Welcome to Mrs. Lehman's/Mrs. Schaps' class Love, Laugh, Learn 4 Star Parent Aware rated/ Nationally Accredited Click HERE to apply for scholarships through Parent Aware Click HERE to apply for scholarships through the Schulze Family Foundation Preschool Policies and Procedures Handbook May Blessed are those who are curious, for they shall have adventure. May 20 -24 Butterflies Merrily you fly away! Our Painted Lady butterflies have been set free. They emerged from their chrysalides last week and to ensure their survival we set them free on Thursday and Friday. We released them into our beautiful new prayer garden in front of school. The garden is a peaceful place to pray with Mary, the Queen of Heaven watching over all. Please help your child to respect this space and use it reverently. A lot of time and effort has gone into it's creation. Goodbye Butterflies! We hope to learn more about the life cycle of the butterfly and the ABC's this week as we make a giant ABC caterpillar and some beautiful butterflies. We will be counting caterpillar segments, measuring playdough caterpillars and using fine motor skill to work a bug puzzle and sew butterfly/ insect cards. New vocabulary words - molt, chrysalis, metamorphosis, proboscis, mariposa Toot, toot! The Train Program was so much fun and a huge success. Thank you, preschool families, for supporting our preschool program this year. Together, we are better! There is NO SCHOOL this Friday the 24th and Monday the 27th. Our last days of school are May 30 and 31st. We are planning summer birthday picnics on these days and families may cheer us out the door on these last two days. Please line the hallway at 11:00 a.m. dismissal time and we will exit together as a whole class and meet families at the front door. What a wonderful year it has been! All MMSA library books are due back to our school. Overdue notices have been given out and those not returned will be charged for the books. We are back outside every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning. Dress for Minnesota spring weather - whatever that might be. Letters of the Week - Ww & Xx Dates to Remember May 24 & 27 - NO SCHOOL 30/31 - Summer Birthday Picnics and Last Days of Preschool/ Grand Exit - Please cheer us out on our last days. Preschool Links May Preschool Paper May Singable Songs Scholastic Book Club (activation code - DRPM6) We openly invite and welcome parent participation in the classroom throughout the year. Come feel the energy and experience the laughter, learning, and love. Remember - Together, We Are Better! Contact me at email@example.com - 651.489.1459 Our Preschool Program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC accreditation represents the highest mark of quality in early childhood education. We are also a 4 out of 4 star rated program by Parent Aware of Minnesota. We are proud of these distinctions and the high standards that they represent. Preschool Pics First flowers of spring! Mom will love these. All Aboard! Rainy Day Play Play is the work of children Farm Fun Earth Week Easter Preparations Did you ever see an egg hatch? Easter Eggs and Bunnies Everyday Learning Chicken Fun! Preparing for new life! Spring Weather Letter D fun We come from Minnesota I caught a keeper! Our Great State More Snow! Now, that's a snow mountain! More Dino Fun! Dinosaurs make a comeback in Preschool. Rainbow Snow New Snow Fun Creative Construction Hearts are Everywhere Science at work. A pet snowman? Hearts to Serve Mailing Love Will you be a Friend of Mine? Reaching new Heights Catholic Schools Week We were able to purchase a new construction toy, Magna Tiles, through Scholastic Books thanks to all those who order. We really love them. Acting out The Mitten by Alvin Tresselt The Mitten Outside Play Snow Fun! Hibernation We love winter, snow and ice. Let it Snow! Indoor Snow Toss Happy New Year! Dramatic play office means lots of pencil practice. Learning letter H with our whole body Mexican Christmas Nativity Play Advent Preparations Hands to serve; a heart to love. Playing with letters Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Shakers Play is the work of Children Thank you, God, for good food, friends and faith. Hand Turkeys Our Book of Thanksgiving Gobble, Gobble Cooking up a Feast Old Gray Cat song Sleeping cats Creeping mice Cup Stacking with the 3rd graders Shapes are Everywhere Raptor Center Highlights Halloween Happenings - T/TH class Trick or Treat Singing to the Seniors Halloween Happenings - MWF class Sink or Float? More Fall Fun Owl Exploration What is in the Mystery Bag? Fire Safety Green eggs and ham Chef Fremstad (Liam's Dad) was here to help us cook our green eggs Do we like green eggs and ham? Learning about body parts as we build matman Autumn Exploration Silly Scarecrows Play is the work of Children Artists at Work Three Little Pigs Fun Straw Houses Stick Houses Brick Houses Here comes the Big, Bad, Wolf Then I'll huff and I'll puff... And I'll blow your house in! Squares Everywhere! Learning through PLAY Challenging ourselves in Preschool Our School Family First Day Fun! No Surprise! We are loving school!