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

Welcome to Kindergarten! My name is Mikala Gennovario and this is my third year teaching, but my first year here at Mary Immaculate. I have attended Catholic school for the majority of my life and am so thankful to be back as a teacher. I have wanted to teach for as long as I can remember and feel so blessed to have the opportunity to help shape young minds. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Adolescent Development from CSUN in 2021 and am now a student at Mount Saint Mary’s University where I am working on my Masters’s in Education as well as my Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. My goal is to make my classroom a safe environment where children feel comfortable being themselves so that they are excited and ready to learn each day.

What We Do in Kindergarten:

Religion

  • Bible stories and teachings of the Catholic faith
  • Daily prayers (Sign of the cross, Our Father, Hail Mary, Angel of God, Glory Be, blessings before meals)
  • Weekly Schoolwide Mass
  • Creation
  • God’s love
  • Saints

Math

  • Represent, count, and write numbers 0-20
  • Compare numbers to 20
  • Simple addition and subtraction
  • Read, count, and write numbers 1-100 (by 1s, 5s, and 10s)
  • Identify and describe two and three-dimensional shapes
  • Measurement
  • Classify and sort data

Language Arts

  • Recognize and write 26 letters of the alphabet (uppercase and lowercase)
  • Sounds for each letter of the alphabet
  • Phonemic awareness
  • Blend letter sounds together to read words
  • Segment letter sounds to spell words
  • Read 66 high-frequency Dolch words
  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Rhyming words and word families
  • Literary comprehension and fluency skills
  • Basic writing mechanics: write simple sentences, begin with capital letters, spacing between words, and end with proper punctuation

Science

  • Seasons and weather
  • Parts of a plant and plant life cycles
  • Landforms: Valley, mountains, deserts, forests
  • Bodies of water: Lake, ocean, river
  • Animals: Habitats, life cycles, movement, and body coverings
  • Five senses
  • Earth Day, recycling, and reusing
  • Liquid or Solid

Social Studies

  • Being a good citizen: Following rules, and safety signs
  • My country: Symbols of the United States, our leaders, freedom
  • Community helpers
  • Where we live: Earth, maps, regions, cities, farms
  • Calendar skills: Days of the week, months of the year, and seasons
  • Holidays
  • Biographies: Mary McLeod Bethune, Benjamin Franklin, Cesar Chavez, John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed), Presidents (George Washington and Abraham Lincoln), Betsy Ross