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Ms Santini

434-528-6499 ext 29028
Classes Taught: 
Smart Start Pre-K

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Hello and WELCOME to Smart Start Pre-K 2017/2018 school year! I am very excited to meet all of you and the students. I strongly encourage you to attend open house on August 10th from 1-7. I look forward to a year full of learning, playing, and growing. In Pre-K, we promote Kindergarten readiness through teaching students to learn to love learning. Your child will be engaged every day with pre-reading, pre-writing, and pre-math skills. In our classroom, the children have access to a reading center, math center, science center, writing center, block center, social studies center, computer/Listening center, and a sensory table, and art center.

We will be spending the first few weeks or so really focusing on learning the classroom/school expectations and routines.

Our first themes will be centered around “Welcome to School” and learning “all about me”


Class Requirements


1.     1 regular sized book bag

2.    A change of clothes ( in zip lock bag/to stay at school for the first semester)

3.    A crib sheet to cover the nap mat (used is fine)

4.    Something to snuggle with during nap time





Please Consider Donating

1.     Lysol or Clorox wipes

2.    Sandwich, quart, and gallon bags

3.    Tissues

4.    hand sanitizer

5.    Any other items you wish to donate will be greatly appreciated!



Progress reports will be sent home at the end of each nine weeks grading period


Parent Communication and Homework

Once the students have adjusted to school, they will begin bringing home a folder and an agenda each day. Please be sure that your child returns to school on Monday with their folder and agenda! The agenda will need to be initialed each night by a supervising adult, this will be where you will find your child’s daily behavior results and you may also communicate with me in this agenda. In the folder, students will bring home paper that will need your attention and homework. These items will be located in the “bring it back” section, all papers, with the exception of the homework, is to be returned to school the following day. Homework will be assigned and sent home on the first day of the school week and will be due on the last day of the school week. These activities are specifically to enhance your student’s learning. I will provide all the materials needed to complete the homework and it should take no more than 3-5 minutes per night. Just split up the packet so that your student is completing one page or activity per night. If your student is having difficulty and it is taking them longer than 5 minutes, Please let me know. Clean out the “keep at home” section each night, these are activities and work your child has already completed.


Topics of study week 1-4

Hard focus on expectations, behavior, and routines

We will be focusing on shapes, colors, name recognition, and name writing.

“Welcome to School” and “All about Me” themes will be integrated into the focus on learning the classroom/school rules and routines.


Daily schedules and routines

8:45-9:10 Morning routines, morning work, announcements, pledge, moment of silence

9:10-9:40 Breakfast, bathroom break

9:40-10:00 Morning meeting, calendar math and science

10:00-10:10 Morning lesson/ story/ phonological awareness

10:10-10:30 Morning recess

10:30-11:30 Centers/free play

11:30-12:00 Resource (see resource shedule)

12:00-12:45 Lunch and bathroom break

12:45-1:00 Afternoon lesson/story/phonological awareness

1:00-1:30 Small group learning

1:30-2:00 Afternoon recess, water break, bathroom break

2:15-3:15 Nap

3:15-3:35 Snack and pack up

3:45 Dismissal

This schedule is subject to change as students become acclimated to school and routines.


Resource Schedule (3 week rotation)

Week 1:

Monday: Library     Tuesday: P.E.     Wednesday: Music     Thursday: P.E     Friday: Guidance

Week 2:

Monday: P.E.     Tuesday: Music     Wednesday: Library     Thursday: Art     Friday: Library

Week 3:

Monday: Music    Tuesday: Computer    Wednesday: P.E.     Thursday: Library     Friday: Art

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