Mrs. Weatherbie is enjoying her sixth year teaching Kindergarten. It is her second year at St. Pius X and she loves it so much already! Her first four years teaching Kindergarten were at Assumption Catholic School in Bellingham and she is ecstatic to be here at St. Pius X! Mrs. Weatherbie love teaching Kindergarten and she says, “I LOVE teaching in a Catholic school. It is the best job in the world.”She got married in June 2014 so she and her husband still consider themselves 'newlyweds.' She grew up an Air Force "brat" and has lived all over the U.S. and even in Germany & England; however, she considers Colorado her home. She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 2011 with a degree in elementary education. After graduation Mrs. Weatherbie chose to move to Washington for student teaching, she fell in love with this state in high school and the rest is history! She enjoys baking, cooking, traveling, living her Faith, crafting, reading, bubblegum ice cream, singing, rainbow sprinkles, football (GO SEAHAWKS), and anything Disney.
Week of: October 1st-5th
*Upcoming literacy concepts: sight words; reading comprehension; writing.
*Upcoming Math concepts: continuing 2D (flat) and 3D (solid figure) shapes.
Friday, October 12th:No School – Professional Development Day
Wednesday, October 17th-Friday, October 19th:Parent Teacher Conferences
Here are some of the things we worked on the past week in Kindergarten:
The school-wide learning expectation (SLE) that we focused on was: 1A – Being faithful Roman Catholics who know traditional Catholic teachings and practices.
Literacy:listening to/interacting with various read-alouds; identifying and writing the beginning sounds of words; figuring out how many syllables were in given Fall words; completing a reading comprehension sheet; writing in small groups; sounding out and writing CVC words; reading through the Scholastic Let’s Find Outmagazines about pumpkins; brainstorming words that start with the letter Aa & practicing writing that letter properly; checking out books in our school library.
Math:identifying the solid figures: cone, cube, cylinder, & sphere; identifying the flat surface on solid figures; reviewing shapes and their characteristics.
Religion:participating in the all-school Mass and Benediction; discussing St. Therese, Guardian Angels, and St. Francis; drawing ourselves in a picture celebrating becing Catholic; praying the Sign of the Cross, Grace Before Meals, and Guardian Angel prayer; singing songs about Jesus!
Social Studies:discussing fire and earthquake safety.
Science:we did not cover a science concept this week.
Spanish (with Mrs. Keenan): reviewing numbers in Spanish.
P.E. (with Mr. Feeney): playing various games to practice team work and physical fitness.
Music (with Mrs. Dwyer):learning Mass parts; practicing songs for the Mass at which we will be singing on 10/17.
Computer (with Mrs. Fox):practicing logging in to the computer; playing learning games to strengthen our computer skills.
Kindergarteners will have weekly homework packets that will go home on Mondays and are due on Fridays. They are also encouraged to read with their families as much as possible! :)