Category: Pre-Kindergarten Pages

Teacher Biography

Mrs. Jennifer Hunnell

Hi! I am absolutely honored to be your preschool teacher this year! The 2019-2020 school year will be my first 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!

A Typical Day

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.

CLASS SCHEDULE:

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:

Lunch

Recess

Rest time

Music, PE, Science (M,W,F)

Technology

Learning Centers

2:45  Dismissal

 

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

PK Supply List

Smock – for use during painting – must be waterproof
Backpack & Folder – to take information home each day (folder must be large enough to contain 8 1/2 x 11 inch papers, and also please ensure the backpack is large enough for the folder to fit into. No roller backpacks please – the metal bars are a slight hazard).
Change of Clothes – in the event of an accident (place in a zip-locked bag with name on it)

PK4 only – 2 Large Elmer’s Glue Sticks (not glue pen)

Two rolls of paper towels
Package of napkins
Two Packages of paper cups (9 oz.)

1 box of tissues

1 container disinfecting wipes (Clorox style)

PK4 All Day Students – yoga mat & beach towel

Note: crayons, glue, scissors, etc. will be purchased from Supply fee.

Supply fee of $50 is to be paid at registration.

Please put your child’s name on all articles!

 

Suggested Reading:

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!