Hello and welcome to Kindergarten. I have over ten years of experience teaching Kindergarten, but each day is a new adventure. I started my education at the University of Scranton where I earned my Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Development. A few years later I graduated from George Mason University with my Masters Degree in Education (IET Program of Study). I enjoyed teaching kindergarten for eight years in MPCS. In 2008, I had my first daughter, than in 2009 my second daughter arrived. I stayed home with my daughters for six years before returning to teaching Kindergarten. I joined the Antietam family in 2014 and love being part of it.
The Week of October 17th in Mrs. Bartoli's Kindergarten Class
This Week in Language Arts:
Each week we will have a different letter be the theme of the week. This week is the letter Pp. We will be doing several activities this week to go along with our theme. Please remember Friday's Show and Tell should start with the letter Pp. We ask that parents help your child to practice three clues about their Show and Tell to share with our class. We will also send home a form to fill out on Thursday night.
We are concentrating on writing our names starting with a capital letter with the rest of the letters lowercase. Please practice this at home. A fun way to practice would be to use shaving cream.
In Math this week:
We are continuing to learn about counting and writing numerals. We are all working hard at learning AB and ABC patterns.
This Week in Science:
We are continuing to learn about our farm animals; needs of animals, animal life cycle, and how offspring are similar to parents. The class is getting excited for our upcoming field trip to Cows-N-Corn on October 25th.
October 21st- Show and Tell letter Pp
This Week's Specials
October 25th- Field Trip to Cows-N-Corn Please turn in permission slips and money by next week.
Make sure your student is wearing the correct color on the kindergarten color days!
Tuesday, Oct. 4 - Red
Tuesday, Oct. 11 - Orange
Tuesday, Oct. 18 - Yellow
Tuesday, Oct. 25 - Blue
Tuesday, Nov. 1 - Green
Tuesday, Nov. 15 - Purple
Tuesday, Nov. 22 - Pink
Tuesday, Nov. 29 - Brown
Tuesday, Dec. 6 -Black
Tuesday, Dec. 13 - White
Please contact me through the daily folder, the school office phone (703-497-7619) or my email (firstname.lastname@example.org). If there is a change in your student's dismissal procedure please call the office or send a note in the daily folder. I do not check my email during the school day.
Tuesday, Oct. 18 – PE
Wednesday, Oct. 19 – Art
Thursday, Oct. 20 – Music
Friday, Oct. 21- Library
How can you help your child at home?
- Allow your child to count to 25 throughout the day. You want him/her to be able to do this independently. Remember when you have to fill in numbers for your child, that indicates he/she is not yet counting independently.
- Have your child practice writing numbers 0-10. Do this often.
- Read with your child every night. By doing so, you are…helping your child’s brain to make connections, exposing your child to new vocabulary, familiarizing your child with sentence structure, inspiring a desire to learn & helping your child to realize that reading will play a significant role throughout life.
- Encourage your child to use complete sentences when speaking. Expect him/her to communicate clearly!
- Students will receive sight words. Go over sight words daily. The sight words we have learned are: I, a, can, red
- Ask your child about our classroom rules, the rules were student created. They are working to learn them and they practice them daily.
- Routines are important for your child. We have routines in our classroom. Encourage your child to share with you some of the routines.