Melissa Zeimet – Preschool

Welcome to JFK Guardian Angel Preschool and to Mrs. Zeimet’s Preschool web page!

Mrs. Zeimet & Mrs. Andresen  welcome you to our classroom!

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Mrs. Zeimet  and Mrs. Andresen  will be working together in Preschool! In Preschool we are busy learning, adjusting to school routines, and making new friends!

Here is our daily routine:

  • Arrival Routine (hand in folder, write name in sign-in folder, play with table toys)
  • Large Group: Opening
  • Center Time
  • Large Group Lesson: Language/Literature/Letter of the Week
  • Use Work Boxes for Work Time
  • Music & Movement or Outdoor Play
  • Large Group: Job Chart & Phonemic Awareness
  • Independent Book Time
  • Bathroom, Wash Hands & Snack
  • Large Group Lesson: Math/Social Studies/Science/Social Emotional
  • Center Time
  • Large Group: Closing
  • Dismissal Routine

Center Time is a favorite and important part of the day. During Center Time, students get a chance to interact socially with one another while they are learning through their play and exploration of the materials provided in the classroom. Each day, the students get to play two Centers.  Once at the beginning of the day and once at the end of the day. We have several centers available and we switch many of the materials in these centers weekly. The centers provided include: Blocks, Pretend Play, Writing, Books, Art, Sensory Table, Table Toys, Games, Puzzles, Science and the Lego Table.

Daily Large Group Lessons include plans from the World of Wonders Curriculum and Everyday Mathematics.  The World of Wonders Curriculum includes instruction on identification of each alphabet letter and letter sounds. Through World of Wonders we also teach a variety of themes such as: Who We Are, Making Friends, Families, Transportation, Animals, and many more! Everyday Mathematics is the curriculum used to teach preschool math concepts such as sizes, patterns, counting, numeral recognition, number concepts and more. We also teach the  children about appropriate classroom behavior, how to name and manage feelings and how to get along with others.

A favorite time of the day is Snack Time! Snacks and drinks are provided by the JFK Kitchen.

Outdoor Play is enjoyed by all the students and we are fortunate to have a great fenced in area to play.

Preschool is very busy place full of growing, learning, fun and friends!

Biography

Mrs. Melissa Zeimet is the lead teacher.  She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education from the University of Northern Iowa in 1993. Since then, she has taught both Preschool and Kindergarten. Mrs. Zeimet also worked at the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency as a Home Visiting Teacher for a Birth to Five program. Mrs. Zeimet joined the JFK staff in 2011 as the Preschool Resource Teacher. She and her husband have 2 children, both are graduates of JFK. Her family has belonged to Our Lady of Victory Parish for several years. They have enjoyed many great moments being a part of the OLV/JFK community!

Ms. Alicia Andresen is the teacher’s assistant. She received a Bachelor’s degree from St. Ambrose University. She has been working in classrooms for more than 10 years. Mrs. A worked 5 years in the JFK Early Learning Center as an assistant and became the preschool assistant in 2013-2014. Her family includes her husband, her daughter, her son and two stepsons.