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Virtus Training

All parents who wish to volunteer at school/class parties or attend any field trips must attend a Virtus Training course.  St. Linus is offering two classes in September:
Wednesday, September 27th @ 6:30pm
Thursday, September 28th @ 9:30am
They will be held in the Cardiff Center.  Please call the St. Linus rectory to register.


Apples, Apples, Apples Week 2...

posted Sep 22, 2017, 11:24 AM by Tracy Keane   [ updated ]


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  will be apple scented water and apples to play with.  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, and read books by our author, Laura Numeroff.


Monday

Gym

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

Center #2: Playdough and Apple mats.

Center #3: Imagination Station

Center #4: Animals/Farm

Art Project:  Apple Stamp Painting ~ We will be cutting into an apple to find the “star” and then  we will use it to paint.


In the afternoon we will be complete Religion Chapter 4


Tuesday ~ Happy Birthday, Johnny Appleseed!

Today we will celebrate Johnny Appleseed’s Birthday.  We have been learning about him through books and we are excited to celebrate him today!  Instead of eating cake for his birthday, we will be making homemade apple chips :)

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

Center #2: Green play dough with apple tree mats

Center #3: Art Project: Johnny Appleseed wore a pot on his head as he traveled over the United States so he wouldn’t have to carry it.  Our special Birthday Crowns will be a pot!


In the afternoon we will have an apple hunt, the kids will have to find the hidden apple with their name on it.


Wednesday SXU Lesson


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 be will create an apple core by sponge/finger painting.


In the afternoon the children will transform a paper plate into an apple.


Thursday

In the morning we will making applesauce in our crockpot

Center #1: Pre-writing practice sheet to take home

Center #3:Green Play Dough with apple tree mat


In the afternoon we will continue with our art projects and taste our applesauce.


Friday

Library


Center #1:

Center #2: Fun Friday ~ Apple Playdough with apple tree playdough mats

Center #3: Free Play:


In the afternoon we will play pass the apple!!!


Have a great week!


Apples, Apples, Apples...

posted Sep 17, 2017, 6:36 PM by Tracy Keane   [ updated Sep 17, 2017, 6:46 PM ]

As the season of Fall starts, apples is a great theme to get us ready!  Apples, Apples, Apples, will be our theme for the next two weeks!  We will focus on the letter Aa and we will be doing several apple activities, science experiments, and apple art projects.  


~Last Friday the SXU Speech teachers were here doing speech screenings if you returned the permission slip.  All of the children received a permission slip and they will finish up screening this week.  Once they are finished, a letter will be going home from them letting you know the results.  


Reminders:

***Tuesday September 19th is picture day. If your child does not attend school on that day you may bring them in to have their picture taken.

**I am asking each child could please bring in one apple this week to help with all the apple activities I have planned.  Thank You!


Here is a look at our week ahead…


In our sensory tub we will have red and green rice and things that begin with the letter A.  At the painting easel there will be red, yellow, and green paint for the children to paint apples.  During circle time we will learn apple songs, read our author, Laura Numeroff, books, and play letter A games.


Monday ~ Gym


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

Center #2: Letter A Alligator.

Center #3:  Imagination Station

Center #5: Animals/Farm


In the afternoon we will be working on a mini apple counting book.


Tuesday ~Music/ Picture Day - Please be sure to send the order form and money in with your child


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

Center #2: Green play dough with apple tree mats

Center #3: Letter A Alligator

Center #4: Red/Yellow/Green legos

Center 5: Making shapes with wicky sticks


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


Wednesday:


**Today a permission slip will be coming home for an “in school” field trip.  Mother Goose will be coming to St. Linus on October 19th to put on her “Teensy Tiny Halloween” show.  We have had Mother Goose come to St. Linus many times and she always does a wonderful job and the children love it!!  We are so excited to see her Halloween show.  The form and the payment of $3.00 will have to be returned by Friday, Oct. 6th.  The form will also explain what to do in case your child does not attend school on Thursday mornings.


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

Center #2: Magna Tiles/Animals

Center #3: Imagination Station

Center #4: Coffee Filter apples ~ we will use markers to color coffee filters then spray them with water to see what happens!!


In the afternoon we will continue with our art projects and do a science experiment by soaking apples in different solutions to see what happens. :)


Thursday

Center #1: Pre-writing practice sheet to take home

Center #2: Red/Yellow/Green “Apple” Sort

Center #3: Green Play Dough with apple tree mat

Art Project: Coffee Filter apples ~ we will use markers to color coffee filters then spray them with water to see what happens!!


In the afternoon we will taste red, yellow and green apples and graph our favorite..


Friday

Library

Center #1: Religion Chapter 3 ~ Jesus Is The Good Shepherd.

Center #2: Fun Friday ~ Playdough with apple tree playdough mats


In the afternoon we will play pass the apple!!!


Have a great week!

Brown Bear, Brown Bear...

posted Sep 11, 2017, 5:06 AM by Tracy Keane

This past week we had so much fun learning about the letter S and “Our Five Senses.”  We had an instrument parade to use our sense of hearing, squishy painted the sun with our hands, played guess that smell and then sorting and of course tasting skittles.  Then we used all of our senses when we popped popcorn in our Air Popper.  I think they enjoyed tasting it the most!!!  :)

This week we will learn about the letter B and our theme is Brown Bear, Brown Bear from the book written by Eric Carle.  We will be painting bears at our easel and have beans and characters from the book Brown Bear in our sensory tub.


Important News...


Just a few reminders:

**Today is the last day to order Scholastic Books online, you can follow the link above if you would like to order

**I printed the parent contact sheet and will be sending home a copy this week.  If you did not add your name via the link on my blog by Sept. 8th your name will not be included.

** There is a student that has a nut/peanut allergy.  Please make sure you check your child’s folder for a note regarding this.


Here is a look at our week ahead…


Monday

PE

C1: Letter B Bee

C2: Care Bears/Blocks

C3: Imagination Station

C:4 Pre-writing sheet using dry erase markers


In the afternoon we will be painting Bears at our Easel and working on a letter B bingo dot sheet.


Tuesday

Music


C1: Magna tiles/care bears

C2:Pre-writing sheet using dry erase markers

C3: Imagination Station

C:4 Sensory bin

C:5 Art Project: Letter B Bee


In the afternoon we will sort skittles onto a sheet with the Brown Bear characters on it.


Wednesday


C1: Legos/Cars

C2:Magna/Tiles & animals

C3: Imagination Station

C4:Art Project: Letter B Bee/Brown Bear craft using Puffy paint

C5: Religion Chapter 2 My Teacher Welcomes Me


In the afternoon we will complete an “I Spy” the letter B sheet.


Thursday


C1: Playdough

C2: Letter B tracing page

C3: Blocks/Bears

C4: Imagination Station

Art Project: Brown Bear craft using puffy paint.


In the afternoon we will sort gummie bears by color and then color and graph the flavor we liked the most.


Friday

Library


Fun Friday ~ We will play Teddy Bear May I

Finish up art projects.


In the afternoon we will play Pass The Bear.


Have a great week!!!

Mrs. Keane





Our Five Senses...

posted Sep 1, 2017, 12:54 PM by Tracy Keane

The kids are doing a great job learning all the new routines and making friends!!  I am very impressed :)  I also wanted to let you know that in the afternoon’s we have a student from Marist High School,  Bob, that joins us each day for an hour or so.  He comes in to help us with any activities that we might be doing.


It is still a little warm in our class so please continue to dress the children for the warm weather and send a reusable, labeled water bottle.


This week our new theme is “Our Five Senses.”  We will be discussing our senses and engaging in activities related to our senses.  We will also be learning about the letter S. This week we will have sand in our sensory bin and be painting snakes at the easel.


As you know we have been doing quite a bit of singing. This week we will be learning to sing a song about our five senses.  Here is the song so you can help them sing it at home.

Five Senses (tune of Frere Jacques)

Five senses, five senses,

We have them, we have them.

Seeing, Hearing, Touching,

Tasting and Smelling.

There are 5! There are 5!


Just a few reminders...


*Please remember to label everything with your child's name.  (rest towel, water bottles, sweatshirts, lunch boxes)

*If your child will not be walking out the preschool doors at the end of the day, I will need a note or an email letting me know where he/she will be going.

*P.E. Class is on Monday.  Please have your child wear gym shoes.

*If your child is going to be absent, please call the office by 8:00am and let Mrs. Delisi know.  If you call before 7:30am, you can leave a voicemail for Mrs. Delisi.  

*Please remember that we do have peanut allergies in our room, so please do not send in peanuts or peanut butter with your child.  Thank you for your cooperation!

*If your child wants milk the order forms are due back Sept. 5th.


Here is a look at our week ahead…  This week is Homecoming week so wear your spirit wear!!


Monday - No School enjoy the day off!!


Tuesday ~ Dress in 80’s Work Out Gear

Music


C1: Legos/Animals

C2: Doll house

C3: Imagination Station

C:4 Pre-writing sheet~ tracing shapes and lines with dry erase markers to work on fine motor skills

C:5 Art Project: Letter S Snake~ we add spots using finger paints to make a snake from letter S


In the afternoon we will use our sense of hearing as we test out some musical instruments.


Wednesday ~ Dress For Success Day


C1: Letter S Snake

C2: Squishy Sun Art ~ we will use our sense of touch to squish red,yellow and orange paint together to create a sun

C3: Cars/Blocks

C4: Animals/Magna Tiles

C5: Imagination Station


In the afternoon we will use our sense of touch, sight to sort skittles, then we will become scientists and find out what happens if we add some water to our skittles.


Thursday ~ Dress for Hawaiian Beach Day


C1:We will play a game using our sense of smell.

C2: Squishy Sun Art ~ we will use our sense of touch to squish red,yellow and orange paint together to create a sun

C3: Blocks/Animals

C4: Legos

C5: Imagination Station


In the afternoon we will play a game using our sense of touch.


Friday ~ Wear your St. Linus Spirit wear

Library


We will pop popcorn from a popper to use our five senses to see the popcorn popping, touch the kernels, listen to it popping, smell the yummy popcorn and finally taste it!!!


In the afternoon we will play “Freeze Dance.”


Have a great week!!!

Mrs. Keane


Meeting and Making Friends Week 2.....

posted Aug 25, 2017, 11:55 AM by Tracy Keane


We had a great first week!!! The children seemed to really enjoy school and loved making new friends.  The kids have been working very hard on getting to know the class routines and daily schedules.  We have been practicing walking in a line in the hall, sitting on our carpet with criss cross legs and with our hands in our laps, helping our friends clean up when playtime is over, resting quietly… just to name a few  :)  We have been learning songs that go along with some of these routines, so perhaps if you ask, they just may be able to sing one :)  

This week we will continue to talk about the letter M, playing and sharing with our friends, what it means to be a friend and we will continue trying to learn all of our friends names!!!!



*****Wednesday several papers will be sent home as we begin our first full month, September.  Please take a few minutes to look through and read the papers and let me know if you have any questions.******



Just a few reminders:


** Parents are no longer allowed in the school through the preschool doors.  If you need to go into the office for any reason you will need to go in through the main office doors

** If your child will not be walking out the preschool doors at the end of the day, we need a note in their folder telling us where they will be going (with a sibling/extended).  If it is going to be the same schedule for the year, one note is fine




Please remember if you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to email me!!  tkeane@stlinusschool.org


Have a Great Week!!!!


Mrs. Keane


Meeting and Making Friends...

posted Aug 22, 2017, 7:32 AM by Tracy Keane

Meeting and Making New Friends!


It was so nice to meet so many of you at Open House and Pre-school Orientation!!!  We are ready for an exciting fun filled year!!!  Our theme for this week and next week is, Meeting and Making New Friends and we will also focus on the letter “M.”   The kids will be experiencing many things this week;  new friends and new routines to name a few, so I will not be surprised if they go home exhausted. :)


I also know the beginning of the school year can be overwhelming for parents so I wanted to list a few reminders:


  •  If you did not bring in your supplies you can send them with your child on their first day of school

  •  Many of the children will have the same backpacks, lunch bags, water bottles..

  • *** PLEASE label all of your child’s things with a Sharpie Marker it will eliminate any confusion.     

  • If your child will not be walking out the preschool doors at the end of the day, we need a note in their folder telling us where they will be going (with a sibling(grade &teacher)/extended).  If it is going to be the same schedule for the year, one note is fine



*I also wanted to let you know that we will be going to PE on Monday morning (please remember to have your child wear gym shoes on that day), Music on Tuesday morning, and Library on Friday mornings.

I hope these reminders help.  I am looking forward to a wonderful year!!!


Please remember if you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to email me!!  tkeane@stlinusschool.org


Let's have a great week!!!!!!


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