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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.

March Class News 2016

Rocks and Minerals!

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This is our new unit for the month of March.  We will take a look at various rock and mineral samples and engage in many hands on activities involving rocks.


In math we will continue working on subtraction skills, measurement and fractions.  We will also continue working with higher numbers and place value.

The character trait for March is Forgiveness which is the perfect lead into the celebration of Easter.  We have many opportunities to forgive others and we are putting this into practice in the classroom.

It's hard to believe but we are almost at the end of the alphabet.  After we finish, we will begin word families.  The children are doing well learning their HF words and applying them to their journal writing.  They also have been helping me to write our morning note to the helper of the day.

HAPPY SPRING and HAPPY EASTER!  Smile



 

February Class News 2016

It doesn't feel like February but it is!  We'll kick off this month celebrating Catholic Schools Week which will be a lot of fun, with many great activities planned.  I know that the children will love seeing their 5th grade buddies, and I can't wait to see their reaction to the animal presentation.

There isn't much time to this short month due to our vacation week, however I have some exciting things planned.  I just finished reading "Little House in the Big Woods" and the children enjoyed it so much, that I promised them that I would read the next book in the series entitled "Farmer Boy." One of the chapters described the time of the sugar snow refering to the maple sugaring season so... I have a spile and a sap bucket to test out on one of our giant maple trees along the back lot.  It's so warm that I figure I can get right out there now, and have a great hands-on lesson with the children!  This activity will also go along nicely with our new unit on NH and the USA.  We will conduct activities that will familiarize the children with some interesting facts about our beautiful state and major places of interest.  We will also branch out by exploring the symbols, places, historical figures and values of our country.

Number concepts and subtraction will be the math skills that will dominate our attention over the next couple of weeks.  We've had a lot of practice with addition, so we'll switch over to subtraction.

Orderliness is our new character trait which will help inspire us to be extra neat and tidy with our supplies and belongings.  Be sure to pull out this chipmunk card at home for those times when your child's playroom or bedroom needs a bit of attention! Wink

Of course Lent is early this year, which means we will also spend time learning about Christ's passion and attending stations of the cross on Fridays.  This will help prepare us for the joyous celebration of Easter next month.

We will continue adding HFW to our word bank as well as continuing with our usual lessons in reading, comprehension and reviewing elements of literary form.

Some how it seems like this is too much to do for the time that we have, but I'm sure we will accomplish a great deal in February.  With the weather continuing on its current path, I'm not too concerned about losing time off school due to snow days!



 
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