Welcome to Kindergarten!
My name is Mrs. Lupo. I am one of the kindergarten teachers at St. Bridget School. I have a Bachelor’s degree in both Elementary Education and Psychology. I have a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. This is my 13th year at St. Bridget and 19th year in the Diocese. I have been teaching Kindergarten for 10 years. I have also taught Pre-K, 1st, and 4th grades. I love teaching kindergarten because it is a year of such amazing growth both socially and academically. I am looking forward to an exciting year of learning and fun.
We learn many things in Kindergarten. Our faith is incorporated throughout our daily activities. We learn about God and all the wonderful things He created. We talk about how God made each of us unique; blessed with our own special gifts. We recognize that we are part of a Church community and a member of God’s family. Throughout the school year, we are introduced to many saints and learn what it takes to become a saint. Most importantly, we practice loving others like Jesus.
We are working on letter recognition, letter formation, and letter sounds. We are learning to write sentences with proper capitalization, spacing, and punctuation to express our thoughts and feelings. We will be learning about the different genres of literature such as fiction, nonfiction, and fairy tales. We are beginning to read and spell high frequency words.
We will be investigating numbers to 30. We will be using ten-frames, cubes, and other manipulatives to compare and order groups of objects up to 30. They will add and subtract numbers to 10. The children dabble with geometry through the investigation of solid and plane figures. We will learn to tell time to the hour and half hour. They especially love learning about money, the value of coins, and how to count groups of coins.
“Work centers are so much fun!”
“I loved making the scarecrows.”
"I love SBS because we make new friends."
“I love playing castle tag in gym!”
“My favorite thing was going on a field trip for the first time.”
“I like using our new scoop chairs, wiggle cushions, and carpet squares for quiet reading.”