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Mrs. Scagnelli & Mrs. Pascal's Class

Issue September 8 – October 15, 2021

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Dear Families,


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


Class Schedule:

8:45-9:15 Greet/ Lower Play ground

9:15- 9:30 Circle Time

9:30-10:30 Worktime

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

Cutting Activity

Pasting Activity

Watercolor Activity

The Kissing Hand Craft


Cultural Arts/Geography:

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.

Picture Story


Classified Cards

Object Discrimination

Picture Matching

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,

Number Rods

Sandpaper Numerals

Rods and Numerals

Spindle Boxes


Practical Life:

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

Washing hands

Blowing your nose

Coughing in your elbow

Apple Slicing


Hammering Pegs into a Pumpkin



Germ Experiment (pepper, water and soap)

Parts of an Apple

Dissecting an Apple

Organ Unit

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.

Knobbed Blocks

Tower of Cubes

Broad Stair

Apple Tasting – Red Delicious, Granny Smith and Mcintosh

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