Ms. Angela Haluska
“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
My name is Angela Haluska and I am so excited to be a part of the Holy Cross Community again this year! I grew up in Clackamas, Oregon and graduated from Portland State University with a degree in Child and Family Studies. While attending Portland State University, I was a goalkeeper on the women's soccer team (GO VIKS!).
I graduated with my Masters in Education from Portland State University in June, 2017. This is my third year teaching at Holy Cross, and I am so excited to teach Kindergarten this coming year! I can't wait to see all of the growth and learning that will go on in our classroom this year! I look forward to meeting all the students and watching them grow a love for learning! I’m looking forward to teaching the skills to start reading and writing! We are going to have such a wonderful time in Kindergarten!
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- Building Blocks: Weather & Sky, Push, Pull, Go, and Living Things & Their Needs
Social Studies- Harcourt & supplemental materials
Health- Called to Protect, Second Step Social Emotional learning
Specials: Music, Library, Computer, P.E., Art
I recommend continuing to practice reading & math skills over the summer. Create a schedule to go to the local library once a week and check out early reader books. A routine of reading aloud to mom and/or dad before bed is a great way to keep practicing sight words and decoding.
Get a simple addition & subtraction summer workbook to keep your mind fresh with numbers. Some good old fashioned board games that are good to play for counting and identifying numbers are: Candy Land, Chutes & Ladders, Hi-Ho Cherry-O, Monopoly Junior, and Sorry!
For those that enjoy creative writing (or could use some work on it) starting a summer journal could be fun; write the date and a sentence or two about what you did that day, that weekend, or even a whole story about a family trip/ vacation. Don't forget to add a drawing or picture to go with it!
Some websites to use:
Some apps to use:
Sight Words List
Sky Fish Phonics