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PK3 has been studying the life cycle of butterflies over the last few weeks.  We learned that caterpillars, grow bigger, make a cocoon or chrysalis and then become beautiful butterflies.  This week our butterflies were ready to be released into nature.  See pictures in our Butterfly Gallery!
Butterfly   
 
Grandparents' Day in Mrs. Militello's Full Day Class
The PK-3 class had a wonderful time with all the visiting grandparents and grand-friends on May 3rd.

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Jelly Bean Scientists

Science chart     Today the PK 3 students were scientists. The children made predictions of what would happen to jelly beans if placed in bubbly water, vinegar, and salt water. How exciting it was to see the color dissolve from the jelly bean and change the color of the liquid!

 

                                              Jelly bean scientists   

 

 

 

Jelly bean scientists   Jelly bean scientists

Jelly bean scientists   Jelly bean scientists

 

The PK 3 children enjoyed making music with maracas under the direction of Ms. Robak. Today with children enjoyed singing "Shake your Egg."

The PK 3 children enjoyed making music with maracas under the direction of Ms. Robak. Today with children enjoyed singing "Shake your Egg."   The PK 3 children enjoyed making music with maracas under the direction of Ms. Robak. Today with children enjoyed singing "Shake your Egg."

The PK 3 children enjoyed making music with maracas under the direction of Ms. Robak. Today with children enjoyed singing "Shake your Egg."   playing maracas

 

Full Day and 1/2 Day PK 3 combined classes today for Valentine's Day Party.  Students enjoyed making a Heart Man, playing Bingo and heart counting.  There was also a delicious snack, a sensory table filled with hearts, listening to Valentine themed stories and playing "Bozo" buckets.  Thank you to all the parents that helped coordinate the party activities, supplies and volunteers for running a center.

Full Day and 1/2 Day PK 3 combined classes today for Valentine's Day Party.  Students enjoyed making a Heart Man, playing Bingo and heart counting.  There was also a delicious snack, a sensory table filled with hearts, listening to Valentine themed stories and playing "Bozo" buckets.  Thank you to all the parents that helped coordinate the party activities, supplies and volunteers for running a center.   Full Day and 1/2 Day PK 3 combined classes today for Valentine's Day Party.  Students enjoyed making a Heart Man, playing Bingo and heart counting.  There was also a delicious snack, a sensory table filled with hearts, listening to Valentine themed stories and playing "Bozo" buckets.  Thank you to all the parents that helped coordinate the party activities, supplies and volunteers for running a center.  Full Day and 1/2 Day PK 3 combined classes today for Valentine's Day Party.  Students enjoyed making a Heart Man, playing Bingo and heart counting.  There was also a delicious snack, a sensory table filled with hearts, listening to Valentine themed stories and playing "Bozo" buckets.  Thank you to all the parents that helped coordinate the party activities, supplies and volunteers for running a center.

Full Day and 1/2 Day PK 3 combined classes today for Valentine's Day Party.  Students enjoyed making a Heart Man, playing Bingo and heart counting.  There was also a delicious snack, a sensory table filled with hearts, listening to Valentine themed stories and playing "Bozo" buckets.  Thank you to all the parents that helped coordinate the party activities, supplies and volunteers for running a center.   Full Day and 1/2 Day PK 3 combined classes today for Valentine's Day Party.  Students enjoyed making a Heart Man, playing Bingo and heart counting.  There was also a delicious snack, a sensory table filled with hearts, listening to Valentine themed stories and playing "Bozo" buckets.  Thank you to all the parents that helped coordinate the party activities, supplies and volunteers for running a center.   Full Day and 1/2 Day PK 3 combined classes today for Valentine's Day Party.  Students enjoyed making a Heart Man, playing Bingo and heart counting.  There was also a delicious snack, a sensory table filled with hearts, listening to Valentine themed stories and playing "Bozo" buckets.  Thank you to all the parents that helped coordinate the party activities, supplies and volunteers for running a center.  

Full Day and 1/2 Day PK 3 combined classes today for Valentine's Day Party.  Students enjoyed making a Heart Man, playing Bingo and heart counting.  There was also a delicious snack, a sensory table filled with hearts, listening to Valentine themed stories and playing "Bozo" buckets.  Thank you to all the parents that helped coordinate the party activities, supplies and volunteers for running a center.Full Day and 1/2 Day PK 3 combined classes today for Valentine's Day Party.  Students enjoyed making a Heart Man, playing Bingo and heart counting.  There was also a delicious snack, a sensory table filled with hearts, listening to Valentine themed stories and playing "Bozo" buckets.  Thank you to all the parents that helped coordinate the party activities, supplies and volunteers for running a center.

 

Both PK3 classes enjoyed Winter activities inside our classroom. We read “The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats and then enjoyed our own snowy day in the PK3 classrooms.  We went skating and then had a snowball fight. First we prayed to Saint Lidwina, the patron saint of Ice Skaters. She was born in Holland in 1380.

Children skating and playing indoors with snowballs   Children skating and playing indoors with snowballs

Children skating and playing indoors with snowballs   

Children skating and playing indoors with snowballs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ice skating children

 

 

   Our Winter Wonderland Gallery is here:  

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   Watch our Snowball video
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The PK3 children enjoyed listening to the story Sneezy the Snowman  by Maureen Wright. Then we had great fun making our own melted Snowmen  using a mixture of shaving cream and glue! So fun and messy. 

Making a Snowman

 

 

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PK 3 students are making snowflakes using pasta noodles and glitter.  We are turning our room into a Winter Wonderland.

Preschoolers with glitter   Preschoolers with glitter

Preschoolers with glitter   Preschoolers with glitter

Preschoolers with glitter                     glitter star

Preschoolers with glitter   Preschoolers with glitter

 

Preschoolers and Kindergarteners began their celebration of Thanksgiving by attending a Prayer Service in church. The children brought non perishable food items to share with those in need. Following the prayer service the children enjoyed a Thanksgiving Feast with all the PK3 students adorned in Pilgrim and Native American costumes that they had constructed.

   

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Three Year Old Preschoolers went on a walking tour in church on All Saints Day. The children were looking for the Saints in the beautiful stain glass windows.  They know that a Saint loves and follows God always. We found St. Patrick, St. Francis, and St. Daniel.

Then we entered the main door of our school to discover the painted mural of our church, school,the pastor, Ascension students, and the Ursuline Sister. Mrs. Bracco shared the story of discovering this hidden historical mural.

   

   

   Discovering the mural.

 

 
Preschool getting ready for Halloween!  PK 3 getting their FEET painted to make Halloween ghosts.

   

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
PK3 Explores Pumpkins

We had a fun Pumpkin Sensory center this week.  We felt the smooth skin, the rough stem, knocked on the outside to hear the sound it made.  Then we opened the pumpkin!  The insides were cold and slimy.  It smelled like delicious pumpkin.  We pulled out the seeds and strings and pulp.  We squeezed it in our hands and it was wet and gooey.  We each counted out ten pumpkin seeds.

   

   

   

   

   

 

 

Today, the PK 3 children celebrated the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. In class we listened to a story about St. Francis and learned that he was a friend of animals. One day while teaching about Jesus the singing birds were so noisy that St. Francis asked them to be quiet. The birds were silent until he was finished preaching. St. Francis thanked the birds and then all the birds flew into the sky in the form of a cross.

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students are recognizing their names on name tags. Everyone's name is special to them!

   

 

We are singing a favorite song, "I'm Bringing Home a Baby Bumblebee!"

   

   

   

 

 

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