Kindergarten – Mrs. Bochneak

Welcome to Mrs. Bochneak’s kindergarten! I feel passionate about nurturing the social and emotional skills in each child to create a joyful learning experience. I want your child to be an active learner and disciplined and creative thinker who participates in their own learning. It is important to me that your child loves learning and enjoys coming to school each day. In order to do this, I will try to build a respectful and caring bond with all of you. I look forward to forming a partnership with you as we work together to educate your child.

 

 
Contact Information

I welcome and value parent communication. Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions or comments.

Beth Bochneakbeth.bochneak@bacs.org – 215-947-4086 ext. 241

Gym Teachers
Heather McCurdy – heather.mccurdy@bacs.org – 215-947-4086 ext. 259
Alex Rogers –alex.rogers@bacs.org – 215-947-4086 ext. 260

Librarians
Kelly Austin – Kelly.austin@bacs.org – 215-947-4086 ext. 227
Shannon Good –Shannon.good@bacs.org –  215-947-4086 ext. 227

 

Schedule

Kindergarten – Mrs. Bochneak Schedule 21-22

 

Curriculum

The Kindergarten curriculum is available at https://brynathynchurchschool.org/programs/curriculum-k-8/kindergarten/

 

Homework

There is no required homework in kindergarten, however a great way to contribute to your child’s learning is finding time at home when you can read with them. This will help your child develop language and listening skills and it prepares them to understand the written word. It also helps foster a love of books.

 

Class Parent

The role of the class parent in kindergarten is minimal. There will be a few times throughout the year when the class parent may be asked to co-ordinate food for special occasions.

 

Things to Know

Snack time: We have a snack in the middle of the morning.  Children this age vary considerably in the amount they prefer to eat at snack time, please send whatever you think will work best for your child. If your child is staying for Wonder Garden, it usually works best to pack their lunch in a separate container. Please also send your child with one or two water bottles depending on how much they will drink throughout the morning.

Birthdays: Birthdays will be celebrated on or close to your child’s birthday. Summer birthdays will be celebrated during the school year.  I will be in touch with you to discuss a convenient time. Parents are invited to come in to read a story on their child’s birthday if they would like to.

Recess: We play outside in almost all types of weather. Please send your child in suitable clothing for the expected weather.  Please send a pair of rain boots at the beginning of the year that can stay in your child’s locker all year.  You are welcome to keep any other outdoor gear in your child’s locker that you think they may need. Girls can bring sweatpants to wear under skirts or dresses when the weather is cold.

 

Goals for the Year

In kindergarten I strive to help the children create a developmentally appropriate relationship with the Lord. I do this by having worship every day and introducing the children to different stories from the Word. I foster the idea that the Lord is their Heavenly Father and look for opportunities to bring the Lord into our discussions throughout the day.

Another big part of kindergarten is helping the children learn how to interact appropriately with one another. I encourage kindness, thoughtfulness and empathy through daily interactions and discussions, our “Kindness Elves”, a focus on making “Green Choices”, Angel Bear Yoga and class meetings.

In kindergarten I build a foundation on which future learning can take place. Every child will enter kindergarten with different strengths. I will meet your child where they are and ensure that they make progress throughout the year. This will look different for each child. I will work to develop and direct your child’s curiosity and natural love of learning.

It is my hope that your child will leave kindergarten with many new friends, a love of learning and a strong foundation they can build on in the years to come.

 

 

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