By Kate Duffie
Kindergarten is the biggest class in Keokuk Catholic Schools with 18 very active students who love to come to school. Those students have been very busy! It doesn’t seem possible that they have been in school over a month.
The kindergarteners are learning their sounds using the Jolly Phonics program. They have learned 13 sounds out of the 42. Students are starting to read books by themselves and spelling words with the CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) pattern.
Something new to the kindergarteners this year is having their own math, handwriting and religion books.
At the end of September students did a unit on Johnny Appleseed. They did many activities using apples. Children read books about apples, sang songs, weighed the fruit and tried different apple snacks.
Next they will learn about leaves and pumpkins to prepare for fall and Thanksgiving.