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Welcome to Little Knights Preschool

 at St. Joseph Catholic School!

Called to Discipleship: Be Christ’s Light

 

 

I am excited to be a part of the St. Joseph Catholic School community as the new full day preschool teacher working with four year olds. I look forward to being a part of such a positive and caring academic community where body, mind and spirit are nurtured and developed.
 
Although I earned my education degree in Ohio, I have been a preschool teacher in Libertyville for the last 15 years. I love teaching preschool children and seeing the world through their eyes. I believe a warm and loving environment both encourages children to learn as well as helps them gain self-confidence. I am a strong believer in learning through play as well as hands on learning to help foster a child’s creativity and development. I look forward to a positive, loving, and wonderful year with your child!

 

 

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Week at a Glance April 24 – April 28, 2017

Religion Objectives:  

“God Made Surprises – God Made Countries”.  The children will know that God made and loves all people.  They will respect people from other countries and appreciate the variety among people. 

Seeds – Jesus is Risen! The children will celebrate life and consider death as a part of life. The children will appreciate that Jesus’ Resurrection promises new life for us.  The children will find signs of the new life of spring around them. 

Science Objectives: 

Making plastic out of milk!  “How does a butterfly grow?” Life cycle of a butterfly. Lake County Forest Preserve in-school Field Trip: Butterflies. Children will “fly” through a series of activities to learn what makes butterflies and moths different. This hands-on program will let them experience the metamorphosis of these fragile animals first hand.

Literacy Objectives: 

PreK4 – Unit 5 and 6 review – What is it like to live in a jungle or a desert? What changes on the Earth and in the sky?  Concept words review of unit 5 and 6.  Letter naming and sounds, delete onsets, blend phonemes. Uppercase and lowercase matching. Finding letters in our names. Letter of the week: Uu. 

Social Studies:

Clifford's My BIG World - “What insect is that?” A moth is a lot like a butterfly. Comparing moths and butterflies.

Making bird feeders. Recognizing our home town names and our classmate’s last names in written form. 

Math Objectives: 

Learning our phone numbers. Number review 1 – 10. Sorting by size. Recognizing repeating patterns and continuing them. Patterns with three different attributes. Recognizing, naming and matching shapes and their attributes. Focus on shape of the month: Rhombus.

Afternoon Enrichment: 

Pirate Week! Discussing and recognizing good manners, graphing our pirate names, journaling, working with the “ar” word family – recognizing a pirate’s favorite letter sounds in speech and written form.

After reading Michael Recycle by Ellie Bethel, we were inspired to become Recycling Superheroes just like Michael!
We learned today how what we need to grow plants. Then, we all wrote our names and our scientific estimate as to when the beans will begin to sprout.

Week at a Glance April 17 – April 21, 2017

Religion Objectives:  

Easter Lesson - the children will identify Easter as a feast of life.  The children will know that Jesus gives us new life and they will thank God for life.

Seeds – Welcome, Jesus!  The children will identify ways they welcome people into their homes or classroom.  The children will celebrate Jesus’ coming into our lives. The children will enjoy singing and marching for Jesus.

 Science Objectives: 

Think green! Demonstrate the importance of caring for our environment and our planet. Regrow lettuce for Father Joe! Plant green beans and learn how to take care of them. 

Social Studies: 

Discuss recycling, sorting recycling and going “green”.  Identify “green” habits. 

Literacy Objectives: 

OWL - Unit 6 – Week 4 – How can we take care of the Earth?  Concept words bottle, can, Earth, garbage, paper and recycle. Amazing words bin, harm, plastic, poster, separate and team.  Make it/break it phonemes, letter sounds, focus on letter sounds /Pp/ and /Ll/, initial consonant sounds, and letter names. Concepts of print. Participate in classroom music activities. Blend and segment words. Use complete sentences in a discussion. Shared reading and story comprehension. What’s my word?  Letter hop through the alphabet. Journal about our friends at school. 

Math Objectives: 

Sharing fairly, making 10 feet and recycling/sharing stories. Patterning.  Identifying numbers 1 through 12. Creating a recycling puzzle. Smallest to largest.

Afternoon Enrichment: 

Earth Day exploration. Discuss how we can be friends of the Earth. Sort recycling.  ABC garbage identification. Number and color association. The children will become Superheroes of recycling!