Posted on November 7, 2019
K-106 | Teacher: Mrs. Stefanie Potestio | SPotestio@sfaacademy.org
Welcome to Kindergarten at St. Francis!
We children are usually very busy working, playing and singing about many different subjects. Our religion lessons cover God’s creation, Jesus God’s Son, Mary, His Mother, special people called saints, and special holy days.
We are beginning to learn to read through sounds, words, and stories. We listen to many stories that take us to wonderful places to meet special people.
Our math work is all about numbers, shapes, measuring, money and how we can use all of that in our lives each day.
We also talk about holidays, communities, workers, citizenship, and history in social studies, additions which help us to become more well-rounded.
The seasons guide our science lessons: fall happenings, winter weather, spring and summer. Of course, we talk about the healthy habits we try to have so that we can be in school every day. Music, art, gym, library and Italian are wonderful.
Our days are busy and each one helps us to grow in responsibility, independence, and maturity as we make new friends and learn to treat others as Jesus would want. Our teachers help to guide us through the year.
In Reading and Phonics we will finish the letter L for Lily.
In Religion we will learn that God gave us land.
In Social Studies we will continue with our Thanksgiving Unit.
In Science we will learn about Hibernation.
In Math we will begin Chapter 4 and learning about representing and comparing numbers to 10.
Posted on October 28, 2019
On September 13, 2019 our newly formed Student Council for this school year was installed during our Opening School Mass. Students from grades 6-8 compose the 9-member board of the student government. The final selection was made by the principal and middle school teachers. Criteria for nomination is based on leadership, responsibility, and the ability to relate to the faculty, staff, and the student body. The term of office is one year. The council meets monthly, discusses current school issues, and makes suggestions for additional school activities. Mrs. Cavera & Miss Biscaglia serve as moderators for the student council.
Congratulations to the 2019-20 SFACA Student Council, Katie Jampol, Angelopio Graci, Jayden Abela, Jordan Ceron, Isabella Cullinane, Grace Vano, Lawrence DiVittorio, Damia Pan and Katarina Mijat
Please join them as take on their first service project of the year. The Sudan Water Project by participating in a dress down donation day on Thursday, November 7th. Please be as generous as your means allow.
Posted on October 25, 2019
Oct. 28th– Nov. 1st
In Reading and Phonics we will review the letters Cc, Oo, Gg, Aa, Dd and Ss.
In Religion we will learn that God gave us the gift of water.
In Social Studies we will learn about what makes us special and unique.
In Science we will learn about pumpkins.
In Math we will continue learning about numbers 6-10.
Posted on October 21, 2019
In this mini-lesson, the Kindergarten children considered what would happen if their body didn’t have bones. In the activity, Skeleton Hand, students combined science with art: they traced their hands, then added see-through bones to their picture, making their own skeleton hand. No bones about it, this activity was fun! (more…)