Mrs. Mary Beier

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 I'm looking forward to a
great year of learning together!

Welcome to Kindergarten! There is an exciting year ahead, designed to promote and enhance your child’s growth and development.  This very important year promises to be one filled with discovery and joy as your child works and plays in an environment that is warm, safe and challenging.  I am eagerly looking forward to working with you and your child to help them grow in learning. 


Kindergarten Orientation is on Tuesday, September 4, at 10 AM for one parent per child.  Please bring your child’s books and supplies with you.

Wednesday, September 5 – 8:20-11:20 dismissal. Transportation will be in effect.

Thursday and Friday, September 6 and 7, school is in session a full Day.
(8:20 – 2:20)

Your child should come to school in their school uniform Monday, September 10, with their name tags on. The girls will not need their ties and the boys will not need their ties or vest.    If they are taking the bus, please be sure they have their bus number attached to their school bag.

The walker children will be dismissed in the parking lot in between two lanes of parked cars closest to Merrick Road.  Please park your car only on the far right or left side of the parking lot when dropping off or picking up your child.  This is the area that is used to dismiss walkers.  Please notify us with a note if your child is to be dismissed to someone other than the normal pick-up person.

Please remember to bring all forms and supplies to school on these days. Students with bus privileges may take the bus to school and home on half days. If your child will be riding the bus, it's a good idea to start from the first day.

***Please be sure your child uses the bathroom every morning before they leave home.***

*** Please empty your child's DAILY FOLDER EVERYDAY!

Special Schedule: 

  Tuesday- Music and Gym                         
Wednesday- Library 
Thursday- Learning Center  
Friday- No Specials

September's Topics of Study

Ready for School: School Friends
Apples: Plant Growth
School Rules and Responsibility: Personal Safety and Manners 
Staying Healthy at School  
Exploring the Five Senses and related body parts

Reading Readiness - We will be reviewing the recognition of all letters and letter sounds. The children will be strengthening their fine motor skills with cutting practice and writing their names in lower case letters except for the first letter in their first and last name. 

In Math, your child will be learning the relationship between numbers and quantities.  The class will start Chapter 1 the first full week of school.  In this chapter, they will understand how to represent a number of objects by showing, counting and writing numbers 0-5.  Please review My Math Words and My Vocabulary Cards daily.  Home Activity – Use a five frame and counters, such as buttons.  Have your child place counters in the five frame to show the numbers 0 -5.  For 0, have your child place one counter in the five frame, and then remove it.  Together, practice writing the numbers 0 -5 in the proper formation.

In Religion, we will be learning about God’s Love.  The lessons will include, Jesus welcomes us and loves us, The Creation of the World, The Bible as God’s holy book, and we will discuss how prayer is talking with God.  Please practice saying the Hail Mary and Our Father with your child each night.

Back-to-School Books
Teacher Trouble,  Marc Brown
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom,John Archambault
Clifford's: First School Day, Norman Bridwell
Chrysanthemum, Kevin Henkes
Curious George Goes to School, Margret Rey 
David Goes to School, David Shannon
First Day Jitters, Julie Danneberg
Franklin Goes to School, Paulette Bourgeois
Froggy Goes to School, Jonathan London
If Everybody Did, Joann Stover
It's Hard to Share My Teacher, Joan S. Prestine
Leo the Late Bloomer, Robert Kraus 
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse,  Kevin Henkes
Miss Malarkey Doesn't Live in Room 10,Kevin O'Malle
Mistakes that Worked, Charlotte Jones
Morris goes to School Bernard Wiseman
My First Day of School, P.K. Hallinan
My Teacher Sleeps in School, Leatie Weiss
Never Spit on Your Shoes, Denys Cazet
Owen, Kevin Henkes
Recess Queen, Alexis O'Neill
Summer's End (good for 2nd grade), Marybeth Boelts
The Awful Aardvarks Go to School, Reeve Lindbergh
The First Day of School P.K. Hallihan
The Kissing Hand, Audrey Penn
The Teacher from the Black Lagoon, Mike Thaler
The Wheels on the Bus, Raffi
Time for School, Nathan!, Lulu Delacre
We Share Everything, Robert Munsch
Wemberly Worried, Kevin Henkes
What I Did On My Summer Vacation, Marc Teague
Will I Have A Friend? Miriam Cohen