Mrs. Jodi Pearson, Preschool

Soderstrom Elementary School  ~  Phone (785) 227-2945

email: jpearson@smokyvalley.org

Welcome to Preschool!

SES preschool serves qualifying four year old students in morning or afternoon sessions, Monday - Thursday.

Morning session: 8:10 - 11:10

Afternoon session: 12:25 - 3:25

About Me

Hello! My name is Jodi Pearson and this is my fifth year teaching preschool at SES, however it is my 26th year of teaching Pre-Kindergarten. I previously taught 10 years in the Georgia Pre-K program and 6 years in the Head Start/At-Risk program in Herington, KS. I also taught preschool for 5 years in Riley Couny, KS.

I graduated from Missouri State University with a BS in Education/Emphasis in Early Childhood and I received my Masters in Education degree through Baker University.

My husband, Darin and I live in Lindsborg and we stay very busy attending the activities of our six children.

I'm looking forward to a great school year in Pre-K!

Favorite Quote: Today is a great day to learn something new!

Our Daily Schedule

Daily Schedule/A.M.

8:00 - 8:15 Arrival/Bellwork

8:15 - 8:25Calendar

8:25 - 8:40 Circle Time

8:40 - 9:00Small Groups/Table Activities

9:00 - 10:00 Learning Centers/Clean up

10:00 - 10:15 Handwashing/Snack

10:15 - 10:30 Mini Groups (Literacy/Math)

10:30 - 10:45 Circle Time

10:45 - 11:00 Recess

11:00 - 11:10 Prepare for dismissal

Daily Schedule/P.M.

12:25 - 12:35 Arrival/Bellwork

12:35 - 12:45Calendar Time

12:45 - 1:00 Circle Time

1:00 - 1:20Small Groups/Table Activities

1:20 - 2:20Learning Centers

2:20 - 2:35Handwashing/Snack

2:35 - 2:50 Mini Groups (Literacy/Math)

2:50 - 3:05 Circle Time/Review

3:05 - 3:20 Recess

3:20 - 3:30 Prepare for Dismissal


Tues - Reading Buddies Wed - Computers 10:20-10:30 &


Thurs - Library 9:00-9:20 & 12:40-1:00

Classroom Activities

Classroom: We will be following The Creative Curriculum for Preschool. Creative Curriculum promotes "hands-on" learning by incorporating many different educational activities in each subject or area to address the children's various learning styles. Circle Times, Small Groups, and Centers provide activities that meet the children's developmental needs and interests and help them become more independent, confident learners. We will also be incorporating Everyday Mathematics and Literacy By Design.

Progress Report: The progress report we will use supports the curriculum to assist us in organizing activities in the classroom, planning small groups, establishing a baseline of skills, monitoring progress, and providing direction in curriculum development. Portfolio and anecdotal notes are an integral part of assessment. Progress Reports will be collected 3 times a year (Fall, Winter, Spring) and shared with parents at parent-teacher conferences. The final report will be sent home at the end of the school year.

Parent/Teacher Conferences: We will schedule fall and spring P/T Conferences. At these conferences, we will discuss your child's accomplishments, strengths, and overall progress.