“OLL's challenging and hands-on science program more than prepared my daughter for the rigor of high school science.”

Heidi Kiersky, parent

Pre-Kindergarten Class Web Page

Teacher: Marisol Joynt
Teacher's Aide: Carolyn Breysse
Room Parents: Christie Goforth

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- Parent Reminders
- Upcoming Events
- Helpful Documents & Links (Prayers)
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Teacher's Comment
Parent Reminders

This month was jam-packed filled with holidays and activities.  We celebrated Groundhog’s Day watching a video of Punxsutawney Phil declaring 6 more weeks of winter and made our own groundhog meter.
While preparing for Valentine’s Day by making cards and cutting out paper hearts from our Heart Shop, we were also busy making dragons for Chinese New Year. The colorful dragons hung from the ceiling of our hallway for a few weeks.  We had a fun and festive Valentine party on the 13th, (Mardi Gras Day) because our Lenten season began the very next day with Ash Wednesday.  The children did a super job sitting through an hour long Mass and happily received ashes on their foreheads.  
As soon as we came back from mid winter break, we briefly touched on the life and  achievements of Presidents Washington, and Lincoln, and then started our unit on our five senses. We read (hearing) The Gingerbread Girl and The Gingerbread Boy, then made and baked (touch and smell) a gingerbread boy.  As you may have heard, he escaped and we spent part of one morning looking (sight) for him in classrooms, the office, and the library.  Luckily, we found him and gobbled (taste) him up!  He was yummy!


In recognition of Dr. Seuss’s birthday (March 2nd) we read some of his time honored classic books that your children brought in to share with the class and colored Cat in the Hat hats.

The following week, we kicked off our dinosaur unit with a bus ride to the Burke Museum. We had fun seeing all the new things added to the dinosaur exhibit, such as the T-Rex skull found in Montana and the Stegosaurus tails the kids wore and played dinosaurs in motion.  Our projects included making dinosaur fossils and cut out dinosaur silhouettes against a beautiful watercolor backdrop the children painted and are now posted on the walls.  On a warm and  sunny day, we measured to see how long T-Rex, Stegosaurus, Triceratops and Apatosaurus were. We taped an outline of Titanosaurus’ foot on our rug and our entire class, including Mrs. Breysse and I could fit inside the parameter of his humongous footprint! 
I cannot believe we are now at the last week of March...Holy week...but to our kids, it’s all about the Easter Bunny, Easter eggs, candy and treats!   We have one Easter project to finish and we will begin our unit on Friends and Feelings which we were suppose to cover in February but did not have enough time.  

April 2-6 Spring Break   Have fun all!  
April 9 - Solar System
April 16 - Transportation
April 23 - Gardening and Seeds

Odds and Ends
- Please remember to pack a jacket for your child we are still experiencing some cool weather.
- Tennis shoes need to be worn, or packed in backpacks on Wednesdays for P.E. 
- Please check your child's file folder (outside the classroom door) daily.

Center Volunteers:

Upcoming Events
March 30 - Noon dismissal
April 2-6 - Spring Break
April 18 - Class Pictures
April 24 - Children's Theater
April 25 - Louie Foxx
April 28 - OLL Auction


April 17 - Camden
May 6 - Eli
June 1 - Cadel
June 20 - Nathaniel
June 23 - Carlin
June 24 - Nicholas
July 11 - Hudson
July 30 - Luke


16 - Noah
23 - Sydney
30 - Wells
7 - Hudson
14 - Kate

Helpful Documents & Link

The link to Safe Environment https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/


God is great and God is good.
So let us thank God for our food.

God is great and God is good.
So let us thank God for our food.
(Sung to The Flinstons' tune)

Thank you God for loving me.
Thank you for my family.
Help me to learn more each day.
To be kind at work and play.

Our hands we fold.
Our heads we bow.
For food and drink,
We thank you now.

Thank you God for the food that we eat.
Thank you God for the friends that we meet.
For the food that we eat.
For the friends that we meet
(Sung to the tune of the Superman Theme)

We thank you Lord for giving.
The things we need for living.
So bless us while we're eating.
The Laker Family.
Da-da-da-da.  snap snap
Da-da-da-da.  snap snap 
Da-da-da-da.  Da-da-da-da.
Da-da-da-da.   Aman!(sung to the tune of the Addam's Family)

Thank you for the world so sweet,
thank you for the food we eat,
thank you for the birds that sing.
Thank you God for everything.

God our Father, God our Father
Thanks for Food, Thanks for Food
And our many blessings
And our many blessings
A-AH-Men, A-Ah-Men
(Sung to Frere Jacques)

Oh, the Lord is good to me,
and so I thank the Lord,
for giving me the things I need like the
sun and the rain and the apple seed.
The Lord is good to me.
Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen, amen. AMEN!!

Come Lord, Jesus
Be our guest,
Let this food to us be blessed.

(Prayer Leaders Choice)

Class Schedule
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Times Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:30 - 10:00
(Gym 9:10-9:35)
(Library 9:20-9:50)

Centers (Music and Movement 9:45-10:10)
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 10:45
Bathroom Bathroom Bathroom


Show and Tell/Group Rug (Tuesday, 11:10-11:30 Second Step) 
Free Play
Free Play
Free Play
Free Play
Free Play
Clean-Up & Goodbye
Clean-Up & Goodbye
Clean-Up & Goodbye
Clean-Up & Goodbye
Clean-Up & Goodbye
Children dismissed
Children dismissed
Children dismissed
Children dismissed
Children dismissed
12:30 - 3:00 Optional: Kids Club