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Mr. Kirchner

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Hello!  I am Mr. Kirchner.  I teach 5th grade at Lost Creek Elementary.

I am originally from the Indianapolis area.  After graduating from Indiana State University, my wife and I decided to stay in the Wabash Valley.  I taught 5th/6th grade in Sullivan County for 5 years before finding my way to Vigo County Schools where I have taught math at Woodrow Wilson Middle School and 3rd and 5th grade at Lost Creek Elementary.

When not teaching, I enjoy coaching track, cross country, and swimming.  My wife and I have have 1 daughter.  On the weekends we enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, kayaking, running, and triathlons (anything outdoors!).

At Lost Creek, I am the club sponsor for Running Club, Explorers Club, and Math team.

2 Red Pens


Pencils (Mechanical Preferred)

Pencil Sharpener (if pencils are non-mechanical)

Colored Pencils


Glue (sticks or liquid)

Loose leaf notebook paper

1 composition notebook

3 spiral notebooks

Dry erase markers / eraser

2 packs 3×5 notecards

1 Box of Kleenex

1 roll of paper towels

1 box of sandwich and/or gallon sized baggies

Art Box

Black Sharpie


1 inch binder

6 Folders with prongs 

(Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Orange, Purple)

  • Classroom Expectations-Students should act in a manner that follows the Lost Creek code of Respect pledge.  Inside of the classroom students are expected to: 
    • Respect their classmates
    • Follow directions and procedures
    • Respect others’ property
    • Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself
    • Keep desk and area clutter free
    • Creating their OWN superb work
  • Consequences for “Unsportsmanlike” ConductThe school wide behavior program is used in the classroom.  Students have a green, yellow, and red card for a visual cue system in the classroom. 

    1st offense – Verbal Warning

    2nd offense – Change to YELLOW – Loss of a conduct point – No Daily K Buck (2 Yellow days = Loss of Fun Friday)

    3rd offense – Change to RED – Phone call home – 2/2 daily conduct point lost – Loss of “Fun Friday”


    If a student has 2 “Red Days” in one week, an after school detention will be served followed by a parent/teacher/student conference.

Weekly Encore Schedule

Monday: Music with Mrs. Nearpass

Tuesday: Library with Mrs. Zimmerman

Wednesday: P.E. with Mrs. Crawn

Thursday: Art with Miss Chew

Friday: Computer Lab

Daily Schedule

8:00-8:45:  Morning work / Intervention & Enrichment

8:45-9:25:  ENCORE

9:30-10:50: Reading

10:50-11:00: Brain Break

11:00-12:15: Math

12:20-1:00: Lunch/Recess

1:00-1:45: Writing

1:45-2:40: Social Studies/Science/Health

Dry Erase Markers

Hand Sanitizer

Disinfecting wipes

Mechanical Pencils