We are learning the letter “F” during the week of Valentine’s day! We created fish out of the letter F, practiced writing and tracing the letter F, and talked about what sound the letter F makes.
Our Jolly Phonics song is about a floating fish, which is really funny to sing! We read “Rainbow Fish” and then made our own rainbow fish.
We also read a book about firefighters and fire trucks. Then created firetrucks of our own!
Star(s) of the Week!
From now until the end of school, two students per week will get to present a poster they’ve made at home with family that is all about themselves.
These posters include some of the child’s favorite things to do, places he/she has been, pictures of family/friends, and anything else he/she would like to share with the class. We are having so much fun learning new things about the friends we’ve made over our time at school!
So far; Thomas, Josie, and Ms. Hennigan have all shared their posters with the class and we’ve loved getting to know more about each of them!
Book of the Week
“U” is for…
We learned the letter U in the last week of January. We talked about how things would look if we were upside down. We talked about what it would be like to walk around upside down, read upside down, and play upside down. To see what it was like, we drew “upside down art” by taping our papers to the bottom of the tables and trying to draw something in our imaginations! It was so much fun!
We also made unicorns and umbrellas. We used our fine motor skills to try and drop raindrops on our umbrella art with eyedroppers, which was a lot of fun, too!
Words of the Week
Under The Sea
During Catholic Schools’ Week, we learned the letter “O”. Leading up to Catholic Schools’ week, we learned the letter “U”.
The theme for the primary unit was “Under the Sea”. We made scuba divers and the kids told us what they would most like to see while they were swimming in the sea. Each child made an octopus, making tentacles with cheerios. We counted three cheerios on each of our eight tentacles to practice our counting.
Meet Your Teacher
About Ms. Hennigan
Hello! My name is Anne Hennigan and I am the Preschool 3’s teacher here at St. Mary! This is my second year at St. Mary Riverside and I am very excited to begin the school year.
I grew up in Naperville, Illinois and currently reside in Westchester. I taught full-day Preschool for 4 years at a school in Wheaton, Illinois before coming to St. Mary’s School in Riverside. In my free time, I like to spend time with family and friends, see live music, and enjoy going to Chicago sporting events. I am very excited to get the school year started and look forward to learning more about my Preschool families soon!
Art Class fun!
During the last week of September, we talked a lot about shapes and colors. During art class with Mrs. Johnson, the students got an opportunity to primary colors & saw what new colors they could make by mixing 2-3 colors together.
Spanish with Language Stars!
We had our first Spanish class with Ms. Elizabeth from Language Stars on Monday, September 12. She had so many new words for us to learn and some fun songs, too!
Ms. Elizabeth has so much to teach us this year and we cannot wait to see what is in store during our Spanish classes!
Meeting our 4th Grade Buddies!
We met some of our fourth grade buddies and did an activity with them. We talked about how we will walk in the light of Jesus and make good decisions.