Posted on January 4, 2021
PK-110 | Teacher: Mrs. Laura Bertuccio | LBertuccio@sfaacademy.org
Welcome to Pre K!
The Pre-K curriculum includes literacy, math, science, social studies, and religion as well as social skills which adhere to the New York State Common Core Learning Standards.
Each week the children are introduced to a letter of the alphabet. They will learn to recognize the letter, as well as words that begin with that letter. Through literature the letters are reinforced. The children create art work relating to the letter. The formation of letters is taught and sight words are introduced using My Short Books.
The math curriculum includes learning about shapes, patterns, measurement, and numbers as well as many concepts that relate to them.
In science we examine magnets, light, and bubbles through hands-on activities. In the spring, we learn about life sciences by exploring insects and animals and by watching our plants grow.
In social studies we discuss ourselves and our families and those people who help us in our community. We learn about other cultures through their customs, language, and foods.
The children learn about Jesus through stories and songs. They are taught the Hail Mary and The Lords Prayer. They learn about and celebrate the Holy Days. We visit church throughout the year.
Music is a very important part of our curriculum as the children sing songs about concepts that they have learned. These songs strengthen their knowledge of those concepts.
The computer is used to enrich all areas of the curriculum.
Social skills are taught through modeling and interacting throughout the day.
The UPK program enhances the curriculum through the use of centers where the children experience and learn on their own.
St. Francis of Assisi School – All Rights
This week, the children will learn about the people who operate vehicles in our community.
The letter this week is Nn and we will begin to learn about numbers. The number this week is 0 zero.
New vocabulary words will be introduced, they are: airplane, airport, ambulance, cement mixer, conductor, crossing guard, driver, EMT, engineer, fire engine, firefighter, helicopter, locomotive, mail carrier, mail truck, mechanic, operator, pilot, police car, police officer, and train tracks
Posted on December 14, 2020
This week the children will learn how various modes of transportation are similar and different.
New vocabulary words will be introduced, they are: axle, cargo, crutches, drive, engine, ferry, fly, mechanic, motor, propeller, ramp, roll, run, transport, tunnel, walker, and wheelchair.
Posted on December 7, 2020
This week we will begin a new unit on transportation. The children will learn many aspects of transportation. Such as how transportation moves us and things from one place to another. They will also learn about the different modes of transportation. What kinds of transportation do I use and why, will be our focus this week.
The vocabulary words for this week are: bicycle, bus, car, express, fare, feet, helmet, keys, license plate, local, MetroCard, parachute, scooter, skateboard, stroller, subway, swim, taxi, train, transportation, truck, van, vehicles and wagon.
Posted on November 23, 2020
Pre K News
November 23-December 4
Over the next 2 weeks the children will learn about the types of homes that are in our neighborhood and other buildings such as the firehouse, post office, and grocery store and how homes are built.
They will learn about measurement.
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