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Ms. Sue Power, Preschool

Hello! My name is Sue Power. This is my sixteenth year of being a teacher and my third year at St. John Fisher. I am so excited to be working with your children this year in the part-time preschool program. A few facts about me are: Ever since I can remember, I always wanted to be a teacher. My love for reading extends from getting engrossed in a great book to choosing and reading books to my students. I believe in daily exercise and if my knees would cooperate, I would love to run a marathon, if I could. I also like to incorporate exercise in my classroom with movement, dancing and yoga. I am interested in anything related to science and I love to see my students faces light up when we mix up something as simple as baking soda and vinegar. I live in Evergreen Park and I have four fantastic adult children who thankfully are all doing well and in great careers of their own. I love going to the city and am a big Sox fan. A great evening for me is coming home from school, taking a walk and then sitting down to a great meal or going out to dinner with friends. I am proud to say that I am a product of Catholic school and that tradition remained the same for my own children as well. I really enjoy teaching my preschoolers about all of the wonderful things God has given us. I also enjoy teaching and learning with my students ways we can be more like Jesus in everything we do. I'm looking forward to meeting all of you on August 25, 2016! We are going to have a terrific year!

Part Time Preschool for Week of 9/6 to 9/9

Posted on Sep 11, 2016

Dear Preschool Parents,

     This week in preschool we worked on shapes.

     For Art, we stamped different shapes on a piece of paper and we also chose a shape to decorate.  We worked on squares, circles, rectangles, diamonds, ovals and stars.  

     For Religion we talked about how the shepherd takes care of his sheep.  We learned that he always counts them to make sure they are all together.  We learned that we are like sheep and that God always makes sure that we are safe and together.  

     In Math we sorted shapes using various items in our classroom, we reached in a bag and pulled out a shape and identified it and finally sorted shapes on our magnet board.  We completed some papers by tracing and identifying.  

     Our Science experiment was an observation.  We put a tiny foam flower in water and it was suppose to  grow four times bigger.  It wasn't that great so I left it in the water for this week and we will see if anything happens.

     The students are following the routines of school very nicely and getting along with each other very well.  One of our rules is, if anyone asks to play with you, you have to say "yes."  

     A couple of reminders: There is no school on Friday 9/16, due to Fisher Fest and if possible, please send in your child's ear phones for Computers by Thursday.  

     Have a great week!

Part-Time Preschool for Week of 8/26 to 9/2/2016

Posted on Sep 04, 2016

Hi Everyone!

     Though it was quite warm, we had a great first full week in Preschool!

On Monday, our students in the morning attended Gym with Mr. Schroeder and on Thursday, our morning students had Art with Mrs. Newman.  Also on Thursday, our morning and afternoon students attended Computer class with Mrs. Maxwell.  

For Religion this week, we talked about how Jesus always welcomes the children. We learned the bible story, "Let the Children Come."  Jesus' friends said that Jesus was too busy but Jesus said, "No, let the children come to me."  Jesus is never to busy for us.  

For Math this week, we have been reviewing our colors.  The little Bears played a crayon game.  I named a color and they had to find it and pick it up.  The Big Bears sorted by colors using different color dinosaurs.   

Our Science experiment was a spectacular "baking soda/vinegar/food coloring concoction."  We counted to 3 and then put our spoons in the solution.  What happened next was bubbling, sizzling and color changing and a lot of oohs and aahhs and clapping.   

Our Art projects were painting a rainbow fish and adding sparkly scales and Pete the Cat.  Everyone picked which color shoes they wanted their Pete to have.  

We read many stories about Pete, Rainbow Fish and first day of school stories.

We are continuing to work on routines; hanging up back packs, putting folders away, morning work, sitting on the carpet and listening to a story, lining up, and staying in line.  Again, all so basic, but not always easy for little ones.  

I hope everyone has a great three day weekend.  I am going to the Sox Game on Monday, hoping for some good luck and a win! Happy Labor Day and see everyone back on Tuesday!!

 
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