Welcome to Kindergarten
Welcome to Mrs. Carr’s Kindergarten class at St. John Neumann Catholic School. Kindergarten is an exciting time for our youngest students as they begin to become part of the elementary school community.
We are glad you are here!
Meet Mrs. Carr
Mrs. Carr has been around the education profession for a long time, but not always in a teaching position. She has taught 4 year-olds at Kindercare, was an assistant to blind twins, was a teaching assistant in 1st/2nd grades in California, and substituted in grades K-6. She taught 1st and 3rd in California for three years before moving back to Tennessee. Mrs. Carr feels it was God’s hand that led her to SJNCS. It did not exist when she lived in Tennessee the first time.
Mrs. Carr is in her 12th year at St. John Neumann. She taught 3rd for six years, 1st for one year, and 2nd for three years, and now Kindergarten. No matter what grade she teaches, she loves to bring her creativity and love of learning into the classroom. However, 2nd-grade is an extra special grade because the students are blessed to receive two of the sacraments: First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. She feels it is such an honor and privilege to teach and prepare the students to receive these sacraments.
Beyond teaching the sacraments, Mrs. Carr loves teaching at SJN because she loves the faith-filled family atmosphere where she gets to be an integral part of helping each student grow their faith and achieve their highest individual potentials.
What We're Learning This Year
*Faith formation includes Mass 2x a week, reading at Mass, bringing up gifts, in school faith retreats, and receiving two Sacraments- First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.
*Hands-on activities and interactive journals in math, science, and social studies.
*Topics in math include: place value, computation, linear and capacity measurement, time, money, pictographs, 2d and 3d shapes, fractions, multiplication and division,
*Topics in science include: states of matter, landforms, rocks and minerals, habitats, life cycles, force and motion, planets, and plants.
*Topics in social studies include- map skills, communities, goods and services, government, famous Americans, and the state of Tennessee.
*Superkids Reading Program is used for language arts.
*Special areas include: technology, art, p.e., music, Spanish, and library.
*Homework is assigned weekly.