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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.

Class News March 2018


Believe it or not, Spring will be here in just a few weeks.  It is such a hopeful time of year, full of new life and growth.  The children have grown so much since September and I continue to enjoy watching them progress.

The week that we return from February break will include our STEM day.  The children worked in small groups to meet an engineering objective and together, they accomplished the task!  Come to our STEM night on Thursday and see what our class project involved.  It was a lot of fun, and I was impressed with the final outcome.

We will continue our observance of the season of Lent through class lessons as well as attending Stations of the Cross each Friday afternoon.  This is a way for all of us to remember the sacrificial love of Jesus, and spend some time reflecting on His precious gift of salvation to all who believe.

Forgiveness is this month's character trait which is ultimately demonstrated by Jesus on the cross, at which time, He asked forgiveness for those who were killing Him.  We have numerous opportunities in life to exercise forgiveness, and the children are very good about forgiving each other at school.

We will be finishing the alphabet letters of the week soon.  The children will continue to write sentences, engage in wordwork activities, practice spelling HFW and apply phonics to spelling in their journals.

Our new unit on rocks and minerals will be lots of fun as the children will learn about the three basic categories of rocks and get their hands on some real gems!  Children seem to naturally enjoy collecting and examining rocks, so I expect that they will enjoy the activities that I have planned for them.

We will end this month with Holy Week and Mrs. foran and I would like to wish you all a very blessed and happy Easter!


Class news February 2018




















It's February!  Time is flying and these kinders are growing and learning at lightning speed!  We have recently begun our STEM project which centers around making an air pressured rocket.  Ultimately the whole thing will come together in the next week or so, as the groups complete their assigned roles.  We are having a blast.  Laughing

We have been spending a lot of time on the concrete and symbolic levels of basic operations in math.  We have practiced solving written math problems as well as word problems, which require a keen ear for math vocabulary words.  The children are becoming more familiar with how to read a problem and know how to find the answer.  We continue to count, record, and compare numbers on a daily basis.

Our computer classes are going quite well and the children are really enjoying going up to the lab.  Word has it that Mrs. Litch is very impressed with their technology skills especially mouse control.  We also have a Beebot in our classroom that I am using with the children.  It is a very cute, mobile robot that is in the form of a bumblebee, and it operates on a floor grid.  The Beebot can be programmed to follow a sequence of directions that will bring it to a desired location on the grid.  The children love engaging with the Beebot.

Since President's Day is this month,  I have planned a couple of cute activities that have to do with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.  I also have a fantastic map activity involving the state of NH which I hope to squeeze in this month.

Orderliness is the character trait for February and even though it isn't quite Spring yet, we will be getting ourselves organized!  It is nice to clean out messy corners and put everything where it belongs.  The challenge is to be disciplined enough to keep it that way.

We will be having a Valentine's celebration on Wednesday, February 14th (also a free dress day-pink,red, and white).  Please remember to have your child sign his or her valentine cards for the class, but please do not address them with names because it will make passing them out much more efficient. Thank you! Smile


January Class News 2017


clip_january001_LIt'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.  Space exploration is continuous and exciting , so we will be checking in with the NASA website to connect with the latest discoveries.

In math we will continue with number work and addition and subtraction.  Many of the games that we play at our work stations require adding and subtracting skills which is a fun way to practice and strengthen these skills.

Our character trait for this month 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 becoming 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 the cause and effect.  These kinders love being read to, and have become 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 also will be doing more reading and wordwork activities as part of the daily five method.

We will begin 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 the students over the coming weeks because report cards will be going home at the end of the month.

At the very end of January, we also will be celebrating Catholic Schools Week which will include many fun activities!

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