3 Year Pre-K


Important December Dates...



*Secret Santa Workshop: My class will be going to the Secret Santa Workshop on Wednesday, December 12th and Thursday December 13th in the morning. If your child attends in the afternoon we will walk them down on Wednesday or Thursday. If you would like for your child to purchase items for gifts please send them with money in an envelope labeled with his/her name and also a list of who they should shop for.


*Preschool Christmas Party: Friday, December 21st from 10:00am to 11:00am. If your child does not attend school on Friday morning and you would like for them to attend, please drop them off at the preschool doors at 9:45am and pick them up at 11:00am at the preschool doors.


*Friday, December 21st: 11:30am Dismissal for full day children, if your child attends a.m. preschool they will be dismissed at 11:00.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year!



Christmas Celebration Wk 2....

posted Dec 7, 2018, 1:01 PM by Tracy Keane

A Christmas Celebration Wk 2...

What a wonderful time we are having learning about the letter C and the true meaning of Christmas.  Our week has been so full of festive activities this week, we made candy canes, painted and decorated Christmas trees, St. Nick and a few of his Elf helpers came to visit and we ended the week decorating and eating gingerbread cookies.   The kids have also been working really hard on their Christmas surprises and on all of our songs for the Christmas concert.  I am sure you will all enjoy it :)

Here is a look at our week ahead…


During circle time we will continue to practice our songs for the Christmas Concert, read Christmas books and make Christmas surprises (;


Monday ~ Gym

Center #1: Surprise Christmas Craft

Center #2: Sensory Bin~ Red/Green rice and Christmas toys.

Center #3: Free Play

Center #4: Letter C ~ We will turn the letter C into "Santa ~ Pete The Cat"


In the afternoon we will practice sorting and counting red/green objects and then use them to make a wreath.


Tuesday ~ Christmas Concert @ 10 a.m.

***If your child does not attend school on Tuesday morning please drop them off at the preschool doors at 9:45 a.m.  After the concert I will dismiss them out the preschool doors so please pick them up at the preschool doors. PLEASE REMEMBER TO HAVE THE CHILDREN WEAR THEIR PAJAMAS.


Library

In the afternoon we will continue to work on our Letter C ~ "Santa ~ Pete The Cat"


Wednesday ~ Santa Secret Shop for students that bring money!

Center #1: Surprise Christmas Craft

Center #2: Sensory Bin~ Red/Green rice and Christmas toys.

Center #3: Free Play

Center #4: Letter C ~ We will turn the letter C into "Santa ~ Pete The Cat"


In the afternoon we will coloring a cup of hot chocolate.


Thursday ~ Santa Secret Shop for students that bring money!

Music


Center #1: Surprise Christmas Craft

Center #2: Sensory Bin~ Red/Green rice with objects that begin with the letter c

Center #3: Free Play

Center #4: We will practice tracing letter C and Christmas pictures with dry erase markers.


In the afternoon we will complete Religion Chapter 10 I take care of myself.


Friday

Library


Fun Friday


Have a great week!

Mrs. Keane


Christmas Celebration... Wk1

posted Nov 30, 2018, 12:04 PM by Tracy Keane   [ updated Nov 30, 2018, 12:05 PM ]

Our theme for the next three weeks will be Christmas Celebration.  The children are very excited and have begun to share stories about decorating their trees, their “Moving Elves” and most importantly what Santa will be bringing them on the “big day.”  We will be learning about the letter C, reading Christmas books, making Christmas projects, and learning about how Jesus’ birthday is on Christmas day.  


Here is a look at our week ahead…


During circle time each day we will practice our songs for the Christmas Concert, read Christmas books and talk about the meaning of Christmas!  This week we will also be working very hard on some special “surprise” Christmas crafts :)


Monday

Gym

Center #1: Surprise Christmas Craft

Center #2: Sensory Bin~ Red/Green paper and fancy scissors to practice our cutting skills

Center #3: Free Play

Center #4: Letter C Candy Cane


In the afternoon we will complete Religion Chapter 9 "God Made People."


Tuesday

Library


Center #1: Surprise Christmas Craft

Center #2: Sensory Bin~ Red/Green paper and fancy scissors to practice our cutting skills

Center #3: Free Play

Center #4: Center #1: Surprise Christmas Craft


In the afternoon we will complete an I Spy Letter C sheet


Wednesday

SXU Lesson


Center #1: Surprise Christmas Craft

Center #2: Sensory Bin~ Red/Green paper and fancy scissors to practice our cutting skills

Center #3: Free Play


In the afternoon we will make a candy cane ornament with red/white beads.


Thursday

Music

Center #1: Surprise Christmas Craft

Center #2: Sensory Bin~ Red/Green paper and fancy scissors to practice our cutting skills

Center #3: Free Play

Center #4: We will practice tracing letter C and Christmas pictures with dry erase markers.


In the afternoon we will sort skittles so we can use them to decorate a Christmas Tree.


Friday

Today I will read "The Gingerbread Man" and then we will decorate gingerbread-man sugar cookies. Yummy!!


Fun Friday


Have a great week!

Mrs. Keane


Doctors & Dentists ~ Our Community Helpers....

posted Nov 20, 2018, 12:56 PM by Tracy Keane

I hope everyone enjoyed the Thanksgiving Break!  Our Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Feast was a lot of fun and the children loved dressing up as Pilgrims and Native Americans.  You can check the photo tab under “November Pictures” for photos from the feast as well as numerous other activities.

This week we will start a new theme, “Doctors & Dentists ~ Our Community Helpers.”  We will learn about the letter Dd and we will be discussing what role doctors, dentists, firefighters, police officers, nurses, etc…play in our community. It will be a fun week!  


**Please be sure to check your child's folder this week as several papers will be coming home, including my December Newsletter!!


Here is a list the other papers going home, please take some time to go through them…


*Newsletter

* December Scholastic Book Order ~ If you are ordering books as a present, please make sure to let me know so I can hide them when sending them home.  

*In School - field trip information

*Christmas Concert ~ Our Christmas Concert is Tuesday, December 11th ~ please fill out the bottom portion and return to school by 12/7.  We will be busy practicing until then :).

*Vet for a day!  On Friday, 11/30 the children may bring in one stuffed animal to play vet with during free play.


Here is a look at our week ahead…


Monday

Gym!  

Center #1: Playdough

Center #2: Imagination Station

Center #3: Letter D Dalmation ~ we will make a Dalmatian from the letter D.

This week we will be working on a few projects for our door/hall display for the upcoming Christmas season.


In the afternoon we will be making a mouth full of teeth using marshmallows (:


Tuesday

Library

Center #1: Magna Tiles/Animals

Center #2: Imagination Station

Center #3: Letter D Dalmation ~ we will make a Dalmatian from the letter D.

This week we will be working on a few projects for our door/hall display for the upcoming Christmas season.


In the afternoon we will make an edible firetruck using goodies such as graham crackers, red frosting...


Wednesday

SXU Speech Lesson

Center #1: Pre-writing practice mats using dry erase markers

Center #2: Free Play

Center #3 Police Hats ~We will be making police hats to wear home.

This week we will be working on a few projects for our door/hall display for the upcoming Christmas season.


In the afternoon we will use Bingo Stampers to complete an "I Spy Letter D."


Thursday

Center #1:  Free Play

Center #2: Prewriting practice using dry erase markers

Center #3: Police Hats ~We will be making police hats to wear home.

This week we will be working on a few projects for our door/hall display for the upcoming Christmas season.


In the afternoon we will make a doctor bag craft.


Friday

Fun Friday


Center #1: Religion Chapter 8 ~ "I Help Take Care Of The World"

Free Play ~ “Vet For The Day” ~ The children are welcome to bring in one stuffed animal to play Veterinarian  




Have A Great Week!!!

Mrs. Keane

Turkey Talk...

posted Nov 9, 2018, 9:24 AM by Tracy Keane   [ updated Nov 19, 2018, 9:18 AM ]

We had so much fun this past weeks learning about leaves!! The kids really enjoyed learning new fall songs and acting out raking and jumping in a pile of leaves, be sure to ask them to teach you our songs. Hopefully they can remember (;


The year is flying by I can't believe Thanksgiving is already so near!!!  Over the next two weeks we will be discussing Thanksgiving and all of the things we have to be thankful for.  The theme is “Turkey Talk” and we will be learning about the letter T and what it means to be thankful.


Here is a look at our week ahead…


Monday

Gym!  

Center #1: Legos

Center #2: Imagination Station

Center #3: Letter T Turkey ~ we will add feathers to our letter T to make a Turkey.

Center #4: Art Projects: We will be making a Turkey headband and working on a few other Thanksgiving projects.


We will decorate a fall picture using bingo stampers.  


Tuesday

Library

Center #1: Magna Tiles/Animals

Center #2: Imagination Station

Center #3:  Letter T Turkey ~ we will add feathers to our letter T to make a Turkey.

Center #4: Art Projects: We will be making a Turkey headband and working on a few other Thanksgiving projects.


In the afternoon we will create an edible turkey using graham crackers. Yumm


Wednesday

SXU Speech Lesson

Center #1: Pre-writing practice mats using dry erase markers

Center #2: Free Play

Center #3 Letter T Turkey ~ we will add feathers to our letter T to make a Turkey.

Center #4: Art Projects: We will be making a Turkey headband and working on a few other Thanksgiving projects.


In the afternoon we begin making fall necklaces.


Thursday

Center #1:  Free Play

Center #2: Art Project: Thankful Turkey

Center #3: Prewriting practice using dry erase markers

Center #4: Art Projects: We will be making a Turkey headband and working on a few other Thanksgiving projects.


In the afternoon we will trace a turkey with markers and then color it in using crayons.



Friday

Fun Friday ~ Edible Turkeys

We will finish up all of our art projects, free play and play freeze dance.


Looking ahead to next week…


Monday

Gym!  

Center #1: Legos

Center #2: Imagination Station

Center #3: Art Project: We will be making a Thanksgiving Turkey.


In the afternoon we will complete Religion.  


Tuesday~ Music

11:30am Dismissal ~ AM Preschool will still be dismissed at 11:00am children that are normally full day will be dismissed at 11:30 with the rest of the school.  There is no afternoon preschool.


Parent Teacher Conferences are today.  If you signed up for a conference I will see you later on.  All are welcome to schedule a conference, but please come only if you have questions/concerns for me about your child.  It is still early in our preschool year and all evaluations will be done in January and report cards will go home at the end of January.


Save the Date!!

The Preschool Christmas Concert will be Tuesday, December 11th at 10 a.m. and all children are welcome!!!  More information and a formal invitation will be sent home with the December Newsletter.


No school Wednesday/Thursday/Friday

Enjoy the long Thanksgiving Break

Mrs. Keane

The Leaves Are Changing....

posted Nov 5, 2018, 7:17 AM by Tracy Keane

What  a busy week we had!!!  The Halloween Parade was so much fun!  All of the kids looked adorable in their costumes :)  Thank you to all that volunteered and sent goodies in for the Halloween Party the kids seemed to really enjoy themselves!!! Check out some of our October Photos on the Photo Gallery Tab above.


This week we will be learning about the letter L and our theme is “The Leaves Are Changing.”  We will have leaves and in the sensory bin and fall colors at the easel, for the kids to paint colorful fall scenes. Hopefully the weather will cooperate this week so that we can take a few nature walks to collect colorful leaves.


A Few Reminders


The children that bring money for the book fair will be going to the Book Fair on Monday/Tuesday morning.  If your child attends school on Monday morning, they are welcome to bring in money and I will take those kids with money to the book fair.  Please have the money in an envelope with your child’s name on it.   


Here is a look at our week ahead…


Monday

Gym/Book Fair

Center #1: Legos

Center #2: Imagination Station

Center #3: Letter L lion we will be making a lion from the letter L

Art Projects: Letter L lion & we will begin working on a few Thanksgiving Day projects.


In the afternoon we will complete a leaf coloring sheet and then use skittles to practice sorting.


Tuesday

Library

Center #1: Magna Tiles/Animals

Center #2: Imagination Station

Center #3: Letter L Lion

Center #4: Pre-writing sheets

Art Projects: Letter L lion, Thanksgiving Projects


In the afternoon we will be color our letter L crown.


Wednesday

SXU Speech Lesson

Center #1: Pre-writing practice mats using dry erase markers

Center #2: Free Play

Center #3 :Letter L Lion

Center #4: Playdough

Art Projects: Letter L lion, Thanksgiving Projects

In the afternoon we will complete Religion Chapter 7, God Made The World.


Thursday

Music

Center #1:  Free Play

Center #2: Pre-writing mats using dry erase markers

Center #3: We will “Spy the Letter L” using bingo dotters.

Art Projects: Letter L Lion, Thanksgiving Projects


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



Friday~ Fun Friday

Center #1: Finish all projects

Center #2: Free Play


In the afternoon we will be making a Fall Scene craft.


Have A Great Week!!!

Mrs. Keane


Happy Halloween Wk 2......

posted Oct 29, 2018, 9:20 AM by Tracy Keane   [ updated Oct 30, 2018, 5:43 AM ]

We have been having so much fun learning about the letter H and making Halloween crafts, singing songs and reading books and will continue to do so this week.   As you know the kids are extremely excited about Halloween and talk about it often!!!  :)

“Here is a look at our week ahead:

At the easel we will have black  paint and white  for the kids to paint Halloween spider and in our sensory bin will have spooky Halloween items.

Monday~Gym

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

Center #2: Art Project: Halloween Monster

Center #3: Free Play

Center #4: Art Project: This week we will be making a Halloween monster.

In the afternoon we will continue to work on our Halloween monsters and do a Halloween coloring page.


Tuesday ~ Library

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

Center #2: Art Project: Halloween Monster

Center #3: Easel Painting

Center #4 Make “Room On The Broom” headbands.

 In the afternoon we will complete a “Room On The Broom” coloring page.


Wednesday

Halloween party from 10 -11 a.m.  If your child does not attend school on Tuesday mornings they are welcome to attend the party.  Please drop them off at the preschool blue, door #6 at 9:50 and pick them up  at 11:00 a.m.   

 *If your child would like to pass out a treat or piece of candy to the class please send it with your child in the morning and we will put them in our treat bags we made at school!

*If your child is staying the whole day, please remember to send them with a change of clothes or have them wear clothes under their costume in case they want to change out of the costume they are wearing.

*Please remember to label all parts of your child's costume!

In the afternoon we will watch a Halloween movie.


Thursday ~ Music

Center #1: Pre-writing practice mats using dry erase markers

Center #2: Free Play

Center #3: Candy Corn bingo stamper sheet

Center #4: Play dough

In the afternoon we will complete Religion Chapter Religion Chapter 23 “All Saints.”


Friday

Center #1:Finish All Projects

Free Play

In the afternoon we will play “Pin The Hat On The Witch”

The Book Fair Starts this weekend! It is open after every Mass this weekend in the red tile vestibule.  Family Night is Monday night.  Our class will be going on Monday, November 5th in the morning.  If you would like your child to purchase a book please send them with money in an envelope, labeled with his/her name.  

Have a great week!

Mrs. Keane

Happy Halloween Week 1...

posted Oct 19, 2018, 1:04 PM by Tracy Keane


The past two weeks have been filled with pumpkin activities!!!  We carved pumpkins and tasted the seeds, made an edible square pumpkin, performed an “exploding pumpkin” experiment and to top it off we made pumpkin pie in a cup!!!  Be sure to check the October, Photo Gallery tab to see everything in action!!!

Our new theme for the next two weeks is Happy Halloween. We will be learning about the letter H and doing fun Halloween activities!!!!  This is a two week theme and one that the children really love!!! We are really excited as well, because the kids have been talking about Halloween and their costumes for that last two weeks!! :)


At the easel we will have black paper and white paint for the kids to paint ghosts and our sensory bin will have orange/black paper with fancy scissors to practice cutting.


Monday

Gym

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

Center #2: Letter H - We will be making a Haunted House from the letter H

Center #3: Free Play

Center #4: Art Project: This week we will be decorating our Halloween Party treat bags.


In the afternoon we will do a Religion Chapter 6.


Tuesday

Library

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

Center #2: Letter H - We will be making a Haunted House from the letter H

Center #3: Easel Painting

Center #4: Art Project: This week we will be decorating our Halloween Party treat bags.

Free Play


In the afternoon we will be using bingo dotters to spy the letter H.


Wednesday


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

Center #2: Letter H- We will be making a Haunted House from the letter H

Center #3: Easel Painting

Center #4: Art Project: This week we will be decorating our Halloween Party treat bags and will begin making Halloween witches.


In the afternoon we will practice counting using candy corn :)


Thursday ~ Music


Center #1: Pre-writing practice mats using dry erase markers

Center #2: Free Play

Center #3: Letter H- We will be making a Haunted House from the letter H

Center #4: Art Project: This week we will be decorating our Halloween Party treat bags and making Halloween witches.


In the afternoon we will make edible monsters using graham crackers.


Friday~ Fun Friday


Center #1:Finish All Projects

Free Play


Today we will do a science an “Expanding Ghost” science experiment using vinegar and baking soda.


Have a great week!

Mrs. Keane

Pumpkin Party Wk 2...

posted Oct 13, 2018, 7:16 AM by Tracy Keane


Our field trip to the pumpkin patch was chilly, but I think the children enjoyed it!!! Be sure to take a peek at all the photos on the Photo Gallery tab above and then click on my October link!!!



The kids have been working really hard on so many things!!!  Each day they come into the classroom they have to find their names to hang their backpacks, hang up their coats, take their folder out and place it into a bin and then find their name card on a table and place that into a bin.  I am so impressed at how well they are doing with each of these tasks!!  We ask that you continue to work with them at home on taking coats on and off and please have them try to zip/button their coats themselves as they get so excited when they can do these thinngs on their own!!! :)   I would also ask that you continue to reinforce how important it is to keep our hands to ourselves and to share with our friends!!  Thank you again for the continued support at home!!!


Here is a look at our week ahead…


We will continue working on the letter P and exploring and learning all about pumpkins.  This past week we had so much fun getting our hands messy when we took the seeds out of a pumpkin be sure to take a look at some of the photos!! The coming week will also be filled with fun activities and experiments using pumpkins.


This week at our easel we will have orange and green paint to paint pumpkins and in our sensory bin we will have pumpkins and beans.


Monday ~ PE

Center #1: Pumpkin ~ Prewriting practice mats using dry erase markers

Center #2: Free Play

Center #3: Sensory Bin

Center #4: Art Projects: This week we will be reading "Spookley The Square Pumpkin"and making our own Spookley craft.


In the afternoon we will decorate a pumpkin using stampers.

Tuesday ~ Library

Center #1: Pumpkin ~ Prewriting practice mats using dry erase markers

Center #2: Letter P Crown

Center #3: Sensory Bin

Center #4: Art Projects: This week we will be reading "Spookley The Square Pumpkin"and making our own Spookley craft.



In the afternoon we will make an edible Spookley craft, Yum!!!


Wednesday~

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

Center #2: Magna Tiles/Animals

Center #3: Imagination Station

Center #4: Art Projects: This week we will be reading "Spookley The Square Pumpkin"and making our own Spookley craft.



In the afternoon we will practice writing our names, letters and shapes in shaving cream.


Thursday ~ Music

Center #1: Art Project

Center #2: Sensory Bin

Center #3: Play Dough

Center #4: Easel

In the morning we will dig seeds from a mini pumpkin and then create a "pumpkin explosion" when we complete a science experiment using vinegar and baking soda, the kids will love it!


In the afternoon we will practice counting using pumpkin seeds.


Friday

In the morning we will be making pumpkin pie in a cup :)

Free Play


In the afternoon we will have a pumpkin seed name hunt.


Have a great week!!

Mrs. Keane


Pumpkin Party Wk 1...

posted Oct 9, 2018, 9:20 AM by Tracy Keane

We had so much fun the last two week learning about Apples.  We tasted them, painted with them and we even made applesauce!!!  We hope you enjoy all of the Apple projects that are coming home!!!


October is a busy month please make sure to check your child's folder as quite a few papers went home last week.  My October Newsletter, Information regarding our Halloween Party/Parade, the Scholastic Book Order Flyers and information regarding picture retakes.   Please take some time to review all the papers and let me know if you have any questions.



Here is a look at our week ahead…


This week at our easel we will have orange paint to paint pumpkins and bean/ pumpkins in our sensory bin.


Monday ~ No School


Tuesday ~ Pajama Day

Library

Center #1: Pumpkin ~ Prewriting practice mats using dry erase markers

Center #2: Letter P ~ Pig

Center #3: Sensory Bin

Art Project: Letter P

Free Play


In the afternoon we will complete an I Spy Letter P sheet and continue to work on our letter P pigs.


Wednesday ~ Wacky Wednesday dress day


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

Center #2: Magna Tiles/Animals

Center #3: Imagination Station

Center #4: Letter P Pig

Center #5: We will be painting an orange pumpkin for our hallway display


We will practice tracing by tracing the letter p & a pig with marker then color the pig in with crayons.



Thursday ~ Jersey day ~ wear your favorite sports/college jersey

Center #1: Art Project

Center #2: Sensory Bin

Center #3: Play Dough

Free Play


In the afternoon we will complete Religion Chapter 3 “Jesus Is The Good Shepard” & complete a coloring sheet.



Friday~ St. Linus Spirit Wear

Field Trip

In the morning we will complete any unfinished projects from the week and then head to our first field trip for the afternoon.  (:


Have A Great Week.

Mrs. Keane


Apples, Apples, Apples... Wk 2

posted Oct 1, 2018, 7:06 AM by Tracy Keane


Apples, Apples, Apples, we have been having so much fun with our Apple activities!!  We have been painting, tracing, tasting and coloring apples this past week. Thank you to those of you that sent in apples to help with our activities!!!!  During week 2 of our Apple theme we will continue to work on recognizing the letter A and the sound it makes, singing apple songs and making apple projects!!!


Here is a look at our week ahead…


In our sensory tub we will have red/yellow/green paper and fancy scissors to practice cutting.  At the painting easel there will be red, yellow, and green paint for the children to paint apples.  During circle time we will continue to learn apple songs, letter a songs and talk about apples.


Monday~Gym

Center #1: Apple~ Pre-writing practice mats using dry erase markers

Center #2: Apple Art ~ we will decorate an apple with red/green construction paper

Center #3:  Imagination Station

Center #4: Animals/Farm


In the afternoon we will trace the letter A and an apple with marker and then color the apple with crayons.


Tuesday ~ Library


Center #1: Apple~ Pre-writing practice mats using dry erase markers

Center #2: Apple Art ~ we will decorate and apple with red/green const. paper

Center #3: Imagination Station

Center #4: Dinosaurs/blocks


In the afternoon we will complete an apple counting page.


Wednesday

In the morning we will be making applesauce in our crockpot


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

Center #2: Magna Tiles/Animals

Center #3: Imagination Station

Center #4: Art Project:  Apple Core~we will will decorate an apple core


In the afternoon we complete Religion Chapter 4 "My Name Is Special" and taste our applesauce.


Thursday ~ Music


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

Center #2: Magna Tiles/Animals

Center #3: Imagination Station

Center #4: Art Project:  Apple Core~we will will decorate an apple core and a piece of corn with for our Fall scene in the hallway..


In the afternoon we will decorate a letter A sheet with red circles while we enjoy some Apple Cheerios.


Friday ~ Fun Friday


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

Center #2: Magna Tiles/Animals

Center #3: Imagination Station

Center #4: Apple seed counting sheet

In the afternoon we will complete an apple coloring page and play pass the apple!!!


Have a great week!


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