P2

September, 2020

Our wonderful P2 class is temporarily on hold. Our hope is to bring our youngest students back to class as soon as it is deemed safe.

We’ll be in touch via email with stories and updates.

Hugs to each of you and your children!

Tauna, Sara, and Sister

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 8, 2020

Happy summer to our wonderful P2 families!  Thank you for your amazing support and love this year, and particularly for your patience during the past months of “home schooling”. I can’t tell you how much your kindness has meant…

We can’t wait to see you in the fall!

Love to all of you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 5 – Friday

P2

Today is our last day of  “class”. I’m sorry that we didn’t complete the alphabet, but no worries! We will resume with letters in the fall.

Review A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, and S.

Introduce the letter T.

Introduce the sound that T makes.

T activities to choose from:

Getting Out ~ Today would be a great day for a Teddy Bear picnic. Get out a blanket, a picnic, some good books, and some bears and enjoy this pretty Seattle day together.

Do you have a tennis ball? You could practicing throwing, catching and even kicking.

Music ~ Teddy Bear’s Picnic, by The Kiboomers

Story ~ Papa, Do You Love Me? By Barbara Joosse.

Snack ~ toast, tomatoes, tacos, turkey

Math ~Triangles! These are a bit more challenging to find while out on neighborhood walks, but they’re out there! (look at roof lines)

Go out for a walk and look for triangles. Count them as you go.

Art ~ Tissue Triangle – Cut out a triangle. Have your child tear little bits of tissue paper or gift wrap, then collage them onto the triangle.

Faith Formation ~

Review the Sign of the Cross Prayer

This coming Sunday, we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Trinity.

Watch and pray along with this video TOMKIN The Sign of the Cross.

The Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father,

and of the Son,

and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Scavenger Hunt – Today, I will send our final Scavenger Hunt of the year. Have fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 1 – Monday

P2

Review A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, and R.

Introduce the letter S.

Introduce the sound that S makes.

S activities to choose from:

Getting Out ~ S is for sunshine and Seattle! Hopefully you can get out and enjoy beautiful West Seattle today.

S is also for soccer. Practice kicking a soccer ball (or any ball) with your child.

Music ~ Today, you may want to have some fun with Jim Gill’s Silly When You Stop, or Raffi’s Spider on the Floor.

Story ~ It’s Mine! by Leo Lionni.

Snack ~ strawberries, sandwich, soup, salad

Math ~Squares! Were you able to find some rectangles on Friday? Today let’s focus on squares.

Go out for a walk and look for squares. Count them as you go. You can search for big squares, little squares, high squares, low squares, etc.

Art ~ Sand art. Do you have white glue at home? If so, have your child “draw” some glue lines onto a paper (thick paper is best) and take their thumb and pointer to pinch sand onto the glue.

Faith Formation ~ The Baby Moses

  1. Watch a 3:15-min video “Baby Moses”
  2. Pray: Angel of God, watch over me. Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 29 – Friday

P2

Review A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, and Q.

Introduce the letter R.

Introduce the sounds that R makes.

R activities to choose from:

Getting Out ~ R is for Run! Race! What a perfect day to go out for a bit of exercise.

Music ~ Today, you may want to check out Raffi’s Robin in the Rain. Or to get moving, Jim Gill’s Sliding, Rolling and Jumping.

Story ~ Frederick, by Leo Lionni.

Snack ~ rice, raspberries, raisins, radishes

Math ~Rectangles! Today is a good day to review shapes. The main shapes to familiarize your child with are: circle, square, triange, rectangle, oval, diamond, star

Go out for a walk and look for rectangles. Count the rectangle front doors that you see along the way!

Art ~ Do you have paints at home? I suggest setting up an outdoor paint station today. Talk about rainbows. Have your child paint a rainbow. You could paint it on paper, or even on a rock? Maybe slip the rainbow rock into a neighbor’s yard for a little spread of love in your community?

Faith Formation ~ We Celebrate Pentecost

  1. Read the Pentecost Story or watcha 2:10-min video: What is Pentecost? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtokHQOmFu0
  2.   Explain to your child that Pentecost is the 50th day of Easter, we celebrate the coming down of the Holy Spirit, and we celebrate the birthday of the Church.
  3. 3.End with prayer:+ Thank you, Jesus, for sending your Holy Spirit to be with us. Please bless us and all our families and friends. We love you, Jesus. Amen.+
  4. 4.Notice the air or the wind blowing the leaves as you take a walk this weekend to remind you of the Holy Spirit that comes to us on Pentecost Day.

Scavenger Hunt ~ Today, our scavenger hunt is focused on math. Have fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 22 – Friday

P2

Review A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, and P.

Introduce the letter Q.

Introduce the sounds that Q makes.

Q activities to choose from:

Getting Out ~ Q is for Quiet. Go for a “Listening Walk”. What sounds do you hear?

Music ~ Talk about string instruments. Introduce a string quartet.

Unrelated to Q, check out Mr. Stinky Feet’s Stand Up.  It’s a nice morning stretch song. (The musician, Mr. Stinky Feet is the brother of a Holy Rosary mom!)

Story ~ The Ugly Duckling, by Mara Alperin.

Snack ~ quinoa, quiche, quesadilla

Math ~Get out the sidewalk chalk today. Draw a course to follow. You may include squiggly lines, zig zags, dots, etc. Have your child do the course quickly, have them do it slowly, have them tiptoe, try it backwards, etc.

Draw a hopscotch board. Talk about the numbers as you write them. Discuss opposites. Hop it slowly. Hop it quickly.

Art ~

Do you have a quilt at home? Share this with your child.

Create a quilt square. Pre-cut triangles of different colors. (gift wrap might be fun if you have some?) Talk about shapes. Have your child put two triangles together to make squares. Glue them down and have your child create their own quilt square.

Now go out with that real quilt and snuggle up in the yard and enjoy a story together!

Faith Formation ~ We Celebrate Ascension, 40th day of Easter

Read the story, Jesus Returns to Heaven based on Luke 24: 50 – 53 or watch Ascension: Jesus Goes Up to Heaven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 18 – Monday

P2

Review A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N and O.

Introduce the letter P.

Introduce the sounds that P makes.

P activities to choose from:

Getting Out ~ P is for PICNIC! Today is a great day to enjoy a picnic together.

Go for a walk and look at the different plants around the neighborhood.

Music ~ Today, check out Jim Gill’s, Poison Ivy. It’s a favorite!

Story ~ Little Red Riding Hood, by Mara Alperin.

Snack ~ pancakes, potatoes, pickles, pizza, pineapple, popcorn

Math ~ P is for pattern. While you’re outside, help your child create some AB patterns. For example:

Pinecone, pebble – pinecone, pebble etc…

Art ~ Have some fun making and playing with playdoh today. The recipe is attached to today’s email.  It’s a simple recipe, using basic ingredients that you probably already have in the kitchen, and will provide hours of fun! If possible, maybe make the playdoh purple!

Faith Formation ~ We Go to Church

If you have a bell at home, let your child ring it gently. Then ask these questions: Have you ever heard church bells? What do they sound like? What do church bells tell us? (They tell us it’s time to gather with our Church family to worship God.)

Say, Our parish church is the place we go on Sunday or the eve of Sunday to celebrate Mass with other people.  The name of our parish church is Holy Rosary. The name of our pastor is Fr. Matthew Oakland.

Finish drawing the bells. Color the bells. Read the words on the page together with the children. Draw their attention to the people entering church. Explain that these people heard the call of the bells that tell them to come and worship God.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 15 – Friday

P2

Review A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M and N.

Introduce the letter O.

Introduce the sounds that O makes.

O activities to choose from:

Getting Out ~ O is for Outside! Go out and enjoy another beautiful day. I am sending along a Rainbow Scavenger Hunt. Enjoy finding things of different colors while you’re out.

Music ~ Today, check out Jim Gill’s, One From the Left, or B-A-N-J-O

Story ~ The Elves and The Shoemaker, by Mara Alperin.

Snack ~ olives, oatmeal, omelet,

Math ~ Today is a great day to review shapes. Introduce octagon. Look for stop signs. Count how many you see.

Count the rectangles on your block. Squares. (doors and windows on neighboring homes). Circles, etc.

Art ~ Do you have paint at home? If so, get out the yellow and red. Have your child predict what color they would get if the two were mixed. Have them experiment and explore with the paint to discover orange.

Faith Formation ~ On Noah’s Ark

Begin with singing Read Your Bible (tune – Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush)

Read your Bible, pray everyday,

Pray everyday, pray everyday

Read your Bible, pray everyday

And you’ll grow, grow, grow.

  1. Watch or read a story from the Bible (Based on Genesis 7: 1 – 8: 19)

“A Rainbow Promise” (5:29)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXYFQxTS6J8

Be on the lookout for rainbows this week and thank God for it. I hope we’ll see one! – Sr. Juanita

End with Sign of the Cross prayer. Help your child by tracing the Sign of the Cross on her/him.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 11 – Monday

P2

Review A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, and M.

Introduce the letter N.

Introduce the sounds that N makes.

N activities to choose from:

Getting Out ~ N is for Neighborhood! Go for a walk in your neighborhood on this pretty day. Play Follow the Leader as you go.

Music ~ Today, check out Raffi’s, The More We Get Together.

Story ~ A Color of His Own, by Leo Leoni

Snack ~ noodles, nachos, nuts, naan

Math ~ While you’re out on your neighborhood walk, count how many neighbors live in each house. Talk about which house has more? Which has less?

Have some fun with numbers 0-9 today. Maybe write them on the sidewalk? Identify a number and have your child:

jump to the

hop to the four

tiptoe to the three, etc.

Art ~ Do you have some yarn or string? Cheerios? Have your child string them on to make a necklace.

Faith Formation ~ The Church Has a Holy Book

  1. Begin with Sign of the Cross prayer. Help your child by tracing the Sign of the Cross on her/him.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

  1. Ask your child the following questions:
  • The holy book of the Church is called __________.
  • Do you know what is in the Holy Bible or the Holy Book?

Our holy book is called the Holy Bible, the Word of God by which God speaks to his people. The Bible tells the story of how God created Heaven and earth and how he sent Jesus to show us how to live and how to show love one another.

The Bible has lots of stories about Jesus and about the good people who lived before Jesus was born. The Bible tells stories about Jesus’ life and death and all his first friends who helped him. It also tells how Jesus came back from being dead and lives in Heaven today.

  1. Color title of the Book

Materials: Crayons and copy of activity #16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 8 – Friday

P2

Review A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, and L.

Introduce the letter M.

Introduce the sounds that M makes.

M activities to choose from:

Getting Out ~ M is for MOM! Perfect timing for Mother’s Day! Take a mom walk today. Enjoy this wonderful sunshine together.

Decorate the sidewalk for Mother’s Day. You draw some hearts and designs and your child can help you color them in.

I am also attaching a Nature Scavenger Hunt.

Music ~ Today, check out two songs by Kiboomers: I Love My Mommy and I Love Mommy.

Introduce your child to Mozart.

Story ~ Mama Loves, by Rebecca Kai Dotlich (in email)

Snack ~ marshmallows, mango, mac and cheese, muffins, mushrooms, milk

Math ~ Play a Memory or Matching game today.

Art ~ Marble painting ~ Do you have some paint? Marbles? Get a pie pan or baking sheet. Put a piece of paper in it. Now drop a marble in some paint and spoon it out onto the paper. Have your child tip and tilt the pan so the marble rolls around and creates a design on the paper.

Faith Formation ~ We ask for the intercession of our Blessed Mother. Pray Hail Mary prayer with your child (your child may just respond: Amen). Offer this prayer for all victims of coronavirus and for the end of this pandemic.

Optional Activity: Color a picture of Mary (attached to email)

Science ~ Sink or Float? Have some fun in the sun this weekend with this activity! (Directions attached)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 4 – Monday

P2

Review A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I,  J, and K.

Introduce the letter L.

Introduce the sounds that L makes.

L activities to choose from:

Getting Out – L is for leap

Show your child how to leap.

Leap to the tree.

Leap down the sidewalk.

Leap past the bush, etc…

Get out the sidewalk chalk and have your child help you draw some lines. Straight lines, wiggly lines, zigzag lines, etc.

Music – If you have access to Spotify/Apple Music, etc, Look for Jim Gill’s Leaky Umbrella, or just for fun, Raffi’s Brush Your Teeth.

Story – Today, our story Kindness A-Z. After listening to the book, talk about Warm Fuzzies. Perhaps challenge your child to give 5 of them today. (kind acts, compliments, helping out, etc)

Snack – Lettuce? Lentils? Lime? Lemon? Lollipop? Lasagne? Licorice?

Math – Leaf Hunt – Counting and Sorting

Go outside and find:

5 small leaves

5 medium sized leaves

5 large leaves

5 leaves with smooth edges

5 leaves with bumpy edges

Art – Leaf rubbings – Now take a leaf from the math lesson. Tape it to a table and place a piece of blank paper over it. Tape down the paper. Now peel the paper off of a crayon. Hold the crayon sideways and rub it over the leaf.  Maybe try a different shaped leaf? A different colored crayon?

Faith Formation ~ This week, we will learn about Mary, the Mother of Jesus and our Mother in Heaven.

1.Watch the video:

Storytime with the Sisters: Mary, Mother of Jesus board book

  1. Optional Activity: Trace the line that shows ways to pray to Mary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 1 – Friday

P2

Review A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, and J.

Introduce the letter K!

Introduce the sounds that K makes.

K activities to choose from:

Getting Out – K is for kick! Head outside and do some kicks. Have your child do:

5 high kicks

5 itty bitty kicks, etc.

Kick a ball back and forth

Fly a kite!

Music – If you have access to Spotify/Apple Music, etc, Look for Kookabura by Kiboomers.

Story – Today, our story is Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Snack – Kiwi?  Kale? Kidney beans? Ketchup?

Math – Today is May Day. I am sending along a scavenger hunt (attached in email) It will ask for your child to find a certain number of particular items. Take this opportunity to practice counting together.

Art – You can make a kite out of a classic brown lunch sack. Decorate with markers, stickers, glitter–or anything you’d like. Tape or glue on crepe paper streamers or strips of cut paper (to the open end). Attach a string to the top (which is the bottom of the bag) to hold onto and away you go!

Faith Formation ~ The Parable of the Lost Sheep

  1. Read and/or watch a video of the story.

Bible Reading: John 10: 1 – 10

Video:The Lost Sheep I New Testament Stories I Animated Children’s Bible Stories| Holy Tales Bible Stories

  1. Question: A person who takes care of others is like Jesus, our Good Shepherd. Who always takes care of you? Mom, Dad, Grandparents and many others in the community.
  2. Optional Craft: A Good Shepherd hat.

Direction: Use the pattern to trace two ears. Attach the ears to a paper strip. Add cotton balls if you wish.

Science ~ I am attaching a bubble exploration activity today. Here is a perfect chance to get outside on this pretty May morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 27 – Monday

P2

Review A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, and I.

Introduce the letter J.

Introduce the sound that J makes.

J activities to choose from:

Getting Out – Today is another day to get out your sidewalk chalk!  Draw shapes on the sidewalk and make a shape course for your child to  both review shapes and practice jumping!

“Stand on the circle and jump to the square.”

“Stand on the triangle and jump to the oval.” Etc.

Jump rope?

Juggle?

Music – If you have access to Spotify/Apple Music, etc, Look for Jim Gill’s – Jump Up, Turn Around or Bouncing, Hopping, and Jumping.

Story – Today, I’m sending A Big Guy Took My Ball. You can talk about the characters with your child. Perhaps talk about how whale seemed intimidating because of his size, but turned out to be a sweet guy.  (YouTube attached to today’s email.)

Snack – Toast with jam? Jello? Juice?

Math / Art ~ Make a jellyfish. You will need a paper plate, strips of paper or ribbons, crayons, scissors, glue/tape.

Decorate the bottom of the plate. Color strips of  paper of different lengths or use ribbon. Tape or glue the strips to the opposite side of the plate. Make a couple of holes in the middle of the plate. Insert string and hang from the ceiling.

Now for the math. Count the tentacles. Perhaps tell some jellyfish stories? Draw a picture to go along with them.  For example: “There was one lonely jellyfish. Another one came floating up to her. How many jellyfish were there now?”

Art ~ Junk Collage – Have your child make a collage from things in the recycle bin. Tie this to last week’s Earth Day, by reusing items.

Faith Formation ~ The Lord is My Shepherd

  1. Help your child pray the Sign of the Cross using the handout last week.
  2. Watch a video: On Psalm 23 … and being a sheep
  3. Color and add cotton balls: The Lord is my Shepherd (handout attached)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 24 – Friday

P2

Review A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H.

Introduce the letter I

Introduce the sounds that I makes.

I activities to choose from:

Getting Out – Do you have an empty plastic container? Maybe something from the recycle bin, which would be perfect for Earth Week. (Talk to your child about re-using items.)This could be a butter tub, cream cheese, or whatever you’ve got. Have your child help you wash it out and dry it, then put in a small amount of  dry beans, rice, or popcorn – maybe about ¼ cup. Secure the lid.  Maybe use some tape to be extra sure that the lid stays on, and go outside and march around with the instrument(s). You can guide your child to: Shake your shaker up high! Shake your shaker by your knees! Walk backwards and shake your shaker! Etc.

Music – If you have access to Spotify/Apple Music, etc, Look for Jim Gill’s – Poison Ivy or Irrational Anthem. These are more favorites are sure to get your child moving!   Maybe use the new shaker while dancing?

Story – Today, I’m sending Knuffle Bunny Too. The sequel to the story from Monday.

Snack – Ice cream! (Or ice water could work too…)

Math – Insect Counting – Go out in the yard and look for insects. Of course picking up rocks and pots can be a great place to find them. Be sure to talk about Earth Day and that you’ll count the insects, but not touch or harm them, since this is their home too.

Art – Instrument making – see above.

Faith Formation ~

Catholic Care for Creation

Bible: Based on Genesis 1 – 2

Video: God’s Story: God Made People

Questions:

  1. Thank God for your favorite part of what God made and point to it when you take a walk today. Thank you God for _____________.
  2. Optional Activity (attached): Thank you God for the Caterpillars.

Science ~ Talk about recycling.  Feel free to watch today’s optional story about recycling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 20 – Monday

P2

Review A, B, C, D, E, F, and G.

Introduce the letter H

Introduce the sound that H makes.

H activities to choose from:

Getting Out – Do you have sidewalk chalk?  If so draw some shapes on the sidewalk for your child to hop to. “Hop to the triangle. Hop on one foot to the square. Hop on the other foot to the oval.” Etc.

Do you have a hula hoop? This could be a fun outdoor activity.

Music – If you have access to Spotify/Apple Music, etc, Look for Jim Gill’s – Hands are for Clapping, or Raffi’s – If You’re Happy and You Know It  These favorites are sure to get your child moving!

Also, you could dance the Hokey Pokey with your child.

Story – Today, I’m sending Knuffle Bunny. Talk about how Trixie felt when she realized that Knuffle Bunny was missing. How did she feel when she found her?

Snack – Hot dogs? Ham? Honey?  Hummus?

Math – House counting- Go for a walk. Count the houses on your side of the street. Count the houses across the street. Count houses with a fence in front. Count houses with a tree in front. Etc.

Art – H is for house. Pre cut some shapes, including a large square, to be the body of the house, a large triangle to be the roof, a rectangle for a door and some squares for windows. Have your child assemble the house and glue the pieces onto a larger paper. Discuss the names of the shapes while you work.

Hands! Feeling brave? Go outside and get out the finger paints. Your child will surely love this! Or, if you don’t have fingerpaints, have your child dip their hands in water and put handprints around the yard.

Faith Formation ~ Going forward, Sister Juanita will be providing Faith Formation lessons each Monday and Friday.

We Make the Sign of the Cross

Video for Parents: Pope Francis wants you to teach your kids the sign of the cross

Video for Kids: TOMKIN The Sign of the Cross

Download pdf attachment and color: We Make the Sign of the Cross

Practice making the Sign of the Cross in honor of the Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 10 – Friday

P2

Review A, B, C, D, E, and F.

Introduce the letter G!

Introduce the sound that G makes.

G activities to choose from:

Getting Out – Go out to the garden. Look for new growth. There are so many blossoms and buds on trees. This is a great time to talk about trees and their cycles of growth through the year.

Garden Counting – Find and count:

5 rocks

5 sticks

5 yellow flowers

5 purple flowers

5 big leaves

5 little leaves, etc…

Music – If you have access to Spotify/Apple Music, etc, Look for Phil Rosenthal and Family –  The Green Grass Grew All Around

And one of our favorite kid musicians is Jim Gill. Check out Silly Dance Contest, Leaky Umbrella, Poison Ivy, etc. These are just fun and great to get your child moving and dancing.  

Story –The Golden Egg Book– YouTube link included with today’s email.

Snack – Graham crackers? Grapes? Grapefruit? Green beans? Granola? Garden salad?

Math – Garden counting as mentioned above. You can also draw things that would grow in a garden and guide your child in counting them.

Art – Decorate the egg that is attached to today’s email. Watercolors? Crayons? Markers?

Go outside on the beautiful day and decorate the sidewalk with sidewalk chalk if you have some. Perhaps an Easter greeting for people walking by?

Faith Formation ~ Sister Juanita has prepared some Easter activities for your child for this Holy Week:

  1. Read the Story: Jesus is Risen (pdf copy attached or from your Bible)
  2. Decorate your Easter egg as a sign on new life.

Colored and decorated eggs are a common Easter symbol. Ask your child: What do you think eggs have to do with Jesus? They will probably have some far-fetched ideas; enjoy them! Then explain that many living things come from eggs. Just as new life is hidden inside the egg, so Jesus was hidden inside the tomb after he died. Just as a baby bird breaks through its hard eggshell to join life outside the egg, Jesus broke out of the tomb when he rose from the dead on Easter. The egg reminds us of Jesus’ new life.

3.Pray together: God, we thank you for the new life you gave Jesus and for the new life in us. Thank you for all the signs of new life we can see. Help us to grow into your good friends. Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 6 – Monday

P2

Review A, B, C, D and E.

Introduce the letter F!

Introduce the sound that F makes.

F activities to choose from:

Getting Out – Flower begins with F! Go out in the yard and count flowers. Count by color. Count by size – big flowers? Small flowers? Flowers growing from the ground? Flowers growing on trees?

Music – If you have access to Spotify/Apple Music, etc, Look for Raffi’s Five Little Frogs.

Story –The Best Easter Egg Hunt Ever – YouTube link included with today’s email.

F is for Friends and Family. Today, consider having your child draw a picture for a friend or family member. You could take a picture of it and text it, or mail it. (Do you have our class roster? If not, let me know and I can email it to you if your child would like to connect with a friend from our class. )

Snack – Fruit salad? Fish? French toast?

Math – Flower counting as mentioned above. You can also draw flowers and guide your child in counting them.

Art – Design and decorate a paper fan. Have your child help you accordion fold it.

Draw a flower and have your child watercolor it? Color it?

Pick a small flower (be sure it’s dry). Lay it between two layers of parchment paper. Put it in a heavy book and leave it for 7-10 days.  Then, enjoy your results!

Faith Formation ~ Sister Juanita has prepared some Easter activities for your child for this Holy Week:

 

The Story of Easter

  1. Watch the Read-aloud video: The Story of Easter by Patricia Pingry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdawUZCEkkU
  2. Download the cross for today and the egg template for Friday.
  3. Color the cross (Parents may help to cut out the cross) and place it on a special spot in your room to remember Jesus who dies on the cross for love of us.” (As always, if you don’t have access to a printer, just draw your own cross for your child to decorate.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 3 – Friday

P2

Review A, B, C, and D.

Introduce the letter E!

Introduce the sound that E makes.

E activities to choose from:

Getting Out – Do you have some plastic Easter eggs at home? (If not, anything colorful and about the size of an egg will work) Have a practice Easter egg hunt in your yard.

Music – If you have access to Spotify/Apple Music, etc, Look for Raffi’s Everything Grows. (Though it doesn’t begin with E, you may also want to check out Shake My Sillies Out by Raffi)

Literacy

~Peppa Pig Easter Story – YouTube link included with today’s email.

~Here’s a song for you to sing:

Did You Ever See a Rabbit?

Did you ever see a rabbit, a rabbit, a rabbit.

Did you ever see a rabbit on Easter morning?

He hops around so quickly.

And hides all the eggs.

Did you ever see a rabbit on Easter morning?

~E is for Envelope. Have your child draw a picture for a loved one. Have him/her dictate a note to you, and mail it.

Snack – Eggs? Eggplant?  Edemame?

Math – Use the eggs from earlier to practice counting. Model moving each item as you count it.

Art – Egg carton caterpillar. Cut an egg carton down the middle. Add eyes and antennae. Use any art supplies you’ve got (glitter, paint, cut out some dots for your child to glue on, etc)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 30, 2020 – Monday

P2

Review A, B, and C.

Introduce the letter D!

Introduce the sound that D makes.

D activities to choose from:

Getting Out – Go outside and look for things that begin with D. (daisy? Dandelion, dog, dirt…)

Dig in the dirt!

Music – If you have access to Spotify/Apple Music, etc, Look for Raffi’s Down By the Bay song. It’s another fun one.

Literacy – Read a book with a D character.  Or a dinosaur book?

Snack – Enjoy a delicious drink? Talk about which foods are in the dairy group? Dill pickles? Try some vegies and dip?

Math – Talk about distance. Play Follow the Leader. You can pull in distance and counting by saying things like, “Let’s tiptoe to the fence. How far is it? Shall we count the steps?”

Count daffodils! There are so many around the neighborhoods right now.

Art – Dots! You can precut some small circles from a variety of colors. Have your child glue them onto a piece of paper and make a dot collage.   Or, perhaps you could draw a dinosaur for your child to glue the dots onto and it could be a dot dinosaur?

Story – Pig Likes Slop! (send via YouTube link)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 27, 2020 – Friday

P2

Review A and B.

Introduce the letter C!

Introduce the sound that C makes.  (I would focus on the hard c sound, as in cat.)  You can mention that c can also say /s/, but that’s not the sound we’ll focus on, as it’s less common.

Sing

C says /c/

C says /c/

Every letter makes a sound

C says /c/

C activities to choose from:

Getting Out – Go outside and look for things that begin with C. (caterpillar, pine cone, cloud, camellia, etc)

Music – If you have access to Spotify/Apple Music, etc, check out Jim Gill’s children’s music. A great song for today is Hands are for Clapping.

Math – Counting! Today, focus on counting items to 5.

Literacy – Read a book with a C character.

Snack – Cranberries? Crackers? Hot Cocoa? Carrots?

Baking – Bake together?  Cookies? Cornbread?

Outside – Play catch. Teach your child how to crab walk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 23, 2020 – Monday

P2

Review A.

Introduce the letter B!

Introduce the sound that B makes.

Sing (tune is 3 Blind Mice)

B says /b/

B says /b/

Every letter makes a sound

B says /b/

Go outside and look for things that begin with B.

B activities to choose from:

Getting Out – Go out on a B walk. Find items that begin with B. Bounce a ball?  Blow Bubbles? Listen to the Birds chirping?

Music – If you have access to Spotify/Apple Music, etc, Look for Raffi’s Baby Beluga song. It’s a fun one that kids love.

Perhaps listen to some Bach? Beethoven?

Math – Talk about Before and After. Line up 5 items. (modify this number as appropriate) Count them with your child. Talk about which comes before 4, which number comes after 2, etc…

Literacy – Read a book with a B character.

Snack – Banana? Blueberries? Bread and Butter?  Bagel?

Cooking – Bake together?

 

Listen to the Pete the Cat story that I sent. Talk about the story. Ask your child about his/her favorite character.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 20, 2020

P2

Literacy ~

The letter A!

Talk about how A can make two main sounds.

A as in ape

/a/ as in apple

Go outside and look for things that begin with A.

Sing (tune is 3 Blind Mice)

A says /a/

A says /a/

Every letter makes a sound

A says /a/

Do you have any old magazines around the house? Perhaps look through and find A items? Help your child cut them out and glue them onto a paper.  (Or you could brainstorm A words and draw them together. )

read and discuss a fiction story – talk about your favorite character (maybe you can find a book at home with a character beginning with  A?)

Math ~

go for a walk and find:

5 daffodils

5 rocks

5 cars

Science ~ Go outside and find some ANIMALS. (I’ve never seen so many dogs walking down my street as I have this week!)

Talk about mammals. (Here is some background information for you: https://www.ducksters.com/animals/mammals.php)

Faith Formation ~

We have briefly talked about “Warm Fuzzies”. These are little kind actions you do for others. Perhaps this may be helping around the house, complimenting someone, smiling, sharing? Talk about this with your child. Ask him/her to give 5 warm fuzzies today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 13, 2020

Dear P2 families,

I am so sorry that we will miss the next weeks together. As I said in the general note, I will not be sending lesson plans for our P2 students during the closure, given that ours is a play based program.

Feel free to reach out to me anytime!

Love to your darling children!

Tauna

 

 

 

 

March 9, 2020

We just have one day together this week, due to Friday’s teacher inservice day.  Our focus will be on St. Patrick’s Day.

Snack:

3/9 – Michael

3/13 – No School

3/16 – Mina

3/20 – Anthony

Just a reminder that on Friday, 3/20, we will have our regular class. While we are in class, Pre-K will also have class at the same time. This is due to a noon dismissal at the big school.

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 2, 2020

For the next couple of weeks, we will continue to enjoy Dr. Seuss books, while also focusing on St. Patrick’s Day.

Snack:

3/2 – Henry W.

3/6 – Kyrie

3/9 – Michael

3/13 – No School

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 24, 2020

We will continue to enjoy Dr. Seuss books and activities in honor of his upcoming March 2 birthday. Through this author study, we will have fun with rhyme, color, and counting.

Snack:

2/24 – Grace

2/28 – Henry K.

3/2 – Henry W.

3/6 – Kyrie

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 21, 2020

Friday is our Parent Meeting day. I am very much looking forward to talking with each of you about your darling children.  Sara and Tammy will teach while we meet.

Over the next couple of weeks, we will enjoy Dr. Seuss books, in honor of his upcoming March 2 birthday.

Snack:

2/18 – No School – President’s Day Holiday

2/21 – Emery

2/24 – Grace

2/28 – Henry K.

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 10, 2020

This week, we will focus on Valentine’s Day.

We have a new student! Welcome to Dean and his parents Heather and David.

I will be out on Friday. Teacher Sara and Sister Juanita will cover the class.

Snack:

2/10 – Anthony

2/14 – Avery

2/17 – No School – President’s Day Holiday

2/21 – Emery

Valentine Party – We will have a very simple Valentine party on 2/14.  This will include eating a cupcake and exchanging valentines. Please have your child bring one valentine card for each child. We have 10 students in our class.

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 3, 2020

We will focus on friendship and Valentine’s Day over the next two weeks.

Snack:

2/3 –  Michael

2/7 –  Mina

2/10 – Anthony

2/14 – Avery

2/17  – No School – President’s Day Holiday

Valentine Party – We will have a very simple Valentine party on 2/14 at 10:40.  This will include eating a cupcake and exchanging valentines. Please have your child bring one valentine card for each child. We have 9 students in our class.  Parent are welcome!

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 27, 2020

We will focus on groundhogs this week, in honor of Groundhog Day, and due to the fact that they hibernate.

Snack:

1/27 – Henry W.

1/31 – Kyrie

2/3 – Michael

2/7 – Mina

Valentine Party – We will have a very simple Valentine party on 2/14.  This will include eating a cupcake and exchanging valentines. Please have your child bring one valentine for each child. We have 9 students in our class. You are welcome to join us! The party will begin at 10:40.

P2 Conferences – We will have our conferences on Friday, February 21 during class time. While we meet, Teacher Sara and Teacher Tammy will teach the class.  There will be a sign up sheet in the foyer.

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 21, 2020

Our theme will be hibernating animals for the next two weeks.

Snack:

1/20 – No School

1/24 – Grace

1/27 – Henry W.

1/31 – Kyrie

Valentine Party – We will have a very simple Valentine party on 2/14.  This will include decorating and eating a cupcake and exchanging valentines. Please have your child bring one valentine for each child. We have 9 students in our class.

P2 Conferences – We will have our conferences in mid-February. More to come with regard to dates.

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 13, 2020

Our theme for the next two weeks will be hibernating animals.

Snack:

1/13 – Emery

1/17 – Henry K.

1/20 – No School

1/24 – Henry W.

 

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 6, 2020

Happy New Year!  We are excited to welcome our new student, Grace, and her parents Katherine and Gregory to our class this week!

Over the next couple of weeks, our theme will be winter. We will enjoy songs and stories about winter weather and animals.

Snack:

1/6 – Anthony

1/10 – Avery

1/13 – Emery

1/17 – Grace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 16, 2019

This week will be all about Christmas.  We will continue to enjoy different Gingerbread Boy and Christmas stories and activities.

Morning P2 and Pre-K on Friday! – Friday will be a busy day, as both the P2 and Pre-K classes will be in session at the same time. There will definitely be a different feeling in the air with a lot of Christmas energy and extra bodies. Please mention this to your child so he/she doesn’t feel overwhelmed upon arrival…

ARRIVAL –  Feel free to drop your child off any time between 8:30 and 8:45 to avoid confusion.

On Friday, Michael’s mom, Maura, our wonderful room mom, will be providing special cookies for the children to decorate and enjoy. This small party will take place at 10:40. Feel free to join us!

Snack:

12/16 – Michael

12/20 – Mina

Merry Christmas!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 9, 2019

We will focus on Christmas over the next 2 weeks. We will enjoy different Gingerbread Boy stories and activities. The children will also be busy creating holiday crafts.

Cookie Decorating Holiday Party – Friday, 12/ 20 at 10:30. Each child will decorate and enjoy a special cookie.  Families are welcome to join us.

We want to remind you that on Friday, 12/20, Pre-K will have morning session, so there will be a bit more activity than usual during drop off time.

Snack:

12/9 – Henry K.

12/13 – Kyrie

12/16 – Michael

12/20 – Mina

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 2, 2019

Over the next 3 weeks, we will focus on The Gingerbread Man. We will enjoy some different versions of the story and do some gingerbread arts and crafts.

Additionally, we will discuss the Christmas story and Advent and do some fun Christmas activities.

Gingerbread Boy Party – We will celebrate Christmas with your children with a gingerbread decorating party of Friday, December 20 at 10:30.  Each child will decorate a gingerbread boy to take home.  We would love to have you join us if you are able.

Snack:

12/2 – Emery

12/6 – Henry K.

12/9 – Henry W.

12/13 – Kyrie

12/16 – Michael

12/20 – Mina

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 18, 2019

Holiday Program – We feel that the Preschool Holiday Program would be overwhelming for our P2 children.  The event happens in the evening and the children perform in front of a full house in the school hall. This event will be extra special next year when your children participate as P3 students.

Gingerbread Boy Party – We will celebrate Christmas with your children with a gingerbread decorating party of Monday, December 16 at 10:30.  Each child will decorate a gingerbread boy to take home. We would love to have you join us if you are able.

This week, we will focus on Thanksgiving.

Snack:

11/18 – Anthony

11/22 – Avery

12/2 – Emery

12/6 – Henry K.

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 11, 2019

It’s a very short week, due to the observance of Veteran’s Day.

Our songs and poems will focus on Squirrels.

Snack:

11/11 – No School

11/15 – Mina

11/18 – Anthony

11/22 – Avery

As you have seen, conferences are coming up for the P3 and Pre-K classes. We are planning to offer conferences to P2 families in January. I’ll keep you posted as to the timing of these meetings.

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 4, 2019

Many thanks to Michael’s mom, Maura for planning and hosting our Halloween party.  The kids loved the treats and goody buckets!

Our songs and poems will focus on squirrels.

Snack:

11/4 – Kyrie

11/8 – Michael

11/11 – NO SCHOOL

11/15 – Mina

As you have seen, conferences are coming up for the P3 and Pre-K classes. We are planning to offer conferences to P2 families in January. I’ll keep you posted as to the timing of these meetings.

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 28, 2019

Our week will be busy with Halloween activities.

We will have our small Halloween party on Monday. Many thanks to Michael’s mom, Maura, for organizing!  We also encourage your child to wear orange and black on Monday. (no costumes, please)

Snack:

10/28 – Henry K.

11/1 –  Henry W.

11/4 – Kyrie

11/8 –  Michael

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 21, 2019

We will spend the week focusing on pumpkins and Halloween.

Snack:

10/21 – Avery

10/25 – Emery

10/28 – Henry K.

11/1 – Henry W.

Picture retake day is Thursday, October 24. If you did not have your child’s photo taken last time and would like to, you can go to the big school on Thursday morning between 8 and 10 a.m. (this is an option available to you, but certainly not required)

Conference Week – There will be no class on November 25 due to parent conferences and Thanksgiving.  Our P2 conferences will be held in January.  More information will be available to you after the holidays.

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 14, 2019

We will spend the next couple of weeks focusing on pumpkins and Halloween.

Snack:

10/14 – Mina

10/18 – Anthony

10/21 – Avery

10/25 – Emery

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 7, 2019

Our theme this week is Fall with a focus on colors.

Snack:

10/7  – Michael

10/11 – No School

10/14 – Mina

10/18 – Anthony

Would you like to be in charge of our P2 slide show for our end of the year celebration? We’ll get you plenty of photos. All you have to do is put the show together. Please email me if you’re interested.

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 30, 2019

October is Fire Safety month.  Over the next couple of weeks, we will focus on fall, fire safety, colors and shapes.

We will also continue to focus on getting used to the routines of school.  This is such a darling class. They are really doing an amazing job of settling in. We are enjoying them SO much!

Snack:

9/30 – Henry W.

10/4 – Kyrie

10/7 – Michael

10/11 – No School

Registration information – September 15th-November 15th is the priority application period for parish and current school families for next school year (September 2020-June 2021).  If you have a Kindergarten or new Preschool (2s, 3s, PreK) student that you would like to enroll into Holy Rosary School, applications are now due.  Current P2s and P3s students will complete re-enrollment in January.  Applications are only for Kindergarten and New Preschool students.  Holy Rosary prioritizes siblings, but we cannot allocate a spot for your student if we do not have an application by November 15th.  Our Fall Open House is November 2nd, 10am-1pm.  Any questions, please contact admissions@holyrosaryws.org – Thank you!

Tauna and Sara gone 10/4 – I want to let you know that next Friday, 10/4, for the first time in ten years, Sara and I will both be gone. Sara is taking her daughter to visit colleges, and I will be traveling back to Parent Weekend at my children’s college. Tammy, Sister, and a substitute will be in charge. Both Tammy and Sister have been coming in during class to get to know the children so they feel comfortable that day.  We do apologize.  Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 23, 2019

We are just loving your children! What an adorable, sweet group. We teachers are enjoying them very much.  What an amazing job they are doing of settling into our routines!

Our theme this week is Apples with a focus on the color green.

Snack:

9/23 – Emery

9/27 – Henry K

9/30 – Henry W.

10/4 – Kyrie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 16, 2019

What an adorable class! Sara and I are so excited to be their teachers this year.   Next week, we will be in class from 8:30 – 11:00.

We will be continuing to adjust to the routines of preschool this week.  We will begin to discuss colors, which we will tie into our Welcome to School theme and Apples.

HRS Picture Day is Tuesday, 9/17.  As you know, we are not in class on Tuesdays. You are welcome to bring your child up to the “Big School” at any time Tuesday morning for his/her photo.  (We will be there from about 8:45-9:00 with P3 and from about 12:20-12:40 with Pre-K, if you’d like to try to come during a window when we are there)  This is totally optional for you.  The photos are used for the yearbook and for your purchase, but we can easily take a photo of your child at another time if this doesn’t work into your schedule. As always, email me if you have questions.

Snack: Please remember that we have 8 children in our class. We are a nut-free preschool.  A sample snack may include berries/grapes or sliced apples, sliced cheese or string cheese, and crackers.

9/16 – Anthony

9/20 – Avery

9/23 – Emery

9/27 – Henry K.

We are still hoping to fill two P2 parent jobs:

*room parent – coordinate very simple holiday parties

*slide show parent – we’ll take lots of pictures and you assemble a slide show for our end of the year celebration

Let me know if you are interested in taking on one of these jobs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 9, 2019

Welcome to our first week of preschool!  It was such a pleasure getting to meet all of you during Parent Night and Meet the Teacher Day.  We are so excited to get to teach your child!

Please remember that for this first week, as the children begin to adjust to school, class will be held from 8:30 – 10:00.  Starting on 9/16, we will go from 8:30 – 11:00.

Proper preschool attire and potty time –We ask that you be sure to send your child to school in clothing that they are able to take off and on by themselves for potty time.  Elastic waistbands are perfect for this age. We also ask that you talk to your child at home regarding help with wiping, as this is not something that we are able to assist them with at preschool.  Something that works well for a lot of children is to be sure to leave time for “potty time” at home before coming to school.  Some type of pull up diaper is perfectly fine if you are concerned they may have an accident.

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

This first week, we will primarily focus on establishing classroom routines, becoming familiar with the environment, and getting to know each other.

SNACK

We will provide snack the first week of class.

9/16 – Anthony

9/20 – Avery

9/23 – Emery

9/27 – Henry K.

We can’t wait to get started on Monday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 10, 2019

Thank you for a truly wonderful P2 experience at Holy Rosary.  What a precious little group.  We adore them and look forward to seeing them in the P3 class in the fall!

Snack:

6/10 – Annalise

Today, Monday, we will have a small end of the year celebration at 10:30, as this will be our last day of class. We will meet upstairs in the Parish Center.  Britnie has prepared a short slide show and we will enjoy a treat before dismissal.  Please join us if you are able. Siblings are welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 3, 2019

This week, we will focus on friends and feelings.  It has been such a joy to watch your children begin to develop friendships with one another over this year. They have grown so much.  Sara and I have loved our time with them!

Many thanks to each of you for your support over the year. Extra thanks to Haley for being our room parent and coordinating such amazing parties for the children! (Let me know if you are interested in taking on the role for P3 next year. )

Snack:

6/3 – William

6/7 – Momo

6/10 – Annalise

On Monday, June 10, at 10:30 we will have a small end of the year celebration, as this will be our last day of class. Many thanks to Britnie, who is preparing a short slide show and we will enjoy a treat before dismissal.  Please join us if you are able. Siblings are welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 28, 2019

We just meet once this week due to the Memorial Day Holiday.  On Friday, we will begin our Ocean unit.

Monday, June 10 will be our last day of class. Blake’s mom, Britnie, is creating a short slide show from the year. Thank you, Britnie!  We would love to have you in for a small viewing of the slide show and treat before pick up on the 10th.  We will meet in the preschool at 10:30.  Please join us if you are able.

Snack:

5/27 – No School

5/31 – Olive

6/3 – William

6/8 – Momo

6/10 – Annalise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 20, 2019

Our activities this week will focus on dinosaurs.

Snack:

5/20 – Melina

5/24 – Laura

5/27 – No School

5/31 – Olive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 13, 2019

Our activities this week will focus on Dinosaurs!

Snack:

5/13 – Donovan

5/17 – John

5/20 – Laura

5/24 – Melina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 6, 2019

This week, we will focus on our lovely moms!

Snack:

5/6 –  Annie

5/10 – Blake

5/13 – Donovan

5/17 – John

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 29, 2019

Over the next 2 weeks, we will be focusing on May Day and Mother’s Day.

Snack:

4/29 – Momo

5/3 – Annalise

5/6 –  Annie

5/10 – Blake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 15, 2019

Our activities this week will focus on Easter. We will have a small Easter egg hunt and treat on Monday at 10:40. Feel free to join us!

Please remember that the Pre-K kids will be in class on Friday morning, so drop off will feel a bit more chaotic.  Come anytime between 8:30 and 8:45. Please have your child put his/her backpack in the hall as in past times, and the big kids will use the cubbies.  Thanks so much!

Snack:

4/15 – Olive

4/19 – William

4/29 – MoMo

5/3 – Annalise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 8, 2019

This week, we will focus on Easter and Earth Day, which takes place on April 22.

We wanted to let you know about a couple teacher absences this week, in case you want to give your children a heads up. On Monday, I will be out, and Sara and Tammy will teach. Then, on Friday, Sara will be out and Tammy and I will teach. We do apologize for the timing, but the kids will love getting some time with Teacher Tammy.

Snack:

4/8 – Laura

4/12 – Melina

4/15 – Olive

4/19 – William

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 1, 2019

We will spend the next couple of weeks focusing on spring and spring animals.

Snack:

4/1 –  Donovan

4/5 – John

4/8 – Laura

4/12 – Melina

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 25, 2019

This week, we will focus on spring!

Snack:

3/25 – Annie

3/29 – Blake

4/1 – Donovan

4/5 – John

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 18, 2019

This week, we will focus on spring!

Snack:

3/18 – Momo

3/22 – Annalise – (Class runs at the same time as Pre-K)

3/25 – Annie

3/29 – Blake

Please remember that Friday is a morning class for Pre-K.  All of the children will arrive between 8:30 and 8:45.  P2 kids will bring their backpacks right into the front classroom rather than using their cubbies.

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 11, 2019

We just have one day together this week.  Our focus will be on St. Patrick’s Day.

Snack:

3/11 – William

3/15 – No School

3/18 – Momo

3/22 – Annalise

Just a reminder that on Friday, 3/22, we will have our regular class. While we are in class, Pre-K will also have class at the same time. This is due to a noon dismissal at the big school.

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 4, 2019

For the next couple of weeks, we will focus on St. Patrick’s Day.

Snack:

3/4 – Melina

3/8 – Olive

3/11 – William

3/15 – No School

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 25, 2019

We will continue to enjoy Dr. Seuss books and activities in honor of his upcoming March 2 birthday. Through this author study, we will have fun with rhyme, color, and counting.

Snack:

2/25 – John

3/1 – Laura

3/4 – Melina

3/8 – Olive

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 20, 2018

Many thanks to William’s mom, Haley for hosting our sweet Valentine party on Friday. These kiddos are just so darling!

Since we just have one day this week, we will begin enjoying some Dr. Seuss books and activities in honor of his upcoming March 2 birthday. Through this author study, we will have fun with rhyme, color, and counting.

Snack:

2/18 – No School – President’s Day Holiday

2/22 – Donovan

2/25 – John

3/1 – Laura

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 11, 2019

On Monday, we will enjoy our Valentine celebration.  This will begin at 10:40 and all are welcome. Thank you to William’s mom, Haley, for organizing!

Snack:

2/11 -Annalise

2/15 – Blake

2/18 – No School – President’s Day

2/22 – Donovan

Valentine Party – We will have a very simple Valentine party on 2/11.  This will include decorating and eating a cupcake and exchanging valentines. Please have your child bring one valentine card for each child. We have 10 students in our class.

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 4, 2019

This Friday is our Parent Conference day.  I look forward to meeting with each of you to talk about your darling children! The children will be in class from 8:30-11:00 as usual. Teacher Sara and Teacher Tammy will be teaching that day.

We will focus on friendship and Valentine’s Day over the next two weeks.

Snack:

2/4 – William

2/8 – Momo

2/11 – Annalise

2/15 – Blake

2/18 – No School – President’s Day Holiday

2/22 – Donovan

Valentine Party – We will have a very simple Valentine party on 2/11.  This will include decorating and eating a cupcake and exchanging valentines. Please have your child bring one valentine card for each child. We have 10 students in our class.  Once again, thank you Haley, for organizing!

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 28, 2019

We will focus on groundhogs this week, in honor of Groundhog Day, and due to the fact that they hibernate.

Snack:

1/28 – Melina

2/1 – Olive

2/4 –  William

2/8 – Momo

Valentine Party – We will have a very simple Valentine party on 2/11.  This will include decorating and eating a cupcake and exchanging valentines. Please have your child bring one valentine for each child. We have 10 students in our class. Thank you to Haley, for putting this party together! J

P2 Conferences – We will have our conferences on Friday, February 8 during class time. While we meet, Teacher Sara and Teacher Tammy will teach the class.  There is a sign up sheet in the foyer.

Re-Enrollment Due January 31st!

Please make sure to re-enroll your student for next year’s preschool class by Jan. 31st.  You can do so through this link.  There is a waitlist for both the Preschool 3s and PreKindergarten classes next year.  Any questions, please contact Jennifer Kokkonis at jkokkonis@holyrosaryws.org

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 22, 2018

We will continue to learn about hibernating animals this week.

Snack:

1/21 – No School

1/25 – Laura

1/28 – Melina

2/1 – Olive

Valentine Party – We will have a very simple Valentine party on 2/11.  This will include decorating and eating a cupcake and exchanging valentines.  Thank you, Haley! .  Please have your child bring one valentine for each child. We have 10 students in our class.

P2 Conferences – We will have our conferences on Friday, February 8 during class time. While we meet, Teacher Sara and Teacher Tammy will teach the class.  There will be a sign up sheet in the foyer next week.

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 14, 2019

Our theme for the next two weeks will be hibernating animals.

Snack:

1/14 – Donovan

1/18 – John

1/21 – No School

1/25 – Laura

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 7, 2019

Over the next couple of weeks, our theme will be winter. We will enjoy songs and stories about winter weather and animals.

Snack:

1/7 – Annalise

1/11 – Blake

1/14 – Donovan

1/18 – John

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 17, 2018

This week will be all about Christmas.  We will continue to enjoy different Gingerbread Boy and Christmas stories and activities.

On Friday at 10:30, we will have a small holiday celebration.  The children will decorate and enjoy eating gingerbread cookies. Feel free to join us! Many thanks to William’s mom, Haley, for all of her work in preparing this sweet celebration!

On Friday the Pre-K kids will also have class in the morning.  These overlaps take place a couple of times a year, and we apologize for the inconvenience. There are 22 Pre-K kids, so arrival could be a bit overwhelming for your little ones.  The big kids will use the cubbies, so please have your children bring their backpacks right into the front classroom.  Thanks so much for your patience and flexibility!  (Feel free to arrive between the window of 8:30 and 8:45)

Snack:

12/17 – William

12/21 – Momo

Merry Christmas!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 10, 2018

We will focus on Christmas over the next 2 weeks. We will enjoy different Gingerbread Boy stories and activities. The children will also be busy creating holiday crafts.

Gingerbread Boy Holiday Party – Friday, 12/ 21 at 10:30. Each child will decorate and enjoy a gingerbread cookie.  Families are welcome to join us. Many thanks to Williams mom, Haley, for organzing this special event!

Snack:

12/10 – Melina

12/14 – Olive

12/17 – William

12/21 – Momo

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 3, 2018

Over the next 2 weeks, we will focus on The Gingerbread Man. We will enjoy some different versions of the story and do some gingerbread arts and crafts.

Additionally, we will discuss the Christmas story and Advent and do some fun Christmas activities.

Gingerbread Boy Party – We will celebrate Christmas with your children with a gingerbread decorating party of Friday, December 21 at 10:40.  Each child will decorate a gingerbread boy to eat and enjoy.  We would love to have you join us if you are able.

Snack:

12/3 – John

12/7 – Laura

12/10 – Melina

12/14 – Olive

12/17 – William

12/21 – Amos

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 26, 2018

I hope that you had a wonderful, restful Thanksgiving holiday with your family.

Holiday Program – We feel that the Preschool Holiday Program would be overwhelming for our P2 children.  The event happens in the evening and the children perform in front of a full house in the school hall. This event will be extra special next year when your children participate as P3 students.

Gingerbread Boy Party – We will celebrate Christmas with your children with a gingerbread decorating party on Friday, December 21 at 10:30.  Each child will decorate a gingerbread boy to take home. We would love to have you join us if you are able.

This week, we will focus on bears.

Snack:

11/26 – Blake

11/30 – Donovan

12/3 – John

12/7 – Laura

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 13, 2018

It’s a very short week, due to the observance of Veteran’s Day.

Our songs and poems will focus on Thanksgiving.

Snack:

11/12 – No school

11/16 – Annalise

11/26 – Blake

11/30 – Donovan

As you have seen, conferences are coming up for the P3 and Pre-K classes. We are planning to offer conferences to P2 families in January. I’ll keep you posted as to the timing of these meetings.

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 5, 2018

Our songs and poems will focus on leaves and squirrels.

Snack:

11/5 – William

11/9 – Momo

11/12 – NO SCHOOL

11/16 – Annalise

As you have seen, conferences are coming up for the P3 and Pre-K classes. We are planning to offer conferences to P2 families in January. I’ll keep you posted as to the timing of these meetings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 29, 2018

Our week will be busy with Halloween activities.

We will have our small Halloween party on Monday. Many thanks to William’s mom, Hayley, for organizing!  We also encourage your child to wear orange and black on Monday. (no costumes, please)

Snack:

10/29 – Melina

11/2 – Olive

11/5 – William

11/9 – Momo

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 22, 2018

We will spend the week focusing on pumpkins and Halloween.

Snack:

10/22 – John

10/26 – Laura

10/29 – Melina

11/2 – Olive

Welcome to Blake!  He is officially 2.5 now, so will be joining our class this week.  Hooray!

Picture retake day is Thursday, October 25.  If you did not have your child’s photo taken last time and would like to, you can pick up a form and go to the big school on Thursday morning between 8 and 10 a.m. (this is an option available to you, but certainly not required)

Holy Rosary Trick or Treat – A couple of parents have asked me about this event since it begins during our class time.  I think that taking the kids up as a group would feel overwhelming to them, so suggest that you consider taking your child after class.  Feel free to get him/her changed into the costume here in the preschool after class.

Conference Week – There will be no class on November 19 due to parent conferences and Thanksgiving.  Our P2 conferences will be held in January.  More information will be available to you after the holidays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 15, 2018

We will spend the next couple of weeks focusing on pumpkins and Halloween.

Snack:

10/15 – Annalise

10/19 – Donovan

 

10/22 – John

10/26 – Laura

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 8, 2018

Our theme this week is Fire Safety with a focus on the colors orange and purple.

Snack:

10/8 – Amos

10/12 – No School

10/15 – Annalise

10/19 – Donovan

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 1, 2018

October is Fire Safety month.  Over the next couple of weeks, we will focus on fire safety, colors (red this week) and shapes.

We will also continue to focus on getting used to the routines of school and working on learning to share with classmates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 23, 2018

What a great week it has been.  These darling children are settling right in.  They are remarkably good listeners and are working particularly hard to learn to share our preschool toys.  We are just loving them!

A huge welcome to our new student, Annie and her parents Kimberly and Bryan.  She is so excited to join our class and will be following her sister Ella and her brother Luke.

Our theme this week is Apples with a focus on the color green.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 17, 2018

Thank you for a great first week of preschool. The children are just darling!  Next week, we will be in class from 8:30 – 11:00.

We will be continuing to adjust to the routines of preschool this week.  We will begin to discuss colors, which we will tie into our Welcome to School theme.

Snack: Please remember that we have 8 children in our class until Blake joins us in mid-October.  We are a nut-free preschool.  A sample snack may include berries or sliced apples, sliced cheese or string cheese, and crackers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 10, 2018

Welcome to our first week of preschool!  It was such a pleasure getting to meet all of you during Parent Night and Meet the Teacher Day.  We are so excited to get to teach your child!

Please remember that for this first week, as the children begin to adjust to school, class will be held from 8:30 – 10:00.  Starting on 9/17, we will go from 8:30 – 11:00.

Please refer to the “First Day Jitters” note that you received this week. It really does have some great tips for the first day of school.

Proper preschool attire and potty time –We ask that you be sure to send your child to school in clothing that they are able to take off and on by themselves for potty time.  Elastic waistbands are perfect for this age. We also ask that you talk to your child at home regarding help with wiping, as this is not something that we are able to assist them with at preschool.  Something that works well for a lot of children is to be sure to leave time for “potty time” at home before coming to school.  Some type of pull up diaper is perfectly fine if you are concerned they may have an accident.

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

This first week, we will primarily focus on establishing classroom routines, becoming familiar with the environment, and getting to know each other

On Friday 9/14, I will miss school. I apologize for the timing!  (It is Parent Weekend at my son’s college.) Sara, Sister, and Tammy will be with the children and I know they’ll have a great day.

We can’t wait to get started on Monday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 1, 2018

Welcome to our P2 class!  We can’t wait to see you next week!

🙂 Teacher Tauna and Teacher Sara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 11, 2018

Thank you for a truly wonderful first P2 experience at Holy Rosary.  What a precious little group.  We adore them and look forward to seeing them in the P3 class in the fall!

Snack:

6/11 – Finnegan

On Monday, June 11, at 10:40 we will have a small end of the year celebration, as this will be our last day of class. Vincent’s mom, Julianne is preparing a short slide show and we will enjoy a treat before dismissal.  Please join us if you are able. Siblings are welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 4, 2018

This week, we will focus on friends and feelings.  It has been such a joy to watch your children develop friendships with one another over this year! They have grown so much.  Sara and I have loved our time with them!

Snack:

6/4 – Sosie

6/8 – Vincent

On Monday, June 11, at 10:40 we will have a small end of the year celebration, as this will be our last day of class. Julianne is preparing a short slide show and we will enjoy a treat before dismissal.  Please join us if you are able. Siblings are welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 28, 2018

We just meet once this week due to the Memorial Day Holiday.  On Friday, we will review shapes and colors.

Snack:

5/28 – No School

6/1 – Ryan

 

6/4 – Sosie

6/8 – Vincent

 

 

 

 

May 21, 2018

Our activities this week will focus on farm animals.

Snack:

5/21 – Owen

5/25 – Raphael

5/28 – No School

6/1 – Sosie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 14, 2018

Our activities this week will focus on farm animals.

Snack:

5/14 – Kai

5/18 – Kalea

5/21 – Owen

5/25 – Raphael

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 7, 2018

This week, we will focus on dinosaurs. We will also focus on our lovely moms!

Snack:

5/7 – Vincent

5/11 – Finnegan

 

5/14 – Kai

5/18 – Kalea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 30, 2018

This week, we will focus on dinosaurs, while keeping an eye on our caterpillars, which have each now created a chrysalis.  They should emerge late this week!

Snack:

4/30 – Ryan

5/4 –  Sosie

5/7 – Vincent

5/11 – Finnegan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 23, 2018

This week, we will focus on butterflies!

Snack:

4/23 – Owen

4/27 – Raphael

4/30 – Ryan

5/4 –  Sosie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 16, 2018

This week, we will focus on Earth Day, which takes place on April 22.

Snack:

4/16 – Kai

4/20 – Kalea

4/23 – Owen

4/27 – Raphael

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 9, 2018

We will spend the next couple of weeks focusing on spring and spring animals.

Snack:

4/9 – Vincent

4/13 – Finnegan

4/16 – Kai

4/20 – Kalea

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 26, 2018

This week, we will focus on spring and Easter.

Snack:

3/26 – Ryan

3/29 – Sosie

4/9 – Vincent

4/13 – Finnegan

Thank you, everyone, for being so flexible. We will have class on Thursday, March 29 from 8:30 – 11:00, rather than our regularly scheduled Friday class. The P3 kids will use the cubbies, so our P2 class will bring their backpacks and jackets right into the front classroom.

On that same day, Thursday, March 29, we will have a small Easter egg hunt. We will meet on our playground right at 9:10. (weather permitting) Feel free to join us!

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 19, 2018

Over the next two weeks, we will focus on spring and Easter.

Snack:

3/19 – Owen

3/23 – Raphael

3/26 – Ryan

3/29 – Sosie

Thank you, everyone, for being so flexible. We will have class on Thursday, March 29 from 8:30 – 11:00, rather than our regularly scheduled Friday class.

On that same day, Thursday, March 29, we will have a small Easter egg hunt. We will meet on our playground right at 9:10. Feel free to join us!

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 12, 2018

We just have one day together this week. Our focus will be on St. Patrick’s Day.

Snack:

3/12 – Kalea

3/16 – No School

3/19 – Owen

3/23 – Raphael

Thank you, everyone, for being so flexible. We will have class on Thursday, March 29 from 8:30 – 11:00, rather than our regularly scheduled Friday class.

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 5, 2018

For the next couple of weeks, we will continue to enjoy Dr. Seuss books, while also focusing on St. Patrick’s Day.

Snack:

3/5 – Finnegan

3/9 – Kai

3/12 – Kalea

3/16 – No School

Thank you, everyone, for being so flexible. We will have class on Thursday, March 29 from 8:30 – 11:00, rather than our regularly scheduled Friday class.

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 26, 2018

We will continue to enjoy Dr. Seuss books and activities in honor of his upcoming March 2 birthday. Through this author study, we will explore rhyme, color, and counting.

Snack:

2/26 – Sosie

3/2 – Vincent

3/5 – Finnegan

3/9 – Kai

I am including the email regarding a possible class change from 3/30 to 3/29. Please let me know if this will work for you or not. Thanks so much!

Friday, March 30 is our next scheduled “Double Class Day”, where P2 and Pre-K are both scheduled to meet in the morning. (We have 4 of these days each year due to noon dismissal at the Big School.  This enables Pre-K to have class and not miss a day of school.)

We have a slight conflict on the 30th. Teacher Sara will be out of town that day.  I wonder if it would be possible for you to bring your children to class on Thursday, March 29, rather than Friday, March 30 (Good Friday).  This way, I would be with the P2 kids and Teacher Sara would be with the P3 class. Sister would float between both classes. Our thinking is that this way, all children would be with familiar teachers and we would not need to call in outside substitutes.

If this does not work for you, absolutely no worries. I know it’s a long shot, but thought I would toss out the idea.  Please let me know if this will work for you or not and I will let you know the final decision once I’ve heard from everyone.

To confirm, we would be switching our P2 class from Friday, 3/30 to Thursday, 3/29.  We will need this to work comfortably for all of our P2 families in order to proceed with this idea.

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 23, 2018

Since we just have one day this week, we will begin enjoying some Dr. Seuss books and activities in honor of his upcoming March 2 birthday. Through this author study, we will have fun with rhyme, color, and counting.

Snack:

2/19 – No School – President’s Day Holiday

2/23 – Ryan

2/26 – Sosie

3/2 – Vincent

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 12, 2018

We will just meet on Monday this week, due to the Teacher Retreat on Friday. On Monday, we will enjoy our Valentine celebration. This will begin at 10:40 and all are welcome. Thank you to Sosie’s mom, Stephanie, for organizing!

Snack:

2/12 – Raphael

2/16 – No School – Faculty Retreat

2/19 – No School – President’s Day Holiday

2/23 – Ryan

Valentine Party – We will have a very simple Valentine party on 2/12. This will include decorating and eating a cookie and exchanging valentines. Please have your child bring one valentine card for each child. We have 8 students in our class.

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 5, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to meet with me last week regarding your precious children. I absolutely loved the time to talk and want to remind you that you can email me or catch me after class if ever a question or concern arises.

We will focus on friendship and Valentine’s Day over the next two weeks.

Snack:

2/5 – Kalea

2/9 – Owen

 

2/12 – Raphael

2/16 – No School – Faculty Retreat

 

2/19 – No School – President’s Day Holiday

2/23 – Ryan

Valentine Party – We will have a very simple Valentine party on 2/12. This will include decorating and eating a cookie and exchanging valentines. Please have your child bring one valentine card for each child. We have 8 students in our class.

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

January 29, 2018

We will focus on groundhogs this week, in honor of Groundhog Day, and due to the fact that they hibernate.

Snack:

1/29 – Finnegan

2/2 – Kai

2/5 – Kalea

2/9 – Owen

Valentine Party – We will have a very simple Valentine party on 2/12. This will include decorating and eating a cupcake and exchanging valentines. If you would like to help out with this event, please email me. Please have your child bring one valentine for each child. We have 8 students in our class.

P2 Conferences – We will have our conferences on Friday, February 2 during class time. While we meet, Teacher Sara and Sister Juanita will teach the class. There is a sign up sheet in the foyer.

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 22, 2018

Our theme for the next two weeks will be hibernating animals.

Snack:

1/22 – Sosie

1/26 – Vincent

1/29 – Finnegan

2/2 – Kai

Valentine Party – We will have a very simple Valentine party on 2/12. This will include decorating and eating a cupcake and exchanging valentines. If you would like to help out with this event, please email me.

P2 Conferences – We will have our conferences on Friday, February 2 during class time. While we meet, Teacher Sara and Sister Juanita will teach the class. There will be a sign up sheet in the foyer next week.

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 16, 2018

Our theme for the next two weeks will be hibernating animals.

Snack:

1/15 – No School

1/19 – Ryan

1/22 – Sosie

1/26 – Vincent

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

January 8, 2018

As mentioned last week, our theme will be winter. We will enjoy songs and stories about winter weather and animals.

Snack:

1/8 – Owen

1/12 – Raphael

1/15 – No School

1/19 – Sosie

On Friday, the Pre-K kids will be having a morning class, which means that they will be arriving at 8:30 as well as your children. I am suggesting that everyone stagger arrival anytime between 8:30 and 8:50. Your children will meet in the front classroom as usual. One difference is that they will bring their jackets and backpacks right into the classroom rather that using their cubbies. Thank you in advance for your flexibility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 5, 2018

This Friday and next week, our theme will be winter. We will enjoy songs and stories about winter weather and animals. Wouldn’t it be great if we got another beautiful Seattle snow?

Snack:

1/1 – No School

1/5 – Kalea

 

1/8 – Owen

1/12 – Raphael

 

1/15 – No School

1/19 – Sosie

 

 

 

 

 

December 18, 2017

Today will be all about Christmas. We will continue to enjoy different Gingerbread Boy and Christmas stories and activities.

Snack:

12/18 – Kai

Merry Christmas!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 11, 2017

This week will be all about Christmas. We will continue to enjoy different Gingerbread Boy stories and activities.

Gingerbread Boy Party – Possible date change – I had previously stated that our Gingerbread Boy decorating party would be on Monday, 12/18. Finnegan will be gone that day, so I wonder if Friday, 12/15 would work? If not, please let me know. Each child will decorate a gingerbread boy to take home. We would love to have you join us if you are able. If not, that is absolutely fine!

Snack:

12/11 – Vincent

12/15 – Finnegan

12/18 – Kai

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 4, 2017

Over the next 2 weeks, we will focus on The Gingerbread Man. We will enjoy several different versions of the story and incorporate this theme into our crafts.

Additionally, we will discuss the Christmas story and Advent and enjoy some fun Christmas activities.

Gingerbread Boy Party – We will celebrate Christmas with your children with a gingerbread decorating party of Monday, December 18 at 10:30. Each child will decorate a gingerbread boy to take home. We would love to have you join us if you are able.

Snack:

12/4 – Ryan

12/8 – Sosie

 

12/11 – Vincent

12/15 – Finnegan

 

12/18 – Kai

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 27, 2017

P3 and Pre-K Holiday Program – We feel that the Preschool Holiday Program would be overwhelming for our P2 children. The event happens in the evening and the children perform in front of a full house in the school hall. This event will be extra special next year when your children participate as P3 students.

Gingerbread Boy Party – We will celebrate Christmas with your children with a gingerbread decorating party of Monday, December 18 at 10:30. Each child will decorate a gingerbread boy to take home. We would love to have you join us if you are able.

This week, we will focus on bears.

Snack:

11/27 – Owen

12/1 – Raphael

12/4 – Ryan

12/8 – Sosie

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 13, 2017

Our songs and poems will focus on Thanksgiving.

Snack:

11/13 – Finnegan

11/17 – Kalea

11/27 – Owen

12/1 – Raphael

As you have seen, conferences are coming up for the P3 and Pre-K classes. We are planning to offer conferences to P2 families in January. I’ll keep you posted as to the timing of these meetings.

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 6, 2017

We will just have one morning together this week due to Veteran’s Day on Friday.

On Monday, we will harvest some veggies from our garden and make a salad to accompany snack.

Our songs and poems will focus on spiders.

Snack:

11/6 – Vincent

11/10 – No school

11/13 – Finnegan

11/17 – Kalea

As you have seen, conferences are coming up for the P3 and Pre-K classes. We are planning to offer conferences to P2 families in January. I’ll keep you posted as to the timing of these meetings.

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 30, 2017

We will spend the week focusing spiders.

Rather than having a Halloween party, we will have a special treat with snack on Monday. We also encourage your child to wear orange and black on Monday.

Snack:

10/30 – Ryan

11/3 – Sosie

 

11/6 – Vincent

11/10 – No school

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 23, 2017

We will spend the week focusing on pumpkins and Halloween.

Snack:

10/23 – Owen

10/27 – Raphael

10/30 – Ryan

11/3 – Sosie

Picture retake day is Thursday, October 26. If you did not have your child’s photo taken last time and would like to, you can pick up a form and go to the big school on Thursday morning. (this is an option available to you, but certainly not required)

Holy Rosary Trick or Treat – A couple of parents have asked me about this event since it begins during our class time. I think that taking the kids up as a group would feel overwhelming to them, so suggest that you consider taking your child after class. Feel free to get him/her changed into the costume here in the preschool after class.

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 16, 2017

We will spend the next couple of weeks focusing on pumpkins and Halloween.

Snack:

10/16 – Kai

10/20 – Kalea

 

10/23 – Owen

10/27 – Raphael

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 9, 2017

Our theme this week is Fire Safety with a focus on the colors orange and purple.

Snack:

10/9 – Vincent

10/13 – Finnegan

 

10/16 – Kai

10/20 – Kalea

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 2, 2017

Our theme this week is Fire Safety with a focus on the color red.

Snack:

10/2 – Sosie

10/6 – No School

10/9 – Vincent

10/13 – Finnegan

Enjoy the week!

 

 

September 25, 2017

What an adorable group! We are just loving them! They have settled in incredibly well.

Our theme this week is Apples with a focus on the color green.

Snack:

9/25 – Raphael

9/29 – Ryan

 

10/2 – Sosie

10/6 – No School

I want to let you know that on Friday, 9/29, I will not be in class. I am so sorry to miss. I promise I am hardly ever gone. Especially so early in the year… However, I will be traveling to my son’s parent weekend at college.  Teacher Sara and Sister Juanita will take great care of your darling children that day, and I’ll be back on Monday, 10/2.

Enjoy the week!

 

Dear Families,

What an absolutely darling group of children! We are feeling so blessed to be their first teachers. It was a wonderful first week of preschool!

This week, we will be in class from 8:30-11:00.

Our theme this week is Sunny Days, with a focus on the color yellow.

Snack:

9/18 – Kalea           9/25 – Raphael

9/22 – Owen               9/29 – Ryan

Enjoy the week!