Weekly Update 10/20

Dear KA Families,

I hope you all had a great weekend!  The students are doing great with a more independent morning routine.  It is an important social/emotional learning step for students to come into the classroom and unpack their own things, etc.  (If you have any papers for the teacher or the office, just put them in your child’s folder and we will get them daily!)  Thank you for supporting your child’s independent learning in this area!

Next week in KA, we will be focusing on the letter Tt and the new sight word “see.”  In math, we will be working on number sense activities, and practicing the letters 1-5.   In writing, we are working on using the sight words we know to begin sentences (I, we, am, can, the, like, a, see.)  In social studies/religion, we will have our fall lesson for “talk about touching” (see email from last week).  In religion, we will also begin learning about some of the different Catholic saints.

Keep up the good work with October homework!  Mrs. White and Mrs. Geppert check homework each Friday.  It will be collected on the last Friday of the month.

Coming Up:

  • Friday Oct. 25th: Noon 12:00 dismissal (no lunch period)
  • Friday Oct. 25th: SMM Halloween Carnival 6-9 pm.  Hope to see you there!
  • Thursday Oct. 31st: Halloween, students may dress up in school-appropriate costume (optional).  Please note that they may not have masks or face coverings, no weapons, and students must be able to “do school” independently in their costume.  We will have a small Halloween celebration. Stay tuned for more details soon.
  • Friday Nov. 1st: All Saints Day, students may dress up as their favorite saint (optional) Please note that they may not have masks or face coverings, no weapons, and students must be able to “do school” independently in their costume. Need ideas?  Check out these ideas.

Classroom reminders: Please make sure your child has a weather-appropriate coat or jacket every day, and a refillable water bottle every day!  Thank you.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please let me know!

Mrs. Katie White

Kindergarten Teacher

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White, Katie

Mrs. White is so excited for another great year in KA! She has been at SMM since 2014, and has been teaching in Catholic schools since 2002. Over the years, Mrs. White has taught many grade levels and subjects, but kindergarten is her absolute favorite! She loves being part of the early learning process and seeing the amazing connections that kindergarteners make every day. Mrs. White graduated with a BA in education and history from CWU (go Wildcats!) and earned a M.Ed. from Seattle U (go Redhawks!) She lives in Everett with her husband and two sons. Some of Mrs. White's favorites, in no particular order: Dogs, Chocolate, Hiking, Books, and Snow!