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


Love, Laugh, Learn

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Preschool Policies and Procedures Handbook



                                   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 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

Snow Fun!





















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!