In the first few weeks of school, the teachers want to ease the students into curriculum by providing multiple opportunities for creativity, self-expression, as well as revisiting basic skills from preschool.
During center time, the students have an opportunity to work on math, religion, writing, reading, phonemic awareness, science, and many other subject skills in small group settings.
For your K5 child, there are a few things I would like to remind parents:
- Please remember to check your child’s take-home folder and backpack regularly! We will be sending home quite a bit of projects and information each week.
- Your child must bring a morning and afternoon snack, along with a LEAD snack if he/she attends after care.
- The best way to reach Ms. Hennigan is through email, please do not hesitate to come forward with any questions or concerns throughout the year!
Words of the Week
5th grade buddies
We attend mass in the church every Wednesday morning and attend all-school masses monthly with our 5th grade buddies. We enjoyed showing them around our classroom after getting to know them with a few fun activities!
Meet Your Teacher
About Ms. Hennigan
Hello! My name is Anne Hennigan and I am one of the Kindergarten teacher here at St. Mary! This is my third year at St. Mary Riverside, I formerly taught the PK3’s and have now taken on a new position within the school as the Early Childhood Director in addition to moving up to Kindergarten! I am very excited to begin the school year.
I grew up in Naperville, Illinois and currently reside in Westchester. I taught full-day Preschool for 4 years at a school in Wheaton, Illinois before coming to St. Mary’s School in Riverside. In my free time, I like to spend time with family and friends, see live music, and enjoy going to Chicago sporting events.