Mrs. Gerardi's Class

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

Important Dates:

Monday, May 7 is our annual Grandparents Luncheon.  This is a HALF DAY for the children (not previously on our flip-a-roo schedule).  Just the AM and FULL day children will have school from 8:30am-11:00am, there is NO SCHOOL for the PM children.  More information about the luncheon will be sent home soon!

 School IS in session on on Thursday, May 9 and Friday, May 10, this is due to the snow days used.

 Mother’s Day Tea will be on Friday, May 18- Time TBD.

 NO SCHOOL on Monday, May 28- Memorial Day.

 Field Day- Friday, June 1 (This is just for the children during their normal school day.  More information will be sent home!)

 Last day of school will be on Monday, June 11.

 Moving up Ceremony will be on Tuesday, June 12 at 1:00PM (there is NO SCHOOL on this day, the last day of school is the day before).

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

*Please remember to send your child into school with sneakers and comfortable clothes to play gym on gym days.  We have GYM Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings!*


Week of 4/30-5/4
We will be learning the letter V and number 19 this week!  For homework this week, the children will have to write upper and lower case Vv and complete a worksheet for the number 19.  In class, we have been practicing writing our first and last names, please have them do this on the homework as well.

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."

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 City Mouse and The Country Mouse"
During this unit, we will be learning about the color brown, and rectangles.
The children will learn the concept of arrows, long and short.
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.