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Wilke's Pumpkin Patch: Autumn is one of our favorite times of the year. 4K - 1st graders were able to have some fun at Wilke's Pumpkin Patch. There's a whole lot more to do than just pick out your own pumpkin. Thank you to Home and School for providing the bus transportation to this energizing field trip.

A blast from the past....(below)

Fatima: Sister Agnes reads and tells the story of Our Lady of Fatima. Thank you, Sister Agnes!

We are blessed to have Sister Agnes of the Poor Clares of Adoration with us to share her story. She visited the kindergarten room and talked to the students about Mother Angelica. "Faith is what gets you started. Hope is what keeps you going. Love is what brings you to the end." Mother Angelica

Kindergarteners and First Graders had a blast on 100's Day. Enjoy the pictures of our silliness as we celebrate the 100th day of school!

Literacy

Through the Treasures Reading and Language Arts Program, kindergarteners at St. Mary's learn through different themes each week that five and six year olds can relate to. Our curriculum takes us through two weeks of new material, followed by a third week of review. Below are some of the many skills and concepts focused on throughout the year.

*Oral Language

*Word Study

*Reading

*Language Arts

Math

Using Houghton Mifflin Math, kindergarten students explore and discover math concepts. Literature and problem solving techniques are used frequently to enhance understanding of the following concepts.

*Sorting (color, size, shape, kind, and their own rule)

*Positions and Patterns (top, middle, bottom, before, after, between, left, right, inside, and outside)

*Comparing Sets, Data. And Graphing (one-to-one matching, same number, sort and graph, and pictographs)

*Represent and Read Numbers 0-31 (writing, counting, order by number, estimate, relate to calendar, and count by 2s, 5s, and 10s)

*Plane Shapes and Fractions (circle, rectangle, square, triangle, patterns with shapes, symmetry, equal parts, halves, likely and unlikely)

*Solid Shapes (sort, identify, and build solid shapes)

*Using Numbers 0-12 (names, order, sort, more and fewer, estimate quantities)

*Time (times of day, days and months on the calendar, comparing temperature, more and less time, order events, time to the hour, compare digital and analog clocks)

*Money (sort and graph coins, penny, nickel, dime, quarter)

*Length (compare length, order by length, estimate and measure length)

*Weight and Capacity (compare weight, order by weight, estimate and measure weight, compare capacity, order by capacity, estimate and measure capacity, and tools for measuring)

*Addition (add 1 to numbers 0-9, and add 2 to numbers 0-8)

*Subtraction (subtract 1 from numbers 1-10, subtract 2 from numbers 2-10, and relate addition to subtraction)

Religion

St. Mary's kindergarteners' faith is enriched by Sadlier's We Believe series. The units include prepared lessons on the following.

*God Gives Us Many Gifts

*God is Our Creator

*Jesus Shows Us God's Love

*Jesus Wants Us to Share God's Love

Students develop and understanding of his or her Catholic faith by daily FAITH STATEMENTS, the CATECHISM, SCRIPTURE and the RITES OF THE CHURCH, SAINTS, FEASTS, and DEVOTIONS. Many times our religion theme or the church season will tie in well with our reading , math, science or social studies concepts.

The class also attends weekly Mass every Wednesday morning. We help worship and praise God by singing at church from time to time. They pray regularly on arrival to school, before meals, and before departing, or whenever the desire arrives.

Science and Social Studies

Science and social studies classes are planned along with the themes from religion and literacy , and seasonal lessons.

Field Trips

Kindergarten students at St. Mary's School are blessed to experience a few fieldtrips throughout the school year. They either go to the pumpkin patch or the apple orchard in the fall, the Grand Theater, the Public Library, and a spring trip of some kind.

Weekly Schedule

 

Hello, my name is Anna Blume, the 5-K teacher at St. Mary’s School. I have grown up in Marathon and am an alumnus of St, Mary’s and Marathon High School. I enjoyed growing up in Marathon and have many great memories here. After high school, I had attended UW- Marathon County and then transferred to UW- Eau Claire where I had earned a Bachelor’s in Humans Sciences and Education with a minor in Language Arts. Through my education at UW- Eau Claire I have had many opportunities to work with children in Pre-K, 1st, 4th, 5th and 6th grade classrooms. 2019 was my first year at St. Mary’s and my first teaching position. I have enjoyed working with the students, because it is rewarding and challenging. I want students to have a love of learning, so they will want to gain more knowledge about the world which will aid them in their futures. When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I love music and play piano and guitar. I love to explore new places and hope to travel around the world.

Phone Extension: 102
Email: ablume@stmarysmarathon.org

 
 

Anna Blume
Kindergarten

 

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