Welcome to Kindergarten

Kindergarten is a time of new beginnings, of making friends, and of learning lots of new things each and every day. It is the best age! Our days are filled with many wonderful experiences and opportunities for learning and growing.

Meet Mrs. Hubbard

My name is Mrs. Christina (Christie) Hubbard, and I am delighted to be your child’s teacher this year. This is my tenth year teaching at St. John Neumann Catholic School, but my thirteenth year of teaching. I graduated with a BS in Education from Western Michigan University located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I have been married to my husband Gary for 27 years this September. We are originally from Jackson, Michigan and in 2006 we decided it was time to begin a new adventure. We decided that Tennessee was where we wanted to be, and so Gary sent his resume to Orkin and they hired him on the spot. He manages the organization throughout the Tennessee/Alabama Region. We have four children: Megan, Nolan, Ryan, and Collin. Prior to our move to Tennessee, I was a substitute teacher for 12 years, and two of those years I team-taught in a kindergarten classroom. When we came to Tennessee, I began teaching 4th grade here at St. John Neumann and then at OLPH in Chattanooga. I am so glad to be back here teaching kindergarten.

My classroom environment reflects real, relevant teaching and learning. My classroom encourages children to see themselves as readers, writers, and problem solvers. I value the process as well as the product and understand that God has made each of us unique individuals. My classroom will encourage self-discipline as we learn & practice the skills of listening, following directions, sharing, asking questions, and social skills.

I am looking forward to working with you and your child. Working together, I know we will have a wonderful year.

What We're Learning This Year

We will learn all about numbers, letters and sounds this year, and will be doing lots of writing activities, too. The children are always proud of the things they create and are anxious to share their new skills. You can help at home by reading to and with your child 20 minutes daily, and encouraging them to write and draw. We will also be learning important math concepts including sorting, counting, graphing, classifying, patterning, time and money, measurement and even addition and subtraction. Most importantly, we will be learning about Jesus and our Catholic faith in class and by attending Mass.

Friday Folders come home each Friday. please check and clean out your child’s Friday Folder each week.