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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!




How are rubberbands made?

Today during afternoon play, we had our geoboards out with rubberbands.  One of our inquisitive friends asked the above question.  We googled the question and learned all about how they are made!  Ask your preschooler about this cool process. 

This afternoon we had our very own alphabet hunt in the classroom after reading Alohabet Adventure by Audrey Wood.
Afternoon Enrichment - we worked on our counting skills, one-to-one correspondence, number recognition and cutting skills.

Week at a Glance January 23 – January 27, 2017

Religion Objectives:  

Seeds – Jesus makes friends.  The children will identify ways to help out at home, recognize that Jesus chose special friends to help with his work and celebrate being friends and followers of Jesus.

God Made Living Things - God Made Flowers.  The children will know that God made a variety of flowers, realize that creation demonstrates God’s goodness and wisdom.  The children will also appreciate God’s gift of flowers.  

Literacy Objectives: 

Unit 4 – Week 3 – In the Barnyard – Why do farmers have animals?  Learn new concept words: cow, egg, hen, milk, pig, and sheep.  Learn amazing words: deal, electric, impatient, exchange and furious.  Listen to beginning sounds, letter names and sounds, disappearing letters, match uppercase and lowercase letters. Recalling story details. Our featured story is Click, Clack, Moo – Cows That Type

Social Studies Objectives: 

Demonstrate that all people need food and shelter. Recognizing the information is accessible through technology. Discuss fairness. 

Science Objectives: 

Identify and describe the characteristics of organisms and identify properties of common objects. 

My Big World with Clifford - Where does snow come from?  Learning how thermometers reflect the temperature. 

Fluffy, squishy (with a secret ingredient) slime! 

Math Objectives: 

Telling how many, comparing groups of farm animals, more vs. fewer, and let’s make 5.

Afternoon Enrichment: 

Audrey Wood author study: Alphabet Mystery scavenger hunt, Silly Sally the Little Knights way, and story retelling with the Napping House.

PreK4 is growing our own snowflakes!  We learned that the Borax soap makes the water murky because it is suspended in the hot water. Crystals will form as the water cools.  The soap molecules will attach to each other and fall to the bottom of the container.  As they fall, they will attach to the pipe cleaners to create beautiful snowflakes.
We had our first Art in the Box lesson today!  It was an informative lesson about Eric Carle, the author and illustrator.  We read some of his stories and made a butterfly picture just like the butterfly in The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
How do penguins stay dry?  We learned penguins have wax on their feathers to repel water.  We applied our knowledge by coloring our own penguins with waxy crayons. We observed that water does not absorb but instead beads up on our penguin.
Please enjoy the other center pictures in our folder to see our rectangle penguins for rectangle day, penguin patterning, penguin letter matching, penguin shape sorting and attic animals with icebergs in our sensory table.