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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!




We loved reading the Sunflower House by Eve Bunting. We made sunflowers and wrote about what we would do if we had our very own sunflower house.

Week at a Glance May 15 – May 19, 2017

Religion Objectives: 

Father’s Day – God gave us Fathers.  The children will know that God gave them fathers, appreciate what their fathers do for them and show love for their fathers. 

Our final mass with our Prayer Buddies. 

Explore Heaven is for Real

Science Objectives: 

Reflections – observe and discuss properties of materials. Discuss sources of light. Sink or float. 

Social Studies Objectives: 

Discuss features of our environment.  Understand animals need food. 

Literacy Objectives: 

Unit 7 – Week 3 – Reflections – What is a reflection? Concept words dull, glass, mirror, reflection, shiny and smooth.  Amazing words glide, stare, sturdy, chill scatter and silently. Use language in discussion. Respond appropriately. Make it/Break it/Change it.  Perceive sounds, match sound to letter, and segment/blend phonemes. Demonstrate understanding of words. What’s my word? Answer questions about a book.  Retell a story. Letter of the week: Yy. Writing names of our friends. 

Math Objectives: 

Tangram designs.  Graphing.  Name common shapes and their characteristics. Demonstrating that plane shapes stay the same when flipped, turned and slid.  Recognizing the difference between more and less. 

Afternoon Enrichment: 

Author study with Leo Lionni.

Mina brought in The Itsy Bitsy Spider book and the girls broke out in song this morning with Mrs. Schiff!
Afternoon Enrichment played Color Me Happy - color word recognition and matching with their I Spy eyes!

Week at a Glance May 8 – May 12, 2017

Religion Objectives:  

Seeds – Jesus is Our Shepard.  The children will appreciate how they care for pets.  The children will understand the image of Jesus as our shepherd. The children will learn the story of the good shepherd. 

Mother’s Day – God gave us mothers to love us.  The children will know that God gave them mothers.  The children will be grateful for their mothers and show love for the mothers. 

Science Objectives: 

Observe and describe shadows. Keeping track of the sun and changing shadows.  Is this healthy or not?  We will be planting our pumpkin seeds for the preschool pumpkin patch. 

Social Studies Objectives: 

Discuss being courteous. Identify features of a home. 

Literacy Objectives: 

Unit 7 – Week 2 - Shadows big and small – What makes shadows change? Concept words close, follow, long, move, noon and short.  Amazing words annoy, ground, scare cast, deep and wide. Understand the meaning of the concept and amazing words. Make it: perceive sounds, match sound to letter, and blend phonemes.  Ending sounds. Count objects. Use possessive pronouns. Participate in discussion. Respond appropriately to questions about stories. Rhyming, sequencing and beginning sounds. Letter of the week: Xx. 

Math Objectives: 

Name, describe and find shapes circles, rectangles, triangles, rhombus, ovals and squares. Representing numbers in different forms – tally marks, ten frames, counting dots. 

Afternoon Enrichment: 

Color by listening activities.  Recognizing and counting shapes. Sequencing events. Attributes of sentences and counting words. IXL Math.

We read the Invisible String by Patrice Karst and made our very own with the names of the people we love! ❤️