“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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Teacher's Comment
Parent Reminders

Welcome back!  It's good to see everyone's smiling faces. I hope your holiday was relaxing and peaceful.  

Our themes for January are New Year, Time, Winter, Houses and Hibernation.  In addition to the themes, we will be celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday.  Please help us celebrate MLK Jr. Day on Tuesday, January 16th by sending 1 cup of your child's favorite snack to school (cereal, pretzels, crackers, raisins, mini marshmellows, fruit snacks are some suggestions).  *A reminder that we have nut allergies in our class.

nuary 3 - Our group discussion was centered on New Year celebrations and what we all did to bring in the New Year.  We took a look at our calendar and talked about the change from 2017 to 2018.  It was a good segway to our unit on Time. Time is an abstract concept and important for the children to understand the basic idea of longer and shorter periods of time for later understanding of hours and minutes.  Together we explpored how soime things take longer than others.  For example, it takes longer to make cookies than it does to eat cookies.  We also practiced with tools that we use to measure time.

January 8 - It was a blessing to have a white Christmas this year! Our winter theme was made clearer by our recent experience of snow.  We read a book about snowflakes and the different patterns each flake has. We read Jan Brett's version of "The Mitten" looked at her beautiful illustrations and patterns she has in her book.  Helping a child to notice patterns in his/her world is an important pre math skill to learn.  Watch for our winter hats with patterns coming soon to decorate our wall.

January 16 - We will be celebrating MLK Jr.'s Birthday by sharing our friendship snack with our reading buddies.  AND it is our Cozy, Comfy Day a.k.a Pajama Day.  Your child does not have to wear their PJ's to school if they do not want to but you may pack it in their backpacks just in case they change their minds.

22 - Creating candy houses is a big part of our theme on Houses and Hibernation.  Our focus is on the many different types of building structures and habitats   We already have our bear cave up and the children are waiting patiently to have a turn to be in the bear cave.  The children will build and decorate their  very own house, give a name for their candy structure and dictate a story to go along with their creation. It's a bit messy but loads of fun!

Thursday, January 25th is OLL's family school day and it will be the first time that PreK will participate with their school families.  Please remember to have your kiddos wear their family shirt.

Odds and Ends
- As the weather gets cooler, please remember to pack a jacket for your child.
- Tennis shoes need to be worn, or packed in backpacks on Wednesdays for P.E. 
- Scholastic book orders are due January 12th.
- Please check your child's file (outside the classroom door) daily.

Center Volunteers:

Upcoming Events
January 15 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School
January 16 - Pajama Day, Friendship snack with reading buddies.
January 25 - PreK to join school families for lunch.  Please wear family colors.

January 18 - Brayden
February 8 - Ellia
April 17 - Camden

8th - Evan
22nd - Hudson R
5th - Louise
26th - Luke

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