Class Pages

Grade Post date Subject Update
Pre-K-3 March 23 2017

March 21-23

Weekly Newsletter

 

Snack Schedule:

Tuesday, March 28: Katelynn

Thursday, March 30: Magdalene

Tuesday, April 4: Maddey

Thursday April 6: Morgan

 

Upcoming Events:

Friday, March 31st: Grandparent's Day: This is a Friday but I will come in to school so that PreK3 can bring in their grandparents, if they would like, and show them our classroom and school. Church starts at 7:45, Children should come to church with his/her grandparent/or special person. Children MUST have an adult with them. Church will be followed by refreshments in the gym and the Spring Fling Performance. See Tablet for additional info.

Thursday, April 13th: Holy Thursday: Noon Dismissal: (NO LUNCH)

April 17th-21: Spring Break NO SCHOOL

May 18th: Last Day of PreK3 classes
 

 

This Week's Focus:

Theme-

Rain

 

Literacy-

Letter U

Writing/Tracing Our Names: The children practiced tracing their names with dry erase marker. Those that were ready wrote thier names on a dry erase board.

Journal: What do you like to do in the rain?

        

Math-

Sorting: By Color: The children sorted buttons onto different colored umbrellas. 

One to One Correspondence to 10: The children added the correct number of raindrops under clouds labeled 0-10. 

 

Art:

Process Art: Rain drop splatters. We took light blue and dark blue paint and splattered them onto a piece of white construction paper. After that we used straw to blow the paint around on the paper.

Umbrella Art: The children created paper umbrellas. They were able to decorate and add details to their umbrella using a variety of materials.

 

Sensory Bin:

The children explored water in our sensory area. A large tub was filled with water, dragon tear beads and small plastic animals were added. Then cups with holes in the bottom were available so the children could make it "rain" into the tub.

 

Science: 

We learned about how rain falls from the clouds. We dipped cotton balls into water until they got to full (heavy) and watched them "rain".

 

Spanish:

Ms. Audra reviewed the colors and numbers. She also taught the children how to say hello and goodbye.

Pre-K-3 March 16 2017

March 14-16

Weekly Newsletter

 

Snack Schedule:

Tuesday, March 21: Adele

Thursday, March 23: Sawyer

Tuesday, March 28: Katelynn

Thursday, March 30: Magdalene

 

Upcoming Events:

Friday, March 31st: Grandparent's Day: This is a Friday but I will come in to school so that PreK3 can bring in their grandparents, if they would like, and show them our classroom and school. Church starts at 7:45, Followed by refreshments in the gym and the Spring Fling Performance

Thursday, April 13th: Holy Thursday: Noon Dismissal: (NO LUNCH)

April 17th-21: Spring Break NO SCHOOL

May 18th: Last Day of PreK3 classes
 

 

This Week's Focus:

Theme-

Dental Health

Land of Smiles Presentation Thursday

 

Literacy-

Letter W

Letters in My Name/Not in My Name: We sorted letters into two categories: Letters in my name and letters not in my name. After sorting the letters, the children used the letters on the in my name side to spell out his/her name.

Capital Letters A-Z: The children completed a foam mat puzzle with letters A-Z. After putting matching the puzzle shape and letters together, they worked on organizing the letters in ABC order.

        

Math-

Sorting: By Color: The children sorted a variety of items into color jars. 

One to One Correspondence to 10: The children clipped clothes pins on cards labeled 1-10. 

Shape Tracing: We traced circles, rectangles, squares, and traingles. After tracing them we colored in the shapes.

 

Fine Motor:

Playdough Cutting: We worked on rolling play dough into "snakes" and then practiced cutting by snipping the playdough into small pieces.

 

Art:

We painted yellow teeth white and then cut out the tooth shape.

 

Spanish:

Ms. Audra reviwed the ABC's in Spanish with the class.

They also practiced their colors.

 

 

Pre-K-3 March 09 2017

March 7-9

Weekly Newsletter

 

Snack Schedule:

Tuesday, March 14th: Mariah

Thursday, March 16th: Stella

Tuesday, March 21: Adele

Thursday, March 23: Sawyer

 

Upcoming Events:

March 16th: Land of Smiles: A group will be coming in to give a presentation about Dental Health to PreK-K in the gym

Friday, March 31st: Grandparent's Day: This is a Friday but I will come in to school so that PreK3 can bring in their grandparents, if they would like, and show them our classroom and school. 

Thursday, April 13th: Holy Thursday: Noon Dismissal: (NO LUNCH)

April 17th-21: Spring Break NO SCHOOL

May 18th: Last Day of PreK3 classes
 

 

This Week's Focus:

Theme-

Five Senses

Tuesday: We explored our sense of sight.

        * Eye Color Graph: We used the smart board to graph everyone's eye color.

        * Blind Fold Drawing: We used markers to create picture while blindfolded

        * Observation Memory Game: Ten items were placed on a tray. The children looked at the items for 1 minute, then the tray was covered with a box. We tried to remember all of the things on the tray

Thursday: Review of the Senses

       * Senses Sorting: We cut out our five senses body parts and put them under the right labels: sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste

       * 5 Senses Collage: each child made a drawing of something they can see, hear, touch, taste, or smell. Then we placed those drawings under the right catergory.

       * Mr. Potato Head: The children put together Mr. Potato head dolls to make sure each one had all 5 of his senses.

 

Literacy-

Letter E: E is for Eyes: We added google eyes to the letter E.

         

Books-

See It

My Five Senses

 

Math-

Sorting: By Color: The children sorted a variety of items into color jars. 

 

Sensory Table:

Eye Spy Sensory Game: ABCs, shapes, crayons, 123s, and other items were added to the sensory table. Using a Find It! sheet as a guide the children tried to find all the items pictures on their sheet.

 

Science:

Celery Sticks: We started with four cups of water. Next we added three drops of food coloring to each cup: red, blue, yellow, and green. We watched the celery throughout the day on Tuesday and checked back in on Thursday to see what happened to our celery. We made predictions as we went.

 

Spanish:

Ms. Audra taught the class the ABC's in Spanish

We have also been practicing counting to ten and learning our colors.

Pre-K-3 March 02 2017

Feb. 28-March 2

Weekly Newsletter

 

Snack Schedule:

Tuesday, March 7th: Jordan     Happy Birthday

Thursday, March 9th: Penny

Tuesday, March 14th: Mariah

Thursday, March 16th: Stella

 

Upcoming Events:

March 5th: Parish Breakfast

March 16th: Land of Smiles: A group will be coming in to give a presentation about Dental Health to PreK-K in the gym

 

This Week's Focus:

Theme-

Five Senses

Tuesday: We explored our sense of smell.

        * Scented Fizzy Paintings: We used Kool Aid to paint a picture on white construction paper. Then we sprinkled baking soda on top to watch the "paint" bubble and fizz.

        * Smell Guessing Jars: We tried to guess what items were based only on their smell.

Thursday: We explored our sense of taste.

       * Taste Test and Graph: We tasted four foods: pretzels (salty), chocolate chips (sweet), lemons (sour), and baker's chocolate baking bark (bitter). The children were very surprised by the taste of the baking bark. They were expecting sweet chocolate and DID NOT like the bitter taste. After we did our taste test we used the smart board to create a graph of which item was our favorite.

       * Lego Teeth Flossing: We used pipe cleaners to clean play doh out from in between the spaces in lego blocks.

 

Literacy-

Writing/Spelling your Name: The children traced their names with liquid glue. Then we sprinkled jello on top of our names smelling the different flavors of jello!

Journal: What do you like to eat?

         

Books-

Smell It

Taste It

 

Math-

Sorting: Things that Smell vs. Things that Don't

Lego Duplo Numbers

 

Art-

Scented Fizzy Painting

 

 

Pre-K-3 February 23 2017

Feb. 21-23

Weekly Newsletter

Snack Schedule:

Tuesday, Feb. 28: Maddey

Thursday, March 2nd: Sarah     Happy Birthday

Tuesday, March 7th: Jordan     Happy Birthday

Thursday, March 9th: Penny

 

Upcoming Events:

Feb. 25: Trivia Night

March 5th: Parish Breakfast

March 16th: Land of Smiles: A group will be coming in to give a presentation about Dental Health to PreK-K in the gym

 

This Week's Focus:

Theme-

Five Senses

Tuesday: We explored our sense of touch.

        * Mystery Box: The children were challenged to place their hand in a box and guess what the item was using only their sense of touch.

        * Texture Playdoh: The children explored playdough using a variety of texture sticks to make indentations in the play doh.

        * Sensory Ballons: The children explored balloons filled with a variety of materials: flour, rice, water beads

Thursday: We explored our sense of hearing.

       * Listening Game: We listened to different sounds on the computer and tried to guess what made that sound. Ex: zipper, chicken, ambulance, toilet (this was a favorite)

       * Mystery Sound Tubes: The children listened to five cardboard tubes filled with one of the following: cotton balls, pennies, paper clips, buttons, and rice. They then had to try to match each tube to a picture of the item inside

 

Literacy-

Writing/Spelling your Name: The children participated in an art activity where there name was traced in glue underneath a piece of aluminum foil. They used their fingers to press down on the foil and discover what their mystery word was. They were so excited to find their name! Then we painted on top of the paper to add some color to our project.

         

Books-

Touch It

Hear It

 

Math-

Sorting by Texture: Hard vs. Soft

Sorting by Sound: Noise vs. No Noise

 

Art-

Name Texture Painting

Texture Collage

 

 

STEM Challenge:

Create a musical insturment: We visited the markers space area to collect materials. Then each child made their own musical instrument using the materials.

 

Sensory Bin:

We explored water beads, dragon tears, and small plastic animals. 

 

 

 

 

Pre-K-3 February 16 2017

Feb. 14-16

Weekly Newsletter

 

Snack Schedule:

Tuesday, Feb. 21: Lily

Thursday, Feb. 23: Katherine

Tuesday, Feb. 28: Maddey

Thursday, March 2nd: Sarah     Happy Birthday

Tuesday, March 7th: Jordan     Happy Birthday

 

Upcoming Events:

Feb. 25: Trivia Night

March 5th: Parish Breakfast

March 16th: Land of Smiles: A group will be coming in to give a presentation about Dental Health to PreK-K in the gym

 

This Week's Focus:

 

Theme-

Valentine’s Day

 

Literacy-

Letter: V

Writing your Name

         

Books-

How You Got to Be So Smart

 

Math-

One to one correspondence

Color Matching

Sorting by Color

 

Art-

Water Color Painting and Heart Stamps

 

Dramatic Play-

        Doctor’s Office

   

Pre-K-3 February 09 2017

Feb. 7-9

Weekly Newsletter

Dramatic Play:

This week we changed our kitchen dramatic play center into a Doctor's Office. It has doctor's tools: stethescopes, blood pressure monitors, cotton balls, bandages, doctor's bags, thermometers, shots, etc. We have lab coats, gloves, and doctor's badges for the children to wear. There is a x-ray station, a place to measure height and weight, eye chart, and a science area with pretend microscopes and a body showing inernal organs. The children were so excited to explore this center and give check ups to one another, baby dolls, and stuffed animals.

 

Valentine's Party:

          Feb. 14 from 9:00-10:00 AM

          Please send in Valentine's with only your child's name signed on the card

 

Snack Schedule:

Tuesday, Feb. 14: Valentine’s Party

Thursday, Feb. 16: Landon

Tuesday, Feb. 21: Lily

Thursday, Feb. 23: Katherine

Tuesday, Feb. 28: Maddey

 

This Week's Focus:

Theme- Human Body

 

Literacy-

  • Letter: X, X is for X-ray coloring and art activity
  • Making Predictions

         

Books-

  • Bad Case of the Stripes

 

Math-

  • One to one correspondence
  • Shapes: We created shape outlines out of bones (q-tips)
  • Sorting by Size: small, medium, large

 

Song-

  • Skeleton Dance

 

Theme-

  • Doctor Tools Memory Game
  • Human Body Puzzle
  • Label the Body Parts

 

Dramatic Play-

  • Doctor’s Office

 

Sensory Table:

  • Rice, Medicine Bottles, Doctor’s tools
Pre-K-3 February 02 2017

Jan.31 - Feb. 1

Weekly Newsletter

Catholic School's Week:

Tuesday, Jan.31: We participated in Jump Rope For Heart. During this time the entire school rotated through centers: jump rope, basketball hoop shooting, dancing, long rope jump, snack, and we did an all school dance activity at the end. We had a great time!

 

Thursday, Feb. 2: We celebrated our community. Each classroom was asked to do a service project. In the PreK3 room we made cards for our local fire fighters and police officers thanking them for keeping us safe. I will be mailing our cards to them shortly.

 

Friday, Feb 3: Father/Daughter Dance in the school gym from 7-9:00 pm.

 

Upcoming Events:

Feb. 14 @ 9:00 am Valentine's Day Party

            Our class Valentine's Day Party will be on Tuesday, Fab. 14 at 9:00 am. Please send in Valentine's Day cards with your child on that day or anytime before. The Valentine's should be signed from your child, with the To portion left BLANK. This way it is easier for your child to hand his/her cards out to friend.

           Also, please send in a empty shoe or cereal box by next Tuesday, Feb 7th. We will decorate these next week and use them to store the Valentine's Day Cards we recieve.

 

Snack Schedule:

Tuesday,  Feb. 7: Grady

Thursday, Feb. 9: Fiona

Tuesday, Feb. 14: Valentine’s Party

Thursday, Feb. 16: Landon

Tuesday, Feb. 21: Lily

 

This Week's Focus:

Theme-

Catholic School’s Week Activities

 

Literacy-

Fiction and Nonfiction

         

Books-

Tacky in Trouble

 

Math-

One to one correspondence

Color Matching

 

Service Project-

We made cards to send to our local fire and police departments

 

Theme-

Matching tools to the correct Community Helper

Matching workplaces to the correct Community Helper

 

Jump Rope For Heart-

 

Pre-K-3 January 26 2017

Jan. 24-26

Weekly Newsletter

 

CONFERENCES: 

My last group of conferences will be Tuesday Jan. 31 from 1:15-2:00 and from 3:00-6:00 pm.

 

CATHOLIC SCHOOL'S WEEK:

Next week is Catholic School's Week. There are a lot of fun events going on throughout the week.

Sunday: The week begins with a CSW Special Mass on Sunday  at 9:00 and a St. Paul School Open House on Sunday, Jan. 29th from 10:00-12:30. 

Tuesday: Jump Rope for Heart

           PreK3 WILL be participating in Jump Rope for Heart on Tuesday morning from 9:00-10:45. Please send your child to school in red. TENNIS SHOES ARE A MUST in order to participate!

Thursday: Celebrate Our Community

       Children are encouraged to wear shirts to support the community. This means any St. Paul, St. Dominic, FZ schools, or any St. Charles teams or business clothing. As a class we will also being making cards for our local Police and Fire Departments to thank them for their dedication to keeping us safe.

Friday: Father/ Daughter Dance

        From 7-9pm in the gym

 

Snack Schedule: 

Tuesday, Jan. 31: Magdalene:  Happy Birthday!

Thursday, Feb. 1: Morgan

Tuesday,  Feb. 7: Grady

Thursday, Feb. 9: Fiona

 

This Week's Focus:

Theme-

Polar Animals: Polar Bears

 

Literacy-

Fiction and Nonfiction

Letter P

 

Books-

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

Polar Bear Cub

 

Math-

Size Sorting

Shape Matching

One to one correspondence

 

STEM-

        Build an Igloo

 

Science-

        How Do Polar Bears Stay Warm?

                   Blubber Experiment

                   Black Skin and Fur

          Matching Animal Tracks

          Investigating Camouflage

 

 

Pre-K-3 January 19 2017

Jan. 17-19

Weekly Newsletter

 

CONFERENCES:

Tuesday Jan 24th and Tuesday Jan 31st from 1:15-2:00 and 3:00-6:00. If you have not e-mailed me to schedule a conference, please do so! I still have several open time slots.

 

Snack Schedule:

Tuesday, Jan. 24: Sarah

Thursday, Jan. 26: Hattie Mae

Tuesday, Jan. 31: Magdalene Happy Birthday!

Thursday, Feb. 1: Morgan

 

Upcoming Events:

Jan 21 & 31: Conferences

Jan. 29: Catholic School’s Week Open House

Feb. 14: Valentine Party @ 9:00

This Week's Focus:

Theme-

Penguins

 

Literacy-

Making Predictions

Name Tracing

Journal

 

Books-

If You Were a Penguin

Without You

 

Song-

Animal Dance

 

Math-

Counting to 10

One tone correspondence

 

STEM-

Build an Igloo

 

Sensory-

Ice Sensory Play

Ice Painting

 

Science-

How Do Penguins Stay Dry?

Pages