21 May 2013
The children had a great time on our trip to the Kohl Children's Museum! Our preschoolers were very well behaved at the museum and on the bus! Way to Go!
20 May 2013
This week, Mr. Z is visiting our room. He loves zippers! We have a few "Z" projects as well as working on our end of the year "celebration!"
Our field trip to the Kohl Children's Museum is here! Please have your child come to school at the normal time. Pick up will be at 12:00.
See you in the morning!
17 May 2013
Happy Friday! Thank you for being a great bunch for Mrs. Ryan today!
15 May 2013
As you know, next Tuesday, May 21st, is our field trip to the Kohl Children's Museum! Please have your child come to school at the normal time. Pick up will be at 12:00.
We had fun in Gym today! After warming up, the children voted to play Duck, Duck, Goose!
Yesterday, we went outside to enjoy the weather and some chalk!
A couple pictures from today!
14 May 2013
Tuesday, May 14, Snappy Dog on Northwest Highway will donate 15% of their sales to St. Juliana in celebration of our 85th anniversary celebration.
13 May 2013
This week, Mr. I is visiting our room. He loves insects! We have a few "buggy" projects planned along with learning great poems and songs, sharing fun insect themed stories and estimating bugs!
12 May 2013
On Friday, we released our butterflies! The children were so excited to see them fly off!!
Happy Mother's Day to all our mothers!
09 May 2013
Yesterday, the children had fun in the Gym! After stretching, the children fluttered like butterflies around the Gym.
Later in the morning, we enjoyed some outside time at the Parish Garden Park! A dozen preschoolers are a bit much for this area, but it was great for a short visit. We will be trying to go there more often throughout these last weeks of school.
We've been busy bees preparing for Mothers' Day! I don't want to ruin the surprises we have in store for our room 3 moms! (Don't worry, we won't forget the dads come June!) Permission slips for our field trip to Kohl Children's Museum were sent home Tuesday (FYI: The date was changed from May 23rd, as seen on the calendar that went home, to May 21st.) Please return the permision slip and payment by Tuesday, May 14th. Thank you!
07 May 2013
Our field trip to Kohls Children's Museum is on Tuesday, May 21st. The students, teachers, and a few parent chaperones will be taking a school bus to the museum! Permission slips went home in folders today!
Our butterflies are ready to be released! We'll set them free this week!
01 May 2013
Yesterday, we finally went on our Spring walk in honor of Earth Day. The children picked up quite a bit of trash around the church. (They wore a glove and washed their hands with soap and water when we returned.)
All week the children have been enjoying nursery rhymes and tales. The children made the "Hickory Dickory Dock" clock, the Cow Jumping Over The Moon, and a Twinkling Star!
We had a fun time in Gym today! The children rotated through stations using a balance beam, a stepper, hula-hoops, and a brief soccer practice to work those large motor muscles!
The children wore their Peace Building Project shirts today.
29 April 2013
Our theme for the coming week is Mother Goose along with alphabet review. We do not have a new Letter Person coming this week.
Please return your child's April reading log. Thanks!
Did your preschooler tell you about…
-Fonzie, the guinea pig that visited last week? He is Ms. O’Malley’s classroom pet. Mr. G loves guinea pigs! -Tomorrow, we will take our Spring walk and pick up trash along the way to help take care of our environment. (Gloves will be provided.)
-how much our grassheads have already grown? Check them out!
The caterpillars are changing! All five Painted Lady caterpillars are now in their chrysalis. We are getting ready to move them from the "nursery" cup to the Butterfly Pavilion, so that we can continue to observe them transition into butterflies. Later, we will set them free outside!
Save the Date!
The last day of Four Year Old Preschool is Wednesday, June 5th. Join us for the children's performance and celebration!
Reminder: There is no school this Friday, May 3rd. It's a teacher institute day.
24 April 2013
Yesterday, we spread grass seeds to grow "grassheads.” It will be fun to take care of them and watch them grow!
This morning we enjoyed a game of Duck, Duck, Goose during Gym time. Afterward, we watched a brief video of the story of Creation. We discussed how God made our world and everything in it, so we should take great care of it. The children colored a beautiful butterfly. We also practiced our end of the year songs. The children were marvelous singers!
Important Dates: ~Reminder: There is no school next Friday, May 3rd. It's a teacher institute day and Preschool/Kindergarten Open House. ~Field Trip to Kohls Children's Museum on Thursday, May 23rd. The students, teachers, and a few parent chaperones will be taking a school bus to the museum! ~End of the Year Celebration and Last Day of Four Year Old Preschool on Wednesday, June 5th.
22 April 2013
This week kicks off with Earth Day! The children are learning about recycling their garbage and taking care of the Earth. Mr. G is visiting this week, and shared his book about Where Does the Garbage Go?. After coloring Mr. G and a recycling sheet, we went outside and enjoyed the sun! We went to find the recycling bins on the playground. I explained to the children the importance of recycling paper and other items. Later this week, we will take a Spring walk and pick up trash along the way to help take care of our environment. (Gloves will be provided.) Please help your child pick out a blue and green outfit to wear Friday, April 26th, in honor of Mother Earth.
19 April 2013
We visited the Computer Lab this morning. The children used the program, Pixie, to "draw" Spring pictures. They're beautiful! Stop by our room to check them out.
After a couple of songs, an early snack and Free Play time, we joined the rest of the school for the beginning of the dress rehearsal performance of our school play, Finian’s Rainbow. Next thing you knew, it was time to go!
Our letter next week is G. We will learn about caring for our Earth and about growing plants.
Enjoy your weekend!
18 April 2013
Coming soon... We will have five Painted Lady caterpillars in our room! We're looking forward to watching our new pets change before our eyes!
We did our best to stay dry today!