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Kindergarten - Miss Narkis


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.

Classroom News January 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  We are all glad to be back together for more fun and learning in kindergarten.  This month we will cover letters O-R and we will spend a lot of time reviewing both long and short vowel sounds.  The children are really progressing in their phonics as we continue to review sounds and write words.  In the area of math we have been working on numbers 1-20 and comparing number sets.  We've been developing a solid understanding of what equal means and are now learning the basics of adding and subtracting.  We are getting better at recognizing what each of the symbols is called and what each symbol means.  We've been playing games and using manipulatives to illustrate these operations.

Our new unit is on Arctic life which will bring us into the chilly environment of the polar animals.  Animals are a favorite topic with children so they are sure to enjoy this subject.  We will be reading about the famous sled dog Balto, and learning some different hitches for hooking up a sled team! 

Generosity is our character trait for January and the children have been so responsive to all the traits we've covered thus far.  They love looking forward to our next character creature and I must say that the children truly try to put what they have learned into practice.  Speaking of generosity, the Nashua Children's Home received some of the hats, mittens and gloves that the children donated and they were very grateful.  We appreciate the children's generosity in providing warmth to those in need right here in the Nashua area.

Progress reports will be going home toward the end of this month and January 31st will kick off Catholic school's week!


December class news 2010

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoyed real homemade butter with their meal! Laughing A big thank you goes out to Mrs. Levesque for providing this educational experience for the children.  We all have a better appreciation for how much work and time the butter making process requires!

Our class would also like to thank Officer Fauxteux for including us in his safety presentation to Mrs. Brown's class.  The children really enjoyed it and even learned a few new safety tips.

December will be a very busy and fast moving month.  The children are already excited and they will be preparing for the celebration of Christmas by learning about the season of Advent and by partaking in the following events:

*Christmas shopping Thurs. Dec. 2 (11:15-12:00)- This will take place in the church hall.  Please have gift labels filled out and raffle tickets cut out when you send them in along with your child's money.  We welcome anyone who would like to come in and assist with their child's purchasing.

*ECLS Assessments Dec 7,8,9

*M is for Moscow-A Frasca family presentation for KN  Dec. 10

*Meals on wheels Christmas project

*Christmas concert Dec. 14 (10:00)

*Christmas prayer service, class Christmas party and early release day Dec. 23

In between all these exciting happenings, we will begin focusing on numbers beyond ten.  We will  continue practicing our base counting and take a closer look at patterning.  Our phonics this month will revolve around letters M,N, and O.  The character trait for December is gratefulness.  We should all remember to be grateful for the best gift of all time to all people- the birth of Christ the Lord!  Mrs. Foran and I wish you all a very blessed and meaningful Christmas and we look forward to seeing you at the various upcoming events!!



November Class News 2010

We ended the last day of October with limitless fun!  It was Dress down day, Hat day, Pizza with parents day, Popcorn day, Party snacks day, and Gym day!!!  What an exciting and memorable day.  Thanks to everyone for your effort and contribution in making all of it possible.  The children truly enjoyed it and their hats were terrific.Laughing

November brings with it our next unit of study involving Native American culture and Thanksgiving.  Many of you have been preparing and providing materials for our upcoming Native American day and we want you to know how much we appreciate all you have done.  As the Lakota say -pilamaya! (THANKYOU!)  On Native American day the children will be:  painting a cover for our teepee frame, making an authentic native stick game, creating a beaded bearclaw necklace, and making a feathered headband.

In the weeks ahead we will also learn about the journey of the Pilgrims and their life in the new land.

Do you know that lions never lie?  Well they don't when it comes to their body language.  You can tell a lot about a lion's mood just by observing its' ears and tail position.  The lion is our character animal for this month and it centers around truthfulness.

Here are some upcoming events for this month:

Tues. Nov. 2 Nashua Fire Dept. is visiting

Wed. Nov. 3 Picture retakes

Fri. Nov. 5 School Mass 9:15   Sr. Joan Winn (our adopted nun) will also make her first monthly visit to our class on this date.

Wed. Nov. 10 Native American Day

Tues. Nov. 16 KN Parent teacher conferences (7:50-8:30 am)

Thurs. Nov. 18 KN Parent teacher conferences (7:50-8:30 am)

Tues. Nov. 23 KN & Schoolwide Parent teacher conferences beginning after 3:00pm



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