We had so much fun with our ocean and pirate theme this week! I took many pictures and will try to get them loaded to our website soon. I will also try to post some to our Google Classrooms. If you need help accessing our Google Classrooms, please let me know.
REMINDERS & UPDATES
August 28, 2020
Welcome back to school! We had an amazing first week of school! I am very impressed with how well the children did with personal space and masks! I’m sure as our time together continues, these new routines will become easier.
After the first week of school, there are a few things I’d like to tweak for each class.
I was so happy to see many familiar faces and meet new families at our Parent Meetings! If you weren't able to join us, I did record the one of the meetings. I will attach the link to view it below as well as attach a copy of the handout. If you weren't able to attend, I will have all of your back to school forms ready the first day of school.
Please note since the handout had been created, there were a few changes.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions! I'm looking forward to a wonderful (if different school year)!
The recording of the meeting can be found here.
The handout for the Fantastic Fours class can be found here.
The handout for the Terrific Threes class can be found here.
Our first few weeks after returning from Christmas break have been full of excitement and learning! We had our first snow day of the school year, which we were able to use a Flexible Instruction Day. As I’m writing this, we are just beginning Catholic School Week 2020! This week promises to be full of fun events!
In the Terrific Threes, we have learned that we can share and we can smile. We reviewed colors, shapes and practiced counting. We’re continuing to practice tracing lines. There have also been new songs and games to help up recognize our first names and identify the first letter of our names. We have also been learning about animals in the winter and animals in the artic.
In the Fantastic Fours, we learned that God made music and water. Music and water are things that can be used for fun and to praise God. We also introduced the letters Nn, Oo and Pp. We found a few new songs to review all of the letters and sounds, and to help up get better at counting. We learned that Martin Luther King, Jr. wanted everyone to be treated fairly. We have also been learning about animals in the winter and animals in the artic.
· Snack fee for January - May is due ASAP.
· Weather permitting, we will have outside recess. Please make sure your child has a warm coat to go outside.
We have had a few very busy weeks preparing our hearts and classroom for Christmas! We have learned that Advent is the time we prepare for Christmas by decorating, wrapping gifts, baking cookies, but most importantly by spending more time praying and being kind. The children were all given a Kindness Calendar for the month of December with a way to show kindness each day.
In the Terrific Threes, we also introduced the colors purple, pink and brown. We reviewed shapes and practiced counting. We have begun learning how to trace straight lines. Our Christmas crafts helped us to strengthen our fine motor skills. We needed to cut, glue, sting beads and squeeze glitter glue bottles to create Christmas Tree Collages, ornaments and gingerbread people.
In the Fantastic Fours, we introduced the letters Ll and Mm. We continue to play games and sing songs to review all of the letters and sounds. I've begun our mid-year assessments and am very impressed with how well most of the children know their letters! We have also been reviewing numerals to 10 and have learned a new song that helps us count to 100. Our Christmas crafts have also helped us strengthen fine motor skills, as well as review literacy and math skills. We created a string of light bulbs that spells our names, a Christmas tree arranged in size order, and made patterns on candy canes.
Fantastic Fours Photos
Terrific Threes Photos
We are off to a great start in Preschool! Everyone is quickly becoming accustomed to our routines and are making new friends. This week we are celebrating International Talk Like a Pirate Day. We dressed up as pirates, dug for buried treasure in our sensory box, strengthened our muscles in an obstacle course, created art projects and even walked the plank!
Reminders & Upcoming Events
Our parent meeting went very well! Thank you to everyone who attended! I felt that we had a great turn out and am excited to begin the year with you and your little ones! Please be sure to check back frequently for updates. Also, please complete and return the beginning of the year forms ASAP.
Please plan to attend the Home & School General Meeting. This is where important information is given regarding our school year. The class with the highest percent attendance is given a prize!
August 21 -- First Day for Fantastic Fours
August 22 -- First Day for Terrific Threes
August 28 -- Home & School General Meeting at 6:30 PM in the Social Hall
August 30 - September 2 -- NO SCHOOL (Labor Day)
September 18 -- NO SCHOOL (Diocesan Teacher Conference)
September 16 & 19-- International Talk Like a Pirate Day
September 20 -- Lifetouch Picture Day
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My name is Jessica Scott. This is my 17th year teaching and my 16th year at St. Joseph School. I am excited to begin my 9th year in preschool. In preschool, we play, learn and grow together. I am thrilled to share this preschool experience with your child!
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Wednesday -- Music, Phys. Ed. and Library
Friday -- Technology