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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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Weekly Update 11/12-11/16/18

Weekly Update 11/12-11/16 Activities: This week we used crayons to color various turkey pictures. One of our classroom gluing works provides the students with the body of a turkey, feathers, legs, and an eye. This helps develop bilateral coordination and decision making skills. The students were able to work with the glue to put the turkey together. When finished, they added it to the wall! We also practiced our sort
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Weekly Update 11/5-11/9/18

Weekly Update 11/5-11/9 Activities: We made cards for Veteran’s Day to send to the brave men and women who fought for our country, and we read a Veteran’s Day poem remembering their courage and sacrifice! We practiced pouring popcorn kernels, and took turns using tweezers and our strong thumb muscles to pluck the kernels off of Indian Corn. We are working on strengthening our hands  and fingers which will prepare us
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Weekly Update 10/29-11/2/18

Weekly Update 10/29-11/2 Activities: We had so much fun celebrating all things Halloween!! We carved a pumpkin and took turns scooping out the insides. We talked about the parts of a pumpkin and pointed out the skin, stem, ribs, pulp, seeds, and fibrous strands. We named and chose various shapes for the face of our pumpkin-triangle, square, heart, and a ‘silly’ mouth, then the pumpkin was carved into a Jack O’Lantern
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Weekly Update 10/22-10/26/18

Weekly Update 10/22-10/26 Activities: We used our dotters to make orange pumpkins, added more jack-o-lanterns to our pumpkin patch, used the pumpkin lacing frame to tune our fine motor skills, and glued spiders onto their webs. We painted and worked on fall art projects, and talked about the life cycle of a pumpkin. We went for a nature walk, collecting the most beautiful red, yellow, and orange leaves we could find!
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Weekly Update 10/15-10/19/18

Weekly Update 10/15-10/19 Activities: This week we were so lucky to be visited by Mrs. Pritchard, our technology specialist, better known to the preschoolers as our resident SFX ‘Robot Lady!’ She introduced us to the Bee-Bot robots. The children taught the Bee where to go by using the arrow keys to code the Bee to move and turn, then had fun watching the robot move from place to place! The Bee-Bots are a tool for tea
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Weekly Update 10/8-10/12

We had a short but busy week! We used red and green paint dotters to fill in apples and leaves, we practiced gluing and pasting, cutting with scissors, and painting at the easel. We are continuing to work on our fine motor skills as well as our hand strength with activities such as using push-pins to punch out various shapes, transferring acorns with a pair of tongs, and using crayons to make leaf rubbings! We are wo
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Weekly Update 10/1-10/5

This week we celebrated our amazing school on becoming a back-to-back National Blue Ribbon Award Winner!!! We are so proud to be Crusaders at Saint Francis Xavier! This week we also changed our classroom jobs and began going over our calendar for the first time this year-putting up each numbered day, discussing the season and weather, going over the names of each weekday, and singing the Days of the Week song. On Oct
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All About Family

This week we finished sharing our All About Me pages and putting together our classroom Preschooler book, ready to go on our book shelf by next week! We’ve started to learn more about families and read The Family Book and All About Families. Now we are making our very own Preschool Family book by adding the family photos you submitted and sharing with our friends! If you’d like for your family photo to be included, p
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