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Weekly Update 5/13-5/17/19

Weekly Update 5/13-5/17 Activities: Last week we colored butterflies and rainbows using crayons, we practiced stamping with an ink pad and stamps, and we added more black spots to ladybugs. We’ve been talking about the zoo and the farm and read Old McDonald Had A Zoo? Old McDonald Had A Truck, and View At the Zoo. We also matched farm animal puzzle cards. We combined counting and art by finger painting/using stamp pa
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Weekly Update 5/6-5/10/19

Weekly Update 5/6-5/10 Activities: Last week we talked more about butterflies, plants, nature, and living and non-living. We talked about the things plants and flowers need to survive, such as water, soil, and sunlight. We went on a nature walk and pointed out birds, bugs, squirrels, chipmunks, trees, and flowers. We also classified by living and non-living as we walked. We would say “A car is… non-living!! This tree
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Weekly Update 4/29-5/3/19

Weekly Update 4/29-5/3 Activities: Last week we were focusing on spring and hoping that the weather takes the hint! We used construction paper, pipe cleaners, tissue paper, glue, and crayons to make kites- then flew them to the magnet wall to hang. We practiced a butterfly card matching work, we have also been practicing matching fruits and vegetable cards and small objects. We have been using small ‘in the garden’ o
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Weekly Update 4/15-4/18/19

Weekly Update 4/15-4/18 Activities: Last week we got ready for our big move!!! We visited the classroom on Monday and Tuesday, bringing over all of our materials and discussing new classroom expectations for being with the big kids! We then welcomed our parents into our beautiful brand new room for a visit. As the experts of our new space, we gave them a tour of the new classroom and showed how to use our favorite ma
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Weekly Update 4/8-4/12/19

Weekly Update 4/8-4/12 Activities: We celebrated NAEYC’s Week of the Young Child with fun-filled daily classroom themes! On Music Monday we joined the other EC classes in the Atrium to sing, listen to the guitar, and come up with our very own lyrics to form a song! We also continue to play the drums and the tambourine in class. On Tasty Tuesday we combined apples, cinnamon sticks, lemon juice, and brown sugar in a cr
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Weekly Update 4/1-4/5/19

Weekly Update 4/1-4/5 Activities: Welcome back from Spring Break! We enjoyed our first week back to school hearing all about our adventures over break, such as trips to Florida, Disney, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Brazil, time spent with grandparents, fun at waterparks, golfing, staycations, and more! We are now ready to get into the spring/Easter spirit! We used bunny cut-out shapes with the play-doh, colored easter
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Grandparents’ Day 2019!

Thank you to all of the Grandparents and Grand People that were able to come visit with us in class last week! We are so lucky to have you!!  
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Weekly Update 3/11-3/15/19

Weekly Update 3/11-3/15 Activities: This week we used dotters to make St. Patrick’s Day decorations, we used green and white paint to create shamrocks, and painted at the easel. We also used the push-pin to punch out three leaf clovers, colored shamrocks with markers, and spooned green gems. We did indoor movement exercises, built with Magnatiles and Duplo Blocks, and we switched out our geometric puzzle board to a b
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4Q Lunch Bunch & Enrichment Registration

The school office is now accepting changes to our 3 Yr Old and Jr Kindergarten students’ Lunch Bunch and Enrichment registrations for the 4th quarter. If you are satisfied with your current enrollment in Lunch Bunch and/or Enrichment programming, then no action is needed at this time and your child will continue with his or her current preschool selections through the end of the school year. If you wish to drop
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Weekly Update 3/4-3/8/19

Weekly Update 3/4-3/8 Activities: Last week we celebrated both Ale and Francesca’s fourth birthdays!! We read the It’s My Birthday book, sang Happy Birthday, made wishes, blew out (pretend) candles, and handed out goody bags to our peers! We were able to celebrate in class with both of their families, and are so grateful that they could take the time to come read a special book to all of us!! We also had another spec
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Weekly Update 2/25-3/1/19

Weekly Update 2/25-3/1 Activities: Last week we learned all about teeth! We read the book, Does a Tiger Go To The Dentist? We also went over the Scholastic issue “Animal Smiles” that was all about the different types and sizes of teeth that animals have- Long teeth on a hippo, short flat teeth on a horse, sharp teeth on a crocodile, etc. Then we sang (to the tune of “Row Your Boat”) “Brush brush brush you
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Weekly Update 2/18/19

Weekly Update 2/18-2/22/19 Activities: This week we talked about friendships and kindness, and played Is It Kind? A game where we asked questions such as “Is it kind to help a friend clean up a mess? Is it kind to share a toy? Is it kind to say ‘I don’t like you?’” The students had to decide thumbs-up YES, it’s kind or thumbs-down No, it’s not kind. We then talked about ways that we can show kindness, things we can s
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Weekly Update 2/11-2/15/19

Weekly Update 2/11-2/15 Activities: We used the pattern block puzzle board-building geometric thinking and spatial skills, we decorated our Valentine’s bags with stickers, used crayons and practiced the correct grip to color Valentine’s cards for our buddies, colored hearts using markers, and read The I Love You Book. We played with Magna-tiles and built with Duplo Blocks. We squeezed and pulled the Thinking Putty, s
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Weekly Update 2/4/19

Weekly Update 2/4-2/8/19 Activities: This week we tried our hand at using heart stamps with red ink pads and put our fine motor skills to the test further by tracing hearts! We painted at the easel using reds and pinks, continued making snowmen, enjoyed our last days with the Vet Clinic, and practiced our ABC’s. We went to the gym to run and play, while also practicing taking turns and sharing balls. We read the stor
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Weekly Update 1/28-2/1/19

Weekly Update 1/28-2/1 Activities: During Catholic Schools Week we got to come to school dressed in our PJ’s, and we led our first mass with our 7th grade buddies! We also worked on a polar bear process art project- using our hands and blue and white paint, and we used a sensory bin filled with rice to explore an igloo and all of the animals from the Arctic and Antarctica. We worked on a new ABC puzzle, and learned t
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Weekly Update 1/21-1/25/19

Weekly Update 1/21-1/25 Activities: In Language/Literacy we have continued working on our rhyming words and we began Jolly Phonics!! We went over the letter sound for ’s’ and sang the tune accompanied by the actions! (See below!) We also took turns pulling objects out of a basket that all began with ’s’ such as sled, spider, spoon, spring, summer, etc. Ask your child to practice pointing out anything they see or can
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Weekly Update 1/14-1/18/19

Weekly Update 1/14-1/18 Activities: We are continuing to learn about the Arctic and Antarctica!  Last week for art we used glue and shapes such as circles, ovals, triangles, and rectangles to make our own penguins. This week we’ll try our hand at building snowmen! We also used markers to color whales and seals, and painted at the easel. For language/literacy we read the stories What Snowmen Do At Night and Here Comes
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Q3 Lunch Bunch & Enrichment Registration

The school office is now accepting changes to our 3 Yr Old and Jr Kindergarten students’ Lunch Bunch and Enrichment registrations for the 3rd quarter. If you are satisfied with your current enrollment in Lunch Bunch and/or Enrichment programming, then no action is needed at this time and your child will continue with his or her current preschool selections through the end of the 3rd quarter. If you wish to drop
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Weekly Update 1/7-1/11/19

Weekly Update 1/7-1/11 Activities: Last week we welcomed all of our friends and teachers back to school after a joyful winter break and had a busy first week of 2019! We have been sharing stories of our adventures over the holidays and favorite gifts received. We’ve heard about fun times in Arizona, Florida, and New York, and neat presents like bicycles, barbies, baseball bats, backpacks, new lunch boxes, remote cont
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January 8, 2019

Dear Parents, Happy New Year!  Miss Butterworth and Mrs. Gazda are looking for volunteers to help wash the rest time blankets from Enrichment.  Every Friday, volunteers will pick up 2 loads of blankets to wash over the weekend and return to school on Monday morning.  Please see the link for further directions and to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0949a4ad22a2fe3-enrichment. Please direct any questions to
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Happy New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Hoping you had a very Merry Christmas and wishing you all the Happiest New Year!! Here’s to 2019! See you back at school on January 7th!    
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Weekly Update 12/10-12/14/18

Weekly Update 12/10-12/14 Important Dates: December 17th -Early Childhood Christmas Show, 10am in the church December 21st- Follow the Star (see the Newsblast for details) December 21st- 1:35pm Enrichment Dismissal  December 22nd- Begin Christmas Break January 7th- School Resumes The Christmas Program will begin promptly at 10am. Our students will be on the left when facing the altar. Please send your child to school
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Weekly Update 12/3-12/7/18

Weekly Update 12/3-12/7 Activities: We made candy canes by gluing red pieces of construction paper onto white paper, used the paint dotters to decorate bells, ornaments, and stars, and we put together a winter snowman puzzle. We also practiced pouring containers of yellow and blue water to make green, learning more about color mixing, as well as how to carefully control our movements so as not to spill the liquid! We
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Weekly Update 11/26-11/30/18

Weekly Update 11/26-11/30 Activities: We decorated trees by crumpling and gluing tissue paper onto them, strung red beads onto white pipe cleaners to make candy canes, and used dotters to make wreaths and Santas. We’ve been using dry erase markers to practice writing on the white board, painted at the easel and explored color mixing, and played with the blocks and people. We used our fingertips to create reverse fing
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