Johnny Appleseed unit
As fall continues, we have been talking a lot about the season, about apples, and about pumpkins.
We learned about Johnny Appleseed through videos, stories, and exploration. During our Apples thematic unit, we incorporate Johnny Appleseed and the theme of apples into all aspects of our curriculum. We did a really exciting apple tasting, graphed our favorite, weighed apples, and learned about the life cycle of the apple.
Learning the life cycle of an apple
Apple tasting, graphing our favorite, and all of Kindergarten enjoying a Johnny Appleseed video.View More
For your K5 child, there are a few things I would like to remind parents:
- Please remember to check your child’s take-home folder and backpack regularly! We will be sending home quite a bit of projects and information each week.
- Your child must bring a morning and afternoon snack, along with a LEAD snack if he/she attends after care.
- The best way to reach Ms. Hennigan is through email, please do not hesitate to come forward with any questions or concerns throughout the year!
Book of the Week
Each week, we have the opportunity to invite friends and family members into our classroom to read to our K5 students.
So far, we’ve had multiple people come in, and we’ve loved every minute of it! Thank you for your time, we are looking forward to more guest readers as the year progresses!
Megan’s mom & Dan’s Grandmother
Ms. Renwick (PK3’s former aide) & Emma’s mom
Karlo’s momView More
Words of the Week
5th grade buddies
We attend mass in the church every Wednesday morning and attend all-school masses monthly with our 5th grade buddies. We enjoyed showing them around our classroom after getting to know them with a few fun activities!
Meet Your Teacher
About Ms. Hennigan
Hello! My name is Anne Hennigan and I am one of the Kindergarten teacher here at St. Mary! This is my third year at St. Mary Riverside, I formerly taught the PK3’s and have now taken on a new position within the school as the Early Childhood Director in addition to moving up to Kindergarten! I am very excited to begin the school year.
I grew up in Naperville, Illinois and currently reside in Westchester. I taught full-day Preschool for 4 years at a school in Wheaton, Illinois before coming to St. Mary’s School in Riverside. In my free time, I like to spend time with family and friends, see live music, and enjoy going to Chicago sporting events.