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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, 2020

 

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 Pre-K 4’s Teacher at SFdSCS.  I have worked here at SFdSCS for 13 years, 11 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 3 years.  I will again be joined by Mrs. Katie Manes who will serve as our Instructional Assistant.  Mrs. Manes is beginning her 7th year as my assistant.

I have big plans for our Pre-K this year.  We will be using a 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 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.  I hope that we will have seasonal programs and a Mother’s Day Tea all ending with a blast off to Kindergarten but we will have to wait to see.

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 16 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 13 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, 2020

 

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 Pre-K 4’s Teacher at SFdSCS.  I have worked here at SFdSCS for 13 years, 11 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 3 years.  I will again be joined by Mrs. Katie Manes who will serve as our Instructional Assistant.  Mrs. Manes is beginning her 7th year as my assistant.

I have big plans for our Pre-K this year.  We will be using a 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 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.  I hope that we will have seasonal programs and a Mother’s Day Tea all ending with a blast off to Kindergarten but we will have to wait to see.

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

 

Upcoming Events

September

9/2 No School

Half days for the week of Sept 2nd. (9/3 – 9/6)  No aftercare.

School Pictures 9/16 & 9/17.  Usually the first day is individual pictures and the second day is whole class pictures.  We do wear our uniform on these days.

October

10/4 Blessing of the pets.  Bring your pet to school in the morning and meet us on the Rectory lawn (lawn across the parking lot).  Fr. LaBarge will bless the pets that morning around 8:20.

10/14 School closed

10/24 Parent-Teacher conferences Half Day

10/25 Parent-Teacher conferences School Closed

10/26 HSA fall festival

10/31 Halloween parade

HSA open meeting 6:00 – 8:00.  The HSA is like a PTA.  It is the Home School Association.  Please try to attend this meeting.  It is the best way to know what is happening in the school and to get involved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Sorry about how long the list is – Due to COVID we can’t share like in the past.

½ DAY AND FULL DAY STUDENTS:

1 non-spill water bottle (to use for snack time) does not spill when they are using it or it gets knocked over. See the link below. Please fill at home each day.  Water only!

8 Elmer’s Glue Sticks

1 4oz. bottle of Elmer’s school glue

1 pair of blunt-end kids scissors

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

1 box of WASHABLE crayons 16 or 24 count (Prefer Crayola = clean-up easier)

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

2 dry erase markers – any color

1 old mismatched sock to use as an eraser

1 art box/pencil box

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

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

3 packs of baby wipes

2 – 3 packs of flushable wipes for bathroom use

3 rolls of paper towels

2 Box of tissue

1 bottle of hand sanitizer

1 pack of anti-bacterial wipes

1 face mask

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 – Made of material that is easy to wipe down.

Kindermat 1″ thick basic vinyl rest mat – for rest time.  Please NO nap mats with a pillow/sleeping bag combos.  The rest mat must be made of a material that can be wiped down with bleach each day. (1″X19″X45″) Sold at Walmart, Target, and Amazon!

 

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 2020-2021 Supply List

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JMPRbNQHG22Vmjjh4n1uBHZcEtToQW0B/view?usp=sharing