Meet the Teacher
My name is Christi Johnstone, I feel so blessed be your child’s Pre-School teacher this year! I am a graduate of Kutztown University. I taught the K-Power class at St John Vianney Regional School, in Allentown for the past 3 years and have an additional 6 years’ experience teaching Pre-School and Kindergarten. I worked in an Autistic Support classroom for the Allentown School District for 6 years. This will be my first year at St Jane Frances de Chantal school, but I am not new to the St. Jane family, my 12-year-old son Colin has had a wonderful experience and education while attending St. Jane and will be entering the 7th grade this year! I am so thrilled to be a part to the St. Jane family and for the opportunity to educate, explore, learn, laugh, love and share with your child!
I love being a teacher – it is the best job in the whole world! I am so lucky to be your child’s teacher this year! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
A few of my favorite things:
Color: Purple Drink: Coffee & Ice Tea Food: Popcorn & Cheese Season: Fall Hobbies: Cooking, Gardening, Music & Family Activities Stores: Target & Kohl’s Flowers: Orchid & Peony Candy: Dark chocolate Princess: Aurora Disney Movie: Toy Story Authors: Eric Carle & Sandra Boynton.
September: We will be focusing on getting to know each other, learning about ourselves, how God made us all special, introduction of the alphabet, letters and letter sounds A & B, rote counting, 1:1 correspondence, graphing, Apples, Bears, and much more!
October: I hope everyone’s fall season is off to a wonderful start. As the days get shorter and the weather begins to change, we are keeping very busy in preschool. The children are settling into their new environment and learning the daily routines of preschool alongside their friends.
This month will be continuing working on the letter B as well as letters, C, D, E & F. We will talk about people in our community, explore with dinosaurs, talk about our emotions & feelings, life on a farm, fire safety and much more! In religion we will learn about how God made us (our bodies, our feelings, and our families) and talk about that creation is a gift from God. Our math focus will be learning our colors, shapes (circle, square, Triangle, rectangle), continuing to work with patterns and graphs, rote counting, and number identification (1-5). In social and emotional development we will doing group activities focused around sharing and cooperation in working and playing together. We will be focusing on all aspects of the fall season such as the changing leaves, fall colors, pumpkins and of course Halloween! The children will also be creating some very fun and “scary” art projects!
Next week we will be having a “Bear Day” on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 as we continue learning about the letter B. Your child is allowed to bring in their favorite stuffed bear to school with them. The children and I are very much looking forward to another fun day of learning with our Bear Friends!!! We will make a Bear Day snack together on Wednesday, I have created a Sign-Up Genius if you would like to contribute. Thanks in advance!!
Scholastic Book Code: QCWMX. October Orders Due on October 11th
Please keep in mind that if you plan to volunteer in our classroom you must attend a Protecting God’s Children workshop (dates and times are listed on the Allentown Diocese website www.allentowndiocese.org ) and complete all required background checks. For more information please call us at 610-253-8442. Thank you.
Ms. Christi Johnstone
Preschool Teacher, St. Jane Preschool