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Mr. Aric Wanagat

Dear Families and Students,


My name is Aric Wanagat, and I will be your Kindergarten teacher for the 2020/21 school year.  To begin, I hope you are safe and well.  These unprecedented times have been challenging for all of us and will continue to be challenging as we embark on the new school year.  There is still uncertainty on how it will look and what procedures we will need to follow.  However, I will help you and your child adjust to all changes and communicate any updates on a regular basis. Together, we will ensure that your child is safe and that their social and academic growth continues.

For the past 8 years, I have been an educator and program manager at the Saint Louis Science Center.  It was an enjoyable experience that helped me grow personally and professionally.  With that said, I am looking forward to transitioning into formal education and being your child’s Kindergarten teacher.  Kindergarten helps build the foundation for all learning, and I am excited to meet all my students and families.  I will be anxiously awaiting your arrival!! 

Our classroom’s theme is the hippopotamus, and we are hungry to learn.  We will gobble up reading and learn to identify letters, sounds, sight words, and blending.  We will also take a bite out of math by learning addition, subtraction, place value, money, and time.  I am looking forward to seeing each of you virtually and in-person.

Mr. Wanagat

Welcome to the Hippo Room!