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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 3/29 to 3/23/2018

Posted on Mar 25, 2018

Dear Preschool Families,

     Easter is in the air!  We have been decorating our classroom with signs of Easter everywhere!  

     This week we made Easter eggs, a cross for Jesus and a tiger out of our letter T.

    We learned the sound and the formation of letter Tt.  We played some games where we made a sentence and we chose one of our objects that began with the T sound to finish the sentence. As an example, "Timmy the Tiger ate ten......(turtles).  We also played a game where we added teeth to a very big mouth.  Uppercase T on the top and lower case t on the bottom.  We played a review game where we sat in a circle.  Everyone had an object that either began with a T or another letter.  When the music stopped, those who had an object with our letter stood up.

     For Religion this week we read a story about Palm Sunday.  We learned that people waived palms to honor a King.  The King was Jesus and we learned that everyone said "Hosanna."  

     For Math we worked on things that go together, like french fries and ketchup.  Everyone chose an object and then found their partner.

     This upcoming week we will not continue with a new letter.  We will be working on Easter fun things.  We will have our egg clues, an Easter Egg Hunt, Jellybean sorting and other fun things.  Our Easter break begins on Thursday and will continue the whole next week too.  I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter and a well deserved break.  



Part Time Preschool for Week of 3/12 to 3/16/2018

Posted on Mar 18, 2018

     Happy St. Patrick's Day!  We are now moving on to Easter with bunnies and chicks and spring things!  

     This week in Preschool we worked on letter Ss.  We learned how to make and sound out letter Ss.  We played a suitcase game where we put things in our suitcase that begin with Ss and built a sandcastle with Ss blocks.  

     For Art we made a snake, a bunny and a chick coming out of an egg.  

     This week in Religion we talked about how we belong to our family, just like Jesus.  We shared things we do at home to help our families, also like Jesus did.

     Our last number in Math was ten.  We know that we can make any number now because we know all of the "important" ones.  

     On Friday we sorted Lucky Charms and everyone received a gold coin at the bottom of their cups.  

     We read many St. Patrick's Day books and Letter S books too.

     Spring will arrive this week and we can't wait.  Have a great rest of the weekend!

Part Time Preschool for Week of 3/5 to 3/9/2018

Posted on Mar 11, 2018

Dear Preschool Families,

     Spring is in the air and we are loving it in preschool, especially when we get to go outside and run around for a bit.

     This week in preschool we worked on letter Rr.  We learned how to make our new letter and what sound it makes.  We played "what's in the box," and a robot game.

     Our art projects included rainbows, robins and gluing ribbons on letter R.  We were going to hang up the robins but our Ms Starr was having some allergy issues with the feathers so we sent them home to you!  We saw a little video of a robin singing her little heart out.

    For Religion this week we talked about how Jesus belonged to a family and that He did some of the same things that we do in our families like helping with chores and praying.  We learned that the Holy Family consists of Jesus, Joseph and Mary.

     This week in Math we used linking cubes to make 9 cubes in all and then we learned how to make number 9.  "Make a circle and come straight down."

     On Thursday we talked about what makes a kite fly with our Scholastic Magazine.  

     REMINDER:  There is no school tomorrow, Monday March 12, 2018.  See everyone back on Tuesday.

Part Time Preschool for Week of 2/26 to 3/2/2018

Posted on Mar 04, 2018

Dear Preschool Families,

     We had a great week in preschool with our fun Dr. Seuss week of festivities.  I loved all of the hairdos, hats and outfits that the kids had.  Thanks for some of the Dr. Seuss books that I didn't have that kids brought in to read too, like" Wacky Wednesday" and "There's a Wocket in my Pocket!"  We played some fun games like stacking turtles for "Yertel the Turtle," pin the egg on the ham with our egg glasses that you couldn't see out of, though some found a way.  We tasted green eggs and ham which was really just green pudding with a nilla wafer in the middle.  We added some sprinkles for extra coloring.  We graphed who liked green eggs and ham and shared fun things that could fit in a pocket.  We tossed bean bags into our own "cat in the hat," hat.  We had fashion shows and read other great stories by Dr. Seuss too.  

     We also learned letter Qq.  We practiced printing Qq and played a game where we flipped a quarter that had "Q" on one side and "q" on the other.  We graphed which side it landed on the most.

     For Art we made our letter Q into a  queen, decorated our own wocket in a pocket and made a "Red, Fish, Blue Fish," picture.

     The Yertel the Turtle game was for our Math lesson.  We rolled the dice cube and tried to see how many turtles we could stack on top of each other before they fell and we had to start all over again.

     For Religion we talked about continuing to be kind like Jesus.  

     We were very fortunate to have some great weather and got to go outside and play and get some well needed fresh air.  I hope it continues!  Have a great rest of the weekend!