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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 8/21-8/23/18

Posted on Aug 26, 2018

Hi Preschool Families,

     We had a great first week of Preschool.  Here are some of the things that we did!

     We began this week with many new routines, both for the teachers and for the students.  We learned to come in the building by ourselves, how to make a line and stay in the line, how to take our folders out of our back packs and put our back packs into our lockers.  Everyone did such a great job learning all of these new routines. 

     We learned how to sit on the carpet like a pretzel, how to listen to a story, how to put our hands together to pray and to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.   

     We learned that some of us got a job this week and if you didn't, that was okay, because next week, you will get one.  We learned to ask if you have to use the bathroom or know to go with the next group, when Mrs. Healy or Ms Starr takes them.  

     We learned our four basic rules, Sharing, Walking Feet, Hands and Feet to Ourselves and Cleaning Up.

     In addition, we learned how to put our names up when we enter the class and we know that we sit down at the tables after that to either do play dough, table toys or shaving cream.

    We played a friend game, where we rolled the ball, said our names and our favorite color, we rolled a cube and performed the action on the cube, like jump three times or clap five times, etc.  We also looked and talked about some supplies we have in the class like markers and glue and how to put the lids back on when we're done.  We mixed yellow and blue play dough to make green and we made a little person that I have hanging up and we also colored a picture of our first day of Preschool.  These will be on display for Open House this coming week.  

     If you haven't received information on the Open House it's because the letters didn't get to me until Thursday after school and I don't see all of the students until Tuesdays.  In any event, our Open House is on August 30th where we will begin in Church at 6:30.  We will then move into the perspective classrooms by 7:00 for three ten minute presentations by the teachers.  I look forward to seeing everyone on August 30th.

     I think we had a great first week of Preschool and there will be many more great weeks ahead.  

     If you need me for anything, please email me at spower@sjfschool.net and I will get back to you asap.  

             THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPLIES AND FOR SENDING YOUR CHILD TO OUR PRESCHOOL.  THEY ARE DARLING AND PRECIOUS!

Ms Power

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Welcome bio

Posted on Aug 23, 2018

     Welcome to our 2018-2019 Part Time Preschool School Year!  I am so looking forward to a great year with your children and with all of our wonderful parents.  A little bit about myself:  This will be my nineteenth year as an Early Childhood Teacher. I have also taught Kindergarten and Second Grade too.   I didn't go to college until I was in my thirties and it took me a long time to finish because I had four little children of my own to contend with. It was hard, but I pushed on and even obtained my Masters as well.  Time has gone by so fast and my own children are grown but they never let me forget how proud they are that I finished and that makes it all worth it for me.  I love working with young children and seeing their faces when they learn something new. They also teach me things too.   I love to read, see good movies, take walks, go out for dinner and my "happy place" is the beach.  Let's have a great year together! 

 
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