Kindergarten News


    St. Ambrose Academy  
    Here I am Lord, I come to do your will.

    In Religion, we will be learning about Easter and Ascension Thursday.   We will continue to read Bible stories, learn about the saints and practice the Our Father, Hail Mary, and other prayers.   

    For reading, we are using the SuperKids reading program.   We have learned and practiced the letters:  Cc, Oo, Gg, Aa, Dd, Ss, Ll, Ii,Tt, and Ff, Ee, Hh, and Uu, and Bb  We are currently working on the letter Rr.   Remember to check out Superkids online fun!   Students may login to play games, practice skills, or even find the pages we are doing in the classroom.   If you need login information, please let Ms. Routly know and she will send you login information.   Our password picture for SuperKids is a teddy bear. 

    We also work on Popcorn" (sight) words.   We will practice ten  new words each month. By the end of the school year, we will know 100 popcorn words!   In class we review the words daily. A popcorn word list was sent home with curriculum information at the beginning of the year. Please let Ms. Routly know if you need another copy to practice the popcorn words at home.   This month's Popcorn words are: two, more, write, go, see, number, no, way, could, and people.  Please help your child to practice the Popcorn words at home!   

      Kindergarten will be using New York State's Common Core Listening and Learning Units. Our current unit is called Colonial Towns.   

    For math this year, we are using McGraw-Hill My Math along with games and supplemental materials.  We recently completed a unit about numbers beyond 10 (11-20 were featured).   We are beginning subtraction!   We will begin with subtracting with 5 and moving to subtraction within 10. 


    We LOVE to watch Mystery Doug. Each week a video is sent to us to watch.   They cover a variety of science topics and are fun to watch!   Each week, our class gets to vote on a topic to be covered the next week.    It is exciting to see which topic will get the most votes and be presented the next week.   Besides enjoying Mystery Doug, we are currently learing about the solar system.    

    Social studies:  We read and discuss Studies Weekly (most weeks).  Kindergarteners just began a new unit about Colonial Towns.     


    Kindergarten participates in Phys. Ed, Technology, Art, and Music, and Library classes.    Specials teachers will be coming into our classrooom to teach their subjects. Technology classes are usually taught in the Technology Lab and PE classes will be held outdoors or in the gym.    Students should wear their PE uniform and sneakers on PE days, unless it is a school Mass day.   If we have a school Mass on a PE day, please wear your regular school uniform.  


    Please feel free to contact me via email  or through the school office at 585-288-0580.


    Here are some special dates to remember:

    Monday, March 28-Friday, April 1  Spring Break- NO SCHOOL

    Tuesday, April 6 School Mass

    Tuesday, April 13 Ms. Routly out (Covid vaccine)- Mrs. Mustico will be in for her

    Friday, April 16 - End of Third Marking Period/Scholastic Book Club orders are due

    Wednesday, April 23 Administrative Professionals Day 

    Thank you, Ms. Chambers and Mrs. Campbell!!!

    Friday, April 23 - Report cards available

    Monday, April 26 Prayer Partner activity

    Wednesday, April 28 Character Awards Assembly

    Friday, April 30 Conference Day- no school for students

    Monday, May 3 School Principal's Day

    Thank you Ms. Deutsch!

    Thursday, May 6  National Day of Prayer

    Wednesday, May 12 School Nurse Day

    Thank you Mrs. Reese!

    Thursday, May 13 Ascension Thursday- School Mass 12:10

    Friday, May 28 May Crowning

    Monday, May 31 Memorial Day- No School






    Here is a link to " A Day in the Life of a Kindergartener" - created last Spring (2020)




    Kindergarten (Routly) Specials Schedule for 2020-2021

    Lunch is daily 11:15-11:45

    Recess is 11:45-12:15 each day

    Mondays:   Music    (Ms. Weeks)

    Tuesdays:  PE and Library   (Mr. Carney, Mrs. Campbell)

    Wednesdays:  Technology  (Senora Pelligrino)

    Thursdays:  Art   (Ms. Weeks)

    Fridays:   PE    (Mr. Carney)


    To order books from Scholastic Book Clubs:  Go to:  Our classroom code is GXRJB