Thursday, January 17, 2019

SNOW AND MITTENS!

This week we will continue our celebration of winter!

With the anticipation of having some accumulating snow coming up, we are planning on having some fun outdoors on Wednesday!  Please send your child to school with snow pants and boots ( if we don't already have them here) and we will have some good old-fashioned fun outside followed by some yummy hot chocolate!

We will need a few sleds, if you can help, let me know!

NO LETTER DAY THIS WEEK!!!
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PARENT REFLECTION QUESTION FOR THE WEEK:Which feelings do I find easiest to express?  Which are more difficult for me?

PRAYING WITH THE CHURCH- All Holy-Father, You have shown us your mercy and made us a new creation in the likeness of your son.  Make us living signs of your love for the whole world to see.  We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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Religion- Jesus Cares for His Friends

Group time-Science Spin-Push,Pull!, discuss and list what is different about winter from the other seasons, read The Mitten, The Snowy Day

Art- mitten craft, free drawing, Snowy Day craft

Literacy- review letters H,I,J,K,L,M, write snow words in  sand

Math- playdough snowman mats with numbers

Science-how things move

Small Motor- lacing

Gross Motor-building snowmen,pulling and pushing sleds

Friday, January 11, 2019

This week we will have an avalanche of snow-related activities to warm up these cold, wintry days!


FRIDAY IS LETTER O DAY- BRING IN AN O ITEM!

Parent Reflection Question: What are some of the gifts I see present and in use within my own parish community?
Praying With The Church: Father, You sustain us with the word and body of your Son.  Watch over us with loving care;help this Church to grow in faith, holiness,charity, and loving service.Grant this in the name of Jesus Lord.  Amen
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 LEARNING FOR THE WEEK

Group time-  What is Snow?, discuss what snow looks like, feels like and and chart other words about snow, Let's find out-Snowy Day


Religion-We Help The Church

Literature-  The Snowy Day,, The Hat, There Was An Old Lady that Swallowed Some Snow!

Art-make snowmen, shaving cream craft (The Snowy Day) Hat craft, make snowflakes, O craft

Science-Let's Find Out! Achooo!-What are Germs?

Math- count snowmen number board game, smart board math game, snowman game-match the right number of buttons on the snowman, counting snowflakes

Small motor- cutting practice

Gross motor-pretend to make a snowman

Friday, January 4, 2019

Penguins and Polar bears!

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REMINDER:  Our school day  begins promptly at 8:15.  Your child misses valuable readiness centers and activities when they arrive to school late. It is also disruptive to our learning routine.  Thanks for your cooperation in this matter!

ILLNESS: Please keep your child home from school if he or she is coughing excessively or has an excessive amount of drainage from his/her nose.  The children are very young and are still learning good oral hygiene!  Your child should also be fever free for at least 24 hours before they return to school.  Thanks for helping to keep the classroom a healthy place!

MASS FRIDAY-Please drop off at regular spot PROMPTLY at 7:50. The mass is a holy celebration with our church family!  We hope you will join us!

LETTER N DAY IS FRIDAY..

Parent Reflection Question:How well do I live my role as a member of the Body of Christ?  What more could I do to care, teach, learn and serve?

Praying with the Church; God our Father, Let the Spirit you sent on your Church to begin teaching of the gospel continue to work in the world through the hearts of all who believe.  We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.Amen.

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Group time--Lets Find Out-Fuzzy Penguin Chick!-how do penguins grow.  Polar Bears-how do they grow?
Religion-We celebrate together
Literature-penguin and polar bear books
Art-  make a penguin, polar bear, N craft
Block Area- children use clear plastic cups to build ice structures.
Literacy Center- play dough-N, white finger paint(snow) in Ziploc bags, children make letters and shapes in the "snow"
Science- learn about polar animals and their habitats
Gross Motor- pretend to be penguins taking care of their "eggs"(beanbags) and walk carefully with it on our feet, pretend to be penguins looking for fish-. one child is the penguin, we hide a fish under one of our classmates and the penguin has to find the fish!
Math Center-count penguins and polar bears, sort them, measure a piece of "ice" by putting polar bears side by side. 

Thursday, December 20, 2018

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Dear Parents,
On behalf of  Mrs. Hindelang, Ms. Nault, and myself, we sincerely thank you for all of the goodies, gift cards, presents and monetary donations this Christmas season.  In these past few weeks, as we have shared the miraculous story of Jesus' birth with the children, we have seen the wonder in their eyes and have watched them grow in faith right before us! Because of this,we also have had the chance to really catch the true spirit of Christmas! 

We wish all of you a relaxing break and look forward to an awesome second half of the school year with the children!

Merry Christmas and God's Blessings in the New Year! 

School Resumes Monday, January 7th.

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Parent Reflection Question: In What ways is Jesus coming to me today?  How will I welcome him?

Praying with the Church: Almighty Father, Give us the joy of your love to prepare the way for Christ the Lord.  Help us to serve you and one another.  We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen
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Friday, December 14, 2018

Santa Claus is coming to Town!!!


Christmas Toy Collection
My daughter Catherine teaches kindergarten at Priest Elementary in Southwest Detroit. A few years ago we started a tradition of teaching our preschoolers the importance of giving to those in need at Christmas.  If you would like your preschooler to help, take him or her to buy a gift for a child, wrap it and then we will donate those gifts for Catherine to give to the children in her classroom!  If  you would like to help please send in a gift that is wrapped and that could be given to either a boy or girl,ages 4-6 a by Wednesday, December 19th.

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NO LETTER THIS WEEK

Parent Reflection for the week: In what ways or( persons) is Jesus coming to me today?  How will I welcome him?

Praying with the church?  Almighty Father, Give us the joy of your love to prepare the way for Christ the Lord.  Help us serve you and one another.  We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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WEDNESDAY-BREAKFAST WITH SANTA.  8:15AM  PLEASE PARK IN THE LOT AND ENTER THROUGH THE OFFICE DOORS.  YOU CAN  HANG YOUR COAT IN YOUR CHILD'S LOCKER.  COME IN AND GET BREAKFAST!  WHEN WE ARE DONE, THE CHILDREN WILL GATHER IN FRONT OF THE CHRISTMAS TREE AND SING A FEW SONGS FOR YOU.  SANTA WILL ARRIVE, READ A STORY AND THE CHILDREN CAN VISIT WITH HIM! AFTER YOU ARE DONE, YOU ARE FREE TO LEAVE WITH YOUR CHILD.  PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO AFTERNOON SESSION ON THIS DAY.
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FRIDAY-ALL SCHOOL PANCAKE BREAKFAST.  COME AND JOIN THE FAMILIES OF SAINT PAUL FOR A YUMMY BREAKFAST IN THE CAFETERIA!  IT IS FROM 7:30-9AM   THIS IS A NOON DISMISSAL

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Evergreens and Candy canes!

Christmas Toy Collection
My daughter Catherine teaches kindergarten at Priest Elementary in Southwest Detroit. A few years ago we started a tradition of teaching our preschoolers the importance of giving to those in need at Christmas.  If you would like your preschooler to help, take him or her to buy a gift for a child, wrap it and then we will donate those gifts for Catherine to give to the children in her classroom!  If  you would like to help, please send in a gift that is wrapped and that could be given to either a boy or girl,ages 4-6 a by Wednesday, December 19th.
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Parent Reflection Question:How has God called me to participate in his plan?
Praying with the church-Let us Pray.  Almighty and eternal God, glorify your name by increasing your chosen people as you promised long ago.  In reward for their trust, may we see in the Church the fulfillment of your promise.  We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Letter M day is on Friday.
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Group time-talk about evergreen trees, take a walk outside and look at the trees, practice Christmas songs
Literature- Once There Was a Christmas Tree, On This Special Night, Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Religion-We wait for Jesus with Joy 
Art-candy cane craft painting with evergreen branches,
Science- evergreen trees, candy cane experiment
Math-patterning on a candy cane
Small motor-pepperment scented play dough and Christmas cookie cutters- make Christmas cookies
Gross Motor-yoga fun

Friday, November 30, 2018

Gingerbread Fun!

What's warm, fragrant, and perfect for Christmas?  It's Gingerbread!

Please check out the online auction that is beginning Friday, November 30th through Sunday December 9th. Go to the school website and click on the auction link.

SECRET SANTA SHOP THIS WEEK, SEND IN YOUR ENVELOPE-CHECK THE NEWSLETTER FOR DETAILS!

We will attend mass Friday morning for all school mass drop your child off promptly at 7:50. Please join us!


Items needed this week:
Wednesday: pre-made gingerbread cookies, frosting and mini m&m's- we"ll decorate our cookies and enjoy them for snack. Please let me know if you are able to help.

Parent Reflection Question for the week-How is God currently revealing himself in the everyday life of my family?
Praying with the Church:Father, Help us to live as the holy family united i respect and love.  Bring us the joy and peace of your eternal home.  Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen
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Arrival Activity-make Christmas cookies, gingerbread men and decorate gingerbread houses with our play dough that is scented like gingerbread!

Group time-Read the Ginger bread boy, Gingerbread Man by Jim Alesworth, Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett, practice our Christmas songs


Religion- My Family Cares for Me, songs about baby Jesus, stories about Jesus


Math- counting- children count the number of gingerbread men in the picture and put the corresponding number on page and put appropriate number of markers.

Literacy-Review characters in the stories, sentence starter activity
Block Area- make gingerbread houses, provide tape and construction  paper for the children to make decorations for their houses

Art- make  gingerbread boys and girls, make sheep for our naivity, paint candy canes, l craft