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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 12/10-12/14/18

Posted on Dec 16, 2018

Dear Preschool Families,

     We had a busy week in Preschool.  We are very busy trying to practice for our show as much as we can.  The kids are real excited to perform for their families.

     We also tried to work on Letter Ll.  Being as busy as we are, we only got through one paper this week and played some fun games.  We will try to continue with Ll this coming week too.  

     For Math we worked on number nine.  We put nine stickers on our number nine while repeating, "make a circle and come straight down."

     In Religion we talked about how Mary was visited by Angel Gabriel.  We talked about how surprised she was and how she said, "I will do whatever God wants."  This week on Thursday, our afternoon class will get to see the Nativity story,  that is put on by our Kindergarten classes.

    Our Art projects were Rudolph and something very special that we are working on for our parents.

     Our show will be on Wednesday the 19th at 12:00 p.m.  We ask that you bring your child to our classroom, no later than 11:45.  They can be dressed in their Sunday best.  After our show, you can pick up your child back in our classroom.

     One more reminder:  There will not be any afternoon preschool class on Friday, December 21.  We will break for Christmas from 12/24/2018 to 1/7/2019.

     Have a great rest of the weekend.  

Part Time Preschool for Week of 12/3-12/6/18

Posted on Dec 08, 2018

Dear Preschool Parents:

      We had a great week in Preschool!

     Our buddies helped us make our Advent chain which we brought home.  The students know they are to remove a chain a day.  They may need a little adjusting, we might have added a little more chains than needed.  We talked about how we are getting ready for Christmas and we lit our first Advent candle, which is really just construction paper.  We talked about how we are getting ready at home and at school by helping, as we prepare for Jesus' birthday.

     For Language Arts, we worked on Letter K.  We learned the sound, the formation and read some fun "K" stories.  We also learned the sign for K.  We reviewed J by sorting Jacks and Kings from our deck of cards.  We also got to open an envelope and pulled out either a key or a King card.  Somebody got the "Joker," or the "stinker" as we like to call it.  

     For Math we played a Christmas math game.  We pulled out numbers out of Santa's hat and identified the number.  We focused on number 8 this week too.

     Our Art projects were painting stripes on a candy cane and a Santa.  

     We had a day off on Friday and the teachers attended a wonderful Religious In Service.  

     REMINDERS:  Our upcoming Christmas Show will take place on 12/19.  Students will be brought to the classroom and you can then take your seat in the church. We will process in with all three preschool classes. After the show the students will exit back to their classrooms and you will be able to pick them up there.  We are excited to blend our morning and afternoon preschool classes together. 

     Have a great rest of the weekend!

Part Time Preschool for Week of 11/26 to 11/30/18

Posted on Dec 02, 2018

Dear Preschool Families,

     This week in Preschool we talked about the upcoming season of Advent.  We talked about how we, at school, and our families at home, are getting ready for Christmas by putting up our decorations and being extra kind to each other.  We learned that Advent is a time of waiting and preparation.  We will be learning more about how Mary and Joseph traveled so very far Bethlehem and then, the wonderful miracle of the birth of Jesus in the stable.  We are also beginning to practice our songs and poems for our upcoming Christmas show which is on December 19th.  Again, there will not be school for the preschoolers on the day of the show.  After the show, all of the children will be dismissed from their classrooms. 

     We also worked on letter Jj.  We played some jelly bean games and sorted big J and little j.   We read many books with J in the title, learned how to make Jj, and learned the sign for letter Jj too. 

     For Art we painted a large paper ornament with rollers of red and green colors and we made a J for Jesus.

     REMINDERS:  There will not be school this Friday, December 7.  The teachers have a Religion In-service to attend. 

     Have a great rest of the weekend!