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Weekly Schedule- Look for Our New Specials! 

Amended schedule- 
Teacher Arrival is now 8:30 with teacher lunch daily from 1:30 to 2:00/ If you need to meet with me, I can schedule a conference during these times as stated during the September Meetings but be alerted to the fact I will now be in the building every morning at 8:30 to 2:00 daily - As before simply send in a note or email....and I will get back to you before the end of the day.   



We also added a Library Special and Technology Special! 

Mondays
Circle Time 
Learning Centers
Snack/Class Bathroom Walk
Literacy/Social Studies Project Based
Math/Projects
Lunch Social
Gym
Dismissal
Teacher Lunch

Tuesdays
Circle Time
Learning Centers
Snack/Class Bathroom Walk
Literacy/Social Studies Project Based
Religion
Lunch Social
Music with Ms. Passarella
Dismissal
Teacher Lunch

Wednesdays
Circle Time 
Learning Centers
Snack/Class Bathroom Walk
Literacy/Social Studies Project Based
Math/Projects
Lunch Social
Outdoor play and Music with Ms. Passarella 
Dismissal
Teacher Lunch

Thursdays
Circle Time 
Learning Centers/ Note: Art with the Art teacher on alternate weeks
Snack/Class Bathroom Walk
Technology with the Technology teacher- new special 
Religion
Lunch Social
Outdoor play and Music with Ms. Passarella 
Dismissal
Teacher Lunch

Fridays
Circle Time- includes Show and Share

Learning Centers
Snack/Class Bathroom Walk
Literacy/Social Studies Project Based
Science
Lunch Social
Library with the Library teacher- new 
Dismissal
Teacher Lunch

Circle Time includes morning prayer, discussing the weather, days of the week, months of the year, alphabet review in song, counting, and Shake it Out- sharing stories from home...and at least two favorite songs- Also important reminder Fridays only we include "Show and Share" in which children may bring in a fun item from home to describe and show our class. 

Learning Centers include the following centers: Wooden block building, Lego block building - (small, medium, and large sizes), spinning gears, Lincoln Logs, The Potato Head family, Creative Arts, Library, Kitchen Center, doll play, car play, dinosaur play, train set, puppets, tool-kit play, puzzles, Playing School Center with chalkboards and white boards, and more :)


School Week Starting October 16th
Literary-  Happily Ever After Program  Story: "Little Red Riding Hood"

Unit 1 
(Each Happily Ever Unit is covered over two to three weeks)

Vocabulary and Concepts: Same, different, across, under
Shapes: line, dot
Color: Red
Auditory Discrimination and Phonological Awareness: Identify same and different sounds
Letter Recognition: Aa, Bb
Visual Discrimination: Locate and match pictures; discriminate figure from ground
Fine Motor Skills: Underline with a crayon
Comprehension: Recognize beginning, middle, and end of a story
Emergent Writing: Dictate sentences that Little Red Riding Hood might say

Handwriting- Tracing lines continues- vertical, horizontal, diagonal, zig-zag, curves, plus fun gross motor skywriting exercises

Read Alouds daily- Please check our on-line newsletter to view our updated collection of read-alouds 

Math- Geometry- Focus on the triangle, rectangle
Numbers - Counting to 10- Fun with music, marching and counting/ Practice Writing- Continue
1 and 2

Religion- Focus: God Made the Wonderful World/We Care for God's Creations

Science- Examining the changes we see in autumn

Music- Singing songs and playing our classroom instruments

Focus Dance this Month- The Love Train

Art Projects- Halloween and Autumn Art 

Artists of the Month- Picasso and Matisse 

Social Studies- We are a community of learners./ We live in a loving family.

Note: All homework should be sent back to school within the week if possible :)























Week starting October 2nd!


Gym Class with the Gym teacher- Every Monday only 12:40 to 1:20 (time change)- wear sneakers and comfortable clothes
No Special Art class this week with the Art teacher- (Every other Thursday- 9:35 to 10:15) 
We will be adding Computer with the computer teacher, and Library with the Library teacher soon. Revised schedule coming soon!

Friendly Reminder: Early dismissal this Friday- Pre-K dismisses at 11:15
 

Show and Share Every Friday- Bring in something special from home to show your Pre-K friends. Remember this is optional. Please be sure all items brought in meet our Catholic School values and do not promote violence or appear scary to the children.

October Theme: The Beauty and Wonder in the Fall Season


Literacy- focus on letters G, K/ Skywriting our letters to music 
-Focus on tracing lines
Please note: We will start the "Happy Ever After" Literacy program next week and the alphabet will appear in sequential order

Listening to fun Read Alouds

Religion- Focus God Loves Us and Our Families

Math- Focus on shapes in our world/
Counting to ten forward and backward 
Writing numbers 1 and 2, and understanding their value

Science/Art- focus on creating art that honors the changes in the season. Introduction to the art of Henri Matisse for inspiration

Friendly Reminder, kindly send in two photos from home if you have not done so already- One of your child and one with the family. The pictures will be displayed on our photo wall in class.

Metropolitan Museum of Pre- K- September and October Master Artist- Pablo Picasso 

Play in Classroom Learning Centers- Daily

Music- Daily singing and dancing

Snack Time- 10:00 daily/ Kindly put a healthy snack in a paper bag labeled/Do not put snack in the lunch box
Lunch- 12:00- Kindly put a healthy lunch in a labeled lunch box
Pizza coupon should be placed in the labeled envelope in your child's folder. Thank you :)

VIP- Readers- Very Important Parents Reading Time- Parents are invited to read to our class- Please send in a note stating that you would like to be a VIP Reader or return form distributed during Back to School Night 




Reminders: 
Birthday Celebrations- please send in a note a week before your child's birthday so we can schedule a class celebration/ Optional: Send in cupcakes and drinks

Class Trips- TBA
Fall
Summer

Arrival: 9:00
Dismissal: Full Day 1:30
               Half Day 11:30

Reminder- Please communicate with Ms. Passarella via email or a written morning note with any comments or concerns. 
cpassarella5589@st-josephschool.com
If you must reach me during the school day, kindly call the office and the school secretary will deliver your message. 




All in A Love Supreme,


Ms. Passarella





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