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.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Conferences and other news

We had so much fun celebrating Dr. Seuss week! Each student made a variety of Seuss themed crafts and most tried green eggs and ham! Thank you for participating in the theme days! It was fun to see students dressed up!


Conferences will be held on Thursday March 15 from 1-9, if you have a student in three year old or four year old preschool you will need to schedule a conference time. If these times do not work for you, please let me know and we can make arrangements. There will be NO four year old preschool on March 15.

Use this link to sign up for a time slot------>  Spring Conference Sign Up

Friday, February 23, 2018

Dr. Seuss Week!

Due to weather this information was not able to go home in take home folders.



In honor of National Read Across America Week, we will be doing some fun activities based on Dr. Seuss throughout the week. We are excited to celebrate reading with our fabulous kids!
Below is the schedule that shows some of the books of the day that we will be reading, how to dress, and what to bring on each day.  


  Monday
Fox in Socks
Hurray for Diffendoofer Day
Wear your craziest socks & bring your favorite book to read!
Tuesday  
Green Eggs and Ham
Oh, The Thinks You Can Think!
Wear Green!
We will try green eggs and ham.
Wednesday
My Many Colored Days
The Lorax
Wear your favorite color from head to toe!

Thursday

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration
The Cat in the Hat
Oh, The Places You`ll Go!
I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!


Wear wacky/mismatched clothes and/or have crazy hair! 
Or
Wear red and white, stripes, or dress like a cat