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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 Weeks of 11/12 to 11/20

Posted on Nov 25, 2018

HI Preschool Parents,

     I really enjoyed meeting everyone at last week's Parent Teacher Conferences. Your children are my utmost, important priority while they are here in school and I will continue to help them grow throughout the year as we work side by side.  Thank you again for everything you do as parents.  

    We now have wrapped up Thanksgiving and fall activities and will be moving on to Christmas.  As I mentioned our Christmas Show will be on December 19th.  We will be begin practicing our songs for the show this week.

     We also wrapped up letter Ii and will be moving on to Jj.  We played some fun letter games and read some great stories.

     For Religion we talked about all of the wonderful things we are thankful for and how lucky we are that God gives us everything we need.

     For Math we worked on number 7.  We all practiced saying, "Slide to the right, and then slant down."  

     We will be sending all of our Thanksgiving projects we made which include, Pilgrims and turkeys.  Thanks for the feathers you sent in, they looked so cute on our big turkeys.

     Have a great rest of the weekend! 

Part Time Preschool for Week of 11/5 to 11/9/18

Posted on Nov 07, 2018

Hi Preschool Families,

     We had a great week in Preschool.  Most importantly we filled our Kindness Jar with marbles and we had a great treat of ice cream, whip cream, Oreo cookie Sundays!  Yum!  Great job to all of the morning and afternoon preschoolers.  You are so kind and nice to each other.  I know that makes God smile!

     We also had mid term elections.  We voted for either a cat or a dog and the cat won by a close margin in both classes!

     This week we worked on Letter H.  We played some fun Hh games.  We sorted big H and small h and we placed Hh pictures in the hat that I brought from home.

     For Art we made a person and then got to cut his/her hair.  We talked about never ever doing this to our own hair.  We also made turkeys to hang in our classroom. 

     For Religion we read a story about what we are thankful for and then made a colorful paper chain of all of our great things we thank God for.

     Our number this week was number 6.  We rolled a dice cube and circled number 6 every time we rolled a six.

     My blog is early this week because I am off to California with my three daughters for a fun trip.  I will be back by Monday.  Everyone have a great rest of the week and weekend!  

     REMINDERS:  Our upcoming Christmas Show is 12/19.  More details to follow in future.

     Parent Teacher Conferences are Monday, November 19th.  There will not be any afternoon preschool classes that entire week before Thanksgiving.  

     Keep the turkey feathers coming in.  The kids really like to share them and hang them on our classroom turkeys.  


Part Time Preschool for Week of 10/29 to 11/2/18

Posted on Nov 03, 2018

Dear Preschool Families,

     We had a great week in Preschool.  It was really fun having everyone come to hear our Halloween songs on Halloween.  We had a lot of fun the rest of the day playing games and having a great snack.  Thank you again, Mrs. Rech for providing cookies and juice.

     In addition we worked on Letter G.  We played some fun games like putting a Gg gumball sticker in the gumball machine and putting the Gg garbage in the mini garbage can.  We worked on the formation and the sound and read some fun books.

     For Math we worked on number 5.  Maeve taught us a great poem that her brother Bobby taught her: "Silly old five goes down and around, put a flag on top and look what I found.  We also put five things items on our paper plates.  We practiced counting and reviewed our old numbers.

     For Religion we learned about another miracle.  Jesus heals a man who cannot see.  We talked about all of the beautiful things in the world that God had made for us and how sad it would be if we couldn't see them.

     REMINDERS:  At your convenience, please send your decorated feather back to school.  Our turkey is cold and in need of some coverage.  

     Our upcoming Christmas Show will be on December 19th this year.  More information will follow.  Please mark your calendar.  


     Have a great rest of the weekend.