Dear Families of Junior Kindergarten Students,
My name is Laura Kurich and I graduated from Lindenwood University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education. I am very excited to be teaching Junior Kindergarten students as part of the Keith rigorous curriculum. I love being able to influence the minds of our future, no matter how young they may be.
It is very important that students enter a very welcoming and uplifting classroom as they begin their school day. I believe that an enriching start to each school day will help determine the behaviors, moods, and readiness for learning throughout the entire school day. Welcoming each student with a smile and personal greeting is how I want to prepare for a day of learning.
Junior Kindergarten is a very important developmental time for children. They are beginning to learn from their environment, their peers, and their curiosity. The Junior Kindergarten classroom is where students are able to learn through structured academic lessons, but also through their own exploration of the entire school environment.
At a young age, it is important for children to learn to love learning and school. As a Junior Kindergarten teacher, it is my job to not only teach your child how to read, write, critically think, count, add, and subtract, but to also love coming to school and learning new information. Curiosity, I believe, is the best trait a person can obtain. In my classroom I encourage students to ask questions, explore how everything works, use their imagination, and to have open minds. The best way to learn is to have fun while engaging in the learning process.
As hard as it will be to send my students to Kindergarten, my hope for them is to look back on their year in Junior Kindergarten and remember that learning was deeply fun!
Mrs. Laura Kurich
B.A. in Elementary Education from Lindenwood University
Mrs. Laura Kurich recently joined the Keith Lower School team and is teaching our Junior Kindergarten students. Laura is a graduate from Lindenwood University with a B.A. Degree in Elementary Education. Laura has been a swim instructor, and for many years was a Keith summer camp counselor. Outside of the classroom, Laura enjoys spending time with her family, reading a good book, and watching sports with her husband, Dan. Her passion for teaching is undeniably deep! She looks forward to developing an enthusiasm for learning with all her Keith students .