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Teacher’s Contact Information:
You may reach Ms. Delaney by:
(1) Sending a note in your child’s folder
(2) Calling the main office: (718) 426-4963
(3) Emailing her at cdelaney@racatholicacademy.org (checked at the beginning and the end of the school day).

(4) Messaging her through your ClassDojo account

Please check your parent and student accounts regularly, as ClassDojo will be the main means of communication between school and home.

 

2020 – 2021 CALENDAR REMINDERS:

Note: The menu for week is posted on Class Dojo.

  • Wed., Nov. 11th – Veteran’s Day – School Closed – God Bless all of our Veterans and their Families!
  • Nov. 25th – 26th – Thanksgiving Recess – School Closed
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  • Tues., Dec. 22nd – Christmas Recess begins at Dismissal
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  • Mon., Jan. 4th – Classes Resume
  • Mon., Jan. 18th – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – School Closed
  • Sun., Jan. 24th – Catholic Schools Week begins
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  • Feb. 15th – 19th – Mid-Winter Recess – School Closed
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  • Wed., March 31st – Easter Recess begins at Dismissal
  • Mon., April 12th – Classes Resume
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  • Mon., May 31st – Memorial Day – Schools Closed
  • June TBD – Step-Up Ceremony      

 

Unit 3: All About Us (November)
Essential Question: Who am I and who are the people in my life?
Focus Questions:
 What makes me important and unique?
 What feelings do I have and why?
 What makes my class important and unique?
 What makes my family important and unique?
Student Outcomes
Enduring understandings that the student should
have by the end of the unit:
 I am unique; there is no one who looks, feels,
thinks and acts exactly like I do.
 I feel different ways at different times for
different reasons.
 I am part of a family and a classroom
community.
 My family is important and unique.
 My classroom is a community. All of the people
in my class are important and unique.
 I can help make my classroom a fun, safe and
exciting place.

 

Unit 2: My Five Senses (October)
Essential Question: How do we use our senses to explore, investigate
and understand the world around us?
Focus Questions:
 How do we use our sense of sight?
 How do we use our sense of hearing?
 How do we use our sense of taste?
 How do we use our sense of smell?
 How do we use our sense of touch?

Student Outcomes
Enduring understandings that the student should
have by the end of the unit:
 There are five senses. They are smell, taste,
touch, sight and hearing.
 We use our senses to understand our bodies,
learn what they need, and keep us safe.
 We use our senses to learn about the people,
places, objects, and environment around us.
 We experience and interact with the world
differently when our senses, such as vision or
hearing, are impaired.

 

 

Our 2020-21 Weekly Schedule: 
– Monday –  BOOK DAY

The school librarian will visit our class.

The children may bring in a book from home to “share” with the class – they will take turns showing the book and telling us about their favorite parts.  Due to current circumstances, we will not be physically sharing the books with each other.  

 

– Tuesday – ARTISTIC DAY – The children will engage in various experiences of “The Arts”, such as a special art project, being introduced to a new poem, etc. 

 

– Wednesday – DANCE DAY   – Special Dance Class with Miss Annemarie

– Thursday – SCIENTIST DAY   – All children may bring in a Science object for Show & Tell.  

– Friday – MUSIC DAY   – Special Music Class with Ms.Heal

*This is also the day that the week’s Class Helper may bring in a special Show & Tell item.

 

Scholastic Book Clubs:

To order, you may:

(1) Return the flyer’s order form to your teacher by the due date -OR-

(2) Go online to https://clubs.scholastic.com/  Our class code is GWPND.  The online orders are processed at the same time as the “paper” orders.

*Note: Due to Covid-19, Scholastic will ship directly to your home if you wish, or you may opt for the usual delivery method – the order is shipped to school and sent home in their backpacks.

Thank you for ordering books and supporting our classroom library.

 

Helpful Hints:

  • Please label everything that your child brings to school.
  • Please send any items that are not “paperwork” in a clear ziploc-style baggie, clearly labeled with your child’s name.
  • We strongly suggest your child wear sneakers daily as we will be having active play every day.

 

Interesting Links:

PBSKids for Parents has age-by-age tips and activities that you can do at home to help your child grow, as well as information about developmental milestones:  https://www.pbs.org/parents/

Additional helpful websites for parents are:https://www.vroom.org/   and   https://brightbytext.org/

When used sparingly, I recommend your child interacting with https://pbskids.org/ as well as the apps from PBSKids and Khan Academy for Kids.

*As always, please keep in mind screen time should be limited. At this age, hands-on activities are the best way to learn.

 

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