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My name is Miss Miranda Lombardi, and I am thrilled to be joining the Greenwich Catholic School staff this year as your Kindergarten teacher.  I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Sacred Heart University.  I attended Catholic schools from elementary school through high school.  That is where I found my passion for teaching.  I had so many incredible teachers who instilled in me a love of learning, and a love of God, that I have carried with me throughout my life.  I am honored to be able to share this passion with each of you. 

 

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Week of December 10th-14th
 
We had a fun week in Kindergarten!  We filled up our puff ball jar and earned a PJ Day with munchkins and hot cocoa! 
 
 
This week in...
 
...ELA: We worked on the letter "c" and the sound it makes!  We also reviewed our previous letters: k, f, b, m, t, r, p, s, n, j, h, and d.  
            We were introduced to some new sight words: like, now, did, up
(Previous sight words: are, on, if, toand, a, be, an, I, is, me, the, it, you, all, see what, no, not, my, she, he, do, who, for, can, put, in, at, we, was, get, said, but, that, did, went, ran, with, new, our, go, big, am).  
            We were introduced to a new word family: (-ig)!  We also reviewed our previous word families: (-en), (-at), (-ed), (-op), and (-it).  
 
...Writer's Workshop: We have been working on writing true stories.  We talked about choosing really exciting events or ideas that would make our readers want to keep reading!  We have been working on writing on the lines and making spaces in between words.  
 
...Math: We continued our unit on classifying and counting data!  We worked on counting the number of objects in each category, and determining which is greater or less.  We also continued working in our math centers.  
 
...Religion: We have been hard at work practicing for our Nativity play!  We can't wait for you to see the finished product!  We also discussed Advent and how God gave us Jesus.
 
...Science: We continued our discussion of different types of severe weather.  This week we focused on hurricanes! 
 
...Social Studies:  We continued our unit on Holidays/Celebrations.  We are discussing different types of holidays people celebrate.  This week we learned about Las Posadas.  
 
Reminders:
 
December 18th- GCS Christmas Performance @ 6:30 in the Gym (Kindergarten will be the first to perform).  Seating is on a 'first come' basis so get there early to get a good seat :)
 
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
 
:) Miss Lombardi 

Week of December 3rd-7th
 
It was so nice seeing everyone for Angel Day on Friday!  We had a blast showing our angels around the classroom, and doing a fun craft with them!  
 
This week in...
 
...ELA: We worked on the letter "d" and the sound it makes!  We also reviewed our previous letters: k, f, b, m, t, r, p, s, n, j, and h.  
            We were introduced to some new sight words: our, go, big, am
(Previous sight words: are, on, if, toand, a, be, an, I, is, me, the, it, you, all, see what, no, not, my, she, he, do, who, for, can, put, in, at, we, was, get, said, but, that, did, went, ran, with, new).  
            We started our new unit in our Open Court Reading book: Finding Friends!  We read the story Big Al.  We focused on literary strategies, such as making predictions and text-to-self connections.  
 
...Writer's Workshop: We continued working on our writing pieces on topics we know a lot about!  We have been working on writing on the lines and making spaces in between words.  
 
...Math: We began our unit on classifying and counting data!  We talked about different ways things can be sorted (ex. by color, size, and similar characteristics).  We also continued working in our math centers.  
 
...Religion: We have been hard at work practicing for our Nativity play!  Please practice your child's lines with him/her at home! :) We can't wait for you to see the finished product! 
 
...Science: We continued our discussion of different types of severe weather.  This week we focused on floods! 
 
...Social Studies:  We continued our unit on Holidays/Celebrations.  We are discussing different types of holidays people celebrate.  This week we learned about Kwanzaa.  
 
Reminders:
- Monday, December 10th is Picture Retake Day
 
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
 
:) Miss Lombardi 

Week of November 26th-30th
 
This week in...
 
...ELA: We worked on the letter "h" and the sound it makes!  We also reviewed our previous letters: k, f, b, m, t, r, p, s, n, and j.  
            We were introduced to some new sight words: went, ran, with, new
(Previous sight words: are, on, if, toand, a, be, an, I, is, me, the, it, you, all, see what, no, not, my, she, he, do, who, for, can, put, in, at, we, was, get, said, but, that, did).  
            We were introduced to a new word family: (-en)!  We also reviewed our previous word families: (-at), (-ed), (-op), and (-it).  
            We also worked in our Daily 5 literacy centers.
 
...Writer's Workshop: We continued working on our writing pieces on topics we know a lot about!  We discussed what speech bubbles are, and how they can enhance our writing!  We started adding speech bubbles to our stories to show which characters are talking.  
 
...Math: We wrapped up our unit on numbers 1-10. We worked on using reasoning to find solutions.  (For example: If I have 5 goldfish in a bowl and I buy one more, how many do I have now?  Since we know there were 5 to start, we can count on from 5 to find our answer of 6!) We also worked in our math centers.  
 
...Religion: We discussed the greatest gift God has given us: His only Son, Jesus!  We have also been hard at work practicing for our Nativity play!  Please practice your child's lines with him/her at home! :)
 
...Science: We started discussing different types of severe weather.  This week we learned all about blizzards, and what it takes to categorize a snowstorm as a blizzard!
 
...Social Studies:  We continued our unit on Holidays/Celebrations.  We are discussing different types of holidays people celebrate.  This week we learned about Hanukkah.  
 
Reminders:
- Friday, December 7th is Angel Day!  It is also a half day- dismissal will be at 11:45.
- Monday, December 10th is Picture Retake Day
 
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
 
:) Miss Lombardi 

Week 11! (November 12th-16th)
 
 
This week in...
 
...ELA: We worked on the letter "j" and the sound it makes!  We also reviewed our previous letters: k, f, b, m, t, r, p, s, and n.  
            We were introduced to some new sight words: said, but, that, did
(Previous sight words: are, on, if, toand, a, be, an, I, is, me, the, it, you, all, see what, no, not, my, she, he, do, who, for, can, put, in, at, we, was, get).  
            We read the story Bear Shadow from our "Open Court" reading unit.  We discussed what a "fantasy" story is, and talked more about shadows and how they are made.  
            We also worked in our Daily 5 literacy centers.
 
...Writer's Workshop: We continued working on our writing pieces on topics we know a lot about!  We discussed the difference between a letter, word, and sentence.  We are starting to add sentences to the lines of our stories.  
 
...Math: We are continuing to discuss greater than, less than, and equal to.  This week we compared groups to 10!  We also worked in our math centers.  
 
...Religion: We began talking about Mary and how she said yes to God when He asked her to be the mother of Jesus.  We will continue to learn about ways we can say yes to God!
 
...Science: We continued working on our unit about the seasons!  We talked about Winter and Summer (discussing the weather, the clothes we wear, and things we see in those seasons).
 
...Social Studies:  We continued our unit on Holidays/Celebrations.  We have been focusing on Thanksgiving (discussing traditions and food we eat).
 
Reminders:
-Our Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast is next Tuesday, November 20th at 10 am.  We look forward to seeing you all there!  We have a little something special planned for you!
 
-Wednesday, November 21st is a half day.  There will be NO aftercare that day.  
 
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
 
:) Miss Lombardi 

Week 10! (November 5th-9th)
 
 
This week in...
 
...ELA: We worked on the letter "n" and the sound it makes!  We also reviewed our previous letters: k, f, b, m, t, r, p, and s.  
            We were introduced to some new sight words: at, we, was, get
(Previous sight words: are, on, if, toand, a, be, an, I, is, me, the, it, you, all, see what, no, not, my, she, he, do, who, for, can, put, in).  
            We continued working with word families.  We reviewed the (-at), (-ed), and (-op) word families, and started the (-it) word family!
            We also worked in our Daily 5 literacy centers.
 
...Writer's Workshop: We continued working on our writing pieces on topics we know a lot about!  We are continuing to work on adding details to our stories and labels to our pictures.  We talked about adding high frequency words to our stories!  We also talked about Veteran's Day and wrote letters to veterans... see picture above :)
 
...Math: We reviewed writing numbers 6-10 and different ways to make 10!  We worked in our math centers.
 
...Religion: We shared the pictures we took with Flat Francis over the weekend!  Please feel free to send more pictures of the adventures you go on with Flat Francis this weekend!  We also attended Mass with the whole school for Veteran's Day, and discussed our virtue of the month: Stewardship.  We talked about ways we can lend a helping hand, and be good examples of this virtue.  
 
...Science: We continued working on our unit about the seasons!  We are focusing on Fall (discussing the weather, the clothes we wear, and things we see in that season).
 
...Social Studies:  We continued our unit on Holidays.  We are focusing on Thanksgiving (discussing traditions and food we eat).
 
Reminders:
-Parent/Teacher conferences are next week.  I look forward to seeing you all then!  If you have not signed up already, you can follow the sign up link on the site to do so
-Friday, November 16th is a half day
 
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
 
:) Miss Lombardi 
Week 9! (October 29th-November 2nd)
 
We had an exciting Halloween week!  The kids had so much fun attending the party in the gym and parading around the school in their costumes!  Thanks to everyone who came out and celebrated with us!
 
This week in...
 
...ELA: We worked on the letter "s" and the sound it makes!  We also reviewed our previous letters: k, f, b, m, t, r and p.  
            We were introduced to some new sight words: for, can, put, in
(Previous sight words: are, on, if, toand, a, be, an, I, is, me, the, it, you, all, see what, no, not, my, she, he, do, who).  
            We continued working with word families.  We reviewed the (-at) and (-ed) word families, and started the (-op) word family!
            We also worked in our Daily 5 literacy centers.
 
...Writer's Workshop: We continued working on our writing pieces on topics we know a lot about!  We are continuing to work on adding details to our stories and labels to our pictures.  We talked about adding high frequency words to our stories!
 
...Math: We worked on writing numbers 6-10 and talked about different ways to make 10!  We worked in our math centers.
 
...Religion: We discussed the role of the Pope in the Church, and were introduced to "Flat Francis" (I cannot wait to see the pictures you take with him!).  We attended All Saints' Day Mass with the whole school, and presented our poster of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton!
 
...Science: We worked on a "S.O.L.E." project to research the question, "What is a season?"  In groups, the kids looked at books and videos about seasons, and drew pictures/wrote notes about what they found.  Groups will be presenting their findings to the class next week!
 
...Social Studies:  We started our new unit on Holidays.  We discussed what a celebration is, and the different events we celebrate with our family and friends.  We drew pictures with labels of celebrations we enjoy!
 
 
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
 
:) Miss Lombardi 
Week 8! (October 22nd-26th)
 
This week in...
 
...ELA: We worked on the letter "p" and the sound it makes!  We also reviewed our previous letters: k, f, b, m, t and r.  
            We were introduced to some new sight words: she, he, do, who (Previous sight words: are, on, if, toand, a, be, an, I, is, me, the, it, you, all, see what, no, not, my).  
            We continued working with word families.  We reviewed the -at word family, and started the -ed word family!
            We began our new Open Court Reading unit: Shadows!  We discussed what makes a shadow.  
 
...Writer's Workshop: We continued working on our writing pieces on topics we know a lot about!  We are continuing to work on adding details to our stories and labels to our pictures.  We met with our writing partners this week, and discussed how partners can ask questions about our stories to help us add more details (See the picture above of us in action!)  
 
...Math: We continued learning about greater than, less than, and equal to!  We were introduced to the signs we use for comparing numbers (>,<,=).  We worked on these skills in our math centers!
 
...Religion: We reviewed one of our gifts from God: the five senses!  We continued our discussion of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.  We will be presenting our poster about her next Thursday at All Saint's Day Mass!  We also attended Mass as a Kindergarten class on Friday. 
 
...Science: We reviewed the 5 senses, and did a pumpkin investigation to test out our senses!  We used our senses of sight and touch to describe the pumpkin.  We made guesses as to whether or not the pumpkin would sink or float when put in water (Spoiler: the pumpkin floats!).
 
...Social Studies:  We wrapped up our unit on community helpers this week.  We reviewed the different jobs of members of our community, and talked about some of the different community helpers we want to be when we grow up!
 
 
Reminders: 
     Wednesday is Halloween!  Notices were sent home and emailed out about our schedule for the day.  We hope to see you at the parade in the afternoon!
 
     Thursday is All Saint's Day Mass.  Please send your child to school in Full Dress Uniform on this day.  
 
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
 
:) Miss Lombardi 

IXL and RazKids log-in cards/instructions were sent home today.  These are great programs to use to practice math and reading skills at home!
 
Enjoy the rest of your night!
:) Miss Lombardi 

Week 7! (October 15th-19th)
 
This week in...
 
...ELA: We worked on the letter "r" and the sound it makes!  We also reviewed our previous letters: k, f, b, m, and t.  
            We were introduced to some new sight words: what, no, not, my (Previous sight words: are, on, if, toand, a, be, an, I, is, me, the, it, you, all, and see).  
            We started talking about rhyming words, looking at our first word family: -at
 
...Writer's Workshop: We continued working on our writing pieces on topics we know a lot about!  We are continuing to work on adding details to our stories and labels to our pictures.  We discussed the difference between letters and words. 
 
...Math: We started learning about greater than, less than, and equal to!  We are working on comparing numbers from 0-5. 
 
...Religion: We discussed another one of God's precious gifts: animals!  We also began our discussion of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (the patron Saint of Catholic schools)!  Our class will be talking about her at All Saint's Day Mass in a couple of weeks.  
 
...Science: We continued our discussion of the 5 senses, this week focusing on our sense of taste!  We talked about how our 5 senses are a gift from God that allow us to discover the world.  
 
...Social Studies:  We continued our discussion of community helpers, focusing this week on teachers!  We talked about the different roles of teachers and how they make a difference in the community!
 
Also, two of our friends from our Buddy class came in to read us a book!  What a special treat! 
 
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
 
:) Miss Lombardi 
 
 
Week 6! (October 8th-12th)
 
This week in...
 
...ELA: We worked on the letter "t" and the sound it makes!  We also reviewed our previous letters: k, f, b, and m.  We were introduced to some new sight words: it, you, all, and see (Previous sight words: are, on, if, toand, a, be, an, I, is, me, the).  We have continued discussing text directionality, and the jobs of an author and illustrator of a book.  
 
...Writer's Workshop: We continued working on our writing pieces on topics we know a lot about!  We are continuing to work on adding details to our stories and labels to our pictures.  We discussed how we can stretch out words to write them, focusing on each sound we hear and putting that down on paper.  
 
...Math: We reviewed numbers 0-5, and discussed numbers that come before and after certain numbers (Example: 3 is the number just before 4, and 5 is the number just after 4).  We continued working in our math centers.
 
...Religion: We discussed another one of God's precious gifts: water!  We also talked about ways we can put God first in our lives.  We attended the Living Rosary on Friday with the whole school!
 
...Science: We continued our discussion of the 5 senses, this week focusing on our sense of smell!
 
...Social Studies:  We continued our discussion of community helpers!  We talked about construction workers and the ways they help our community!  We even got to take a look inside some different construction trucks!  Mr. Nigey also came in to talk to us about fire safety!
 
We got to meet up with our 4th grade buddies and do a Halloween craft!  The kids had a great time!
 
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
 
:) Miss Lombardi 
Week 5! (October 1st-5th)
 
This week in...
 
...ELA: We worked on the letter "k" and the sound it makes!  We also reviewed our previous letters: f, b, and m.  We were introduced to some new sight words: are, on, if, and to. (Previous Sight Words: and, a, be, an, I, is, me, the).
 
...Writer's Workshop: We continued working on our writing pieces on topics we know a lot about!  We are continuing to work on adding details to our stories and labels to our pictures.  We discussed how we can stretch out words to write them.  
 
...Math: We reviewed numbers 0-5 and discussed different ways to make 5!  We continued working in our math centers.
 
...Religion: We discussed another one of God's precious gifts: land!  We also attended First Friday Mass with the whole school!
 
...Science: We continued our discussion of the 5 senses, this week focusing on our sense of sight!  We went for a nature walk and drew pictures of what we saw!
 
...Social Studies:  We continued our discussion of community helpers!  We talked about police officers and the ways they help our community.  We had a visit from Officer Tom, who taught us all about what he does!  The kids loved hearing from him!
 
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
 
:) Miss Lombardi