Welcome to Mrs. Deriu's
Kindergarten class

We are moving right a long and well in to February and are getting ready to celebrate 100 days of school - yikes!!

In religion we continue to talk about all that God provided for us.  In our daily conversations we always talk about what would Jesus do in certain situations and how we can be more like him to make the world a better place.  Catholic School week has come and gone and we had so much fun with all the activities that went on, including meeting Bishop Barres.  We are now preparing for the Lenten season with Ashe Wednesday right around the corner.

We continue practicing writing our first and last names making sure the letters touch the lines they are suppose to.  We also are remembering that our names start with a capital letter and the rest of the letters are lower case.  

We are well in to our literacy series and are starting to blend the sounds of the letters they know to form some words.  We are also remembering that the sound can be in the middle or ending of a word and not always at the beginning.  So far the letter sounds we have been working with are C, D, G, L, S, O, A,  I, T and F.  Although the vowel letters make two sounds we are only focusing on the short sound, the long sound is introduced to them but not focused on until 1st grade.    

In math we are reviewing numbers 1 through 10.  While we are working our way up to 20+.   We finished up on our geometry unit learning the terms two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes and have started the next unit on measurement working on longer versus shorter or same size.

We are moving along with our sight words - I, am, can, like, see, no, the, and, we, to, at, go, in, on, a, my, me, will, be, was, are, for, our, if, he, she.  We continue to work on different activities through out the week that helps them to retain and recognize the words in print.

In science we will be starting a winter unit.  We continue to focus on what animals do in the winter and talk about hibernating, migrating and adapting. We will be starting to talk about penguins. 

In social studies we will be taking about George Washington, Abraham Lincoln as well as different U.S. symbols.  Since February is Black history month will listen to stories about Rosa Park, Ruby Bridges and Harriet Tubman. 

Please remember to check the class page weekly to see what other fun and exciting things our going on in Kindergarten!

If at any time you have questions or concerns, you may email me at and I will get back to you as soon as possible.  

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