Dear First Grader and Family,
Hello and welcome to 1st Grade! My name is Stephanie Kainz and I will be your child’s teacher this year. I am so excited to have you as part of our 1st grade family. We have a fun year of learning ahead of us!
Getting to know Mrs. Kainz:
I grew up in Alexandria. This will be my 15th year teaching and my first year in 1st grade at Challenger- I’m so excited to meet you! My first 12 years of teaching were spent in Fairmont teaching 6th, 5th, and 2nd grade. I then taught two years of Read 180 at Franklin Middle School. I love building relationships with my students and families each year. I have a daughter who will be a 2nd grader, and a son in PreK. In my free time I love spending time hiking all of the MN state parks, and watching my kids ice skate and dance.
Our Year Together in 1st Grade:
Your child will be part of a positive classroom community. We will work together and learn how to be respectful and responsible. Together we will become confident readers and writers, explore math concepts with fun hands-on math stations and activities, explore many science activities and topics, learn about the world around us, and most importantly have FUN!
Phone: 7:45-8:10 and 3:00-3:45
Remind Message & Email: 7:45-3:45