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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.

December class news 2017

Jesus-birth-celebration-cute-graphicaaa December is upon us and we will begin the beautiful season of Advent, leading us toward the ultimate celebration of Christmas!  As we light each candle of the Advent wreath, we remember Jesus as the light of the world, and we mark the approaching date of His birth.  We have a gift hanging on our classroom door which will be covered with happy faces.  These happy faces represent the good deeds and acts of kindness done by the children and offered as gifts for baby Jesus's birthday.  The children have already come up with some great ideas of things that they plan to do over the course of the coming weeks.

Graphs and fractions will be covered this month along with reviewing numbers beyond ten.  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 last month we have been working on number combinations using unifix cubes.  This will be helpful later on when we cover basic operations.

Our journal writing is moving along quite nicely as we apply our high frequency words to our sentences.  The children are getting good at this and really do look forward to this activity.

This month is short and busy, so please be sure to read your Wednesday news packet to review special events and dates.  Here are a few to keep in mind:

Dec. 13  Buddy Fieldtrip to tree farm!  Outdoor event so dress warm.

Dec. 15  K-6 Fieldtrip to see The Star movie  Regular uniform worn - No aftercare

Dec. 20  Class Christmas party!

Dec. 21  Early release - No aftercare

Dec. 22  No school - vacation begins!

Mrs. Foran and I would like to wish you all a very merry and meaningful Christmas and a safe and happy New Year!!  Smile


Hooray! Native American day!



November News 2017

free-native-americans-clipart-free-clipart-images-graphics-1Happy November!  It's time to begin our new unit on Native Americans and the story of the first Thanksgiving.  This is usually an all time favorite with the children as they are challenged to imagine life without even basic modern conveniences and technology.  Through hands on props they will explore the Native's art of survival by which they used their skillls and natural resourses.  This week we will be going on our class fieldtrip to Beaver Brook to learn more about life in the wild.  We will get to experience an authentic wigwam dwelling as part of our hike along the wooded trail!  I also will be having a Native American day in the classroom which is a day involving four activities that will engage the children's interest in a fun and educational way.

This month's character trait is obedience which requires personal discipline and respect for authority.  We do discuss the exception to obedience which would apply to a wrongful command.  Obedience isn't always easy, however it provides safety and security for those under virtuous authorities.

We have spent time and will continue to spend time practicing numbers up to ten and beyond.  We are doing a lot of number sequencing and value based activities with the higher numbers.  We also compare groups and are working on number combinations.  These skills lay the foundation for future operations.

Our reading program is moving along nicely and the children seem to enjoy our small reading group times when we read our decodable readers.  Our word bank of high frequency words is increasing and through daily practice, the children are showing consistency in recognizing them.

Here are a few dates to keep in mind for this month:

Nov. 2  Beaver Brook Fieldtrip - Free dress - warm clothes

Nov. 8  Native American Day - volunteers arrive at 9:00am in classroom

Nov. 10 No school - Thank you veterans!

Nov. 16 Parent - teacher conferences - confirmation times will be sent to you soon.

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!  Thanks for all that you do, and I look forward to seeing you throughout these events.  Smile

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