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Mrs. Hall’s Pre-K Class

Kathleen Hall

Grade:
Pre-Kindergarten - 4

Email:
khall@sfdscs.org

Kathleen Hall

Welcome Message

June 16, 2019

 

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the Pre-K 4’s class at St. Francis de Sales Catholic School!    We are gearing up for a wonderful year.  I have been making many preparations and wanted to take the time to welcome you all and let you know a little about me and our coming year.

For those of you that don’t know me, my name is Kathleen Hall.  I am extremely honored to have been chosen as the first/only Pre-K 4’s Teacher at SFdSCS.  I have worked here at SFdSCS for 11 years, 9 of those years teaching in the Pre-K 4’s classroom.  Before coming to St. Francis, I was a Teacher at Asbury Child Development Center for 5 years.  I will again be joined by Mrs. Katie Manes who will serve as our Instructional Assistant.  Mrs. Manes is beginning her 5th year as my assistant.

I have big plans for our Pre-K this year.  We will be using a new Pre-K curriculum this year from Kaplan Early Learning Company called Connect 4 Learning.  This curriculum has a strong focus on Math and Science.  I will continue to use the phonics curriculum that we started last year called Zoo-phonics.  It is a multi-sensory language arts program.  We will be going to P.E. class once a week.  We will also be going to foreign language class to learn Spanish and I will be teaching sign language as well.  I have integrated technology into our day and love to show off how tech savvy we can be at 4 years old.  We will have seasonal programs and a Mother’s Day Tea all ending with a blast off to Kindergarten.  The main instructional part of our day will be the morning, but the children who will be coming all day will have time to enjoy additional fun and learning as well as a rest time.

We will be sending some important information to you in August so please keep an eye on your email.  If any information has changed since you filled out your application, please contact the school office.  My email address is khall@sfdscs.org.   The school office phone number is 410-749-9907.

I am looking forward to a wonderful year.  Thank you for giving us the opportunity to teach your child/children.

 

 

Thank you,

Mrs. Kathleen Hall

Teachers Bio

Kathleen Hall is the pre-kindergarten teacher and she teaches religion to pre-kindergarten students. She has 14 years of experience teaching and holds two Bachelor of Science degrees from Salisbury University. She also has a certification in early childhood education.

She has taught at SFdS for 10 years and uses problem-based and purposeful play-based learning in her classroom to prepare students for kindergarten. Problem-based learning helps students learn in a group or individually to do things for themselves. Purposeful play teaches the many social and academic skills needed to become ready for kindergarten, including letters and math.

Each student’s progress is measured through a variety of assessments and observations and each student is encouraged to become independent thinkers with the use of hands-on educational materials.

Welcome Message

June 16, 2019

 

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the Pre-K 4’s class at St. Francis de Sales Catholic School!    We are gearing up for a wonderful year.  I have been making many preparations and wanted to take the time to welcome you all and let you know a little about me and our coming year.

For those of you that don’t know me, my name is Kathleen Hall.  I am extremely honored to have been chosen as the first/only Pre-K 4’s Teacher at SFdSCS.  I have worked here at SFdSCS for 11 years, 9 of those years teaching in the Pre-K 4’s classroom.  Before coming to St. Francis, I was a Teacher at Asbury Child Development Center for 5 years.  I will again be joined by Mrs. Katie Manes who will serve as our Instructional Assistant.  Mrs. Manes is beginning her 5th year as my assistant.

I have big plans for our Pre-K this year.  We will be using a new Pre-K curriculum this year from Kaplan Early Learning Company called Connect 4 Learning.  This curriculum has a strong focus on Math and Science.  I will continue to use the phonics curriculum that we started last year called Zoo-phonics.  It is a multi-sensory language arts program.  We will be going to P.E. class once a week.  We will also be going to foreign language class to learn Spanish and I will be teaching sign language as well.  I have integrated technology into our day and love to show off how tech savvy we can be at 4 years old.  We will have seasonal programs and a Mother’s Day Tea all ending with a blast off to Kindergarten.  The main instructional part of our day will be the morning, but the children who will be coming all day will have time to enjoy additional fun and learning as well as a rest time.

We will be sending some important information to you in August so please keep an eye on your email.  If any information has changed since you filled out your application, please contact the school office.  My email address is khall@sfdscs.org.   The school office phone number is 410-749-9907.

I am looking forward to a wonderful year.  Thank you for giving us the opportunity to teach your child/children.

 

 

Thank you,

Mrs. Kathleen Hall

Announcements

This week in Pre-K

This is a short list of what we will do this week:

This week we will talk about the letter B and the b sound.  We will talk about Butterflies and symmetry. We will watch the real life cycle of a butterfly.  We will talk about bugs. We will talk about balloons. We will construct some glow in the dark figures and see them glow.

Questions to ask:

 

What sound does a B make?

 

What is B in sign language?

 

What Saint did we talk about this week?

 

What can you tell me about a Butterflies?

 

What is the life cycle of a butterfly?

 

What is symmetry?

 

Upcoming Events

May

Half Day – May 24th

No school – May 27th

 

June

Field Day – June 7th

No Lunch service – June 10 – June 13th

Pre-K Fun Day – June 11

Blast off/Last Day of school – June 13 Program starts at 11:00 Everyone invited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homework

  • This Week's Homework:
    10/22/2018
  • Instructions

    I have some suggestions for you to do at home that will help your student become an independent learner.  I will also share some articles for parents from time to time that you may find of interest.

  • monday
    • read to your child for at least 20 minutes a day/night
    • show your child how to pack his/her backpack
      • make sure that they have:
        • water bottle
        • folder
    • begin to practice putting shoes on all by themselves (don’t worry about tying yet)
  • tuesday
    • read to your child for at least 20 minutes a day/night
    • show your child how to pack his/her backpack
      • make sure that they have:
        • water bottle
        • folder
    • continue to practice putting on their jackets on all by themselves
  • wednesday
    • read to your child for at least 20 minutes a day/night
    • show your child how to pack his/her backpack
      • make sure that they have:
        • water bottle
        • folder
    • continue to practice putting shoes on all by themselves (don’t worry about tying yet)
  • thursday
    • read to your child for at least 20 minutes a day/night
    • show your child how to pack his/her backpack
      • make sure that they have:
        • water bottle
        • folder
    • begin to practice putting on their jackets on all by themselves
  • friday

    Do you know what is missing from this word?

    CH_ _CH

    UR- See you at Church this weekend!

To view archived homework please select the week from the list.

  • Week Of:
    11/05/2018
  • Instructions

    I have some suggestions for you to do at home that will help your student become an independent learner.  I will also share some articles for parents from time to time that you may find of interest.

  • monday

    read to your child for at least 20 minutes a day/night
    show your child how to pack his/her backpack
    make sure that they have:
    water bottle
    folder
    begin to practice putting shoes on all by themselves (don’t worry about tying yet)

  • tuesday
    • read to your child for at least 20 minutes a day/night
    • show your child how to pack his/her backpack
      • make sure that they have:
        • water bottle
        • folder
    • continue to practice putting on their jackets on all by themselves
  • wednesday
    • read to your child for at least 20 minutes a day/night
    • show your child how to pack his/her backpack
      • make sure that they have:
        • water bottle
        • folder
    • continue to practice putting on their jackets on all by themselves
  • thursday
    • read to your child for at least 20 minutes a day/night
    • show your child how to pack his/her backpack
      • make sure that they have:
        • water bottle
        • folder
    • continue to practice putting on their jackets on all by themselves
  • friday

    Do you know what is missing from this word?

    CH_ _CH

    UR- See you at Church this weekend!

Supply List

Pre-K 4 School Supply List

½ DAY AND FULL DAY STUDENTS:

1 non-spill water bottle (to use for snack) does not spill when they are using it or it gets knocked over. See link below.

6 Elmer’s Glue Sticks

1 4oz. bottle of Elmer’s school glue

1 box of WASHABLE markers 8 or 12 count (prefer Crayola = clean-up easier)

1 box of Crayola colored pencils 12 or 24 count (Crayola = works in sharpener)

2 twin pocket portfolio folder (plastic or laminated = last longer)

1 spiral notebook – one subject or 70 sheet (9” X 11” work best)

2 packs of baby wipes

2 – 3 packs of flush-able wipes for bathroom use

3 rolls of paper towels

1 Box of tissue

1 backpack that will fit the portfolio folder (no wheels please)

During the year I will ask for 2 – 2-liter bottles and 1 12 count egg carton.

FULL DAY STUDENTS:

Lunch box

Kindermat – for rest time.  Please NO nap mats with a pillow/sleeping bag combos.  These nap mats are not comfortable on the carpet.

 

You MUST label your child’s lunch box, backpack and uniforms, especially sweatshirts, jackets/coats and sweaters.  The uniforms all look alike and I will have no idea whose it is once it is taken off.  You do not need to label the other supplies.

Click on the link below to look at the photo of acceptable water bottles.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1e7FyRr2U2huM9qpMPR6d-GzyDFCY6z3J6afz2xGmYUk/edit?usp=sharing

Click on the link below to be able to print out the 2019-2020 Supply List

2019-2020 Pre-K 4 Supply List