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 0-15 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).
Phonics: In phonics, students will be introduced to the letters J, K, L and M. 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 be intorduced to Unit 3 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 willcontinue to practice and learn arrival, snack, lunch and dismissal prayers. They will be introduced to I Take Care of Myself, Jesus is born, I have a Family, Thanksgiving Day, and Shepherds Visit Baby Jesus units from Stories of God's Love religious program.
Social Studies: Students will continue learning about classroom routines, rules and expectations. They will also learn about the Community Helpers, Veterns Day, Thanksgiving/Giving Thanks, and Sharing.
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 J, K, L, and M.
STEM (science): This month students will learn about their 5 senses, and mammals, birds and reptiles. They will also learn if these animals crawl or slither and will create a class book!
Important Upcoming Dates
November 9: 11:30am Dismissal for Whole School
November 13: Special Lunch
November 21, 22, 23: NO SCHOOL- Thanksgiving Break
November 26: Ladies Guild 7pm
November 29: Spirit 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.