Preschool (PK3) – Mrs. Heinz

Meet Mrs. Heinz

Meet Mrs. Heinz

(PK3) Teacher
Admissions Director

Email Mrs. Heinz
My name is Julia Heinz and I serve Immanuel as PK3 teacher and Director of Admissions and Early Childhood Education.  After earning my teaching degree from Valparaiso University and working with a variety of ages, I can say I love teaching preschool the most!  I live in Dundee with my husband and three children and am the only one in our household who did not attend Immanuel.  Our kids are the fifth generation in my husband’s family to attend ILS!  I feel so fortunate to be part of this ministry and to work with our amazing preschoolers and their families.

Classroom Overview

Immanuel’s preschool utilizes a pre-kindergarten curriculum throughout PK3 and PK4, with a concentration on readiness skills such as fine motor and gross motor skills, print awareness, phonics and math awareness. Daily activities include manipulatives, arts and crafts, circle time, free play, snack and table time.

Current Notes from the Teacher:

Spring has sprung!  We are loving our outdoor playtime each day, but because we go out in the morning, it can still be chilly, so please send jackets daily and help your child practice fastening zippers, buttons or snaps!

 

We are finishing up  our alphabet and are enjoying applying what we have learned by talking about words that begin with our letters and listening for letter sounds in our words.  We are also applying our knowledge of numbers as we carefully count things and recognize small sets, plus add and subtract small sets.

 

We celebrated Easter together and the students know the biblical Easter story!  We are excited that Jesus rose again and because of this, we will live with Him someday in heaven!  Jesus tells us that He has gone to heaven ahead of us to prepare a place for each of us!  We also know that He lives in our hearts and is with us everyday.  How?  He is all powerful!

Keep working on school skills at home.  I have a series of Take Home Packs available for checking out, located in our hallway area.  Your child may choose one for you to list on the sign out sheet.  Simply enjoy it at home and return it the next time we meet!  They range from number skills to alphabet activities, to counting and sorting, fine motor and science concepts.  All are simple to do and PK students really seem to enjoy them while they are working on building skills!  It is a win-win!

 

 

Helpful Links & Resources from the Teacher

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER:  PK3:

PK3-4:   

 

Interesting links:

To review our school on Google- https://www.google.com/search?q=immanuel+lutheran+school+east+dundee+google+listing&oq=immanuel+lutheran+school+east+dundee+google+listing&aqs=chrome..69i57.10115j0j9&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#lrd=0x880f0f1bab160e41:0x46f633f9bdbda089,1,,,

Our Preschool Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/Immanuel-Lutheran-Preschool-East-Dundee-129528920423714/?ref=hl

Please add your positive review!

Our whole School Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/immanuelschooleastdundee/

Our Get Set for School curriculum: https://www.hwtears.com/gss/parents

Our Jolly Phonics curriculum:  http://jolly2.s3.amazonaws.com/Catalogues%20and%20Guide/Parent%20Teacher%20Guide.pdf

PK3 Photo Gallery

Below are some various photos of the class and all things involving PK3. Have some pictures you would like to share? For any questions or concerns involving photos, please contact the teacher. Each teacher is responsible for managing all of the photos contained within their own classroom galleries.