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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!




Afternoon Enrichment finished their Doreen Cronin author study with Duck for President.  We discussed all the features of this story: settings, characters, problem, and solution.  We learned that this particular story is circular - Duck ended up exactly where his adventure began! We then enjoyed sorting the characters and the different settings in this story.
It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Preschool!  This all group activity really challenged our listening, direction following and turn taking skills!
Afternoon Enrichment also explored the number ten and made Christmas tree ornaments for the classroom!
Centers was a busy time today!  We made Christmas wreaths for our classroom using sponges and dish scrubbers as our medium.  The sensory table was filled with Jelly Beads for Jj week.  We spelled out names with Playdoh and stampers too.  At the yellow table, we ordered by size turkeys.  We worked on identifying our beginning letter sounds at the red table with Ms. Nash.  At the green table, we practiced our counting skills and identifying the concept of "more".  
What amazing perseverance and concentration at our Biggie Beadz table this morning!  The children focused on their fine motor skills, eye/hand coordination, patterning and creativity!  Bravo!
Gym time is a favorite!  Soraiya went ball surfing!  We also went tumbling on the mats,hula hooped,  rode bikes and  played ball games with our friends from Mrs. Beyer's room!
It was so wonderful to see all our friends this morning after our Thanksgiving holiday!  We played with the farm animals and blocks, put together our new classroom puzzle, made Biggie Beadz designs, decorated our bulletin board for the Christmas season and worked our fine motor skills with q-tip painting!