Welcome to Preschool!
Teacher: Ms. Skiouris
Teacher Aide: Mrs. Gortowski
Teacher Aide: Mrs. Cabral
This month's theme is: Thankful
Math: Students will conintue learning number names and the corresponding amount. They will learn to count from 0-19 (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). Additionally, students will be introduced to position words ( right, left, up down, forward backward) and comparing (long/short, big/small, addition/subtraction).
Phonics: In phonics, students will be introduced to the letters N and O. 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 finish Unit 3 from Rowlands Reading Program (each unit takes at least 3 weeks to complete). They will Also be introduced to unit 4 (The Elves and the Shoemaker). They will use oral, audio and written skills to listen to La Tortuga and complete in-depth activities based on their readings.
Religion: Students willcontinue to practice and learn arrival, snack, lunch and dismissal prayers. They will be introduced to Getting Read for Christmas and We Celebrate Christmas units from Stories of God's Love religious program.
Social Studies: Students will continue learning about classroom routines, rules and expectations. Students will learn about holidy celebration, and holiday traditions for Christmas and New Years.
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 N and O.
STEM (science): This month students will learn about health. They will learn about healthy eating habits and how to stay healthy!
Important Upcoming Dates
December 4: Santa Shop & Special Lunch
December 14: Christmas Concert in Church 6:30 pm. Ladies' Guild Dinner to Follow
December 18: All school Christmas Assembly; 11:30 Dismissal for WHOLE SCHOOL
December 19-January 1: CHIRSTMAS BREAK
School Resumes Thursday, January 3
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.