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 14 - 18 Animals in Winter! Staying warm and fed in the winter is hard work. We will learn how animals hibernate, migrate or adapt to survive the cold and snow. The winter story of The Mitten by Alvin Tresselt is a classic that will help us with the idea of hibernation. This story has a big accent which is another concept we will explore through music, poems and literature. We will use our maker cart this week to make bear dens, play and write in shaving cream snow, and read and reread The Mitten book to help us recall the sequence of events. This Wednesday and every Wednesday thereafter, we will play outside (adaption), 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. 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. Big thanks to our mystery readers last week - Kian's sister, Quinn and Mom and Dylan's mom, Nicole. Who will surprise us next? Letter of the Week - Ii Dates to Remember January 16 - Outdoor play every Wednesday beginning today 21 - NO SCHOOL - MLK Holiday 24 - Open House 26 - Trivia Night 27 - Pancake Breakfast to kick off Catholic Schools Week 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 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 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!