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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 the Week of 10/9 to 10/12/18

Posted on Oct 14, 2018

Dear Preschool Families,

     In our few short months together your children have accomplished so much.  The children are able to come in to school by themselves, stand in a line quietly, and put their things away in their lockers.  They know how to put their name card up on the board and find their seat to begin their table work.  They know how to sit nicely on the carpet by crossing their legs, sitting on their bottoms, hands in their lap, eyes on the teacher and quiet voices.  They are able to listen to a story and we are working on raising our hands and listening to others when they are speaking.  Thank you for everything you do at home, it just make things easier for me here at school and I'm so proud of their accomplishments.

     We were fortunate this week to have two great firefighters with us.  We had Charlie Grande's dad, Mr. Grande in the morning.  We also had Jack and Noelle's dad, Mr. Kovacs, with us in the afternoon.  We learned many things about fire safety and everyone had homework to go home and talk to you about your smoke detectors and also to have a plan and a meeting place in case of a fire.   Thank you again, Mr. Grande and Mr. Kovacs for taking the time out of your schedule to come and talk to us about this very important subject.  We also thank you for everything you do every day as firefighters.

     We also learned a new letter this week, letter Ee.  We played some fun games like pulling a paper strip out of our Elf bag and put the letter E together as groups.  We made two trains, one was lowercase e and the other was uppercase E.  We compared the trains to see which was longer.  We also pulled pictures of E things out of an envelope and sorted. 

     Miss Jessica, our morning Mother McAuley student read "Ellie the Elephant" with our Friday class and they turned the letter E into an elephant.  We also looked on the I-pad and saw a real elephant doing some painting.  That was really cool!

     For Art we made an elephant, a fire fighter and a Halloween bat.

     In Religion we learned another miracle.  Jesus showed the apostles how to cast their net on the other side of the boat and soon they were catching lots of fish.  

     For Math we worked on number 2.  "Curl around and slide to the right."  We learned a poem with our two little blackbirds.  2 little blackbirds sitting on a hill, one named Jack and the other named Jill.  Fly away Jack, fly away Jill.  Come back Jack, come back Jill.  We did a little addition subtraction skills too. 

     Don't forget Picture Day is 10/16.  Have a great weekend!