Theresa Salvato

Early Childhood: Pre-Kindergarten

Theresa Salvato | Pre-Kindergarten 4


You are invited to attend OUR CHRISTMAS PRESENTATION…..

WHEN: Friday, December  22

TIME:    12:15    In our classroom…..Please be on time so you don’t miss your child’s performance!!  Please park like you do at pick up time.

We will perform some special Christmas songs for you!

We would  love to have at least one parent or grandparent present for each child!

Cookies and milk will be served after.

Dismissal follows immediately after refreshments.  Remember, After Care is NOT available.

If your child does not attend on Friday and you want to bring them in, please arrive at 12:05 and you will have to stay.

Have a Merry and Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.!

PLEASE send in ONE ROLL OF PAPER TOWELS. We are running low on them. Also, please check your child’s supply of Kleenex.  With all the running noses and colds we have been going through them like wild fire!! Thanks so much!!

Thank you very much for all of your BOOK donations!  More than 500 books came in!! God Bless you for your kindness!

Our classroom’s “Pennies from Heaven” jar is located on top of the cubbies, near the file folders.  All of our classrooms here at St. Joseph’s have a “Pennies from Heaven” jar for which they collect pennies and other coins which are donated to the charity of each classroom’s choice for that grade.

This year our PRE k  will collect for a St. Joe’s family that is going through a difficult time. We would like to ask you to have your child bring in any pennies, or change which they will put into the jar.  You can donate at any time, as we collect all year.  Your generosity and kindness is GREATLY APPRECIATED!  God Bless you!

Many thanks for your donations thus far.

We purchased a $50. gift card to the Acme. The family was very appreciative.  PLEASE CONTINUE to have your child place pennies and change….it all adds up!! I saw that last Friday the jar was HALF FULL AGAIN!!  THANKS SO MUCH!!  I will purchase another gift card for Christmas and I would like to do so by December 20, so please CONTINUE TO GIVE!!  YOU ARE TRULY A BLESSING TO OTHERS!!


Friday, DECEMBER 22: PRE K Christmas Presentation at 12:15. Please see the TOP of this announcement for the details.

EARLY DISMISSAL.  Pre K doors open at 12:45.  NO AFTER CARE.

Christmas recess begins.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2018,   SCHOOL RE-OPENS.      Have a Blessed Christmas!





Week of Dec. 18 – 22


We will introduce the letter ‘M’ with Merry Mouse puppet.  He will bring his friend, Mr. Mailman who will have his mail sack filled with pictures of objects beginning with ‘m’ along with other pictures to review the sounds of ‘i, j, k and l’.  Each child will choose a picture from his sack, say the name of the object (stress the beginning sound), and decide if it begins with ‘m’.  If it does, they place it in Santa’s Mail Box. (I will have a small Christmas decorated mail box.)  If it does not begin with ‘m’, they have to say the letter that they think it begins with, then place it on our Beginning Sounds chart.  They continue to take turns removing pictures from the sack and naming them until it is empty.

Art:   Make baby Jesus in the ‘manger’.

Finish lamb ornament we started last week.


I will teach the Concept Board lesson from the “Elves and the Shoemaker” story to the children who were absent or do not attend Fridays, from last week. This lesson teaches the concepts of ‘parts of a whole’ and ‘top, middle, and bottom’.

Art:  Make an elf headband

Wrap gifts to parents.

Language activity:  Happily Ever After Blackline masters # 12 & 13; review letters E,e, F,f.


We will read “The Legend of the Poinsettia” by Tome DePaola. This Mexican folktale is the story of a little girl who tries to help her mother make a new blanket for the baby Jesus for their church’s Christmas Nativity.

When her mother becomes ill and cannot help finish it, she tries to finish it herself, but the weave becomes too tangeled.

As she makes the long walk to church on Christmas Eve, the girl is heartbroken that she does not have a gift for Baby Jesus.  She begins to cry, and an old lady approaches her and tells her that her mother will get well.  Then tells her to pick some weeds near the church to bring into the Nativity.

The girl did as she was told, and when she entered the church, the weeds turned to red flowers. Everyone was astonished at this Christmas miracle!

The poinsettia flowers bloom in Mexico all over the roads and towns each year at Christmas.

Art:  Make a poinsettia flower.

Language activity:  Happily Ever After act. p. 1 & 2 (the Elves and the Shoemaker); practice with ‘parts of a whole’.

Complete any Happily Ever After make up work.


We will attend the 6th, 7th and 8th Grades Christmas show at 9:15.  Therefore, there will not be time for a formal lesson today.

Language activity:  Happily Ever After Act. p. 3 & 4: practice with concept of ‘Top, Middle, Bottom”.

Fine motor:  Color cut and glue the pictures of baby Jesus, the star and the shepherd around the manger scene.


We will read the story “Gingerbread Friends” by Jan Brett. This is a story of a runaway gingerbread boy who tries to make some friends. Still feeling lonely, without any friends,  he ends up back at the bakery with lots of friends to play with.

This story is beautifully illustrated, as is all of Jan Brett’s books. The Three Snow Bears is another one of her books we read a few weeks ago. I plan to read “The Mitten” when we return after Christmas. If you go to the library with your child, look for this author, she is fabulous!

Hint….books make great Christmas gifts!! No greater gift than the gift of reading!!!

READ your child a Christmas story tonight!!!!

Art:  Make a gingerbread person.

Math dot to dot:  trace dot to dot numbers 1 to 10 to make the gingerbread person and color.


Please be here a few minutes early, they will be so happy to see you!!!

Books we will read:   Who’s That Knocking on Christmas Eve?,      Christmas in the Manger     The First Christmas Night,        Come and See, a Christmas Story,           On This Special Night  The Small One,   How Many Miles to Bethlehem?,      The Elves and the Shoemaker retold by Jim La Marche



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There will NOT be SHOW AND TELL this week.




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