PreK 3

Webpage link for Mrs. Lawrence

 

In our 3 year old program, students learn a school routine. As this is their first experience in a school setting, they learn to transition to different classes and different teachers. Children participate in gym, art, Spanish, and music. Children learn in large group, small group, and one on one settings. Three year olds have a natural curiosity and wonder about them. Our program lets them explore their world in a variety of ways and learning opportunities.

The Investigator Club is a wonderful program that will help your child learn basic readiness skills in literacy, math, science, social studies, oral language, art, and music. We will learn these skills through different units of study such as friends and family, going to school and animals.

Along with the Investigator Club, children will also be introduced to Get Set for School (Handwriting without Tears). In this program, the focus is on preparing for readiness in writing and math skills. Music, movement, multisensory manipulatives are used to teach core readiness skills which include pencil grip, numbers and letter recognition and formation. Children will also learn in the math program about spatial awareness, patterning, sequencing, matching, and sorting. All of these will be learned using manipulatives, music, and rhyming.

In Religion, we use Stories of God’s Love. This program uses bible as well as everyday stories to learn about God and all that is created. There is a preschool class that learns about God and shares their story with us. Then a Bible story from the New and Old Testament is taught to the class. Learning about God is on a young level with bright pamphlets that have an activity inside and parent info on the back.

PreK 4

Webpage link for Mrs. Baliga

 

Our 4 year old program uses the reading series, Opening the World of Learning, and the writing program, Handwriting Without Tears.  Through OWL, students learn skills through thematic units.  Students build on oral language and background knowledge by discussing concepts that relate to each weekly theme.  They practice naming and identifying both upper and lowercase letters of the alphabet, as well as letter sounds, rhyming, initial sounds, and learn how to write letters and numbers.  

Similar to the 3 year old program, in mathematics activities and lessons, students participate in hands on exploration of numbers, combining sets, shape and color recognition, and measurement.  

Our Pre-K4 program is designed as a school readiness program in order to best prepare children and enhance self confidence for Kindergarten, and to help cultivate a life-long love of learning.  

In Religion, we use the series, Stories of God's Love to introduce students to gospel readings that apply to their personal lives.  Students learn that Jesus is their friend and how we grow closer to God.  We encourage sharing, cooperation, and socialization.

Children engage in free play, using any of the toys located in the room, as well as activities set up at individual tables and the sensory table.  We strive to have developmentally appropriate expectations throughout the year.  Our goal is a positive growth experience for your child - and for you!

Physical Education

Physical Education

 

Through physical education, children learn how to become physically fit in an enjoyable, healthy environment where structure and guidance are provided for all participants. Team play, sportsmanship, and a sense of individual success are the goals of the physical education curriculum. Participation, rather than competition, is stressed.

 

The creation of teams that incorporate both boys and girls with different levels of athletic skills enables all children to participate in traditional and non-competitive games on a fair playing field. Strategies and teamwork are far more important than score keeping.

Each physical education class begins with a warm-up. Activities related to the current sports unit precede playing a game. Throughout the year, discussion of physical fitness includes nutrition, recreational fitness, and mind/body awareness.

Grading:
Homework ( calendars)
Participation/ Effort
Cooperation/ Behavior

Homework:
There are monthly  Activity Calendars being sent home.  Please attempt to do some sort of physical activity for 60 minutes per day ( 5 days a week)

The physical education teacher is Mrs. Markowski.

Computer Lab

Computer Lab

   

 

 

Technology Program

The Technology Program is fully integrated into the core curriculum using the projects and programs that we used  with Global Academics. The program is based on over 350 literacy objectives in ten different technology areas: word processing, databases, graphic design, operating systems, Internet, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, multimedia, keyboarding and web page design. Our goal is for all students to gain a working knowledge of computer operations and a vocabulary of computer related terminology through projects directly developed within the curriculum, and to use computers as a tool for productivity, communication, information, learning and creativity. 

 

The technology program fully supports the mission of Saint Gabriel School to provide a strong academic foundation and a nurturing environment which enables students to fully reach their potential. With strong computer skills, students are able to be more productive and better prepared to face the academic challenges of today. Students are encouraged to use computers within the computer lab and classrooms to complete assignments.

 

Computer classes are integrated into the school's curriculum.

 

The computer lab consist of 30 new HP computers with 20 inch wide screen monitors. All computers are networked and have Internet access. Students have access two color laser printers and two black and white laser printers. A scanner and two tablets are also available for use.

 

The goals of the computer science department are:
To use technology with integration in other subject areas.
To be proficient in word processing, data base, presentation, and spreadsheet software.
To use computers as productivity tools and for learning and creativity.
To use computers as information and communication resources.
To have a working knowledge of computer operations and vocabulary of computer related terminology.
To be comfortable working with various operating systems.

 

 

The Network Administrator is Mrs. Carmon.