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

Love, Laugh, Learn

4 Star Parent Aware rated/ Nationally Accredited 

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December 11 - 15, 2017

Happy Birthday, Baby Jesus!   The birth of Jesus draws nearer but still we wait.  We light our second candle which symbolizes LOVE.  We will express our love for family by making a handmade gift this week.  We will also create the babe in the manger.  What fun to make and wrap surprises for our families.  The sights and smells of Christmas will be included this week as we play with peppermint playdoh and learn a candy cane song.  Our buddies from 3rd grade will be joining us Monday to help make advent chains that we can then take home and use as we countdown to Christmas.  The chains help us count in a context that is meaningful.  Ask your preschooler questions such as,  "What happens when you take one away?  Is it getting longer or shorter as we near Christmas?"  Use words like top, bottom, first and next as you work with the chain.  Look for patterns on the chain.  Help build your child's math brain.  

We know Jesus is coming for all, but how do others celebrate Jesus' birth?  The Mexican traditions of Christmas include pinata breaking, hat dancing, Las Posadas (Mary and Joseph's search for lodging) and more.  We enrich our learning by blending these Mexican traditions with our own.    

       To extend the holiday giving experience, we are having a school-              wide food drive for those in need.  Please send non-perishable              food items to school by Friday the 15th.  This is our HANDS to                  SERVE box found in the hallway in which to put donations.  How              important it is to use both our hands and our hearts to serve.                  Our Student Council will distribute the food during this Advent                season.  Thank you for your contributions!


Letter of the Week - Ff


Looking forward to another mystery reader this week.  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 

December 19 - All School Christmas Concert - 6:30 p.m.  (Save the date)

                           Preschool will be performing at the concert.

                   20 - Wear red and green       

                   21 - Christmas Break Begins - NO SCHOOL

January 3 - School Resumes 


Preschool Links

Fall/Thanksgiving songs video

Mystery Reader Sign Up Genius

December Preschool Paper

December Singable Songs

November Preschool Paper

November 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

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

Fire Safety






































Scientific Discovery - A worm!











We're Hard, Hard Workers and Players!





















Fall is Apple Season


































Special Reader - Mrs. Quast