Mrs. Regina Castrorao's
Supplies & Summer Reading
Dear Children and Parents/Guardians,
Welcome to St. Bartholomew School. Kindergarten is always an exciting year! Our learning style is activity based using varied hands-on experiences and manipulatives. We sing, dance, exercise, and play games. Like the older students, you attend weekly classes in Computer, Art, Music, Spanish, Library, and Physical Education. You will enjoy special times on the playground with your friends.
Besides using workbooks and creating projects that will help you learn many new things, our rooms are filled with storybooks, puzzles, blocks, cars, beads, legos, housekeeping items, markers, play dough and plenty more. Our Religion series proclaims the goodness of God and we nurture faith, hope, and love in our students. But the best part of our classroom is YOU!
Each Kindergarten student will bring to class the following items:
- Two sturdy folders with pockets on the bottom
- A non-rolling bookbag (large enough to fit the folders)
- A beach towel for rest time
- A special coloring book
- A box of tissues for class use
- Antibacterial Wipes
- A roll of paper towels
- A package of Jumbo Elmer’s Gluesticks
You may also wish to have the following supplies at home: crayons, pencils, glue stick, safety scissors. For classroom use, we will provide these items for the beginning of the school year. You may be asked to provide additional crayons, pencils, and glue sticks as your child uses their supply.
As a summer reading project, please read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. with your child. Have your child make a simple poster and decorate it with pictures (photos, magazine, web, etc.) of things that they find that begin with the same letter as the first letter of their first name. For example, if your child’s name is Grace, maybe they would include a picture of grapes and a goldfish.
We look forward to seeing you in September. Until then, have a great summer!!
Your Kindergarten Teachers