Welcome to Prek 4!
Mrs. Reilly and Mrs. Barcon
- Please feel free to contact me by email or note
- The Thursday brown envelope must be returned no later than Monday each week with the weekly lunch order form.
- Please make sure that all money is in an envelope marked with your child’s name, grade and purpose.
- Please make sure your child’s name is on everything they bring to school, especially sweatshirts, lunch boxes and nap blankets.
- Easter Vacation April 10th
Gym — ***Our Zoom with Mr. K has been cancelled for this week as he updates his security.
Music — Please go to the St. Joseph Academy website, click on Teachers and click on Ms. Minetti for Music class — Prek4 is all the way at the bottom of the page. We usually have music every Tuesday.
Online Learning — Important News — Please Read
**Please take a picture of your child’s work by the due date and send it to me — if I do not receive it by the due date your child will be marked absent for that day.
**If you send it to me and you did not get a response back from me — that means I did not receive it. I emailed everyone an alternative email to use in case your emails are not going through.
A few changes this week and to come: If you haven’t already I think it makes sense to start a notebook with your child to keep their work together (if you don’t have an old notebook to use, just use paper and keep it in the folder.) I will be posting a Math Journal Entry and a Writing Journal Entry for each day as well as a printable worksheet.
Please check in each day. There will be an activity, a story to listen to as well as what worksheet from your packet that your child should complete. Please take a picture of your child’s assignment for the day and email me the completed work by the due date below — this will count as your child’s attendance for the day. See the forms in your packet if you need instructions on how to send it to me. Any questions — Please email me directly. Have fun and enjoy this time to learn with your child.
Yeah! We will have another zoom meeting this week. I have divided the class into 2 groups — groups will be different each week so students will get to interact with everyone eventually. One group will meet on Tuesdays at 11:30 and the other group will meet on Thursdays at 11:30. I will send the invitation for Tuesday on Monday morning ….if you don’t receive the information then that means you are in the next group on Thursday. Students should bring a show and tell item — our show and tell theme for this week is Easter. They should be able to say what they brought and how this is related to Easter. After show and tell — I am going to try to do a quick sequencing lesson. This meeting will last about 20 minutes.
This weeks WACKY WEDNESDAY THEME is WEAR YOUR CLOTHES BACKWARD DAY — Teachers will be participating too, Parents are invited to join us. Take pictures and then email them to me — Ms. Scarano will be posting them on the website for all to see. You will have a live zoom meeting with Mr. K on Wednesday so you will be able to see everyone!
Due Dates for Assignments:
Monday Assignments — Due Tuesday by 6pm
Tuesday Assignments — Due Wednesday by 6pm
Wednesday Assignments — Due Thursday by 6pm
Thursday Assignments — Due Friday by 6pm
Friday Assignments — Due Monday by 6pm
Video Lesson for Monday, April 6, 2020 — Please click on this link to see Ms. Reilly
Video Lesson for Tuesday, April 7, 2020 — Please click on this link to see Ms. Reilly
Video Lesson for Wednesday, April 8, 2020 — Please click on this link to see Ms. Reilly
Video Lesson for Thursday, April 9, 2020 — Please click on this link to see Ms. Reilly
Video Lesson for Friday, April 10, 2020 — Please click on the link to see Ms. Reilly
No School Today — Easter Vacation
Math — Question of the Week (each week we will have a question — please email your child’s answer to me with their work.) We will graph the answers in our video lesson on Thursday.
This weeks Question: Which do you like better Jelly Beans or Chocolate Bunnies?
Monday — This is a review week for math. We will continue to practice addition as well as review some of our numbers and math concepts. In their journal have children draw the problems …..Draw 3 red jelly beans and 5 blue jelly beans. Then write how many jelly beans in all. Draw 6 pink jelly beans and 4 yellow jelly beans. Then write how many jelly beans in all.
Todays worksheet is a review of number 20. Please have your child write their name on the line. Then trace number 20 and write it 4 times. Then color the word Twenty. Students should color the ten frame to show 20 and then count out 20 circles and color. Here is the link to print the worksheet….when finished please send it to me.
Tuesday — In their math journal please have children…..Draw 5 jelly beans. Color 1 black and the rest pink. How many pink ones do you have? Write the number. …..Draw 10 jelly beans. Color 2 red and the rest purple. How many purple jelly beans do you have? Write the number.
Write numbers 1 through 10 in number order.
Happy Friday! —
Language Arts/Writing :
Monday — There is not a letter of the week since it is a short week, so we will use this week as review. In their journal student should review writing the letter B. They should write capital B starting at the top line — 5 times, then write lower case b starting at the top line 5 times. Then write the following letter B words (or have them write them) — bunny, basket, bonnet, ball. They should circle the letter b in each word.
The writing assignment for today is — Imagine what the Easter Bunnies day looks like? What does he do first? What does he do last? What does he eat? Draw a picture and then write down your child’s description
Tuesday — Todays worksheet is a review of letter V. Please have your child write their name on the line. Then circle the letter V in each box. Here is the link to print the worksheet….when finished please send it to me.
Question for writing journal — If the Easter Bunny got sick, who would he ask to help bring treats for Easter? Draw a picture.
Monday — Click on the link for Storytime with Ms. Reilly
Tuesday — Click on the link below for Storytime with Ms. Reilly
Wednesday — Click on the link below for Storytime with Ms. Reilly
Thursday — Click on the link below for Storytime with Ms. Reilly
Friday — Today’s story time is a combination religion lesson and story with Ms. Reilly
Religion — Please practice saying the Our Father with your child each day. This week we will focus on Holy Week and the Stations of the Cross.
The Good Shepherd Religion Lesson — April 2
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Here is their Religion worksheet from last week. Please print and complete it. If you do not have the capability to print — no problem. This is an extra assignment as a follow up to the lesson.
Here is this weeks religion worksheet — Please print and complete by Friday, April 3rd. Once again — this is an extra assignment so if you cannot print no problem. Maybe you could just read and talk about it with your child. Writing the names is always hard for them so they can draw each family member if that is easier for them.
Extra Resources/ Ideas —
Fine Motor Skills — It is a good idea to practice fine motor skills each day with your child — here are some ideas:
Play Doh — if you are all out of play doh email me and I can send you a recipe to make your own at home — add some buttons or beads to it to build those fine motor skills. Even a few dried beans might be fun.
Playing Wheelbarrow — I recently went to a pencil grip training and the occupational therapist running the training said the best way to build muscle for writing skills is to play wheelbarrow. All you have to do is hold your child’s legs and have them walk on their hands across the floor — it is tricky — try to go a little further each day.
Tweezers — Do you have a pair of tweezers at home? Let your child play with them — what can they pick up with them? Can they fill an ice cube tray or a cup with buttons, beads or cheerios only using the tweezers.
Scissors — It is always good to practice scissor skills. Give them some paper and let them cut it up. Remind them of the number one rule of scissors — We only ever cut paper! You could also draw lines or shapes on paper for your child to follow and cut out.
Scholastic — Scholastic is offering free resources for parents. Go to their website and check it out!
Tenafly Nature Center — A nature story hour everyday.
Cinncinati Zoo: Home Safari starting March 16 at 3pm
Atlantic White Shark Conservancy Story Hour: Every day at 10am
“Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems” — everyday at 1pm — if you miss it at 1 it is recorded so you can do it anytime. Very popular!