• Welcome to FOES Preschool

    Mrs. Amanda, Mrs. Heather, and Mrs. Deanna

Welcome to FOES Preschool
April Newsletter



    Creative Curriculum Unit: Insects


    With the spring season upon us, we are jumping right into our Creative Curriculum Unit on Gardening! We have so many hands-on learning activities planned for the following weeks. We will be learning about what we can grow in a garden, the parts of a plant, and what it needs to grow.  While we are learning about gardens, take time to talk about the kinds of things they can grow at home in your yard. You can go on a nature walk and explore different plants that are growing around your neighborhood or in fields near by, their colors, and what they have in common. You can also go on a trip to the local grocery store and talk about the foods they see and what is grown in gardens nearby. 


    Objectives Being Taught

    Cognitive Development

    • CD-1: Children use their senses to construct knowledge about the world around them
    • CD-2: Children use and recall information and use it for new situations and problems
    • CD-5: Children demonstrate self-expression and creativity in a variety of forms and contexts, including play, visual arts, music, drama and dance
    • CD-10: Children show understanding of nummbers and quatities during play and other activities
    • CD-11: Children compare, sort, group, organize, and measure common shapes and concepts about position during play and other activities
    • CD-14: Children observe and describe characteristics of living things and the physical world
    • CD-15: Children explore the natural world by observing, manipulating objects, asking questions, making predictions, and developing generalizations


    Language Development and Communication

    • LDC-2: Children participate in conversations with peers and adults in one-on-one, small and large group interactions
    • LDC-3: Children ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood
    • LDC-7: Children respond to and use a growing vocabulary
    • LDC-8: Children develop interest in books and motivation to read
    • LDC-9: Children comprehend and use information presented in books and other medias
    • LDC-10: Children develop book knowledge and print awareness
    • LDC-12: Children develop knowledge of the alphabet and the alphabetic principle
    • LDC-13: Children use writing and other symbols to record information and communicate for a variety of purposes
    • LDC-14: Children use knowledge of letters in their attempts to write

    Health and Physical Development

    • HPD-2: Children engage in active physical play outdoors
    • HPD-4: Children develop large muscle control and abilities needed to move through and explore their environment
    • HPD-5: Children develop small muscle control and hand-eye coordination to manipulate objects and work with tools

    Approaches to Play and Learning

    • APL-1: Children show curiosity and express interest in the world around them
    • APL-8: Children maintain attentiveness and focus

    Emotional and Social Development

    • ESD-1: Children demonstrate a positive s3ense of self-identity and self-awareness
    • ESD-2: Children express positive feelings about themselves and confidence in what they can do
    • ESD-6: Children identify, manage, and express their feelings

Phone: 919-963-2165


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Early Childhood Education

Mrs. Amanda Jernigan

My name is Amanda Jernigan and I am a Preschool Teacher at Four Oaks Elementary. I graduated from the University of Mount Olive College with a degree in Early Childhood Education in 2012. This is my 7th year at Four Oaks Elementary, and I have been teaching Preschool for 9 years. I love being a part of each child's life and watching them grow through out the school year. Mrs. Deanna and Mrs. Heather will be my co teachers this year and we are a great team! I am excited about the 2021-2022 school year and what all it brings. We believe in working together to support and nurture each child to grow and learn. 

School Announcements

JCPS Announcements

  • Class of 2022 Graduation Dates

    Johnston County Public Schools is pleased to announce graduation ceremony dates for our traditional high schools for the 2021-2022 school year. For questions regarding a specific ceremony, please contact the specific school.

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  • 2022 Growth Needs Update

    Johnston County Public Schools Chief of Facilities and Construction Brooks Moore presented the 2022 Growth Needs Update to the Johnston County Board of Education at their March meeting.

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  • JCPS to Utilize New Website for Bus Updates

    Our district is launching a new portion of our website to further communicate bus delays and replacements with our families. We encourage those who have a student who utilizes our transportation to get to or from school to visit www.johnston.k12.nc.us/busdelays for updates on our school bus routes beginning Tuesday, January 18.

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  • JC Board of Education approves 2022 JCPS salary schedule

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the 2022 Johnston County Public Schools salary schedule at their regularly scheduled Dec. 14 meeting.

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