer Help: Mrs. Amenya (Robyn’s Mom) has stepped up to do JA. Mrs. Amenya will begin the Junior Achievement lessons in May and will continue for a total of 5 lessons. Thank you so much, Mrs. 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.

Kindergarten Mass-May 1st

Parents, Kindergarten will be helping with the May 1st church mass. Some of your children will be saying a reading. If your child is doing a reading, I talked to you about it at conferences. Your child’s reading part is highlighted in yellow. Please help your child so that they are able to read their portion with ease & with expression. They do not need to memorize it. The readings will be on the ambo/lectionary when it comes time for them to read their part. Please practice each day with him/her. We hope you will be able to attend mass on May 1st at 9:45am.

Field Trip on Monday, May 13th to Como Zoo!!

K-2 grades will be going to Como Zoo on Monday, May 13th. Please have your child bring a disposable, bag lunch or you may order a bag lunch for your child through the school lunch program-a lunch slip will come home next week. Please fill it in letting us know if your child will be bringing a disposable, bag lunch from home, or if they will need a bag lunch from school. Also, if you would like to chaperone, you are welcome to come with! Just let me know by sending me an email or a note. We will leave at 10:15am and return to school around 2:30. Students are to wear their gym uniform and appropriate outer gear for the weather.

Monday, May 20th-NO SCHOOL (just the current Kindergarten students).

There will be no school on May 20th for your current kindergarten student because I will be hosting Kindergarten Round-Up for next year’s kindergarten students. Thank you!

Grandparent, Parent, Special Friend Day is May 15th!!

Grandparent/Parent/Special Friend Day will be help on Wednesday, May 15th. It will begin with mass in the church at 9:45am. From there, everyone will go to the school and head into the classrooms where there will be donuts and visitors may watch what is happening in the classroom! Then we will go into the gym for the Spring Music Concert. Each grade level will perform a song for you! Please come join us to see our school in action!! Also, the Book Fair will be going on from 9:15-1:00, so stop in the Library to check out some great books for purchase.

Daily Specialists:




Music/Art/& Phy Ed


9:45 Mass



Computer Lab/Library/Phy Ed

Book Return & Checkout

Share Day



Upcoming Events:

4/27 I hope to see all of you, parents, tomorrow evening/Saturday to 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!! 5:30-10pm

4/30 ABC Countdown begins!!

5/1 Kindergarten will be doing the MASS today! Please come join us at 9:45am. April Reading Log is due today.

5/2 School Advisory Meeting @7pm.

5/3 Wear your St. Jerome Spirit wear! May Crowning in the church at 3pm.

5/6-10 Teacher Appreciation Week.

5/6 NWEA Testing-Please make sure your child eats a good breakfast and is well rested!!

5/7 NWEA Testing-Please make sure your child eats breakfast and has a good night’s sleep!!

5/9 Last day to check out books from the school library.

5/12 Mother’s Day! Have a wonderful day, Moms!!

5/13 Field Trip to Como Zoo.

5/15 Grandparent/Parent/Special Friend Day. Mass at 9:45 then go to your child’s classroom. From there go to the gym to enjoy our Spring Concert! The BOOK FAIR is also happening from 9:15-1:00 in the Library.

5/20 Kindergarten Round-Up. NO SCHOOL (just for the current Kindergarten students).

5/27 Memorial Day-NO SCHOOL.

5/31 8th Grade Graduation at 7pm.

6/5 Last Day of School. Dismissal at 11:30am. Report Cards go home.

6/10-14 Garage Sale in the gym.

6/16 Father’s Day!

Annette Ruhnke