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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 4/8 to 4/12/2019

Posted on Apr 24, 2019

Hi Preschool Parents,

     I'm looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow for school.  

     Before we left for Easter break we finished up with letter Yy.  We played a game called "yucky" or "yummy."  We graphed who liked what on a food chart.  We wrapped yarn around a cardboard Y and read some fun Y books and many Easter books.

     For Math we rolled two dice, added the dots and then colored the appropriate Easter egg.  There was a lot of blowing on the dice for good luck.  I could tell who plays games at home and that made me so happy.

     For Religion we talked about a very sad and then a very happy day in the life of Jesus.  We didn't touch on the specifics but we talked about how Jesus went to be with His Father in Heaven and then He came back to us.

     For Art we made an Earth Day paper plate and painted a paper egg with water colors and added a baby chick.  

     REMINDERS:  On May 30th at the beginning of our school day, we invite parents to come to school and hear some cute nursery rhymes from our preschoolers.  More details to follow, but we ask your child to dress as their favorite nursery rhyme character on that day.  This will be the same format as our Halloween show.  

     See everyone tomorrow!

Part Time Preschool for Week of 4/1 to 4/5/2019

Posted on Apr 07, 2019

Dear Preschool Parents,

      We began our week with the month of April and some sunshine.  I loved pulling off an April Fools joke that I found on line.  The "brown E" trick.  I told the kids I made them some brownies and pretended to have some on a cookie sheet.  When I took the napkin off to reveal the brown "E"s, some were not too happy but eventually let me off the hook.  

     We also worked on letter Xx.  We talked about how it is hard to find words that begin with X so we focused on some words that ended in X.  One game we played was "X marks the spot."  On a poster board we lifted off a post it note.  If the letter under the note  was an X, we all said, "X marks the spot."  We also played tic tac toe with two different colored markers and only X.  We read some stories, learned the sound and the sign and how to make an X.  

     For Religion we finished up our senses that God gave us with the sense of taste.  Though we didn't taste anything we talked about things we like to taste and some things we don't like tasting.  We thank God for all of our wonderful senses that He has given to us.  We are so lucky.

     For Math we made a human number line of Easter eggs up to 20. We helped each other out find our place in the number line.  We also traced numbers up to 12.

     For Art we painted a bunny, made a bunny peeking out of the grass and X ray person.

     Our Science project involved marshmallow peeps.  We put two different colors together to see what would happen.  We also soaked one in vinegar and one in baby oil.  We all had a taste and decided that eating the ears first was the most popular way to eat a Peep.

     This is our last week before our well deserved Easter break.  Have a great rest of the weekend.