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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 8/21 to 8/25

Posted on Aug 27, 2017

Hi Preschool Parents,

     What a great first week of school.  The first week of school went so well.  Our morning and afternoon routine is starting to fall into place.  The students know how to hang up their book bags, get out their folders and walk to our smaller room to begin their craft.  We learned our prayers, pledge and were assigned jobs.  The students might tell you they are sitting like a pretzel on the floor, which is a "listening position."  We stand for the flag, sit down for our "days of the week" song, stand up again for the "Macarena months song, and back down for calendar, weather and plant watering jobs.  We are up and down a lot! We have a line leader and a door holder.  This year we even have a Song picker.  We have been singing "5 Little Monkeys Swinging in a Tree," a lot.   We were even able to all go outside and enjoy the wonderful weather on play ground.  

     Some of the things we worked on this week were a "first day drawing," a doll for our Welcome Board and we colored a petal for our Friendship Flower.  We read stories about the first day of school and friendship.  We are busy learning everyone's name and making new friends.  We talked about how Jesus is  our best friend and about how much He loves children.  

     This week and next we will continue to go over the rules which are basically to Share, Help Clean Up, Walk and Keep Our Hands to Ourselves.  This week we will sign our Rule Poster to show that everyone understands what is expected.  

     I will send a letter this week asking for everyone to have earphones for Computer Class.  We will attend Computers this week on Thursday.  If you don't have the earphones this week, don't worry, but send them in a baggie that is labeled with your child's name as soon as you are can.  Due to the amount of students in the morning class, we have to split up the class and half of the students will go to Computers and half of the class will go to Library for story time.  We will switch every other week.  Afternoon class will be able to all go every week.  

     Thank you so much for your patience and for bringing to us the most wonderful and fantastic children to our preschool. Mrs. Healy, Ms Starr and myself are absolutely thrilled and excited to begin our year together!  Have a great rest of the weekend.  



Part Time Preschool for Week of 8/2l to 8/25/2017

Posted on Aug 20, 2017

Hello Everyone!

     Every week I will post what we have worked on for the week.  I just wanted to welcome everyone to a new year of preschool.  For those of you that have your children in the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday program, your child will not be starting until Tuesday, 8/22.  Everyone else will start school on Monday 8/21.  Because this is a half a day for the entire school, the afternoon students will not have school on Monday the 21st.  We will not see your children until the afternoon of the 22nd.  

     Again, we are so very excited and cannot wait to meet everyone.  We are going to have a GREAT school year together.  Please remember if you ever have any questions or any concerns, please do not hesitate to email or call me at anytime. My door is always open for you.  See you tomorrow or Tuesday!  

PS:  Don't forget to send a snack and a drink with your child when they come to school.