Welcome to Kindergarten!
We are looking forward to a wonderful exciting new year! This year we have many new programs, technology. media and the arts program that will enhance your child's ability to grow and develop into a full rounded student. Our reading, phonics and language programs will stimulate all areas of learning.
The math and science programs will be enhanced by daily use of technology by both individual IPad use and with our state of the art Promethium Board.
Our Early Childhood floor is devoted to yourchild's success and development. We have a center based approach to learning and mastery.
Please complete the Summer Reading and Math packages attached for September.
Again, we welcome you to the amazing world of Kindergarten!!!!
Please check out our web-sites listed below:
- www.starfall.com * Scholastic
- www.pbs.com * Kidz
- IXL * How Stuff Works
- BrainPOP jr. * YouTube Phonics
- BrainPOP * YouTube Science
- Sesame Street *YouTube Math
- Cool Math * Khan Academy
- Time for Kids * K5 Reading Comprehension
- National Georgraphic Kids *Education.com
For fun! GoNoodle (Active movement)
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out and email me at email@example.com. In addition, you can contact me using Remid app. Blessings.
May God protect you all,
Mrs. Henderson, Mrs. Fontana, and Mrs. Jessica
Welcome to Ms. Henderson's Kindergarten Classroom!
"We believe that all children are special and are gifts from God."
Kindergarten is a very exciting and important time for children. At this age, it's critical that children's natural love of learning and curiosity about the world needs to be nurtured to set the right foundation for the rest of their formal education. At Visitation Academy, we give chldren the strong foundation they need for future success.
- Before and After Care Available
- Students wear uniforms
- Integrated Technology
- Center-based learning in 5 areas
- Multisensory approach
Welcome from Mrs. Henderson!
I have been a Kindergarten teacher at Visitation Academy for the past 12 years and have a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education K-8 and a minor in Elementary and Reading from the College of New Jersey.
My assistant and I formed an educational program to help students achieve and perform to the best of their abilities.
We have a daily morning routine which includes:
- Word Families
- Sight Words
- Rhyming Words
- Beginning Sounds
- End Sounds
- Time Check
- Counting by 2's, 5's, 10's
- Vowels (Long and Short)
- Addition and Subtraction
We also have Daily Group Learning Centers which allow children to work together.
Students are grouped according to their ability in both math and reading.
Daily Centers include:
- Listening Center
- Language Arts
In our classroom, we also provide a prayer table where prayers are enhanced with instruments, children pray the Rosary, and participate in centering prayers.
We also have monthly classroom prayer services and frequently take trips to the Chapel, Church and Grotto and also learn monthly bible versus.
Monthly Projects/Trips for the Upcoming Year:
September: Trip to Mrs. Keppler's Farm in Paramus.
October: Pumpkin Prayer with Craft
November: Thanksgiving Pilgram Program
December: "Christmas in Many Lands"
Mother Mary Show/Story of Christmas with craft
January-March: Monthly shared book reports according to learned topics:
Units of studies include: Owls, Bats, Native Americans, Penguins, Hibernation, Ecology, Insects, and Senses.
April: Easter/Lent Program
June: Graduation Celebration
Books Used in the Classroom:
- Journeys Reading and Phonics System - HMH
- Progress in Mathematics - Sadlier- Oxford
- Writing Our Catholic Faith - Handwriting - Thomas M. and Jennifer L. Wasylyk
- Time Magazine for Science and Social Studies
- Religion and Activities - We Are Blessed
For further education please visit these websites we use in the classroom:
Kindergarten Math 2020 (pdf)
Kindergarten Summer Reading 2020! (pdf)
KINDERGARTEN CURRICULUM (pdf)