3 and 4 Year Old Pre-Kindergarten Benedict Center B104

"Play is a child's work."  In our three and four year old pre-kindergarten room, the children learn through play.  Our days are built around the activities that the children choose and we are modeling, facilitating and teaching in each of those moments. 

 

My teaching vocation in the Archdiocese began in 1998 at the Cardinal Bernardin Early Childhood Center.  Our school thrived for the 11 years I was there and it was open.  The doors of the St. Teresa Campus closed in 2009.  For the next 10 years I was the Pre-School for All Teacher at Our Lady of Charity.  Coming to Queen of All Saints in 2019 has been a blessing.  Developing the faith formation and skills of the youngest children at QAS became full-time for me in 2020 as my first year at Queens I had the joy of being with the K-8 students in the Library during the afternoon hours. 

 

This school year, 2021-2022, Miss Maria Palazzo will be my teaching assistant.

 

You may reach me with questions and/or concerns at the email address below. 

 

We will pray for you daily and we ask that you keep us in prayer, too.

 

May your day be blessed!

Miss Talbot, stalbot@qasparish.org

 

MA Early Childhood Education, Certified Catechist Level III, 2004 Archdiocesan Heart of the School Award, ELL Endorsement, Gateways ECE Credential Level 5  

 

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Pray for our Veterans

If you have a family member or friend who is a Veteran and you'd like to share their name, branch of service (dates) and relation to your child, please send it in your child's communication envelope.

Their name will be added to our prayers as well as to the links we will be creating this week.

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Though it began as Armistice Day in 1919 (celebrating the end of World War I), November 11 has been celebrated as Veterans Day in the United States since 1954. Many people observe the day with ceremonies and parades that honor the sacrifice and dedication of those who have served in the armed forces of the United States. 

There may be no better way to honor a veteran than in prayer. Whether it is offered in a religious service, or privately, or silently as a parade passes by, or in a personal card or note, prayer can connect you, a veteran and God in a meaningful and productive way.    

“Almighty God, please let every veteran of our nation’s armed forces feel truly and appropriately honored by the attention and appreciation of their fellow citizens. Let no one feel forgotten or neglected. Let every man and woman, young or old, feel the deep and enduring gratitude of our nation and its inhabitants.

You know every veteran by name. You know their deeds, their hard work, and their perseverance. You know their needs, both material and spiritual. Please draw each one closer to you and grant them all the peace that passes understanding (Philippians 4:7), the peace of Christ to rule in their hearts (Colossians 3:15), and ‘joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand’ forevermore (Psalm 16:11).”

by Bob Hostetler, Guideposts.org 

Prayer for our pets

Weather permitting we will gather around our Saint Frances statue on Monday, October 4.  We are able to bring pets to school!  The stuffed kind.  :)  If your child would like to bring one stuffed animal, one that fits in the backpack, or a photo of their pet, they will carry them over to St. Frances for our Blessing of Pets.
 
On the Feast of St. Francis Assisi, October 4, here is a prayer for your pets.
 
Blessed are you, Lord God,
who made every living thing with which the water teems,
and every winged bird,
the livestock,
the creatures that move along the ground,
and the wild animals,
and called it all “good.”
Thank you for this animal,
for its life that comes from you,
and for the love and joy it brings.
Please bless this creature
and let our loving care for him/her be a reflection of your loving nature.
We praise you for all your beauty in creation, and especially for this expression of your love.
Blessed are you, Lord our God, in all your creatures! Amen. (Bob Hostetler)
 
 

2021 Family Boxes

Enjoy the process of helping your children create their family box.
1 September 13 Lana
2 September 27 Abigail
3 October 11 Siena
4 October 25 Cecilia
5 November 1 Tyler
6 November 15 Johnnie
7 November 29 Leo
8 December 6 Anuar
9 December 13 Gigi
10 January 6 Larkin
11 January 17 Annie
12 January 31 Lea
13 February 7 Mateo
14 February 21 Ernie
15 March 7 Kate
16 March 21 Lilly
17 April 4 Luke
18 April 11 Gus
19 April 25 Marco
20 May 2 Ava Rose
 
Click for complete directions. 
 
Miss Talbot

Math: It is more than counting!

There are many ideas here, similar to what I've posted already in the "QAS e-learning Activities" on the right.  However, it's a nice article to read as a reminder that you do not need paper and pencil (a worksheet) for preschoolers to be engaged in math skills.  Classifying and patterning with socks and silverware, any everyday item you have at home, will make a concrete impression for your children.
Miss Talbot

Playdough Power

Just when you thought your children were just playing with playdough.  Read through this article and you'll find out there is so much more happening when a child engages with playdough.
Here are a few links to songs we sing in our class - Jana Alayra Music -
Dig Down Deep
Jump! Jump! Jump!
Absolutely Nothin'
Mighty is Your Love