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 January Blessed are those who are curious, for they shall have adventure. January 21 - 25 The Mitten! The Mitten, an old Ukrainian folktale, is proving to be a class favorite. We are rereading the version by Alvin Tresselt this week to find out the who and how of the story and are putting an extra focus on the theme of pairs. We are using our fine motor skills to hang pairs of mittens and sew mittens, developing language skills as we learn mitten songs and poems, read A Pair of Socks by Stuart J. Murphy and work pairs puzzles. We are also illustrating our own Mitten Book. The culmination of the month will be acting out The Mitten with costumes and instruments and the all important accent will be highlighted. Every Wednesday, weather permitting, we will play outside, so be sure to bring all winter clothing needed. (This includes snow pants, hats, mittens and boots.) Those without gear will be sitting in the office while we play. Please remember to mark all clothing with names. Boots may be left in the hallway to keep our classroom floor clean and dry for play. Please help your preschooler to practice the important self-help skill of dressing themselves for outdoor play at home. NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 21. We celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Spread the word about MMSA to friends and family. Open House is this Thursday, January 24 at 6:30 p.m. Hope to see you at Trivia Night this coming Saturday, January 26 at 6:00 p.m. Lunch bunchers are asked to bring their winter gear every day. They will be playing outside each afternoon this winter, weather permitting. Mystery Readers - We are looking for friends of the preschoolers who would like to SURPRISE us by meeting our class in the library to read a good story. We can provide the picture book or you can bring a favorite of your own. If interested, sign up for a convenient date on our Mystery Reader links below. We welcome moms, dads, grandparents, siblings, etc. Readers need not be virtus trained. Just check in at the office and meet us downstairs in the school library at 9:30 a.m. It will make our day! We love a good mystery. Our Mystery Reader this week was Riley's Dad, Peter. We really liked his book, Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site! Letter of the Week - Uu Dates to Remember January 21 - NO SCHOOL - MLK Holiday 24 - Open House - 6:30 p.m. 26 - Trivia Night - 6:00 p.m. 27 - Pancake Breakfast to kick off Catholic Schools Week 28 - 1 Catholic Schools Week February 13 - Scholastic Book orders due 14 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:20 - 8:00 p.m. 15 - NO SCHOOL - Parent/Teacher Conferences 10:00 - 6:00 18 - NO SCHOOL - Presidents' Day Preschool Links Mystery Readers - T/TH Class Mystery Readers - M/W/F Class January Preschool Paper January Singable Songs December Preschool Paper December 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 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!