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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 11/13 to 11/17/2017

Posted on Nov 26, 2017

Dear Preschool Parents,

     It was great meeting everyone at Parent Teacher Conferences, talking with you over the phone or emailing everyone.  Thank you for sending your children every day to us, we truly love them all.  

     The last few weeks we concentrated on letter G and the rest of our Thanksgiving crafts that you will be getting home this week.  Onward to Christmas and letter H.  

     We talked a lot about being thankful for all that we have and we pray every day for anyone who needs our prayers.  

      I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and some great days off of the regular routine of school.  I enjoyed being with my family and catching up with reading and taking some well needed walks.  

      Have a great rest of the weekend!

Part Time Preschool for Week of 11/6 to 11/10/2017

Posted on Nov 12, 2017

Dear Preschool Families,

     Thank you for your Service to all Veterans!  

     This Week in Preschool we continued on with letter Ff. I was able to finish up my assessments with the help of Ms Starr.  We can now move forward with our new letter Gg this week. We did however, do some reviewing by playing some letter recognition games for all of our old letters.  We read many stories about friends, fish and frogs and many books about Thanksgiving.

     We have been learning about Pilgrims and Native Americans.  We learned that the Pilgrims traveled by boat to come to America.  We learned that the boat was "The Mayflower," and that they landed on "Plymouth Rock."  We also have been learning that the Pilgrims and the Native Americans taught each other how to hunt and cook and that they had a big feast together which was "The First Thanksgiving."  

     For Religion we learned that God gave us the gift of friends and that we need to share, help and be kind to our friends.

     We did not have an experiment this week for Science but we did look at different kinds of  leaves with our Scholastic Magazine.

     On Friday we talked about what a Veteran is and how even though we are little, if we know someone, we can say, "Thank you for Your Service."  We made a star wreath and marched around the room to "Your a Grand Old Flag," with our flags.  

     This Week for Art we made Pilgrims/ Native Americans and glued feathers on letter F.  

     Thank you for sending back your choices for Parent Teacher Conferences.  I will work on my schedule early this week and will send you a confirmation as soon as possible.  

     SOME DATES TO REMEMBER:  Parent Teacher Conferences for Part Time Preschool are 11/20 and 11/21.  THERE WILL NOT BE ANY AFTERNOON PRESCHOOL FOR BOTH OF THOSE DAYS. AND THEN WE ARE OFF FOR THANKSGIVING BREAK THE REST OF THE WEEK.  

     CHRISTMAS SHOW IS 12/20/2017 FOR BOTH AM AND PM CLASSES,  IN THE MORNING.  I WILL SEND A CONFIRMATION ON TIME SOON.  

     Have a great rest of the weekend.  

 

     

       

 

Part Time Preschool for Week of 10/30 to 11/3/2017

Posted on Nov 05, 2017

Dear Preschool Families,

     Wow!  What a Week!  We had two fantastic Halloween parties.  A huge thank you to Mrs. Bugala for her coordinating both classes and also a big thank you to all parents who came and helped out with the games.  A great time was had by all!  Secondly, we celebrated the first 50 days of school with our '50s theme.  Everyone was dressed so cute.  We enjoyed dancing in our socks and having root beer floats.  

    In addition, we began letter Ff.  We read stories about fish, frogs and friends and played some review games with construction paper fishes.  We also got to shine the flashlight on letter F if the word began with that sound.  Letter F was the movie star of the week.  Since we had so many parties this week, I have decided to continue our letter F this next week too. In preparation for our progress reports, I have been trying to test the students on their letters, numbers, cutting skills, counting, colors, and shapes. I'm hoping to finish up this week. 

     For Art we made turkeys and colored our 50s paper.  Thank you for your great feathers.  Our turkeys are looking so cute on the bulletin board.

     For Religion we talked about Jesus' friends.  We learned that His good friends were willing to drop everything and come and follow Him to spread the word about God.  

     We skipped our science experiment this week and made root beer floats instead, yum!

     Have a great rest of the weekend! 

 

 
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