Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees: -Bachelor's Degree - Sam Houston State University -Master's Degree - Lamar University Certifications: -Generalist, Grades EC-6 -Mathematics/Science, Grades 4-8 -English as a Second Language, Grades EC-8 -School Counselor, Grades EC-12
Mrs. Kimberly Kmiec
My name is Kim Kmiec and I will be your child’s 4th grade Math and Science teacher. Waller holds a special place in my heart as I am proud to say that I am a graduate of Waller ISD! Upon graduation, I continued my education and received my Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Sam Houston State University. I am also a certified School Counselor, receiving my Master’s degree from Lamar University.
I am excited to begin my 6th year teaching in Waller ISD! The thought of a new school year brings me so much joy & excitement! I am blessed to be apart of such a wonderful family here at FSE and can’t wait to embark on our new journey together!
Please feel free to contact me if you ever have any questions or concerns. After all, we have something so special in common, your child!
Many parents wonder what they can do to make sure their children are prepared for fourth grade math. Let me introduce you to the biggest factor for success: multiplication fact fluency!
Students need to be fluent with multiplication facts (0-12) and corresponding division facts.
How can you help your child with math facts?
- Spend a few minutes each day or a few days a week practicing multiplication flash cards (please contact me if you need a set of flash cards for at home).
- Play games with the math facts. Try to find ways to make practice fun including silly rhymes, songs, or memory tricks. Card games such as multiplication war are also fun and effective!
- Use time that is usually “wasted” (waiting in line, riding in the car) to drill facts.
- Identify the most challenging facts for your child and spend the most time on those.
- There are also several online multiplication games that can be accessed from home as well!
In addition, children learn a lot from experiencing math in real life situations. Please involve your children as much as possible when you are using math to cook, build, shop, plan, tell time, etc. These experiences help students to develop a real understanding of math beyond numbers and computation.