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Welcome to Ms. McGarry Kindergarten page!

Ms. Christina McGarry
Contact: cmcgarry@sacredheartbayside.org
Education: BS Education- St. Joseph’s College
MS School Counseling-Alfred University

This page will provide parents and guardians with upcoming tests, important dates and homework. We will check our emails daily. Please keep in mind however the messages that you send us will not be read until after your child is dismissed. For example, if during the day a change in your schedule happens and someone else will be picking up your child, please do not inform us by email. We probably will not see the email before dismissal, so the best thing to do is call the school.

Kindergarten Week of April 15th

Posted on April 14, 2019

            We have a short week of school. Wednesday is a half day with an 11:30 dismissal. After school is not available. Next week we do not have school. We will resume on April 29th. May 3rd is a half day with an 11:30 dismissal. After school is available. If you have not yet returned your child’s permission slip for the movie theater field trip and the farm trip please do so by Wednesday. Even if your child will not be attending the permission slip still needs to be submitted. Last week Mrs. Stokes came to our class and did a lesson on personal space. She taught them that they have an imaginary bubble around them, and they should not enter someone’s bubble.

            Last week the children took their first spelling test. They did great for the first test! In your child’s folder today you will find the test. Please sign and return it tomorrow. This will be the procedure each week they have a spelling test. 

In reading this week we will continue with our concept on the move. The essential question is “What can help you go from here to there?” The main story this week is When Daddy’s Truck Picks Me Up Jana Novotny Hunter and illustrated by Carol Thompson. The vocabulary words that we will be discussing are journey, transportation, vehicle, wide, fierce. We will listen to an interactive read aloud called The King of the Winds.

On Tuesday the children will have their chapter 7 assessment. The lessons were sent home and we have been reviewing. Please review at home with your child the numbers 11-19.

This week in science we will be talking about Earth Day. We will be discussing ways we can save the Earth. This year Earth Day is April 22nd.

On Monday we will have physical education. On Tuesday we will have music and computer. On Wednesday we will have art and library. Please make sure your child returns their library book. All books need to be returned before vacation.  

Sacred Heart Catholic Academy is always collecting box tops for education. Please remember to cut the box top off items. When you get a bunch please send them into school. It helps our school earn money. Remember you can also earn an incentive. Thank you for your support.

 

I hope you and your family have a blessed and joyous Easter!

 

Monday April 15th

Notebook: Write 3 sentences using short a words and sight words

Example not to be used: I see a cat.

Math: Review worksheet & Test tomorrow

Read for 15 minutes

 

Tuesday April 16th

Phonics: Worksheet

Read for 15 minutes

Kindergarten Newsletter Week of April 8th

Posted on April 7, 2019

Last week, we finished the alphabet. April 17th is a half day with an 11:30 dismissal. After school will not be available.

Now, we will begin to study about short vowels. This week we will be studying about the short a sound. The short a sound is in the words cat, cab, fan, dad and many other words. Children will be able to blend the sounds of short a words to figure out what the words are.

On Fridays going forward, the children will have spelling tests. The words for the test will always be given on Monday. We will practice these words in school during the week. The words on the test this week will consist of 6 short a words and 3 sight words. Two words will be new words and one word will be a word the children have learned already. The two sight word for this week are “said” and “want”. This week’s spelling words are: 1) cat 2) bat 3) van 4) fan 5) sad 6) dad 7) said 8) want. For the test I will say the word, say the word in the sentence and repeat the word again.  

In reading this week our concept is on the move. The essential question is “What can help you go from here to there?” The main story this week is When Daddy’s Truck Picks Me Up Jana Novotny Hunter and illustrated by Carol Thompson. The vocabulary words that we will be discussing are journey, transportation, vehicle, wide, fierce. We will listen to an interactive read aloud called The King of the Winds.

Our math assessment for chapter 7 is scheduled for April 16th. This week we will be finishing the math chapter. We will be learning about the numbers 16, 17, 18 and 19.

Last week in religion we talked about the three days prior to Easter. This week we will be talking about Easter. Easter is when we celebrate Jesus’ new life.

On Monday and Thursday we will have physical education. On Tuesday we will have music and computer. On Wednesday we will have art and library. Please make sure your child returns their library book so they can take out a new book. 

Sacred Heart Catholic Academy is always collecting box tops for education. Please remember to cut the box top off items. When you get a bunch please send them into school. It helps our school earn money. Remember you can also earn an incentive. Thank you for your support.

 

Monday April 8th

Math: Pages 141 & 142

Notebook: Spelling Words 5x

Phonics: Worksheet

 

Tuesday April 9th

Math: Pages 143 & 144

Notebook: Spelling Words 5x

Phonics: Worksheet

 

Wednesday April 10th

Math: Pages 145 & 146

Notebook: Spelling Words 5x

Phonics: Worksheet

 

Thursday April 11th

Math: Pages 147 & 148

Notebook: Sight Words

Phonics/Reading: Story

Kindergarten Week of April 1st

Posted on March 31, 2019

            Before you know it the end of the school year will here. I want to let you know the Kindergarten graduation is scheduled for June 17th. I do not know the time a of yet, but it will be a morning event. This will be the last day for the students. This Friday is a half day with an 11:30 dismissal. After school is available if you need.

This week we finish the alphabet with the letter Z. We will be doing many different activities to recognize the capital and lowercase letter and the sound of the letter Z. Our art project for the letter will be a zebra. For show and tell on Friday, please bring in something that starts with the letter Z. Starting next week we will begin to dive into working on short vowels.

This week in math we will learn about the numbers 15, 16, and 17. We will listen to word problems and solve them. To help us solve the word problems we will draw pictures. Our chapter seven math test is scheduled for April 16th.

In reading this week our concept is animal habitats. The essential question is “Where do animals live?” The main story this week is The Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson illustrated by Jane Chapman. The vocabulary words that we will be discussing are habitat, complain, wild, join, and stubborn. We will listen to an interactive read aloud called Aunt Nancy.

Sight words are words that will help your child read. When they see these words, they will need to recognize them. This week the two sight words are “away” and “help”. On Friday I will assess the children on these two words. Please make sure you are reviewing all the words we have learned daily with your child. 

This week in religion we will be learning about the three days before Easter; Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. During these three days we celebrate how much Jesus loves us. Holy Thursday is when the Last Supper occurred. Good Friday is when Jesus was crucified to the cross. Holy Saturday is the last day of Lent.

On Monday we will have physical education. On Tuesday we will have music and computer. On Wednesday we will have art and library. Please make sure your child returns their library book so they can take out a new book. 

Sacred Heart Catholic Academy is always collecting box tops for education. Please remember to cut the box top off items. When you get a bunch please send them into school. It helps our school earn money. Remember you can also earn an incentive. Thank you for your support.

 

Monday April 1st

Notebook: Letter Z

Math: Pages 135 & 136

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Tuesday April 2nd

Notebook: Letter z

Math: Pages 137 & 138

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Wednesday April 3rd

Notebook: Sight words

Math: Pages 139 & 140
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Thursday April 4th

Phonics: Sight Word Worksheet

Math: Pages 141 & 142
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Show and tell tomorrow

Kindergarten Newsletter Week of March 25th

Posted on March 24, 2019

It was nice seeing all of you on Thursday. We are now coming to the end of the school year. The rest is going to fly by! In your child’s folder today you will find their math assessment. Please sign and return it to school on Tuesday. Scholastic book orders are due Tuesday online using our class code PG3TB. Thursday evening Mrs. Conlan will be having a speaker come to school to talk about social media and the internet.

The letter of the week is Y. We will be doing many different activities to recognize the capital and lowercase letter and the sound of the letter Y. Our art project for the letter will be a yack. For show and tell on Friday, please bring in something that starts with the letter Y.

In reading this week our concept is pet pals. The essential question is “How do you take care of different kinds of pets?” The main story this week is The Birthday Pet by Ellen Javernick illustrated by Kevin O’Malley. The vocabulary words that we will be discussing are responsibility, depend, compared, train, and social. We will listen to an interactive read aloud called The Family Pet.

In math we will begin chapter seven. This chapter we will be focusing on how to count and write the numbers 11 to 19. This week we will focus on the numbers 11-14. We will learn that a two digit number has a ten and some ones. For example, the number 12 has one ten and two ones. Even though we have finished the chapters on addition and subtraction it is always a good idea to continue practicing at home.

This week in science we will be talking about scientists and why they are important. We will also be discussing different tools that scientists use and what their function is to a scientist. Some of the tools we will be discussing are thermometers, measuring cup, eye dropper, ruler, and many more.

Sight words are words that will help your child read. When they see these words, they will need to recognize them. This week the two sight words are “where” and “be”. On Friday I will assess the children on these two words. Please make sure you are reviewing all the words we have learned daily with your child. 

On Monday and Thursday we will have physical education. On Tuesday we will have music and computer. On Wednesday we will have art and library. Please make sure your child returns their library book so they can take out a new book. 

Sacred Heart Catholic Academy is always collecting box tops for education. Please remember to cut the box top off items. When you get a bunch please send them into school. It helps our school earn money. Remember you can also earn an incentive. Thank you for your support.

 

Monday March 25th

Notebook: Letter Y

Math: Pages 127 & 128

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Tuesday March 26th

Notebook: Letter y

Math: Pages 129 & 130

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Wednesday March 27th

Notebook: Sight Words

Math: Pages 131 & 132

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Thursday March 28th

Phonics: Worksheet

Math: Pages 133 & 134

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Show and tell tomorrow

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