Thursday, May 17, 2018

Music Concert/ End of the year news


We finished off our Mo Willems unit with a hotdog party! A class favorite story by Mo Willems is “The Pigeon Finds a Hotdog!” The last day of preschool is Thursday May 24, 2018. It has been a wonderful and fun filled school year.  Each student has grown and learned so much! We have been working hard to finish portfolios.
                    Three year old preschool students are welcome to attend Wednesday May 23 12:15-3:15 if they need transportation to the concert practice at the high school.  If you do not need transportation just meet us there and you are free to go when PK is done rehearsing!   
                 
                    Four year old preschool graduation is May 24, 2018 at the chapel located in the St. Malachy middle school building. Students are welcome to leave with their families when the ceremony is finished. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

April 30- May 3


         We are almost finished with our final study. We have explored many of the trees at St. Malachy. Our visit to the Mt. Ayr Nature center was very informing. We got to see a variety of trees, plants and bugs on our nature hike. Both classes had such a blast on this field trip.
         We will spend the last few weeks of preschool learning about one of our favorite authors, Mo Willems and all his loveable characters.

       The Blank Park Zoo field trip is Thursday May 10, 2018 for four year old preschool students. Preschool will be from 8:10-3:10. Students will need a sack lunch and comfortable walking shoes. The bus will be leaving at 8:30, please have your student at school no later than 8:15.

There will be no morning preschool for the three year old class on May 10, 2018, due to the field trip for the afternoon class. 


       May 24, 2018 is the last day of preschool for both classes. There will be a graduation ceremony for the four year old afternoon class.  It will be at St. Malachy at 2 pm. More information will be sent home soon. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Weekly Recap April 16-19


The week of the young child was filled with so many activities! Tasty Tuesday was a huge hit, making mini fruit pizzas and chef hats was so much fun! Work together Wednesday building with the 8th graders was a blast. I'm not sure who had more fun, Us or the 8th graders?!  During artsy Thursday students used a variety of materials to create their own unique artwork.

  Mt. Ayr field trip: a sack lunch is needed. Preschool will be all day from 8:10-3:10.  The pick up policy is different for the afternoon, a hard copy has sent home with the newsletter.  
    *If your child is in 4 year old preschool and attending Creston public for kindergarten they need to attend kindergarten round up at the ECC, rather than go on the field trip. Round up is two days. April 26 & 27, if you are unsure if you are attending the morning or afternoon session, call the ECC office and they will let you know your session.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Week of the Young Child

   April 16-19 is the Week of the Young Child, where we celebrate our youngest learners. Please see the attached note for more information.  Students are encouraged to participate on the days that fall during their class time. Four year old preschool and kindergarten will be having snack together. Please check out the sign-up genius if you'd like to donate something for our Tasty Tuesday snack.

                                               Tasty Tuesday Sign Up Genius

   Three year old preschool we will participate in the activities during our class time. We will be making mini fruit pizzas for our snack on Tasty Tuesday.

    Mt. Ayr field trip permission slips were sent home today.  Students attending will need a sack lunch, signed permission slip and an extra pair of clothes. Most students have an extra set in their cubby, I will be double checking these. If will let you know if your child needs anything for their set.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

April 5. 2018



We have started another study from the Creative Curriculum, The Tree study. This will be our last study of the school year. This unit will cover trees, nature, insects and more. Also, we will have a few mini studies; including butterflies and a beach study.  Construction has started on the new building, we can see it from our classroom! It’s pretty neat!

If your child is attending St. Malachy kindergarten, don't forget that tomorrow is Kindergarten round up! 


The last day of preschool will be Thursday May 24, 2018. This was the original date and the snow days did not effect the end date of preschool. 


Upcoming field trips:   Permission slips will be sent home next week. 

April 26, 2018- Mt. Ayr Nature Center 8:30-2:00
(THREE AND FOUR YEAR OLD PRESCHOOL)
  On Thursday April 26, 2018 will be a day of all day preschool from 8:10-3:10. Three and four year old preschool students are encouraged to attend. There is no cost for this field trip. Students will need a sack lunch.  Students must be at school by 8:10, the bus will leave promptly at 8:30.  
  *Your child does not have to attend the field trip however there will be NO school if your child does not attend.

May 10, 2018- Blank Park Zoo- 8:30-2:30
(FOUR YEAR OLD PRESCHOOL ONLY)

 On Thursday May 10, there will be no three year old preschool. Four year old preschool students have the opportunity to take a field trip to the Blank Park Zoo. Attendance is not required but encouraged. There is no cost for this field trip. Students will need a sack lunch. Students must be at school by 8:10, the bus will leave promptly at 8:30, we have a special activity planned at the zoo at 10 am. 
  *Your child does not have to attend the field trip however there will be NO school if your child does not attend

Easter and Future News

This week has gone by quickly! We have been learning about the meaning of Easter, Jesus and other Easter traditions. The four year old preschool participated in the Cross Walk. We walked through town and made various stops to signify the stations of the cross. Three year old preschool made their own empty tomb biscuits. Four year old preschool and kindergarten also made their own. The empty tomb biscuit classroom snack. The marshmallow represents the pure body of Jesus. As a teaching tool, children can dip a marshmallow in the butter and the cinnamon-sugar mixture to represent the burial oil and spices that were used on Jesus’ body. 


The last day of preschool will be Thursday May 24, 2018. This was the original date and the snow days did not effect the end date of preschool. 


Upcoming field trips:

April 26, 2018- Mt. Ayr Nature Center 8:30-2:00
(THREE AND FOUR YEAR OLD PRESCHOOL)
  On Thursday April 26, 2018 will be a day of all day preschool from 8:10-3:10. Three and four year old preschool students are encouraged to attend. There is no cost for this field trip. Students will need a sack lunch.  Students must be at school by 8:10, the bus will leave promptly at 8:30.  
  *Your child does not have to attend the field trip however there will be NO school if your child does not attend.

May 10, 2018- Blank Park Zoo- 8:30-2:30
(FOUR YEAR OLD PRESCHOOL ONLY)

 On Thursday May 10, there will be no three year old preschool. Four year old preschool students have the opportunity to take a field trip to the Blank Park Zoo. Attendance is not required but encouraged. There is no cost for this field trip. Students will need a sack lunch. Students must be at school by 8:10, the bus will leave promptly at 8:30, we have a special activity planned at the zoo at 10 am. 
  *Your child does not have to attend the field trip however there will be NO school if your child does not attend

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Conferences and Future Field Trips


Conferences are next Thursday March 15. If you have not yet  signed up for a conference, please do!  We will have two all day field trips;

April 26 (Mt. Ayr Nature Center)- Three and four year old preschool
May 10 (Blank Park Zoo) Four year old preschool only, there will be no three year old preschool. 

These days will be similar to the roller skating field trip day. More information to follow! We’ve been very busy this week! We finally finished our first time through the alphabet! Now calendar helper chooses the letter of the day! Dash, the robot has been in the room. We are able to control it using the iPads! It has a variety of engaging apps to use with it.