Mrs. Gerardi's Class

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

Important Dates:
October 18- Picture Day!

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 10/16-10/20
This week, we will be reviewing the letters and numbers we have learned already.  We will go back and have the children review identifying, writing and differentiating the letters A-E and the numbers 1-4.

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."

We will now be  covering the unit "My Family and Friends"
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
"The Three Bears"
During this unit, we will be learning all about the color blue.
The children will learn the concepts: small, medium, large as well as the concept of over.
The children will practice listening comprehension skills, create their own story books and practice following along with a story.

Handwriting Without Tears
The children will soon begin to learn the formation of letters.  Each lesson, they will have small group guided instruction on the formation of the letters, and then will have time to practice in their workbooks.

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.