Mrs. Mulderrig

                         Welcome to Class N-4 with Mrs. Mulderrig

             I look forward to a year of growth, friendship and learning. Together we will make the first school experience, for all the children, a memorable and positive one.  I am looking forward to meeting you and your child, at our small group conferences, on Sept. 4th, 5th, and 6th.
             My objective is for every student to return home happy and feeling loved by the school staff and our Lord Jesus, every day.  St. Joseph School is such a happy and special place. We will make your child’s transition, into our Nursery program, as smooth and gentle as possible.

             My goal is for each student to possess the readiness skills to succeed in school and to advance their educational ability. There are common core standards, set by the State of New York, which I will incorporate into our curriculum. Children interact with peers and adults, in an encouraging and supportive environment, for the purpose of learning,  as well as exploration and discovery. A primary approach to learning is accomplished through purposeful play. Your family is the primary contributor to your child's lifelong learning and development and we hope to enhance that effort. Your active engagement in the educational process will ensure success in the elementary grade classes. I believe that the single most important gift is to read to our children everyday, both at school and at home.


Outline of our Program:

Our program follows themes and seasons


Our specials are gym and library


We will focus on fine motor and gross motor skills and also help develop core strength muscle tone


Maintaining  focus on a task


Exhibiting self confidence by attempting new tasks independently


Transitioning into unfamiliar settings


Sharing materials and toys with other children


Developing relationships with  peers and teachers


Engaging  in routine activities (e.g., story time, snack time, circle time).


As the school librarian I will be introducing and developing literacy skills


Create a safe and nurturing environment

 Learn to enjoy class activities and routines

Socialize with peers

    Make a seamless transition into nursery school class

   Create a space where creativity and expression is encouraged learn to appreciate the concept of reading through stories and pictures.


Reminders and Important Dates:

September 16, Friday:  7:30PM Back to School Cocktail Party on the lawn

September 10th - 14th: 1 hour classes (Please follow schedule given to you at conferences)

September 17th: Nursery Full Schedule Begins ( 9:10 - 11:40)

September 21st: General Class Coffee (please sign up for all special parties and activities that will take place during the year in the Gym.)

September 22nd: Fall Festival

Specials: GYM and LIBRARY ( I am also the school librarian)

I am always available to discuss any of your concerns   or matters concerning our class.