Pre-K

Pre-K Pictures

The Pre-School Program is designed for a child’s first exploration into a school experience and seeks to instill positive feelings toward learning.

Our goals are:

  • to foster an enthusiasm for learning.
  • to show kindness and respect for one another.
  • to promote independence.
  • to provide opportunities to develop social skills.
  • to increase attention span.
  • to participate in prayer, classroom and school activities.

Daily Schedule:

Arrival

Table Activities-fine motor and problem solving activities.

Circle Time-prayer, pledge, songs, calendar, literacy and math activities.

Religion-lessons in the Catholic faith, encouraging the child to have a friendship with God.

Snack-nutritious snacks brought from home.

Activity/Center Time-hands on activities that use learning centers as a means for active learning.

Small group-teacher guided lessons to teach specific readiness skills.

Outdoor Play-free play in playground

Weekly Specials: Music, Library, Art, Physical Education, and Technology

Dismissal- half-day students

Lunch

Outdoor Play-free play in playground

Afternoon Activities-quiet activities to get ready to rest

Quiet Time

Story Time

Dismissal


Mrs. DeVivo earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education from Eastern Connecticut State University, and also a Master of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Sacred Heart University. She is Connecticut certified to teach grades Pre-K through grade 6. She taught full day Kindergarten at St. Joseph School in Baltic before taking time off to raise her four children. She attends St. Joseph Church and all four of her children attended Pre-K at SMSJ.

Mrs. DeVivo <devivok@smsjschool.org>