Hi! My name is Ruth Wissmann. I have been teaching Kindergarten at St. John’s School since 1992. I am married and have a son named Alex. We make our home in Union and have a black lab named Ruger.
I hold an Elementary Education Degree and an Early Childhood Certificate from SMSU (Southwest Missouri State University) and a Master’s Degree from Maryville University.
I chose St. John’s as a place to start my career and to gain experience. However, I fell in love with the families and school at St. John’s and feel it is the place where I should be. It feels like home.
St. John’s has a lot to offer. I feel very fortunate to teach here because of the small class sizes, and so I can share my faith with my students.
Sincerely, Ruth Wissmann.
The following subjects are major components in our Kindergarten Classroom: Reading, Phonics, Saxon Math, Handwriting, Religion, Accelerated Reading, Art, Journal Writing, Science, Social Studies, and Weekly Readers.
In addition to the major subjects, we study a particular theme each month. The various themes include:
apples, pumpkins, Native Americans, Gingerbread Men, Presidents, Missouri, Dr. Seuss, Dinosaurs, and The Beach.
We also study a Saint of the Month. The following Saints have been studied:
Mary, Queen of All Saints; Saints Cyril and Methodius; Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton; Saint Nicholas; Saint Francis Xavier Cabrini; and Saint Therese of the child Jesus.