Debbie Flanagan, PreK 3
Themes: bugs, flowers, moms, butterflies
Letters: Uu, Vv, Ww, Xx
Spirit Week (May 20th- May 24th)
Monday- prayer service, teacher vs. 8th grade volleyball game, field day
*Field Day- The children should wear their regular uniform(gym clothes and sneakers). We will play games in the school yard at 12:30.
Tuesday- Letters and Numbers "Bees"
Thursday- We will have two 8th grade students teaching the class for Teacher Turn Around Day. There will be a bake sale during lunch time. We will practice for the Spring Concert.
*Spring Concert- Arrive at school at 6:45p.m.
Welcome to PreK3
We welcome three new friends to our class:
Payton, Kayla, and William
We are vey excited to have them join our class.
We have been getting outside a lot more to enjoy the beautiful weather and to observe the seasonal changes.
Themes: Weather, Nursery Rhymes, Taking Care of the Earth, Baby Animals
Letter Focus: Pp, Qq, Rr, Ss
Skills: counting to 30, identifying numbers 0-10, recognizing all letters in one's name, tracing first names, recalling story details, answering questions, using manners, making good choices
* In an effort to help the hungry through The Barn of the Poorest of the Poor, each child and his or her buddy will help make a lunch for someone in need. The buddy groups will work together to pack a lunch in school. A note will be coming home soon requesting items to help us make the lunches. If you are able to contribute a lunch, snack, or drink, it would be appreciated.
Maddie, Skylar, Julianne, Jack, and their buddies are scheduled for 4/29
Camren, Travis, Hailey, Ethan, and their buddies are scheduled for 5/6
Maya, Dylan, Emily, Olivia, and their buddies are scheduled for 5/13
March is a very busy month. We will learn many things. We will discuss seasonal changes, such as weather, insects, and plants. We will continue to practice many skills: cutting, pasting, writing lines top-to-bottom and left-to-right, lacing, stringing beads, building with blocks, throwing and catching a ball, painting, coloring in lines, shapes, patterns, spacial relationships, skipping, hopping, climbing, discussing story details, telling about the beginning, middle, and ending of a story, answering questions in complete sentences. We also continue to learn the days of the week, the months of the year, and daily weather.
Themes: Dr. Seuss, St. Patrick's Day, Hopping into Spring, Easter
Letter Focus: Ll, Mm, Nn, Oo
We will celebrate Valentine's Day in the classroom by singing songs, listening to stories and making crafts. The children can send in Valentine cards for their classmates. We have 12 students: Jack, Camren, Travis, Ethan, Olivia, Emily, Dylan, Julianne, Maya, Hailey, Maddie, Skylar.
Our themes this month are friendship, Valentine's Day, and teeth.
We will practice the letters Hh, Ii, Jj and Kk. We will identifying and tracing the letters. We will make a house, an iguana, a jack-in-the box, and a koala craft to help learn the letter sounds.
Week of January 7
During the month of January we will be busy learning, exploring, and creating many things.
Themes: winter, animals in winter, snow and mittens, family
Letters: Dd, Ee, Ff
Language Arts skills: following directions, recalling story details, speaking in complete sentences, matching letters
Math skills: positional words ( on, over, under, behind, next to, between ), one-to-one correspondence, counting to 20, patterns
Religion: God made each of us special. We need to care for ourselves. We have a family who loves and cares for us.
Fine motor skills: holding a pencil correctly, tracing lines, using scissors, tearing paper, gluing, stringing beads, lacing
Week of December 17
Last week, we practiced letter C. We made cats,caterpillars, and Christmas crafts. The children sang so beautifully at the concert. We practiced listening carefully, following directions, and speaking in complete sentences. We also practiced placing items in correct size order.
This week, we will listen to Christmas stories, make crafts, sing songs, and review many skills. We will have our Christmas party on Friday from 8:00am-9:15. We will attend a prayer service at 9:15am and watch a movie at 9:45am. There will be dismissal at 12:00.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas!
Week of December 3
Last week our theme was the letters Aa. We completed several activities involving the formation and the short vowel sound of a. We made alligators, apples, and an astronaut to help learn the sound of a. This week, our theme is Bb. We will be painting butterflies and bears. We will make an angel from bell shapes. We will also make a toy boat and find ways to make it move. We will have fun playing with balls and more.
The children will receive their report cards on Friday. Please sign the envelope and return it to school. Please keep in mind that it is still early in the school year. I have seen so much progress. The children are all doing extremely well and will continue to grow and develop more. They will receive the grades: P-proficient D-developing E- emerging or N- not evident. It is very common to receive D's and E's at this time of year. + are giving to areas that your child is showing strength in. If you have any questions about the report card, please let me know.
We will participate in the Christmas Concert on Tuesday, December 11th. The children should be at school by 6:45. They can get dropped off in our classroom.
Week of October 22
Last week, We learned about shapes. We learned a few shape movement activities. We found shapes hidden in the sand box and sorted them. We made a Shape Snake. We practiced cutting and writing left to right lines. We practiced tearing and gluing paper.
This week, our theme is pumpkins. We will observe and describe different size and shape pumpkins. We will also observe and tell about what we find inside the pumpkin. We will count pumpkin seeds, make a pumpkin from a plate and paper bag and learn songs about pumpkins.
I look forward to seeing you!
Week of October 1
Last week we had a lot of fun with our farm animal theme. We practiced identifying items that were the same and different. We practiced holding a pencil correctly and tracing lines. In math, we practice counting groups 1-5.
This week, our theme is leaves. We will begin our theme by going on a leaf hunt around school and collecting leaves. We will sort the leaves by color, kind, shape and size. We use magnifying glasses to observe the leaves and make crayon rubbings of the leaves. We have many stories, songs, finger plays, number activities, and crafts planned using leaves.
Week of September 17
We had an excellent week last week. The children have learned our routine so fast. They have been playing and working very nicely together. We completed many activities about colors. We sang songs, listen to stories, completed crafts and movement activities about colors. We began our reading book and practiced following directions and building our listening skills. The children brought home a booklet about colors that we practiced reading in class. In math, we practiced sorting by color.
This week, our theme is apples. We will paint an apple tree; observe apple seeds, peels and cores; taste and tell about our favorite apple; make apple prints; and many more apple activities. We have begun tracing lines from top to bottom, left to right and learning how to properly hold and use a pencil.
Welcome Prek3 Students
Travis Jack Camren Ethan
Madilyn Dylan Julianne Emily Skylar Maya Olivia Hailey
First Week of School
It was great being able to meet all the wonderful children coming into prek3 at orientation. I know we will have a great year!
Please remember the following items by Wednesday (first full day of school).
- a backpack large enough to hold the folder given out during orientation
- return folder with child's name each day
- an extra full set of clothing in a labeled bag
- a smock
- the rest mat (full day children)
- lunch and a drink or money in an envelope or sandwich bag labeled with lunch choice
- snack and drink (two for full day children)
- dismissal form
- all personal items labeled
Our first theme is All About Me and School. Some of the activities will be: making, blowing, and chasing bubbles; taking a tour of the school and meeting the school workers; making, labeling, and observing fingerprints; counting, catching, and trying to keep beach balls on a parachute, using play dough to cover letters in one's name; using balances to compare weights of classroom tools and supplies; listening to several stories; singing and following actions to many songs; and participating in many more activities
It should be a fun week! Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
The following is a typical schedule of our day.
The following is a list our our themes throughout the school year.
Welcome to PreK3!
I hope everyone is enjoying their final days of summer and getting ready for the school year ahead! I am looking forward to the exciting year of fun and learning that awaits.
Just a reminder that our prek3 orientation is taking place on August 30th 8:00a.m. to 9:00. I hope to see you there!
Mrs. Flanagan, PreK3
My name is Mrs. Flanagan and I will be teaching prek3 this year. This is my sixth year at Mother Teresa Regional School. Prior to teaching at Mother Teresa Regional School, I taught at Saint Agnes School for sixteen years. I have teaching experience in grades kindergarten - third grade. I look forward to another great school year.