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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 4/23 to 4/27/2018

Posted on Apr 29, 2018

Dear Preschool Families,

     We had a great week in preschool.  Here are some of the things we worked on:

     We are almost to the end of the alphabet.  This week we worked on letter Ww.  We practiced printing Ww's and passed a wallet around and pulled out a card with either a W, X, Y or Z on it and then we sorted them and counted which we had the most of.  

     Our Art projects were decorating a letter W with weather stickers and making our Hickory Dickory Dock Mouse.  We painted paper plates pink and added the features.

     For Math we have been working on counting by tens all the way to 100.

     Our Religion chapter told us how Jesus performed a miracle and fed many people at a party with only two fish and five loaves of bread.

     We learned about what animals do in the rain from our Scholastic magazine.  We also talked about what you wear in certain types of weather.

     We are starting to practice our nursery rhyme songs for our upcoming show.  I will have a date for you to mark on your calendars by Tuesday of this coming week.  We will be asking the students to dress as their favorite nursery rhyme character.  In the past, costumes included, Little Boy Blue, Jack or Jill, mice, spiders, stars, etc.  Please keep it simple and try to use things you have at home if you can.   

     REMINDER:  We have a half a day of school this coming Friday.  This is the May Crowning for the whole school.  We will dismiss at our usual time of 10:45 and there will not be any afternoon preschool.

     Have a great rest of the weekend!

Part Time Preschool for Week of 4/16 to 4/20/2018

Posted on Apr 22, 2018

Dear Preschool Families,


     We have been talking a lot about saving the earth.  We learned that there are many things we can do, even though we are little, like picking up our garbage and recycling.  This week we did an experiment with Cheerios.  We talked about how car tires take thousands of years to break down and by breaking them up and recycling, they can be made into other things.  We pretended the Cheerios were tires and we crushed them up and ate some too!

     For Art we made an earth, a volcano and put violets on Letter V.

     For Religion this week we talked about Baptism.  We learned that when we were baptized we became a member of God's church family.   

     This week in Math, we read a story about ducks and numbers.  We all did a paper cutting exercise.

     Our letter this week was letter Vv.  We played a game where we separated V's and U's.  We also practiced printing V's and separating uppercase V and lower case v on the correct vine.

     The afternoon preschoolers were able to see Mary Poppins in the gym.  They were a great audience!

     We are finally lucky to get to go back outside again as the weather is cooperating.  Hooray!

     Have a great rest of the weekend!


Part Time Preschool for Week of 4/9 to 4/13/2018

Posted on Apr 16, 2018

Dear Preschool Families,

     I was thinking about the phrase, "March comes in like a lion, out like a lamb."  I think we should change that to, "April comes in like a lion, out like a lamb."  

     Anyway, we are still plugging away in preschool.  This week week we worked on Letter U.  Five more letters to go!  We practiced printing Uu, circling u's and erasing u's off of the wipe off boards.  We learned that Uu has two sounds.  

     For Art we decorated our letter U with an umbrella.  We also used our dabbers and made some big umbrellas and painted tulips.

     For Math we worked on things that are the same.  We pulled items out of a box and found someone with the same match and then we worked on our papers together with our partner.

     For Religion we talked about Friends of Jesus.  

     We have been talking about taking care of the earth for Earth month.  We talked about ways we can take care of the earth, like throwing out our garbage, recycling, and turning off lights when we're not in a room.  We have some more projects planned for this coming week as well.  

     Have a great week!