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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 9/24-9/28/18

Posted on Sep 30, 2018

Dear Part Time Preschool Parents,

     We had a busy week in preschool.  On Friday afternoon we had our first pep rally.  We had so much fun cheering for our Falcons!

     During the week we worked on Letter Cc.  We learned the sound and formation and played some fun letter games.  We sorted Uppercase "C" carrots and Lower case "c" carrots in the correct carrot patch, we turned cookies over and saw a picture and determined if it began with our letter, we made a C display of items that we pulled out of our mystery box. We also read many stories about Pete the Cat and other titles of stories with C. 

     We are very fortunate to have wonderful Marist students that help us every morning and afternoon with the students.  The kids really like them and they are a great help to me.  If you hear the names, Molly, Ben and Annie you will know that is who they are talking about. 

     Also, we are fortunate to have a young lady from the Mother McAuley Little School Program, Miss Jessica.  Miss Jessica is preparing to be a teacher in the future and is with us three mornings a week.  Once a month Miss Jessica prepares a lesson plan that goes along with what we are learning.  This week she read, "The Hungry Caterpillar."  The students then pulled a picture out of an envelope to determine if it began with "C," and they colored a caterpillar.   

     Our Art projects were a cactus and Indian corn.  Our corn is on display in our hallway for our fall display.  We also glued tissue paper on green leaves and they are hanging in our classroom.

     My Science experiment was a bit of a flop.  We were going to watch dancing corn but alas, I bought corn that had some oil on it and it didn't work.  I learned my lesson but we also learned that some experiments work and some don't and that is the beauty of Science.  

     For Religion this week we learned another miracle that Jesus performed.  We learned about a man who could not use his legs.  The friends of the man had faith and believed that Jesus would make him walk again. The friends lowered the man down through the roof of a house to see Jesus.  Jesus said a prayer and told the man to walk and he did.

     For Math this week we worked on sequencing numbers 1 through 5 on a caterpillar.  This was a great listening exercise and everyone did fantastic!

     This week we move into October and on to all things Halloween. Have a great rest of the weekend!

Ms Power