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Hello! I love teaching Kindergarten and creating a classroom atmosphere that promotes thinking, hard work, and thoughtfulness! This is my eleventh year of teaching and my ninth year at Richland Elementary. Go Rams!

I am a proud graduate from Richland High School. I then went to the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown to obtain my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Spanish. After graduation, I accepted a position teaching first grade in the Meyersdale Area School District. The following year, I taught Kindergarten at Cougar Elementary in Manassas Park, Virginia. I then accepted a 4th grade position at Richland Elementary. I moved back to Kindergarten after a year in 4th and have been in this position ever since. I greatly enjoy continuing my education and I obtained my Master's Degree in Literacy with a Reading Specialist Certificate through Clarion University.
Please check out our newsletter and my website for helpful links!


Sight Word Folders

Today green sight word folders were sent home with each child.  We will be practicing the words from Week 1 this week.  Please practice at home with your child, any chance you may have!  The folders are to be returned each Thursday for progress monitoring.

Scholastic Book Orders

Dear Families,

NEW! During the COVID-19 crisis, you can choose to have your child’s online book order shipped right to your door OR delivered to me with our class order.

All orders earn FREE Books for our class—thank you for your support!

Class Order Due Date: 10/16/20

Connect to Our Class Page:

Shop the flyers with your child:

*A flyer will be sent home today! :)

Please feel free to forward the Class Page link to extended family and friends who may want to support your child’s reading.

Thank you!

Mrs. Yacynych

Class Code: J7MTV

Google Classroom

Hi Families!
Online Instruction begins today, April 1st, through our Google Classroom.  If you did not receive my email yesterday with instructions, please contact me.  If you are having any other issues, please let me know!
Thank you!

Epic Monday!

On Mondays in my classroom, we have "Epic Mondays".  The students are challenged to listen to one of the several assigned books about an assigned topic from Epic books on the iPads.  They then share what they learned at the end of centers.
This is the link for Epic books.  You can try it at home for free for 30 days.  This is a great way for students to explore new books while at home.
Students - feel free to share what you learned with me!  You can ask your families to help you email me. :)


Hi Kindergarten Friends!
I miss you all and I hope you are staying healthy!  Try to complete these activities to get BINGO!
- Mrs. Yacynych :)
Please feel free to print or screenshot this BINGO board and challenge your child to get BINGO!
Check out the Scholastic resources in my previous post! 
-Mrs. Yacynych