3 Year Pre-K




Alphabet Review

posted May 20, 2019, 7:36 AM by Tracy Keane   [ updated Aug 22, 2019, 7:25 AM by Carol Dougherty ]

Last week we finished off the alphabet learning all about the letter Zz.. This week and next week we will doing an alphabet review, discussing a different letter each morning and afternoon, until we complete the alphabet. Each day we will complete a tracing/coloring sheet for the letter we are working on, paint summer pictures at the easel, we will be making a beautiful butterfly magnet and in our sensory bin there will be toys and soapy water to begin washing our toys. Hopefully the kids love to clean at home as much as they love to wash our toys at school :)


Just a few reminders:


  • The last full day of 3 year preschool is Friday, May 31st and it will be a regular school day with some fun activities planned.

  • During that last week each of the children will be coming home with some projects we completed this year, photos we have taken of them, an end of the year project, a small Father's Day gift and their report cards.

  • Just a reminder that there is no school on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th.  



Have a great week!

Mrs. Keane


This Year Zipped By!!!......

posted May 13, 2019, 7:30 AM by Tracy Keane   [ updated Aug 22, 2019, 7:25 AM by Carol Dougherty ]


“This Year Zipped By” is our theme this week, and it truly has!!!!  


I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and had a relaxing Mother's Day! I once again would like to thank everyone for sending money in for our High School helpers. They will be leaving us this week and we will miss them both!!! I would also like to thank you and the FTC for a wonderful teacher appreciation week,!!! There were so many creative thoughtful surprises that helped make each day special!!! (:   Finally, I hope you all enjoyed your special Mother's Day gifts, the kids really enjoy making things for the special people in their lives!!!


*Caterpillars ~ Over the weekend our caterpillars entered the chrysalis stage. The kids were so excited when they came in this morning to find that they are getting closer to becoming butterflies.


Just a few reminders:


  • The last full day of 3 year preschool is Friday, May 31st and it will be a regular school day with some fun activities planned.

  • During that last week each of the children will be coming home with some projects we completed this year, photos we have taken of them and their report cards.

  • Just a reminder that there is no school on Monday, May 27th.  



This week we will be learning about the letter Zz …


Here is a look at what we will be doing…


Monday

Gym

Center #1: Letter Z Zebra

Center #2: Letter Z Tracing sheets

Free Play


In the afternoon we will continue working on our letter Z zebras.


Tuesday

Music

Center #1: Letter Z Zebra

Center #2: Letter Z Tracing sheets

Free Play


In the afternoon we will complete a sheet to work on identifying animals zoo animals and find the picture that does not belong in the group.



Wednesday

Center #1: Letter Z Zebra

Center #2: Letter Z Tracing sheets

Free Play


In the afternoon we will an "I Spy Letter Z" sheet.


Thursday

Center #1: Letter Z Zebra

Center #2: Letter Z Tracing sheets

Free Play


In the afternoon we will complete a matching sheet which we will match zoo animals to their shadow.


Friday ~ Fun Friday


Finish up all our Art projects


*  Just a reminder that the St Linus FTC Treasure Sale drop off ends Tuesday 5/14 and the Treasure sale will be held Thursday 5/16 ~ Sunday 5/19. Check the St Linus website for more information.


Have a great week!

Mrs. Keane


You Are The Best MOM!!!!!!!!

posted May 6, 2019, 5:45 AM by Tracy Keane   [ updated Aug 22, 2019, 7:25 AM by Carol Dougherty ]



Time is moving quickly, and the last few weeks of school are upon us.  We will be very busy working on lots of projects. This week our theme is “Your Are The BEST MOM” and we will be learning about the letter Yy and be finishing up on our top secret Mother's Day projects. I will also be reevaluating the kids for their final evaluation which will come home the last week of school.


Our caterpillar are getting bigger and soon they will be making their chrysalis.  The kids are so excited about our fury little friends and are enjoying watching them eat their food and move about the container. Soon they will enter the second phase of their life~cycle and build their chrysalis around them!!!


Here is a look at the our week...


Monday

Gym

Center #1: Letter Y~ Yo~yo

Center #2: Letter Y Tracing sheets

Center #3: Secret project!!

Free Play


In the afternoon we continue to work on our letter Y Yo-yo and secret project.


Tuesday

Library

Center #1: Letter Y~ Yo~yo

Center #2: Letter Y Tracing sheets

Center #3: Secret project!!

Free Play


In the afternoon we will complete an I Spy Letter Y sheet.


Wednesday

Center #1: Letter Y~ Yo~yo

Center #2: Letter Y Tracing sheets

Center #3: Secret project!!

Free Play


In the afternoon we be working on our secret projects.


Thursday

Music

Center #1: Secret Project

Center #2: Letter Y Tracing sheets

Free Play


In the afternoon we will complete a matching sheet as an extension activity to Dr. Seuss's book "Are You My Mother."


Friday


Finish up all our Art projects


In the afternoon we will decorate a butterfly using bingo dotters.


*  Just a reminder that the St Linus FTC Treasure Sale drop off is 5/12 - 5/14 check the St Linus website for more information.


Have a great week!

Mrs. Keane

Under My Umbrella...

posted Apr 27, 2019, 10:25 AM by Tracy Keane   [ updated Aug 22, 2019, 7:25 AM by Carol Dougherty ]

Welcome back!!! I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and relaxing break!!! I can't believe how time is flying and that the end of our year is so near. The kids have definitely grown and are ready to move along!!!


When we get back we will have some new friends in our classroom.......Caterpillars!! Over the next week or so we will watch the caterpillars eat and eat and eat. Soon they will make their chrysalis at the top of our insect lore cup and we will transfer them to our butterfly garden. Then over the next two weeks we will watch and wait for them to emerge into butterflies!! During this time we will learn so many fun/interesting facts about butterflies and their life cycle. Remember to check the photo gallery along the way!!!


This week our theme is “Under My Umbrella” and we will learn about the letter Uu. I will also begin testing for Report Cards, which will go home at the end of May.  I am so happy with the progress the children have made throughout the year.


Monday ~ Gym

Center #1: Letter U - Umbrella

Center #2: Letter U tracing sheets

Free Play ~ 

Art Project~ We will be working on a secret special gift this week :)


In the afternoon we will continue to work on our letter U umbrellas.


Tuesday

Library

Center #1: Letter U - Umbrella

Center #2: Letter U tracing sheets

Free Play ~

Art Project~ We will be working on a secret special gift this week :)


In the afternoon we will be complete an umbrella color by number.


Wednesday

SXU Lesson

Center #1: Letter U - Umbrella

Center #2: Letter U tracing sheets

Free Play ~

Art Project~ We will be working on a secret special gift this week :)


In the afternoon we will complete an I Spy Letter U sheet.


Thursday

Music

Center #1:

Center #2: Letter U tracing sheets

Free Play ~

Art Project~ We will be working on a secret special gift this week :)


In the afternoon we will complete Religion.


Friday~

Finish up all our Art projects

Fun Friday


Have a great week!!

Mrs. Keane


Eggcellent Easter...

posted Apr 8, 2019, 9:22 AM by Tracy Keane   [ updated Aug 22, 2019, 7:25 AM by Carol Dougherty ]

Easter is two weeks away and we have lots of fun activities planned for the next two weeks.  Our theme will be, “Eggcelent Easter” and we will learn all about the letter Ee. In our Sensory Bin this week we will have Easter grass and eggs and we will be painting Baby Chicks at the easel.


I would also like to thank everyone that sent in plastic eggs and jelly beans for all of our fun Easter activities over the next two weeks!!!


Here is a look at our next two weeks...


Monday ~ Gym

Center #1: Letter E ~ Hatching letter E

Center #2: Letter E tracing sheets

Free Play ~


In the afternoon we will be creating Easter recyclable art and continue working on our Hatching E craft.


Tuesday

Library

Center #1: Letter E ~ Hatching letter E

Center #2: Letter E tracing sheets

Free Play ~


In the afternoon we will be sorting and graphing using jellybeans.


Wednesday

SXU Lesson

Center #1: Letter E ~ Hatching letter E/Bunny Headband

Center #2: Letter E tracing sheets

Free Play ~


In the afternoon we will complete an "I Spy Letter E" sheet.


Thursday ~ Music


Center #1: Letter E ~ Hatching letter E/Bunny Headband

Center #2: Letter E tracing sheets

Free Play ~


In the afternoon we will use bingo doters to decorate Easter pictures.


Friday~ Fun Friday

Today we will be making bird nests using graham crackers, frosting, pretzels and jellybeans.

Finish up all our Art projects

In the afternoon we will use our sense of hearing to try to guess what is inside Easter Eggs.


Eggcelent Easter Week 2


Monday

Monday ~ Gym

Center #1: Art Project ~ we will make a cute chick hatching from an Easter Egg

Center #2: Letter E tracing sheets

Free Play ~


In the afternoon we will be graphing using jellybeans.


Tuesday

Music

Center #1: Art Project ~ we will make a cute chick hatching from an Easter Egg

Center #2: Letter E tracing sheets

Free Play ~

Shh ~  We will go on an Easter Egg Hunt ~ weather permitting we will go in the courtyard but if not we will have one inside the classroom.

In the afternoon we will complete Religion Chapter 29 "We Celebrate Easter."


Wednesday

SXU

Shh ~  We will go on an Easter Egg Hunt ~ weather permitting we will go in the courtyard but if not we will have one inside the classroom.


In the afternoon we will be decorating Easter Eggs.


Thursday ~ No School Easter Break Begins


Have a great break see you on April 29th.

Mrs. Keane

Radiant Rainbows...

posted Apr 1, 2019, 9:25 AM by Tracy Keane   [ updated Aug 22, 2019, 7:25 AM by Carol Dougherty ]

Last week was so much fun learning different Nursery Rhymes, making crafts that went along with some of our Nursery Rhymes and of course making muffins :).  Mother Goose was a perfect way to finish our week, the kids really seemed to enjoy her!!!  Be sure to take a peek at the Photo Gallery tab to see pictures from all of our activities throughout the month of March. 

This week our theme is "Radiant Rainbows," and the kids will be learning about the letter Rr and all about rainbows.  We will also be making raindrops and flowers to for our Spring hall display!!!

Here is a look at our week ahead:

Monday

Gym

Center #1: Letter R ~ Rabbit we will make an adorable rabbit from the letter r

Center #2: Letter R tracing sheets

Free Play ~

In the afternoon we will continue working on our Rabbit and we will be painting rainbows at the easel. 

Tuesday

Center #1: Letter R ~ Rabbit we will make an adorable rabbit from the letter r

Center #2: Letter R tracing sheets

Free Play ~

In the afternoon we will complete use bingo daubers to make a rainbow.

Wednesday

Center #1: Letter R ~ Rabbit we will make an adorable rabbit from the letter r

Center #2: Letter R tracing sheets

Free Play

In the afternoon we will complete an I Spy Letter R worksheet. 

Thursday

Music

Center #1: Letter R ~ Rabbit we will make an adorable rabbit from the letter r.

Center #2: Letter R tracing sheets

Free Play

In the afternoon we will complete Religion Chapter 18 My Church Friends.

Friday ~ Fun Friday

Today we will make edible Rainbow sticks using pretzel sticks, Fruit Loops and mini~marshmallows.

Have Great Week!

Mrs. Keane


Nursery Rhymes...

posted Mar 25, 2019, 9:24 AM by Tracy Keane   [ updated Aug 22, 2019, 7:25 AM by Carol Dougherty ]

We had so much fun last week learning about the Ocean and the letter O!!! Please be sure to check the Photo Gallery for pictures from our Beach Party and the numerous other activities we worked on!!!


Our new theme is, Nursery Rhymes.  This is one of my favorite themes as the children love to learn the nursery rhymes and them share them at home!!!


At the easel we will be painting Baa Baa Black Sheep using puffy paint and in our sensory bin we will have paper and fancy scissors to practice cutting.


Here is a look at our week ahead…


Monday

Gym

Center #1: Pre-writing  with dry erase markers

Center #2: Play-dough

Center #3: Art Project: Letter N

Center #4: Imagination Station

Center #5: Animals/Farm

Art Projects this week:

Letter N~ This week we will turn letter N into a Nighttime sky.


In the afternoon we will spy the letter N on our “I Spy” sheet.


Tuesday ~ Library

Center #1  Prewriting practice mats using dry erase markers

Center #2: Play-dough

Center #3: Easel Painting

Art Project: Letter  N Nighttime sky

Free Play


In the afternoon we will make a Twinkle Star.


Wednesday SXU Lesson


Center #1: Pre-writing practice with dry erase markers

Center #2: We will make “Itsy Bitsy Spider” finger puppets

Center #3: Imagination Station


In the afternoon we will learn about the Muffin Man and then make our own. Yum!!


Thursday ~ Music

Center #1: Pre-writing practice with dry erase markers

Center #2:Easel Painting

Center #3: Imagination Station

Free Play


In the afternoon we will make a craft to go along with the nursery rhyme "Old MacDonald Had A Farm."


Friday ~

In School Mother Goose Field Trip ~ If your child does not attend a.m. preschool today and they have paid for the field trip, you can drop your child off at the preschool doors at 9:50 a.m. and then pick them up at the preschool doors (door 6) at 11:00 a.m.


Have a nice weekend!!

Mrs. Keane


Deep In The Ocean With An Octopus...

posted Mar 14, 2019, 3:08 PM by Tracy Keane   [ updated Aug 22, 2019, 7:25 AM by Carol Dougherty ]


We had so much fun last week learning about the letter Ii !! The kids really enjoyed making the Leprechaun trap, walking in the mini parade, tasting Irish Soda Bread but most of all when we found our classroom a mess from the sneaky Leprechaun. Click on the link above to see the action and be sure to check the Photo Gallery to see all of our March photos.


This week we will focus on the letter O and our theme is “Deep In The Ocean With An Octopus.”  We have several fun activities and crafts planned such as making an Octopus from the letter O, counting with Swedish Fish, graphing with fishy crackers...… just to name a few!! Throughout the day I will have a live feed of the Great Barrier Reef on our bright-link to make us feel like we are at the ocean all day long.  The children love this and get so excited when they see the different creatures swim by.


Here is a brief look at the week ahead...


Monday

Gym

Center #1: Letter O Octopus

Center #2: Ocean animal pre-writing practice with dry erase markers

Center #3: Free Play

Center #4: Playdough

Free Play ~ Art Projects for the week: Letter O Octopus and a Scuba Diver


In the afternoon we will use Swedish fish to practice counting. Yum


Tuesday

Library

Center #1: Letter O Octopus

Center #2: Ocean animal pre-writing practice with dry erase markers

Center #3: Octopus Color sheet then we will add fruit loops to its tentacles :)

Center #4: Playdough

Free Play ~ Art Projects for the week: Letter O Octopus and a Scuba Diver


In the afternoon we will complete an ocean creature coloring page.


Wednesday

SXU Story

Center #1: Letter O Octopus

Center #2: Ocean animal pre-writing practice with dry erase markers

Center #3: Free Play

Center #4: Playdough

Free Play ~ Art Projects for the week: Letter O Octopus and a Scuba Diver


In the afternoon we will complete an “I Spy The Letter O” sheet.


Thursday

Music

Center #1: Letter O Octopus

Center #2: Ocean animal pre-writing practice with dry erase markers

Center #3: Gold Fish Graphing

Center #4: Playdough

Free Play ~ Art Projects for the week: Letter O Octopus and a Scuba Diver


In the afternoon we will read Rainbow Fish and make our own Rainbow Fish.


Friday ~


**Beach Day ~ Have your child come to school dressed for the summer!  (Girls may not wear bathing suits).  Your child can wear sweat pants/ sweat shirts over their summer clothes and change when they come to school. During the morning and afternoon we will be dancing, playing with our beach toys, and having fun in the “sun.”  If your child brings a beach towel or beach toys, please make sure EVERYTHING is labeled with your child’s name on it.  Thank You!



Have a great week!

Mrs. Keane

Luck Of The Irish...

posted Mar 11, 2019, 9:30 AM by Tracy Keane   [ updated Aug 22, 2019, 7:25 AM by Carol Dougherty ]

This week our theme is Luck of the Irish, and we will work on several activities centered around the letter Ii. We will talking about what it means to be Irish, St. Patrick's Day and perhaps we will catch a sneaky leprechaun.  The children get so excited talking about Leprechauns and trying to catch one that we will make our own class trap and see if we can catch one :) This week we will continue to read books by Dr. Seuss and we will also read books about St. Patrick’s Day and leprechauns.  Our sensory bin will be filled with shamrocks and gold coins and there will be green paint at our easel for the children to paint shamrocks.


Conferences are Thursday, March 14th, but they are via my request.  However if you would like to meet with me you are welcome to send me an email and we can set up a time for that day. I also wanted to let you know that  preschool does not receive another report card until the end of the year.  Please let me know if you have any questions!


Here is a look at our week…


Monday:

Gym

Center #1: Letter I ~ we will make an iguana from the letter I

Center #2: Letter I tracing sheets

Free Play ~


In the afternoon we will continue working on our iguanas and decorate a shamrock with our stampers.


Tuesday~ Library

Today we will begin making Irish Shakers and our very own Leprechaun crowns.

Center #1: Letter I ~ we will make an iguana from the letter I

Center #2: Letter I tracing sheets

Free Play ~


In the afternoon we will complete and I Spy Letter I sheet.


Wednesday

Center #1: Leprechaun Hats/Irish Shakers

Center #2: Letter I tracing sheets

Free Play ~


In the afternoon we will decorate shamrocks and our class Leprechaun Trap.


Thursday ~ Early Dismissal ~ A.M. students will be dismissed at 11:00 and full day kids will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m.

St. Pat’s “mini” parade through the kindergarten wing

Center #1: We will trace and color a shamrock.

Center #2: Letter I tracing sheets

Free Play ~


No afternoon class


Friday~ No School

Have a great week!

Mrs. Keane


Kings and Queens A Royal Preschool Wk 2....

posted Mar 3, 2019, 3:49 PM by Tracy Keane   [ updated Aug 22, 2019, 7:25 AM by Carol Dougherty ]


This week we will continue with our Royal Preschool theme and concentrate on the letter Qq for the week.  We will be making a Queen from the letter Q, painting castles and making sand castles in the sensory bin.

Here is a look at our week...


Monday ~ Gym

Center #1: Letter Q ~ Queen

Center #2: Letter Q tracing sheets

Free Play ~


In the afternoon we will complete religion Chapter 16 “I Am A Friend Of Jesus.”


Tuesday

Library

Center #1: Letter Q ~ Queen

Center #2: Letter Q tracing sheets

Free Play ~

In the afternoon we will completing an activity to prepare for Ash Wednesday.


Wednesday~ Ash Wednesday ~ children will receive ashes today

SXU Lesson

Center #1: Letter Q ~ Queen/Pot of Gold with a rainbow attached for our hall display

Center #2: Letter Q tracing sheets

Center #3 : We will sponge paint a cross purple for Ash Wednesday.

Free Play ~


In the afternoon we will make a quilt using Froot Loops yum!!


Thursday 

Music

Center #1: Pot of Gold project

Center #2: Letter Q tracing sheets

Center 3 ~ I Spy Letter Q 

Free Play ~


In the afternoon we will work on using our fine motor skills by painting the letter Q with Q-Tips.


Friday

Finish up all our Art projects

Fun Friday


Have a great week!!!

Mrs. Keane


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