Welcome to Mrs. Nilius’ Kindergarten Class!

St. Mary's School is a Christ-Centered School where all enter to learn and exit to serve



Breann Nilius

Kindergarten Class

How to Read With a Beginning Reader

15-20 minutes spent reading is plenty for young readers!

  • Encourage your child to use their finger to point to each word
  • Read a sentence and have your child repeat it
  • Take turns reading a sentence or page each
  • Talk about the story as you read it
    • What will happen next?
    • What does the story remind you of?
    • How does the character feel?
  • Don’t be be afraid to read the same book again; repetition builds fluency

Understanding Checks:

  • Start the book by making predictions
  • Ask questions during the reading process
  • After reading, have your child tell you the events from the story in order
    • What was the problem during the story?
    • How did the character feel when…?
  • Encourage your child to make connections by noting similarities to other
    • books
    • movies
    • events


8:05-8:10 "We're here..." whole school announcements and prayer
8:10-8:25 Morning "responsibilities": hand in folders, hang up backpacks, sign in, Daily Question, book baskets, morning work, etc.
8:25-8:40 Morning meeting (morning message, calendar, songs, Bible time)
8:30 - Mass on Friday
8:40-9:40 Shared reading and writing, Literacy/Daily 5
9:40-10:00 Snack/recess/movement

9:45 - 10:15  Library  F
10:00-11:00  Math

11:00 -11:20  Handwriting/ D5
11:25-12:30 Lunch and recess
12:30-12:50 Rest (drinks/bathroom) story time, journal writing
12:50 -1:20 Social Studies, Science, Health, Art

1:20 -1:40  Religion
1:40-2:10   Centers/writing    Computer/tech  TH,F 
2:10 - 2:40  PE - M, T, W       Music -  TH, F
2:45-3:00  Afternoon Wrap Up: review, stories, songs, pack up, prayer
3:00 Dismissal "Off we go..."



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