Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Botanical Center

What a great experience we had at The Botanical Center. We were able to share our prior knowledge of plants during our session! We used our five senses to learn about plants! We made a plantable rainstick. The outdoor gardens were beautiful and fun to explore!!  Look at the photos tab to see pictures from the field trip and check out the preschool Facebook page for some videos!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Botanical Center Field Trip

Wednesday May 10, preschool will be ALL day from 8:15-3:15. We will be taking a field trip to the botanical center in Des Moines. The cost is $5 and a sack lunch is needed, don't forget permission slips!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

May already!?

May?? Already? It can't be! This school year has gone so fast!
We continue working on our tree study. We have been learning about what kind of animals live in trees.  Bugs and insects live in trees. Which got us on the topic of butterflies. Check out the butterflies in the hallway! They are in their chrysalis!
     We have a new dramatic play center, we have a beach/swimming themed area!  It has been a huge hit so far! We even talked about what could make it better! Improvements 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Easter Celebrations

This week has flown by!! This week we have been learning about Easter.  We did science experiments using raw eggs and vinegar! Did you know vinegar will make the egg shell disintegrate? Leaving a “bouncy” but fragile egg.  We continued to check these over the week. We have discussed Jesus and the meaning of Easter. On Tuesday, we used biscuits and marshmallows to make empty tomb biscuits. The marshmallow represented Jesus being placed into the tomb and how he rose again. After, Easter we will continue with the tree study.

 
Due to the National Catholic Education Association Conference there will be no school Monday April 17- Wednesday April 19. Preschool will resume on Thursday April 20.
Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Catholic Schools Week

The week of January 30- February 3 was Catholic Schools week at St. Malachy.  Each day was themed and filled with many fun activities. Monday was Blue and Gold day, Show your St. Malachy support! Tuesday was Sports Day, preschool students participated in a school wide sports day! Wednesday was Red, White and Blue day. Preschool and kindergarten students were able to visit a nursing home in Greenfield where they performed a few songs and danced. Also, they colored pictures and visited with residents. Thursday was the school wide Talent Show. Preschool and kindergarten performed together. They put a lot of hard work into their rehearsals and it paid off!

Please check out the photos tab for pictures from Catholic Schools Week,

Monday, January 9, 2017

First Week Back

The first week back was a quick and exciting one!

Three and four year old preschool were introduced to Pint Size Science. The first kit, Science sprouts discusses that science is everywhere! A variety of science items were introduced; magnifying glasses, beakers, googles, lab coat, tweezers and magnets. Two experiments that were big hits were, volcanoes and coloring changing milk. Each lesson talked about solid, liquid and gas.  During the volcano lesson, we were able to discuss how adding a solid to a liquid created a gas!

Please check out the photos tab for Science pictures!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Welcome Back!

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful break! I'm excited to see everyone and be back in the swing of things! We will be starting a new unit in the Creative Curriculum and continue to master our letters and numbers.