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APRIL 5, 2020

Today is Palm Sunday.  This starts Holy Week for all of us.  I found this video that I thought our students will learn and enjoy the story of Palm Sunday.  
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Read-Alouds with Mrs. dos Santos

Join Mrs. dos Santos for a read-aloud of “Little Bear’s Little Boat!” Join Mrs. dos Santos for a read-aloud of “Poppy the Teddy Bear!”
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THURSDAY APRIL 2, 2020

Good Thursday Morning, We hope everyone enjoyed our Zoom Chat yesterday.  It was good to see all your smiling faces. Start the day with some free play. Prayer/Pledge Sunday is Palm Sunday which is the beginning of Holy Week for the Catholic Church.  Below is a short video explaining the meaning of this special Sunday. These are some music activities for this week. Please ask the kids to: 1.Sing the following songs wi
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2020

Happy April Fools Day! Are you planning to play any April Fools Day jokes on anyone?   We had some planned for all of you.  Unfortunately those will have to wait until  we are back together at school.  Let’s us know if you trick anyone or are tricked. Wednesday Start the day with some puzzles.  Solving puzzles strengthens our cognitive ability and they are fun to do and what such a sense of accomplishment when
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Pete the Cat Read-Aloud

Join Miss Butterworth for a read-aloud of “Pete the Cat” here!
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TUESDAY MARCH 31, 2020

We will continue our Signs of Spring and Easter Units today.  We are still looking for the sun are you? Tuesday: Start the day with some books.–Students should gather 4-5 books  They are to look thorough the books.  Pay attention the  pictures.  After they are familiar with the books have them tell you what they think the story is about using the pictures as clues.  Afterwards read the story together. (or have
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MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2020

Happy Monday Everyone, We hope everyone is holding up in their homes.  And more importantly staying healthy.  Remember to feed your mind and body.  What did you have for breakfast today?  I had: It was yummy, a fruit banana split made with yogurt, granola, and fruit.  I feel ready to face the day. Welcome to week #3 of eLearning.  This week we will add activities each day instead of for the whole week.  Be sure to ch
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Grandma Rabbitty’s Visit

Join Mrs. dos Santos for a read-aloud of “Grandma Rabbitty’s Visit” here!   Join Mrs. dos Santos for a read-aloud of “Mouse in the House” Week 2 here!   Join Mrs. dos Santos for a read-aloud of “Round Robin” here!  
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Read Aloud with Miss Butterworth

Enjoy this read-aloud of “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” with Miss Butterworth!
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Story Time with Mrs. dos Santos!

Enjoy a read-aloud of “Mouse in the House” here! Enjoy a read-aloud of “Red Hen and Sly Fox” here! Enjoy a read-aloud of “Widget” here!
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“The Carrot Seed” Read-Aloud with Mrs. dos Santos

Good morning, Preschool friends! Join Mrs. dos Santos for some fun read-alouds this morning and have a terrific Tuesday!  
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MARCH 23, 2020

Good Morning, We hope all the families are safe, healthy and enjoying their unexpected time together. Over the next few weeks we will be reframing the class. We are in a “teacher learning” phase now. Please be patient with us as we navigate this new territory. If you have any questions or comments about any material please email me or Miss Laura Jones. You can also send us pictures of your time at home wi
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MARCH 16, 2020

Good Morning, We hope that all families are safe and comfortable at home.  We realize that these uncertain times can be a source of stress for some.  Rest assured that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. On Friday students were sent home with some materials we were going to cover in the coming weeks.  We typically do one religion a week.  We cover the Scholastic every other week.  A cover letter was also include
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SFX PreK Update

SFX PreK3 Update 3/2-3/6/2020 Some of our Centers included dress-up, color sorting, shamrock coloring, exploring with the magnifying glasses, Magnatiles, connector tubes, and the blocks! In Spanish we continued to work on feelings and asking ‘How are you?’ with answers of bien, mal, mas o menos. We also played ‘What’s in the bag?’ and practiced asking ‘Que tengo aqui?’ What d
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SFX PreK Update

SFX PreK3 Update 2/24-2/28/2020 Some of our Centers last week included the blocks and the cars, the connector tubes, drawing on the Buddha Board, using the alphabet wall magnets, playing the tambourines, reading books, and going to play in the gym! We also continued to talk about healthy foods and learned more about the food groups. We learned about ‘green light’ foods and ‘yellow’ and ‘
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SFX PreK Update

SFX PreK3 Update 2/17-2/21/2020 Last week we learned all about the dentist! We were visited by Dr. Angela, who taught us all about the importance of our teeth and keeping them healthy- we need them to eat, speak, smile, and show feelings. She talked about brushing our teeth twice a day, in the morning and night, playing safely to keep our teeth in until they are ready, and eating healthy foods! We each got to take a
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Toilet Training Resource

The North Suburban Special Education District will present a program on Wednesday, March 4th to help parents learn signs of toilet training readiness along with strategies for successful training. Registration is required by Friday, February 28th. Download a flyer here and contact Glenn Penkava at 847/208-1843 with questions or for additional information.
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SFX PreK Update

SFX PreK3 Update 2/10-2/14/2020 Last week we had so much fun celebrating all things Valentine’s! We colored Valentine’s bookmarks, we used stickers to decorate our treat bags, handed out our cards, and we painted hearts at the easel-learning that mixing white and red makes pink! We practiced cutting out hearts and gluing gems on them, we traced and colored hearts, and in preparation for our goodie exchang
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SFX PreK Update

SFX PreK3 Update 2/3-2/7/2020 Last week some of the Centers we worked on included the stackers, the big foam building blocks, the farm and animals, Magnatiles, babies, and puzzles! We practiced our counting, did Valentines coloring, practiced cutting hearts and glueing on gems, and also sorted and categorized cards by small, medium, and large! We also have been reading Fairytales this month and are having fun hearing
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SFX PreK Update

SFX PreK3 Update 1/27-1/31/2020 Last week we used glue to build snowmen, finished our reverse art polar bears, practiced more color mixing- learning that yellow and blue make green, red and yellow makes orange, and blue and red make purple, and we practiced name tracing.  Some of our Centers included the blocks, the dinosaurs, the farm, baby dolls, Magnatiles, trains, and dress-up! We also used the sensory bins fille
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SFX PreK Update

SFX PreK3 Update 1/20-1/24/2020 In continuing to learn about the Arctic, we worked on polar bear process art, using blue watercolors! In this reverse-art project the preschoolers painted around a polar bear cut out, then removed it to reveal a white polar bear inside and blue arctic ice/snow on the outside – focusing on process over product! We did penguin tracing- building our hand strength, practicing holding
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SFX PreK Update

SFX PreK3 Update 1/13-1/17/2020 We played in the gym last week and out in the snow for the first time this year!! Some of our Centers included the little people and doll house, taking care of the babies, and playing with the dinosaurs. We also glued penguins -learned ‘penguino’ in Spanish, and practiced shape recognition, talking about triangles, ovals, rectangles, squares, and circles when building our p
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SFX PreK Update

SFX PreK3 Update 1/6-1/10/2020 We had a fantastic first week back and beginning of the new year together! We heard all about adventures over winter break from road trips, Disneyland fun, staycations, family visits and more! We also learned all about the gifts we gave and received during Christmas, and welcomed two new students to SFX- Henry and Adele!! We are so excited to have them join our 3’s! We played with
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SFX PreK Update

SFX PreK3 Update 12/16-12/20/19 We had a super special visitor come to the classroom- Santa!!! We sang ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’ then we heard jingle bells ringing and Santa appeared at the door!! He gave us candy canes and we took pictures with him 🙂 Before break we were busy decorating wreathes, trees, coloring, painting, dotting, and playing with cars and trucks for centers. We read stories such
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