Saint James the Apostle School

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Welcome to Mrs. Quagliato's 

PreK-4 Class Page

 

Welcome Natalia; Madelyn; Audrina; Jeremiah; Hana; Jayna; Sophia; Milania; Carter; Quincy; Slate; Maria; Angela; Jordan; and Sabina! 

We have a severe Nut Allergyplease be mindful of this if sending in treats throughout the year.

Fire Safety is the topic this week and will be reinforced throughout the year. The Springfield Fire Department will be here to talk to the children and let hem explore a pumper truck. The children are continuing to learn about our world in a simple fashion. We greet each other every morning with hello from another language. Last week we took a look at France with "bonjour",  this week  is Kenya with "Jambo" as our greeting.

We are hard at work using fine motor and sequencing skills to create unique works of art to transform our hallway into an autumn haven. I use the children's masterpieces to show case thier talents. So, please do not get concerned if you are used to having crafts or art coming home daily. Displaying the children's work within our classroom and hallways creates  opportunities for others to comment and give encouragement to our youngest artists. 

This week is letter "I", featured in I, ice, individual and igloos!

We are continuing to get acquainted with class and school procedures and our list of class rules to remind us to  "Be Safe", "Be Healthy", and "Be Kind".  Class "jobs" were randomly assigned to promote teamwork & responsibility.

As cooler weather approaches we will be introducing self-care by practicing putting on our outer garments and fastening them (buttons, snaps, zippers etc.).

Here are a few observations:

Our children are playing and interacting well with new and old friends. 

If ordering lunch, have the ticket filled in completely.

Send in all ticket requests on Tuesday in a labeled envelope. These orders will be returned in Brown envelopes on Thursday. If you do not have tickets while your order is being processed, be sure to send a lunch and drink from home.  

Provide a nutritious snack and lunch with drinks (a reusable bottle is encouraged). When packing these snacks and lunches be sure to include all necessary utensils and napkins.

We are encouraging our children to concentrate on eating properly and safely. You may hear, "Eat a little bit, drink a little bit”; "Good food first, then the treats" and "let's not talk with food in our mouth"

Sleep mats will be sent home for laundering at the end of each week, return them on Monday.

Lending Library Books are selected by your child to be read at home over the weekend. Please take advantage of this opportunity to share your child's choice of school readings. These readings will be added to our Reading Log. Don't forget to send the book back in the bag on Monday. 

Our prayers include: Hail Mary, Angel of God, Our Father, Glory Be, and Bless Us Oh Lord.

This week we will begin our exploration of the alphabet with the letter S!

Specials:

Monday: Technology

Tuesday: Gym Classes will begin in early October - please have children wear comfortable clothing and SNEAKERS.

Wednesday: Music

Thursday: Art

Friday: Show & Tell - Check the schedule for each week's theme

September Dates To Remember:

9/30- Sandwich Day - Make a sandwich (or more) without condiments, label it and send in to class to be collected for our parish, Feed the Hungry Ministry.

October Dates To Remember:

10/3 - Clothing Drive begins 
        - Emergency Phone Test @ 7 PM 
10/4 - Noon Dismissal- After Care available 
        - Pretzel Day

         - Show & Tell – Something Orange

10/7 - HSA Meeting @ 6:30 PM 

10/8 - Fire Truck Visit @ 9:30AM 

10/11 - Show & Tell – Something that begins with letter I

10/14 - NO School, Columbus Day 

10/18 - Show & Tell - Something Round

10/21 - Picture Day

10/23 - No School - Professional Day 

10/25 - Red Ribbon Day - Wear Red
          - Trunk or Treat - 5:45-7:30 PM 
          - Show & Tell - Something Black
10/28 - Sandwich Day – make sandwich (es) without condiments & label each for Parish Food Collections 

10/31 - Halloween Celebrations and Parade for Hunger @ 1:15PM

Bulilding on the past:

Letter S - sequencing, color identifiaction and fine motor skills by making our Silly Spoony friends; Letter A for Audrina, Angela, autumn, 10 Apples Up On Top, Johnny Appleseed's Birthday and apple tasting; Letter was featured in Tuesday, Thursday; Torentino and Trees as in Autumn Trees!

 

Let's Color God's World...Beautiful!

 

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

- Philippians 4:13

If you should have any concerns or questions, please contact me at: mrsaquagliato@sjspringfield.org

 

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