5 Day Preschool 3/27

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Dear Families,

We are so proud of the hard work our students are doing in school. We have seen many achievements during these last week! Great job preschoolers!

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We will focus on the letter and sound of “Uu ” and will decorate Uu with little umbrellas.

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“Jesus goes to a Wedding” This is the story of Jesus’ first miracle when Jesus turned water into wine. When we come together to eat and drink, Jesus is with us, and this unites and strengthens us as in The Last Supper. Jesus shows his almighty power.
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We will introduce the lifecycle of a Butterfly and will be waiting for our caterpillars to come in the mail next week!
We will sing songs, create art projects and recite poems with the Spring theme.
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The children will learn new Spring vocabulary and review how to say “My Name is_____” (Mi nombre es)
Song: “Las Mariposas”
Vocabulary:
Arco iris (rainbow)                            viento (wind)
Lluvia (rain)                                         sol (sun)
Flor (flower)                                         luna (moon)
Gusano (worm)                                   sombrilla (umbrella)
Mariposa (butterfly)                          pozo (puddle)
Nube (Cloud)                                        botas (boots)

5 Day Preschool 3/20

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Dear Families,

Happy Spring! Any sign that spring is here encourages us! Have a wonderful week!

We want to thank all the “Special Visitors” that came to preschool. The children loved it and so did we!
Special thanks to all of the preschool parents who sent the wonderful treats!

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This week we will focus on the letter and sound of “Tt” . We will decorate our Tt’s with TRIX!

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We will listen to the story JESUS HEALS A MAN WHO CANNOT SEE. Jesus performed miracles

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We will sing songs, create art projects and recite poems with the Spring Theme.

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We will review:
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speed fast-rapido slow-lento
body parts eyes-ojos nose-nariz ears-orejas
mouth-boca face-cara head-cabeza
shoulders-hombros knees-rodillas feet-pies

5 Day Preschool 3/13

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Dear Families,

Our preschoolers are working hard every day. They have grown so much and continue to be curious about letters, numbers , and writing!
We have preschoolers at many different levels of learning who through their daily work and play teach each other. We are very proud of their accomplishments.

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This week we will focus on the letter and sound of “Ss”.
Practice writing the letter s at home…(use shaving cream, sugar, sand, clay, etc…).

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The children will listen and discuss the story JESUS WALKS ON THE WATER. They will recall that a miracle is something extraordinary performed by Jesus or God.
Our prayer : Dear Jesus, Help me to trust you when I am afraid. I believe in you Jesus. Thank you for the wind and sea.

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Last week we reviewed counting, colors, and greetings.
We practiced: yes-si no-no
size large-grande small-pequeno
speed fast-rapido slow-lento
body parts eyes-ojos nose-nariz ears-orejas
mouth-boca face-cara head-cabeza
shoulders-hombros knees-rodillas feet-pies

To celebrate St. Patricks’s Day we are practicing naming green objects:
sapo verde-green frog
camion verde- green truck
hoja verde- green leaf
lima verde- green lime
manzana verde-green apple
Unknown-4SAVE THE DATE! SPECIAL VISITOR’S DAY REMINDER! We will have a special visitor’s day for all preschool classes. Each preschooler may invite one or two special people to class to make a craft and enjoy refreshments.
Below are the class visitor schedules:
Mrs. Castillo’s 3 day Part-time class—Wednesday, March 15th at 10:15.
Quigley AM class — Thursday, March 16th at 10:15.
Quigley PM class—Thursday, March 16th at 12:15.

Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
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5 Day Preschool News 3/6

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March 6, 2017

Dear Families,

SAVE THE DATE!  SPECIAL VISITOR’S DAY REMINDER!  We will have a special visitor’s day for all preschool classes. Each preschooler may invite one or two special people to class to make a craft and enjoy refreshments.  

Below are the class visitor schedules:

Mrs. Castillo’s 3 day Part-time class—Wednesday, March 15th  at 10:15.

Quigley AM class — Thursday, March 16th at 10:15.

Quigley PM class—Thursday, March 16th at 12:15.

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This week we will focus on the letter and sound of “Rr”  and  decorate r’s with ribbon.

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The children will listen to the story “Come Follow Me”  when Jesus and Peter go fishing.  The children will hear how Jesus called men to be his disciples and do his work.  We will brainstorm ways we can follow Jesus.

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The students will learn to peacefully find solutions when there is a conflict.

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We will sing songs, create art projects and recite poems with the St. Patrick Theme.

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NO PRESCHOOL CLASSES ON FRIDAY, MARCH 10

5 Day Preschool News 2/27

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Dear Families,

We are at the end of February! We are happy to be back in school! It seems like spring is just around the corner.

Our Accreditation team is coming this week to visit our school. For this reason Friday, March 3rd, will be a 2:00 pm early dismissal.

We will have a Special Visitor’s Day for the 5 day preschool on March 16. The AM Preschool visitors will arrive at 10:15 and the PM Preschool will have the event at 12:15 pm. Each preschooler will have an great opportunity to invite one or two special people to the classroom to make a craft and enjoy refreshments.

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We will focus on the letter Qq and will make quarter rubbings on our “Qq”.

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We will continue to work on  Love Signs Book and begin our Unit on Lent which culminates with Easter. We will also receive our Ashes  this coming Wednesday,

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The children will learn the art of polishing shoes. They will also learn to use the garlic press to squeeze water out of sponges. This is a great activity for exercising  the students fine motor skills.

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The students will sing, recite poems, and create art with the March Themes: Shamrocks, Spring and Rainbows.

 

5 Day Preschool News 2/5

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Dear Parents,

Valentine’s Day is coming up very soon! For this day the children may make and send one large, special, decorated Valentine to decorate our classroom or individual valentines for your child to pass out.

If your child is giving individual valentines please sign your child’s name. In order to keep it simple we ask that you do not address valentines to individual children in the class. We will celebrate Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, February 14.

Twice a year we send out report cards for the Pre-K children. These need to be signed and returned.  We will send out special reports for the younger students in June 2017.

images-7 Language Arts:

Next week we will focus on the alphabet letter and sound of Oo

images-7 Second Step:

“Fair ways to Play” Lesson 19 Unit 4

The students will learn that playing together, trading, and taking turns are fair and fun ways to play.

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This week we are learning the symbols of the Church which we call “Love Signs” (Cross –represents Jesus, Alpha and Omega–God was and will always be, light–God, Jesus, God’s love, Water–Life, blessings, Baptism, Fish–Christian, Chi-Rho–Jesus Christ, Flame–Holy Spirit, Clover–Trinity. The students will soon bring home My Book Of Love Signs.

images-7 Practical Life:

Sorting beads into heart trays and Bubble fun

images-7 Cosmic:

Activities with magnets

Important Reminder:

There will be no school on Friday, February 17th, Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st

 

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5 Day Preschool News 1/30

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Dear Families,

It was wonderful to meet with all of you at conferences. We love being with your children and your support is fantastic. We are looking forward to enjoying the remainder of the year.

Catholic Schools Week
Sunday, January 29th was the beginning of Catholic Schools Week. This is a big celebration for all Catholic schools!

LANGUAGE ARTS
Last week the children studied the letter Mm with marshmallows! and Next week we will focus on the alphabet letter and sound of “Nn” and glue noodles on the letter Nn.

CULTURAL/COSMIC STUDIES
The children are beginning their studies on the continents. Last week the children celebrated China and Chinese New Year and we introduced the lake and island.
This week the children will be introduced to the landforms: cape and bay.

PRACTICAL LIFE
Putting Pennies in a Piggy Bank activity
Color mixing

RELIGION
Last week we learned about Baptism and the story of “Jesus and John the Baptist”.
We will continue our studies on Jesus as a boy.

SPANISH
We will review greetings, numbers, colors, and shapes.

Amor : Love
corazon: Heart
Tarjeta: Card
regalo: Gift
Flores: Flowers
Chocolate: Chocolate
Dia de San Valentin: Valentine’s Day

5 Day Preschool News 1/10

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LANGUAGE ARTS

We will focus on the letter and sound of “Ll ” and will glue lentils on the letter.

We will also learn about words that rhyme.

CULTURAL AND COSMIC STUDIES

To celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day we are going to be making “Rainbow People” (children of many colors). We do this activity to celebrate diversity in our world and to thank God for creating us all in a unique way.

RELIGION

We will learn about the members of  The Holy Family and what it was like to live in the time of Jesus as a little boy.

SPANISH

Will review basic vocabulary, greetings, numbers, colors and will learn shapes:

Circulo: Circle

Cuadrado: Square

Rectangulo: Rectangle

Triangulo: Triangle

DATES TO REMEMBER

Preschool and Kindergarten Open House

On Thursday, January 12th from 7:00 to 8:30 pm there will be an Open House for preschool and kindergarten. This is for new families to our preschool or kindergarten.

There will be an Open House for all school families after the 10:30 mass on January 29th.  All families are encouraged to attend.  This starts CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK!

 Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, January 16th. There is NO SCHOOL.

Preschool conferences will be held on January 26 and 27.

For those parents who need to plan ahead for childcare there will be NO PRESCHOOL on Thursday, January 26th and 27th.  Please return your conference form to reserve a time ASAP!

XDC WILL BE OPEN.

5 Day Preschool News 1/3/17

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Dear Preschool Families,

Welcome Back! We hope you had a wonderful holiday break and a Happy New Year! We also want to thank you for the scrip, flowers, and all the wonderful gifts!

We are eager to be back to work and have many activities in store for the months ahead!

During this week we will be talking about the story of the 3 Kings. We will learn that they brought gifts of Gold for a king, Frankincense for his spiritual roll, and Myrrh because he is the Son of God.

Dates to Remember:

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday January 16 and there is no school.

Early Dismissal on January 23 at 2:00 pm.

Enjoy this Video of our Christmas Performance Rehearsal

Thank you for all your support!

Preschool Teachers

5 Day Preschool News 12/16

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Dear Preschool families,

Our preschoolers gave a beautiful concert performance. We are very proud of them. They are natural entertainers. Thanks for your support which makes a difference!

Thank you, for all the donations given to the St. Martin de Porres, homeless shelter for men and the Noel House homeless shelter for women. “Hands that give will never be empty”.

We also want to say how thankful we are to be part of your children’s lives. Having the opportunity to come to school each day to see their beautiful smiles, is a blessing to us.

We are looking forward to seeing you back at school on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017!

Rylie will be in charge of snack on January 3rd and Elise will be in charge of snack the week of January 3rd.

We wish you a Holy Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Love,

Preschool Teachers