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Mrs. Jessica Hunnell
Hi! I am absolutely honored to be your preschool teacher this year! The 2021-2022 school year will be my third year teaching at OLP. I graduated from West Liberty State College with a degree in Elementary Education. I have previously taught in a preschool in Ohio for two years.
My husband and I have two young girls. They are both currently students at Our Lady of Peace, so I truly believe in the education and Christian faith that is instilled here at our school.
I know we have a wonderful year ahead of us full of learning, laughter and growth!
The Our Lady of Peace Pre-School is a wonderful part of our school family with an outstanding reputation. The program provides opportunities to help preschoolers develop a stronger, balanced foundation for spiritual, academic, and social skills. With parents and school as partners, it serves as a transition from home to school. A loving and caring atmosphere will prevail.
Our program includes: Religion/Self Esteem; Health & Safety; Reading Readiness; Field Trips; Math Readiness; Show & Tell/Sharing; Science Awareness; Music; Social Skills; Art; Motor Coordination; Group Play; Computer Skills and iPad applications; and Free Play.
The NCEA Early Childhood recommendations are followed.
Opportunities for joining with grade school students for such activities as assemblies, Christmas and Spring Show are available, and add to that family and Christian community atmosphere.
Four year olds (PK4) meet M-W-F. Morning Only Session: 8:30-11:00
Four year olds (PK4) meet M-W-F. All Day Session: 8:30am-2:45pm
Three year olds (PK3) meet T-Th. Morning Session: 8:30-11:00 Afternoon Session: 12:15-2:45pm
Morning Class – classroom door opens at 8:15am
PK3 Afternoon Class – classroom door opens at 12:05pm
An Example of our PK4 Day:
8:15 Classroom door opens for Free Choice Centers – Check in at task chart
8:30-8:45 Circle Time – Opening prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, Flag, Weather Report, Calendar, and Finger Play
8:45-9:00 Story Area
9:00-9:15 Language Project
9:15-9:30 Music and Gross Motor Activities – large group area
9:45-10:00 Work Table – Language
10:00-10:10 “Share Time” – large group area
10:10-10:15 Bathroom time and hand washing
10:00-10:10 Snack Time
10:10-10:30 Free Choice of Learning Centers, iPads, Puzzles
10:30-10-40 Art Project, Weekly Reader
10:40-10:50 Religion/Science Projects/SMART Board
10:50-11:00 Story Time, Finger Play, and Closing Prayer
PK4 All Day continues with:
Music, PE, Science (M,W,F)
An Example of our PK3 Day:
8:15 Classroom door opens for Free Choice Centers – Greetings and help children check the daily job chart
8:30-8:45 Circle Time – Opening prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, Song about the Flag, Weather Report, Calendar, and Finger Play
8:45-9:00 Music Area
9:00-9:15 Work Table – Language games and activities that develop letter recognition
9:15-9:30 Math Center – Use of manipulative items
9:30- 9:40 Bathroom and Hand Washing
9:40-9:50 Snack Time
9:50-10:10 Free Choice of Learning Centers, iPads, Puzzle
10:10- 10:15 Science Area, Weekly Reader, SMART Board
10:15-10:55 Gross Motor Activities – large group area
10:55-10:30 Art Project
10:30-10:45 Music Area – Sing and Dance
10:45-11:00 Story Time and Closing Prayer
Preschool Supply List
– Backpack (make sure it holds a full size folder)
– 3 rolls of paper towels
– 2 packs of paper Dixie cups (9oz. paper please)
– 1 Folder (letter size)
– 2 large glue sticks (purple)
– Change of clothes (put in a plastic Ziploc bag with your child’s name)
– Smock (long sleeve)
– 2 containers of disinfecting wipes (Lysol type, etc.)
– 1 box of Ziploc bags (sandwich or quart size)
– Headphones (prefer over the ear style) put in a Ziploc bag with your child’s name
– Nap Mat (1 inch only) *for all day students only*
– Beach towel *for all day students only*
Please put your child’s name on all articles!
Auch, Mary Jane – Peeping Beauty; Eggs Mark the Spot
Burton, Virginia – Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel; Katy and the Big Snow
Cole, Robert – The Story of Ruby Bridges (biography)
Dobie, Duncan – If you’ve Ever Seen a Rhinoceros Charge
Gilliland, Judith – Not in the House, Newton!
Hoberman, Mary Ann – The Seven Silly Eaters
Houston, Gloria – My Great-Aunt Arizona (biography)
Koller, Jackie French – No Such Thing
Meddaugh, Susan – Hog-Eye; Martha Speaks
Murphy, Jill – Five Minutes Peace; Quiet Night In; All in One Piece
Shannon, David – No, David; Alice the Fairy
Yolen, Jane – How Do Dinosaurs Say Good-Night; Owl Moon; Greyling
Others to check out: Eric Carle; Tomie DePaola; P.D. Eastman; Leo Lionni; Mercer Mayer; Laura Numeroff; Bill Peet; Nancy Tafuri; Van Allsburg, Bernard Waber; and Audry Wood.
These are some favorite authors with titles appropriate for pre-school children. Go ahead and print them off and take this list to the library with you the next time you go. Happy Reading!