Ms. Gina's

4-Year-Old Classroom

Dear Parents,

            Welcome! My name is Gina Pensabene and I will be your child’s 4-year-old teacher this year. I have my Certificate in Early Childhood Education (CDA) and have been teaching at RBCP since 2014. I started my career as a counselor for an After School Program (in Florida) and worked my way up to the Site Director and Camp Director at Chapel Trail Elementary for 17 years.

I am originally from New York and lived in Florida for 25 years. I  moved to Virginia in 2013 and have enjoyed much of Virginia’s history and change of seasons 😊  I am married to my husband, Joe, and have 7 children and 20 grandchildren!

I am committed to my job and will work closely to ensure each child has a positive early learning experience. I believe collaboration and communication are critical to one’s academic success and teamwork. Further, I believe in open communication so please know my door is always open to you.

As an educator, it is my responsibility to provide each child with an equal opportunity to succeed in school and fully prepare them for kindergarten. Our year will consist of 9 themes. We will begin September discussing school and how to be a good friend. Our class friend, Max the Bear, will be introduced and help us throughout the year as we explore the different themes.

Throughout the year we will read books, discuss authors and illustrators and begin reading fables and nursery rhymes. We will learn about shapes, patterns and matching.

My goal for September is to help each child become comfortable and happy at school. Together, we will discuss school rules and expectations and learn the Pledge of Allegiance. Each morning, we will talk about the weather and students will also perform their daily “jobs”.

Throughout the school year we will also focus on the following:

  • Rhyming

  • Recognizing Upper and Lower Case Letters

  • Phonics (Letter sounds)

  • Write First and Last Name with Upper and Lower Case Letters

  • Recognize Numbers 0-20

  • Counting & Counting Sets of Items

  • Shape Recognition

  • Life Skills (zipping coats, washing hands, etc.…)

  • Drawing a Self Portrait

  • Fine Motor Skills (cutting)

  • Nursery Rhymes (Discuss and Sing)

  • Practice Pointing to Words While Reading

  • Letter Sound Recognition

  • Sight Word Recognition

Thank you for trusting me to educate and care for your child. I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you and your child this school year.



Ms. Gina

(540) 993-3247



2482 Warrenton Road

Fredericksburg, VA 22406

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