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Welcome to Kindergarten!

Welcome to Kindergarten! 
It will be a wonderful year ahead!
 
Hi!  My name is Siri Eck, and I have been teaching here at Saint Joseph Catholic School since 1994.  My first  assignment was as a Preschool teacher, and then in 2002, I moved to teaching Kindergarten.  All children delight me!  
 
I grew up the third of six children, so being surrounded by children is natural to me.  I went to the University of Wisconsin for my BS degree, Major - Elementary Education with an emphasis on Early Childhood, Minor - Music with an emphasis on violin/piano.  My first teaching job after graduation was second grade in Wisconsin, but even before that I had taught swimming lessons and music lessons since high school!  I worked on my Masters Degree in Education with classes at National-Louis University, Evanston, IL.  
 
I work hard, love kids, and am busy.  I look forward to sharing this special Kindergarten year with you!!
 

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Remote Learning: Monday, June 1, 2020

Remote Learning: Monday, June 1, 2020



Morning Announcements: HERE



Zoom meeting with your teachers today.  

Mrs. Eck’s class is at 12:30PM

Ms. Hach’s class is at 1:00PM


Last day Celebration!

Wear your favorite outfit and bring your favorite Show and Tell item to share with the class.



Have a wonderful Summer! 

Updated post with corrected Religion for Friday 5/29/2020:

Religion WB Session 24:God calls us to Help pages 1145-146.   Point under each word as you read and highlight your sight words.  Finish coloring the pictures and trace the vocabulary words.  Discuss the story with your family and answer the question together.


Read, highlight your sight words, and color the little Religion booklet: “Ten Lepers”

Remote Learning: Friday, May 29, 2020

Kindergarten


Math: GO Math Lesson 12.5 Problem Solving: Read a Graph pgs. 711-716.  Watch video here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Pg6T0fqFJyLfQpqchBpLGnpeifhoIK0c/view

Teaaching Video on Seesaw

Reading: Reading Workbook pages 459-460    Teaching Video on Seesaw

Please take a picture of your Reading WB pages and post them to Seesaw

Read in your Raz Kids account for 20 minutes

Complete all the pages in your little stapled Sight Word booklet: come

Complete the little booklet titled: “My Book of Fruit and Vegetable Words”

Ms. Hach’s read aloud of “Ants and their Nests” here: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WDd_REzmZlo4RAzrpxsY6XZc-Cy_9SQl/view


Writing: Write sentences describing your favorite things to do with your family.  Check for capital letters to start sentences, lowercase letters for the rest, finger spaces between words, and punctuation at the end of sentences.



Religion: Religion WB Session 23:God calls us to Forgive pages 139-140   Point under each word as you read and highlight your sight words.  Finish coloring the pictures and trace the vocabulary words.  Discuss the story with your family and answer the question together.


Read, highlight your sight words, and color the little Religion booklet: “Ten Lepers”


Science: Scholastic Let’s Find Out magazine “High Five for Summer Safety” Watch the video, listen to the magazine, read the magazine online, and play a game by going to https://letsfindout.scholastic.com/  Log in as a student and enter our class password: wolf4


Music: Here we are, the last week of school! 

Normally we would be singing the song “Go Make a Difference”. Please follow along with the video, and show your support for our school. We will be using this song in the future for end of year activities. 

During the summer we will be celebrating many patriotic holidays please follow this playlist and show your support by singing along with them. 

Finally, don’t forget to enjoy your summer! It is easy to get down and out but learn to find the beauty in the little things. The flowers are blooming, the trees are turning back to green and leafy. God is giving us these things to show his love for us, to show your love back, take some time and appreciate them.


Have a great weekend! 

Remote Learning: Thursday, May 28, 2020

Kindergarten



Zoom meeting with your teachers today.  

Mrs. Eck’s class is at 12:30PM

Ms. Hach’s class is at 1:00PM



Math: Log in to your iReady account and work on your Math activities for 20 minutes 



Reading: Log in to your iReady account and work on your Reading activities for 20 minutes.  

Reading workbook pages: 457-458

On page 458-Write a sentence or two describing your house.  Make sure to start your sentences with a capital letter and end with punctuation.  Draw a picture of your house.      

Please take a picture of your Reading WB pages and post them to Seesaw

Mrs. Metzger’s read aloud here: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aNjRyLFdjwiSfgfqja759teSUgRKnNGx/view



Writing: Write a few sentences describing what you like to do with your Dad.  Use your pictures from Monday to help write your sentences.  Check for capital letters to start sentences, lowercase letters for the rest, finger spaces between words, and punctuation at the end of sentences.




Religion: Religion WB Session 24: God calls us to Help pages 143-144 Point under each word as you read, highlight your sight words, and color the frame.  Pray the prayer service on page 144 with a family member.



Social Studies: Finish Social Studies WB Chapter 5: Lesson 10: How has technology changed? pages 127-130.  Read and highlight your sight words.  Draw lines from things used in the past to things we use today.  Draw one way people traveled long ago.  Then draw one way we travel today.


PE: Go outside and enjoy this beautiful weather. Let your skin absorb some sunlight and try to go for a walk. As you are outside find 3 things that look different then when it is winter time. Share these with your family. If you didn’t get to yesterday, complete an activity from the wellness wednesday chart.

Remote Learning: Monday, May 25, 2020

Kindergarten



NO SCHOOL- MEMORIAL DAY




Remote Learning: Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Kindergarten


Morning Announcements here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FV8kl5aOT8&feature=youtu.be


Zoom meeting with your teachers today.  

Mrs. Eck’s class is at 12:30PM

Ms. Hach’s class is at 1:00PM


Math: Log on to your Math IXL account and work on skills you haven’t done before for 30 minutes.



Reading: Listen to the story of the week “The House that Tony Lives in” here: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wEpHSQ82lkg_6NZEaXI3DgBBs9BPtqEv/view


Read your little weekly book “What Pets Do”.  Make sure to point under the words as you read and highlight your sight words.  Practice reading the book several times with someone at home.

Reading Workbook pages 449-450; 453-454; 455-456    Teaching Videos on Seesaw

Please take a picture of your Reading WB pages and post them to Seesaw



Writing: Draw a picture of activities you like to do with your Dad.


Religion: Religion WB Session 24: God calls us to Help pages 141-142  Point under each word as you read, highlight your sight words and spend some quiet time with Jesus in prayer thanking him for teaching you to help others.  Circle the needs. 



Social Studies: Complete Social Studies workbook Chapter 5: Lesson 9: How have communities changed? pages 125-126.  Read and highlight your sight words.  Circle what is different in the picture that shows communities now.



PE: Do your warm ups as normal. Focus on your breathing as you do your stretches. Go outside and take in some vitamin D from our friend, the sun. Don’t forget to drink lots of water when outside and go for a walk or jog. Have fun in the sun!

Remote Learning: Friday, May 22, 2020

Kindergarten


Math: GO Math Lesson 12.4 Make a Concrete Graph pgs. 705-710.  Watch video here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nv5U-urOoT6cofY4eUn6a4-eQh8-i2XA/view

Teaching Video on Seesaw

Reading: Reading Workbook pages 447-448    Teaching Video on Seesaw

Please take a picture of your Reading WB pages and post them to Seesaw

Read books of your choice for 10 minutes.  Make sure to point under the words as you read, sound out words you don’t know and use the illustrations to help you figure out the words you don’t know. 

Complete all the pages in your little stapled Sight Word booklet: said

Complete the little booklet titled: “My Book of Community Helper Words”



Writing: Choose your favorite: Dogs or Cats.  Write sentences telling why this is the best in your opinion.  What characteristics do they have that make it your favorite?  Why is it better than the other one?  What activities do you love to do with this animal?  If you have a pet or know a specific pet you can describe them and what you love to do with them.



Religion: Read, highlight your sight words, and color the little Religion booklet: “The Hail Mary”



Science: Scholastic Let’s Find Out magazine “Super Sea Turtle” Watch the video, listen to the magazine, read the magazine online, and play a game by going to https://letsfindout.scholastic.com/  Log in as a student and enter our class password: wolf4



Music: Find something musical you’ve never done before and try it! Remember, it’s ok to make lots of mistakes when you’re first trying something. The important thing is just to try!  You can make up your own challenge, or pick one from my list.

Musical Ideas to try:


  1. Make up a dance to your favorite song. Teach it to someone in your family! Here are some dance moves to try.
  2. Make a video of you singing a song you like and send it to me.
  3. Call someone in your family (maybe your grandparents) and ask them to sing you a song that they remember from their childhood. Maybe they could teach it to you! 
  4. Find an instrument at your house and try to play it. Is there someone in your family who can show you how to get started? 
  5. Make your own instrument out of something you find at your house. Here are some ideas.
  6. Figure out how to play the first part of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.” Use an instrument at home or use this online piano. 
  7. Make a song using this Google Doodle
  8. Make up an “online dance” using this website.

Please make sure to watch our Variety Show that was released on May 20. The link to it  was sent in an email to your parents. 


Have a great weekend!  No school on Monday.  Happy Memorial Day! 






Remote Learning: Thursday, May 21, 2020

Kindergarten



Zoom meeting with your teachers today.  

Mrs. Eck’s class is at 12:30PM

Ms. Hach’s class is at 1:00PM



Math: Log in to your iReady account and work on your Math activities for 20 minutes 



Reading: Log in to your iReady account and work on your Reading activities for 20 minutes.  

Reading workbook pages: 443-444      Teaching Video on Seesaw

Please take a picture of your Reading WB pages and post them to Seesaw

Mrs. Metzger’s read aloud here: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cSj6y8UjmYxXsXvxZE4X-D4AS_byvCQ1/view



Writing: Write a few sentences describing your cat or a cat you know and the activities you like to do with a cat.  Use your pictures from Monday to help write your sentences.  Check for capital letters to start sentences, lowercase letters for the rest, finger spaces between words, and punctuation at the end of sentences.



Religion: Religion WB Session 23:God calls us to Forgive pages 139-140   Point under each word as you read and highlight your sight words.  Finish coloring the pictures and trace the vocabulary words.  Discuss the story with your family and answer the question together.



Social Studies: Complete Social Studies WB Chapter 5: Lesson 8: How has school changed? pages 123-124.  Read and highlight your sight words.  Circle the things that were used in schools long ago.


PE: Please do your warm ups like we do in class. Make sure you have completed a wellness wednesday activity. Today's focus is on breathing. Take in air for 5 seconds, hold for 5, and let it go for 5 seconds. This will help build our lung capacity, or how much air can fit inside them. Next try to go for 8 seconds, and see how long you can go. It is okay if you start to get a little dizzy, just stop and rest. Try again later.

Remote Learning: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Kindergarten


Morning Announcements here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7cy2QOg3ow&feature=youtu.be


Zoom meeting with your teachers today.  

Mrs. Eck’s class is at 12:30PM

Ms. Hach’s class is at 1:00PM


Math: Log on to your Math IXL account and work on skills you haven’t done before for 30 minutes.



Reading: Listen to the story of the week “Alistair and Kip’s Great Adventure!” here: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TDwoyxp6iTmetct4ltKSsmwtCKkeGM4J/view


Read in your Raz Kids account for 20 minutes 

Reading Workbook pages 445-446  Teaching Video in Seesaw

On page 446-write a sentence or two explaining your favorite part from the book “Alistair and Kip”.  Draw a picture to go with your sentence.

Please take a picture of your Reading WB pages and post them to Seesaw



Writing: Write a few sentences describing your dog or a dog you know and what activities you like to do with a dog.  Use your pictures from yesterday to help write your sentences.  Check for capital letters to start sentences, lowercase letters for the rest, finger spaces between words, and punctuation at the end of sentences.


Religion: Religion WB Session 23: God calls us to Forgive pages 137-138 Point under each word as you read, highlight your sight words, draw and color how the boy feels after being forgiven.  Pray the prayer service on page 138 with a family member.



Social Studies: Complete Social Studies workbook Chapter 5: Lesson 7: How have families changed? pages 121-122.  Read and highlight your sight words.  Draw lines from things used long ago to things we use today.



PE: Please do our warm ups like we do in class. Please focus on doing:

  1. 30 second butterfly stretch
  2. 20 second planks, try to do 3 times
  3. Knight Jacks
  4. Arm circles
  5. Sit ups- remember not to use your arms, only your core, try to go for 10 at a time

Hopefully as the weather starts to warm up, you can get a chance to be outside. If so, please take in the good ol’ vitamin D from the Sun. Go for a walk or bike ride for 20 minutes at least. Enjoy the beauty given to us by God, that is nature. 



PE: Tuesday & Thursday

Art: Monday

Music: Friday


Remote Learning: Monday, May 18, 2020

Kindergarten



Math: GO Math Lesson 12.3 Algebra:Classify and Count by Size pages 699-704  Watch video here: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Bk25y2O7ddcaeJhEhN8F4j8yBT0Tl1RQ/view

Teaching Video on Seesaw

Reading:Read your little weekly book “Gus and the Bug”.  Make sure to point under the words as you read and highlight your sight words.  Practice reading the book several times with someone at home.

Reading Workbook pages 437-438 and 441-442  Teaching Video on Seesaw

Please take a picture of your Reading WB pages and post them to Seesaw



Writing: This week we are continuing our Opinion Writing.  This week’s topic is Dogs vs. Cats.  Draw and label a picture of activities you like to do with a dog.  Draw and label a different picture of activities you like to do with a cat.


Religion: Religion WB Session 23: God calls us to Forgive pages 135-136  Point under each word as you read, highlight your sight words and spend some quiet time with Jesus in prayer asking him to teach you to be loving and forgiving.  Read each choice and decide if it is good or bad.  Circle the thumbs up for good choices or the thumbs down for bad choices. 


Social Studies: Complete Social Studies workbook Chapter 5: Lesson 6: Who are American heroes from the past?  pages 119-120  Read and highlight your sight words.  Circle one American hero, tell their story and why they are a hero:Pocahontas, George Washington, or Martin Luther King Jr.


Art: https://youtu.be/LUZyWszwsfs Follow this video link and create your own artwork in crayon similar to the one in the video.  Place name and grade on your drawing.

Remote Learning: Friday, May 15, 2020

Kindergarten


Math: GO Math Lesson 12.2 Algebra: Classify and Count by Shape pgs. 693-698.  Watch video here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/10f52X1QHl7pFnlPSZuIFNhWjZZaMCwjL/view

Teaching Video on Seesaw

Reading: Reading Workbook pages 435-436    Teaching Video on Seesaw

Please take a picture of your Reading WB pages and post them to Seesaw

Read books of your choice for 10 minutes.  Make sure to point under the words as you read, sound out words you don’t know and use the illustrations to help you figure out the words you don’t know 

Complete all the pages in your little stapled Sight Word booklet: was

Complete the little booklet titled: “My Book of Forest Animal Words”



Writing: Choose your favorite: Cake or Ice Cream.  Write sentences telling why this is the best in your opinion.  What characteristics does it have that make it your favorite?  Why is it better than the other one?  Teaching Video on Seesaw



Religion: Read, highlight your sight words, and color the little Religion booklet: “Mary”



Science: Scholastic Let’s Find Out magazine “Busy, Buzzy Bees” Watch the video, listen to the magazine, read the magazine online, and play a game by going to https://letsfindout.scholastic.com/  Log in as a student and enter our class password: wolf4



Music: I hope all is going well for your variety show performances. Reminder that this friday is the last day for submissions if you plan on being a part of the show. This week I would like for you to try some clap along songs. Here are a couple to start with:

  1. Bim Bum - easier one to start with
  2. Boom Snap, Clap - with helpful hints
  3. Boom, Snap, Clap -  with two people 

Try this bucket drumming challenge to a school favorite song the Cha Cha Slide.

Share with a family member the Cymatics Video that I usually show in class. Talk about three things you see and how they are either making sound or are being affected by sound.




Have a great weekend! 






Remote Learning: Thursday, May 14, 2020

Kindergarten



Zoom meeting with your teachers today.  

Mrs. Eck’s class is at 12:30PM

Ms. Hach’s class is at 1:00PM



Math: Log in to your iReady account and work on your Math activities for 20 minutes 



Reading: Log in to your iReady account and work on your Reading activities for 20 minutes.  

Reading workbook pages: 431-432      Teaching Video on Seesaw

Please take a picture of your Reading WB pages and post them to Seesaw

Mrs. Metzger’s read aloud here: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/11-uVLEvTIAkZbviSvpk2EG0C-14NBjO0/view



Writing: Write a few sentences describing your favorite flavor of ice cream.  Use your pictures from Monday to help write your sentences.  Check for capital letters to start sentences, lowercase letters for the rest, finger spaces between words, and punctuation at the end of sentences.



Religion: Religion WB Session 22:God calls us to Love our Family pages 133-134   Point under each word as you read and highlight your sight words.  Connect the dots to make the pelican family’s nest.  Discuss the story with your family and answer the question together.



Social Studies: Complete Social Studies WB Chapter 5: Critical Thinking: Use Illustrations pages 117-118.  Read and highlight your sight words.  Circle the picture that matches what the sentence says.


PE: Do warm ups as we normally do in class, and work on completing a task from the wellness wednesday chart. Give this workout video a try from our friends at TheLearningStation.



Remote Learning: Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Kindergarten


Watch Morning Announcements here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_SasGL4TuA&feature=youtu.be



Zoom meeting with your teachers today.  

Mrs. Eck’s class is at 12:30PM

Ms. Hach’s class is at 1:00PM



Math: Log on to your Math IXL account and work on skills you haven’t done before for 30 minutes.



Reading: Listen to the story of the week “Building Beavers” here: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o9Qp4nwrd5ItuB48Ww6pKFyXOnn5Slat/view


Read in your Raz Kids account for 20 minutes 

Reading Workbook pages 433-434

On page 434-write a sentence of two stating a fact you learned about beavers from listening to the book “Building Beavers”.  Draw a picture to go with your sentence.

Please take a picture of your Reading WB pages and post them to Seesaw



Writing: Write a few sentences describing your favorite kind of cake.  Use your pictures from yesterday to help write your sentences.  Check for capital letters to start sentences, lowercase letters for the rest, finger spaces between words, and punctuation at the end of sentences.


Religion: Religion WB Session 22: God calls us to Love our Family pages 131-132 Point under each word as you read, highlight your sight words, and draw how you show love to your family.  Pray the prayer service on page 132 with a family member.



Social Studies: Complete Social Studies workbook Chapter 5: Lesson 5: How can we learn about history? pages 115-116.  Read and highlight your sight words.  Discuss and circle the ways we can learn about history.



PE: Do your warm ups, as we normally do in class. Focus on:

  1. Start with 15 second planks, do three of those. Then try a 30 second plank
  2. Arm circles: 20 forward, 20 back, 20 small to bigs
  3. Stretches: bend down and touch your toes, then stand as tall as you can with your arms above your head. Try not to bend your knees
  4. Run in place for one minute

Try to get outside and either:

  1. Ride a bike
  2. Run around the house
  3. Dribble a ball
  4. Draw on the sidewalk in chalk
  5. Take in some Vitamin D from the sun