Mrs. Scagnelli & Mrs. Pascal's Class
Issue September 8 – October 15, 2021
Welcome to Preschool, we are so happy to welcome you and your children to Alcott School. We are looking forward to working with you and your children and we have an exciting year planned ahead for everyone. We are going to have a great time singing songs, reading stories, making projects, and learning so many wonderful new things together. It’s going to be a great year!
The children have been doing a great job learning our daily routine, and our class rules that
apply both inside and outside of the classroom. The materials in the classroom are for different levels of development. One of our most important lessons of the year was teaching the students how to properly wash their hands and cough into their elbows.
The children are working on our first project which is a paper bag community. The community consists of the following: school, supermarket, hospital, pizza shop, fire station and post office. We discussed the different types of building and places in our community. The children are very excited to complete their community.
A Few Reminders:
Please dress your child appropriately for the weather, we go outside year round
Please check your child’s backpack on a daily basis
Please be sure to pick up your child on time
Stuffed animals and other home toys should stay at home
8:45-9:15 Greet/ Lower Play ground
9:15- 9:30 Circle Time
10:30- 11:00 Snack/ Wash/ Circle time/ Pack up
11:00- 11:30 Recess Front Playground/ Dismissal
· Wednesday, October 6th is Back to School Night from 7 – 7:30pm via Zoom, we look forward seeing you then.
· Monday, October 11th is Columbus Day and School is closed.
Thank you for sharing your children with us!
Mrs. Scagnelli, Mrs. Pascal, Ms. Dionisia and Ms. Julia
Our theme is: Classroom Rules
Dove Art craft
The Kissing Hand Craft
Developmental Aim: Children will demonstrate their understanding of community
by identifying places in a community and defining the purpose of each location.
Community Paper Bag Project
Reading: “Places in my Community” by Bobbie Kalman
Introduction of the land & water forms ex: island and lake
Land, Water Air Lesson
Children will examine the sandpaper globe
Locating Lakes and Islands on our world map book
Developmental Aim: Enrichment of Vocabulary, to show everything has a name, an understanding that printed word is related to oral language.
Sandpaper Letters and Objects [a], [b]
Parts of an Apple Booklet
Poem: October by Maurice Sendak
Name Tracing Activity
The Kissing Hand by: Audrey Penn
Good People Everywhere by: Lynea Gillen
Our Class is a Family by: Shannon Olsen
All are Welcome here by: Suzanne Kaufman
Where the Wild Things Are by: Maurice Sendak
Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds
Goodnight, Goon by Michael Rex
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything By Linda Williams
The Pumpkin Runner by Marsha Diane Arnold
Developmental Aim: Practice counting, associating numeral with quantity, grading, and quantification,
Rods and Numerals
Developmental Aim: Order, Concentration, Coordination, Independence, Gross Motor control, and eye hand coordination.
Walking on the Line
Rolling a rug
Walking around a rug
Sitting on a chair
Carrying a Tray
Pushing a Chair
Blowing your nose
Coughing in your elbow
Hammering Pegs into a Pumpkin
Germ Experiment (pepper, water and soap)
Parts of an Apple
Dissecting an Apple
Discuss Facts about each Organ
Organ Object Discrimination
Organ Picture Matching
Developmental Aim: Visual discrimination of dimension, development of ability to sort, match, and awareness of gradation.
Tower of Cubes
Apple Tasting – Red Delicious, Granny Smith and Mcintosh