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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!

Ms Power/Rm 108/For Week of 1/21-1/24/2020

Posted on Jan 26, 2020

Hi Preschool Families,

     We had such a great Open House today and I loved seeing all of you and also so many new faces of Future Falcons!

     Last week we worked on Letter M.  We learned the sound, formation and sign for M.  We played some fun games to help us learn like; finding and identifying objects that began with Mm or another letter; sorting letters and numbers and playing, "Move that Monkey."  We matched upper and lower case Mm's and if there was a match, we moved our monkey up the mountain.

     Our Art projects were a melted snowman, a bird, a heart and what we like to do in the snow.  

     For Science, we learned about magnets and went around the room finding things that were magnetic.  

     For Math we finished up number 10.  We put together 1 through 10 number puzzles, counted out ten and circled the number ten on our paper.

     For Religion this week we talked about how much God loves and cares for us.

REMINDERS:  On Thursday of this week we will have a 1:45 early dismissal.

                         On Wednesday of this week we will be attending the book fair if anyone is interested in shopping.  





Ms Power/Room 108/Preschool for Week of 1/13-1/17/2020

Posted on Jan 19, 2020

Hi Preschool Families,

     We had a busy week in preschool!  We are getting ready for our upcoming Open House next Sunday by decorating with our "Winter Theme."  I look forward to welcoming new and seasoned families.

     For Religion this week we continued to talk about how God wants us all to treat all of the things He created for us, with kindness and respect.

     This Week in Math we worked on number 9.  We counted out and placed nine bears in our little bear caves.  Next we took some out and counted out what we had left.  We practiced number 9 by saying, "make a circle and then slant down."

     Our letter this week was Letter Ll.  We learned the sound, formation and sign for Ll.  We played some fun games like, placing the "L" or "l" envelope in the right slot of our pretend mailbox.  We also placed items in our lunchbox that began with letter Ll.  We also reviewed our older letters that we have learned already.  

     For Social Studies we learned a lot about Martin Luther King, Jr.  We learned that his birthday is tomorrow and that Martin Luther wanted everyone to be treated fairly and equally.  We read stories and posters and talked about different situations and how we would react to them.  

     Our Art projects were snowmen, snow and penguins.  We also finished our 2020 "dream balloons."  We all had different and interesting dreams for the coming new.year.

     REMINDERS:  Please make sure all Registration Forms are filled out and sent back to school as soon as possible.  Preschool fills up quickly and we want to make sure our students that are here, have a spot for next year.

     Tuesday, 1/21, is our Career Day in Preschool.  The students can dress up in anything they would like to be when they grow up, even if that is a superhero or a princess!

     Catholic Schools Week starts next week Sunday 1/26, with Mass and Open House in the classrooms.  

     Have a great rest of the three day weekend and see you on Tuesday!

Ms Power

Ms Power's PreK Room 108 for Week of 1/6-1/10/2020

Posted on Jan 12, 2020

Happy New Year and Welcome Back to School to Everyone!

     This week in preschool we slowly and steadily returned back to our daily classroom routines once more.  

     We reviewed our letters from A-K by playing a few fun learning games.  We also worked on name practice which we will continue from time to time.  Most importantly, I would like to see the students begin their name with their uppercase letter and the rest of the letters to be lower case.  They are doing great and we will continue to work on that to prepare for Kindergarten.  

     For Math we worked on number eight.  We learned a fun way to make an 8 by making an S and going back home.  We searched for mittens around the classroom that had a number on it and they had to find their partner mitten with someone else in the classroom.  On paper we traced and colored eight circles. We also read a story about number 8.

     This week in Religion we talked about how God made our beautiful world and we discussed some things we can taste and some things we can hear.

     Our theme this week was snow and snowmen.  We read stories about fun things we like to do in the snow and making snowmen.  We rolled a dice cube and had to put a snowman together with whatever was on the dice cube.  Sometimes we had to take things off of our snowman.  Whatever we landed up with at the end was fun!  On Friday we had an ice cube experiment.  Depending on what number we rolled we had to do certain things with the ice cube, like; blowing on it 10 times, floating it in water, holding it in our hands for 10 seconds and the favorite, if you dare, dropping it down our shirt.  Much fun was had!  Our question of the week was, do you like mittens or gloves?  Most friends chose gloves.  

     Our Art projects were a snowman in a snowstorm and we made a snowman using all of the letters in our name on each ball of snow.  Some snowmen/snow ladies, were very long and some were shorter.  

     We also welcome a new student, Jack Leamy this week.  Everyone was so excited to meet a new friend and we are so happy you are in our class.

     We all talked about our goals for 2020 like being kind and helping out more at home.

     We are also turning our classroom into a winter wonderland.  We worked on a bear cave this week and next will be the ice pond.  Great fun!

     Happy 2020 and have a great rest of the weekend!