Introduction to Learning

3's Preschool

2021 - 2022

Mrs. Edleman - Lead Teacher

Mrs. Saunders - Asst. Teacher

Miss Zifchak - Asst. Teacher

Welcome to our three's classroom!

In our room we will be focusing on monthly learning themes that incorporate weekly learning objectives. Below is a brief list of important skills we will be covering throughout this school year:

Social & Emotional Development

  • Sense of self and self-care

  • Communicate feelings, needs and desires effectively

  • recognize personal space and polite behavior

  • cooperation (large group and one on one)

Language & Literacy

  • Recite, identify, and begin writing the alphabet

  • Identify and write his/her first name

  • Understand letters make sounds & compose words which have meaning

  • Understand that words are a way of communicating

  • Observe written language is read from left to right, top to bottom and front to back

  • Observe that books have titles, authors & illustrators

  • Expand vocabulary

  • Participate in group discussions & listening


  • Begin to observe and understand cause and effect

  • Practice matching, sequencing, identifying and predicting

  • Grasp concepts of up/down, big/small, more/less, etc.

  • Ask and answer appropriate questions

  • Begin to understand basic math concepts & number recognition

  • Be exposed to various music genres, instruments and concepts

  • Begin to understand basic science concepts


  • Jump, run, hop, balance, climb

  • Bounce, kick, throw, catch, roll and hit balls

  • Recognize that physical activity is both fun and healthy

  • Develop greater hand/eye coordination

  • Hold writing and art implements correctly

  • Use scissors correctly

  • Manipulate small objects such as beads, blocks and play dough

  • To move to music

Get to know the 3's teaching staff...

We work as a team!

"And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,

for those who are called according to his purpose."

- Romans 8:28

Mrs. Edleman

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"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in truth." -John1:4

Hi, my name is Mrs. Edleman and I am going to be your teacher this year. This is my second year teaching at Royal Redeemer Lutheran School. I taught preschool for four years previously. I love teaching and I especially love teaching early childhood education. We have the most fun exploring, learning, growing and simply having fun in our classroom.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Anthropology. Although I did not fulfill my dream of working in Borneo with the Orangutans, or digging up ancient civilizations, my fascination of how humans grow, develop, and learn, has remained my passion.

I began my teaching journey as a Sunday school teacher volunteer. Adding the spiritual component to early learners is such a joy. Children hold such a sense of wonder in the world they live and grow in. Adding God's abundant love, grace, and blessings, help to guide me as we grow together throughout the school year and beyond.

I absolutely love animals! I have two cats named Shadow and Piano (black and white) and two dogs. Sam, our little terrier is a recue and Jasper our Australian Shepard is our newest addition. I live with my husband of 25 years and our two teenagers. I enjoy being a mom most of all. It is the absolute joy of my life.

I cannot wait to meet all of you and get started on a fantastic school year!

Mrs. Saunders

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Mrs. Saunders has been teaching at Royal Redeemer for three years. Prior to that she worked as an elder caregiver, and has worked in workers’ compensation. She has a bachelor's degree in Communications and Political Science.

Mrs. Saunders has six children, all boys, ages 11 – 22. All of her children started their schooling at Royal Redeemer, and she has two children still here.

In her spare time, Mrs. Saunders enjoys time outdoors. She like to boat, ski, play tennis and hike. She also loves to read. She can’t wait to meet your child and help them learn this year!

Miss Zifchak

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Hello to all of our Intro to Learning families! I’m so excited to meet all of your wonderful children this year! This will be my third year at Royal Redeemer, but I have been working with toddler and preschool aged children for 18 years now! I have a big heart for children in early childhood and love being able to be a part of such a crucial time in a child's development. I love seeing the smile on a child's face when they learn new things! In my spare time I enjoy reading, traveling, and outreach opportunities in the community, and anything outdoors! Looking forward to another great year of growth, learning, and fun.

Half Day Schedule

9:00 - 9:15 Outdoor play (weather permitting) or indoor movement

9:20 Morning routine and circle time

10:25 Weekly concept activity (work in small groups and center-based play)

10:50 Clean-up song

Bathroom break

11:10 Story time

11:20 Backpacks & dismissal

Full Day Schedule

9:00 - 9:15 Outdoor play (weather permitting) or indoor movement

9:20 Morning routine and circle time

10:25 Weekly concept activity (work in small groups and center-based play)

10:50 Clean-up song

Bathroom break

11:10 Story time

11:15 Wash hands & set table for lunch

11:30 Prayer & lunch

12:00 Nap/Rest time

1:45 Bathroom break

Wash hands & snack

2:00 Specials

3:20 Backpacks & dismissal

"Specials" Schedule

Monday (No Specials)

Tuesday Chapel (once a month)

Movement & music (gym)

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Wednesday Chapel (one a month)

Movement & music (gym)

Thursday STEM

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