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Kindergarten - Miss Narkis

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Welcome to Kindergarten! If you have any questions or concerns, please send me in a note with your child.

I have been part of the teaching staff here at St. Chris for over 15 years and love it. I also taught for 10 years in the public school prior to coming to St. Chris. My whole career has focused on the early childhood years. I find that kindergarten is a challenging but very fun level to teach and at St. Chris I’m pleased to be able to include a spiritual component to my teaching.


Mrs. Irene Foran is the Kindergarten aide for Miss Narkis.

January Class News 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Smile 2016

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It's time for kindergarten to launch off into space to study our solar system. This unit is truly a blast to teach, and the children are sure to enjoy exploring the different planets as well as observing my traditional rocket launch!  2015 was a big year for space exploration results, so we will be checking in with the NASA website to connect with the latest discoveries.

In math we need to continue practicing numbers beyond 20 and we will begin basic addition.  Many of our work station games will require adding which will be a fun way to apply this skill.

Our charater trait for January is generosity which involves giving of one's time and talents.  With the number of wonderful volunteers we have in our St. Chris family, generosity is modeled for the children on a daily basis!  We are surrounded by so many forms of generosity in our school, that it is almost impossible not to get swept up into being a part of it.

Our reading program will be picking up the pace with these added HFW:  they  you  of  are  that  do  one  two  three  four  five This month's focus is on finding the main idea of a story and relating cause and effect.  This years' kinders LOVE being read to, and are quite familiar with the elements of literary form.  I will begin daily readings of Little House in the Big Woods starting the first week in January.  I usually read through the first few books in this series because the children enjoy it so much!

We will be starting something new this month:  COMPUTER CLASS!  On alternating Fridays, KN will be traveling upstairs to work with Mrs. Litch in the computer lab.

Just a reminder that I will be reassessing students over the coming weeks because report cards will be going home at the end of the month.

With so many great things happening, this month will be very busy and full of excitement for learning!  Hopefully we won't have too many snow days so we can enjoy being back in school.  Laughing

 

A Very Joyful and Merry Christmas to all!

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December Class News 2015

HAPPY DECEMBER!

We have just begun the beautiful season of Advent, leading us toward the ultimate celebration of Christmas!  As we light each candle on our Advent wreath, we remember Jesus as the Light of the world and mark the approaching date of His birth.  We have an Advent cross hanging on our classroom door on which the children will be recording their happy faces.  The happy faces represent good deeds done by the children and serve as gifts for Jesus' birthday.  The children have already come up with some good ideas of things they plan on doing in the coming weeks.

Graphs and patterns will be covered this month along with more number work.  We already keep a daily weather graph which serves as a visual recording for the children to use in making comparisons.  They can't wait to color in a red box which indicates a snowy day!  Over the past few weeks, we have been working on number combinations using unifix cubes.  This will be helpful later on when we cover basic operations.

Our reading program is moving right along, and we will continue adding to our list of high frequency words.  The children know them well, due to daily spelling bees, and they are also able to create sentences with them.  This application is also reflected in their journal writing.

This month is short and busy so please keep these dates in mind for upcoming special events:

Dec. 2  No School

Dec. 3  KN Christmas shopping (2:00pm)

Dec. 8  Mass in honor of the Immaculate Conception

Dec. 10  PreK-2 Christmas program (in church at 10:00am)

Dec. 22  Christmas party

Dec. 23  Early Release (12:15pm - Free Dress & No aftercare)

 

WISHING YOU ALL A VERY MERRY AND MEANINGFUL CHRISTMAS!! Laughing




 


 
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