Early Childhood Program: Pre-Kindergarten
There was an email sent out school wide that had a medical form attached. Please make sure you print out this form and return it ASAP as the nurse needs updated medical information on all students.
Our focus skill this week will be the letter I/i and J/j
Our theme this week will be Christmas
THIS WEEK WE WILL BE LEARNING THE SONG all the songs we have learned up until now (Participates in language play e.g. alliterations, rhyming, finger plays, songs)
We use our thematic activities to build literacy, math skills, science, social, art, and musical skills.
A.M. ACTIVITY: Make Christmas tree
FOCUS SKILL: Use play dough mats to make the letter I/i (motor development: manipulates plays with play dough)
THEMATIC ACTIVITY: make J is for Jesus
BOOK: The Christmas Story
A.M. ACTIVITY: make Christmas tree ornament
FOCUS SKILL: Color and find the letter I/i (Alphabet Knowledge: Shows progress in associating the names of letters with their shapes and sounds)
THEMATIC ACTIVITY: make an angel
BOOK: The Christmas Baby
A.M. ACTIVITY: paint silhouettes for Nativity
FOCUS SKILL: trace the letter I/i (Writing: Progresses from drawing, scribbling shapes or pictures to represent ideas, to using letter-like symbols, to tracing or copying familiar words such as their own name)
THEMATIC ACTIVITY: complete our Nativity
BOOK: Christmas In The Manger
A.M. ACTIVITY: make Christmas ball ornaments
FOCUS SKILL: play Cookies on the plate counting game (math: explores and describes similarities, differences and the attributes of objects and sorting and matching a variety of objects)
THEMATIC ACTIVITY: make the 3 wise men
BOOK: The First Christmas
We will head the main building at 10:30 to shop at the school secret santa sale!!!
FOCUS SKILL: Play ginger bread memory game for letter recognition
THEMATIC ACTIVITY: make candy cane ornaments (beading activity fine motor development
BOOK: Llama Llama Holiday Drama
9:00am-10:30am we will head over to the main building for grades 3/4/5 Christmas show dress rehearsal
FOCUS SKILL: Play with play dough for fine motor development
THEMATIC ACTIVITY: paint Christmas trees
BOOK: Pete the Cat Saves Christmas
1:30-2:15 we will head over to the main building again for grades k/1/2 Christmas show dress rehearsal
A.M. ACTIVITY: make baby Jesus in the manger craft
FOCUS SKILL: Color and find the letter J/j (Alphabet Knowledge: Shows progress in associating the names of letters with their shapes and sounds)
THEMATIC ACTIVITY: make tree from paper stripes
BOOK: The Littlest Elf
A.M. ACTIVITY: make Santa binoculars
FOCUS SKILL: trace the letter J/j (Writing: Progresses from drawing, scribbling shapes or pictures to represent ideas, to using letter-like symbols, to tracing or copying familiar words such as their own name)
THEMATIC ACTIVITY: make Santa!!
BOOK: Merry Christmas Mouse!
We will be heading to the main building to see grades 6/7/8 Christmas Show dress rehearsal
FOCUS SKILL: make reindeer food
THEMATIC ACTIVITY: make reindeer craft
BOOK: Silent Night
Christmas party in the classroom starting at 9:30
Party will last approximately 45 minutes
All children will leave with their family for the start of Christmas vacation at the end of the party
There is no aftercare on this day
Please remember that all students need to be bathroom independent. They need to be able to verbalize that they need to use the bathroom, get their garments up and down, and wipe themselves after they have gone to the bathroom. Staff can give the children verbal cues and reminders but we cannot assist in the use of the bathroom. Staff will frequently ask the students throughout the day if anyone needs to use the bathroom. We will also build this time into the classroom schedule especially in the beginning of the school year. We will encourage the children to use the bathroom during snack, lunch, before going outside and before going down for rest time. The children cannot wear pull ups during the school day, not even at rest time. We ask that you continue to work with your child at home to use the bathroom without needing assistance so that they can do the same at school!!
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11 Harbor Lane, Somers Point, NJ 08244
P: 609.927.2228 // F: 609.927.7834
Saint Joseph Regional School is located within Somers Point, NJ. With close proximity to Atlantic and Cape May counties, it is a short drive to surrounding areas like Ocean City and Absecon Island.