Welcome to Kindergarten.
This is going to be a fun and exciting school year. I am looking forward to being your child's teacher for their first year at Hadden Elementary.
My name is Melanie Sluga, I have been teaching for the past 12 years and have been with the Riverside School District for the past 8. I have a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood (PK-3) with a minor in Child Development. I also have my 4/5 Endorsement to teach 4th and 5th grades. I love teaching and it is my dream to TURN STRUGGLING READERS INTO SUCCESSFUL READERS. I have 2 children and a loving husband who is by my side always. I am here to help your child learn, grow and become a better reader.
Let's work together to make this a wonderful, enjoyable year for the students, parents, teachers, and everyone else involved.
Your child will be coming to school everyday for a half day of instruction. The students will either be in the AM Kindergarten Class (Doors open @ 8:35 a.m., School is from 8:45 a.m - 11:30 a.m.) or the PM Kindergarten Class (12:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.)
While your child is at school they will have plenty of opportunities to learn through teacher led instruction, student led instruction, whole and small group instruction, choice exploration, and individually. The students will also have Physical Education (PE), Music, or Art for once a week over a 12 week period. The students will go to library weekly and will be able to check out a library book. We will also go to the computer lab weekly and explore with Raz-Kids and Starfall.com
If you have any questions please feel free to email or leave a voice mail I will get back to you as soon as possible (the best way is to email)
I look forward to a great year!!!!!