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Pre-Kindergarten Class Web Page


Teacher: Marisol Joynt
Teacher's Aide: Carolyn Breysse
Room Parents: Christina Ellis 


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Teacher's Comment

January 3 - Welcome back everyone!  We began our week sharing our favorite part of our Christmas break and if we couldn't think of an event, we shared our favorite gift we recieved.  This week we reaquainted ourselves with the classroom routines, and introduced our theme "time."  Time is a difficult concept for the children to grasp but they often here us talk about it and are constantly asking Mrs. Breysse and I "when is it time for lunch?"  Our daily routines are on scheduled times and we discussed the importance of knowing the time to go school, recess, library, gym, lunch, dinner and so on.  Our pratical life shelf has been stocked with names and numbers to trace and a clock making materials.  We end the week with the celebration of Epiphany.  

January 9 - It was a busy week of drawing shapes and then cutting them out to make snowflakes.  It was fun to watch the children's expressions as they opened their snowflakes after cutting them to see the design they created and how different they all looked.  Just like real snowflakes!   We were hoping for snow days but we just got the very cold albeit, sunny days.  The cold brought out our hats and mittens and we studied patterns on them and patterns we see in nature.  

January 16 -  No School, MLK Day

January 17 -  Patterns could be seen with our Winter Structures.  We finished making our candy houses and are now in the process of naming them and telling our stories about the different structures we created.  The children continued their observations of patterns when they were making their candy houses.  

In keeping with our winter season, we have had snowball fights with balled up paper with letters of the alphabet on them.  

Thank you to Shannon for helping us build our candy houses.

January 23 -
Our theme for the week is "feelings."   The children will examine their own many different feelings with the goal that it will lead to greater empathy toward others.  

Our project for the week are dragons for Chinese New Year.   















Parent Reminders

Please check your child's file (outside the classroom door) daily. 

Please send your child to school in tennis shoes on Wednesdays.

Please send a jacket with your child every day.

Center Volunteers:



Upcoming Events
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Birthdays:






Superstar:



Grant - Jan. 9 - 13

Harper - Jan. 23-27

Iyla - Jan. 30 - Feb. 3

Jack - Feb. 6 - 10

James - Feb. 27 - Mar. 3



Field Trips:

Feb. 22  -  Children's Theater  "Snowy Days"



Other:

Jan. 16 -  MLK Day No School

Jan. 17 - Open House

Jan. 19 - Pre K lunch with school families

Jan. 29 -  Feb 3 Catholic Schools week

Feb. 2 - Pride wear

Feb. 14  -  Valentine's Day Party

Feb. 17-21  -  Mid Winter break/President's Day Break






Helpful Documents & Links
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Prayers:

September
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)


October
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.

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

December
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
Amen.
(Sung to the tune of the Superman Theme)

January
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)

February
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.

March
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)

April
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!!

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

June
(Prayer Leaders Choice)



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

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

Bathroom

Bathroom
10:45-11:30
Show and Tell/Group Rug (Tuesday, 11:10-11:30 Second Step) 
11:30-12:00
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
12:00-12:20
Free Play
Free Play
Free Play
Free Play
Free Play
12:20-12:30
Clean-Up & Goodbye
Clean-Up & Goodbye
Clean-Up & Goodbye
Clean-Up & Goodbye
Clean-Up & Goodbye
12:30
Children dismissed
Children dismissed
Children dismissed
Children dismissed
Children dismissed
12:30 - 3:00 Optional: Kids Club