P3

September, 2020

Welcome to our 2020/21 school year! We will be using Google Classroom as our communication tool this year. Please log in to our P3 account to find any information needed. If you are unable to access our account for any reason, don’t hesitate to reach out via email.

Warmly,

Tauna, Sara, and Sister

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 21, 2020

Dear P3 families,

Welcome to our (unusual) 2020-2021 school year! We are so excited that your family is embarking on this journey with us.

I want to reiterate that we are committed to making this remote portion of our year as loving and academically robust as possible. As you know, once the Covid numbers in King County drop and stabilize, we plan to begin to return to class (All safety protocols in place, including small groups of students, socially distanced, and masked.)

But for now, we would love to get to know you and to give you an opportunity to get to know each other. Would you please submit a family photo to me via email. Please label all family members, left to right (pets are fine, too!). Please submit this photo by next Wednesday, August 26 and we’ll put it into an album type document to be shared among the class.  *We would love a hard copy of this photo as well. (this can be dropped off at our upcoming meeting)

Attached to this note, you will find a Student Emergency Information form to download, print and fill out. Please return this when you come to your upcoming meet and greet. We would like to have this on file for when the children return to school in person.

Speaking of Meet and Greet, you will soon receive  the link to sign up. Please choose a time during the week of August 31.  ( If none of these blocks work for you, just email me.)  This will come to you in an email from the Big School and I will also forward the link.

**If you have not done so in the past, please be sure to send your email to the following address to be sure that you receive notifications from the Big School:

mailing-list@holyrosaryws.org

Thank you for your survey responses. I am attaching our tentative schedule, which has been created thanks to your feedback. We will adjust this accordingly to meet the needs of the children.

We’ve got so much to share and imagine that you have many questions. We look forward to talking at our upcoming meeting. In the meantime, reach out anytime!

Warmly,

Tauna, Sara, and Sister

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 8, 2020

Happy summer, wonderful P3 families! We want to take this moment to thank you for your absolutely amazing support this year, particularly over the past months of “home schooling”. You have been so dedicated, patient, and kind through all of it. I have loved the videos, photos, FaceTimes, and participation in Zoom meetings. Thank you for your efforts to keep in touch. This is such a special class. I am SO excited to work with your darling children next year in Pre-K!

Have a wonderful summer filled with love, family, friendship, and time outdoors in our beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Love to each of you!

Tauna, Sister, and Sara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 4, 2020

P3

Literacy ~

For today’s alphabet review, play “Hop to it!” You write letters on the sidewalk with chalk. You say a letter and your child hops over to it.

Go for a rhyme walk. While you are out, you say a word and help your child help you come up with a rhyming word. It can be a real word or a “silly” (nonsense) word.

Today’s story – Froggy’s Day With Dad, by Jonathan London.

Music ~ Rhyme, which children’s music is filled with, is really important for pre-reading. Today, and throughout the summer, enjoy listening to some of our favorites by Jim Gill, Raffi, Mr. Stinkypants, Caspar Babypants and others. Your child will be having fun while building their reading foundation.

Math ~ Today, we have another optional worksheet for your child. Here, they will identify which item differs from the others, then have some fun cutting and gluing.

I also suggest keeping your math 1-10 flash cards handy. Today would be a good day to get them out and use them at snack time. You hold up a card and your child takes that many items (raisins, goldfish, etc). If possible, refer to these cards throughout the summer as well.

I am attaching an optional set of flash cards for you to print for use during the summer if you would like.

Faith Formation ~Please join us for Sister Juanita’s Zoom today at 11:00.

Thursday: Please join us at 11:00 today for Sister’s Zoom meeting!

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

  1. Pray the Sign of the Cross Prayer
  2. Share: Symbols of the Trinity (from your homework yesterday)
  3. Juanita will introduce the Angel of God Prayer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 3, 2020 – Wednesday

P3

Literacy ~

For today’s alphabet review, check out some ABC songs by The Kiboomers:

A, A Apple

A is for Apple

The Alphabet Song

I am also attaching an optional letter review page to color if your child is interested.

Story – Today and tomorrow, we will focus on Father’s Day stories.

My Dad’s the Coolest, by Rosie Smith and Bruce Whatley and Piggy and Dad Go Fishing, by David Martin

Math ~ Today, practice counting up to 10 items.  At snack time, give your child 10 goldfish, chips, cereal pieces, or whatever you have in the cupboard. Have them carefully count them, saying the number as they move the items, as we have practiced. You could say, “get 4 goldfish”, “show me 6 goldfish”, “how many fish are there altogether?” etc.

You will also find an optional count and match worksheet for today.

Faith Formation ~ Holy Trinity Activities

Find or color symbols of the Holy Trinity from the attached activities, or

  • Look for triangle shaped items at home
  • 3 – leaf Shamrock from your walk today

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2, 2020

Tuesday

P3

Literacy ~

We have completed the entire alphabet!

Do you have some ABC books at home? Or perhaps you can refer to some online. These would be perfect to pull off the shelf and have some fun reading while reviewing the letters.

Music ~ Check out The Alphabet Song, by the Kiboomers.

Today’s story is Matthew’s Dream, by Leo Lionni.

Math ~ 10 is our final number to become familiar with for the year. Please have your child complete the 10 practice page. Have them begin by counting the worms. Then they can trace the numbers.

Go out for a walk and look for 10’s!

10 insects

10 trees

10 flowers

10 people

10 front doors

10 cars

Faith Formation ~ Join us today at 11:00 for a Faith Formation story with Sister Juanita, if you are able.

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If you miss the Zoom meeting, here is an option:

  1. Review Sign of the Cross Prayer
  2. Watch a 2-min video TOMKIN The Sign of the Cros
  3. Talk about the Holy Trinity as ONE GOD in Three Divine Persons
God the Father – who created the world and who created us.

God the Son, Jesus – who became human like us, and who saves us by dying of the Cross.

Holy Spirit – whom Jesus sent down after Jesus went back to heaven, to guide us always.

 

Preschool-8 Materials Drop Off And Pick Up

On Thursday, June 11th and Friday, June 12th, we will be collecting school materials that the students have taken home and RETURNING their personal items. This will be an involved process as parents and students are not able to come into the school at this time. To assist everyone in social distancing, a staff member will come to your car to collect textbooks, library books, electronics, CYO uniforms and anything else your child’s teacher has requested. You will then be given a bag with your child’s items. Below, you will find your assigned time listed by the first two letters of your last name. We ask that you arrive during your 30-minute window and park in front of the school.  Please have your child’s school items in a bag labeled with their name.  If you have more than one child, please put their items in separate bags labeled with each of their names. You will receive more detailed instructions from your child’s homeroom teacher. Thank you for your patience during this process.

 

Thursday, June 11th Friday, June 12th
9:00a AD-AR 10:30a MC-MI
9:30a AS-BA 11:00a MO-MU
10:00a BE-BO 11:30a N-O
10:30a BR-CA 12:00p PA-PE
11:00a CH-CO 12:30p PH-Q
11:30a CR-DE 1:00p RA-RO
12:00p DO-EL 1:30p RU-SI
12:30p EN-FR 2:00p SK-SO
1:00p GA-GU 2:30p SP-SZ
1:30p HA 3:00p TA-TU
2:00p HE 3:30p U-WE
2:30p HO-JA 4:00p WH-Z
3:00p JO-KA
3:30p KE-KL
4:00p KN-KU
4:30p LA-MA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 28, 2020

P3

Literacy ~

Review the letter Z.

Review the sound for Z ~ /z/

Today your child will work on the Z practice writing page. (attached to email)

I am attaching a short Z letter formation video to today’s email.

Do “Rainbow Letters” by tracing the Z in several different colors.

Upon completion, have them write their name on the page.

Today’s story – The Enormous Egg, by Leo Lionni

Music ~ Have some fun with Caspar Babypants today. So many fun and silly songs that will get your child moving and dancing.

Math ~ Counting Fish ~ Today, your child has a worksheet to complete (attached). Show your child how to draw a very simple fish. I suggest an oval with a simple triangle type tail. They can add details if they want to. You’ll want to talk about drawing them small enough so that they all fit on the page. This is tricky. They need to keep track of the fish as they draw them. This will give your child lots of counting practice.

Faith Formation ~ Please join us at 11:00 for Sister’s Zoom meeting!

Show and tell of the activity you did for Pentecost.

– blow bubbles

– show a kite

– show your pinwheel

– show a fan

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If you missed Zoom meeting, here is another option.

  1. Retell the Story or watch a 2:10-min video: What is Pentecost? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtokHQOmFu0
  2. Ask: What is Pentecost? 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. End with prayer: Thank you, Jesus, for sending your Holy Spirit to be with us. We know the Holy Spirit will help us be your followers. We want to love and care and forgive as you did. Please bless us and all our families and friends. We love you, Jesus. Amen.
  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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 27, 2020 – Wednesday

P3

Literacy ~

Review the letter Z.

Review the sound for Z~ /z/

Sing

Z says /z/

Z says /z/

Every letter makes a sound

Z says /z/

Attached to today’s email is a large, blank Z. Help your child cut out and decorate the Z. Zig zags?

Have your child write their name on the big Z.

Story – Let’s Go for a Drive, by Mo Willems

Math ~

Begin today’s lesson with the short counting video, which is attached.

Number writing – (9 worksheet attached to email)– As always, no pressure here.  Have your child color and count the snails. Then try the 9 writing practice at the bottom of the page.  9’s are tricky. As with letters, it’s important that your child learn correct formation. You’ll begin at the arrow and write the “little curve”, then up, then straight down. No worries at all if you want to skip this part. We’ll work on this in Pre-K.

Today, practice counting up to 9 items.

You will find an optional shape review worksheet today.

Faith Formation ~ Pentecost Activity Day: Point out that the Holy Spirit fills us with God’s love, like air in bubbles. We cannot see the Holy Spirit but the Holy Spirit makes us alive, like the wind that makes a pinwheel, a kite or other things move.

Here are the options:

  1. Blow bubbles together.
  2. Make a Pinwheel.
  3. Fly a Kite.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 26, 2020

Tuesday

P3

Literacy ~

Introduce the letter Z.

Talk about the sound for Z~ /z/

Watch the Z video that is attached to today’s email.

Brainstorm Z words.

Music ~ It’s a stretch, but maybe point out to your child that pizza has two z’s in it. There is a fun song by Charlotte Diamond, I am a Pizza that they might enjoy today!

Today’s story is The Princess and the Pea, adapted by Miles Kelly.

Math ~ This week, we will work on the number 9. As an introduction, you will find a big 9 attached to today’s email. Have your child cut it out and decorate it.   (Tricky cutting again today, so I assume most children will need a bit of guidance here.)

Once again this week, I suggest getting out in the backyard, or going for a neighborhood walk in search of 9s. Can you find:

9 rocks that would fit in your hand?

9 huge rocks that are too heavy to lift?

9 insects?

9 trees?

There is also an optional cut, match, and color page.

Faith Formation ~ Join us today at 11:00 for a Faith Formation story with Sister Juanita, if you are able.

Gospel Storytelling: The Holy Spirit comes to Jesus’ friends.

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If you missed the Zoom meeting, here is another option.

  1. Read to your child the Pentecost story:

Mary, Jesus’ mother, and many of Jesus’ friends had gathered together in one place. Jesus wasn’t with them anymore. He had gone back to God,
his Father. Mary and Jesus’ friends missed having Jesus with them. They were praying together when suddenly there was a noise like a strong wind. It filled the house where they were staying. Tongues of fire appeared and rested on each of them. They were filled with the Holy Spirit. They began to
talk about Jesus and his Father. People all over Jerusalem came to listen to them. Now that Jesus’ friends had his Spirit, they felt happy and brave. They began to tell everyone about Jesus and about how good God is.

Activity: Make a wind movement by fanning your child with a piece of paper or a real fan. Tell your child that the wind or the air that we breathe reminds us that the Holy Spirit is with us. Conclude by praying, “Thank you Jesus for sending us the Holy Spirit. Amen.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 21, 2020

P3

Literacy ~

Review the letter Y.

Review the sound for Y ~ /y/

Today your child will work on the Y practice writing page. (attached to email)

I am attaching a short Y letter formation video to today’s email.

Do “Rainbow Letters” by tracing the Y in several different colors.

Upon completion, have them write their name on the page.

Today’s story – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, by Natalia Moore

Music ~ Maybe you want to try a new and silly Jim Gill song today? I Changed My Mind

Math ~ Today, your child has a worksheet to complete (attached).  Please have them count the bugs in each jar, then determine which jar has more and which has less.  Maybe you want to get our your number cards. If the jar has 3 bugs, have your child find the 3 card, etc.

Faith Formation ~ Please join us at 11:00 for Zoom Sharing with Sister Juanita

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 For sharing: I pray for (persons you missed at this times because we can’t visit or persons who live far away from you).

If you missed Zoom meeting, here is another option.

Look at pictures of people in your family who live far away from you. Pray for them today.

Pray the Sign of the Cross together or bless your child by tracing a cross on his or her forehead: “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.”

Say, “Let’s close our eyes. Picture in your mind someone you want to pray for and say a little prayer silently.” (Pause.)

End your prayer with: Dear Jesus, our good friend, you blessed the Apostles. Then you were lifted up and a cloud covered you, and no one could see you. Yet we know you are still near. Thank you for being with us, even when we can’t see you! Amen.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 20, 2020 – Wednesday

P3

Literacy ~

Review the letter Y.

Review the sound for Y~ /y/

Sing

Y says /y/

Y says /y/

Every letter makes a sound

Y says /y/

Attached to today’s email is a large, blank Y. Help your child cut out and decorate the Y. Yellow? Yarn?

Have your child write their name on the big Y.

Story – Caps for Sale, by Esphyr Slobodkina

Music ~ Just for fun, today, you may want to Charlotte Diamond’s I Wanna Be a Dog, or I am a Pizza.

Math ~

Begin today’s lesson with the short counting video, which is attached.

Number writing – (8 worksheet attached to email)– As always, no pressure here.  Have your child color and count the spiders. Then try the 8 writing practice at the bottom of the page.  8’s are tricky. As with letters, it’s important that your child learn correct formation. You will start at the arrow, write an S, then head back to the arrow. No worries at all if you want to skip this part. We’ll work on this in Pre-K.

Today, practice counting up to 8 items.

You will find an optional counting and matching worksheet today.

Faith Formation ~ Ascension Activity. Jesus Is Always in My Heart.

Give your child a copy of the activity today (attached). Invite your child to color the picture and glue cotton balls to make fluffy clouds. The picture reminds us that we can talk with Jesus and feel his love in our minds and hearts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 19, 2020

Tuesday

P3

Literacy ~

Introduce the letter Y.

Talk about the sound for Y~ /y/

Watch the Y video that is attached to today’s email.

Brainstorm Y words.

Music ~ This is a perfect day to introduce your child to Yo-Yo Ma.

Today’s story is Rumplestilskin, adapted by Mara Alperin.

Math ~ This week, we will work on the number 8. As an introduction, you will find a big 8 attached to today’s email. Have your child cut it out and decorate it.   (Tricky cutting, so I assume most children will need a bit of guidance here.)

Today, go out and search for 8’s. Maybe you want to set up a clip board with 8 rows so your child can mark items found.

8 bricks

8 trees

8 red flowers

8 rocks that will fit into your palm

8 rocks that are too big to pick up

8 tiny leaves

8 big leaves

There is also an optional trace/count/match math page included today.

Faith Formation ~ Join us today at 11:00 for a Faith Formation story with Sister Juanita, if you are able.

The Ascension Story on Zoom Meeting with Sr. Juanita

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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

What is Ascension? Ascension is when the Risen Jesus was taken up to Heaven to be with God the Father forever.

Who ascended?  Jesus

Where? to  heaven

Who were there? Jesus’ Apostles or Jesus’ special friends.

How do you they feel? Sad/Happy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 14, 2020

P3

Literacy ~

Review the letter X.

Review the sound for X ~ /x/

Today your child will work on the X practice writing page. (attached to email)

I am attaching a short X letter formation video to today’s email.

Do “Rainbow Letters” by tracing the X in several different colors.

Upon completion, have them write their name on the page.

Today’s story – Jack and the Beanstalk, by Mara Alperin

Music ~ Today, have fun with some Jim Gill favorites! Hands are for Clapping, Poison Ivy, or Leaky Umbrella.

Math ~ Today is a review day. Go out for a walk. Look for shapes. Can you find a circle? A rectangle? A square? A triangle?

Now, play follow the leader while practicing AB patterning. For example, skip – jump, skip – jump, etc…

Keep counting items. Be sure to move each item as you count it.

Today, we have an optional cut, order, glue, and color puzzle worksheet for your child.

Faith Formation ~ Sharing on Zoom with Sr. Juanita at 11:00.

Guide for Sharing

  1. I love my Mom, my Dad . . .
  2. I can show love to them by __________.

Song: This Little Light of Mine

Science ~ Today I am attaching a simple experiment/project today. You will be making glue. Have fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 13, 2020 – Wednesday

P3

Literacy ~

Review the letter X.

Review the sound for X ~ /x/

Sing

X says /x/

X says /x/

Every letter makes a sound

X says /x/

Attached to today’s email is a large, blank X. Help your child cut out and decorate the X.

Have your child write their name on the big X.

Story – The Three Billy Goats Gruff, by Mara Alperin

Math ~

Number writing – (7 worksheet attached  to email)– As always, no pressure here.  Have your child color and count the turtles. Then try the 7 writing practice at the bottom of the page.

Today, practice counting up to 7 items. Please begin with the video, which is attached to today’s email.

Get out your number cards and use them for practice.

Hold up a card and have your child take that many items. This will allow your child to practice both letter formation and counting one item at a time.

You will find an optional self portrait activity attached to today’s email.

Faith Formation ~ School Mass and May Crowning at 9:30 AM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 12, 2020

Tuesday

P3

Literacy ~

Introduce the letter X.

Talk about the sound for X~ /x/

Watch the X  video that is attached to today’s email.

Brainstorm X words. You record the words and your child can illustrate them. There are few words that begin with X, so words with X at the end can work today. (box, fox, ox, ax…)

If you have Spotify (Apple Music or any form of music streaming), I suggest having some fun with Jim Gill today. Maybe go back to Poison Ivy? Hands Are For Clapping? Silly When You Stop?

Today’s story is Chicken Little, adapted by Mara Alperin.

Math ~ This week, we will work on the number 7. As an introduction, you will find a big 7 attached to today’s email. Have your child cut it out and decorate it.

Today, go out and search for 7’s. Find the following: (or modify)

7 dogs

7 trucks

7 sticks

7 rocks

There is also an optional cut/paste/count/order/puzzle worksheet attached to today’s email.

Faith Formation ~ Join us today at 11:00 for a Faith Formation story with Sister Juanita, if you are able.

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May 7, 2020

P3

Literacy ~

Review the letter W.

Review the sound for W ~ /w/

Today your child will work on the W practice writing page. (attached to email)

I am attaching a short W letter formation video to today’s email.

Try Rainbow Letters. Have your child trace each W in several different colors to get more “bang for your buck” from the worksheets.

Upon completion, have them write their name on the page.

Today’s story – (link in email) What Mommies Do Best by Laura Numeroff

Music ~ Check out Kiboomers today. I Love My Mommy and I Love Mommy. Perfect for Mother’s Day!

Math ~ Continue counting items 1-6 and higher. Sample items? Rocks, pinecones, goldfish crackers, Legos, anything! Please model for your child as you go. Move each item as you count it.

Get out your number cards. Review by holding up a card and having your child take that many items. You can also work in reverse. Take a handful of items. Have your child count them, then find the number card that matches.

Today we have another optional shape review worksheet.

Faith Formation ~

Sharing on Zoom with Sr. Juanita at 11:00

Juanita Kialkial is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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Take turns to share:

  1. My Mommy takes care of me when __________.
  2. I love my Mommy because __________.

Song: Hail Mary (Echo Song)

Science ~ Today I am attaching a very simple sink and float activity. This will be perfect to do outside on this lovely day.  Have fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 6, 2020 – Wednesday

P3

Literacy ~

Review the letter W.

Review the sound for W ~ /w/

Sing:

W says /w/

W says /w/

Every letter makes a sound

W says /w/

Attached to today’s email is a large, blank W. Help your child cut out the W.

Please have your child decorate the W. Watercolors would be great for this if you have some.

Have your child write their name on the W page.

Story – I Love You, Mommy Duck, by Dawn Richards (link in email)

Math ~

Number writing – (6 worksheet attached  to email)– As always, no pressure here.  Have your child color and count the ladybugs. Then try the 6 writing practice at the bottom of the page.

Perhaps today, you could help your child draw a hopscotch board with sidewalk chalk? Maybe they could help you with number writing? You can modify the game by saying:

-tiptoe to the 5

-hop to the 6

-jump to the 2, etc.

There is an optional shape review worksheet attached to the email today. This incorporates coloring, cutting, reviewing shapes, sorting, organizing, and gluing.

I am also including a short garden counting video, which is included with today’s email.

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.

Trace the beginning letters of each word and color the picture of Mary and Jesus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 5, 2020

P3

Literacy ~

Introduce the letter W.

Talk about the sound for W~ /w/

Watch the W video that is attached to today’s email.

Brainstorm W words. If possible, you write the words and your child can illustrate them.

Music ~ Check out Raffi’s Willoughby Wallaby Woo or Wheels on the Bus

Today’s story is Just For You, by Mercer Mayer.

Math ~ This week, we will work on the number 6. As an introduction, you will find a big 6 attached to today’s email. Have your child cut it out and decorate it.

Today, go out and search for 6’s. Find the following: (or modify)

6 rectangles

6 circles

6 squares

6 diamonds

There is also an optional number worksheet attached to today’s email.

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

Tuesday: Storytelling on Zoom with Sr. Juanita at 11:00

Juanita Kialkial is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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April 30, 2020

P3

Literacy ~

Write your name.

Review the letter V.

Review the sound for V ~ /v/

Today your child will work on the V practice writing page. (attached to email)

You will also find a short V writing introduction video in today’s email.

Fun Music for today:

Raffi’s Baa Baa Black Sheep or Mr. Sun

Today’s story – (link in email) Crazy Day at the Critter Café. This lends itself perfectly to a discussion about how a good fiction story will have a problem. How was this problem resolved?

Math ~ Continue counting items 0-5 and higher. Please model for your child as you go. Move each item as you count it.

Today is a great day to review numbers 0-10 with your number cards, similar to last Thursday. Hold up a card and have your child tell you the number. Then, have them count out that many objects. Begin by focusing on 0-5. Move on to 6-10 only if your child is still engaged. I certainly don’t want to put stress on you or your child.

I am attaching a count and graph worksheet today for those of you who are interested.

Faith Formation ~

Hope to see you at 11:00 for Zoom with Sister!

Song: God Gave Me Hands

God gave me hands to clap, clap, clap

God gave me hands to clap, clap, clap

Clap, clap, clap, Clap, clap, clap.

Thank you God for hands that clap.

  • Eyes to blink
  • Lips to shhhh

Take turns to share: We Care for Each Other

  1. (Mom, Dad, ______) take care of me.
  2. I take care of _________.

Prayer

Show your sheep if you created or colored one or if you have a stuffy sheep. 

Let’s all say “Jesus, thank you for being our shepherd. Amen”+

Song: God Loves Me

Science ~ Today I am attaching a very simple activity of making bubbles. I love the idea of dipping a rigatoni noodle into the solution and blowing through that. Good luck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 29, 2020 – Wednesday

P3

Literacy ~

Review the letter V.

Review the sound for V ~ /v/

Sing

V says /v/

V says /v/

Every letter makes a sound

V says /v/

Attached to today’s email is a large, blank V. Help your child cut out the V.

Please have your child decorate the V.

Have your child write his/her name on the V page.

Story – The Pigeon Wants a Puppy (link in email)

Math ~

Number writing – 5 – This is so tricky. You may want to begin by having your child watch the short video (included in email). Learning to write numbers at this time is optional, so if your child is resisting or seeming frustrated, I would just let it go and allow them to color the page.  It’s really much more important that they begin to recognize the number and become able to count 5 items at this point.

Go outside and play a modified version of your shape game. You draw shapes on the sidewalk, then give your child instructions:

Take 5 huge steps to the oval.

Take 5 hops to the rectangle.

Take 5 tiny steps to the circle.

Etc…

Faith Formation ~

The Good Shepherd or Good Shepherd Hat

Direction: Cut out the shepherd and the two sheep on page 4. Tape your child’s cutout shepherd so it stands; the sheep simply need to be creased on the dotted lines. Help your child print their name on one sheep and the name of a friend or family member on the other sheep. See picture.

Option: 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 28, 2020

P3

Literacy ~

Name writing.  (As always, please refer to your letter formation chart.  Be sure your child is starting her/his letters at the top.) Also, check your child’s grip. The “pinch and flip” method is recommended. If you need help with this, contact me anytime.

Introduce the letter V.

Talk about the sound for V~ /v/

Watch the V video that is attached to today’s email.

Verbally brainstorm words that begin with V.  You can write them down if you’d like. As an option, your child can add illustration.

If you have Spotify (Apple Music or any form of music streaming) check out Raffi’s Five Little Frogs.

I’m sending along two stories today:

Tillie and the Wall

A Big Guy Took My Ball

Math ~ This week, we will work on the number 5. As an introduction, you will find a big 5 attached to today’s email. Your child can decorate it however they choose. As a challenge, perhaps assist your child in cutting it out? (If you don’t have access to a printer, you can draw your own 5 to decorate.)

Go for a walk on this beautiful spring day. Find the following: (or modify)

5 dandelions

5 sticks

5 rocks

5 bugs

5 dogs

There is also an optional number worksheet attached to today’s email.

Faith Formation ~

Song: Two little ears to hear God’s word.

Two little eyes to see God’s love.

Two little hands to work each day.

Alleluia! Hear me pray. Amen.

Story on Zoom with Sr. Juanita: Jesus is Our Shepherd (link in email)

Homework for Thursday Sharing:

  1. Think of people who take care of you?
  2. What or who do you take care of? sibling, pets, plants….

Song: One Family

//God loves you and God loves me

We are all one family.//

Science ~ Pine Cone Bird Feeder

Get a pine cone from your yard or neighborhood and tie a string to the top. Tip: Do this step first, as the pine cones can get sticky and messy.

  • Using a butter knife, have your child spread peanut butter (sun butter – whatever you’ve got) all over the surface of the pine cone.
  • Roll the pine cone through a bowl of birdseed.

Hang the pine cone from a tree in your yard and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 23, 2020

P3

Literacy ~

Write your name.

Review the letter U.

Review the sound for U ~ /u/

Today your child will work on the U practice writing page. It is attached to today’s email or you may already have a hard copy if you were able to pick up your packet at school. Or, of course, you can make your own practice page if these options don’t work.

I am attaching a short U letter formation video to today’s email.

Fun Music for today:

Jim Gill’s Leaky Umbrella is perfect for today!

I’ve included a link to a story in the email today. Talk about setting. Discuss with your child what they can do to take care of our lovely planet.

Math ~ Continue counting items 1-4 and higher. Please model for your child as you go. Move each item as you count it.

Get out your number cards. Hold up a number (1-10) and have your child identify the number and take that many items. Every child is different. No pressure here. For some kids, working with numbers 1-4 will be perfect. For others, work on numbers 1-10. Let your child be your guide.

I am attaching a counting and number identification worksheet today for those of you who are interested.

Faith Formation ~

Song: Easter People (tune Where is Thumbkin)

Alleluia, Alleluia

is our song, is our song

we are Easter people, we are Easter people

sing along, sing along.

Story: The Road to Emmaus (Based on Luke 24: 13 – 35)

Activity: Jesus is with us today.

*Lead prayer before meals.

Bless us O Lord, and these thy gifts 

         which we are about to receive from thy bounty. 

         Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Here is the information for Sister’s zoom storytime.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88937267997?pwd=N1ZyN0Z1bXJJbmROWEs2UWhTZVRNQT09 Meeting ID: 889 3726 7997 Password: 031106

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 22, 2020 – Wednesday

P3

Literacy ~

Review the letter U.

Review the sound for U ~ /u/ -We’ll focus on the short u sound, /u/ for umbrella.

Sing

U says /u/

U says /u/

Every letter makes a sound

U says /u/

Attached to today’s email is a large, blank U. Help your child cut out the U. (The curves might be tricky.)  Next, please have your child decorate the U and write their name on it.

Story – In honor of Earth Day, our attached story (link in email) is about the planet earth.

Math ~

Today we will tackle writing number 4. You will find the 4 practice page attached to today’s email. (Or you can make your own) Remember, no pressure. This is just an introduction. We’ll get serious about number writing next year in Pre-K. This page asks for a lot. I would have your child try the 4 and let them lead. If they’re seeming frustrated, just let them color the page and move on. It’s really much more important that they begin to recognize the number and become able to count 4 items at this point.

There is a short video about the number 4 and counting attached to today’s email.

Go outside (weather permitting) and play your shape movement game. (You draw shapes with chalk and ask your child to:  Jump to the triangle, hop on one foot to the square, skip to the circle, etc.) * Sidewalk chalk is great on wet cement. The colors are much brighter!

Faith Formation ~ Happy Earth Day!

Catholic Social Teaching – Care for Creation

  1. Download the coloring sheet for Earth Day.
  2. Color the globe using green for land and blue for water.
  3. Display it by your window or somewhere outside till the end of this month.

Science ~ Go on an Earth Day scavenger hunt.  You can print the attached scavenger hunt page or make your own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 21, 2020

P3

Literacy ~

Name writing.  (As always, please refer to your letter formation chart.  Be sure your child is starting her/his letters at the top.)

Introduce the letter U.

Talk about the sound for U~ /u/

Watch the U video that is attached to today’s email.

Verbally brainstorm words that begin with U.  You can write them down if you’d like. Perhaps you and your child would like to draw an illustration to go with the words?

Read a book with a U character? Or a U word in the title?

If you have Spotify (Apple Music or any form of music streaming) check out Raffi’s Big Beautiful Planet. It’s perfect for the week of Earth Day.

I’m sending along two stories today.

Knuffle Bunny

The Earth Book

Math ~ This week, we will work on the number 4. As an introduction, you will find a big 4 attached to today’s email. Your child can color this, paint it, collage on it, whatever they choose. As a challenge, perhaps assist your child in cutting it out? (If you don’t have access to a printer, you can draw your own 4.)

Go for a walk. Find the following: (or modify)

4 trees with blossoms

4 flowers

4 sticks

4 rocks

4 bugs

4 dogs

Faith Formation ~ Storytelling on Zoom with Sr. Juanita (the link is in today’s email)

Song: Easter People (tune Where is Thumbkin)

Alleluia, Alleluia

is our song, is our song

we are Easter people, we are Easter people

sing along, sing along.

Story: Who is coming?

There are also 2 optional Faith Formation pages attached to today’s email.

Science ~ Talk about our planet earth today. Brainstorm several things that your family can do to take care of the earth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 9, 2020

P3

Literacy ~

Write your name.

Review the letter T.

Review the sound for T ~ /t/

Today your child will work on the T practice writing page. It is attached to today’s email or you may already have a hard copy if you were able to pick up your packet at school. Or, of course, you can make your own practice page if these options don’t work.

I am attaching a short T letter formation video to today’s email. You may want to have your child watch this before completing the practice page.

Please refer to your letter formation chart. Here are the steps:

Big line down.

Little line across the top. (Be sure this is one solid line starting on the left side rather than two tiny lines coming out from the middle)

Fun Music for today:

Raffi’s The More We Get Together or Brush Your Teeth.  Or, get your child moving with Jim Gill’s The Tempo Marches On or

Silly Dance Contest.

I’ve included a link to a story in the email today. Talk with your child about the problem in the story.

Math ~

Since this is our last class day before Easter, I think it would be fun to revisit Egg Counting and Number Recognition.

Gather 10 plastic eggs (Or substitute any item here if you don’t have eggs)

Practice counting using 1:1 correspondence – (move each egg as you count it)

Did you make number cards to go with this activity last week? If so, please get these out. If not, you can make some by writing numbers 0-10 on index cards, or index card sized papers. Hold up a card. Have your child count out that many eggs. Continue doing this with different numbers.  This will help your child with both number recognition and counting.

Place small items (goldfish, cheerios, etc) in each egg. Have your child choose an egg and count the items inside.

Now, put a number card in each egg. Have your child choose an egg and identify the number inside.

Just for fun, now take the eggs out to the yard for another practice egg hunt.

Faith Formation ~

Triduum blessings! We are now entering into the three most important last days of Jesus’ life on earth called TRIDUUM. It starts on the Last Supper of Jesus and his first friends and ends on Easter. Today you will:

Watch the video: The Easter Story (4:13 mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3UKd6LQKng

2. Ask your child to lead the Prayer Before Meals today:

Bless us O Lord, and these thy gifts which we are about to receive from thy bounty. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 Optional Activity: Tape Resist Easter Cross

https://www.theresourcefulmama.com/tape-resist-easter-cross-craft/

Sometime during these two weeks take a walk. Look for signs of new life and talk with your child about the gift of life. Stay safe and well. God bless you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 8, 2020 – Wednesday

P3

Literacy ~

Review the letter T

Review the sound for T ~ /t/

Sing

T says /t/

T says /t/

Every letter makes a sound

T says /t/

Attached to today’s email is a large, blank T. Have your child cut out the T. This is great cutting practice since the lines are all straight.

Please have your child decorate the T. Some decorating suggestions: Turn your T into a tiger? A tree? Cut out some triangles and have your child glue them onto the T? Draw lines on the T to turn it into a traintrack?

Have your child write his/her name on the T.

Enjoy the Easter story sent with today’s email.

Math ~

Today we will tackle number 3. You will find the 3 practice page in the number packet previously sent home. (Or you can make your own) 3s are tricky, so no pressure. We’ll get serious about number writing next winter in Pre-K.

I’m sending along a little YouTube video about the number 3.

Go outside and play your shape movement game. (You draw shapes with chalk and ask your child to:  Jump to the triangle, hop on one foot to the square, skip to the circle, etc.)

Faith Formation ~

Read the Resurrection Story: Jesus is Risen! (pdf copy and handout attached, you don’t have to print)

Do Activity: Spring is here! (pages 2–3)

Read the title aloud and ask the children to find all the signs of new life that happen
in the spring. Baby birds, flowers, blossoms on the tree, caterpillars and ladybugs, green grass, warm sun, bunnies and baby chicks, and an Easter egg. Invite the children to talk about where they have seen these signs of spring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 7, 2020

P3

Literacy ~

Name writing.  (As always, please refer to your letter formation chart.  Be sure your child is starting her/his letters at the top.)

Introduce the letter T.

Talk about the sound for T~ /t/

Watch the T video that is attached to today’s email.

Verbally brainstorm words that begin with T.  You can write them down if you’d like. Perhaps you and your child would like to draw an illustration to go with the words?

Read a book with a T character? Or a T word in the title?

If you have Spotify (Apple Music or any form of music streaming) check out Raffi’s The More We Get Together or Brush Your Teeth.  Or, get your child moving with Jim Gill’s The Tempo Marches On.

Math ~

Have your child create an egg pattern. You can draw the ovals and your child can color them in, or your child can draw and color them. Create an AB pattern. For example, green-yellow, green-yellow, green-yellow. Wanting to do more? Talk about AAB patterns – pink-pink-blue, pink-pink-blue, etc… Do you have sidewalk chalk? Create some egg patterns outside on the sidewalk.

Shape Scavenger Hunt – Get a piece of thick paper, (an old cereal box or something from recycle?) and cut out shapes: Square, triangle, rectangle, circle, oval, diamond, (add more if you’d like). Put them in a paper bag. Go outside (or of course, you can do this indoors). Have your child pull a shape out of the bag and try to find it.  You could take a picture of the item found? Draw the item? Etc.

Faith Formation ~

This Holy Week if possible, create a prayer corner at home if you don’t have one already. You might place a candle on the table, or set a cross in front of you. Invite your child to join you in quietly preparing for prayer.

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

Today I pray for _____________ that he/she/they will feel better. In Jesus name. Amen.

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

Science ~

Baking Soda & Vinegar Volcano

Use baking soda and vinegar to create an awesome chemical reaction! Watch as it rapidly fizzes over the container and make sure you’ve got some towels ready to clean up.

What you’ll need:

  • Baking Soda (make sure it’s not baking powder)
  • Vinegar
  • A container to hold everything and avoid a big mess!
  • Paper towels or a cloth (just in case)

Instructions:

  1. Place some of the baking soda into your container.
  2. Pour in some of the vinegar
  3. Watch as the reaction takes place!
  4. If you want to get creative, you and your child can make a container to look like a real volcano. Perhaps playdoh around a cup? Or, I’ve seen this done in a hollowed out apple.

What’s happening?

The baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is a base while the vinegar (acetic acid) is an acid. When they react together they form carbonic acid which is very unstable, it instantly breaks apart into water and carbon dioxide, which creates all the fizzing as it escapes the solution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 2, 2020

P3

Literacy ~

Write your name.

Review the letter S.

Review the sound for S ~ /s/

Today your child will work on the S practice writing page. I am attaching it to the email, or if you were able to swing by school and get your items, you’ve already got a hard copy. (If you don’t have access to a printer, no worries – just create your own practice page on a blank piece of paper.)

*Just a reminder that everyone is at a different place developmentally. Your child may find this enjoyable, or a challenge. I definitely don’t want to put any pressure on the children during this time. I’d say, as with all of this, let them guide you. We will get serious about letter writing in Pre-K next year, so this is just an introduction.

On the scanned S, the copy is light. You may need to write an S for your child to trace.

The letter S is tricky! It’s actually one of the last letters introduced in Pre-K, so no worries at all if it feels difficult for your child.

Here’s another Jim Gill song for today: Silly Dance Contest. Kids love it!

I’ve included a link to a story in the email today. Talk with your child about the characters in the story.

Math ~

Review Shapes.

Do you have CandyLand at home? Play this game with your child. Talk about shapes as you go. The cards are rectangles. The color blocks on the cards are squares. There are some circles on the board, etc.

Egg Counting and Number Recognition

Do you have some plastic Easter eggs at home?

Gather 10 plastic eggs (Don’t have eggs? That’s okay, use Legos, blocks, rocks, anything)

Practice counting using 1:1 correspondence – (move each egg as you count it)

Again, everyone is at a different place. Perhaps start with 4? Make some number cards. Hold up the 3 card. Have your child get 3 eggs. Continue with different numbers.

Now, go out in the yard and have a practice egg hunt (thanks to Donovan for this idea!)

Faith Formation ~

Begin with an opening prayer.

Talk about Palm Sunday.

Sister has sent along a little YouTube video, A Praise Parade for your child, which I am attaching to today’s email.

Sing a version of “If You’re Happy and You Know It,” shouting the last word of each line.  Perhaps do this outside? Wave a leaf or branch?

If you’re happy and you know it, shout, “Hello!”

If you’re happy and you know it, shout, “Hello!”

If you’re happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it.

If you’re happy and you know it, shout, “Hello!”

Continue with the following verses:

If you’re happy and you know it, shout, “Hosanna!”

If you’re happy and you know it, shout, “Welcome, Jesus!”

Say: Thank you, Jesus for your love. Amen.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 1, 2020

P3

Literacy ~

Review the letter S

Review the sound for S ~ /s/

Sing

S says /s/

S says /s/

Every letter makes a sound

S says /s/

Attached to today’s email is a large, blank S. Please have your child decorate the S. Some decorating suggestions: turn it into a snake by adding eyes, a tongue and some designs, or glue on sequins? Sparkles? Stars? Anything!

As an extra challenge, you may ask your child to cut out the S? No pressure here. Some kids will enjoy this and others will benefit from practicing cutting on straight lines.

Have your child write his/her name  on the S.

Listen to today’s story that has been sent along with the email. Talk about the characters. How did Elephant feel at different times throughout the story?

If you have access to Spotify, (or similar) check out this song which is perfect for today!

Jim Gill – Silly When you Stop – a very silly song that your child is sure to enjoy!

Math ~

Review squares vs. rectangles. Talk about circles vs. ovals. Find some items around the house or yard that are circles. Find some ovals.

Do you have sidewalk chalk? If so, draw some shapes out on the sidewalk. Have your child hop to the square, skip to the circle, sit on the oval, etc…

Today we will tackle number 2. Again, no pressure here. Just have your child give it a go and as always, “just do your best”. This is in the packet that was distributed at school, or I also emailed it to you. If you don’t have it and would like it, just let me know and I’m happy to resend. Of course, you don’t actually need to print the pages. You can guide your child with a blank piece of paper just as well.   And remember, we don’t normally introduce number writing in P3, so your child will officially learn this next year. This is an introduction for you to choose if you would like. (and 2s are tricky!)

Shape snacks – Maybe today, your child could have a sandwich for lunch, cut into triangles?

Faith Formation ~

Begin today’s lesson with a prayer of thanksgiving:

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

Thank you Jesus for _____________________________________.

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

Download the SEEDS pamphlet which is attached to today’s email. No need to print it. Just show your child the picture on the cover for discussion.

Ask: What do you see in the cover picture? A man is riding a donkey. That man is Jesus. A child offers the man a flower. Other people are waving branches from palm trees. Everyone looks very happy. The sky is blue; it looks warm and pleasant.

Now tell them the Gospel for this Sunday:

One Sunday, Jesus stopped outside the city of Jerusalem. He asked two disciples to bring him a donkey and her colt. Jesus’ friends put their cloaks over the animals. Jesus rode the donkey into the city of Jerusalem. People came out to welcome him and shouted: “Hosanna! Hosanna, Jesus!”

People put their cloaks on the road. Others cut branches from the trees and put them on the road too. They shouted: “Hosanna! Hosanna, Jesus! You come in God’s name.”

Say: Thank you, Jesus for your love. Amen.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31, 2020

P3

Literacy ~

Name writing.  (As always, please refer to your letter formation chart.  Be sure your child is starting her/his letters at the top.)

Introduce the letter S

Talk about the sound for S ~ /s/

Watch the S video that is attached to today’s email.

Verbally brainstorm words that begin with S.

Read a book with an S character? Or an S word in the title?

If you have Spotify (Apple Music or any form of music streaming) check out Jim Gill’s song, Silly Dance Contest. It’s a fun one!

Math ~

This week, we’ll review shapes.

Go over the following shapes with your child: circle, square, rectangle, triangle, diamond, heart, oval,

You say the name of the shape and have your child point to it.

Now, you point and have your child say the name of the shape.

Play the “Which Shape is Missing?” game from last week. (cover 3 or 4 cut out shapes with a towel, remove a shape and have your child figure out which one is missing)

Do you have some blocks at home? Paint?  If so, have your child make shape prints by dipping the block into the paint and stamping it onto a piece of paper

Faith Formation ~

This coming Sunday is Palm/Passion Sunday. It celebrates Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem. It begins the most solemn week of the Church year.

Prayer: Ask your child what she/he is thankful to Jesus for.

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

Thank you Jesus for _____________________________________.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 26, 2020

P3

Literacy ~

Write your name.

Review the letter R

Review the sound for R ~ /r/

Sing (tune – 3 Blind Mice)

R says /r/

R says /r/

Every letter makes a sound

R says /r/

Today your child will work on the R practice writing page. I am attaching it to the email, or if you were able to swing by school and get your items, you’ve already got a hard copy. Normally, we wouldn’t do this at this point, so please let you child be the guide. If it’s causing stress, I would suggest just letting it go. We’ll really get to work on letter writing in Pre-K next year. Also, R is a pretty tricky letter. Please refer to the alphabet chart for correct letter formation. Be sure your child starts his/her letters at the top.

I’ve included a story in the video today (YouTube link). Talk with your child about the characters in the story.

Math ~

Shape Memory – Repeat the activity from Tuesday:

Put three shapes on a tray, (you can cut these out beforehand) cover them with a cloth, and take one away. Uncover it and have your child guess which shape is missing. Continue doing this with different shapes.

Review rectangles and squares. Today, discuss circles and triangles. Go around the house or yard on a circle vs. triangle hunt. For a challenge, you could even set up a graph on a tablet or clipboard and record how many of each you find. Which did you find more of?

Circle Snack – Cut a piece of bread into a circle. Have your child spread peanut butter or cream cheese on it.

Shape Collage – Pre-cut shapes for your child and have him/her glue them onto a paper. Be sure to be using the names of the shapes while working on this.

Faith Formation ~

P3 Jesus has friends

Open with Preschool Prayer: + God in Heaven, hear my prayer. Keep me in thy loving care. Be my guide in all I do. Bless all those who love me too. Amen.+

Stretch and Sing: If You’re Happy and You Know It

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands. (clap, clap)

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands. (clap, clap)

If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it. If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands. (clap, clap)

  • If you’re sad and you know it, start to cry (boo hoo)
  • If you’re mad and you know it, stomp your feet (stomp)
  • If you’re sill and you know it, start to laugh (haha)

Gospel: https://www.pflaumweeklies.com/weekly-videos/#1584540786868-cfb09a6c-5ee6

Activity: Review the details of the story by talking about the feelings of Mary, Martha, Lazarus and Jesus. Ask your child to show feelings on their faces.  – happy feelings of sharing friendship, worry when Lazarus got sick, sadness when he died, happiness when Jesus reunited them all again.

Young children learn about friendship from parents, siblings, playmates, teachers, and classmates. Friendship involves caring, helping, communicating, and sharing experiences. Remind your child that Jesus had friends whom he cared for, and Jesus’ friends cared for him. Talk to your child about friendship and caring.

Closing Prayer: + Dear God, thank you for sending Jesus to share our lives. He was sad and worried sometimes. He was happy too.  He has friends who loved him, just as we do. Thank you our family and friends. Amen.+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 25, 2020

P3

Literacy ~

Name writing. Please refer to your letter formation chart.

Review the letter R

Review the sound for R ~ /r/

Sing (tune – 3 Blind Mice)

R says /r/

R says /r/

Every letter makes a sound

R says /r/

Attached to today’s email is a large, blank R. Please have your child decorate the R. Perhaps they want to color it as a rainbow? Glue on pieces of ribbon?  Or just decorate it however he/she would like.

As an extra challenge, you may ask your child to cut out the R? The curve will be tricky, so you may need to help here, but the straight lines would be great cutting practice.

Read and discuss a fiction story –  Maybe you can find one with a character whose name begins with R?  Or perhaps R is in the title?  Ask, “My favorite character was ________________ because________________.  Who was your favorite character? Why”

If you have access to Spotify, (or similar) check out this song which is perfect for today!

Raffi – Robin in the Rain

Math ~

R is for Rectangle – Discuss the shape. 2 long sides, 2 short sides, 4 sides altogether.  Compare to a square.  Have your child color some (pre-drawn) red rectangles and squares.

Walk around the block.  “How many doors can you find? What shape are doors?”

Many of you were able to pick up your packets from school this week. If so, let’s tackle the 1 page today. Have your child identify and trace the number 1 with crayon. You can do “Rainbow Tracing”, by having your child trace it over and over with different colors to get the most out of the page. If you don’t have the packet, please print the one page from the attached packet.

Shape snacks – Find some square food items – Chex? Life Cereal? And some circle foods – Cheerios?  Have your child sort them by shape and then make a pattern with them.

Faith Formation ~

Our Weekly Lesson will be posted on Thursdays, but for now:

Daily prayer

Continue to discuss “warm fuzzies” during lent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 24, 2020

P3

Literacy ~

Name writing.  As always, please refer to you letter formation chart. It’s better to take a bit more time now to learn each letter correctly. Don’t hesistate to contact me if your child is struggling with this.

Introduce the letter R

Talk about the sound for R ~ /r/

Sing our R song:

R says /r/

R says /r/

Every letter makes a sound

R says /r/

Brainstorm words that begin with R

Listen to our Pete the Cat story that I sent via YouTube today. We’ve talked about how a good fiction story has a problem. Ask your child, “What was the problem in this story? How was it resolved?”

Math ~

This week, we’ll focus on shapes.

Get a white board or paper and draw and review:

Square, rectangle, circle, oval, triangle, diamond, star, heart

Put three shapes on a tray, (you can cut these out beforehand) cover them with a cloth, and take one away. Uncover it and have your child guess which shape is missing. Continue doing this with different shapes.

go for a out in the yard for a shape walk.   Help your child find:

5 rectangles

5 circles

5 squares

Faith Formation ~

Our Weekly Lesson will be posted on Thursdays, but for now:

~daily prayer

~ask your child to give at least 5 warm fuzzies today

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, March 19

Literacy ~

Write your name.

Review the letter Q

Review the sound for Q ~ /kw/

Sing (tune – 3 Blind Mice)

Q says /kw/

Q says /kw/

Every letter makes a sound

Q says /kw/

Attached to today’s email is a Q practice page.  Two things you should know. First, we haven’t done worksheets like this in the past, so this is new. No pressure for sure. This will be great fun for some children, and for others, it will be a struggle.  I would say let your child be your guide in how much of this to do. Secondly, the scan didn’t come out quiet as dark as I would have hoped. Maybe really lightly write a Q starting at the arrow? Some kids won’t need this, others will. If you don’t have access to a printer, that’s okay. You can just make your own version of this.

Read and discuss a fiction story – Discuss the characters with your child. Who was his/her favorite character? Why?

Math ~

Outdoor patterns – Lets try AAB today. For example:

Pinecone – pinecone – pebble, pinecone – pinecone – pebble

go for a walk and find:

10 signs of spring

Faith Formation ~

Our Weekly Lesson is attached to today’s email.

Jesus Heals a Blind Man

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 18

Literacy ~

Write your name. Please refer to your letter formation chart.

This is a good opportunity to just work on one letter at a time, in order to guide your child in learning correct letter formation.

Review the letter Q

Review the sound for Q ~ /kw/

Sing (tune – 3 Blind Mice)

Q says /kw/

Q says /kw/

Every letter makes a sound

Q says /kw/

Attached to today’s email is a large, blank Q. Please have your child do quarter rubbings on this Q. (peel a crayon’s paper off, put the quarter under the Q, (you may want to tape the quarter to a tablew) have your child rub the crayon sideways over it to get quarters)

Read and discuss a fiction story – talk about your favorite character

Check out TumbleBooks, which you can find on the SPL website. If you have a library card, you have access to many wonderful books.

Math ~

Create AB patterns with items outside – for example, woodchip – rock, woodchip – rock etc.

go for a walk and find:

5 yellow flowers

5 pink flowers

3 blue (any color) cars

Faith Formation ~

Our Weekly Lesson will be posted on Thursdays, but for now:

daily prayer

continue to discuss “warm fuzzies” during lent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, March 17

Dear P3 Families,

Today we begin our online learning. Please bear with me as I make modifications going forward. For now, my hope is to keep things as familiar as possible. Please feel free to contact me with feedback as to how this is going, suggestions, etc.

I’ll be emailing our daily plans out each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning.

Remember that I’m available to you each day. Just send me an email anytime. And don’t forget about the FaceTime offer. Just email me and we can set up a time.

I am seeing lots of online resources.  My hope is that our children won’t spend too much of the days on electronic devices. But I’m going to send one, a free Scholastic link, which has some simple books along with follow up activities for you to enjoy with your child.

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Do you have access to Spotify or Apple Music? If so, I am sure that your child would love to sing and dance to some of our favorite songs by Jim Gill.

Thank you for your patience during this time. I miss your children very much and am sad that we are not together right now.

Love to all!

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March 17, 2020

Literacy ~

Write your name. Please refer to your letter formation chart.

This is a good opportunity to just work on one letter at a time, in order to guide your child in learning correct letter formation.

Introduce the letter Q

Talk about the sound for Q ~ /kw/

Verbally brainstorm words that begin with Q

read and discuss a fiction story – talk about your favorite character

Math ~

create AB patterns with items around the house – for example, goldfish – cheerio – goldfish – cheerio etc.

go for a walk and find:

10 daffodils

10 rocks

3 red (any color) cars

Faith Formation ~

Talk about St. Patrick. Show your child Ireland on a map or globe.

Here is the Weekly Plan from Sister Juanita:

P3 – March 22, 2020 – 4th Sunday of Lent: The Man Born Blind

Parents may choose the following:

Read Gospel Story: John 9:1–41 

Audio: https://www.biblegateway.com/resources/audio/

Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak7RrKjXWlI

In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus opens the eyes of a man blind from birth. It is the man born blind who sees Jesus for who he really is. The man’s neighbors, parents, and teachers have sight but are blind to who Jesus is. In many parishes, those preparing for Baptism receive the Creed this week, and many of this week’s lessons help young people know the Creed. 

Exploring the Gospel Message

Young children are proud of their ability to recognize objects and call them by name. Ask your child to name different colors and shapes in your house. Teaching them the names of the different flowers, birds, and animals around them is a concrete way to help children see the wonders of God’s Creation. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 13, 2020

Dear P3 families,

During the closure, lessons will be emailed to you on each class day.

Contact me anytime!

Hugs to all,

Tauna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 10, 2020

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy – This week’s letter is the letter: P

*Please bring a P item to school on Wednesday.

Faith Formation – We will talk about Lent and how during this time, we will be working extra hard to be loving and kind to family and friends. We have a cross posted in the classroom, so when someone gives or receives a “warm fuzzy”, they can honor it with a sticker.

Math – more patterning and counting practice. Please continue working with your child to identify and count up to 10 objects.

ABC Music & Me – We will continue with the theme of Out and About.

SNACK SCHEDULE –                                                                                              

3/10 -Violette                       3/17 – William S.

3/11 – Vivienne                     3/18 – Abby

3/12 – William H.                  3/19 – Annalise

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 3, 2020

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy – This week’s letter is the letter: O

Our songs and stories will focus on the letter O. Please have your child bring in an O item for sharing on Wednesday.

Faith Formation – Children will listen to a story about Jesus’ Transfiguration. They will also recognize that they change and grow

ABC Music & Me – Out and About

Math – We will review patterning and create our own patterns of two colors.

SNACK SCHEDULE –                                                                                              

3/3 –    Olive                          3/10 – Violette

3/4-    Talon                           3/11 – Vivienne

3/5 –   Victoria                      3/12 – William H.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 February 25, 2020

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy – This week’s letter is the letter NOur songs and stories will focus on the letter N.

Please bring your N item on Wednesday.

We will also celebrate Dr. Seuss this week, as his birthday is March 2. We will enjoy his books throughout the week.

Math – Counting and Number Recognition.

Faith Formation We will talk about Ash Wednesday and Lent season. Children will learn about Jesus making good choices in the desert and how we follow him by making good choices during this Lenten season.

ABC Music & Me – We will complete Animals-A-Dancin

SNACK SCHEDULE –                                                                                               

2/25 – Laura              3/3 –  Olive

2/26 – Melina                        3/4 – Talon

2/27 – Jackson         3/5 – Victoria

Preschool Summer Camps – This year, we will offer two summer preschool summer camps.  These will be for children ages 4 and 5, entering Pre-K or kindergarten in the fall. Sara and I will be teaching and would love to have your children join us.

Session #1 – June 15 – 19, 9:00-1:00

Session #2 – June 22 – 26, 9:00-1:00

Sign ups will be posted in the eFC either this week or next week. The eFC comes out at 11:00 on Thursdays and sign ups will be first come, first served.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 19, 2020

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy–This week’s letter is the letter M.

Our songs, stories and poems with focus on the letter M.  Please have your child bring his/her M item on Wednesday.

Math– We will continue to work on counting and number recognition.

Faith Formation– Children will learn about the Golden Rule: Treat others the way you want to be treated. Ask your child to share the booklet the class made and talk about how the Golden Rule helps us all be good friends.

ABC Music & Me –Animals-a-Dancin

SNACK SCHEDULE –                                                                                              

2/18 –  No School                        2/25 – Laura

2/19 –    Jackson              2/26 – Melina

2/20 –    John                  2/27 – Mitch

UPCOMING EVENTS 

Preschool Summer Camps – This year, we will offer two summer preschool summer camps.  These will be for children ages 4 and 5, entering Pre-K or kindergarten in the fall. Sara and I will be teaching and would love to have your children join us.  Sign ups will be coming out soon, but for now, here are the dates:

Session #1 – June 15 – 19, 9:00-1:00

Session #2 – June 22 – 26, 9:00-1:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 11, 2020

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy – This week’s letter is the letter L.

Our songs, stories and poems with focus on the letter L.  Please have your child bring his/her L item on Wednesday.

On Thursday, we will celebrate Valentine’s Day. Your child may bring his/her valentines in on Wednesday or Thursday and distribute them into the valentine bags in the back classroom upon arrival at school.

Math – We will continue to work on counting and number recognition.

Faith Formation – Children  will  learn that Jesus’ rule is to love one  another. They will recognize rules they follow.

ABC Music & Me –Animals-a-Dancin

SNACK SCHEDULE –                                                                                              

2/11 – Brooklyn            2/18 – No School

2/12 – Calvin                2/19 – Lewis

2/13 – Donovan            2/20 – John

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, February 13 – Valentine Party – 10:40 – All are welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 4, 2020

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

Literacy – This week’s letter is the letter: K

*Please bring your K item on Wednesday!

Our songs, stories, and poems will focus on the letter K and Valentine’s Day.

Math –  Continue work on number recognition and counting with 1:1 correspondence.

Faith Formation – This week children will explore how they shine in their worlds and make a difference to others.

ABC Music & Me –Animals-a-Dancing

SNACK SCHEDULE –                                                                                              

2/4 –   Abby                           2/11 – Brooklyn

2/5 – Annalise                       2/12 – Calvin

2/6 –   Blake                           2/13 – Donovan

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, February 13th at 10:40 a.m. – Valentine’s Day Party! Parents are welcome to stop in to help your child go through their valentines and enjoy a cupcake.  Please help your child distribute their valentines into the appropriate bag in the Rainbow Room when you arrive at preschool that morning.  Thank you to Kelly and Britnie for helping out with the party!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 28, 2020

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

Literacy – This week’s letter is the letter J.  Please have your child bring a J item on Wednesday.                                             

Our songs, stories, and poems will focus on the letter J and Groundhog Day.

Math – Match My Number – The children make a set of objects to match the number given.

Faith Formation – Children will listen to a story about Jesus presented in the Temple. They will be able to  name the members of the Holy Family: Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

ABC Music & Me –  Final week of our Carnival unit

SNACK SCHEDULE                                                                                              

1/28 –             Vivienne                     2/4 – Abby

1/29 –             William H.                  2/5 – Annalise

1/30 –             William S.                  2/6 – Blake

UPCOMING EVENTS

Valentine’s Day is coming up quickly!!  We will be decorating special valentine bags in class to hold all of our valentines.  On the morning of February 13th, please send in a card for each student in class. They may be labeled with each child’s name (or not).  (If labeled, it’s more challenging for the kids to find each person’s box/bag.)   We have a total of 18 children in our class.  Our party will begin at 10:40.  Parents are welcome to join us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 21, 2020

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

Literacy – This week’s letter is the letter I. Please send in your I item on Wednesday.                                                

Our songs, stories, and poems will focus on weather and the letter I.

Math – Match My Number – We will continue to work on number identification and counting objects.

Faith Formation – Children will recognize the Third Person of the Holy Trinity, the Holy Spirit in our gospel story from Matthew 3: 13 – 17. They will also name the Three Persons of the Holy Trinity through the Sign of the Cross prayer. They will also learn that Jesus lived a human life like us.

ABC Music & Me – We will continue our Carnival unit this week.

SNACK SCHEDULE

1/21 – Talon              1/28 – Vivienne

1/22 –  Victoria          1/29 – William H.

1/23 –  Violette          1/30 – William S.

Valentine Party – We will have a very simple Valentine party on 2/13.  This will include decorating and eating a cupcake and exchanging valentines. Please have your child bring one valentine for each child. We have 18 students in our class.  (Please don’t address who each Valentine is to, just from…)

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 14, 2020

Now that we are getting back into the groove of school after break, we will begin name writing with morning sign in. You will find a letter formation page in your child’s filer. Please take the extra time to work with your child to form each letter correctly.  We teach letters starting at the top.  At this point, please don’t feel any pressure.  If you child writes just a line, or a letter, or his or her whole name, it’s fine!   When you arrive at school, please complete all regular morning tasks, then stop by a table and find your child’s name to begin signing in. Please see me if you have any questions.

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

Literacy – This week’s letter is the letter: H

Our stories, songs and poems will focus on the letter H and weather.

Please have your child bring his/her H show and tell item on Wednesday.

Math – The children will work to match items to a given number.  They will focus on number recognition and counting with 1:1 correspondence.

Faith Formation Children will recognize the Third Person of the Holy Trinity, the Holy Spirit in our gospel story from Matthew 3: 13 – 17. They will also name the Three Persons of the Holy Trinity through the Sign of the Cross prayer. They will also learn that Jesus lived a human life like us.

ABC Music & Me – Carnival of Music.  We will continue to sing and dance to songs focusing on the carnival.

SNACK SCHEDULE                                                                                             

1/14 – Melina             1/21 – Talon

1/15 – Mitch              1/22 – Victoria

1/16 – Olive               1/23 – Violette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 7, 2020

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

Literacy–Our letter of the week is G.  Our songs, stories, and poems will focus on the letter G. Please think of a G item with your child for sharing on Wednesday.     

Math – We will review shapes and begin to create and process graphs.  

Faith Formation – Children will listen to stories about Jesus as we discuss about Epiphany and Baptism of Jesus.

ABC Music & Me – Laugh & Learn: Unit 5 – Carnival of Music (Lesson 1 & 2)

SNACK SCHEDULE                                                                                             

1/7 –   Jackson               1/14 – Melina

1/8 –   John                    1/15 – Mitch

1/9 –   Laura                   1/16 – Olive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 17, 2019

CLASSOOM ACTIVITIES

We will be busy this week!  On Tuesday, we will rehearse for the show up at the big school after we perform for the parish seniors at their Christmas party (see below). Later on Tuesday, the 2nd graders will come down to read Christmas stories to the children. This is always a very special event. On Wednesday, we will have our holiday party, with many thanks to Kelly and Britnie!! Then, on Thursday, we will have our Hotwire cocoa and cookie field trip, with many thanks to the Hart family! What a week!

Our literacy and math will be related to Christmas.

Our Christmas show will take place this Tuesday evening.  Please have your child to school, dressed in his or her holiday clothing, by 6:20.  (Classroom 1A – straight down the hall from the main office.)

Caroling – On Tuesday morning, we will walk up to the Parish Center to sing our Christmas songs to the seniors.

SNACK SCHEDULE

12/17 – Brooklyn

12/18 – Calvin

12/19 – Donovan

EXTRA NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, 12/17 – P3 and Pre-K Holiday Show

Wednesday 12/18 – Snowman cookie decorating party at 10:40.  So many thanks to Kelly and Britnie, for planning and preparing this special event!

Thursday, 12/19 – Hotwire Field trip! 10:10 am – Thank you Hart Family!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 10, 2019

CLASSOOM ACTIVITIES

Literacy–Our Letter of the Week is F.  Please have your child bring an F item on Wednesday.

Our stories, songs, and poems will focus on Christmas.

Music – Christmas songs – we will spend quite a bit of time practicing for the show this week. (These cuties are going to be just adorable in the performance next week!)

Math – We will continue to work on counting and patterning.

Faith Formation – Children will learn to tell the Christmas story. They will learn about Mary and Joseph’s long trip to Bethlehem.

SNACK SCHEDULE 

12/10 – Abby

12/11 – Annalise

12/12 – Blake

 

12/17 – Brooklyn

12/18 – Calvin

12/19 – Donovan

EXTRA NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, 12/17 – P3 and Pre-K Holiday Show. Please arrive to the Big School by 6:20 (classroom 1A – enter the main school doors and walk straight down the hall)

Tuesday, 12/17 – Our P3 children will sing for our Parish Senior Group at 8:45. Feel free to join us!

Wednesday, 12/18 – Holiday cookie decorating (and eating) event! Thank you to Kelly and Britnie for planning and preparing this special event!

Thursday, 12/19 – Last day of preschool before Christmas.

Thursday, 12/19 – Hotwire Cocoa and Cookie Event – 10:10 – 10:45 – We will walk to Hotwire and enjoy some cocoa and a cookie.  So many thanks to William’s H’s family for treating us to this special event!  Please return your permission waiver ASAP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 3, 2019

CLASSOOM ACTIVITIES

Letter of the Week – E – Please have your child bring in an E item on Wednesday.

Our songs, stories, and poems will focus on the letter E and Christmas.

We will spend much of our week preparing for our show and working on some special holiday projects.

Faith Formation – We will discuss Advent. We will talk about the Advent wreath devotion as part of getting ready for Jesus’ birthday. Children will recognize ways we prepare for Christmas at home and at church.

Music – We will be practicing our songs for the Christmas show.

SNACK SCHEDULE

12/3 – Vivienne               12/10 – Abby

12/4 – William H.            12/11 – Annalise

12/5 – William S.            12/12 – Blake

CALENDAR AT-A-GLANCE

Tuesday, 12/17 – PRESCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM  – 6:30 pm

Wednesday, 12/18 – Snowman Cookie decorating party – 10:40

Thursday, 12/19 – Cocoa and Cookies at Hotwire!  Thank you to William H.’s family for hosting this fun event!!

Thursday, 12/19 – Last day of class before winter break

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 19, 2019

CLASSOOM ACTIVITIES

Literacy–This week’s letter is the letter: D

Please have your child bring a D item to share on Wednesday.

Our songs, poems, and stories will focus on the letter D and Thanksgiving.

Faith Formation – This coming Sunday, Nov. 24th is “Christ the King Sunday.” Children will recognize and celebrate Jesus as our leader and king of love

Math – We will be counting and sorting.

SNACK SCHEDULE

11/19 – Talon                           12/3 – Vivienne

11/20 – Victoria                       12/4 – William H.

11/21 – Olive                                    12/5 – William S.

CALENDAR AT-A-GLANCE

Tuesday, 12/17 – PRESCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM from 6:15pm-7:30pm –Actual show begins at 6:30

Thursday, 12/19 – Last day of school before the Christmas break.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 12, 2019

Dear Families,

CLASSOOM ACTIVITIES

Literacy–This week’s letter is the letter: C

Please have your child bring a C item on Wednesday.

Our songs, stories, and poems will focus on the letter C and Thanksgiving.

Math – Sorting and counting.

Faith Formation – As we look forward to Thanksgiving, we will talk about all the good gifts God gives, especially the sun, the soil, and the seeds that grow the food we eat. Children will take home a “Prayer Before Meals” craft that they created in class.

ABC Music & Me – Let’s Play

SNACK SCHEDULE –

11/12 – Melina                          11/19 – Talon

11/13 – Mitch                           11/20 – Victoria

11/14 – Olive                                    11/21 – Violette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 5, 2019

Many thanks to Mitch’s mom, Kelly, and Blake’s mom, Britnie for the lovely Halloween party that they planned and hosted for the children. Thank you also for the very generous goodie buckets. What a treat!

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy– Our poems, songs, and stories will focus on the letter B.

This week’s letter is the letter: B

Sharing – Please have your child bring an item that begins with B on Wednesday. Just one item per child, please. J

Faith Formation– Children will learn that God made everything and loves everything. They will share some ways God shows care for the whole world, and how we can take care of things and of people. Your child will create a visual reminder of God’s love for your family to enjoy.

Math – Counting Bugs

ABC Music & Me – Laugh & Learn: Unit 3 – Let’s Play

SNACK SCHEDULE –

11/5 – Jackson                                        11/12 – Melina

11/6 – John                                             11/13 – Mitch

11/7 – Laura                                            11/14 – Olive

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 29, 2019

Thank you to everyone who brought cookies for the firefighters and/or helped chaperone on Tuesday. The kids loved the visit!

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy – This is an exciting week as we will begin our Letter Work.  The children will be exposed to each letter and sound in alphabetical order over the course of the year.

Letter of the week – A

Sharing – Please have your child bring an A item to share with the class on Wednesday.  This item will be displayed on our Letter Sharing Table and sent home at the end of the day.

Our songs, stories, and poems will focus on the letter A.

Faith Formation – We will talk about Saints. Children will learn about  All Saints and All Souls Day celebration.

We are also hoping that the fourth graders will visit us in their saint costumes on Friday, and tell us a bit about the saints that they have been learning about.

Math – We will continue to focus on counting and number identification

ABC Music & Me – Laugh & Learn: Unit 3 – Let’s Play

SNACK SCHEDULE –

10/29 – Brooklyn             11/5 –  Jackson

10/30 – Calvin                 11/6 –  John

10/31 – Donovan              11/7 –  Laura

Halloween Party – Thursday, 10/31 at 10:40.  Your children are welcome to wear costumes to school.  Thank you to Kelly and Britnie, for coordinating our party!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 22, 2019

Dear Families,

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy TimeOur songs, poems, and stories will focus on Fire Safety and of course, Halloween!

Faith Formation – Children will learn that all people are important in the story about two people who went to the Temple to pray. They will be introduced to the Golden Rule.

Math – We will focus on counting up to ten items with an emphasis on 1:1 correspondence.

Fire Truck Visit– The Seattle Fire Department will be visiting our class on Tuesday, 10/22 at 10 a.m.  They will give a brief presentation in the classroom and then we will be able to tour the engine.  Thank you to everyone who signed up to bring cookies and/or to join us on the 22nd.  Let’s wear our red HRS t-shirts for this special event!

Halloween Party – Our party will be on Thursday, 10/31 at 10:40. Feel free to join us.  Many thanks to our room moms, Kelly (Mitch) and Britnie (Blake)  for organizing! Children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes to school on this day, if they would like.

SNACK SCHEDULE –

10/22 – Abby                           10/29 – Brooklyn

10/23 – Annalise                      10/30 – Calvin

10/24 – Blake                          10/31 – Donovan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 15, 2019

You will find a Handwriting Without Tears letter formation page in your child’s filer.  Please use this as a reference when working on letter formation at home. I do encourage you to begin to work with your child to learn to write his/her name. Feel free to catch me after class if you’d like some guidance with this.

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy TimeOur songs, poems, and stories will focus on fire safety and of course, Halloween!

Conflict Management – Asking for What You Need or Want

ABC Music & Me – Laugh & Learn: Unit 2 – Home Sweet Home

 Math – Our focus on opposites will be included in our math lessons this week.  We will work to sort items into two groups while continuing to count and identify colors and shapes.

Faith Formation– This week our lesson will focus on PETITION prayer.  Children will be introduced to the Five Finger Prayer. They will participate in a petition prayer.

SNACK SCHEDULE –

10/15 – Vivienne                       10/22 – Abby

10/16 – William H.                    10/23 – Annalise

10/17 – William S.                    10/24 – Victoria

Extra News and Upcoming Events –

Fire Truck Visit – A fire engine and crew will be visiting our class on Tuesday morning, October 22 at 10:00 (unless they have a fire emergency, in which case we will reschedule) Please join us if you are able! There is a sign up sheet in the foyer (Safe Environment Training must be completed).

Thursday, October 31 – Classroom Halloween Partyat 10:40 – Your child may wear his/ her costume to school that day if he/she would like.   Thank you to Mitch’s mom, Kelly, for organizing this event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 8, 2019

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy–Our songs, stories, and poems this week will focus on Fall (more on fire safety next week, as it’s closer to our fire fighter visit)

Faith Formation – This week, children will listen to the story of Jesus about the Ten Lepers. They will be able to identify action for which they can say thank you.

ABC Music & Me – Our songs are rhythm activities will focus on Home Sweet Home.

Math – We will continue to work on number recognition, counting, and shapes.

SNACK SCHEDULE –

10/ 8 – Talon                           10/15 – Vivienne

10/9 – Victoria                        10/16 – William H.

10/10 – Violet                         10/17 – William S.

LIBRARY – Please return books any day before Thursday of each week.

Extra News and Upcoming Events

Friday, 10/11 – No School – Archdiocesan Teacher Inservice Day

Tuesday, 10/22 at 10:00am – Visit from the Seattle Fire Department

Thursday, 10/31 –Halloween Party – 10:40 (more info to come soon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 1, 2019

October is Fire Safety Month. Throughout the month, we will learn about Fire Safety.   On Tuesday, October 22, a crew from the Seattle Fire Department will come talk to the class and allow the children to tour their engine.

Literacy– Our songs, stories, and poems will be based upon fall, fire safety and shapes.

Math– We will focus on shape identification, sorting, and counting.

Conflict Management– Focusing Attention – We will continue to sing our Focusing Attention song and to discuss “eyes watching/ears listening/voices quiet/bodies calm” while in a group time.

Faith Formation  -This week, your child will be learning about how God loves us and how we can show God that we love him through prayer.

ABC Music & Me –We will complete our first unit this week – On the Go

Library– Last week was our first visit to the library at the Big School. The children did an amazing job!  Each child checked out one book.  Please return the book by Thursday of each week, or before.

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!

Snack –

10/1 – Melina

10/2 – Mitch

10/3 – Olive

 

10/8 – Talon

10/9 – Victoria

10/10 – Violet

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 24, 2019

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy–We will continue our discovery of colors and shapes through songs, stories, and poems.

Conflict ManagementFocusing Attention

Faith Formation – Children will learn about loving, sharing, and caring for others as Jesus did.

ABC Music & Me – On the Go.  Our music lessons will continue to focus on a transportation theme.

Math – Color Sort  -We will count and sort according to color.

Science – We are beginning to learn about the differences between compost, recycle, and trash.

Cutting – Last week we learned how to properly hold scissors and are beginning to work on cutting on a line.  I suggest practicing this at home as well.  (Fiscar makes great kid scissors if you don’t have any.)

Library– Each Thursday, we will visit the library at the big school.  Your child will be allowed to check out one book, which will be due by Thursday of the following week. There is a blue Library Book return bin in our foyer. We will begin this Thursday, so you may want to discuss this with your child.  We will all walk together to the “Big School” and listen to a story and check out a book, and will then return to the preschool for snack and recess.

Snack –

9/24 – Jackson

9/25 – John

9/26 – Laura

 

10/1 – Melina

10/2 – Mitch

10/3 – Olive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 16, 2019

What a wonderful first week of preschool!  Sister, Tammy, Sara, and I feel absolutely blessed to have the opportunity to teach your darling children this year.

When you come to preschool on Tuesday, we ask that you continue to help your child wash his or her hands, sign them in, and have them find their nametag on the table and place the nametag in the pocket chart in the classroom.

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy–We begin our discovery of colors and shapes through stories, songs, and poems.

Math– Number recognition, counting, and shape recognition

Second Step – Listening 

The children will learn The Listening Rules Song

Faith Formation– We will continue to practice the Sign of the Cross. Children will be introduced to our Preschool Prayer:

God in heaven hear my prayer.

Keep in in thy loving care.

Be my guide in all I do.

Bless all those who love me too. Amen.

SNACK – Thank you to everyone who brought snacks this past week!

A few snack details:

-we have 18 children in our class

-we are a nut-free preschool

-a sample snack might include: apple slices, cheese slices or string cheese, and crackers…

 Please be sure to send your child with a filled water bottle each day.

Snack Schedule:

9/17 – Brooklyn                       9/24 – Jackson

9/18 – Calvin                          9/25 – John

9/19 – Donovan                      9/26 – Laura

Picture Day– As you know, picture day is this Tuesday. Our class will walk up to the “Big School” for our photos. We are scheduled for 8:45.  Once everyone has arrived, and checked in, we will head up. If you would like to join us to assist the class in walking up, we’d love to have you.

Fire Drill– On Thursday morning, the first fire drill of the year will take place at 8:40. We will leave at 8:35 to walk up to the “Big School” playground for this event. Again, if you are able, and would like to assist us in walking up, you are welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 10, 2019

Dear Families,

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

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 – (18 students)

9/10 – Abby

9/11 – Annalise

9/12 – Blake

 

9/17 – Brooklyn

9/18 – Calvin

9/19 – Donovan

Tuesday, 9/17 at 8:45 am – Individual Photo Day– (feel free to join us as we walk up to the big school for the photos)  You will receive a flyer/order form next week.

Enjoy the weekend and the upcoming lovely fall week!

We can’t wait to get started on Tuesday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 10, 2019

Happy summer! We will miss your darling children over the next couple of months, but are very excited for next year!

Tuesday, June 11 – Last day of preschool slide show and party. 8:45 a.m. upstairs in the Parish Center. (Our early timing is so that parents of kindergarteners can then head up to the graduation which begins at 10.) All family members are welcome.  After the party, you are welcome to take your child home with you, or leave him or her until 11:00.  Many thanks to Kai’s mom, Stephanie, for creating our slide show and to everyone who volunteered to bring treats!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 3, 2019

Happy last full week of preschool!  I am very much looking forward to having the opportunity to teach your darling children again next year. Thank you for your support this year. I speak for all of the teachers when I say that we  have loved getting to know you and to teach your wonderful children.

Thanks to all of you for your support over the course of the year.  Extra thanks to Sosie’s mom, Stephanie, for hosting such incredible parties for the children throughout the year! Wow. The kids loved each event!

(Please email me if you are interested in taking on the role of room parent for next year)

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

Literacy–Alphabet Review and the letter Z!  Please have your child bring a Z item on Wednesday.

Math – Review of numbers, counting, shapes, patterns and sorting

Faith Formation – This is the final week of our Faith Formation class. Children will remember and color some of what we learned this year. They will say the Angel of God prayer:

ANGEL OF GOD

Angel of God, my guardian dear,

to whom God’s love commits me here,

ever this day be at my side,

to light and guard, to rule and guide.

Amen.

ABC Music & Me – Splash

SNACK SCHEDULE –                                                                                              

6/4 – Sosie

6/5 – Toa

6/6 –  Vincent

6/11 – William

UPCOMING EVENTS –

Library Books – Please turn in all books ASAP so that you are not billed.

June 11 – Last day of preschool slide show and party. 8:45 a.m. in the parish center (NOTE TIME CHANGE)  (Our early timing is so that parents of kindergarteners can then head up to the graduation which begins at 10.) All family members are welcome.  After the party, you are welcome to take your child home with you, or leave him or her until 11:00.

*There is a sign up sheet on the table in the foyer in case you would like to contribute to treats for the end of the year party. Thank you to those of you who have already signed up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 28, 2019

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

Literacy–This week’s letter is the letter: Y

Please have your child bring his/her Y item on Wednesday.

Math – We will continue to practice number recognition up to 10 while also counting objects in an organized manner.

Faith Formation – Children will learn about God the Holy Spirit. They will recognize that God loves us so much that the Holy Spirit lives in each of us.

Science– We will begin our ocean unit this week.

ABC Music & Me – Splash!

SNACK SCHEDULE –                                                                                              

5/28 – Raphael                6/4 – Sosie

5/29 – Ryan                    6/5 – Toa

5/30 – Seamus                6/6 – Vincent

UPCOMING EVENTS –

Would you like to help trace some large letters in preparation for Pre-K next year?  We have 20 letters that need to be traced and cut out. We’ll provide the supplies.  If you can help, just let me know how many you would like. Thank you!

All library books are due by May 31.

June 11 – Last day of preschool slide show and party at 9:00 in the parish center (right above the preschool). Our early timing is so that parents of kindergarteners can then head up to the graduation, which begins at 10. All family members are welcome. Many thanks to Kai’s mom, Stephanie, for creating our slide show!

You will find a sign up sheet in the foyer in case you are interested in contributing to the treats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 21, 2019

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

Literacy–This week’s letter is the letter: X

Please bring your X item on Wednesday.

Our songs, stories and poems will focus on butterflies and the letter x.

Math:We will continue to practice number recognition up to 10 while also counting objects in an organized manner.

Science:We will begin to discuss butterflies.

Faith Formation: This week our lesson will focus on Jesus’ “good-bye” to his friends as he ascended to his Father in Heaven and children will be reminded that Jesus Christ will come again at the end of time. They will learn that sometimes good friends have to be apart but can still be friends and remember one another.

ABC Music & Me – Splash

SNACK SCHEDULE – 

Snack:

5/21 – Lewis          5/28 – Raphael

5/22 – Mable         5/29 – Ryan

5/23 – Owen          5/30 – Seamus

EXTRA NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS –

Would you like to help trace some large letters in preparation for Pre-K next year?  We have 26 letters that need to be traced and cut out. We’ll provide the supplies.  If you can help, just let me know how many you would like. Thank you!

All library books are due by May 31.

June 11 – Last day of preschool slide show and party. 9:00 a.m. in the parish center (just above the preschool).  Our early timing is so that parents of kindergarteners can then head up to the graduation, which begins at 10. All family members are welcome. Many thanks to Kai’s mom, Stephanie, for creating the slide show!!  You will find a sign up to bring treats for this event in early June.  (You are welcome to take your child home with you after the event, or leave him/her until 11.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 14, 2019

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

Literacy–This week’s letter is the letter: W

Please bring a W item on Wednesday.

Our stories, songs, and poems will focus on the farm.

Faith Formation: Children will listen to a story about how Jesus grew based on Luke 2: 51- 52. They will learn that God helps them grow and will identify ways they grow like Jesus grew.

Math: We will continue graphing while also focusing on counting objects using 1:1 correspondence.  To practice at home, have your child count any items (goldfish crackers, rocks, legos) by touching and moving the object while counting it.

ABC Music & Me – Splash

SNACK SCHEDULE –                                                                                              

5/14 – James         5/21 – Lewis

5/15 – Kai             5/22 – Mable

5/16 –  Kalea                  5/23 – Owen

UPCOMING EVENTS –

Please return all library books this week.  Our final day to check out will be in a couple of weeks,

June 11– Last Day of Preschool Slide Show and treats – 9:00 in the Parish Center.  Our early timing is to enable families with kindergarteners to attend the kindergarten graduation, which takes place at 10:00. You are welcome to either take your child home with you after the event, or return for 11:00 pick-up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 7, 2019

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy–This week’s letter is the letter: V

Please bring your V item on Wednesday.

Faith Formation: Children will learn that Mary is the Mother of Jesus and our Mother in Heaven. They will also learn that we honor and celebrate Mary like we honor and celebrate our Mothers.

Note: We will have floral offering in the classroom for Mary on Wednesday, May 8. Please have your child bring a flower (preferably from your yard) on that day. 

ABC Music & Me – Splash!

SNACK SCHEDULE – 

5/7 – Carmen        5/14 – James

5/8 – Eleanor        5/15 – Kai

5/9 – Finnegan      5/16 – Kalea

EXTRA NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS –

Library Books – Please look around the house for any books that have not been returned. Thank you!

June 11– Last Day of Preschool Slide Show and treats – Tentative time, 9:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 30, 2019

So many thanks to Sosie’s mom, Stephanie, for being our room parent extraordinaire! The kids so enjoyed the Easter celebration last week.  Thank you also to everyone who helped who out by donating goodies, helping at the party, etc.  Our Holy Rosary parents are THE BEST!

We will have a box in the foyer for any plastic eggs that you would like to recycle to be used next year.

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy–This week’s letter is the letter: U

Our songs and stories will focus on the letter U.

Math– We will work on estimating and graphing.

Faith Formation – We will continue to talk about the Resurrection of Jesus. Children will also learn to recognize new life around us and will express ways to help care of God’s Creation.

ABC Music & Me – Splash!

SNACK SCHEDULE –                                                                                              

4/30 – Vincent                5/7 – Carmen

5/1 –  William                 5/8 – Eleanor

5/2 – Annemarie            5/9 – Finnegan

UPCOMING EVENTS –

June  11 – Last day of preschool  – We will have a slide show and treats.  We hope that you can join us.  Our event will be held at 8:45 so that families with kindergarten siblings can attend their graduation ceremony afterward.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 16, 2019

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Many of our activities this week will focus on Easter.

Literacy–This week’s letter is the letter: T.

Please have your child bring in a T item on Wednesday.

Math– We will work  on number identification and ordering numbers.

Science– Earth Day – We will talk about ways to care for our earth.  Earth Day is next Monday, April 22.

Faith Formation– We now enter into the Holy Week. We will focus our story on the Paschal Mystery – the mystery of Jesus’ life, suffering, death, and Resurrection. Children will learn that Jesus loves us until the end of his life on earth and that we should love one another.

SNACK SCHEDULE –                                                                                              

4/16 –             Seamus           4/30 – Vincent

4/17 –             Sosie              5/1 – William

4/18 –             Toa                  5/2 – Annemarie

Many thanks to Sosie’s mom for preparing our Easter celebration. We will have an Easter egg hunt and treat on Thursday at 10:40. Feel free to join us!  Thank you to everyone who donated treats and eggs!

UPCOMING EVENTS –

Tuesday, 4/30 – Class photo – You will find a form in your child’s filer.  You can pay online or send in a check by the 30th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 9, 2019

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy–This week’s letter is the letter: S

Please have your child bring in a S item on Wednesday.

Math– Last week, we worked on number identification and ordering numbers. We will continue this week, along with selecting and identifying numbers and counting manipulatives  to correspond.

Science– Earth Day – We will talk about ways to care for our earth.  Earth Day is Monday, April 22.

Faith Formation

SNACK SCHEDULE –                                                                                               

4/9 –  Raphael           4/16 –  Seamus

4/10 – Ryan               4/17 – Sosie

4/11 – Sebastian       4/18 – Toa

UPCOMING EVENTS –

Thursday, April 18 – Easter Egg Hunt and Easter celebration – 10:40 am – Thank you so Stephanie S. for organizing!

If you signed up to bring plastic eggs or candy, (or if you didn’t sign up, that’s okay too – you can still bring them!) please be sure to return them to school by Thursday, 4/11 at the latest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 2, 2019

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy–This week’s letter is the letter: R

Please have your child bring in an R item on Wednesday.

Math– We will review shapes and patterns this week.

Faith Formation– Children will retell the story of Jonah. They will continue to learn about our loving and forgiving God.

SNACK SCHEDULE –                                                                                              

4/2 –   Lewis              4/9 – Raphael

4/3 –   Mable              4/10 – Ryan

4/4 –   Owen              4/11 – Seamus

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 26, 2019

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy–This week’s letter is the letter: Q

Please have your child bring in a Q item on Wednesday.

Math– Awesome job with patterning!  We’ll review patterns this week, and begin a new unit next week.

Faith Formation– Children will hear the story of Jesus calming the storm, and will learn that we don’t have to be afraid because God is with us even when scary things happen.

SNACK SCHEDULE –                                                                                              

3/26 – James            4/2 – Lewis

3/27 – Kai                  4/3 – Mable

3/28 – Kalea              4/4 – Owen

Please continue working on name writing. It is very important that the children begin their letters at the top. Please refer to the letter formation chart previously  sent home, or grab a new one from the foyer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 19, 2019

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy–This week’s letter is the letter: P

Please have your child bring his/her P item on Wednesday.

Math:  We will continue to work on patterning and counting.

Faith Formation:Children will learn about how much God loves us as they listen to the story, “Parable of the Prodigal Son”.

SNACK SCHEDULE –                                                                                               

3/19 – Annemarie                          3/26 – James

3/20 –  Carmen                             3/27 – Kai

3/21 – Eleanor                               3/28 – Kalea

Enjoy the sunshine!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 March 12, 2019

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy–This week’s letter is the letter: O

*Please bring an O item to school on Wednesday.

Faith Formation – We will talk about Lent and how during this time, we will be working extra hard to be loving and kind to family and friends. We have a cross posted in the classroom, so when someone gives or receives a “warm fuzzy”, they can honor it with a sticker.

Math – We have started some small group work, which enables us to work more closely with each child. We are currently reviewing skills taught so far.

ABC Music & Me – We will continue with the theme of Out and About.

SNACK SCHEDULE –                                                                                              

3/12 – Toa                  3/19 – Annemarie

3/13 – Vincent           3/20 –  Carmen

3/14 –  William           3/21 –    Eleanor

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 5, 2019

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy–This week’s letter is the letter: N

Our songs and stories will focus on the letter N. Please have your child bring in an N item for sharing on Wednesday.

Faith Formation – This week, we will talk about Lent. Please feel free to join us for our Ash Wednesday service in the chapel on Wednesday at 10:30.

ABC Music & Me – Out and About

Math – We will review patterning and create our own patterns of two colors.

SNACK SCHEDULE –                                                                                              

3/5 – Seamus                                   3/12 – Toa

3/6 –   Sebastian                               3/13 – Vincent

3/7 –   Sosie                          3/14 – William

Library books – Mrs. Weythman pointed out that several children have a handful of library books at home. Please return all books on Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 February 26, 2019

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy–This week’s letter is the letter MOur songs and stories will focus on the letter M.

Please bring your M item on Wednesday.

We will also celebrate Dr. Seuss this week, as his birthday is March 2. We will enjoy his books throughout the week.

Math – Counting and Number Recognition.

Faith Formation –Children will learn God cares for all Creation and God takes care of us.

Note to Parents: You may take your child to a “nature walk” and pick up one thing to bring to class for show and tell.

ABC Music & Me – We will complete Animals-A-Dancin

SNACK SCHEDULE –                                                                                              

2/26 – Owen              3/5 – Seamus

2/27 – Raphael          3/6 – Sebastian

2/28 – Ryan               3/7 –  Sosie

Preschool Summer Camps – This year, we will offer two preschool summer camps.  These will be for children ages 3-5. Tammy and I will be teaching and would LOVE to have your children join us.  Sign ups will be coming out soon, but for now, here are the dates:

Session #1 – June 17 – 21, 9:00-1:00

Splash Into Summer

Session #2 – June 24 – 28, 9:00-1:00

Soar Into Space

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 20, 2019

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy–This week’s letter is the letter L.

Our songs, stories and poems with focus on the letter L .  Please have your child bring his/her L item on Wednesday.

We will have our belated Valentine’s Day party on Wednesday at 10:40. Please have your child bring his/her valentines and distribute them into the valentine bags in the back classroom upon arrival at school.  Feel free to join us for the party!  Many thanks to Lewis’ mom, Ann, for planning and hosting this party!

Math– We will continue to work on counting and number recognition.

Faith Formation– We will talk about Jesus asking us to “love one another” as he loves us. Children will learn about various ways of showing love and will name people they love.

ABC Music & Me –Animals-a-Dancin

SNACK SCHEDULE –                                                                                              

2/19 – No School         2/26 – Owen

2/20 – Lewis               2/27 – Raphael

2/21 – Mable               2/28 – Ryan

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, 2/20 – Valentine Party – 10:40

Preschool Summer Camps – This year, we will offer two summer preschool summer camps.  These will be for children ages 3-5. Tammy and I will be teaching and would LOVE to have your children join us.  Sign ups will be coming out soon, but for now, here are the dates:

Session #1 – June 17 – 21, 9:00-1:00

Splash Into Summer

Session #2 – June 24 – 28, 9:00-1:00

Soar Into Space

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 12, 2019

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy–This week’s letter is the letter L.

Our songs, stories and poems with focus on the letter L .  Please have your child bring his/her L item on Wednesday.

On Thursday, we will celebrate Valentine’s Day. Your child may bring his/her valentines in on Wednesday or Thursday and distribute them into the valentine bags in the back classroom upon arrival at school.

Math– We will continue to work on counting and number recognition.

ABC Music & Me –Animals-a-Dancin

SNACK SCHEDULE –                                                                                              

2/12 – James               2/19 – No School

2/13 – Kai                    2/20 – Lewis

2/14 – Kalea                2/21 – Mable

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, February 14 – Valentine Party – 10:40

Preschool Summer Camps – This year, we will offer two summer preschool summer camps.  These will be for children ages 3-5. Tammy and I will be teaching and would LOVE to have your children join us.  Sign ups will be coming out soon, but for now, here are the dates:

Session #1 – June 14 – 18, 9:00-1:00

Splash Into Summer

Session #2 – June 24 – 28, 9:00-1:00

Soar Into Space

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 5, 2019

Happy February! Thank you for all of the beautiful goodies for the parish office staff. They were just thrilled with the wonderful breakfast!

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

Literacy–This week’s letter is the letter: K

*Please bring your K item on Wednesday!

Our songs, stories, and poems will focus on Valentine’s Day.

Math–  Continue work on number recognition and counting with 1:1 correspondence.

Social Studies– We will begin to discuss George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in honor of President’s Day.

Faith Formation– Children will see Jesus’ loving care demonstrated as he heals someone who is sick. They will learn that Jesus cares for all people.

ABC Music & Me –Animals-a-Dancing

SNACK SCHEDULE –                                                                                              

2/5 – Annemarie                    2/12 – James

2/6 –   Carmen                       2/13 – Kai

2/7 –  Eleanor                       2/14 – Kalea

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, February 14th at 10:40 a.m. – Valentine’s Day Party! Parents are welcome to stop in to help your child go through their valentines and decorate a cupcake to enjoy.Please help your child distribute their valentines into the appropriate bag in the Rainbow Room when you arrive at preschool that morning.  Thank you to Lewis’ mom, Ann, for organizing this party!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 29, 2019

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

Literacy–This week’s letter is the letter J.  Please have your child bring a J item on Wednesday.                                             

Our songs, stories, and poems will focus on the letter J and Groundhog Day.

Math – Match My Number – The children make a set of objects to match the number given.

Science– We will review the importance of recycling and composting. We will tie this into our community service project of picking up trash around our playground.

 Faith Formation –Children will learn about Jesus’ healing miracles. They will see that Jesus helps and cares for us as he cared and healed the sick man. We will take time to pray for those who are sick.

ABC Music & Me – We will begin a new unit this week – Animals-a-Dancing.

SNACK SCHEDULE                                                                                             

1/29 – Toa                              2/5 – Annemarie

1/30 – Vincent                       2/6 – Carmen

1/31 – William                       2/7 –  Eleanor

UPCOMING EVENTS

As mentioned in the Catholic Schools Week Agenda, our P3 children will be taking treats to the Parish staff this week. We would love to have a couple more families sign up. Thank you!

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

Valentine’s Day is coming up quickly!!  We will be decorating special valentine bags in class to hold all of our valentines.  On the morning of February 14th, please send in a card for each student in class. They may be labeled with each child’s name (or not).  If labeled, it’s more challenging for the kids to find each person’s box/bag.  But, if they’re up for the challenge, then by all means! We have a total of 18 children in our class.  Our party will begin at 10:40.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 22, 2019

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

Literacy–This week’s letter is the letter I. Please send in your I item on Wednesday.                                                

Our songs, stories, and poems will focus on weather and the letter I.

Math – Match My Number – We will continue to work on number identification and counting objects.

Faith Formation – The children will learn that Jesus loves children and welcomed them.

Science– We will discuss weather.

ABC Music & Me – We will complete our Carnival unit this week.

SNACK SCHEDULE

1/22 – Seamus          1/29 – Toa

1/23 -Sebastian      1/30 – Vincent

1/24 -Sosie              1/31 – William

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 15, 2019

Now that we are getting back into the groove of school after break, we will begin name writing with morning sign in. You will find a letter formation page in your child’s filer. Please take the extra time to work with your child to form each letter correctly.  We teach letters starting at the top.  At this point, please don’t feel any pressure.  If your child writes just a line, or a letter, or his or her whole name, it’s fine!   When you arrive at school, please complete all regular morning tasks, then stop by a table and find your child’s name to begin signing in. Please see me if you have any questions.

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

Literacy–This week’s letter is the letter: H

Our stories, songs and poems will focus on the letter H and weather.

Please have your child bring his/her H show and tell item on Wednesday.

Math – The children will work to match items to a given number.  They will focus on number recognition and counting with 1:1 correspondence.

Science– We will continue to learn about weather.

Faith Formation– This Sunday’s Gospel is about the wedding celebration at Cana when Jesus performs his first miracle. Children will learn about “miracle”. They will recognize the importance of family spending time together and that Jesus cares about and blesses families.

ABC Music & Me – Carnival of Music.  We will continue to sing and dance to songs focusing on the carnival.

SNACK SCHEDULE                                                                                             

1/15 – Owen              1/22 – Seamus

1/16 – Raphael           1/23 – Sebastian

1/17 – Ryan                1/24 – Sosie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 8, 2019

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

Literacy–Our letter of the week is G.  Our songs, stories, and poems will focus on the letter G. Please think of a G item with your child for sharing on Wednesday.     

Math – We will review shapes and begin to create and process graphs.  

Faith Formation – Children will listen to stories about Jesus as we discuss about Epiphany and Baptism of Jesus.

ABC Music & Me – Laugh & Learn: Unit 5 – Carnival of Music (Lesson 1 & 2)

SNACK SCHEDULE                                                                                             

1/8 – Kalea                             1/15 – Owen

1/9 –  Lewis                            1/16 – Raphael

1/10 – Mable                          1/17 – Ryan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 18, 2018

CLASSOOM ACTIVITIES

We will be busy this week!  On Tuesday, we will rehearse for the show up at the big school after we perform for the parish seniors at their Christmas party (see below). On Wednesday, the second graders will come down to read Christmas stories to the children. On Thursday, we will have our gingerbread house party.

Our literacy and math will be related to Christmas.

Our Christmas show will take place this Tuesday evening.  Please have your child to school, dressed in his or her holiday clothing, by 6:20. (Classroom 1A – straight down the hall from the main office.)

Caroling – On Tuesday morning, we will walk up to the Parish Center to sing our Christmas songs to the seniors.

SNACK SCHEDULE

12/18 – Finnegan

12/19 – James

12/20 – Kai

EXTRA NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, 12/18 – P3 and Pre-K Holiday Show

Thursday, 12/20 – Gingerbread house decorating party at 10:40.  So many thanks to Sosie’s parents, Stephanie and Michael, for planning and preparing this special event!

Merry Christmas!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 11, 2018

CLASSOOM ACTIVITIES

Literacy–Our Letter of the Week is F.  Please have your child bring an F item on Wednesday.

Our stories, songs, and poems will focus on Christmas.

Music – Christmas songs – we will spend quite a bit of time practicing for the show this week. (These cuties are going to be just adorable in the performance next week!)

Math – We will continue to work on counting and patterning.

SNACK SCHEDULE

12/11 – Annemarie

12/12 – Carmen

12/13 – Eleanor

 

12/18 – Finnegan

12/19 – James

12/20 – Kai

EXTRA NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, 12/18 – P3 and Pre-K Holiday Show. Please arrive to the Big School by 6:20 (classroom 1A – enter the main school doors and walk straight down the hall)

Thursday, 12/20 – Gingerbread House decorating party at 10:30.  Many thanks to Sosie’s mom, Stephanie, for organizing and preparing this special event. Families are welcome to join us!

Thursday, 12/20 – Last day of preschool before Christmas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 4, 2018

CLASSOOM ACTIVITIES

Letter of the Week– E – Please have your child bring in an E item on Wednesday.

Our songs, stories, and poems will focus on the letter E and Christmas.

We will spend much of our week preparing for our show and working on special holiday projects.

Faith Formation – As part of the Advent Story, we will learn about Angel Gabriel’s visit to Joseph telling that Mary and Joseph will become the parents of Jesus.

Math – We will continue to work on counting and patterning.

Music – We will be practicing our songs for the Christmas show.

SNACK SCHEDULE

 12/4 – Toa            12/11 – Annemarie

12/5 – Vincent       12/12 – Carmen

12/6 – William       12/13 – Eleanor

CALENDAR AT-A-GLANCE

Tuesday, 12/18 – PRESCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM  – 6:30 pm

Thursday, 12/20 – Snowman Cookie decorating party – 10:40

Thursday, 12/20 – Last day of class before winter break

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 27, 2018

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday together with your loved ones.

CLASSOOM ACTIVITIES

Literacy–This week’s letter is the letter: D

Please have your child bring a D item to share on Wednesday.

Our songs, poems, and stories will focus on the letter D and Christmas.  We will actually spend a fair amount of time over the next weeks learning and practicing our songs for the holiday show.

Faith Formation –  We will talk about the Liturgical Year. Children will learn about the different seasons in our Church calendar which begins at Advent.

Math – We will be counting and sorting holiday fun holiday items.

SNACK SCHEDULE

11/27 – Seamus               12/4 – Toa

11/28 – Sebastian            12/5 – Vincent

11/29 – Sosie                  12/6 – William

You will find a sign up sheet in the foyer for treats for the holiday program. We are asking for 5 families from the P3 class to bring two dozen cookies to the show. We are also requesting napkins and cups. Thank you!

CALENDAR AT-A-GLANCE

Tuesday, 12/18 – PRESCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM from 6:15pm-7:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Families,

CLASSOOM ACTIVITIES

Literacy–This week’s letter is the letter: C

Please have your child bring a C item on Wednesday.

Our songs, stories, and poems will focus on the letter C and Thanksgiving.

Math – Sorting and counting.

Faith Formation – We will focus our discussion on Mass or Eucharist as “Thanksgiving”. Children will explore various ways of thanking God.

ABC Music & Me – Let’s Play

SNACK SCHEDULE –

11/13 – Owen                           11/27 – Seamus

11/14 – Raphael                         11/28 – Sebastian

11/15 – Ryan                             11/29 –  Sosie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 6, 2018

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES 

Literacy– Our poems, songs, and stories will focus on the letter B, fall, and leaves.

This week’s letter is the letter: B

 Sharing – Please have your child bring an item that begins with B on Wednesday.

Faith Formation– Children will continue to learn about church. They will learn about and identify things he or she has seen inside Holy Rosary Church that help us pray.

Math – Counting Bugs

ABC Music & Me – Laugh & Learn: Unit 3 – Let’s Play

SNACK SCHEDULE –

11/6 –  Kalea                                           11/13 – Owen

11/7 –  Lewis                                           11/14 – Raphael

11/8 –  Mable                                          11/15 – Ryan

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 30, 2018

Thank you to everyone who brought cookies for the firefighters on  Tuesday. The kids loved the visit!  (particularly “driving” the fire truck!)

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy – This is an exciting week as we will begin our Letter Work.  The children will be exposed to each letter and sound in alphabetical order over the course of the year.

Letter of the week – A

Sharing – Please have your child bring an A item to share with the class on Wednesday.  This item will be displayed on our Letter Sharing Table and sent home at the end of the day.

Our songs, stories, and poems will focus on the letter A.

Faith Formation – We will talk about Saints. Children will learn about  All Saints and All Souls Day celebration.

We are also hoping that the fourth graders will visit us in their saint costumes on Thursday, and tell us a bit about the saints that they have been learning about.

Math – We will continue to focus on counting and number identification

 ABC Music & Me – Laugh & Learn: Unit 3 – Let’s Play

SNACK SCHEDULE –

10/30 – Finnegan             11/6 –  Kalea

10/31 – James                 11/7 –  Lewis

11/1 – Kai                       11/8 – Mable

Halloween Party – Wednesday, 10/31 at 10:40.  Your children are welcome to wear costumes to school.  Thank you to Sosie’s mom, Stephanie, for coordinating our party!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 23, 2018

Dear Families,

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy TimeOur songs, poems, and stories will focus on pumpkins and of course, Halloween!

Faith Formation – We will talk about Church. They will identify Church as a place where people come together to worship, to thank God, to serve God, and to serve others.

Math – We will focus on counting up to ten items with an emphasis on 1:1 correspondence.

Fire Truck Visit– The Seattle Fire Department will be visiting our class on Tuesday, 10/23 at 10 a.m.  They will give a brief presentation in the classroom and then we will be able to tour the engine.  Would anyone like to bring cookies as a thank you to the fire fighters?  If so, please let me know.

Halloween Party – Our party will be on Wednesday, 10/31 at 10:40. Feel free to join us.  Many thanks to Sosie’s mom for organizing! Children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes to school on this day, if they would like.

SNACK SCHEDULE –

10/23 – Annemarie                    10/30 – Finnegan

10/24 – Carmen                        10/31 – James

10/25 – Eleanor                       11/1 – Kai

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 16, 2018

You will find a Handwriting Without Tears letter formation page in your child’s filer.  Please use this as a reference when working on letter formation at home. I do encourage you to begin to work with your child to learn to write his/her name. Feel free to catch me after class if you’d like some guidance with this.

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy TimeOur songs, poems, and stories will focus on fire safety and of course, Halloween!

Conflict Management – Asking for What You Need or Want

ABC Music & Me – Laugh & Learn: Unit 2 – Home Sweet Home

Math – Our focus on opposites will be included in our math lessons this week.  We will work to sort items into two groups while continuing to count and identify colors and shapes.

Faith Formation– Children will define Sacrament. They will describe the Baptism of an infant in their own words. They will recognize that Baptism calls us to be holy and to share the love of Jesus with others.

SNACK SCHEDULE –

10/16 – Toa                             10/23 – Annemarie

10/17 – Vincent                        10/24 – Carmen

10/18 – William                        10/25 – Eleanor

Extra News and Upcoming Events –

Fire Truck Visit – A fire engine and crew will be visiting our class on Tuesday morning, October 23 at 10:00 (unless they have a fire emergency, in which case we will reschedule) Please join us if you are able! There is a sign up sheet in the foyer (Safe Environment Training must be completed).

**If you would like to send in some cookies as a thank you for the firefighters, this would be greatly appreciated!

Tuesday, October 31 –Classroom Halloween Party at 10:40 – Your child may wear his/ her costume to school that day if he/she would like.   Thank you to Sosie’s mom, Stephanie, for organizing this event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 9, 2018

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy–Our songs, stories, and poems this week will focus on Spiders. (more on fire safety next week, as it’s closer to our fire fighter visit)

Faith Formation – Children will learn about the Holy Family ~ Joseph, Mary, and Jesus.

ABC Music & Me – Our songs are rhythm activities will focus on Home Sweet Home.

Math – We will continue to work on number recognition, counting, and shapes.

SNACK SCHEDULE –

10/9 – Seamus                         10/16 – Toa

10/10 – Sebastian   (Ryan)        10/17 – Vincent

10/11 – Sosie                          10/18 – William

LIBRARY – Please return books any day before Thursday of each week.

Extra News and Upcoming Events

Tuesday, 10/23 at 10:00am – Visit from the Seattle Fire Department

Wednesday, 10/31 –Halloween Party – 10:40  (more info to come soon)

Monday, 11/12 – NO SCHOOL – Veterans Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 2, 2018

October is Fire Safety Month. Throughout the month, we will learn about Fire Safety.   On Tuesday, October 23, a crew from the Seattle Fire Department will come talk to the class and allow the children to tour their engine.

Literacy– Our songs, stories, and poems will be based upon fall, fire safety and shapes.

Math– We will focus on shape identification, sorting, and counting.

Conflict Management– Focusing Attention – We will continue to sing our Focusing Attention song and to discuss “eyes watching/ears listening/voices quiet/bodies calm” while in a group time.

Faith Formation -This week, your child will be learning about how God loves us and how we can show God that we love him through prayer.

ABC Music & Me –Unit 2: “Home Sweet Home”

Library– Last week was our first visit to the library at the Big School. The children did an amazing job! Each child checked out one book. Please return the book by Thursday of each week, or before.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 25, 2018

This adorable group is settling in to the routines of preschool so well!  We are just loving them!

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy–We will continue our discovery of colors through songs, stories, and poems.  This week, we will focus on green, yellow and red, with an emphasis on apples.

Conflict ManagementFocusing Attention

Faith Formation – Children will learn that God made people/us.

Sister has requested a photo of your child for our Thursday lesson. Please send one if you are able.  No worries if not.

ABC Music & Me – On the Go.  Our music lessons will continue to focus on a transportation theme.

Math – Color Sort  -We will count and sort according to color.

Science – Many thanks to Luke Y. and his family for taking care of our preschool garden in the pots outside of our main door.

Cutting – Last week we learned how to properly hold scissors and are beginning to work on cutting on a line.  I suggest practicing this at home as well.  (Fiscar makes great kid scissors if you don’t have any.)

Library– Each Thursday, we will visit the library at the big school.  Your child will be allowed to check out one book, which will be due by Thursday of the following week. There is a blue Library Book return bin in our foyer. We will begin this Thursday, so you may want to discuss this with your child.  We will all walk together to the “Big School” and listen to a story and check out a book, and will then return to the preschool for snack and recess.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 17, 2018

What a wonderful first week of preschool!  Sister, Tammy, Sara, and I feel absolutely blessed to have the opportunity to teach your darling children this year.

When you come to preschool on Tuesday, we ask that you continue to help your child wash his or her hands, sign them in, and have them find their nametag on the table and place the nametag in the pocket chart in the classroom.

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy–We begin our discovery of colors and shapes through stories, songs, and poems.

Math– Number recognition, counting, and shape recognition

Second Step – Listening

The children will learn The Listening Rules Song

 

Faith Formation

Children will learn that God made the world and the things God made tell us that God is great. They will also learn about Prayerand start saying our Preschool Prayer.

God in heaven hear my prayer.

Keep in in thy loving care.

Be my guide in all I do.

Bless all those who love me too. Amen.

SNACK – Thank you to everyone who brought snacks this past week!

A few snack details:

-we have 18 children in our class

-we are a nut-free preschool

-a sample snack might include: apple slices, cheese slices or string cheese, crackers…

 Please be sure to send your child with a filled water bottle each day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 11, 2018

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

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.

Tuesday, 9/11 at 8:45 am – Individual Photo Day– (feel free to join us as we walk up to the big school for the photos)

Enjoy the weekend and the upcoming lovely fall week!

We can’t wait to get started on Tuesday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 1, 2018

Welcome to P3!  We can’t wait to see you next week!

🙂 Teacher Tauna, Sister Juanita, Teacher Sara, and Teacher Tammy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 12, 2018

Happy summer! We will miss your darling children over the next couple of months, but are very excited for next year!

June 12 – Last day of preschool slide show and party. 8:30 a.m. in the classroom. (Our early timing is so that parents of kindergarteners can then head up to the graduation which begins at 10.) All family members are welcome.  After the party, you are welcome to take your child home with you, or leave him or her until 11:00.  Many thanks to Evan’s mom, Wil for creating our slide show and to everyone who volunteered to bring treats!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 4, 2018

Happy last full week of preschool!  I am VERY much looking forward to having the opportunity to teach your darling children again next year. Thank you for your amazing support this year. I have loved getting to know you and your awesome children. This is such a wonderful class!!

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

Literacy–Alphabet Review

Math – Review of numbers, counting, shapes, patterns and sorting

Faith Formation – This is the final week of our Faith Formation class. The children will share what they liked best in our Faith Formation class this school year.

ABC Music & Me – On the Farm

SNACK SCHEDULE –                                                                                               

6/5 – Lochlan

6/6 – Lucy

6/7 – Luke P.

UPCOMING EVENTS –

Library Books – Please be sure that all library books are turned in by Tuesday.  (there will be a $20 charge for lost books)

June 12 – Last day of preschool slide show and party. 8:30 a.m. in the classroom. (Our early timing is so that parents of kindergarteners can then head up to the graduation which begins at 10.) All family members are welcome.  After the party, you are welcome to take your child home with you, or leave him or her until 11:00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 29, 2018

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

Literacy–This week’s letter is the letter: Z

Please have your child bring his/her Z item on Wednesday.

Math – We will continue to practice number recognition up to 10 while also counting objects in an organized manner.

Faith Formation – This week we will talk about the Eucharist. Children will learn that the Eucharist is a sacrament and the highest form of prayer.

ABC Music & Me – On the Farm

SNACK SCHEDULE –                                                                                              

5/29 – Jillian        6/5 – Lochlan

5/30 – J.J.           6/6 – Lucy

5/31 – Lilly           6/7 – Luke P.

UPCOMING EVENTS –

June 12 – Last day of preschool slide show and party. 8:30 a.m. in the preschool.  Our early timing is so that parents of kindergarteners can then head up to the graduation, which begins at 10. All family members are welcome. Many thanks to Evans’ mom, Wil, for creating the slide show!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 22, 2018

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

Literacy–This week’s letter is the letter: Y

Please bring your Y item on Wednesday.

Our songs, stories and poems will focus on farm animals.

Math:We will continue to practice number recognition up to 10 while also counting objects in an organized manner.

Faith Formation: We will review the Sign of the Cross prayer. Children will become Familiar with the Divine Persons: God the Father (Creator), God the Son (Savior – Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit.

ABC Music & Me – On the Farm

SNACK SCHEDULE – 

Snack:

5/22 – Ellie                    5/29 – Jillian

5/23 – Evan                    5/30 – J.J.

5/24 – Henry                  5/31 – Lilly

EXTRA NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS –

Would you like to help trace some large letters in preparation for Pre-K next year?  We have 26 letters that need to be traced and cut out. We’ll provide the supplies.  If you can help, just let me know how many you would like. Thank you!

June 12 – Last day of preschool slide show and party. 8:30 a.m. in the preschool.  Our early timing is so that parents of kindergarteners can then head up to the graduation, which begins at 10. All family members are welcome. Many thanks to Evans’ mom, Wil, for creating the slide show!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 15, 2018

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

Literacy–This week’s letter is the letter: X

Please bring an X item on Wednesday.

Our stories, songs, and poems will focus on the farm.

Faith Formation: Children will learn about God the Holy Spirit. They will recognize that God loves us so much that the Holy Spirit lives in each of us.

Math: We will continue graphing while also focusing on counting objects using 1:1 correspondence.  To practice at home, have your child count any items (goldfish crackers, rocks, legos) by touching and moving the object while counting it.

Science: Farm animals.

ABC Music & Me – On the Farm

SNACK SCHEDULE –                                                                                              

5/15 – Rachael                5/22- Ellie

5/16 – Sawyer                 5/23 – Evan

5/17 – Thomas                 5/24 – Henry

UPCOMING EVENTS –

Please return all library books this week. The library teacher is hoping to collect all books by 5/18.

June 12– Last Day of Preschool Slide Show and treats – 9:00 in the Parish Center.  Our early timing is to enable families with kindergarteners to attend the kindergarten graduation, which takes place at 10:00. You are welcome to either take your child home with you after the event, or return for 11:00 pick-up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 8, 2018

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy–This week’s letter is the letter: W

Please bring your W item on Wednesday.

Science– Dinosaurs

Faith Formation: This week our lesson will focus on Jesus’ “good-bye” to his friends as he ascended to his Father in Heaven and children will be learn that Jesus Christ will come again at the end of time.

ABC Music & Me – Splash!

SNACK SCHEDULE – 

 5/8 – Mackenzie     5/15 – Rachael

5/9 – Molly           5/16 – Sawyer

5/10 – Noelle         5/17 – Thomas

EXTRA NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS –

Library Books – Please look around the house for any books that have not been returned. Thank you!

June 12– Last Day of Preschool Slide Show and treats – Tentative time, 9:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 1, 2018

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy–This week’s letter is the letter: V

Our songs and stories will focus on the letter V and butterflies.  We will also begin a short study of dinosaurs.

Math– We will work on estimating and graphing.

Science – Dinosaurs!

Faith Formation – Children will begin to understand that Mary is the Mother of Jesus, Mother of God and our Mother. They will also learn that we honor and celebrate Mary like we honor and celebrate our Mothers.

We will have a floral offering for Mary on Thursday, May 3.  Please have your child pick a flower from your yard to contribute to this offering.

ABC Music & Me – Splash!

SNACK SCHEDULE –                                                                                              

5/1 – Lucy             5/8 – Mackenzie

5/2 – Luke P.         5/9 – Molly

5/3 – Luke Y.         5/10 – Noelle

UPCOMING EVENTS –

June  12 – Last day of preschool  – We will have a slide show and treats.  We hope that you can join us.  I’ll let you know the time ASAP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 24, 2018

Tuesday, April 24 is class photo day.  Please bring your completed form and check to class that morning.  (There is also an option to pay online.)

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

Literacy–This week’s letter is the letter: U

Please have your child bring his/her U item on Wednesday.

Songs, stories, and poems will focus on butterflies.

 Math– We will work on graphing and are also beginning to estimate via our estimation jar.

 ABC Music & Me – Splash!

 SNACK SCHEDULE –                                                                                              

4/24 – J.J.  5/1 – Lucy

4/25 – Lilly  5/2 – Luke P.

4/26 – Lochlan       5/3 – Luke Y.

Extra News and Upcoming Events

Tuesday, 4/24 – Class photo – You will find a form in your child’s filer.  You can pay online or send in a check on the 24th.

Summer Camp – Have you heard that Holy Rosary is hosting a few summer camps this year?  I will be teaching one and wanted to be sure that you know about it before it gets opened to other schools.  It will be a one week camp, running from 9:00-1:00. The  theme is “Under the Sea”, a beach theme.  We’ll be doing lots of crafts and projects, as well as taking two field trips along with the art camp (to the aquarium and Alki). Here is the link if you are interested:  https://holyrosaryws.org/summercampsinfo/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 17, 2018

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy–This week’s letter is the letter: T

Please have your child bring in a T item on Wednesday.

Math– Last week, we worked on number identification and ordering numbers. We will continue this week, along with selecting and identifying numbers and counting manipulatives  to correspond.

Science– Earth Day – We will talk about ways to care for our earth.  Earth Day is next Sunday, April 22.

Faith Formation– This coming Sunday is Good Shepherd Sunday. Children will listen to the story of Jesus as a Good Shepherd and discuss how much Jesus loves each of us. They will also identify people who take good care of them like the Good Shepherd.

Social Studies – Community Helpers – Last week, one of our parents who is a pilot spoke to the children about his career.  The kids loved it!  This week, we have JJ’s mom, Liz, coming to talk to us about being a police officer. Would you like to share your career with us?  If so, please contact me.

SNACK SCHEDULE –                                                                                              

4/17 – Evan                            4/24 – J.J.

4/18 – Henry                          4/25 – Lilly

4/19 – Jillian                         4/26 – Lochlan

UPCOMING EVENTS –

Tuesday, 4/17 – Police Officer visit

Tuesday, 4/24 – Class photo – You will find a form in your child’s filer.  You can pay online or send in a check by the 24th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 10, 2018

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy–This week’s letter is the letter: S

Please have your child bring in an S item on Wednesday.

Math– We will review shapes and patterns this week.

Social Studies – Over the next couple of weeks, we will focus on community helpers. We are so fortunate to have a couple of very special visitors joining us.  One of our P2 and Pre-K dads is a pilot and will be talking to the children about his career.  Also, JJ’s mom, Liz, is a police officer. She will be speaking to the children about being a police officer, and is even planning to show them a patrol car!  If you have a career that you would like to share with the children, please contact me.

Faith Formation– We will talk about Resurrection. Children will learn that the Risen Jesus appears to his friends with a message of peace and forgiveness.

SNACK SCHEDULE –                                                                                              

4/10 -Sawyer        4/17 – Evan

4/11 – Thomas      4/18 – Henry

4/12 – Ellie             4/19 – Jillian

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 27, 2018

Hello P3 families! Last Friday, I attended an excellent workshop about writing in preschool. One thing that was focused on quite a lot was correct letter formation, and starting letters at the top. I have been working on this with your children at school, but am also sending home a letter formation chart so you can reinforce these skills at home. Thank you!

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy – This week’s letter is the letter: R

Please have your child bring in an R item on Wednesday.

Our songs and stories will focus on Easter.

Math – Awesome job with patterning! We’ll review patterns this week, and begin a new unit after break.

Faith Formation – This Holy Week we will focus our discussion on the Paschal Mystery – the mystery of Jesus’ life.

SNACK SCHEDULE –                                                                                              

3/27 – Molly              4/10 – Sawyer

3/28 – Noelle            4/11 – Thomas

3/29 – Rachael          4/12 – Ellie

UPCOMING EVENTS –

3/29 – Easter Egg hunt – We will begin on our playground at 10:40. This will go very quickly, so if you’d like to join us, I suggest arriving a little early.

3/29 – Just a reminder that our P2 students will be in class this morning as well as P3. The classes will be in separate rooms, but will share the preschool space.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 20, 2018

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy – This week’s letter is the letter: Q

Please have your child bring his/her Q item on Wednesday.

Math: We will continue to work on patterning and counting.

Faith Formation: Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018. This week, children will learn about Holy Week. They will experience the special ritual on Palm Sunday, the procession with palm branches welcoming Jesus on the first day of the Holy Week.

SNACK SCHEDULE –                                                                                              

3/20 – Luke P.                               3/27 – Molly

3/21 – Luke Y.                               3/28 – Noelle

3/22 – Mackenzie                           3/29 – Rachael

UPCOMING EVENTS –

On Thursday, March 29, the P2 class will meet at the same time as P3, so we will share the space. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility!

Thursday, March 29 – Easter egg hunt – on our playground at 10:40. Feel free to join us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 13, 2018

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy – This week’s letter is the letter: P

*Please bring a P item to school on Wednesday.

Our songs, stories and poems will focus on St. Patrick’s Day and the letter P.

Faith Formation: Children will retell the story of Jonah. They will also continue to learn about our loving and forgiving God.

ABC Music & Me – We will continue with the theme of Out and About.

SNACK SCHEDULE –                                                                                              

3/13 – Lilly                 3/20 – Luke P.

3/14 – Lochlan          3/21 – Luke Y.

3/15 – Lucy                3/22 – Mackenzie

UPCOMING EVENTS –

On Thursday, March 29, the P2 class will be meeting at the same time as our P3 class. Sara and I will teach the classes and Sister will float between the two. I’m just telling you so that you’re not surprised to see some new faces at school that day. That is also the day that we will have our Easter egg hunt. Would you like to volunteer in the classroom that morning? If so, please email me. An extra helper would be wonderful!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 6, 2018

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy – This week’s letter is the letter: O

Our songs and stories will focus on the letter O. Please have your child bring in an O item for sharing on Wednesday.

Faith Formation – We will learn about “parable” in the Story of the Prodigal Son and a Forgiving Father. Children will learn that God loves us no matter what.

ABC Music & Me – Out and About

Math – We will review patterning and create our own patterns of two colors.

SNACK SCHEDULE –                                                                                              

3/6 –   Henry                                                 3/13 – Lilly

3/7 –   Jillian                                                 3/14 – Lochlan

3/8 –   J.J.                                                     3/15 – Lucy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 27, 2018

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy – This week’s letter is the letter: N. Our songs and stories will focus on the letter N.

Please bring your N item on Wednesday.

We will also celebrate Dr. Seuss this week, as his birthday is March 2. We will enjoy his books throughout the week.

Math – Counting and Number Recognition.

Faith Formation – We will continue to talk about Lent. Children will learn Jesus’ teaching about sharing and will talk about ways we can share with others.

ABC Music & Me – We will begin a new unit entitled Out and About.

Many thanks to Jillian’s mom, Amy, who will be coming in on Thursday to do a science experiment/lesson with the children.

SNACK SCHEDULE –                                                                                              

2/27 – Thomas           3/6 – Henry

2/28 – Ellie                3/7 – Jillian

3/1 – Evan                  3/8 – J.J.

Library – Please try to return your child’s book each week. We have quite a few overdue books. Thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 21, 2018

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy – This week’s letter is the letter: M

Our stories, songs and poems will focus on the letter M.   Please have your child bring an M item for sharing on Wednesday.

Faith Formation – We will continue to talk about Lent. Children will learn Jesus’ teaching about sharing and will talk about ways we can share with others.

ABC Music & Me – Animals-a-Dancing.

Science – We will talk briefly about dental health and dental care habits.

Math – Through our calendar, we will review patterns, counting and 1:1 correspondence.

SNACK SCHEDULE –                                                                                              

2/20 – No School                              2/27 – Thomas

2/21 – Rachael                                              2/28 – Ellie

2/22 – Sawyer                                               3/1 – Evan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 13, 2018

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy – This week’s letter is the letter L.

Our songs, stories and poems with focus on the letter L . Please have your child bring his/her L item on Wednesday.

Math – We will continue to work on counting and number recognition.

Social Studies – We will discuss President’s Day with a particular focus on George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

Faith Formation – Lent Season begins on Ash Wednesday. Children will identify the season of Lent and its color in the Liturgical Calendar. They will also learn that Jesus is with us even in scary times in our story “Jesus Calms the Storm”

ABC Music & Me –Animals-a-Dancin

SNACK SCHEDULE –                                                                                              

2/13 – Mackenzie                 2/20 – No School

2/14 – Molly                           2/21 – Rachael

2/15 – Noelle                         2/22 – Sawyer

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, February 13 – Valentine Party – 10:40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 6, 2018

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

Catholic Schools Week was such fun for the children! The only disappointment was that Silly Sock Day fell of Friday, when this class wasn’t in session. So, at the request of the students, we will have our own Silly Sock Day on Tuesday. If your child would like, he or she can wear any silly or unmatched socks to school that day. They will have the option of leaving their shoes in their cubbies for the day (though we will put shoes on for recess, of course).

Literacy – This week’s letter is the letter: K

*Please bring your K item on Wednesday!

Our songs, stories, and poems will focus on Valentine’s Day and President’s Day.

Math – Continue work on number recognition and counting with 1:1 correspondence.

Social Studies – We will begin to discuss George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in honor of President’s Day.

Faith Formation – We will learn that God cares for all of us and for all creation.

ABC Music & Me –Animals-a-Dancing

SNACK SCHEDULE –                                                                                              

2/6 –   Lucy                            2/13 – Mackenzie

2/7 –   Luke P.                                    2/14 – Molly

2/8 –   Luke Y.                        2/15 – Noelle

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, February 13th at 10:40 a.m. – Valentine’s Day Party! Parents are welcome to stop in to help your child go through their valentines and decorate a cookie to enjoy. Please help your child distribute their valentines into the appropriate bag in the Rainbow Room when you arrive at preschool that morning. Thank you to Anna T. for organizing this party!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 30, 2018

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

Literacy – This week’s letter is the letter J. Please have your child bring a J item on Wednesday.                                            

Our songs, stories, and poems will focus on the letter J and Groundhog Day.

Math – Match My Number – The children make a set of objects to match the number given.

Science – We will review the importance of recycling and composting. We will tie this into our community service project of picking up trash around our playground.

Faith Formation – Children will learn about Jesus’ healing miracles. They will see that Jesus helps and cares for us as he cared and healed the sick man. We will take time to pray for those who are sick.

ABC Music & Me – We will begin a new unit this week – Animals-a-Dancing.

SNACK SCHEDULE                                                                                            

1/30 – J.J.                 2/6 – Lucy

1/31 – Lilly­                  2/7 – Luke P.

2/1 – Lochlan              2/8 – Luke Y.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Valentine’s Day is coming up quickly!! We will be decorating special valentine bags in class to hold all of our valentines. On the morning of February 13th, please send in a card for each student in class. They may be labeled with each child’s name (or not). If labeled, it’s more challenging for the kids to find each person’s box/bag. But, if they’re up for the challenge, then by all means! We have a total of 16 children in our class. Our party will begin at 10:40.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 23, 2018

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

Literacy – This week’s letter is the letter I. Please send in your I item on Wednesday.                                                

Our songs, stories, and poems will focus on weather and the letter I.

Math – Match My Number – We will continue to work on number identification and counting objects.

Faith Formation – Children will learn that Jesus chose special friends, called disciples, who walked with him and helped him.

ABC Music & Me – We will complete our Carnival unit this week.

SNACK SCHEDULE

1/23 – Evan               1/30 – J.J.

1/24 – Henry              1/31 – Lilly

1/25 – Jillian             2/1 – Lochlan

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 16, 2018

I hope that you are enjoying the long weekend.

Thank you for your support with name writing. Wow! The children are doing a fantastic job with the new sign in procedure.

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

Literacy – This week’s letter is the letter: H

Our stories, songs and poems will focus on the letter H and weather.

Please have your child bring his/her H show and tell item on Wednesday.

Math – The children will work to match items to a given number. They will focus on number recognition and counting with 1:1 correspondence.

Science – We will continue to learn about weather.

Faith Formation – The children will discover that the Church is present all over the world through pictures and stories that show similarities in worship among people who look and dress differently.

ABC Music & Me – Carnival of Music. We will continue to sing and dance to songs focusing on the carnival.

SNACK SCHEDULE                                                                                            

1/16 – Sawyer                       1/23 – Evan

1/17 – Thomas                       1/24 – Henry

1/18 – Ellie                            1/25 – Jillian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 9, 2018

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

Literacy – This week’s letter is the letter: G  

Please have your child bring his/her G item on Wednesday.

Our songs, stories, and poems will focus on the letter G, Martin Luther King, and weather.

This week, we will begin a student sign in process when the children arrive at school. You will find a letter formation sheet in your filer. Please refer to this in helping your child work on writing his/her name.    Please don’t worry about this addition to our school days. We will take this slowly, beginning with just one line or letter as necessary.

Math – We will continue to work on graphing, counting, and number recognition.

Science – We will continue to read and learn about weather.

ABC Music & Me – Carnival of Music. This month’s songs and instrumental activities focus on a visit to the carnival.

Faith Formation – The children will learn about the sacrament of Baptism.

SNACK SCHEDULE                                                                                            

1/9 –    Molly                           1/16 – Sawyer

1/10 – Noelle                         1/17 – Thomas

1/11 –   Rachael                      1/18 – Ellie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 2, 2018

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

Literacy – Our letter of the week is F. Our songs, stories, and poems will focus on the letter F. Please think of an F item with your child for sharing on Wednesday.    

Math – We will review shapes and begin to create and process graphs.

ABC Music & Me – Laugh & Learn: Unit 5 – Carnival of Music (Lesson 1 & 2)

SNACK SCHEDULE                                                                                            

1/2 –    Luke P.                                                1/9 – Molly

1/3 –    Luke Y.                                    1/10 – Noelle

1/4 –    Mackenzie                             1/11 – Rachael

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 19, 2017

CLASSOOM ACTIVITIES

As you know, we just have one day together this week. It will be a busy one, as both the P3 and Pre-K classes will be in session at the same time. Sister and I will teach your P3 children, while Sara and a parent volunteer will teach Pre-K. The children will be in separate classrooms, but 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 they don’t feel overwhelmed upon arrival…

ARRIVAL – We will have 34 children arriving at 8:30 this morning. Feel free to drop your child off any time between 8:30 and 8:45 to avoid confusion.

Caroling – At approximately 9:00, we will walk up to the Parish Center to sing our Christmas songs to the seniors.

SNACK SCHEDULE

12/19 – Lucy

1/2 – Luke P.

1/3 – Luke Y.

1/4 – Mackenzie

 

EXTRA NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Tuesday, 1/2 – School resumes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 12, 2017

CLASSOOM ACTIVITIES

Literacy – This week, we will review all letters taught so far, A-E. (No Letter item sharing this week)

Our stories, songs, and poems will focus on Christmas!

Faith Formation – We will talk about the Christmas event when Jesus was born. The children will recognize the Holy Family as Jesus’ family on earth with Mary and Joseph.

Music – Christmas songs – we will spend quite a bit of time practicing for the show on Tuesday and Wednesday, including rehearsals at the big school both days.

Math – We will continue to work on counting and patterning.

SNACK SCHEDULE

12/12 – J.J.                             12/19 – Lucy

12/13 – Lilly

12/14 – Lochlan

 

1/2 – Luke P.

1/3 – Luke Y.

1/4 – Mackenzie

 

EXTRA NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, 12/12 – This day will begin with a fire drill at 8:35. When the children arrive, they can leave on their jackets, as we will head right up to the big school. We would love to have a few parents join us if you are able…

Wednesday, 12/13 – P3 and Pre-K Holiday Show. Please arrive to the Big School by 6:20 (classroom 1A – enter the main school doors and walk straight down the hall)

Thursday, 12/14 – Gingerbread House Decorating Party at 10:30. Would you please send me an email if you plan to attend this event? The more hands, the merrier! Tremendous thanks to Mackenzie’s family for so generously donating 16 beautiful Starbucks gingerbread house kits for this event!

**We would love to have a couple of parents come in early to help organize the materials prior to the 10:30 event. Maybe 9:30? If you are able to help out with this, please email me. Thank you!

Tuesday, 12/19 – Last day of preschool before Christmas. Class will dismiss at our regular time of 11:00. *We will also be walking upstairs to the Parish Center to sing Christmas carols to our seniors this morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 5, 2017

CLASSOOM ACTIVITIES

Letter of the Week – E – Please have your child bring in an E item on Wednesday.

Our songs, stories, and poems will focus on the letter E and Christmas.

We will spend much of our week preparing for our show and working on some special holiday projects.

Faith Formation – We will continue to celebrate Advent season, to prepare for Jesus’ coming as we read the story of Mary and Joseph taking a trip to Bethlehem based on Luke 2: 1 – 7.

Math – We will continue working on counting and number recognition.

Music – We will be practicing our songs for the Christmas show.

SNACK SCHEDULE

12/5 – Evan           12/12 – J.J.

12/6 – Henry         12/13 – Lilly

12/7 – Jillian         12/14 – Lochlan

CALENDAR AT-A-GLANCE

Wednesday, 12/13 – PRESCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM – 6:30 pm

Thursday, 12/14 – Gingerbread House Party – 10:30

Tuesday, 12/19 – Last day of class before winter break

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 28, 2017

You will find a sign up sheet in the foyer for treats for the holiday program. We are asking for 4 families from the P3 class to bring two dozen cookies to the show. We are also requesting napkins and cups. Thank you!

Gingerbread House Decorating Party – Many thanks to Mackenzie’s family. They have very generously donated beautiful Starbucks gingerbread houses for each P3 student to build and decorate. We decorate these as we celebrate Christmas together. This event will take place on Thursday, December 14 at 10:30. Please join us!

CLASSOOM ACTIVITIES

Literacy – This week’s letter is the letter: D

Please have your child bring a D item to share on Wednesday.

Our songs, poems, and stories will focus on the letter D and Christmas. We will actually spend a fair amount of time over the next weeks learning and practicing our songs for the holiday show.

Faith Formation –  We will talk about the Liturgical Year. Children will learn about the different seasons in our Church calendar which begins at Advent.

Math – We will be counting and sorting holiday fun holiday items.

SNACK SCHEDULE

11/28 – Sawyer               12/5 – Evan

11/29 – Thomas               12/6 – Henry

11/30 – Ellie                   12/7 – Jillian

CALENDAR AT-A-GLANCE

Wednesday, 12/13 – PRESCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM from 6:15pm-7:30pm

Tuesday, 12/19 – Last day of school before the Christmas break.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Families,

Preschool Food Drive – The Pre-K class is now holding their annual food drive. Please feel free to join them in contributing. I will discuss this with the children this week. All donations will go to our Holy Rosary St. Vincent de Paul group to assist local families. (See details at the end of this letter.)

CLASSOOM ACTIVITIES

Literacy – This week’s letter is the letter: C

Our songs, stories, and poems will focus on the letter C and Thanksgiving.

Math – Sorting and counting.

Faith Formation – The children will learn that God gives us many different blessings and name something they are thankful for. They will also learn about Mass or Eucharist as celebration of “Thanksgiving” to God.

ABC Music & Me – Let’s Play

SNACK SCHEDULE –

11/14 – Molly                                             11/28 – Sawyer

11/15 – Noelle                                   11/29 – Thomas

11/16 – Rachael                                  11/30 – Ellie

 

The Pre-K kids will be holding a small Food Drive to help the hungry in our community. Here is a list of needed items if you would like to contribute:

Tuna

Canned Soup

Top Ramen

Rice

Canned Fruit

Peanut butter

Crackers (all kinds)

Cake mix

Pasta

Macaroni and cheese

Beef stew

Chili

Ravioli

Instant Oatmeal

Cereal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 7, 2017

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy – Our poems, songs, and stories will focus on the letter B.

This week’s letter is the letter: B

Sharing – Please have your child bring an item that begins with B on Wednesday.

Faith Formation – Children will learn that Jesus loves children and welcomed them.

Math – Counting Bugs

Science – We will continue to talk about spiders and will also focus on squirrels.

ABC Music & Me – Laugh & Learn: Unit 3 – Let’s Play

SNACK SCHEDULE –

11/7 – Luke P.                                            11/14 – Molly

11/8 – Luke Y.                                            11/15 – Noelle

11/9 – Mackenzie                                        11/16 – Rachael

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 31, 2017

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy – This is an exciting week as we will begin our Letter Work. The children will be introduced to each letter and sound in alphabetical order over the course of the year.

Letter of the week – A

Sharing – Please have your child bring an A item to share with the class on Wednesday. This item will be displayed on our Letter Sharing Table and sent home at the end of the day.

Our songs, stories, and poems will focus on the letter A.

Faith Formation – Children will learn about saints and why our Church celebrates All Saints Day. They will listen to stories of saints like St. Francis of Assisi, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and Angel Gabriel.

We are also hoping that the fourth graders will visit us in their saint costumes on Wednesday, and tell us a bit about the saints that they have been learning about.

Math – We will continue to focus on counting and number identification

Science – Pumpkins and spiders

ABC Music & Me – Laugh & Learn: Unit 3 – Let’s Play

SNACK SCHEDULE –

10/31 – Lilly                   11/7 – Luke P.

11/1 – Lochlan                 11/8 – Luke Y.

11/2 – Lucy                     11/9 – Mackenzie

Library Books – We visit the library each Thursday. Please be sure to return your books weekly. There are a few children with several books at home. Please search around and return them by this Thursday. Thanks!

Halloween Party – Tuesday, 10/31 at 10:40.  All are welcome to join us for this very simple event.

Station 32 Open House – The children loved having the firefighters from Station 32 visit on Thursday. I wanted to let you know that there is going to be an Open House at their station on Saturday, November 4, in case you would like to attend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 24, 2017

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy Time Our songs, poems, and stories will focus on pumpkins and of course, Halloween!

Faith Formation – The Children will talk about various ways of showing love and will name people they love.

Math – We will focus on counting up to ten items with an emphasis on 1:1 correspondence.

Science – Pumpkins!

ABC Music and Me– Home Sweet Home – final week

Fire Truck Visit – Many thanks to the parents who volunteered to chaperone our visit and brought cookies for the firefighters. As you probably heard, the firefighters got a call on their way to Holy Rosary and were not able to make it. They are planning to come next Tuesday, 10/24 instead. We’ll keep our fingers crossed! If you would like to join us and assist as a chaperone, please email me. (Safe environment training must be complete)

Halloween Party – Our party will be on Tuesday, 10/31 at 10:40. Feel free to join us.

SNACK SCHEDULE –

10/24 – Jillian                         10/31 – Lilly

10/25 – Henry                          11/1 – Lochlan

10/26 – JJ                              11/2 – Lucy

 

 

 

 

October 18, 2017

You will find a Handwriting Without Tears letter formation page in your child’s filer. Please use this as a reference when working on letter formation at home. I do encourage you to work with your child to learn to write his/her name. Feel free to catch me after class if you’d like some guidance with this.

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy Time Our songs, poems, and stories will focus on opposites (big/little, long/short, up/down) and of course, Halloween!

Conflict Management – Asking for What You Need or Want

ABC Music & Me – Laugh & Learn: Unit 2 – Home Sweet Home

Math – Our focus on opposites will be included in our math lessons this week. We will work to sort items into two groups while continuing to count and identify colors and shapes.

Faith Formation – Children will continue to learn about church as we visit Holy Rosary Church and find some things inside the church that help us pray.

SNACK SCHEDULE –

10/17 – Thomas                        10/24 – Jillian

10/18 – Ellie                                     10/25 – Henry

10/19 – Evan                            10/26 – JJ

Extra News and Upcoming Events –

Looking ahead to next year… – You will soon be receiving a survey with regard to your Pre-K preference for next year. Please take a moment to fill it out as we are looking into how we can meet the needs of all of our families.

Fire Truck Visit – A fire engine and crew will be visiting our class on Tuesday morning at 10:00 (unless they have a fire emergency, in which case we will reschedule) Please join us if you are able! There is a sign up sheet in the foyer (Safe Environment Training must be completed).

**If you would like to send in some cookies as a thank you for the firefighters, this would be greatly appreciated!

Tuesday, October 31 –Classroom Halloween Party at 10:40 – (Please have your child wear black and orange – No costumes please) Thank you to Rachael’s mom, Anna, for organizing this event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 10, 2017

Happy week!

The Seattle Fire Department will visit the preschool next Tuesday, October 17.  This will be an exciting day for the children, as they will get to see a fire truck up close (and even sit in it). They are scheduled to arrive at 10am (provided there’s no emergency at the time). The parent sign up sheet is in the foyer. As you know, the archdiocese does require that all volunteers have completed Safe Environment Training, so once you have signed up, I’ll let you know if you have any additional pieces to complete. Thank you!

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy – Our songs, stories, and poems this week will focus on Fire Safety and Shapes.

Faith Formation – Children will learn about Church. They will identify Church as a place where people come together to worship, to thank God, to serve God, and to serve others.

ABC Music & Me – Our songs are rhythm activities will focus on Home Sweet Home.

Math – We will continue to work on number recognition, counting, and shapes.

Science – We will enjoy another salad from our preschool garden this week (thank you to Luke Y.’s family!!) We will also be planting fall bulbs.

SNACK SCHEDULE –

10/10 – Noelle                         10/17 – Thomas

10/11 – Rachael                        10/18 – Ellie

10/12 – Sawyer                       10/19 – Lucy

Extra News and Upcoming Events

CALENDAR AT-A-GLANCE –

Tuesday, 10/17 at 10:00am – Visit from the Seattle Fire Department

Tuesday, 10/31 –Halloween Party – 10:40

Friday, 11/10 – NO SCHOOL – Veterans Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 3, 2017

October is Fire Safety Month. This week, we will discuss fire safety in preparation for our upcoming visit from a local fire engine.

Literacy – Our songs, stories, and poems will be based upon fire safety and shapes.

Math – We will focus on shape identification, sorting, and counting.

Conflict Management – Focusing Attention – We will continue to sing our Focusing Attention song and to discuss “eyes watching/ears listening/voices quiet/bodies calm” while in a group time.

Faith Formation – This week, your child will be learning about how God loves us and how we can show God that we love him through prayer.

ABC Music & Me – Unit 2: “Home Sweet Home”

SNACK SCHEDULE –

10/3 –             Luke Y.                                    10/10 – Noelle

10/4 –             Mackenzie                             10/11 – Rachael

10/5 –             Molly                                       10/12 – Sawyer

Enjoy the week!

 

September 26, 2017

What a wonderful group of children.  We are feeling quite blessed that we get have this year to teach them!

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy – We will continue our discovery of colors through songs, stories, and poems. This week, we will focus on green, with an emphasis on apples.

Conflict ManagementFocusing Attention

Faith Formation – Children will learn that God made people/us.

Note: Please send a picture of your child. We will use it for our activity in this lesson.

ABC Music & Me – On the Go. Our music lessons will continue to focus on a transportation theme.

Math – Color Sort – We will count and sort according to color.

Science – Many thanks to Luke Y. and his family for taking care of our preschool garden in the pots outside of our main door. This week, we had a beautiful salad to accompany snack – freshly harvested!

SNACK SCHEDULE –

9/26 – Lochlan                         10/3 – Luke Y.

9/27 – Evan                             10/4 – Mackenzie

9/28 – Luke P.                         10/5 – Molly

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

 

 

September 19, 2017

What a wonderful first week of preschool! Sister, Sara, and I feel absolutely blessed to have the opportunity to teach your darling children this year.

When you come to preschool on Tuesday, we ask that you continue to help your child wash his or her hands, sign them in, and have them find their nametag on the blue table and place the nametag in the pocket chart in the classroom.

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES –

Literacy – We begin our discovery of colors and shapes through stories, songs, and poems.  Our theme is Sunny Days. We will focus on yellow.

Math – Number recognition, counting, and shape recognition

Second Step – Listening

The Listening Rules Song

Eyes are watching,                 Ears are listening,                                                                                                                         Voices quiet,                           Bodies calm,                                                                                                                               This is how we listen,             This is how we listen,                                                                                                         At group time,                         At group time.

Faith Formation

Children will learn that God made the world and the things God made tell us that God is great. They will also learn about Prayer and start saying our Preschool Prayer.

God in heaven hear my prayer.

Keep in in thy loving care.

Be my guide in all I do.

Bless all those who love me too. Amen.

SNACK SCHEDULE –

9/19 – Jillian                                     9/26 – Lochlan

9/20 – JJ                               9/27 – Evan

9/21 – Lilly                             9/28 – Luke P.

*Remember…we are a nut-free preschool*

Enjoy the week!

 

 

September 11, 2017

Dear Families,

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. I am so excited to get to teach your child!

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

Contact Information – Always feel free to contact me with questions or concerns that may arise. Email is best at tevans@holyrosaryws.org. The emergency phone number is (206)937-7255. If you need to get in touch with us during class, please call this number and the office will contact us via intercom.

Also, please sign up for the email blasts from the Big School. This is very important in case there is an emergency while your child is here.      

mailing-list@holyrosaryws.org

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.

Water Bottles – Please send a full water bottle to school with your child each day.

Jackets/Toys – Please be sure to send your child to school with a jacket or sweater (clearly labeled with her or her name), as we will be going outside each day. We ask that your child please not bring toys to school. We have an amazing assortment of stimulating manipulatives and play items. We do not want any personal items lost or broken.

Family Photo – Please bring a photo of your family for our front bulletin board, if you have not already.

Individual Photos – Please mark your calendar for Tuesday, September 19 for individual photos. We will be heading up to the big school at 8:45 for our photos. (If you would like to walk up with us, you are most welcomeJ)

A photo form will be in your child’s file sometime over the next week. Please complete and bring it with you on photo day.

Parking – Unfortunately, we are no longer allowed to use the parking lot across the street from the preschool. This lot belongs to West Seattle Christian, and they have made a decision to limit the use of the lot to their parishioners only. They will be towing cars that are not registered with their parish. Please do not park there, even for a quick drop off. Thank you!

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 SCHEDULE –

9/12 –        Ellie                    9/19 – Jillian

9/13 –        Evan                    9/20 – Julie

9/14 –        Henry                 9/21 – Lillian

Upcoming Events:

Friday, 9/15 thru Saturday 9/16 – WestFest

Tuesday, 9/19 at 8:45 am – Individual Photo Day

 Enjoy the weekend and the upcoming lovely fall week!

I can’t wait to get started on Tuesday!

Tauna