Welcome to Mrs. Lehman's/Mrs. Schaps' class

 

Love, Laugh, Learn

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       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 lehmanm@mmsaschool.org - 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!