Kindergarten Page



Welcome to Mrs. Bateson's Class Page! 


   January 14-18, 2019


As the new year begins, may we find hope in the future and work towards our new year goals.

The promise of a new year is a fresh start and a challenge to make ourselves better than the year before us.

Best wishes to you and your families and may you have good health, great wealth, and an abundance of happiness!


Kindergarten celebrations...





Jan. 14 - Super Star Auggie

Jan. 16 - All School Mass

Jan. 21- No School ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday

Jan. 23 - All School Mass

Jan. 24 - Prospective Families Open House Night 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 26 - MMSA Trivia Night 6:00 p.m.

Jan. 27 - Pancake Breakfast Kick-Off Catholic Schools Week

Jan. 28 - Feb. 1 - Catholic Schools Week

Jan. 28 - Super Star Brayden

Jan. 30 - All School Mass



   MMSA Kindergarten Class

Please make sure your child has a healthy breakfast to help him/her be successful in school. 

Let's go MMSA Wolves and make it a fabulous year in Kindergarten!




Religion: We Are Loved and We Are Grateful for What We Have

Chapter 14 focuses on the love God gives us and how we can share that love with everyone we meet. We are very fortunate to go to a school where we can share God's love openly by praying together, worshiping in church as a school community, and talking freely about God throughout our school day.  The students will share their ideas about what is so great about MMSA School and we will happily display it in our hallway for the whole school community to see.

Language Arts: Ettabetta and letter Ee /e/ & Hot Rod and the letter Hh /h/

Ettabetta is a extraordinary Superkid who loves her extra special educational exercises.  Ettabetta will explore the enchanted forest and the kindergartners will engage their imaginations to create imagery and exploration.  Students are eager to learn more about Ettabetta!

Students should practice reading consonant vowel consonant (cvc) words with the letters we have already met.  Some examples are: dog, cat, dig, sit, and log

Students should have memorized the following Superkid's names:  Cass, Oswald, Golly, Doc, Alf, Icky, Lily, Tic, Tac, Toc, Frits , Ettabetta, and Hot Rod.

Hot Rod is the final Superkid, however, the 2nd semester of the Superkids is challenging the students to read sentences with fluency, punctuation, tone, and proper phonetics.

Click HERE for the list of Superkids Memory Words.  Memory words are like high frequency words that you have to memorize rather than sound out.




Math: Patterns, number order, numeral writing, object counting, and understanding shapes and sides


Social Studies: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement

Being able to learn from the past is an important lesson as we explore history, especially, the civil rights movement and the people who took a stand for equality for all.  Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. are two people who shared their love for civil rights and made a difference for people who now live today.  Students have shared in conversation about the color of our skin and the rights or lack of rights of those who were living in the 1960s in the United States.  Please share your thoughts with your children and openly answer any questions they may have for you.  Keep the conversation going to accept and love one another rather than divide people by their race. After all, we are Americans with freedoms of Religion, Speech, and Social Justice.



Science: Weather is very dynamic in Minnesota.  We have four seasons and during Christmas break we had the winter solstice.  The Minnesota days are getting longer with daylight each day and we will use the story, The Jacket I Wear in the Snow to help us identify winter clothing we need to keep us warm during these winter months.



Weekly Newsletter: January 7-11, 2019


Check out these websites for some great computer learning:

Kindergarten Daily Schedule:


English Language Arts 60-90 minute block

Mathematics 45 minute block

Religion 30 minute block

Science & Social Studies 30 minute block (alternates)

Snack Time 15 minutes

Recess & Lunch 40 minutes combined  

Rest Time 20 minutes

Learning Centers 30 minutes

Extra Recess 20 minutes


Physical Education 3 times a week for 30 minutes

Music 3 times a week for 30 minutes

Library 30 minutes once a week

Computer 30 minutes once a week

Spanish 30 minutes once a week

Art 40 minutes once a week


Please remember that you can contact me anytime via email.  Please share your thoughts and concerns
with me.   I look forward to hearing from you!





Kindergarten Candids