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Welcome to Preschool at St. Joseph Catholic School! 

I am so excited to be your child’s preschool teacher this year!

This is my sixth year at St. Joseph Catholic School and I am looking

forward to helping your child grow, and learn,

and have fun this year.

I have been a preschool teacher in Libertyville for over 25 years,

and am passionate about helping young children learn.

I believe children learn best with hands-on experiences and

help facilitate their many different learning styles

in a kind and nurturing setting.

We will have an amazing year together meeting new friends, sharing new

discoveries, and learning new skills everyday.

Our instructional aide, Mrs. Tina Truskowski, has much experience in the classroom

after being a aide at St. Joseph Catholic School for over 15 years!

Together, we help build positive relationships with children to help foster

growth and confidence in a caring classroom community.

We are both looking forward to sharing a wonderful year with your child.


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Welcome to Our Bunch!






We โ€œdecoratedโ€ our painted trees today! ๐ŸŽ„ Added the Star at top! ๐ŸŒŸ
Easel painting our trees ๐ŸŽ„ Vertical surfaces help promote wrist, arm, and finger strength and dexterity that we need for all our work at school! 
The Story of the Nativity โญ๏ธ. During Advent one way to prepare for Jesus is to out up the Nativity scene in our homes. Preschoolers listened to The Christmas Story, which told of the significance of the Star of Bethlehem! We look forward to the children using our nativity and the book to retell the story of the First Christmas! So sorry we forgot pics of both classes Star project today! Stay tuned! ๐ŸŒŸ
Hands-on Investigation: Fizzy Star Science ๐ŸŒŸ We love creating opportunities for the children to use scientific tools in a hands-on setting! Working in teams, preschoolers followed multi-step directions to carry out this experiment today! They made observations and discoveries as they combined 2 simple ingredients: baking soda & vinegar! Ask us what happened!
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Write the Room! ๐ŸŒŸ Have to admit! I love finding places to put these up in our room! And the preschoolers so enjoy locating them all! Todayโ€™s challenge had us matching up 26 lowercase stars on our uppercase recording sheet!  ๐Ÿ‘ ๐ŸŒŸ ๐Ÿ‘  Super work here! Building alphabet knowledge and problem solving skills! We discovered we can use several alphabet charts in our room if we needed help!
Feliz Navidad means Merry Christmas! We used traditional maracas to sing along with โ€œFeliz Navidadโ€! Preschool Plus had fun practicing other words in Spanish, too! We counted to ten and did our Rudolph poem using color words in Spanish! Azul, Amarillo, Rosa, Verde! Preschoolers enjoyed listening to Tomie dePaolaโ€™s story, Las Posadas, the tradition in which Mary and Joseph go from door to door searching for lodging on Christmas Eve. We created beautiful Poinsettia Christmas ornaments to decorate our tree! Muy Bonita! 
Letter K is for koala, key, keychain, kangaroo, keyboard, kitten, koozie, Kings, kettle, katydid, Kit Kat
Gingerbread Man  This special literacy unit has us reading, comparing and contrasting various texts of the same folktale! Preschoolers are loving the different characters, settings (we learned a lot about the desert!), and endings! Super fun discovering skills in retelling, comprehension, language, and listening! More to come!
โ€œWho can fill up their ornament first?โ€ This was a popular one during Choice Time today! We practiced many math skills, such as subitizing, counting, one to one, comparing and had a blast cheering each other on! We also turned these game boards into colorful classroom decorations by cutting them out and placing them on our door! ๐ŸŽ„ 
Preschool enjoyed learning about St. Nicholas, the man who secretly spent his life helping the poor! He gave gifts on Christmas Eve to remind people of the greatest gift of all, Jesus! We compared St. Nicholasโ€™ visits on December 6 to Sinter Klaas in the Netherlands! Both placed small treats in shoes! The children did an awesome job of cutting and assembling their St. Nicholas puzzle today. 

Storytime STEAM and the Gingerbread Man! We listened to this fave folktale and weโ€™re challenged to build a bridge to help the Gingerbread Man cross the river safely! Our teams each received their own props to test their structure, built with a selection of various materials! We finished our class with a Gingerbread Man video with a surprise ending!