Summer Break

Thank you for a great school year! It did not end like we all had wanted it to but I am so blessed to have spent my first year teaching your children. I hope everyone has a safe, fun, and healthy summer!

Ms. Haslage

Twister Friday!

We learned how to play the game Twister! This game helps us learn left and right while listening to directions! Each team took turns spinning the spinner while the other team played!

Challenge Island!

We had our first “reverse field trip”! Ms. Teri from Challenge Island came in to teach us about Antarctica and penguins. We learned about the location, climate, and natural habitats of penguins. Did you know penguins waddle, hop, and toboggan to help move through snow? We were assigned to a tribe and got to wear cool tribe bandanas and face paint! Once our tribe was together we designed a penguin toboggan ride using different materials. Then it was time to test our toboggan on the ramps! We added weights to see if our toboggan would move fast or slow! We can’t wait for our next Challenge Island in March!

 

Catholic School Week

This week was a very important week at our school because it was Catholic School Week! Each day we focused on a different topic. On Monday, we focused on our community and made valentines for Elmcroft nursing home. Tuesday we focused on our students and celebrated by having a dance party with glow sticks and balloons! Wednesday we focused on our nation by reading I Pledge Allegiance by Pat Mora. Thursday we focused on vocations and played Bible Bingo! Friday we focused on our staff and visited Kindergarten! This has been a great week! 

Fishing for ice

Our science experiment this week required us to fish for ice cubes with a piece of string! We were not able to pick up any ice cubes with just the string. We added a sprinkle of salt on top of the ice cube and used our string again to pick up ice cubes! It was a fun experiment.

I am not just a box!

This week we are learning about using our imagination! We began our day by reading Not a Box by Antoinette Portis. We learned we can use our imaginations to turn a box into something else! We turned our boxes into houses, rocketships, unicorns, horses, and garbage cans. Here are some pictures of our work.

Last day celebrations!

We celebrated our last day before winter break by watching Polar Express and drinking hot chocolate in our jammies! SJS Preschool wants to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!