Mrs. Katie Wagner
Marquette University--Bachelors of Science in Education
Hello! I am Mrs. Katie Wagner! I am so honored to be teaching Kindergarten at Notre Dame of De Pere! This will be my second year teaching kindergarten at Notre Dame, and my third year teaching! I graduated from Marquette University in May 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Communication Studies. I previously taught first grade at a Catholic school near Milwaukee. As a teacher, I strive to create a classroom environment that fosters growth and independence through educating the whole child. I believe that throughout the year, we, as a class, grow in faith and love as our community evolves into a group of kindergarteners equipped with the skills and methods necessary for them to grow. I grew up going to a Catholic K-8 school, so I have strong Catholic roots. In addition to strong Catholic roots, my family also has strong ties to Marquette University. Both my parents attended there, and two of three siblings are currently attending. It was at Marquette that I met my now husband. My husband and I got married in Milwaukee this past summer. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy reading a good book, trying new recipes, or doing yoga. I am honored to share my passion for early literacy with the kindergarten students and be a part of this wonderful community of faith filled learners and educators!
A Note From Mrs. Wagner:
In our class we learn, laugh, and love in Jesus’ footsteps!
Come take a look at our day in kindergarten at Notre Dame of De Pere!
What to Expect in Kindergarten
Welcome to Kindergarten! I am so excited to have a new class of kindergarteners! It will be a wonderful school year!
Kindergarten is a year to grow: academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually.
In all subject areas, your child will be taught through a variety of methods that will ensure they are understanding and retaining the curriculum taught.
Social development is crucial in kindergarten. Through playing, sharing, and problem solving your child will be developing the skills needed to develop socially.
This year your child will learn how to label emotions. beyond happy or sad. Your child will learn skills in which they can handle their emotions. These are the foundational skills for your child to develop their emotional vocabulary that they will build upon as they get older.
In kindergarten we integrate faith in every subject. We begin and end each day with prayer, and often talk about God’s creation and how we, as Catholics, can take care of it. We attend weekly mass with the school. Our morning prayer is “Dear Jesus, I give you today in all that I think, do, and say.”