Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Conferences and other things

    Conferences are just around the corner! Please sign up for a time that works best for you. If these times do not work for you please let me know and we can make other arrangements.  This was a very quick and busy week.  The letters E and H were introduced.
     In four year old preschool school we are working on learning the letter name, identifying upper case letters,  letter sound and how to write the letters. In three year old preschool we are working on learning the letter names and identifying upper case letters. We have been working on correct scissor hold and using glue sticks. Each student has a spot in the hallway to show off their work! I’m in the process of getting some projects up there, check them out! If you don't see your child's name, I'm waiting on a couple to return from the AEA office, where items are laminated.

*For a fun Halloween science experiment, each student needs to bring a 20 oz. plastic bottle by Thursday October 26,2017. 

Please check your child's folder. Information goes home all week. 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thursday October 12

Today was the last day for our beginning of the year study. We read the story "Crazy Pizza Day," we made our own pizzas and relaxed in our pajamas during our reward celebration. The next three weeks we will have a small Halloween unit.  We will introduce two alphabet letters a week. This will allow for us to complete the alphabet and repeat before the end of the year. Star of the Week will officially start after conferences. Each class will be asked to schedule a conference, look for more information to come in the next few weeks.

The progress I have seen since the beginning of the school year is amazing! Keep working on recognizing names and letters in your child's name, shapes and colors.

Don't forget about the St. Malachy Spaghetti Supper on Saturday October 21.  Food donations are still needed and slots are available to work the spaghetti supper. Use the sign up genius to choose a slot!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Pajama Day

What a great start to the school year we’ve had! Each class is settling into classroom routine very well, to celebrate we’re having a pajama party! Wear pajamas on Thursday October 12.  Slippers are allowed, please send in your child’s backpack!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Upcoming news!

It’s hard to believe that it is the end of September! I have seen so much growth in our first month of school. In celebration we will be having a pajama party on Thursday October 12.  We will be wrapping up our beginning of the year study in two weeks. We will have a mini Halloween unit before starting our next study! We will have a Halloween party, I will let you know as soon as a date has been decided.

We have been working hard on name recognition, both classes are very close on mastering this. Since we are recognizing our names, question tags will be moved to the hall way. Each student will get their tag and answer the question as they come in the door. Next they will hang up their bags and wash hands, as they have been doing. 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Week 3

The third week of preschool has gone great. We are continuing to learn center rules, classroom rules and expectations. We have mastered walking in a line and using quiet voices in the hallway.  I’m very impressed with the growth I have seen in these three weeks. We continue to add to our schedule weekly.  This week we will add more of our Religion portion to our day, alphabet letters and handwriting.
We have had our first substitute teacher.  As a class we reviewed making safe choices in the classroom and outside.
Stories we’ve read this week. The Kissing Hand, Wemberly Worried and God Bless Our Fall

*The doors will open at 7:55 for three year old preschool. Class start time is 8:00.
                                          12:10 for four year old preschool. Class start time is 12:15 .

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Week 2

    It’s September already and our second week of preschool is behind us.  We are still working on learning classroom and school routine. Each class went a on a walk around the school and decided what they would like to include in their class book.  Music with Mrs. Stoner has been a hit! 
     This week at preschool we gave our selves silly special names because we are all unique and special. This is from Al’s Pals, Kids Making Healthy Choices curriculum. Al, is a puppet who helps kids understand feelings and make safe positive choices. Letters will be sent home about Al's Pals as we complete this series to inform families about what we are working on. Today, we discussed big feelings. We have a rocking chair in the classroom where students can take a break if they are having big feelings (happy, sad, excited, anger). This is a chair the child uses on their own if THEY need a break and is NOT used for time outs.
As we get our routine down we will add more curriculum content to our day.

It was great seeing preschool families at the family picnic last night! Join us for the Holy Spirit Food Festival this Sunday from 4:00-6:00, the cost is $8.

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Thursday, August 31, 2017

First Week of School

The first week of school has been wonderful! Each class is adjusting well to this new preschool routine. This week we have worked on learning the rules to each center and will continue to do so next week. We have started our beginning of the year study in our Creative Curriculum. This allows for stories and discussions about; feelings, routine, rules, friendship and more.

Check purple folders daily for information from school.  Thursday is when most information is sent home from the office.

Don't forget about the all school picnic on Wednesday September 6 from 6:00-7:00. Preschool families are encouraged to bring a dessert item.

Preschool Cy-Hawk pride day is Thursday September 7 (K-8 Cy-Hawk pride day is Friday).  Wear your favorite team colors!

Please let me know if you have any questions/ concerns.