Mrs. Callinan (KC)

Mrs. Callinan

Kindergarten Teacher
B.S., Education, Towson University
Currently working on Masters in Special Education, Notre Dame of Maryland
Teaching at St. Ursula School since 2016

I am so blessed to be a part of the St. Ursula family. After graduation, I taught for two years in New Zealand. I have been teaching Kindergarten in the Archdiocese of Washington for the last four years. I am excited to be a part of the Kindergarten team at SUS. I have a passion for teaching and inspiring children to be confident, eager, life-long learners, that always do their best. I love teaching Kindergarten because everyday is a new adventure! Let’s work together to make this an incredible year!

       

                                    EMAIL: jcallinan@stursula.org

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  • dec 4th-8th (12/4/2017)

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    The week of December 4th- December 8th 

    Tomorrow is a half Day please pack a snack for your child. If they go to Extended day please pack a lunch!

    Homework went home today!

    Students should be working on their Christmas Cards a little each night.

    Reading:

    We will start unit 2: Lesson 10: “Shapes” in our reading series.  We will review our letters from unit 2 : Tt, Cc, Aa and Pp. We will read, “David’s Drawing”, and “Mouse Shapes,” and we will listen to informational text, “Signs and Shapes,” in order to build on our reading comprehension skills and to understand and identify characters in a story, setting, details and sequencing (beginning, middle, and end).  We will read: “How Thunder and Lightning Came To Be,” in order to build our vocabulary skills: weather, soaked, task, cloud, drizzle, blustery, and chilly. We will work on our book handling skills, name the front, back and spine of the book along with the title and author.  We will read from our student readers, “Mmmm,Good!” and “The Playground.”(We will point to the words as we read) We will be introduced to compare and contrast. We will learn adjectives for size and shape. We will finish writing different sentences using our sight words from this unit.  We will review our rhyming skills. We will sound out three letter words; egg, ten, bed, sun, pot, man, fish, pig, cat.

    We will say our alphabet with the letter sounds.

    Sight words; I, Like, the, can, and, see, we, a, to

    Math:

    We will start a new unit on measurement.  We will compare size; small, medium, and big. We will compare length. We will order objects by length. We will compare height and order objects by height.

    Handwriting:

    We will write our first names Kindergarten style. We will practice writing our sight word; I, like, can, the, and, see, we, a, to. We will continue to write our numbers 0-10.

    Computer Class: 

    The kids created Gingerbread Glyphs:

    https://sites.google.com/a/stursula.org/sus-computer-lab1/home/kindergarten/kindergarten-gingerbread-fun

     

    *Gym-Mondays Spanish- Tuesdays Music & Library- Wednesday Computer- Thursday Art-Friday

    Reminders 

    Dec.7th- Progress report go home!

    Dec. 8th- Parent Teacher Conferences (I will send out a sign up Genius tomorrow. Please sign up for one 10 min conference)

    Dec.15th- Cookie Exchange

    Dec.16th- Fr. Steve Farewell Assembly

    Dec. 20th- Special Lunch & exchange Xmas Cards

    Dec. 21st- 1/2 day–> Students may wear PJ’s or Christmas Attire.

    Christmas Break–> Dec. 22nd-Jan.1st

  • Nov. 27- Dec 1 st (11/27/2017)

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    The week of November 27th- December 1st

    Homework went home today!

    Christmas Newsletters Went Home Today-regarding upcoming activities.

    Reading:

    We will start unit 2: Lesson 9: “Machines and Wheels” in our reading series.  We will be focusing on the letter Tt, Cc and Pp. We will read, “Good Morning, Digger”, and “What Do Wheels Do All Day?,” and we will listen to informational text, “Wheels Long Ago and Today,” in order to build on our reading comprehension skills and to understand and identify characters in a story, setting, details and sequencing (beginning, middle, and end).  We will read: “Big, Big Truck,” in order to build our vocabulary skills: wheels, hauls, adventure, tremendous, tilted, attached, massive, and rescue. We will work on our book handling skills, name the front, back and spine of the book along with the title and author.  We will read from our student readers, “Pp,” and “I like animals.”(We will point to the words as we read) We will be introduced to compare and contrast. We will learn adjectives for numbers. We will finish writing the sentence, “We like to ______.” (with our sight words).  We will review our rhyming skills. We will sound out three letter words; can, cow, pan, pot, pin, ten, and top.

    We will say our alphabet with the letter sounds.

    Sight words; I, Like, the, can, and, see, we, a, to

    Math:

    We will finish our unit on comparing numbers 0-10.  We will compare sets. We will understand one more and one less. We will identify sets as one more, one less, and the same. We will understand same numbers and make equal sets.

    Handwriting:

    We will write our first names Kindergarten style. We will practice writing our sight word; I, like, can, the, and, see, we, a, to. We will continue to write our numbers 0-10.

    Religion:

    The children explore what Advent means to them. The children will understand that Advent is a time of waiting and getting ready. Students will understand Advent as a time of waiting for Jesus. The children will understand that the first candle is Hope.

    *Gym-Mondays Spanish- Tuesdays Music & Library- Wednesday Computer- Thursday Art-Friday

    Reminders 

    Nov. 28th- Subway Hot Lunch

     

    Dec. 1st- Trimester 1 ends

    Dec. 8th- Parent Teacher Conferences (I will send out a sign up Genius tomorrow. Please sign up for one 10 min conference)

    Dec. 20th- Special Lunch

    Dec. 21st- 1/2 day

    Christmas Break–> Dec. 22nd-Jan.1st

  • thanksgiving week (11/20/2017)

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    The week of November 20th-24th

    No Homework this week because its a short week!

    Tomorrow is Special Lunch!!

    Thank you to all of the Grandparents that came to visit today! We had a blast making “Tommy Turkeys.”

    Reading:

    We will be reviewing this week. We will be reading Thanksgiving stories and stories about turkeys. We will review our sight words to this point. We will be reviewing beginning sounds and our rhyming skills.

    Sight words; I, Like, the, can, and, see, we, a

    Math:

    We will review our numbers 0-10. We will also review missing numbers, numbers before and after a number. We will also review more and less.

    Handwriting:

    We will write our first names Kindergarten style. We will practice writing our sight word; I, like, can, the, and, see, we, a. We will continue to write our numbers 0-10.

    Religion:

    We will talk about being thankful.

    *Gym-Mondays Spanish- Tuesdays Music & Library- Wednesday Computer- Thursday Art-Friday

    Reminders 

     

    Nov. 20th- Grandparents Day

    Nov. 21st- Special Lunch

    Nov 22nd-24th- Thanksgiving Break

     

  • Nov 13th-17th (11/13/2017)

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    The week of November 13th-17th 

    Homework went home today!

    Scholastic Orders are due by the 20th. 

    School Reminders from the Office:

    • It is getting chilly outside please make sure your child has a jacket for recess. 
    • Grandparents response are due back ASAP. So we can get a head count!

    Reading:

    We will start unit 2: Lesson 8: “Ways to Move” in our reading series.  We will be focusing on the letter Tt Cc and Aa. We will read, “Jonathan and His Mommy”, and “Move!,” and we will listen to informational text in order to build on our reading comprehension skills and to understand and identify characters in a story, setting, details and sequencing (beginning, middle, and end).  We will read: “The Rabbit and the Coyote,” in order to build our vocabulary skills: exciting, activity, cooperate, exhausted, and gather. We will work on our book handling skills, name the front, back and spine of the book along with the title and author.  We will read from our student readers, “Cc,” and “I can see.”(We will point to the words as we read) We will be introduced to compare and contrast. We will learn sensory words. We will finish writing the sentence, “I like a ______.” (with our sight words). We will talk about adjectives for color. We will review our rhyming skills.

    We will say our alphabet with the letter sounds.

    Sight words; I, Like, the, can, and, see, we, a

    Math:

    We will start a unit on comparing numbers 0-10. We will count sets of objects and match the numerals to the sets. We will compare sets. We will understand one more and one less. We will identify sets as one more, one less, and the same.

    Handwriting:

    We will write our first names Kindergarten style. We will practice writing our sight word; I, like, can, the, and, see, we, a. We will continue to write our numbers 0-10.

    Religion:

    Children will recognize talents they possess and identify concrete ways to share their talents with others. The children will recognize that God calls us to use our talents. We will read the gospel- The Three Servants and a story friends share with each other. 

    *Gym-Mondays Spanish- Tuesdays Music & Library- Wednesday Computer- Thursday Art-Friday

    Reminders 

    Nov. 14th- Chick-fil-a Hot Lunch 

    Nov.17th-$Dollar Day $

    Nov. 20th- Grandparents Day

    Nov. 21st- Special Lunch

    Nov 22nd-24th- Thanksgiving Break

     

  • Nov.6th-12th (11/6/2017)

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    The week of November 6th-12th 

    Homework went home today!

    School Reminders from the Office:

    • Nail polish is not allowed on students at school except on $dollar Days$
    • Winter Uniform starts Nov. 1st –> For specific details please see your handbook. 
    • It is getting chilly outside please make sure your child has a jacket for recess. 

    Reading:

    We will start unit 2: Lesson 7: “Sound and Language” in our reading series.  We will be focusing on the letter Tt and Aa. We will read, “Amelia’s Show and Tell Fiesta”, and “Mice Squeak, We Speak,” and we will listen to informational text in order to build on our reading comprehension skills and to understand and identify characters in a story, setting, and sequencing (beginning, middle, and end).  We will work on our book handling skills, name the front, back and spine of the book along with the title and author.  We will read from our student readers, “Tt,” and “We Like Toys.”(We will point to the words as we read) We will be introduced to compare and contrast. We will learn sensory words. We will finish writing the sentence, “We like ______.” (with our sight words). We will review our sensory words. We will review our rhyming skills.

    We will say our alphabet with the letter sounds.

    Sight words; I, Like, the, can, and, see, we

    Math:

    We will continue our unit on numbers 6-10. Students will identify, write, and count numbers 6, 7, 8, 9.

    Handwriting:

    We will write our first names Kindergarten style. We will practice writing our sight word; I, like, can, the, and, see, we. We will continue to write our numbers 0-10.

    Religion:

    The children will recognize that God wants them to be ready when He comes. Students will explain the Holy Trinity (through an apple) & Sign of the Cross. The children will show the foolish & wise choices in folktales.

    *Gym-Mondays Spanish- Tuesdays Music & Library- Wednesday Computer- Thursday Art-Friday

    Reminders 

    Nov.17th-$Dollar Day $

    Nov. 20th- Grandparents Day

    Nov. 21st- Special Lunch

    Nov 22nd-24th- Thanksgiving Break

     

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