Welcome to Our ClassWelcome to Kindergarten at Springfield Elementary! I am excited to learn and grow with your child this year as their kindergarten teacher. This is an exciting time for you and your child as they begin their official journey to becoming a life-long learner. This year I will spend time encouraging positive social interactions among the students, helping them to become more independent throughout the school year, and nurturing a classroom of respectful, and caring children. You will see your child blossom into an early reader and writer in addition to building many math skills. I enjoy having fun in the classroom, but also know the importance of creating a structured and organized learning environment.
Meet the Teacher: Miss Thomas
Welcome! My name is Kristen Thomas. I was born and raised in Michigan City, Indiana. I graduated from Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).This is my first year teaching, and I am excited to be teaching Kindergarten at Springfield Elementary. Growing up in a family full of educators, I knew at a very young age that obtaining an education is very important. Both of my parents were educators. They always taught me that once you've obtained an education, no one can take that from you. As a young child I watched how my parents influenced other people’s lives in the community through teaching, coaching, and mentoring. Seeing them connect to people of all ages really inspired me to want to do the same! I can't wait to have your child in my classroom. Their education is really important to me. We will learn by exploring and doing a lot of hands on activities! I am excited for this school year!