Wednesday, October 2, 2019


This rainy week has left us with extra time inside. We were able to have gross motor time in the gymnasium. In our classroom, we explored the lights and shadows kit. Students brainstormed list of light sources. On Wednesday, students used STEM to work with light sources and numbers.  Each child took a turn using light source (head lamp, flash light, stand light) and shadow screen to show a number using their fingers for their classmates to guess. During collaborative learning time students were able to use a table top shadow screen, light sources and blocks to make their own creation.
Number one rule! Do not shine a flash light in your eyes or a friends eyes.

We are continuing to work on fine motor skills with scissors and reviewing how to hold writing utensil.  Students are familiar with Mat Man, Tap Tap Tap and Crayon Song(s). You can search for these on Youtube. Next week, we will start with shapes and letters in our handwriting book. 

“Stories of God’s Love” will be introduced. We are adding more to our daily and weekly schedule.  It has been wonderful watching each and every student grow so much already this school year. 

Thursday, September 5, 2019

It's a new year!

Our first full week of school is almost finished! We are still working on learning school, center, outside and many other rules and routines. I have seen so much growth in each student since their first day of preschool. We have enjoyed meeting our music and pe teachers. We LOVE going to specials.
     Please send your child’s purple folder everyday. They make beautiful artwork that needs a safe way to get home, along with other important papers.  Students should not be bringing toys from home to preschool. They will have an opportunity when we start Star of the Week to share items from home.
    Don’t forget to join the closed Facebook group “Mrs. Chesling’s 2019-2020 All Day Preschool Class.” Check out what we have been doing in preschool this week!

There is no school Friday September 6, 2019.  

There is school on Monday September 9, 2019 and it is picture day! We will see you then!

Friday, March 8, 2019

Conference Information

Preschool students attended mass on Wednesday. They did a fantastic job during mass, they say quietly with their buddies. We will be attending mass on April 17, please no sweats or jeans. Our letters this week were Mm and Nn. We worked on writing them and learning letter sounds! Students have been working hard on their conference portfolios and are very excited for you to see their hard work!

If you have not yet signed up for a conference time please use the link to do so. I look forward to meeting with you to discuss your child's progress with you.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Weekly News 2/14/19

Happy Valentine’s Day! We had a very fun Valentine’s party! We passed out valentines for our friends and played games! Check folders from the photo booth!

We met with our mass buddies again. They played in preschool centers. Afterwards, we visited their classroom to see their classroom pet, a snake! PK students sat so quietly so she wouldn’t get scared and asked Mr. Kissel great questions!
We will be attending mass on Wednesday February 20.

PTO movie night on Friday February 15, 2019. Incredibles 2 will be shown!

If you have not returned your kindergarten kickoff form, please do so.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Weekly News 2/7/19

This week we finally finished learning about the Letter P, we LOVED going on a treasure hunt around school. We also learned about letter Bb: how to write it, what sound it makes and words that start with that letter. During religion we learned about the Holy family; Jesus, Joseph and Mary.
   Don’t forget to have decorated valentine’s day boxes returned to school by 2/12/19. We will be having a class party on 2/14/19.
     Preschool will be attending mass on Wednesday February 20, please have your child dress in mass attire, no jeans or sweatpants.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

We will be attending mass with our 7th grade mass buddies. Today we met our buddy and read books or played in the preschool classroom with them!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

January News

This week we learned about the Letter Dd: how to write it, what sound it makes and words that start with that letter.  Our rhyming words this week were snail and pail. We had fun coming up with our own rhyming words. During religion we learned about Noah and the ark. Along with God’s promise to always love and take care of everyone. 

We will be celebrating finally reaching the letter Pp by having a Pirate, Princess or Prince Party on Wednesday January 23, 2019. We will celebrate with fun and games during preschool. Your child is encouraged to dress up but it is not required.

   Preschool will be attending mass on during Catholics Schools Week on Friday February  1st and Wednesday February 20, please have your child dress in mass attire, no jeans or sweatpants.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

December 6, 2018

This week we learning about the Letter Qq. We are learning how to write the letter and what sound it makes. If you haven’t turned in the Family tree project please do so. There is a blue paper that went home in student folders, please review this for student drop off.  Our first dress up day is Grinch Day on Tuesday December 11, wear green or dress like a Grinch character! 

Everyone did such a wonderful job at the St. Malachy Christmas concert! A lot of hard work and dedication by many went into making this event so wonderful!


For the safety of our students please note:

Parents dropping off students please use the crosswalk area to pull-through & drop off only.
Parents needing to park and walk their child in please park near the bell on the east lawn or in front of Father’s house. Parking in or near the crosswalk area is prohibited.
3 year-old PK students must be walked into their classroom.

Upcoming Theme Days

December 7th- Spirit Day $1, Book Orders due,
   Family Tree Project Due.
December 11th- Grinch Day-wear green
December 13th- Polar Express Day – wear
     appropriate pajamas, slippers,
     and robes!
December 17th- Candy Cane Day- Wear Red & White
December 18th-  Wear green Day
December 19th-  Holiday Best
December 20th-  Show Christmas Spirit- be festive and wear anything Christmas (socks, shirts, etc.)
Classroom Holiday Party
December 21st- Ugly Sweaters    
Sack lunch day and students will eat with their with Advent Angel.
Early dismissal
December 22nd-January2nd- NO SCHOOL Winter Break!