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! 

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:

book bag (no wheels, please)
complete change of clothes (shirt, pants, socks and underwear)
towel or small child sized blanket for rest time

Important Dates:

No school January 21 and 22

Early Release on Feb 15 at 12:15

No school February 18

No Pre-K on Feb 19 and 20

Parent-Teacher Conferences Feb 19 and 20

What we are learning:

Our pre-k uses the Creative Curriculum to to teach social, emotional, cognitive, physical and language skills. We use the letterland curriculum to teach phonics and letter recognition.

January and February:

Social/Emotional Skills: how to use our turn taking skills

Physical skills: Fine Motor: how to write letters

Gross Motor: how to use be active and healthy inside in the colder weather

Cognitive Skills: how to recognize our letters and match them to their phonemic sound

Language: learn the beginning sounds of things

Our Thematic Units for January and February are:

Winter weather 
Arctic animals
Being Healthy