Welcome to Preschool!
Teacher: Ms. Skiouris
Teacher Aide: Mrs. Gortowski
Teacher Aide: Mrs. Cabral
This month's theme is: Spring, fairytales, Lent and Easter, and Our Oceans!
Math: Students will conintue learning number names and the corresponding amount. Students will count from 0-10 (3 yr) 0-20 (4 yr) and use textile materials to coordinate number names to the correct amount. Students will be exposed to graphing, how to coordiante numbers, and how to read charts.
Phonics: In phonics, students will be introduced to the letters Y and Z. 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 6, The Nightingale from Rowlands Reading Program (each unit takes at least 3 weeks to complete). They will use oral, audio and written skills to listen to The Nightingale and complete in-depth activities based on their readings.
Religion: Students will continue to practice and learn arrival, snack, lunch and dismissal prayers. They will be introduced to Creation and God's love and learning about Great Lent and Easter. Students will also work with a new curriculum called Vinny's New Day where students will learn about how to be missionaries during lent.
Social Studies: Students will continue learning about classroom routines, rules and expectations. Students will also learn about the Spring season and Earth Day.
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 Y and Z.
STEM (science): This month students will learn about our oceans and how to keep them clean to celebrate Earth Day!
Important Upcoming Dates
April 9 Special Lunch 12- Special Lunch
April 10 School Art Fair
April 12-24 NO SCHOOL, Spring Break
April 25- School resumes, Spriti Day
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.