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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 5/20 to 5/24/19

Posted on May 26, 2019

Dear Preschool Families,

     Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  I hope everyone has a safe and fun three day weekend.

    This last week in preschool we continue our nursery rhyme fun with "Row, row, row, your Boat," "Jack and Jill," and "The Old Woman in the Shoe."  

     We made a boat, colored a pail and put as many children as we wanted to in our shoe that we made.  So many of our projects are decorating our walls for our upcoming show this week and then it will all be coming home to you.

     We jumped over candlesticks and rolled dice to see how many students could fit in a shoe, (a big shoe I made from two poster boards). 

     For Religion we continued with our boat theme by talking about Noah and the Ark and all of the animals that he brought with him.

     The weather didn't cooperate too well but we went outside for a story on Monday, and had a picnic inside, on the floor, on our quilts, on Tuesday.  I wasn't able to read all of the great books that were brought in for pajama day on Wednesday, but we all found our favorite page in our book and I was able to read those.  We wore sunglasses on Thursday and delivered thank you cards to people behind the scenes that help us every day.  We delivered a card to Mrs. Nash, our wonderful principal, our secretaries, Miss Linda and Miss Jan, Mr. Pirkle, our Gym teacher, Mrs Maxwell, our Computer teacher, Mr. Paul and Mr. Al, our fix-it friends, and Mrs. Keller, our Librarian. We made them smile and we felt really good about it.

REMINDERS for this week:

     Tuesday - ice cream treat day

     Wednesday-Victory Day; wear SJF clothing or Fisher Blue

     Thursday- Nursery Rhyme Shoe (students dress up as their favorite nursery character)

     Friday-Western Day, wear favorite western wear.



     I just want to take this opportunity to say how much we love your children.  I tell everyone, and I truly mean it, how wonderful, well-mannered and respectful your children are.  Thank you for a fantastic school year and for all of your support and cooperation and first of all, for being your child's first and best teachers, which makes my job so much easier and fun.  

     Have a great rest of the weekend!!!






Part Time Preschool for Week of 5/13 to 5/17/19

Posted on May 18, 2019

Dear Preschool Families,

     What a fun week in preschool!  We used I-Pads on Monday, told some great jokes on Tuesday, decorated the sidewalks on Wednesday for Kind and Loving, and wore mix matched clothes on Thursday.  I postponed the Kindergarten visiting until next week because we all were not here on Friday.  

    We also continued on with our fun nursery rhymes.  We painted "Twinkle, Twinkle," yellow stars and decorated them with gems and made a cute little lamb.  We read, "Mary Had a Little Lamb," and "Baa, Baa Black Sheep.

     For Religion we colored a picture of Mary and decorated her crown with sequences.  We also went outside for a special picture as we prayed the "Hail Mary," around our Mary statue. 

    For Math this week we rolled the dice and added fur to a picture of a sheep that I drew.  Two friends rolled their dice and we determined which was more or which was the lesser amount.  

     Reminders for the coming week ahead:

Monday-We go outside for story time.

Tuesday-We will have our snack outside on blankets.

Wednesday-Reading and PJ Day.  Wear pjs and bring in favorite book.

Thursday-Wear your favorite sunglasses.

Friday-Thank you Day.  We will prepare and deliver some thank you cards to some very special people in our school.


     Have a great rest of the weekend!

Part Time Preschool for Week of 5/6 to 5/10/19

Posted on May 12, 2019

Dear Preschool Parents,

     Happy Mother's to everyone!  We hope you enjoyed your gifts that the kids worked on for you. It was so fun interviewing them about you.

     This past week in Preschool we focused on D for dinosaurs, E for exercise, F for favorite outfits, G for game day and H for hat day.  It was such a fun week.

     Our Nursery Rhymes were about piggies and spiders.  We read, "The Fourth Little Pig," "This Little Piggy,"  and the "Itsy Bitsy Spider." 

     For Art we made spiders, and piggies.

     We played a hidey spider game, and Doggie, Doggie Where's Your bone? We had fashion shows to show off our favorite outfits and game day outfits.  We exercised and talked about our favorite hats.

     For Religion we talked about all of the things that our moms' do for us and about how Mary did many of the same things that our moms do too.

     We were able to get outside a few times in spite of the rain that we've been having.  Hopefully the sun will shine this week.  Fingers crossed!

     Have a great rest of the weekend and again, Happy Mothers Day.  



Part Time Preschool for Week of 4/29 to 5/3/19

Posted on May 05, 2019

Dear Preschool Parents,

     Rain, rain, go away, preschool wants to play!  We have begun our practicing for our upcoming nursery rhyme performance. Everyone is doing so great.  

     This week our nursery rhyme focus was on raindrops, clocks, flowers and mice.  We made raindrops and a little mouse to go with our Hickory Dickory Dock clock.  We also painted beautiful flowers for Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary.  

     This week in Religion we talked about Mary and how she is watching us.  We learned that she is our second mother in Heaven and that we can pray to her too.  We have been learning the Hail Mary prayer, for the month of May.  

     For Math this week we played a dice game that went with Rain, Rain, Go Away.  We rolled dice cubes and placed a teddy bear on the raindrop number that matched the number of dots on the dice cube.

     On Monday we went to the Health Fair that was conducted by the nursers from St. Xavier.  We learned about hand washing, exercising, eating right, yoga and finding our pulse.  

     We brought in stuffed animals for letter A, and baby pictures for letter B.  We didn't take a class picture for letter C because we all were not in school.  When it's not raining outside, we will all go out for a group picture.


-Our Nursery Rhyme show is May 30th, please refer to the flyer sent out for instructions. 

-Our last day of school for preschoolers is June 4.

-Monday is dinosaur day, Tuesday is exercise day, Wednesday is favorite outfit day, Thursday is Game day, wear your favorite team shirt and Friday is Hat day, wear your favorite hat.