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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.

Classroom News May 2011

It is the beautiful month of May and it finally looks and feels like Spring!  There is so much going on this month that I am listing the events and dates for you to refer to in the coming weeks:

Art activity -- May 5

Earth Day -- May 6 (dress down day)

Vocation day with morning Mass -- May 10

Class icecream party--  May 12

Used book sale --  May 13 (church hall)

May crowning ceremony -- May 20 (church)

Spring music program -- May 24 (10:00 in church)

Fun run -- May 27 (12:45)

Animal presentation -- May 31

 

Due to the cold weather last month, we were unable to grow our bean seeds, so we have replanted and hope to have more success this time.  We will finishing up our unit on planting and will soon begin our last unit of study on the ocean!  We will continue to learn new word families each week and practice using them in simple sentences.  We will also begin learning how to tell time by the hour and will continue practicing basic operations in math.  We are all very excited about reading and our silent reading time together on Fridays is very enjoyable. The children are bringing in some great books from home.  Virtue is our last character trait for the year and it sums up all the other traits that we have been practicing.  Virtue is the moral excellence evident in your life as you consistently do what is right.  As one Chinese proverb states;  "Riches adorn the dwelling; virtue adorns the person."

 

Classroom News April 2011

Happy Spring everyone!!  For the next three weeks we will be very busy.  We are planting green beans which we hope will sprout in the next seven days.  The children love growing things and watching for changes.  They have been learning about the basic parts of a plant and what each part does.

We have completed the alphabet and are beginning word families which we will continue through June.  We continue to practice and apply our phonics skills in our journal writing.  Our sight word wall is also growing.

Word problems using manipulatives have been a fun way for us to reinforce and practice using basic operations to find solutions.  This month we will also begin learning about money which involves identifying and understanding the value of pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters.  This is where our long practiced base counting will come in handy.

The children have been learning a lot about the sorrowful passion of Jesus through the stations of the cross and we are all looking forward to the great joy of celebrating Easter.

Our character trait for April is SINCERETY which means eagerly doing what is right with transparent motives.  To the same degree that people despise hypocrites, they honor those who are sincere. Smile

 

Classroom News March 2011

This month brings us the wonderful season of SPRING!  Plants and flowers will be topics of study for us in the coming weeks.  We also will be finishing the alphabet soon and we will be working on word families and writing simple sentences.  We have already been building a word wall of sight words which we review each day.  The children have grown in so many ways since September and they are becoming more independent, responsible and skilled.

Throughout the season of Lent we will be attending the stations of the cross on Friday afternoons at 2:00pm.  As a class we will be giving gifts to Jesus through acts of kindness and good behavior to prepare our hearts for Easter.  This month's character trait is forgiveness.  Forgiveness is clearing the record of those who have wronged us and not holding a grudge.  The rewards of forgiveness are friendship and deeper love.  "A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain." -- Samuel Johnson

Have a wonderful vacation and safe traveling to all !!Smile

 
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