Monday, August 1, 2022

PreK-1 Supply List for the 3 and 4 yr. old Students

 Dear Parents,

Welcome to Pre-K 1!  I would like to take this time to introduce myself.  My name is Elizabeth Rodriguez.  I am beginning my 23rd year as an early childhood educator and for the last 18 years I have been working within the Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of New York. This will be my 13th year at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School and I am committed to providing a solid, well-rounded, academic program, in a caring, nurturing environment for your child.  
If you have chosen to register your child into my class, I know that you value the importance of a high-quality early learning catholic education.  Pre-K will be one of the greatest milestones your child will reach. This important milestone will help guide your child and they will enter the Pre-K 4 yr. old class and the Kindergarten class ready to learn next year.  It is also the most important foundation to prepare them to thrive in elementary school and beyond.
As you know our class will have both the 3 and 4 year old Pre-K students merged together.  This will be a wonderful experience for both groups as each child will learn to their highest potential.  I also realize that we are living in a different kind of world with Covid-19 but I promise you that I will care for your children and make sure they are safe as they continue to learn the importance of washing hands and keeping masks on.  With God’s protection He will see us all through this school year healthy and safe.
Please find attached the needed supplies for this school year.  I will meet with all parents on September 6th for Parent Orientation at 12:00pm before school starts to give you a classroom tour, also to discuss with you our class regulations, curriculum, schedule, and answer any questions or concerns you might have.  I will also continue to provide any important information through this blog throughout the entire school year.  I look forward to meeting you all!

Sincerely,
Mrs. Rodriguez

Supply List for Mrs. Rodriguez Pre-K 1 Class
School Year 2021 - 2022

****(PLEASE LABEL ALL SUPPLIES WITH CHILD’S NAME)

Supplies Needed for the children entering the Pre-K 4 year old program only:  

1 Pre-K Red Notebook (Must be purchased at our school supply room for $1.75)
1 Box of 24 Crayola Crayons
2 Large Pencils (highly recommend you purchase: Dixon My First Ticonderoga Pencil, #2) 
1 Pack of regular #2 pencils
1 Utility/Pencil Box  (Please make sure you purchase a pencil box and not the pouches)   
6 Glue sticks
1 Child size safety scissors
1 Set of Crayola Water Colors
1 Art Smock
2 Packs of White Construction Paper (Available to purchase in our school supply room for $1.25 each)
1 Sturdy Plastic Folder
4 Pocket Folders (Please purchase the folders in the following colors: 1 red, 1 blue, 1 yellow, 1 green)
3 Reams of Xerox Paper
1  Box of Ziploc Bags Size 1 gallon
3 Boxes of Tissues
3 Paper Towel Rolls
3 Packs of Baby Wipes
3 Containers of Clorox or Lysol Wipes
 Bottle of Lysol Disinfecting Spray

1 Set of Extra Clothes – Make sure to include shirt, pants, underwear, socks, and 1 box of facial masks.  PLEASE BRING CLOTHES IN A PLASTIC ZIPLOC BAG AND LABEL ALL CLOTHING ITEMS AND THE ZIPLOC BAG WITH CHILD’S NAME

Supplies Needed for the children entering the 3 year old program only:  

1 Box of Big or Triangular Crayola Crayons
2 Large Pencils (highly recommend you purchase: Dixon My First Ticonderoga Pencil, #2) 
1 Utility/Pencil Box  (Please make sure you purchase a pencil box and not the pouches)   
6 Glue sticks
1 Set of Crayola Water Colors
1 Art Smock
2 Packs of White Construction Paper (Available to purchase in our school supply room for $1.25 each)
1 Sturdy Plastic Folder
4 Pocket Folders (Please purchase the folders in the following colors: 1 red, 1 blue, 1 yellow, 1 green)
3 Reams of Xerox Paper
1  Box of Ziploc Bags Size 1 gallon
3 Boxes of Tissues
3 Paper Towel Rolls
3 Packs of Baby Wipes
3 Containers of Clorox or Lysol Wipes
 Bottle of Lysol Disinfecting Spray

2 Sets of Extra Clothes – Make sure to include shirt, pants, underwear, socks, and 1 box of facial masks.  PLEASE BRING CLOTHES IN A PLASTIC ZIPLOC BAG AND LABEL ALL CLOTHING ITEMS AND THE ZIPLOC BAG WITH CHILD’S NAME

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Moving-Up Ceremony

  News of the Week 

-  Our Moving - Up Ceremony will be this Thursday, June 16th at 10:00am.  I have great news Mr. Woods informed me this morning that 4 adults per child are allowed to attend the ceremony.  After the ceremony we will have a small reception and lunch will be served for the parents and children. This will be our last day of school, after the ceremony. 

-  This Thursday,  June 16th for our Moving-Up Ceremony all children are to arrive to school by 9:15am.  Please be on time as the ceremony will begin on time.

- For our Moving-Up Ceremony on Thursday the dress attire is the following: Girls are to wear a white summer dress and Boys are to wear khaki shorts with a white shirt.  

- Please check this blog at the end of the week as I will be posting a slide show video of pictures of all the children throughout this school year. 

Thank you all for a wonderful school year and have a safe summer! 

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Week of June 6, 2022 - June 10, 2022

 News of the Week 

- Friday, June 10th School Closed.

-  Our Moving - Up Ceremony will be June 16th at 10:00am.  We must continue to follow Covid regulations as Covid cases are rising and for this reason there will only be 2 guests allowed per child. We will have a small reception after the ceremony and lunch will be served for the parents and children. This will be our last day of school, after the ceremony. 

- For our Moving-Up Ceremony on June 16th the dress attire is the following: Girls are to wear a white summer dress and Boys are to wear khaki shorts with a white shirt.  

- To my 4yr.old Group please make sure to practice reading the sight words with your child everyday.  

- Please remember to bring sleeping mats back to school.


This week the children will be learning the following: 

Reading -  Children will listen and respond to the book "Peter and the Wolf."

Phonics - Children will identify uppercase and lowercase letters Xx, Yy and Zz.

Phonemic Awareness / Phonics - Children will identify letter sounds /ks/, /y/ and /z/.

Religion -  Children will listen and respond to various Bible stories.

Sight Words (4yr. old Group) - Children will read and write the words "where" and "you."


The 4yr. old group should be reviewing the following words: 

Sight Words:  a, and, away, big, can, come, down, find, for, funny, go, help, here, in, is, it, jump, little, look, make, me, my, not, play, run, said, see, the, to, up, we, where, you

Number Words: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, zero.


Lesson Plans of the WeekPlease click here

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Homework - Tuesday, 5/31/22

3yr. old Group 

Blue Handwriting Book - Complete pg. 63


4yr. old Group 

Handwriting - Write uppercase and lowercase Uu 5x's each in the notebook. 

Phonics - Draw a picture with beginning short or long vowel /u/ in the notebook and complete the sentence. 


Reminders: 

- Friday, June 3rd School Closed.

-  Our Moving - Up Ceremony will be June 16th at 10:00am.  We must continue to follow Covid regulations as Covid cases are rising and for this reason there will only be 2 guests allowed per child.  That means only Mom and Dad are allowed to attend. We will have a small reception after the ceremony and lunch will be served for the parents and children. June 16th will be our last day of school after the ceremony. 

- For our Moving-Up Ceremony on June 16th the dress attire is the following: Girls are to wear a white summer dress and Boys are to wear khaki shorts with a white shirt.  

Monday, May 30, 2022

Week of 5/30/22 - 6/3/22

 News of the Week 

- Friday, June 3rd School Closed.

-  Our Moving - Up Ceremony will be June 16th at 10:00am.  We must continue to follow Covid regulations as Covid cases are rising and for this reason there will only be 2 guests allowed per child.  That means only Mom and Dad are allowed to attend. We will have a small reception after the ceremony and lunch will be served for the parents and children. This will be our last day of school, after the ceremony. 

- For our Moving-Up Ceremony on June 16th the dress attire is the following: Girls are to wear a white summer dress and Boys are to wear khaki shorts with a white shirt.  

- To my 4yr.old Group please make sure to practice reading the sight words with your child everyday.  

- Please remember to bring sleeping mats back to school.


This week the children will be learning the following: 

Reading -  Children will listen and respond to the book "Peter and the Wolf."

Phonics - Children will identify uppercase and lowercase letter Xx.

Phonemic Awareness / Phonics - Children will identify letter sound /ks/.

Religion -  Children will listen and respond to various Bible stories.

Science - Children will discover how water goes up a plant through its stem. 

Sight Words (4yr. old Group) - Children will read and write the words "up" and "we."


The 4yr. old group should be reviewing the following words: 

Sight Words:  a, and, away, big, can, come, down, find, for, funny, go, help, here, in, is, it, jump, little, look, make, me, my, not, play, run, said, see, the, to, up, we

Number Words: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, zero.


Lesson Plans of the WeekPlease click here

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Week of 5/23/22 - 5/27/22

 News of the Week 

- Wednesday, May 25th we will attend the Confirmation Mass, children are allowed to wear dress up clothes. NO JEANS ALLOWED.

- School Closed Thursday, May 26th, Friday, May 27th and Monday May 30th.

-  Our Moving - Up Ceremony will be June 16th at 10:00am.  We must continue to follow Covid regulations as Covid cases are rising and for this reason there will only be 2 guests allowed per child.  That means only Mom and Dad are allowed to attend. We will have a small reception after the ceremony and lunch will be served for the parents and children. 

- For our Moving-Up Ceremony on June 16th the dress attire is the following: Girls are to wear a white summer dress and Boys are to wear khaki shorts with a white shirt.  

- To my 4yr.old Group please make sure to practice reading the sight words with your child everyday.  

- Please remember to bring sleeping mats back to school.


This week the children will be learning the following: 

Reading -  Children will listen and respond to the book "Peter and the Wolf."

Phonics - Children will identify uppercase and lowercase letter Ww.

Phonemic Awareness / Phonics - Children will identify letter sound /w/.

Religion -  Children will listen and respond to various Bible stories.

Math -  Children will use their fingers to solve addition and subtraction stories. 

Science - Children will discover how water goes up a plant through its stem. Children will plant flower seeds. 

Sight Words (4yr. old Group) - Children will read and write the words "the" and "to."


The 4yr. old group should be reviewing the following words: 

Sight Words:  a, and, away, big, can, come, down, find, for, funny, go, help, here, in, is, it, jump, little, look, make, me, my, not, play, run, said, see, the, to

Number Words: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, zero.


Lesson Plans of the WeekPlease click here