Welcome to the Orange Room! My name is Kristi O’Connell and I am excited to be the Pre-K teacher in the Orange Room. Our class is typically made up of 4 and 5 year olds, who will be eligible for Kindergarten the following year. We spend our days learning both individually and as a group! We explore God’s world and the love He has for all us. Since the class is Pre-K, a lot of focus is on developing the skills and independence needed for Kindergarten. We utilize a wide variety of outlets for discovery including art projects, manipulatives, center activities, small and large group tasks, imaginative and guided play and teacher led discussions. Each activity reinforces the letter, number, shape, color, Bible story and theme of the month. The students work to develop their thinking skills, social skills, writing skills, and speaking skills. The main goal for our class by the end of the year is that each child will be confident in their own skills and have a deeper understanding for how much God loves them. Every new group of students cultivate their own sense of classroom community and I look forward to watching them grow!