Ms. Venditti & Mrs.O'Donnell's Excellent Elephants
Amy Venditti    
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Welcome to Our Pre-Kindergarten Classroom

About Ms. Venditti:
I  have  been teaching at Woodrow Wilson in the Wee Wonders Pre-K since 2002. I am originally from Norton, MA (near Boston) and moved to NC when I was in the tenth grade. I may be a "Northern Yankee", but I truly love it here in the South! I love to read books, and spend time with my friends and family. One of my other favorite things to do is watch baseball, especially the Boston Red Sox. I also enjoy spending time with my  "fur-baby", my cat, Lilly! 

College(s) Attended/Degrees Earned:
I received my Bachelor's Degree in Child and Family Development from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2002, and received my Master's Degree in Child and Family Studies from UNCC in 2010

About Mrs. O'Donnell:
I have been at Woodrow Wilson since 2000. I am excited to work with the Pre-K. I enjoy spending time with my family and my grand-babies. I love football. Go Wonders! Go Steelers!

Educational Philosophy/Vision:
We love working with children and enjoy getting to know each individually and their family.  We teach the children that our class is their school family. We want them to learn to get along with one another, and respect each other. We teach that it is their classroom, and they are responsible for helping to keep it clean and take care of our toys. We also teach the children that as a community working together like a family, we can  accomplish many things and look out for each another

 Pre-K Info:

Arrival is 8:25-8:45 am
(late arrivals must go the front office and sign in tardy)

Dismissal is 3:15 pm
(please be prompt)

Important Dates:

Home Visits are August 28th and 29th

Staggered Entry is from 8:25 - 11:35 on August 30th, 31st and Sept. 1st

Students first full day is Sept. 5th

Pre-K School Supplies:

A backpack (please no wheels

A complete change of clothes (pants, shirt, socks and underwear) labeled with your child's name
A small blanket or a beach towel or rest time

What we are learning:

Math: rote counting, 1:1 correspondence, and shapes

Physical: how to hold a pencil and use scissors, how to navigate the school and play safely on the playground.

Emotional/Social: how to share, take turns and be a friend

Literacy: recognizing letters both uppercase and lowercase, sounds and action tricks using Letterland

Upcoming themes: All About Me, Friends, and Family