10390 Remick Ave., Pacoima, CA 91331
(818) 834-8551
(818) 896-7996

 “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” –Benjamin Franklin

Welcome to Kindergarten! My name is Krystal Adelle Flores and this is my 3rd year teaching Kindergarten at Mary Immaculate School. I am blessed to have the opportunity to continue serving the Lord and helping young minds blossom into compassionate leaders of tomorrow. Prior to entering Mary Immaculate School’s doors, I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Woodbury University. I have worked at a counseling office in the college setting and with an autism behavior intervention company to provide one-on-one behavioral and educational therapy for children with autism at home and in the school setting. With this experience, I realized helping children learn and grow both educationally and socially is my passion. My educational background and prior work experiences led me to become a Substitute and Summer School teacher for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for grades TK-8th. I am currently in my 2nd year at Mount St. Mary’s University working towards my master’s degree, M.S. in Education. This experience has prepared me to differentiate instruction for students and provide them with a safe and nurturing learning environment that is personally relevant and inspires curiosity and self-discovery. In my classroom, we are a learning community and students would be encouraged to explore their interests and support peers, helping each other academically and socially.

My philosophy in education is that the children of today are the future of tomorrow. Learning is an active search for meaning and as an educator, I am a facilitator who encourages growth by meeting each student’s needs. I am excited to teach another year of the Kindergarten level where many foundational skills are established to foster success in the years coming.

What We Do in Kindergarten:

Religion
• Scripture & Teachings of the Catholic Faith
• Daily Prayers
• Weekly Mass
• God’s Love Creates the Universe
• God’s Love Makes Me Who I Am
• God’s Love Gives Me People to Love
• God’s Love Gives Me Jesus
• Catholic Prayers: Sign of the Cross, Grace Before Meals, Lord’s Prayer, Hail Mary, Angel of God, Glory Be
• Bible Stories
• We Celebrate: Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, Thanksgiving, St. Valentine’s Day, Mother Mary
• Song & Movement

Math
• Represent, Count, and Write Numbers 0-20
• Compare Numbers to 20
• Simple Addition
• Simple Subtraction
• Read, Count, & Write Numbers 1-100 (1s, 5s, 10s)
• Identify & Describe Two-Dimensional Shapes
• Identify & Describe Three-Dimensional Shapes
• Measurement
• Classify & Sort Data

Language Arts
• Recognize & write 26 letters of the alphabet and the sound for each
• Write all upper & lowercase letters
• Short vowel sounds
• Phonics
• Phonemic Awareness
• Blend letter-sounds together to read words
• Segment letter-sound to spell words
• Read 66 high-frequency Dolch words
• Parts of speech, synonyms, & antonyms
• Comprehension & fluency skills for literary & informational texts
• Rhyming Words & Word Families
• Basic Writing Mechanics: write simple sentences, begin with capital letter, space between words, & end with punctuation

Science
• Seasons & Weather
• Parts of a Plant
• Plant Life Cycle
• Landforms: valley, mountain, desert, forest
• Bodies of Water: Lake, ocean, river
• Animals: Habitat, Life Cycle, Movement, & Body Coverings
• Five Senses
• Earth Day
• Recycling & Reusing
• Liquid or Solid

Social Studies
• Being a Good Citizen: Follow the Rules, Safety Signs
• My Country: Symbols of the United States, Our Leaders, Living with Freedom
• Community Workers: Working for Money, Volunteers, From the Farm to the Table, Goods Around the World
• Where We Live: Land & Water on Earth, Models & Maps, Regions, City & Farm Life
• Calendar Skills: Days of the Week, Months of the Year, & Seasons
• Time Goes By: Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow
• Stories of the Past: Colonial Life, Family History
• Holidays
• Biographies: Mary McLeod Bethune, Benjamin Franklin, Cesar Chavez, John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed), Two Presidents (George Washington, Abraham Lincoln), Betsy Ross