Welcome to Mrs. Lehman's/Mrs. Paitich's Class


Love, Laugh, Learn

4 Star Parent Aware rated/ Nationally Accredited 

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       February  19 - 23, 2018                                 

Healthy Heart   We have learned all about the heart shape and it's meaning of love.  Now, it is time to explore the human heart muscle and it's functions.  We will compare it to the engine of a car and learn how to keep our motor running strong.  Healthy food/drink, exercise and rest will be our focus.  The preschoolers will have a chance to provide input in choosing a healthy snack to be eaten on Wednesday.  A dramatic play doctor's office is up and running to help us understand and become comfortable with regular visits to the doctor.

NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 19.  Dress for outdoor play on Tuesday.   

Looking forward to our field trip to Como Planetarium on Thursday.  Eat a good breakfast and send your preschooler in their gray MMSA t-shirt.  We should be returning at approx. 11:00 a.m.  All permission slips and money needs to be in by Tuesday the 20th.  Thank you to all those volunteering to help. Click HERE for all the information.       

We continue our work on rhyming words.  We have learned a rhyming prayer that your preschooler can use at home.  Be sure to inquire about  1,2  Jesus I love you.   By playfully manipulating words that rhyme, children learn how language works.  It helps them notice and work with the sounds within words which is an important skill that is crucial for reading and spelling.  When children are familiar with a nursery rhyme or rhyming book, they learn to anticipate the rhyming word. This prepares them to make predictions when they read, another important reading skill.  Rhyming also improves oral language skill.                            

Letter of the Week - Gg  

Every Tuesday, this winter will be Outdoor Play Day.  Please send your            child ready to play outside in the snow and cold.  This means all children        need to have snow pants, boots, mittens, etc. on Tuesdays.  If weather does  not permit, we will get our exercise in the gym as usual.  Please work with      your preschooler on the all-important skill of dressing themselves.









                                                              Making snow angels!


 Our mystery readers have been great surprises!  Thank you to all who have  volunteered so far.  Please return all library books by Wednesday to the LIBRARY BOX outside our classroom.  You, too, can be a part of this library experience.  We are still looking for friends of the preschoolers to join us as MYSTERY READERS!  Sign up HERE to read us a story in the upcoming months as our mystery guest.

Dates to Remember 

February 19 - No School - President's Day

                 22 - Field Trip to Como Planetarium


Preschool Links

February Preschool Paper

February Singable Songs

January Preschool Paper

January Singable Songs

       Fall/Thanksgiving songs video

      Mystery Reader Sign Up Genius

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

Business was blooming at the Flower Shop 











                                                                              Together, we are better!

Learning from the heart























Mailing our love


Games, games and more games

ABC Musical chairs


We have a BINGO




















More Outer Space fun




















Learning about constellations with Mrs. Bateson and the kindergarteners

Practice Peace

Outer space Learning












Happy New Year!











Being kind to our feathered friends as we make bird feeders. 

                                  New Year's Slime



















Hard day at the office.

Christmas Highlights 











                                                                                       The Christmas Story




















                          Baby Jesus                                                                                                                                                                    Advent Chains




















Mexican-style Christmas 










A visit from St. Nick


Letter Learning

Fun with Madeline
































Rainbow Week



















Outdoor Play on Dec. 1.



























Will there be snow in time for Christmas?







We Give Thanks to God


Harvest Snack Mix

Thanksgiving Preparations


Singin' to the Seniors


Eiffel Tower Building



















Special visit from Fire Dept. #22



































Shapes are Everywhere!





























We like the fall, the best of all!


Halloween 2017





















                                                                 Will it sink or will it float?


Dodge Nature Center Field Trip

All preschoolers enjoy a bus ride!

      The roots made this tree too hard to move.                                     Learning the parts of a tree.










Delicious organic apple juice!











Learning about pressing and chopping apples to make juice.











Apple juice tasting (baby bird style)














Bats Roosting Everywhere!










































Beautiful Fall Weather