Miss Kristina Maiers
“To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love, For it is in giving that we receive. . .”
~ from The Prayer of Saint Francis
Greetings & welcome to Holy Cross Catholic School!
Your child will be in my Kindergarten class! I really appreciate that you want to partner with us in educating your child and look forward to working with you during the upcoming school year. I am so happy to begin my third year at HCCS with this wonderful, caring community.
I would like to tell you about myself. My name is Kristina Maiers and I am originally from northern California where I attended Sacred Heart in Saratoga. My family moved to Boulder, CO in 1999 and I returned there after college graduation in 2010. I received my BA in Early Childhood Education from the University of Arizona in Tucson. I have been teaching for 7 years and this will be my 4th year teaching Kindergarten. I have previously taught 2nd grade and Preschool, so I have a great sense of where my Kindergarten students are coming from at the start and where they need to go by the end of the year. I am eager to help your child learn and try their best to succeed. In the classroom I plan to engage, support, and challenge individual students and to help strengthen their skills in each academic area.
I have lived in Portland, OR for two years. I am enjoying meeting new people and exploring this beautiful state. This past spring I went rock climbing for the first time at Smith Rock and this summer I will be traveling abroad throughout Europe. In my spare time I enjoy reading, hiking, camping, skiing, yoga, and watching movies. I am very excited about the coming school year, getting to know & teach my new students!
Religion- God Loves Us
Math- Ready Math & iReady
Literacy- Journeys Common Core whole group, grammar & writing, and small group lessons each day
Core Knowledge Language Arts phonics & early reading skills
Science- Mystery Science
Forces, Machines, & Engineering
Weather Conditions, Instruments, & Seasons
Plant & Animal Needs
Social Studies- Harcourt & supplemental materials
Health- Called to Protect, Second Step Social Emotional & 5 Senses
Specials: Music, Library, Computer, P.E., Art
The Kindergarten class visits the elderly at Assumption Village several times throughout the year. We perform songs in costume at Halloween, sing Christmas Carols in December, and spring songs about baby animals and our Mother Mary in April/May.
We also participate in school-wide food pantry projects and making prayer cards/ bookmarks for parishoners.
Please join us for weekly Mass on Fridays at 8:30am.
Our Bible quote for this school year is "We are the Light of the World." Matthew 5:14
The first day of school for the 2018-2019 School Year is Tuesday, September 4th!
Prepare your child for Kindergarten in the fall by working with them on upper and lowercase letter recognition and sounds. Have them practice holding a pencil and attempt to write the letters in their name. Over the summer you might also work on number recognition to 20 and rote counting.
ABC Pocket Phonics
Endless Alphabet and Endless Numbers
Teach Me Kindergarten
Timmy's Kindergarten Adventure
Monkey Math School Sunshine
Moose Math by Duck Duck Moose
EdGuru Maths Kids 3-5