Mrs. Gerardi's Class

*Welcome to Mrs. Gerardi's Pre-K Class*

Welcome Back!!
I hope you all had a wonderful summer!

Important Dates:
September 22- Scholastic orders are due (More info coming!)
September 27- All money and permission slips for the Pumpkin Farm are due!

Our class arrives and dismisses from the door at Father Joe's Garden
located in the back of the school.

The FULL DAY class runs from 8:30AM-2:30PM
The AM class runs from 8:30AM-11:00AM
The PM class runs from 12:00PM-2:30PM

Week of 9/25-9/29
This week, we will be learning about the letter Cc, and the number 2.  The children will learn words that begin with the letter C, the sounds it makes, and to differentiate between capital and lowercase.  The children will also learn to write the number 2 and to count.
We will also be continuing to learn about our Five Senses!
*For homework this week, the children will have a worksheet all about the #2!*

Aside from our prayer that we say daily before snack, the children began learning a prayer to start their school day.
"We give our thanks to Thee today,
For Thou has blessed us in every way.
Help us to do the things we should,
to be to others kind and good.  Amen."

For the month of September we will cover the unit "My School and Me"
The children are learning to work in small center groups, and to work as a team.
-We are learning the different jobs of those in the school, as well as the places we will see in the classroom and around the school.
-We are learning to use attributes to describe our friends.

Letters and Numbers
Each week, we will learn all about a new letter and number.  The children will be able to differentiate between capital and lowercase, tell the sound the letter makes, identify words that begin with the letter, etc...

The children will also be able to count, write, and use 1:1 correspondence for the new number each week.

Happily Ever After
"Little Red Riding Hood"
During this unit, we will be learning all about the color red.
The children will learn to follow along in a book, to turn the page, and to listen with a purpose.
The children will also learn to underline things, as well as complete various listening activities.

Handwriting Without Tears
The children have begun to work in their Handwriting Without Tears workbooks.  The first few weeks, we will be practicing the correct grip on a pencil/crayon, to make straight and curved lines, to color things in.  Then, we will begin to dive into the correct formation of letters!

A few things to remember about our class....

-In order to come into the classroom you MUST be VIRTUS trained.
-While making the transition into school an easy one, we ask that you please not send you child into school with any toys.
-Snack must be sent in from home, and please keep in mind there there is no refrigerator or microwave available.  The AM and PM class each need one snack and a drink. The FULL day class needs 2 snacks with 2 drinks, and also a lunch with a drink.