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Pre-K 4

Mrs. Koerner
Contact
Jennifer.Koerner@dor.org
Preschool Philosophy

Our preschool program is designed to provide learning experiences that will best meet the needs of each individual child. Development of the whole child (emotionally, spiritually, socially, intellectually, and physically) is our goal. PLAY is a fundamental part of our program, as it is through play that children learn cooperation, problem solving, language, mathematics, and to develop values, curiosity, self-esteem, coordination, and self-direction.

We believe that every child learns in a different way, especially at this young age, and they should be allowed to explore the world in their own unique ways.

Class Events & News
Thu
29
Halloween celebration
no costumes
Fri
30
Halloween celebration
no costumes
Tue
03
No School
Teacher Retreat
Daily Schedule
  • Arrival and Tabletop Activities 8:30-8:45
  • Morning Meeting 8:45-9:15 – We say our morning prayers, including the children’s intentions. We also do fingerplays, math/language activity, and music/movement. We read a story and/or discuss the topic we are currently working on. Any projects are also introduced and modeled if necessary.
  • Exploration 9:15-10:15-Children have the opportunity to explore the different centers around the classroom. Activities are changed often in order to go along with the current topic of study and/or season. Students are also able to participate in daily academic and artistic projects that are frequently teacher facilitated-these include science experiments and journal entries. We will be utilizing 2 classroom spaces this year for exploration time in order to maintain social distancing
  • Clean up 10:15-10:25
  • Snack 10:25-10:40- Students take turns providing a daily snack.
  • Outside Time 10:40-11:10-We go outside to the playground every day, weather permitting (above 20 and not raining). This year we will be alternating use of the playground and the basketball court with the 3 year old class.
  • Dance and Dismissal 11:10-11:20-We end our morning with a dance or creative movement. Then the morning students are dismissed to their parents.
  • Lunch 11:30-12:15-Students provide their own daily lunches-refrigerator and microwave are available. This year, the preschoolers will also be able to participate in Seton’s hot lunch program. All preschoolers will eat in the classroom with Mrs. Koerner.
  • Clean up/Bathroom/Rest Time 12:15-1:00-Students rest on their own yoga mats with the lights off and quiet music playing.
  • Literacy Activities/Daily Specials (see separate specials schedule) 1:00-2:10
  • Clean up 2:10-2:15 Students clean up the room and pack up their items to go home or move on to Wrap Around.
  • Dismissal 2:15-2:30-School day students get picked up and the wrap around students transition over to the aftercare room.
Specials Schedule

Monday:  Spanish (Miss Renee) 12:45-1:15

Tuesday:  Art (Mrs. Bell)  1:30-2:00

Wednesday:  Music (Miss Snyder) 1:30-2:00

Thursday:  Technology (Mr. Rued) 1:30-2:00

Friday:  PE (Mr. Demlein) 1:30-2:00

This was a year we will never forget. Good luck in Kindergarten. We love you!!