Friday, December 21, 2018

January Newsletter

Dear Families,

Happy 2019!  Our science focus this season will be the study of winter including discovery of animal adaptations to the change in weather.

On Thursday, Jan. 24th have your child wear a Hawaiian shirt or a clashing outfit for our second BCS spirit day. 

In Bible class, we will build on what we learned in December about Christ’s birth and first few years of life to include a study of His ministry. Our first verse in January is John 3:16 ”For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”  Bible journals will come home on 1/2 with this verse inside.  The verse quiz is on January 17th.  Please return the journal on the 17th.

We will continue to move through our reader books in reading group.  Please be sure to have your child practice the Words at Work at the back of the book multiple times until she/he is fluent in reading them. Please continue to study the sight words that were sent home.  I will send a new list once your child has mastered most of the last list that was sent home.

In math this month, we will be exploring subtraction. Afterward, we will use addition and subtraction to decompose numbers, identify related facts, and solve word problems. Along with studying the topic vocabulary cards, please have your child practice counting to 100 and counting by tens to 100 at home.  We will work to master these skills in class as well. 

Blessings,
Mrs. Daisey Ingiosi

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

December Newsletter


Dear Families,

We learned about the first Thanksgiving in November.  We discovered that we are very blessed!  In December, our focus will be Jesus’ birth and the events leading up to the arrival of our Savior.

We will have a chance to shop for gifts at the Holiday Shoppe on campus on Tuesday 12/4.  Please see the Tuesday Tidbits for more information.  Wednesday is our first spirit day where we can get crazy with our sock choice. I can’t wait to see everyone’s crazy or mismatched socks!

We will have a class Christmas party on Thursday 12/20 at 2pm.  Please email me if you are interested in coordinating games and/or snacks for the party.  We will play a gift exchange music game.  Please send in an inexpensive (about $5 or under) wrapped book that would be suitable for a boy or girl for the exchange by Tuesday 12/18.

In Bible class, we will focus on Christ’s birth. Our verse for December is Luke 2:11 “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Bible journals will come home on 12/6 with this verse inside.  The verse quiz is on December 20th.  Please return the journal on the 20th.

We will continue to move through our reader books in reading group.  Please be sure to have your child practice the Words at Work at the back of the book multiple times until she/he is fluent in reading them.  Ask your child if she/he can think of other words in the same family as those listed in the Words at Work. The following web site can be used for phonics practice and enrichment: www.starfall.com . This site also includes practice and enrichment for other subjects.

In math this month, we will be exploring addition. Vocabulary cards will be coming home at the start of this topic.  Please note that vocabulary cards are not provided for all topics.  The following web site can be used for math practice and enrichment: www.ixl.com. This site also includes practice and enrichment for other subjects.

May your family be blessed with peace and health in the New Year.  See you in 2019!

In Him,
Mrs. Daisey Ingiosi

Monday, October 29, 2018

November Newsletter


Dear Families,

We have enjoyed learning about pumpkins and their life cycle in October.  This month we will study the first Thanksgiving and be mindful of our many blessings from the Lord.

School is closed on November 6th.  We will have a chance to discuss your child’s progress during conferences on the 19th and 20th.  Kindergarten students receive an electronic report card at the end of the second and fourth quarters.  The 20th is a half day of school.  School is closed for Thanksgiving break from 11/21-11/26.  Enjoy having this extra time with family and friends!

In Bible class this month we will journey through the life of Moses. Our next verse to learn is Exodus 15:2a "The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.”  This verse is due on November 15th.

I meet with reading groups each day.  Each group reads through pages in the books that come home for homework along with practice in areas specific to group needs.  It is wonderful to see growth in reading skills this early in the school year!  If you have any questions about the reading homework that is sent home each night, please reach out to me.

Each student has their own book where they can write and draw about happenings at school.  On most Wednesdays, we complete a page in our book as a center activity.   As the school year moves on, students will grow in their writing skills and progress to creating and writing their own complete sentences.  You will get a sneak peek of your child’s book at conferences.

In math this month, we will be comparing and ordering numbers 0-10.  We will continue to use math vocabulary that includes greater than, less than, and equal.  Try to use this vocabulary with your child as you go about your day and incorporate discussions about comparing sets of numbers.  Many ideas for activities to try at home are listed on your child’s math homework. 

Blessings,
Mrs. Daisey Ingiosi

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Dear Families,

We have had a successful start to the school year.  Our class is full of students who are excited to learn!  Luna, our class guinea pig, has been a big hit.  The students enjoy feeding her and learning all about what makes guinea pigs special.

We have been learning about the fall season.  Apples and apple trees have been a fall focus in class.  We will get to tour an orchard when we enjoy our first field trip to Milburn Orchard on the 9th.  Pumpkins will be a fall focus this month.

Our class is preparing for Grandparent's Day on Friday, October 5th. Students will be singing on stage for their grandparents.  After all classes have had a chance to perform, students will spend time with their grandparents in our classroom working together on a few activities.   

Our annual fundraising banquet is on Friday, October 19th.  The fourth and fifth grade classes have a special performance to share. It is always a joy to watch children praising our Lord. I hope to see you there!

In Bible class, we have learned about creation, Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, and the twins, Jacob and Esau. We are learning about how much God loves us!  We will continue with the story of Jacob and then spend time learning about Joseph and Moses. We will discover how God cared for his chosen people and kept his promises to them. Our whole class has done a wonderful job learning the assigned verses.  Keep up the great work!  Our next verse to learn is Genesis 8:22 "While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night shall not cease."  This verse is due on October 11th.

We have enjoyed many activities that have helped us learn our letters and their sounds.  We will continue to learn our letters and use them to make words, rhymes, and sentences. Reading groups will start on October 2nd.  Reading homework will begin the first week as well.  Look for a reading bag to come home on the 4th with instructions.  Please continue to use the sight word flashcards.  See if your child can find those words in books, on signs, and at the store.  I have seen improvement in student handwriting already.  We are learning proper letter formation with our Handwriting without Tears books and app on the iPad.  We will continue to use those tools this month as we build our small motor strength. 

Our class has great math minds!  We have met the challenge of a new math curriculum and I have seen growth in skills already.  We are learning how we can find multiple solutions to a math problem.  Learning how to write our numbers is included in our math curriculum.  We will get more practice writing numbers in the future with our handwriting book.  

Please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.

Blessings,
Mrs. Daisey Ingiosi


Friday, August 17, 2018

Welcome!

Welcome to Kindergarten! My name is Daisey Ingiosi and I had the pleasure of teaching first grade at Bethany for eleven years before I jumped into an administrative role during the past few years. Before teaching at Bethany, I taught Kindergarten and afternoon preschool for four years at a small private Christian school in West Grove until my daughter, Payton, was born. She is 20 years old now - wow! Recently, I was reflecting on the impact of sending Payton to Bethany during preschool, elementary, and middle school. The benefits outweighed the sacrifices that we made. In fact, I can think of nothing else that we invested in that had greater importance. 

I am so excited to be in the classroom again! I look forward to a wonderful year full of growth and development in your little one. During the month of September we will spend time getting to know each other, getting our schedule to run smoothly and becoming aware of our class and school rules.   

In Bible this year, we will journey through a good part of the Old Testament. We will learn one or two verses a month, depending on the length of the verse, that relate to our Bible focus.  Your child will be quizzed on the verses orally. The verses and quiz dates will be posted in your child's Bible journal and included in our monthly newsletter on this blog. The Bible journal needs to return to school on the quiz date so a new verse can be added.  We will also study verses in class. Our school theme verse and the first one for memorization is: "Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor." Romans 12:10. The quiz for this verse is on Thursday, September 13th.   


One of the joys of Kindergarten is learning to read! Our reading program includes a combination of using phonics to decode words and sight word recognition. Students will meet with me in small groups each day. Each student will have a reading book that will be used in class and then sent home as reading homework. Reading homework will start a few weeks after school begins. Details about reading homework books will be forthcoming. I will send home sight word lists each quarter for your child to practice.

Reading and writing are skills that are developed together. We will use the Handwriting Without Tears program to strengthen our letter and number formation. On Wednesdays, students will experience reading through writing using Kid Writing activities.

Our school has purchased a new math curriculum to use for grades K-8. I am excited to use this resource in the classroom. This math curriculum, Pearson's enVision, will challenge our students to stretch their mathematical thinking. Your child will have a small amount of homework they will bring home each night. Please complete and return the next day. More information about math homework will be forthcoming.

Students will eat a snack and lunch each day. Please send healthy options for your child. In addition, please send a water bottle each day. They will be sent home each night for cleaning.

 
Students will enjoy two recess periods a day and a short nap/rest in the afternoon. Please send your child in play clothes as they may get dirty on the playground. Please send a nap mat for your child's nap/rest time.

If you have any questions or concerns throughout the year, you may email me at dingiosi@bethanychristian.org, call the office at 610-998-0877, or send a note with your child.

I look forward to getting to know you and your child. It will be exciting working together so that your child has a positive, successful Kindergarten year!  

In Christ,
Mrs. Ingiosi