In the month of September, kindergarten math is all about getting familiar with vocabulary! During the month of September, kindergarteners in Mrs. Hume’s and Mrs. Miller’s classes are studying math by learning new vocabulary. For their spatial awareness unit, students used positional words to define the relationships of objects to each other such as “below,” “above,” “beside,” “between,” “inside,” “in front of,” and “behind.”
In the lesson extension, the students took turns drawing cards and positioning their bear correctly in relation to the “bear’s house.” Some students took it a step further and imagined what the bear might be doing on top of his house--for example, enjoying a nice cup of hot chocolate while watching shooting stars! They concluded the lesson by singing and motioning along to the song “We’re Going On a Bear Hunt.” Students were excited to show off their understanding of spatial concepts by acting out motions such as “climbing over the bridge” and “tip-toeing into the cave!”
The Dads Club is excited to host the St. James Family Tailgate on Saturday October 5th for the LSU vs. Utah State game! We hope you and your family will be able to join us. There will be great food and fun for all!
A few important details:
Team Automotive Group, BIG, C.Silva Architect, LAMAR, Momentum Commercial Real Estate, Element Construction
Last week, St. James’ Pre-Kindergarten students shared their school spirit and their classrooms as they celebrated their mascots - Clifford the Big Red Dog, Pete the Cat, and the Very Hungry Caterpillar. Children and their parents began in their own classrooms and rotated until they created a caterpillar painting with Ms. Daigre, played Pin the Button on Pete with Ms. Modica, and iced cupcakes for Clifford’s birthday with Ms. Harper. The event culminated on the playground as all three classes were met with our school mascot, Pal the Pelican!