Thursday, October 5, 2017

All About PreK

About the PreK Classroom 


We are a Kindergarten Readiness classroom here at CKS.  What does this mean?  This means we work with your child(ren) to establish and foster the important skills needed to succeed in later schooling!  Our emphasis is on social/emotional growth, self-help skills, executive functioning skills and overall teaching kiddos how to best behave in a loving, Catholic school environment! 


A Look Inside the Room




About Mrs. Zachary  

Hello, and welcome to the PreK at Christ the King School!  Allow me to introduce myself, I am Shannon Zachary and I am entering my sixth year here in the Early Ed Department. I was previously the teacher of the Nestlings (also known as Bridge) class.  Catholic education has always been important to both me and my family.  My sisters and I all graduated from Rice and my mother was a teacher, principal and later assistant superintendent in Vermont's Catholic schools.  That commitment to Catholic education carried over into college as well, as I graduated from Providence College with a degree in Political Science and St. Mike's for my Teacher Licensure Program.  

love preschoolers and their unique outlook on the world, the way they handle the immense learning curve they are on and the fact that my job involves singing, hugs and hilarious comments daily.  In our classroom you will often hear music and laughter, but not to worry, there is plenty of learning going on too!  :)

When not at school, I love spending time with my husband Vinnie (a classmate from Rice) and our two daughters Calla (who will be starting at CKS this year!) and Delia.  My hopes for the year are that we have fun while we learn and that your kiddos and families will love CKS as much as I do!  



  

Monday, July 31, 2017

Supply List



Here is the supply list for our classroom this year:
  • We will be doing a weekly cooking project associated with our Letter of the Week, so we are asking for $10 from each child to help purchase all the ingredients for these projects!
  • Boys - 1 package plastic spoons, Girls - 1 package plastic forks
  • 1 package paper plates
  • 1 package baby wipes
  • 2 packages Clorox or Lysol Wipes
  • 1 small pack of 8 crayons (Crayola strongly preferred!)
  • 1 box of Crayola 10 Classic Colors Markers
  • 1 box of basic colored pencils
  • 1 small bottle of glue
  • 1 1" 3 ring binder with child's name on the spine (marker or tape works or you can personalize it any way you want!)
  • 1 Bed roll (if your child is full day) - We work on self help skills and these are great for self sufficient rest set up and clean up! Examples of what I'm talking about can be found here: To buy or to make.  They should have the pillow, blanket and rest area all-in-one.  Please be sure it has a strap so they can be hung from hooks.
 
Please note that our class does wear the uniform, so be sure to check the uniform closet or order your uniforms before the start of school!


As always, please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions - szachary@cksvt.org.

Looking forward to a fabulous new year!
Shannon Zachary
PreK Teacher

All About PreK

About the PreK Classroom  We are a Kindergarten Readiness classroom here at CKS.  What does this mean?  This means we work with your ch...