Welcome to Preschool!
Teacher: Ms. Skiouris
Teacher Aide: Mrs. Gortowski
Teacher Aide: Mrs. Cabral
This month's theme is: Winter, animals, and water everywhere
Math: Students will conintue learning number names and the corresponding amount. They will learn to count from 0-10 (3 yr) 0-20 (4 yr) and use textile materials to coordinate number names to the correct amount. Students will also be introduced to patterns and sequencing (ABC, ABB, AAB, ABA). Students will be exposed to graphing, how to coordiante numbers, and how to read charts. Students will learn about using different resources to measure long/short and heavy/light.
Phonics: In phonics, students will be introduced to the letters O, P and Q. They will learn about the character and the correct letter sound using Zoo-Phonics, and recognize the studied letter when grouped with other letters. Students will also practice tracing their names, and writing independently and identifying their uppercase and lowercase letters.
Reading: Students will complete Unit 4, The Elves and the Shoemaker from Rowlands Reading Program (each unit takes at least 3 weeks to complete). They will use oral, audio and written skills to listen to La Tortuga and complete in-depth activities based on their readings.
Religion: Students wil lcontinue to practice and learn arrival, snack, lunch and dismissal prayers. They will be introduced to Creation, 3 Kings Day, and Catholic Schools Week. Students will also be introduced to "I Belong to my Church Family" unit from Stories of God's Love religious program.
Social Studies: Students will continue learning about classroom routines, rules and expectations. Students will also learn about Martin Luther King Day, Kindness and peace, the Chinese New Year, and Catholic Schools Week.
Writing: Students will continue working in their workbook "Writing Our Catholic Faith" which begins with simple fine motor skills, and gradually moves on to letter formations. Additionally, students practice writing the "Letter of the Week" during Work Centers changing each week from O, P and Q.
STEM (science): This month students will learn about the season of winter and how snow and ice is formed. Students will also learn about "winter" animals like penguins and polar bears, and learn about habitats and hibernations
Important Upcoming Dates
January 8- Special Lunch
January 21- No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 28- Ladies's Guild 7pm
Reminder: Your child’s backpack should not be too large or have wheels. Your child’s backpack should be large enough to fit a full-sized folder and brown envelope. Please write your child’s name on their backpack.