Last modified Apr 13

Homeroom

  • Kindergarten
Welcome! After graduating from St. Norbert College in 2016, I eagerly joined the Notre Dame family as the First Grade Aide. I am very excited to continue at ND in my first year as a classroom teacher! I enjoy watching children grow, succeed, and have fun in their learning. Let's all S.M.I.L.E (See Miracles in Life Everyday) and make it a great year!
Hannah Gore

Welcome to Kindergarten!

Hope you are ready to explore and S.M.I.L.E with Ms. Gore!

This year’s theme is S.M.I.L.E- “See Miracles in Life Everyday”

 

Kindergarten is such an important time in a child’s life. Not only are they growing physically, but they are growing academically, spiritually, socially, and emotionally. As your child’s teacher, I see it as my job to foster their growth in each of these ways.

Classroom News

Welcome to Kindergarten! I am thrilled to be working with you and your family this school year to love, live, and learn through Christ.  If you ever have any questions, don’t hesitate to send me an email at hgore@gracesystem.org🙂

Here are some important documents that you might want to refer back to!

Weekly Newsletter: 4-13-18

Volunteer Schedule

StudentofWeekSchedule-2017-2018

 

How Cool!

Take a look at some of the cool projects that we’re doing in Kindergarten!

Fire Station Field Trip

Christopher Columbus Boat Float Experiment

Pumpkin Globe Project

Class Parties

We love to celebrate in kindergarten! We will be having classroom celebrations for All Saint’s Day, Jesus’ Birthday, Valentine’s Day, and the 100th Day of School.

Please visit this Sign-Up Genius link to sign up to bring one item to a party (a healthy treat, sweet treat, drink, and non-food treat).

Homeroom Mom’s Letter

Sign-Up Genius

Homework

Please review concepts learned in class with your child every night. Remember- learning and teaching are a team effort!

 

Learning Links

http://www.abcya.com/kindergarten_computers.htm

http://www.seussville.com/#/home

http://www.starfall.com/

Education.com

 

Important Dates

Wed, April 18th: Muffins for Moms 7-8am in elementary gym

Tuesday, May 1st: Teacher Input forms due (can be found online)

Friday, May 4th: Early Release- staff in-service

May 4-11: Spring Book Fair- available in elementary gym after school

Friday, May 18th: Zoo Field Trip

Monday, May 28th: No School- Memorial Day

Thursday, May 31st: Kindergarten Graduation @ 2pm in elementary gym

Wednesday, June 6th: LAST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN! 11:30 release

 

    

       

     

         

Another amazing field trip to NWTC is in the books! Kids were able to check out the diesel engines, underbelly of a car, water jet, metallurgy, and participated in hands-on STEM activities with the Early Childhood NWTC students (like an egg drop in the stairwell!)

 

   

    

      

    

   

Our Happy Joe’s field trip was lots of fun! We were able to make our own pizzas, see behind the scenes of the kitchen, and enjoy our yummy creations.

 

      

       

Would you believe that a leprechaun visited our classroom?! Instead of playing tricks on us, he left our class a tricky challenge. Students had 8 tasks to complete ranging from math to phonics in order to receive their prize! The prize was Lucky Charms cereal- which we of course had to graph before we could eat! Students loved working together to beat each challenge.

 

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Some of our celebrations this week included Mystery Readers, themed treats, and measuring our feet (from the Fox in Socks book) with fun items like pennies, paper clips, and crayons.

 

        

       

          

The 100th day of Kindergarten was a very big deal, so we celebrated in many ways! Students were able to pop 100 balloons, create awesome hats, find 100 hershey kisses, and show off their 100 day projects! We practiced counting to 100 in several different ways. Crazy to think that we’re 100 days smarter!

 

     

To kick off Catholic Schools Week we made our own ice cream! Each of us had the chance to mix all the ingredients by shaking a plastic bag. Of course, we had to taste test our work!

 

               

Is winter almost over? Not in room 115! During our ‘snow and snowmen’ week, we got to have some fun painting our own unique snowmen!

Happy 2018! What better way to celebrate the New Year than by talking about personal academic goals and resolutions! We were happy to write while wearing some cool ‘2018 glasses’.

          

We got a chance to celebrate Christmas and Christ in our birthday celebration for Jesus! Students and parents worked to complete a cross ornament, play pin the nose on Rudolph, make a cotton ball Santa, and eat some yummy snacks.

 

     

 

Kindergarteners held their very own Christmas Concert! We practiced lyrics and dance moves so they could show off all their hard work to families and friends. Although it was a celebration, we still remembered the real reason for the season- Jesus! Happy birthday, Jesus!

     

Kindergarten-5th grade students put on their annual Christmas program. Each class got a chance to sing a song on the stage! We have been singing these songs around the classroom since then.

      

After writing persuasive letters to Santa, we were greeted by our own classroom Elf on the Shelf. He must have come straight from the North Pole because our book was very cold! We look forward to seeing what silly things our elf does during the holiday season!

                        

Our Kindergarten Family Reading Pajama Party was a big success! We enjoyed spending time with our families, and helping the community by collecting 50 pairs of pajamas! Way to go, Kinder Families!

     

   

     

     

   

             

     

Continuing with out pumpkin week.. we took turns scooping out the pulp/guts and seeds from our pumpkin, then sorted and counted seeds into groups of 10- ended up with 316 seeds total! Then we voted on what face to carve onto the pumpkin. What a fun week!

          

          

          

               

We packed a lot of pumpkin learning into one week! All of our math was done with pumpkins (height, circumference, etc.). We learned about the life cycle of a pumpkin, and got to do a seed taste test. We even did a STEAM project with the story ‘5 Little Pumpkins’ where kids had to make a fence for their 5 pumpkins to sit on.

     

 

          

          

          

          

          

After what seemed like forever, we were finally able to READ with our third grade reading buddies! Boy, did we love it! Thanks, third grade. 🙂

     

     

     

Grandparents Day was a big success! Everyone LOVED the wonderful Mass and being able to spend some special time at school with their loved ones.

     

Both Kindergarten classes got together to learn about praying The Rosary in preparation for The Living Rosary. We made mini  rosaries and practiced The Hail Mary.

     

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Wow wow wow! Our Apple Week was full of fun! We created apples, learned about Johnny Appleseed, painted with apples, taste tested apples, and even made our own applesauce! Definitely a week to remember!

     

     

We’ve been  hard at work learning about fall. Today we took a little break to go on a nature walk and enjoy the beautiful nature creations that God made for us. We used our 5 senses to discuss things we experienced on the walk.

               

On the 10th day of school we learned about the 10 Commandments! Check out the tablets we made- just like the ones the 10 Commandments were written on!

          

Zero the Hero came to visit our classroom today! He taught us about how important the number 0 is so that we can make groups of 10. We practiced counting by 10’s all the way to 100!

Students put on their ‘teacher hats’ to come up with a set of rules that will help to make our classroom safe, fun, and successful. This is what they came up with! They can high-five their hands when they make a good choice in the classroom.

          

We’ve been practicing using our Morning Work tubs! Puzzles and building help with fine motor skills. We’re working on learning classmates’ names too!

Kindergarteners got to meet Principal Balza on the 1st day of school! They learned all out our year’s theme- SMILE! – while having some fun.

 

Wish List

School House gift cards

Barnes and Noble gift cards

Construction Paper / Colored Cardstock

Stickers- seasonal, scented, fun. etc.

Playdough (for letter formation)

Wikki Sticks (for letter formation)

White Rice (sensory table)

Extra Healthy Snacks