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Mrs. Ciavarra
Kindergarten Teacher
Edgewood Elementary
santje@whsd.net
412-731-2238
 

 
 
 
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Mrs. Ciavarra
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I am so excited to be your child's Kindergarten teacher. Kindergarten is such an exciting year for you and your child. I have lots of fun activities this year to help you child grow academically, emotional, physically, and socially. It is my focus to help your child develop a love for learning and to feel proud of themselves and their growth. I believe that children learn best academically when social skills  are implemented and emotional balance is in place. Kindergarten students learn from play as much as they do from academics, therefore I encourage dramatic play, creativity, and imaginiation into my classroom. I also  incorporate mindfullness into my instruction to help my students begin to understand  and regulate their feelings.
This is my 10th year in the Woodland Hills School District teaching Kindergarten. I graduated in 2008 with a bachelors degree in Elementary Education and continued my education into Special Education. I look forward to working with you and having your child in my classroom this year! Check out Class Dojo App for pictures and to follow us throughout our day!
 
Love, 
Mrs Ciavarra :)

 

Below is some useful information for our classroom.

 
 
Specials
Monday - Art
Tuesday - Music
Wednesday - Library
Thursday - Gym*
Friday - Gym*

*Please send children in tennis shoes.
  
 
 
Snack
**WE ARE PEANUT FREE**
In the beginning of each Month, a snack calendar will be sent home on the back of your child's take home folder. Please reference this calendar to find out when your child needs to bring in a snack. Please send a healthy snack for 15 students! If you forget to send in a snack, please send in a snack as soon as possible!



Clothing
Please label all outer garments, such as boots, umbrellas, hats, mittens, coats, jackets, and book bags.
Please teach your child to do buttons, snap, zippers, and shoelaces. Make certain that he/she can manage the zipper on their jacket.
Please send a change of clothes for your child to keep in their locker, accidents do happen and having their own clothes will make the situation a little easier on them.

 

Homework
Homework will go home on Monday and is expected to be returned on Friday of each week. The homework is directly related to the work that your child is doing in class. If you notice that your child is strugglings with the concepts, please let me know. I encourage you to read to your child every night!


Below are some Fun Websites to use at Home

Fun Brain
Kindersite
Starfall
ABCya
 

 

 Thank You!

 

By reading this you are taking an active roll in your child’s education.  We are a team and I am looking forward to working
with you and your child this year.  Please feel free to contact me with any comments or questions.
santje@whsd.net