Junior Kindergarten

Biography

Mrs. Anita Junior Kindergarten Teacher Salem Lutheran School Mrs. Anita’s classroom is full of fun learning experiences and surprises. There is the hungry worm that eats his way through the alphabet and a rain forest that hangs from the ceiling. Kids never know what might pop up next! Mrs. Anita has been teaching at Salem for 18 years. She has a love for children and feels that teaching is her true calling. She attended Glendale College and the University of California at Los Angeles. She was a Registered Nurse before joining the Salem staff. Mrs. Anita is a Glendale resident and both of her grown children are graduates of the Salem program.

Attachments

JK Curriculum

Upcoming Events

                     April Showers brings May Flowers

We are  very excited about Spring and all that is happening in our “Great” classroom. The students are thriving and blooming. What a great sight to see!

 

During the coming weeks, we will cover many exciting subjects.

During class we will

  • follow directions
  • work and play together
  • read and write our ABC’s
  • count and compute
  • identify community helpers
  • practice good citizenship
  • develop a broader understanding of the world around us
  • inquire and experiment

Please take time to discuss each school day with your child. Ask open-ended questions and offer positive feed back. Review all work brought home and put aside a special place for displaying your child’s work. Your constant interest will play an important part in your child’s learning experience!

MONTH’S AGENDA & DISCOVERY

RELIGION: Jesus Makes a Triumphal Entry

Thematic Unit: Easter/Spring

“He is not here; He is risen.”         Luke 24:6

SOCIAL STUDIES and SCIENCE:

Life Science: Spring

Habitat: Plants and Animals Hibernation

Social Studies:  Mother Earth

OPEN COURT: Chapter 13 The Cook    Chapter 14 The Farm and Cows

Chapter 15 The Lamb and the Chick

 

Please practice reading each evening with your child

Have your child read to you and track each word as they are

reading the book to you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHOLE LANGUAGE:

Letters and Sounds    Sight Words {high frequency words}
Printing, Phonic Sounds,
Mother Goose & Nursery Rhymes

SAXON MATH: Numbers, Basic Math Skills,

Shapes, Sequencing, Patterns

Addition & Subtraction Measurement, Time

CREATIVE ARTS: Use of small & large motor skills with visual

Art Work, Colors, Shapes,

Outside of our classroom,

in our enrichment classes,
we enjoy & learn:

Music, PE, Computer, and Spanish Class

IDEAS for SUCCESS: Arrive on time.

  • Observe dress code.
  • Listen attentively and follow directions.
  • Have fun learning.
  • Monitor weekly letter for Field Trip and other information.

Reminders: Check School’s Web Page

Please Label all jackets, sweaters, clothing [suggest permanent marker] Bring HEALTHY snacks. I am glad to have your child in my class. I hope you will join me in looking forward to a wonderful school year. You will have many opportunities to join us on field trips where you are an integral part of the learning experience. In fact, working together is part of your child’s excitement in learning.May God richly bless you and your family. Please visit often to share in the growth and excitement taking place in your child’s classroom. Visit the school’s Website for additional info & events .

SMILE!

GOD is Bigger than Whatever is Stressing You Out! He will smile and bless You!

Sincerely yours,

Mrs Anita

ps FYI JrK uses the following as a curriculum guide

Open Court Reading

8787 Orion Pl SRA a division of McGraw Hill Columbus OH 43240

Alphabet Activities for Young Children

Roberta S Brown Susan Carey Center for Applied Research in Education Division for Simon & Schuster West Nyack, N Y 10995

Scholastic Weekly Reader

Jefferson City, MO 65102

Handwriting Without Tears

Jan Z Olsen 8001 MacArthur Blvd Cabin John MD 20818

Saxon Pre K Math

Sheridan Austin Saxon Publishers Inc 2450 John Saxon Blvd Norman OK 73071

Science Scott Foresman Pre-K

Pearson Scott Foresman Glenview Ill

Scripture Bites

Karen Fields Coley Fisher The Standard Publishing Co Div of Standex International Corp Cincinnati OH

Foundation of Democracy

Charles N Quigley Center for Civic Education

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